“Das Renn Treffen“ (German for “the race meet”) is an annual Porsche meet that claims to be “the greatest Porsche event in South Florida.” I might go further to say the greatest on the East Coast. “DRT” as it is also known, entered its fourth-year last month, taking place on February 11 down in South Miami, Florida. Organizers were expecting around 450 Porsches to attend. I don’t know what the exact number was, but it was huge. Several streets filled with Porsches both old and new. Here are a few that stood out to me during #DRT2018. (more…)
Text and photography by Bryce Womeldurf
Last month’s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance was this author’s first attendance to the event and it was big… huge in fact. Due to a combination of trying to cover it all, preparation for publishing, not to mention attending the Sebring 12 and a Miata meet all in the same month; Amelia’s Cars & Coffee event ended up on the proverbial cutting room floor… until today. After the jump, we’ll revisit Cars & Coffee with a selection of photographs of the cars which were there. (more…)
Text and Photography by Bryce Womeldurf
It all started as a quick decision. The Wednesday before the annual 24 hour race in Daytona, I decided to attend the Rolex24. This year’s race would be the racing debut of the new Ford GT supercar, and there was no way I was going to miss the opportunity to capture some photographs of it. Little did I know it would be such an exciting and unusual race. (more…)
Video by Harry’s garage
If you haven’t been watching Harry Metcalfe’s, you’re really missing out on something special. Previously, he’s reviewed his classic cars, from the legendary best version of Lamborghini’s Countach, the 5000QV to the Ferrari Testarossa, to this 1989 911 turbo, rounding out the ’80s supercars. Sit back, press play, and take a relaxing drive with Harry.
I didn’t completely understand the unadulterated love plied upon the Porsche 911. I know that it’s supposed to be a pure driving machine. I know that it’s a precise instrument for a skilled enthusiast. I know that I still didn’t fully “get it”.
Now it’s time for me to understand, and I’m not getting my Porsche 911 education by way of the latest and greatest that Stuttgart has to offer. Instead, we’re taking the harder route with a 1970 Porsche 911.
This harder route takes us to the always wonderful Angeles Crest Highway, and to a place where Porsche discovery can happen.
It turns out the harder route is actually the quickest way to make me understand why everyone loves the Porsche 911.
[Many thanks to John the owner for supplying us with the car, and also for snagging the oh-so-sweet drone shots.]
Often when you attend a major race, such as the 12 Hours of Sebring, there is just as much to see off the track as there is on it. There were rare models cruising the grounds and parking areas of Sebring, devoted entirely to notable makes and models, such as Porsche, Corvette, Audi, and BMW. Each of them had their outstanding examples.
Geneva is an interesting auto show. There is always something really important launching there, and this year is no different. For some reason, it always seems like the major European sports car manufacturers choose Geneva to display their ‘exciting’ offerings. Unfortunately, none of the elegant scribes from our hallowed halls will be in attendance of the Geneva show, so we’ll be reporting from the sidelines. I’ll set up the pins, and the rest of our faultless crew will knock them down with unstoppable bowling ball of opinionated journalism.
We have new car launches in the form of Mercedes’ AMG GT3 racer, Audi’s R8, Porsche’s Cayman GT4 and 911 GT3 RS, Lamborghini’s Aventador Superveloce, Morgan’s Aero 8, Jeep’s Renegade ‘Hard Steel’, Range Rover’s Evoque Cabriolet, McLaren’s 675LT and P1 GTR, Brabus’ Rocket 900, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus’ SCG 003, Koenigsegg’s Agera RS and Regera, and Aston Martin’s Vulcan and V12 Vantage GT3. There are also some pretty tempting concept pieces, with Infiniti dropping the small QX30 Concept, Bentley’s EXP 10 Speed 6, Volkswagen’s Sport Coupe GTE, Lexus’ LF-SA, and Magna Steyr’s MILA.
Photographs are either manufacturer supplied, or politely swiped from the hands of our friends at Autoblog and Autoweek. (more…)