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I’m a Porsche enthusiast, a year ago I was thinking of creating the ultimate collectible piece for Porsche lovers and I come up with this idea: https://kck.st/2EhRWCV I decided to build a CNC Fuchs replica wheel for my self and now I’m sharing the project with the community. The project was posted on Kickstarter a few weeks ago to see the response from the community. You guys are free to check it out, thanks.
It’s interesting how people nowadays behave on blogs like this. I mean globally not only in my country Switzerland, but obviously also in yours in the US. Maybe we just are getting used more to complain or to envy others for what they have instead enjoying life. It may be the “Guitar Slinger Effect” or better “Virus” also going around in Petrolicious. Happy New Year to all real Life and Car Enthusiasts!
I agree,plus see room for me to learn to let live,and reduce my criticism . Petrolicious brings these driver’s-builders and stories to our doorstep without charge. We welcome them into our living rooms,serve them a drink,invite them to stay over the weekend. We listen,smell and take a ride thru the woods in a shared passion . We leave harsh criticism for DMV’s .. and hope each guest will look forward to returning to share more . Let’s begin practicing hospitality !
Funny coincidence … my sign out code below nearly read NIcE, just 1 letter off.
I was so glad Matt pointed out the importance (to some of us) of the manual transmission to the driving experience. People can yak all day about the superiority of modern auto trannies but I still don’t care. Shifting is what really involves the driver with the machine. The 5 speed in my old Volvo 245 puts a smile on my face. Driving this Singer would give me a smile they’d have to remove surgically!
When I saw that this car was in Indiana, I thought “what a drag owning a 911 in the flatlands”. Boy was I wrong! I too would be up every morning at 5:00 if I had a car like that on roads like those.
Oh yeah Matt, I can understand what you say in the nicely done video with eye to details. From perfection to outstanding. It’s like Zagato would have finished this 911 (the RSR of course is one of the 911 history milestones). Especially I like the exhaust note in the gearchange when lifting foot from the gaz pedal! Congrats and much more fun with your Singer. Cars are made to be driven, that’s right!
Huh? What? Painful? A car video painful? There is very little documentation on the Singer 911 effort. A few videos. Some magazine articles. The company does not even have a Wikipedia entry, though the founder Rob Dickinson does, and most of that is about his rock & roll recordings. What is absent from the journalistic accounts is who drives a Singer 911, where they drive it and why. And this video addresses that gap in the record. I strongly suspect that most people who own Singers don’t drive them at all. For many people even extremely wealthy people, a Singer is just too valuable to drive. Car guys are not actors. They are car guys. We are privileged to learn their stories and their motivations. They owe neither of these to the public. Yet somehow the folks at Petrolicious manage to get access and gain the trust of this owners and collectors.
I’ll join in with Mark on this one .. I half expected this driver to have stuck a Marlboro pack under his half rolled T-shirt sleeve,and at least 1 expensive threatening tatoo theme going on … Plus the production has this commercial feel to it where I have expect it to conclude with a credit for a sexy add about cologne for men . And 2 hours of morning ego stroke’n regularly.. seems like by now the car would of been compounded .
In typical Pet-Licious fashion.. they produced a fine Gallery review for this film. In it are some fine shots of this extraordinary barn style mini paradise building which I’d bet my last nickel,houses a fine shop and maybe some of the other rev’n projects Matt’s tinkering with .. Thank you for these shots .. this style of construction is my favorite !