As one of the most active and ambitious photographers I’ve ever known, Mike Crawat seems to spend more time with the camera to his eye than not. With each passing week, I’m astounded by the content he produces, not only for us here at StanceWorks, but for the numerous print and online publications he’s involved with. out digital library of his work continues to grow, and on occasion, he leaves a hidden gem buried between the features.
The idea to build a this 911 came to Markus Haub in 2013. After returning to his Porsche workshop to park cars for the winter, he found himself gazing upon an F-Model 911 in need of future restoration. With a desire to build a car meant solely for driving, with a sportier aesthetic than the F-Model was blessed with originally, he set out plans to build one, hoping to minimize the needed effort, budget, and time: a tall order for any 911 project, period.
It’s an astoundingly beautiful car to be driving at just 20 years old, but Connor Schenk’s ’73 Porsche 914 didn’t come to fruition without a lot of hard work. Thankfully, Connor’s father, and his father too, were there to lend a helping hand and a heap of guidance. Having restored the car from the ground up, it’s a monument to hard work, a clear vision, and most importantly, time well spent with family.
Connor grew up around cars.
If I’m being honest, I got pretty tired of having to clean up my E28 every time I pulled it out of the shop. Like a magnet, it attracts a layer of shop dust, and was always in need of a wipedown for any given car show or event. You can imagine my smugness when I ordered up a nice car cover after months of constant cleanups. I beat the system, or so I had thought….
There’s something inherently special about the prototype racers of the GTP era. While modern prototype racing carries the torch, there’s something far more relatable, tangible, and approachable about the Group C and GTP machines of the ’70s and ’80s. Representing the earlier years of aerodynamic technology, their shapes and forms felt somewhat familiar, and their running gear was purely mechanical.