For better or worse, standing out in the world of 911s presents a challenge. In a segment of the community filled with high-end shops and high-dollar customers, RS replicas and backdated bodies are met with flawless restorations and machines built for display at the likes of the Monterey historics. It’s a niche rich with the rich and filled to the brim with likeminded enthusiasts with a penchant for things done a certain way.
We awoke on Friday morning, perched on a mountainside at roughly 9,000ft of altitude. For me and Jim Bob, it was technically the start of Day 3, but for most of the gang, the trip was just beginning. Rewinding a bit, Jim Bob and I had departed from Southern California on Wednesday morning, making it to Southern Utah through excruciating 113-degree heat before calling it a night and catching some sleep.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re undoubtedly familiar with the digital work of Khyzyl Saleem, the artist that has made an incredible name for himself by creating out-of-this-world digital automotive renderings for the last number of years.
There’s no doubt that every 911 owner is tired of the “beetle” jokes, especially when it comes to aircooled variants. While the original Volkswagen and the 911 do share some similarities, especially in their earliest counterparts, it’s disingenuous at best, and annoying at worst. Or so I’m told by my 911-owning friends that I often call Beetles.
Imagine yourself in grade school: you’re in your chair, and your desk it attached, and perhaps your feet are stuffed into the basket under your seat. You hear the creaking squeaking from down the hall, and then through the door comes a substitute teacher. In tow, she has the tall black rolling cart, and perched atop it is a CRT TV with a built-in VCR. You know immediately that it is bound to be the best day of the week, because instead of working, it’s movie time.