While the automotive community is loud and present in South Africa, it’s hard to argue that shows like Players Classic and Raceism don’t have international appeal. With heaps of excitement, Wade and Nini boarded a plane and made the 6,000 mile journey from Cape Town to London, all in the name of seeing an eclectic mix of incredible machines. Neither expected, however, to leave with a mission. “Nini, my girlfriend, was completely drawn to the old school BMWs.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: the Porsche 911 is undoubtedly the “quintessential sports car.” Everything about it speaks to its enthusiast-driven nature. Porsche, as a brand, still prides itself as perhaps the most enthusiast-centric marque in the world, and we’d be hard pressed to disagree.
Every four years, the Olympics of Porsche events, Rennsport Reunion, comes around. This year was the third at the legendary Laguna Seca raceway but sixth event in total. It is undeniably the best display and gathering of Porsches in the world. Everything from the No. 1 356 and the 91k to the La Mans winning 935 k3 and 919 hybrid make an appearance, offering a bit of something to everyone with love for the marque.
You name it: it was there.
Photography by: Jim Bob Barnett – Additional Photography by: Jandy Mendo
Jandy sent out a message to our group chat: “Death Valley Veterans Day weekend.” That’s all he said, but we all knew we had to be there. Andy, aka Jandy, is a good friend of mine and a master trip planner who regularly tries to get a group of friends out as often as he can, but with so many conflicting schedules and lives, it’s been harder and harder to all get together.
California’s “Golden State” moniker might not stem from its iconic sunsets and its “golden hour,” but its certainly fitting. As he made his way down the 79 freeway on the backside of Palomar Mountain, Ash Throp was prompted to pull over and take advantage of the dying light on the horizon. Distant clouds softened the sun as it cast long shadows across the tarmac: perfect for a backlit photo session on an empty road.