1970 Porsche 908/3
“The Porsche 908/3 was the car created by Porsche specifically to race and win in just 2 races, the Targa Florio and the Nürburgring 1000. The insane Porsche 917 was considered too heavy and tail happy to race on the tighter, more twisty circuits and so Porsche revived the 908 and set about creating a car capable of taking on all comers at the world famous Nürburgring and wiping the floor with them.”
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Photo Credits: Ned Jackson ©2013 Courtesy of RM.
Porsche 911 SC
Photographer : Laurent Nivalle
Classic motorcycle or car photographers; they exist in all kind of colours and shapes. But when you stay 10 minutes to analyse each picture and say to yourself how beautiful they are, you know you knocked on the right door.
Laurent Nivalle is one of these photographers who can catch a small moment of peace in this hard driving world with loud engines and smoking rubber.
James Dean - Porsche 550 Spyder
“While filming Rebel Without A Cause, James Dean had upgraded from the 356 to the 550 Spyder and decided that he wanted to make it uniquely his. Dean called upon George Barris, of movie car fame, to customize the Porsche. He gave it tartan seats, two red stripes over the rear wheels and plastered the number ‘130’ on its doors, hood and engine cover. The name “Little Bastard” was given by Dean language coach, Bill Hickman, and was later painted on the car by master pin striper, Dean Jeffries. On September 23 of 1955, Dean met actor Alec Guinness (Obi-Wan Kebobi) outside of a restaurant and had him take a look at the Spyder. Guinness told Dean that the car had a “sinister” appearance and then told Dean: “If you get in that car, you will be found dead in it by this time next week.” Seven days later, Dean would be killed in his beloved ‘Little Bastard.’”