Welcome to Paper Jam, the feature where we highlight the best automotive advertisements from the past! Print might be nearly dead, but our scanners are just getting warmed up.
I was searching for rally Porsches (because I am deeply in love with rally Porsches) when I came across this vintage 1981 Porsche Rally 924 in a lovely Martini livery. It's perfect.
On the bottom of this picture, we see a standard Porsche 924. Skinny wheels, narrow track. At the top is a race-ready, road-legal 924 GTS. Big power, big wheels, big tires, and a widebody kit to keep everything from poking into the open air.
Think you've seen it all?
"I think I must've counted every single shift that I did for the last two or three hours of the race."
These days, even the 914 gets more love than the Porsche 924. Still, the Audi/VW Transporter engined coupe knows how to go sideways.
The 911 GT3RS. The 959. The Carrera GT. People usually associate the name "Porsche" with incredibly fast sports cars with wild handling and lively steering. And then there's the 924. It was originally a Volkswagen. It barely had 100 horsepower. It had a van engine. And it sold like hotcakes.
Welcome to Found Around The District, where we highlight fascinating cars we find around a city where people are too busy fighting through traffic and hunting for parking to drive anything interesting: Washington, D.C.
You know you’re treading German ground when a car ad is called a technical paper. And judging by the sheer amount of Helvetica numerals, it may well be a technical paper. After all, do Porsches need salesmen? (via ISO50)
On paper, the 944 looks like it should utterly dominate low-budget endurance racing, what with its perfect 50/50 weight distribution and sophisticated suspension setup.
The majority of applicants for the West Coast 24 Hours Of LeMons races get rejected, so it's a good idea to get the attention of LeMons HQ with an outstanding team video.
Here's what appears to be a late-night German infomercial for the 1980 Porsche 924 and 924 Turbo. Outdoorsy young Porsche owners, dedicated Porsche factory workers, and Porsche Le Mans racers all make appearances.
After all the excitement over the Gay Deep Throated Angry Demon 914rrari this morning, the chorus of demons here in the Hell Garage has begun chanting "Small-Block Porsche! Small-Block Porsche!" It's always best to obey the Hell Garage Demons, lest you find yourself driving a silver 4-year-old Camry or some other …