Last year, I spent a couple of weeks with a television production company helping with a show comparing a modified Porsche 964 Carrera 4 with a modern Cayman R. At long last, the finished show is available, and contains stunning footage shot on the Isle of Skye and London’s Docklands. Dressed in black with black sunglasses, my job was to be the anonymous ‘other’ driver in the car not being used by the presenter. Whizzing around closed roads on the Isle of Skye was a lot of fun and it’s amazing that so many days’ filming has been condensed into […]
Last summer, I handled the sale of a very special Porsche 964 Carrera 2 belonging to John and Paula Boggiano. It’s a car they’d owned twice over many years and lavished much time and money on it, to ensure it was one of the best 964s Carrera 2s around, and it was featured in several magazine features.. Despite it being a much-loved Porsche, the couple decided to sell the Guards Red 964 to make way for a brand-new Boxster, which is why it came to me. It didn’t take long to find a buyer for such a special 964 Carrera […]
Returning home from skiing in the French Alps (click here for details), I couldn’t resist stopping off at the remains of the Reims-Gueux circuit. It’s a place I’ve been to before and it’s never failed to impress me. The deserted and crumbling buildings have a certain inexplicable aura about them. It’s a peaceful and calm place, almost like a place of worship (and I’m not a motorsport fan at all). My two children Jonny and Louisa were with me, plus their friends Will and Ben. I didn’t tell them we were stopping at the circuit, but just pulled up by the pit […]
Skiing is a lot of fun but, for those of us in England, it involves heading off to the Alps, either by plane or car. Flying is a pain as it inevitably involves getting up at an unearthly hour, driving to Gatwick, parking the car at great expense, lugging luggage around the busy terminal, queuing to check-in, removing belts and watches then queuing again to get frisked. That’s all followed by a couple of hours on a cramped plane drinking expensive coffee before arriving at another busy airport only to hang around again for the luggage to arrive. Then there’s […]
Porsche has just unveiled the 991 Targa with its all new roof system, at the Detroit Motor Show in the USA. It’s been long known that the new 911 Targa would revert back to the lines of the classic Targa with its distinctive roll hoop, rather than the retracting glass roof system of the 993, 996 and 997 Targas. However, what’s not been known is just how the roof would work – the original 911 Targa had a lift out roof panel that stored in the boot but, these days, drivers want more convenience than that. The solution was shown […]
The long-rumoured Porsche Macan SUV will be unveiled to the world at the Los Angeles Motor Show at 19.55 local time on 19th November 2013. The event will be broadcast live around the world at the Porsche Macan microsite. The Porsche Macan is the Cayenne’s little brother and, as such, won’t go down well with Porsche purists. For the rest of us, though, it’s an exciting new model which will broaden Porsche’s market appeal. Hey, it might even intensify your life, as the marketing slogan suggests.