Safari 911s have been the hot Porsche for a while now, with fanatics lifting their cars just to go to Cars and Coffee and congratulate themselves with an Instagram photo. That is not how Jason Lightner drives his 912 rally car.
Everything is cooler in off-road trim—even the 420,666,069th Mazda Miata you’ve seen on the internet, or a Porsche 912 that was already cool. The masterminds behind the Gambler 500 recently dropped by Hoonigan for a good ol’ fashioned hoon-off, and needless to say, everybody wins in their battle of cool cars catching…
Oszkar Bacsi told me that every time he goes out in his heavily modified 1969 Porsche 912 Slantnose, he wonders if he’ll come back in one piece. Not exactly the most comforting thing to hear while riding shotgun up a worn out canyon road at dusk, but I understood why he said it.
Take the religious following of air-cooled Porsche 911s, then reduce that to the community of folks who are evangelists for the four-cylinder 912, and you’ve got a group of seriously passionate people. Like most passionate people that I’ve met, they want to bring you into the fold and show you why whatever it is they…
It’s easy for us to think of German cars as peerlessly designed, unmatched in their engineering. But the veneer of perfection is often broken, particularly in the automotive world.
Porsche had to build the 912 between 1965 and 69 to have something in its lineup for buyers who were used to a bargain basement 356 and just couldn't afford a 911. Today, its rarity makes it a collector car.
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.
When I first saw the photo of Santa standing over a wrecked vintage Porsche in New York City (above) I thought it all seemed just a little too perfect. I even assumed it was maybe a commercial shoot. It wasn't. Now Santa's chimed in to explain exactly what happened.
Tony "Junkyard Dog" Adamowicz flogged this Porsche to TransAm victory in 1968. The car began life as a shell from a NYC Impound lot — a 912 the team fitted with a 911 engine. [via vnkndsn]
The 1968 Porsche 912 is a thing of beauty. But what if you neuter one with a barely-60-MPH-top-speed-generating 12 HP electric motor? Not this. Instead, here's how one Hollywood producer turned a Porsche into a slower-than-a-Prius electric pile of compost.
Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. We haven't seen any 1960s Porsche 911s, but here's another Alameda 912.
Perhaps you breathed a sigh of relief after Chevy-Powered Porsche Hell was over with, figuring that (with the small-block-motivated 911 winning so decisively) you would be spared the temptation of a hacked-up Porsche sporting a non-Stuttgart engine for quite a while. However Project Car Hell doesn't work that way;…