I came across this inspiration for this information from our friends at Werk924 in Guteborn, Germany. Their website is, as you would imagine, in German, but Google Chrome does a … Continue Reading The 924S 2.7 (That we never got…)
We will be at the Amelia Island Porsche Club of America Werks Reunion on Friday, March 8 with our 924S on the Judged Field. There are several 924S and 944 … Continue Reading PCA Werks Reunion Amelia 2019
Bugs get on your paint, glass, chrome, rubber, and whatever else faces the front of the car, depositing their dead, rotting carcasses and releasing all kinds of hellish chemicals. Here is a quick, easy, cheap solution.
Well, 2018 is over and 2019 is at our doorstep. For centuries people have started the new year each time it rolls around by making promises to themselves – in … Continue Reading Happy 944 New Year!
MotorViceShow.com While in past shows there have been some 944’s and 911’s, this year there will be a white 924S at the MotorViceShow at Riverfront Park in Tampa on Saturday, … Continue Reading Tampa, January 5: We will be there! 80’s/90’s Car Show
This announcement is from the Citrus Region (Orlando) Porsche Club of America! The first autocross of the 2019 German Excellence/FLC Autocross Series will be held on Sunday, January 20, 2019 … Continue Reading AUTOCROSS!!
HPDE: High Performance Driver Education This post is pointed at YOU – the 924, 924S, 944 and 968 fanatic. If you haven’t done an HPDE in your car, this may … Continue Reading HPDE Information Seminars in Orlando
The 2018 Festivals of Speed is at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando took place on SUNDAY, December 2 from 10AM until 4PM, and our own 924S – “Sparky” – was in the … Continue Reading Sparky Went To The Ritz!
Suspension upgrades and settings are a big discussion topic anytime performance-oriented 944/924S people get together. How can I make my car handle better on the track? How can I tune my suspension to make it work better?
The third Monday of each month is Porsche Night at the ACE Cafe in downtown Orlando. For September there were a lot of nice cars there, and the 944 was well represented.
I mean, I like to drive, and that means that I control it all…and I want everyone else to be in control of their vehicles, too. While I don’t ever see myself consciously getting into an autonomous vehicle, the thought that there will be fleets of these things out there with me is a little troubling.
Sparky was parked next to the front door next to Nort Northam’s 1970 Dino 246L – yes, a “real” Dino. This one was built with an alloy body (instead of steel, hence the “L” designation for “Light”), the 2.4L 195HP V6 was fully restored in the past few years.
On April Fool’s Day, we posted a fake announcement that Porsche was bringing back the 944, and the response to that joke was off the scale. Stories are still circulating online with people reading that story, referred to us through online forums and social media – even today. It was by far our most popular story. Conclusion? People want a new 944.
Well, it may already be out there.
PCA membership is inexpensive, and these events are a lot of fun.
Nearly every early 944 has “The 944 Shudder.” When lifting off the throttle from any position, the revs drop below idle, and then the engine recovers.
So what’s that got to do with the surprising, unsettling, completely unprecedented mass deception event that is dieselgate? More than you might think.
“But I want to do all of it.”
This is where the 944 shines. This is why the 944 is the perfect enthusiast’s car.
On Saturday you can go to the PCA autocross, and embarrass a Boxster or two. Sunday morning, you can go to Cars and Coffee, and park your classic Porsche up front.
On Monday, you can drive your 944 to and from work, read some forums when you get home, and order that coil-over kit you’ve been looking at. Next weekend you’ll embarrass three Boxsters.
When – especially when – you want to do all of it, the 944 has you covered.