Women of leisure, by Cape Town based fashion photographer and filmmaker Henrik Purienne.
A still from a 1955 British Pathé newsreel titled “World’s Most Dangerous Sport”, filmed in Bavaria, Germany. Notice that the driver of the Porsche 550 Spyder wears a helmet but the skiers do not.
James Dean brought his 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster to Santa Barbara’s airport course, fated to be his last race. His premature death in a car crash cemented his legendary status as an American actor and petrolhead.
Porsche Museum, Stuttgart, Deutschland, designed by Delugan Meissl. Photo by Marcus Jendretzke.
Dick Barbour’s Porsche 935 K3/80 at Le Mans, 1980. Photo by Charlie Morgan.
Dick Barbour finished 5th overall and 1st in the IMSA class - driven by John Fitzpatrick, Brian Redman and team owner Dick Barbour - heading into the Esses.
‘Design must be functional and functionality has to be translated visually into aesthetics, without gags that have to be explained first. A product that is coherent in form requires no adornment. It is enhanced by the purity of its form. Good design should be honest.’
- Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, passed away in Austria on April 5th, 2012.
Ferdinand ‘Butzi’ Alexander Porsche, grandson of the founder of the sports car maker and designer of the iconic Porsche 911 and 904 Carrera GTS, has died in Zell am See, Austria, at 76 years old.
The designer was born in Stuttgart, Germany, December 11th, 1935. The original Porsche 911 (intended to be named the 901) was first shown at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show, on sale a year later for 5,500 USD. The two-door, rear-engined low-rider set the precedent for the look of the company’s design in general and the 911 in particular, whose seventh generation now sells for 115,000 USD. The Porsche 911, alongside the 904 Carrera GTS also designed by ‘Butzi’, is likewise credited with dominating the past 40 years of practice within sports car racing design.
Photo of the Porsche construction hall in 1965. Every Porsche is placed on a mobile platform. Almost everything is made & placed by hand.
The Illest RWB Pandora One Porsche 911, photo by Jeremy Cliff.
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Porsche 935 Martini Racing.