A little over three (3) years ago, when we first started FlatSixes.com, we were one of just a few online resources dedicated specifically to Porsche (excluding the well known forums of course). Since then we've seen more Porsche sites than we can count pop into existence. Most of these new sites have either disappeared or were left unattended and uncared for; rotting, rusted hulks, in this giant field we call the internet.
There Are Exceptions
A few sites have stood the test of time and even flourished (PorschePerfect finds interesting items to write about and 9Magazine's web-site is a resource for Porsche press releases and other product announcements). However, probably one of the biggest surprises for us, is Excellence Magazine. Why a surprise? Well, at first Excellence seemed slow to embrace new media. But now, things have changed. Their new web-site has been up and running for some time now and deserves some attention. In fact, their site goes on to say,
"Excellence continues to thrive as the most widely read independent Porsche magazine in the world. While the internet cannot supplant the printed magazine, it has become an important resource with a rapidly growing audience. Excellence is making a substantial investment in upgrading its website and will be featuring a large amount of content from past and current issues of Excellence. Just as Excellence is the most popular Porsche magazine in the world, we plan to make excellence-mag.com your favorite Porsche resource on the web."
Your favorite? Okay that might be a bit of a stretch, after all we're your favorite. Seriously, there's a ton of room in this market for everyone (as we Porsche owners are so damn passionate) and Excellence is easily the leader. If one day PorschePurist can be looked on as the "Excellence" of the web, we couldn't be happier.
Things to check out
While your over on the Excellence web-site be sure to peruse their "Of Note" section. Here they showcase content from past and present printed issues from a smattering of regular Excellence contributors and other Porsche luminaries. Here are but a few examples of what they have to offer:
- Photos of Rauh Welt Porsche
- Information and videos (like the one below) of Johannes van Overbeek driving two very special Porsche 935s on the track
- Porsche Insiders Explain the Porsche 918 Program
Enjoy, and if you haven't already, you really ought to subscribe to Excellence!!*
*We are not affiliated with Excellence Magazine in any way (although we think we would make great friends). We just think they are one of the better Porsche magazines available in the US!
[Rusted Porsche Picture Credit: Dak-A-Tac]