Continuing the trend of international readers submitting builds, Arlo from Belgium brought this amazing car to my attention. A very dedicated British enthusiast named Mike flew all the way over to Arizona in the US to purchase a ’72 911 RSR replica. As if that long-distance acquisition wasn’t impressive enough, once it was transported it back to the UK it was promptly torn down and received an intense restoration, with attention paid to the utmost detail. The actual car that this Porsche is based on is the 107 Martini Targa Florio car, and Mike intends to take his recreation over to Sicily once it’s complete to participate in a re-run of the event. This pleases me.
Build threads are posted up online by a wide range of enthusiasts, from the one-man DIY battler in a dimly lit garage, to the big-budget workshops with corporate sponsorship offers flying at them, and everything in between. Well now there’s a new kind of build thread author to add to the equation, an actual car manufacturer. It looks like Porsche is jumping on the build thread bandwagon with a full restoration of a 1973 911 to be thoroughly documented on their website. Read the post at Jalopnik to find more info and a link to the build thread.
Taz Ali recently ventured to the Porsche Museum in Germany and indulged in the automotive delights on offer. If you remember my previous post featuring Taz’s photography from his visit to Techno Classica Essen 2010, you know to expect nothing but quality. Head to Taz’s blog, or view the full set of images on his Flikr.
Did you like the classic 911 sitting pretty in the last garage post I made about a month ago? If you did, then you’ll be pleased to know it gets tracked regularly and has a build thread of it’s own. A tonne of hard work took place to make it the gorgeous wide-body RSR clone that it is today, so be sure to check out the link at the bottom of the post for the full run-down.