Classic Porsche News & Ferdinand Mag Preview

by John Glynn on April 30, 2012

Got a few quick updates for you, and a heads up on some forthcoming content in Ferdinand Porsche Magazine.

The Tuthill Porsche 3.4-litre dog ‘box rally 911 won its first event at the weekend. Recently featured in a Chris Harris ‘Drive’ video, the silver and yellow Almeras Porsche-style car will be featured in Ferdinand, along with a better understanding of the technology used. What is a “dog box”? All will be revealed.

This divine Speedster is a backdated SC Targa with ST panels over an EFI-equipped 3-litre engine. That Speedster screen is obviously genuine, and shields a minimalist interior with houndstooth Recaro bucket seats. It was built by Specialist Vehicle Preparations and one or two other UK Porsche firms. Minilite supplied the wheels. No, it doesn’t need Fuchs! Ferdinand feature to come.

This 935 is also in build at Specialist Vehicle Preparations. It is FABULOUS. Ferdinand will drive it when done.

What about classic Porsche Motorsport? PLENTY for you if that’s your bag. We run with Porsche experts and TechArt Porsche dealers, Tech 9, in their historic 911 rally car on Tour Britannia, follow composite Porsche panel specialists EB Motorsport through the Masters Historic Racing series all across Europe and of course tag along with Twinspark Racing as they defend their 2011 Dutch Historic GT title.

Seinfeld Speedster? You’ve been waiting for this one. Jamie and I take the ex-Jerry 356 Speedster to an ancient air force base on the Mexican border. Beautiful feature, not to be missed.

Modern Porsche fans will not be left out either. I’m working with Porsche Motorsport, Falken Tyres, Manthey Racing and British Porsche GT team Trackspeed to get right into the action at this year’s Nurburgring 24-Hour race.

Also on modern cars, Ferdinand super-supporter JZM Porsche talks buying their type of Porsche, and how to minimise depreciation on later 911s. Steve McHale at JZM is a superstar when it comes to tuning, so there are JZM-tuned cars for us to play with. And what about following a 3.6 turbo through a top end rebuild and recommissioning afterwards?

ALSO – stories and excitement from some best-kept Porsche secrets in Germany, Netherlands and the USA. A stack of great content is lined up, ready and waiting to go live when the website and iPad design is finalised. All coming up in Ferdinand Porsche Magazine!


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