The Porsche 911: If you ask me, it’s the quintessential sports car, and defines a genre. It’s also undeniable in both its form and figure; wholly unique and unmatched by any rival. The 911’s shape is its own and nothing but, and both enthusiasts and laymen alike know it well. Today, we take a quick look at the presence of a firmly-planted example, photographed by the talented Alex Pfeiffer, perched in the hills of Austria.
For most, the term “Hot Rod” likely conjures images of classic American iron. Maybe a ’30s coupe, a chopped top, and fat wide tires, or perhaps something more modern, such as a big block-sporting muscle car from the ’70s. “Hot Rodding” has grown to encompass many things, but most importantly, it represents an ethos: an amalgam of self expression and a quest for all-out speed.
John Benton has obviously been cut from a different cloth. In a community where many of the older shop owners hold on tight to the trade secrets they’ve learned over the years, John is an open book. Rather than hole up in a garage, jaded by decades in the automotive world, John is the first to share what he’s learned and openly reach out when he needs help.
The Volkswagen Beetle is an iconic and cult classic automobile. Its timeless design has been built and modified in a multitude of ways, but somehow there are still those that manage to separate from the status quo. One of those people is Mike Unland.
Mike’s 1959 Karmann Kabriolett was built with a philosophy of fusing old school with new, aiming to create a nice blend of styles while maintaining the foundation that made these cars so special.
“I hate standing still, and I usually only sleep for three to four hours each night, but I don’t mind it at all.” Brent Favreau began his story with quite the claim, followed by a sense of skepticism on my behalf; my inner voice thinking “Yeah, right.” However, as the story continued, it unraveled into perhaps one of the best I’ve heard to date.