Weekly Porsche Wrap

Porsche Type 64 on it’s way to the States – I hadn’t realized it, but for the first time ever, Porsche Type 64 is leaving German soil. It will be part of the “Allure of the Automobile” exhibit Porsche is sponsoring in Atlanta. The exhibit runs from March 21 thru June 20, 2010. This presents potentially a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see what began it all at a location more close to home. Trying to figure out how to get there to see it myself. [Via PaddockTalk.com]

Porsche to hit the Endangered Species list – Unfortunately it’s not looking good for Porsche come 2016 here in the States. A new law could go into effect this May that would require all auto manufacturers to have a Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) of 41.4 mpg. This would impact models as soon as 2012. Porsche supposedly has a reprieve thru 2015, but after that…who knows. Another interesting one to watch. [Via TheTruthAboutCars.com]

Uwe Gemballa still missing, but the mystery is starting to come to resolution – Here’s what one blog had to say about new information surrounding Gemballa’s disappearance:

First came reports that the authorities had raided the Gemballa headquarters and seized the cars on the premises. Now further reports indicate that shortly before his disappearance, Uwe set up a second company with his 79-year-old mother as the sole shareholder, and granted his wife power of attorney to declare the principle company insolvent. The plot keeps thickening, and we doubt this will be the last we’ve heard of Gemballa and his trouble with the law.

Looks like there’s more to it than meets the eye. So far, I don’t know that anyone has the complete story, but will be interesting to see how this pans out. Too bad. Gemballa was a great tuner with some serious talent. [Via Luxist.com]

Other interesting articles worth reading:

  • 1978 Porsche 935/78 “Moby Dick” – Great documentary about the 1978 Porsche 935/78 fielded in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Read it here: Automotive.Speed.tv.
  • First Drive: 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo – A pretty good writeup of the 911 Turbo from a winter drive point of view. Read it here: NationalPost.com.