Impressively, it’s been six years since we got together with Magnus Walker to photograph his now-iconic “277,” the 911 with which he has built his name upon. Today, we’re hitting the archives for this month’s Desktop Wallpaper. If you’d like to see more, be sure to click here for the full feature: “Some Cars Go, and Others Stay – Magnus Walker’s 1971 Porsche 911 “277”.
ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED AND TWENTY: The number of feet in a quarter mile, and each one counts when it comes to drag racing. For decades, the quarter mile has been the definitive standard as a measure of speed. 11-second cars are respectable. 10-second cars earn you a place in Dom Toretto’s crew, and breaking into the nines means you’ve got something truly fast on your hands.
Photography by Mike Crawat
It’s clear, by any measure, that the Porsche 911 carries a distinctive draw; car enthusiasts of all walks have found themselves enamored by its truly one-of-a-kind looks, characteristics, and drivability. After all, even I will say, it is the definitive sports car of sports cars. Alex von Ostrowski shares a similar level of enthusiasm: following a hiatus from cars as a whole, it was the 911 that brought him back into the fray.
For better or worse, standing out in the world of 911s presents a challenge. In a segment of the community filled with high-end shops and high-dollar customers, RS replicas and backdated bodies are met with flawless restorations and machines built for display at the likes of the Monterey historics. It’s a niche rich with the rich and filled to the brim with likeminded enthusiasts with a penchant for things done a certain way.
In its 6th year, Luftgekühlt, the premier all-aircooled Porsche event, has somehow raised the bar once more. With an incredible catalog of Porsches in store for an absolutely massive audience of show-goers, attendees were presented with cars set amongst Universal Studios’ “New York Backlot:” a true-to-life movie set and stage that has presented the Luft crew the opportunity to take over what may as well be Downtown Manhattan.