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    Porsche Day

    We decided to take the Flatnose and 996 for an outing to clear our minds and get some video footage.  “Pure emotion”, firing up the 996, reversing out the garage, slowly crawling down the street allowing mechanicals to warmup, imaging Im a race driver taking my spot on the grid. What a way to start everyday, it never gets old.  The rigid chassis, rather lifting a wheel than flexing the body (out the driveway), windows down, sunroof open, precision gear selection and effortless drone from the flat six. Sensory overload.  After much confusion about our rendezvous point, all from my side, we enjoyed a good giggle at my expense over a coffee while…

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    Porsche 356 Replica

    What a blast ive had in the last 48 hours. Checked out this replica for a friend, drove it home (in proper rain) and loaded it on the carrier for its destination. Warned that replicas are just that, I can say, value for money I would buy one in a heart beat. Yes, it’s fibreglass and flexes, but what classic doesn’t have a healthy dose of idiosyncrasies! Not that I like attention, I’ve had more in (48 hours) this car than anything else I’ve ever driven… even my volksiebus!!! Sad to say goodbye, but I see an outlaw in my very very near future!!! Thanks to all concerned for the seamless purchase and…

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    Fuorilegge (Outlaw)

    From Replica to Outlaw. Upon closer inspection, turns out one of the sodium filled exhaust valves had failed, which is a thing! So, while the motor is out, we will take the opportunity to perform some upgrades, including some creative freedom with regards the aesthetics. So far, we have removed some surface rust from the body work, replaced the broken spotlight, painted the tappet covers black, removed the 3L badge from the boot, lowered the front suspension, replaced the front brake calipers with that of a genuine 2.5 and fitted new tyres. Planned changes to motor include fitting piston and sleeves from a 12Valve, 3L, 164 with Gotech motronic engine management system effectively…

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    Porsche 996 – feed the soul

    They say two wheels move the body and four wheels move the Soul. I agree with the generalization, but have to say, there are cars that are good for the soul. And this is one of them. There is a sign in the Porsche Museum, which states: “When the engine starts, pure emotion. And when you set off in first gear, you are already infected by the Porsche virus.” The first new chassis since the legendary 911, with water cooled 3.4L 6cylinder motor and controversial headlights, introducing the Porsche 996. Little did I know this model was frowned upon by the purists, with its first generation water cooled motor, ims bearing failures and…

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    2019 Jaguar Simola HillClimb

    4th #JaguarSGC done and dusted. Still reeling from last years frantic experience, once again left everything to the last minute. Only managed to swap out cylinder head on Monday, rewired (more or less) the dashboard, fitted seats, rechromed lights & surrounds, before realizing the license had expired… Special word of gratitude and respect to my first wife, always by my side, navigating the challenges I drop in front of her, albeit understandably not always without complaint. Thanks for noticing and renewing license before leaving for knysna! #manofthematch Thanks Nik Pels for last minute stickers and master magician Wynando Adeleo Donaggi for grace under pressure and an excellent job as always, despite his own…