I’m pretty sure I can officially call this post a “tradition” now. Or maybe I have before, I can’t say for sure. A year ago was, well, a year ago, and a lot has happened since… and in more ways than one. 2017 was a unique year: it was one in which I promised myself more time and less stress.
The ’70s era of motorsports was unlike anything in the decades since. Money, drugs, women, and fast cars punctuated the playboy lifestyle and took racing to new heights. The team at VINwiki put together a video highlighting one of the best stories of the decade, featuring the Porsche 935, the Whittingon Brothers, and a whole lot of money.
I’ve driven my 1972 911 over 44k miles in the last 4-5 years. I couldn’t believe it once we’d figured it out. Some friends and I had been sitting over pizza, wondering how much it costs every time you redline the engine. 5 cents? 10? We never really nailed down a figure, but we did find an old odometer photo back from when I rebuilt the motor. I compared it to the current reading.
Each year, the team at Luftgekuhlt seems to outdo themselves. What once started as a small gathering of friends around a handful of air-cooled Porsches has quickly become one of the events of the year, growing in size and “cool-factor” at an exponential rate. Last year, in the spring of 2016, they threw in an extra curveball, introducing an unexpected build under the moniker, “LuftAuto.
California is a big state. It’s larger than most realize, I’d wager, with “NorCal” and “SoCal” only taking up the bottom half of the state. With its size and location comes one of the most geologically-diverse places in the world, and the most biologically diverse state in America. From the highest point in the contiguous US, to the lowest, and from the driest of deserts to snowy tundra, California seems to have it all.