This article may rub some of our readers the wrong way, but let’s face it – most 924/924S/944/951 etc. people are a little different from your “typical Porsche Club of … Continue Reading 944’s and the Porsche Club of America
The infamous 48 Hours of Sebring is a PCA Club Race on the full course at Sebring International Speedway, held each year at the beginning of February. This year, the 26th … Continue Reading 48 Hours of Sebring: Come Join Us
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!
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!!
The first major redesign in 1985 – designated as “Series II” cars – are typically called “eighty-five-and-a-half” cars. These are easily identified by the new dashboard and console featuring an oval gauge cluster.
924S944.com presents a Christmas Idea List for the Front Engine Water Cooled Enthusiast. Feel free to use this to drop appropriate hints to the appropriate people.
When I got in the car, I had the key in hand but not in the ignition, and the battery light was on. Key in the ignition, turn it on, and the battery light went off. Crank up the car, and no battery light. The car started fine, light was out, all is good.
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.
Acquiring 924S and 944 cars is a disease for which there is no known cure. We find parts cars, neglected cars and even good cars, but it seems that all of them have something that needs to be fixed or improved – thus the symptoms of the disease.
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.
July 16 featured the front engine water cooled Porsches – 924, 944, 924S and 968. Owners and enthusiasts gathered at the Ace Cafe with their cars and filled the lot!
Over 170 drivers and instructors registered to practice their skills at Sebring on the 3.74 mile seventeen-turn road course. Several 944’s showed up to navigate the same course that hosts the 12-hour IMSA race each March. The place bleeds motorsports history.
Will our cars ever get to the classic level that the 930 or 89 911 Speedster has attained? Probably not, but if you browse the national auction sites, you will find that these cars are bringing higher and higher prices on the block.
We made the trip up to the Porsche Werks Reunion in advance of the Amelia Island Concours last Friday. It was quite the thing with the “Outlaw 356” showcased and … Continue Reading Amelia Island: Werks Reunion
VW employees actually built the 924 under Porsche supervision. Between 1976 and1982, 43,000 924 and 924 Turbos were sold in North America. Production continued for the rest of the world until 1985.