Weekly Porsche Wrap

The ultimate tailgating rig…a Porsche 356 turned Car BBQ – I saw this over on PorschePurist.com a couple of weeks ago, and it’s a must check out on their site. For the Porsche enthusiast who has everything, this one-of-a-kind BBQ will surely add some sizzle to the next Porsche Parade outing. Not only is there a nice big grill, the conversion includes a little foldout table and chairs, space for a cooler, even a burner for cooking up that pot of beans! Check out lots of pictures and more info on PorschePurist.com. [via PorschePurist.com]

Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid bests everyone at Laguna Seca – Turning in the fastest lap on the track and beating the competition hands down, the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid only took three pit stops compared to five by the next fastest team in the GT class during the six hour race. This is the GT3 R Hybrid’s first outing on the West Coast. Porsche works driver Romain Dumas had this to say, “The start phase was huge fun, because it was relatively easy to overtake the slower competitors. But it’s even more fun because we can apply superior tactics thanks to the lower fuel consumption. We are much more flexible and we made the most of this today.” I absolutely love hearing how Porsche has once again used technological advancements to trounce the competition. [via Porsche.com]

Don’t have enough money to buy that gorgeous Porsche 356 you’ve had your eye one? Build your own! – Reminds me of the guy who spent something like 15 years building his own running Lamborghini Countach in the basement of his house. It seems Megan Ashton has the same bug…more time than money. Ever since she was a little girl, she had always wanted to arrive on her wedding day in a classic Porsche. Instead of going the rental route, though, she decided to build her, from an old Volkswagen Beetle frame. It took her about six years to complete the project. I have to say, the replica looks amazing. [source:  DailyMail.co.uk]