Friday, August 31, 2018

Early morning run

Another short and easy 2.4 miles this morning around the park near my new home in the greater Baltimore area. The new Porsche Design EC Running shoes feel good on these short runs. I wanted to go further but my goal is to run this distance three days in a row and then take a day off. So short and slow is the rule right now.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

New Porsche Design EC Running shoes

I have not given up on my dream of running the Boston Marathon in Porsche Design shoes. However I've let myself get too far out of shape so I am truly starting from zero again. Normally that would frustrate me but I've done this over and over again so I know the routine.

Part of the routine is getting the right shoes to start running and building up a base of miles again. You need shoes with a little extra rubber and cushioning under them until you get your legs strengthened to go without. And to do that very thing, I got some new Porsche Design EC Running shoes that I plan to run with this fall and winter. And then next spring when I've got my legs strengthened up again I can switch back to the Porsche Design Endurance Boost lightweight running shoes.

Here's what Porsche Design has to say on their website about the EC Running shoes:

With sophisticated engineering and refined details, the EC Running from Porsche Design Sport by adidas is gym-ready while still looking sharp enough for the street. Made with an abrasion-resistant Tubular rubber outsole with medial pronation support, the shoe's handsome upper comes in a mix of synthetic and mesh material with a 3D metallic look. Includes an extra set of laces.

I look forward to running with these new Porsche Design shoes. I think I'll start with my second run tomorrow morning!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Sixteen Candles

At Live Casino in Hanover, Maryland I found an awesome Porsche 944 in incredible condition. The car was part of a Sixteen Candles display. I don't think I ever saw the entire movie, but I know enough to remember that there was a red 944 in it. Anyway, what a great car!!!

New Porsche Design running shoes

This morning was my first run with my new Porsche Design running shoes. I only did about 2 1/2 miles but that's because I'm just getting back into running ... yet again. The shoes felt amazing, my legs didn't feel too shabby either. I look forward to increasing the miles. I'll write up more about the shoes tomorrow.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

To another great Porsche weekend! Prost!

Favorite of the weekend - Gmund 356 SL 063

My favorite Porsche of the weekend, without a doubt, is the 1951 Le Mans class winning Porsche Gmund SL 063. This car has been rebuilt my Rod Emory to the original 1951 specifications. The following information is from the Rod Emory website about the car...

This is the car that arguably started it all, Porsche's first works Le Mans entry and class winner.

1951 was a great year for Porsche as it launched its fledgling company's cars into competition around the world. Having produced a small run of vehicles with aluminum bodies early in its serialized production of the 356, Porsche was asked to compete in the 1951 24 Hours of Le Mans. Europe was getting back on its feet from the war and there was a great deal of development in the automotive sector. Ferdinand Porsche was forged in an environment of creativity and competition, so racing was a natural for him and his sons followed suit.

The road to Le Mans was paved with accidents as the company tested the mettle of its cars and drivers who would need to last a full 24 hours. Three of the four cars prepared for competition suffered significant damage, so only one was left as the sole entrant for the mid-June event. The hopes of an entire company rested on the shoulders of the two French drivers and an aluminum-bodied coupe with a 1.1-liter engine.

And the rest is history. This car beat the competition and started a long history of Porsche motorsport competition and a passion for racing cars. It was great to see the car that started it all. 

Monterey Historics at Laguna Seca

Today was the Monterey Historics at Laguna Seca. Another fantastic Porsche day. It was great to see both Porsche street cars and race cars. Amazing sights and racing action. My favorite was the Porsche 908/3 that easily won its class.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Werks Reunion Monterey

Today was the Porsche Club of America Werks Reunion event in Monterey, California.

Simply amazing. 600+ Porsche cars on a golf course along the coast.

I had a great time. Words just won't do it justice.

Magnus Walker

I'm a big fan of Magnus Walker. He's made his passion for Porsche a full time and life long adventure.

And as a fan I've collected his set of Hot Wheels Porsche cars.

Today I had an opportunity to briefly meet him and I had a thin sharpie and one of those Hot Wheels handy. I asked him if he'd sign it and he kindly did. He was very nice about it and thanked me for my support. Great guy.

The car he signed was the Hot Wheels version of his 277 911. His signature car. I'll be adding this to my Hot Wheels Porsche collection for sure.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Porsche Design ECRunning

I'm starting to get serious about running again. Well, after running one whole day in a row I'd like to get serious again. And that was only 2 miles this morning.

After taking too much time off this summer, my ultra lightweight Porsche Design Endurance Boost running shoes are not ideal for starting over.

So, I just ordered some "fuller" shoes to begin my running quest all over with. I ordered the Porsche Design ECRunning shoes from the PD website this morning. These running shoes, like the Endurance Boost, are made by Porsche Design and Adidas. But these shoes have more cushioning and support, which I'll need until I slim back down to under 200 pounds. Once under 200, I can switch back to the Endurance Boost for track sprint training.

I ordered black and red, of course, so they match with my black and red Adidas running clothes and my Porsche Bike S mountain bike and Bike X road bike.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Porsche indy car

A steering wheel from the 1989 Porsche Indy car driven by Teo Fabi arrived at the office today. What an awesome sight. I remember watching this race car on TV in my early 20s. It was a great throwback seeing the actual steering wheel today!

Friday, August 10, 2018

New tires!

Put new tires on my Boxster today. Just like my Cayenne and on all of my Porsche bicycles, I got Continental rubber. ExtremeContact Sport 205/50 series in the front and 255/40 in the rear.

I'm a Continental guy for sure. It's a German company, sponsors racing and makes rubber for cars, bikes and even shoes. I have three pairs of Adidas running shoes with Continental rubber.

I didn't realize how bad my previous tires were until I put these on. Drives great!

Monday, August 6, 2018

Ignition coil bolts

After breaking one and losing another, I drove down to Porsche of Annapolis to pick up a couple replacement spark plug coil bolts. Tomorrow morning I'll make an attempt to fix the problem I created.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Porsche wins!

Wright Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 R just won the GTD class at Road America. Great race!

Saturday, August 4, 2018

New plugs and coils

Today I installed new spark plugs and ignition coils in the Cayenne S. I also changed out the upper torque strut.

All went well until I dropped one coil bolt and snapped another. So I'll be ordering two bolts Monday and replacing those when they come in.

Recovery week

Last week was a week to forget. Got a flat tire on the Bike X and crashed the Bike S. And in two consecutive days. This week I’m back on the...