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It’s time for another Porsche night…

Once again, the Porsche Soundnacht took its place a few weeks ago, at the Porsche Museum.

Eleven fabulous cars and sounds. My favorite though, was the orange RSR IROC !

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Kussmaul Chronicles.

Introduction video for what seems to be truly a MUST-HAVE book, the “Kussmaul Chronicles”. Obviously, it chronicles the life and exploits of R. Kussmaul, who stayed for more than 30 years at Porsche’s motorsport department.

As you’ll see he was involved in all of Porsche’s racing achievements during that period. What a life !

The book can be bought here, and I’m off to order mine. Ciao !

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Just another milk run

Well, not your typical shopping run… Not when you’re driving a street legal Porsche 962, going for errands, enjoying a drink, etc.

What was new to me was that carbon monocoque 962’s existed at all. Apparently there was a small batch made by Vern Schuppan for eccentric, ultra wealthy customers… the sort you find in Japan.

Also, kudos for the beautiful photography and audio on the video. Enjoy.

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Tetra bonus

You can’t miss this video which gets together 4 stars in it’s own right: 1987 Le Mans winner Porsche 962, tested by Chris “Monkey” Harris at Porsche’s Weissach test track, preceded by a chat with 962 project leader, Norbert Singer. Uff…

There’s a lot to admire here (apart from the 962), the attitude and keen observations by Chris Harris, the nerve of the Porsche Museum in freely loaning a multi-million dollar car for Chris to rip around a racetrack and, finally, small glimpses of the design decisions made by the 962 team, as told by Norbert Singer.

PS – I also like that the ignition key is just like the one on my 911…

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