Thursday, October 31, 2019

Porsche Star Wars, part four or maybe five

I can't keep up with all the Star Wars Porsche stuff these days! I ordered the Blue Ace from the cartoon Star Wars Resistance. The Blue Ace starship was designed to mimic the Porsche 917K with Gulf livery. This photo shows the two Hot Wheels scale Porsche 917s and the Blue Ace. Hot Wheels doesn't always get the colors right, but the resemblance is striking.

Planes, trains, boats and automobiles

Porsche is everywhere these days. Porsche Design now has a hand in new electric planes, modern trains, high-end boats, of course automobiles and even Star Wars. It's a good time to be a Porsche enthusiast. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Monday, October 28, 2019

New Hot Wheels

A new Porsche 917 LH Hot Wheels just arrived in the mail today. This is a 1:64 scale model of the 917 Martini "hippie car" from Le Mans 1971. I have something special planned for this little car...

Saturday, October 26, 2019

More Porsche Star Wars


In the Star Wars Resistance animated series there is a starship called Blue Ace that is piloted by Torra Doza. The Blue Ace was designed based on the Porsche 917K in Gulf livery. There is a Hot Wheels scale model of the Blue Ace. I plan to buy one!

Porsche | Boeing announcement

During all the Star Wars Porsche publicity, there was another Porsche announcement that is creating excitement without four wheels.

Porsche and Boeing announced that they'll work together to develop a concept for an upscale commercial passenger drone and to evaluate the potential market for such a vehicle.

Here's some more information.

Taycan cover design

Porsche Taycan front and back cover designs for the 2020 PCA RPM.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Star Wars Porsche fun

With the Star Wars Porsche promotion in full swing, I'm having way too much fun breaking out my childhood toys. This droid appears to match both scale and color of the prototype Boxster.

Co-pilot

Astromech navigator!

Baltimore Annapolis old train line bike path

It's been a couple weeks without riding and with the fall weather making rideable days fewer and fewer, I wanted to get out for some miles today. I was aiming for 40 miles, but a portion of the path was closed again limiting me to 34.5 miles. In the end that was ok because I was running out of steam and my legs were starting to hurt. I guess two weeks off wasn't good to me.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Astromech!

Still had my old Star Wars figures! I hope these fit in the new Star Wars Porsche spaceship!

Porsche | Star Wars

My two biggest passions growing up were Porsche and Star Wars. And all these years later, the two brands are collaborating! Porsche and Star Wars are designing a fantasy starship together. I can't wait to see the end result!

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Some time driving the GT3 Cup

I had some time this afternoon, so I drove a few laps in the Porsche GT3 Cup at Lime Rock. Love this car and this short little track!

Friday, October 18, 2019

Taycan shirt idea

Designed this for a T-shirt concept. Hope it gets the green light. I'd sure like one!

Monday, October 14, 2019

Porsche day

Today I changed the oil in the 986 Boxster and took the 1998 Porsche Bike S for a 34-mile ride. This was the first long ride with the new Ergon GP5 handlebar grips and I really think these will help my Chesapeake & Ohio 184.5 mile attempt next year. They definitely help keep my wrists straight which will help reduce fatigue. Overall I had a fun ride and a fun day!

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Bike FS and Bike S comparison

After wrapping up Dennis' Porsche Bike FS refurbish project, which included new fork elastomers, new brake rotors, calibers, levers, new grip shifters and cables and new tires and tubes, I took it out for a short ride and compared it to my 1998 Porsche Bike S. Both bikes are similar with the key differences being the disc brakes and rear shock on the Bike FS. The Bike FS costs more and is more rare than the Bike S, but both ride well. Dennis' Bike FS is now riding, braking, turning and shifting so smoothly, I want to spend some time refurbishing mine again! I do need a new rear cassette and chain for sure as the Bike FS is shifting smoother and quieter than the Bike S.

That's Radical



I hung out yesterday at the RADwood event in Boston, MA. RADwood is a car show that celebrates the cars and culture of the 1980s and 1990s. Every model from that timeframe was on display including 911, 924, 928, 930, 944, 964, 968 and 993. None of my cars fit these years, but what a radical time I had!


Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Porsche Bike FS finished

The Porsche Bike FS project is now complete. My friend Dennis dropped it off and since then the brake rotors, levers and calipers were replaced, the front shocks were rebuilt, tires and tubes changed and grip shifters and shifting cables replaced. All the replacement parts were German-made cycling components that were offered on Porsche bicycles.

I think the bike turned out well. Only thing left is to take it for a test ride and hand it back off to Dennis.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

New Ergon GP5

Arriving back to Maryland from Reno yesterday, I found a box with new handle bar grips awaiting me. These are the same grips and bars I installed on the 2004 Porsche Bike X except these are for "grip shift" bikes. I just installed on the 1998 Porsche Bike S today in preparation for next year's Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath 184.5 mile ride attempt.

Not only do these look awesome, they are way more comfortable!

Monday, October 7, 2019

End of Oktoberfest

Celebrated the end of Oktoberfest in an airplane. Not ideal, but I make the most of what I've got.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Oktoberfest

Even on a plane flight from Baltimore to Denver I found an opportunity to celebrate Oktoberfest!

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...