Goodwood Festival of Speed is like no other and the 2015 edition was no let down. A festival of all things motoring in the picturesque Goodwood estate – the event celebrates all generations and genres of motorsport from four wheel drive hoonigan drifting badness to the cream of F1.
There are somethings in life that hit you slap bang in the face, whether that be a provocative news story, a well written book, a song or as in Singer’s case – another persons passion for their craft. Singer for those of you that don’t know have “re-imagined” the iconic and much loved within these pages Porsche 911.
Derelict Cars is an off shoot of the more well known Icon 4×4 in Sunny California. Icon are known for taking classic FJ Toyota Land Cruisers and underpinning them with modern chassis and running gear while maintaining that timeless aesthetic. Jonathan Ward the brain child behind Icon has taken the same thinking and applied it to beat up old Yank classics.
Mercedes Benz Motoring – Self Preservation
Cool Hunting are at it again this time with a neat little short on a Mercedes Benz preservation purist. As a corporate drop out determined to get away from punching keyboards all his days from behind a desk – J.G Francis followed his love for cars and started Mercedes Benz Motoring.
You’re either a car guy or your not and I’m of the opinion you develop your passion in your early years and even more so when you start getting behind the wheel. More often than that you are influenced by your friends or family, and a love for a marque can strongly be decided by that influence. Which ever route you take your passion is often already partially laid for you.
R Gruppe to some is the cliquey bunch of girls in the school playground that you either tried so hard to get in with or completely avoided. They are considered the misfit outcasts and not considered “purist car guys” because of their “hot rod” and “rough and ready” approach to building their Porsche’s. But above all the stigmatisms and perceptions there is no denying they are Porsche geeks and car guys simply going out and enjoying their cars and showing love and passion for the brand.
The Porsche 912 get’s a lot of love on these pages and when Petrolicious popped up with this gem of a piece everything was dropped, earphones were plumbed into ears, volume turned up and lights turned down, the Petrolicious films are ones you really need to get into and absorb everything the edits ooze.
At District AutoClub we’re all about Vintage and Classic machinery but when a down right badass video pops up on the old interweb consisting of a closed public road, some very fast automotive weaponary and crazy Japanese race pilots – that simply can’t be ignored.
Stephen Brooks has recently teamed up with Magnus Walker to produce another Aircooled Porsche 911 fuelled short – this time Magnus became the London Outlaw. Magnus is a Brit and still comes across as being passionate about his roots, so for us in the UK this film is that little bit more special.