A couple weekends ago I continued my annual tradition of traveling up to Mid-Ohio and shooting the ALMS race. A day filled with sweet exhaust notes and fast cars to act as moving targets for a shutterbug – things couldn’t get better… …but they did! I was lucky enough to catch up with photojournalist Bob Chapman, who briefly took me under his …Continue to the full article
What is the 944Fest and Why Should You Attend?
My job and life are constantly conspiring to prevent me from attending many (but not all!) Porsche-related events. After missing the last three 944Fests, I decided that I wouldn’t repeat the same mistake again, and committed to prepping my car for a weekend of racing and recreation. My dad’s 944 Turbo was fresh from the shop and track ready – what …Continue to the full article
How Porsche Helped Forge a Strong Bond Between Father and Son
I hope everyone was able to set aside some time to celebrate this Father’s Day weekend. I spent most of the weekend with my dad on Nelson Ledge’s Road Course, enjoying the company and the passion for Porsches at the 2012 944Fest! I feel doubly blessed in that I have the means to pursue Porsches for a hobby and a father with whom to share this …Continue to the full article
Fanatec’s Porsche GT2 Race Wheel Reviewed
Today’s post is written by frequent contributor Andrew Granieri. Andrew is a Techncial Writer who lives with his lovely wife in Ohio. His Porsche 944 pulls double-duty as a summer track car as well as a venerable winter weather vehicle. Coincidentally, those are his two favorite driving conditions. Andrew's Review of the Fanatec GT2 Race …Continue to the full article
Mark Donohue Book Review and 20% Discount Offer
[Editor's Note] Following is a review of Michael Argetsinger's book Mark Donohue: Technical Excellence at Speed. At the end of this review is a generous offer from David Bull Publishing. Be sure to read through it to receive a 20% discount on this book in conjunction with a discount on the newer Argetsinger book titled Mark Donohue, His Life In …Continue to the full article
A French Kiss With Death
I have a confession to make: I am twenty-three years old and in all my life, I must admit that I really hadn’t known much about Steve McQueen, other than his leading role in “some racing movie.” What’s even worse is the fact that this is not uncommon today, at least amongst my generation. Luckily, there’s a book that shows the public (and …Continue to the full article
How Far Would You Drive to Get to a Porsche Event?
I guarantee you it won't be as far as Mike Holtzclaw, PCA Anchorage, Alaska’s President. FlatSixes.com's Andrew Granieri sat down with Mike at this year's PCA Parade to ask a few questions after seeing Mike's '85 911 covered in 3M Painters Tape arrive at the 2010 PCA Parade. Mike arrived to this year’s PCA Parade with plenty of stares, …Continue to the full article
Why You Should Attend the 2011 Porsche Parade
The 2010 PCA Parade has passed and I am already excited for the one in 2011. Before now, I had never attended a parade; this is something I regret because I had such a great time this past weekend! I’m sure there are Porsche Purist readers who haven’t attended a single parade – this post is for them. I’d like to write a little about my first …Continue to the full article
What do you do when you want to attend the Porsche Parade but have children?
Bring ‘em! Porsche Club America understands that unlike your favorite cars, having children is full of compromises. All week long, PCA has Parade Kids and Parade Teens events scheduled to give children something to do. Drooling over cars is involuntary for newborns and enthusiasts, but it can bore most small children after five or ten minutes …Continue to the full article
A Simple Tip to Increase the Gas Mileage in Your Porsche
Today's post comes from guest blogger Andrew Granieri. You may remember Andrew from his great set of posts that outlined the detailing and transformation of the paint on his Porsche 944. As a refresher, Andrew is a student at Miami University, studying Technical & Scientific Communications with a double Minor in Marketing & Entrepreneurship. He …Continue to the full article