Every year I look forward to finding a new Porsche related Calendar to hang in the garage and/or my office. Last year I actually had two. One from the the Women of Rennwish and another produced by a member of the Rennlist forum that featured other member’s Porsche 993s; very model specific, but definitely a favorite.
This year’s search started by looking for a new Women of Rennwish Calendar. Unfortunately, as it turns out, a new one isn’t being produced this year. The good news is my old one runs for a total of 18 months, so I’m good for a bit longer. If you’re not familiar with the Women of Rennwish Calendar, or the charity it supports, I would encourage you to read more as these ladies do a fantastic job supporting a great cause and have fun doing it!
Porsche 917 Calendar
As the saying goes, when one door closes, another will open. Such was the case in this year’s search. As luck would have it, we were recently contacted by Nancy Suttles of Team Unicorn. Nancy (and her company) are the publishers behind a new Porsche Calendar that features images of the Porsche 917 as captured by legendary motorsport photographer Hal Crocker.
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the 917, “When Giants Raced” showcases images from a book underway by Hal, featuring the Porsche 917 and the men who made it epic.
Our calendar came complete with Hal’s autograph across the cover and a hand-written note from the publisher explaining the idea behind its production. For those not familiar with Hal’s work, he’s been part of the motorsport scene for decades and has amassed an archive of more than 3,000,000 photos and still growing.
At $29.95, When Giants Raced is well priced given the quality and production values. Printed on wire bound, 13″ x 11″ high quality, fine art paper; a large black and white image is the focus for each month. The patina and gritty appearance of each scene (not found in today’s world of digital photography) transports you back to when Porsche won Le Mans for the first time and a legend was born. It’s too bad that the full page pictures can’t be easily and cleanly torn out. If so, at the end of the year you could simply frame those images you like the best and have additional Porsche artwork to hang in your garage.
Porsche Calendar for Christmas
My brother-in-law knows of my
obsession passion for Porsche and each year at Christmas I eagerly anticipate unwrapping his gifts as I know it will be something Porsche related. This year was no different as Andrew came through with a gorgeous 16 month 2010 Calendar for Porsche fans. Published by Avonside Publishing Ltd., this calendar features a mix of our favorite marque with images covering almost the complete production history of Porsche (including the 959 and Carrera GT).
Surprisingly, even though it is produced with permission from Dr. Ing.h.c. F. Porsche AG. (wow that’s a mouthful) this calendar is inexpensively priced at just $14.99.