Weekly Porsche Wrap

Late again, but some cool stories and sites from last week.

50 years of Porsche Speedster ownership – This was a cool little story about Jim Giese who has owned his 1958 Speedster for nearly 50 years. He bought the car in October of 1960. He’s driven and enjoyed the car, including a fair amount of racing and a restoration. The story is pretty short and worth the read. The picture to the right is Jim in his Speedster. [Via StAugustine.com; Image: StAugustine.com]

Amsterdam’s UV University studies the Porsche Effect – I’m not really sure what to make of this story, but it seems that researchers have found a connection between the sight of an attractive woman and a man’s interest in luxury goods such as designer watches and Porsches. Here’s their reasoning for the behavior: “It is thought he is subconsciously working out how he could afford them, in a bid to prove he is financially sound – and a good catch.” Evidently this only applies to single men…at least according to the research. [Via DailyMail.co.uk]

Porsche 911 Turbo: Fly under the radar goodness – A fella named Nate Martinez wrote up a little blog post review of the Porsche 911 Turbo called Porsche 911 Turbo: Don’t Dismiss This Sleeper. It’s a great, short review of one of the best cars Porsche has ever made. The backdrop for the review is L.A. where a Porsche 911 Turbo is considered run of the mill. Definitely read this one. Especially if you’re a 911 Turbo fan. [Via Blogs.MotorTrend.com]

Surgeon’s Porsche gets clamped while performing an emergency appendectomy – I don’t know why, but I find this a bit humorous. Damian Bragg, a surgeon in the U.K., got called to one of the two hospitals he’s on call for to perform an emergency appendectomy. He parked the car in the staff car park, but forgot to display his parking permit. His wheel was clamped within an hour. The doc maintains that since he’s on call at two hospitals, the company who clamped his car put lives at risk since he wouldn’t have transportation to the other facility if an emergency had come up. There’s a tiny piece of me that thinks he got a bit of what he deserved not following rules. What do I know though… [Via Telegraph.co.uk]


  1. That’s a pretty cool story about Jim Giese. It shows how endearing Porsches can be to its owners. I hope his family takes care of it down the road also, in the same way he did.