Monday, September 8, 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

Aero Film Friday

My day to day life consists of Aerodynamics and automobiles...  sooo...  I need to start showing more of this kind of stuff.

Thanks to my good buddy Andrew for the tip...



Here's a related article on the car of topic:

http://www.wired.com/2014/09/german-aerodynamic/#slide-id-1520871





Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday Film - R GRUPPE - Raw Porsche Fun

I dig what these guys are about.  They are some people that really "GET" what Porsches are about...

...Now go do your own thing and enjoy your car the way it is!

Enjoy!

R GruppeTreffen from TennXX on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Dutchman's 911

Man...  I'm a little sad to see this car go, as it's the first long-hood I got a chance to ride in, and the one that ruined me, but I know it's for good reasons and I know it's a completely amazing car...  See the specs, details, and info HERE and let the pictures speak for themselves...

http://bumpsteer.blogspot.com/2014/08/now-officially-for-sale.html














Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Roach Manufacturing - Incredible UK Coachbuilding

Wow.  Going to start with that.  WOW!  Ran across these folks on InstaGram and I am amazed by the talent here.

Roach Manufacturing, located in the UK, is responsible for some incredible coach building and repair work of amazing race cars.  Can we say Auto Union?

Take a look at their website: http://www.roachmanufacturing.co.uk/

Absolutely floored.  I'm now going to go to my garage and set everything on fire.

(pictures from RM's website/facebook page)













Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Banger Sedan with a Twist - Michael van der Lee

A good buddy of mine, and an incredibly talented fabricator, BMX rider, and Mechanical Engineer, Michael van der Lee of General Wheels, sent me a video that was done recently of his little Model A Ford banger sedan that was shot at his shop over in the Netherlands.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hot Rods, Porsches, Family, Racing, and History - ROD EMORY

My list of people who inspire me is somewhat sizable, however, of the people on that list there is a small number that I would actually like to meet and say "thank you" to, simply for being what he/she is.  One of the people high on that list is Mr. Rod Emory, of Emory Motorsports.

A lot of people are probably "over" the fact that I've been posting a lot of Porsche stuff.  Sure, in a lot of cases the stuff would be considered off-topic, relative to traditional hot rods.  But really, it's not that off-topic.  Just a different breed.

Rod Emory himself comes from the blood line of Neil Emory, Valley Customs, who arguably built some of hot rodding's most notable hot rods and customs.  


















Now.  If you appreciate the history of Porsche, but also love the restoration and/or modification of a classic, you just might dig what Rod Emory has going on at Emory Motorsports.  Rod has his hands dirty on some of the rarest early Porsche race cars (904 GTS, 908K, just to name a couple restorations), is driving the movement of "Outlaw" style 356 coupes and race cars (sorry for the pun), preparing vintage racers for track days, and even some classy and tasteful modifications to some original Porsche body lines.  All this requires more than just drive...  TALENTED is one of the complimentary words that comes to mind along with a few others that could describe this guy.  Oh yeah... and not only is he a super nice guy, but he's one heck of a family man with his kids close behind on a path to success.  Check out his website and some of his work below and see what Rod Emory, his family, and his world at Emory Motorsports is all about. (www.emorymotorsports.com) Or, go crazy and do a Google search for "Rod Emory Porsche" and see what kind of stories and images come up.  Incredible.  This guy is making history and bringing history back to life every day.

Oh... and thanks Rod.  I will find my way to your shop one day.  I'll expect that you will know at least one groove on that drum set by then.  :)


(pictures from general web search, Emory Motorsports, and photograper Ty Milford)








Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Porsche 904 - The conception

I happen to run across some pictures today of the Porsche 904 that I hadn't seen before.  Some I have and have posted them here, but some I thought I would post in case you hadn't seen them yourself.

Note the two 904-8's in the last picture!  Would love to see where those are now...

(found them HERE while doing a Google search)










Friday, July 11, 2014