It was nearly two years ago that I encountered Harry Yeaggy’s 1967 Ferrari 412 P Competitzione at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The brief article that followed showcased imagery I captured of the incredible machine, and in a few concise words, I expressed that it very well may be the most beautiful machine I’ve ever seen. “It’s neither a favorite nor preference; cars of the 60s often fail to captivate me in ways cars of later eras seem to.
In its 6th year, Luftgekühlt, the premier all-aircooled Porsche event, has somehow raised the bar once more. With an incredible catalog of Porsches in store for an absolutely massive audience of show-goers, attendees were presented with cars set amongst Universal Studios’ “New York Backlot:” a true-to-life movie set and stage that has presented the Luft crew the opportunity to take over what may as well be Downtown Manhattan.
They say a car is only “new” once, and while the technical side of the statement is indisputable, the sentiment may not be entirely true. On rare occasions, a car reemerges from behind closed shop doors, returned to their former glory and sometimes, above and beyond the day the machine left the showroom floor. When Roland Graef of H&R set out to build the E30 of his dreams, he set the bar high, and his ambitions higher.
In 1988, the world was introduced to AKIRA, an animated film that tells the story of Shotaro Kaneda and Tetsuo Shima, both friends and adversaries, as their story of absolute power, corruption, and morality unfold in dystopian post-apocalyptic Neo-Tokyo.
The latest photos from Mike Crawat’s collection & travels: A gorgeous E12 on air ride and splits, a tried and true combination. The E12 5-series, the first of the fives, is an often-forgotten chassis, despite how much it shares in common with its successor, the E28.