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by Sam
Mon Dec 05, 2022 3:09 pm
Forum: Classic Porsche General Chat
Topic: Your Porsche pic of the day......
Replies: 27473
Views: 1159317

Re: Your Porsche pic of the day......

^ Yes! Needs silver or gold wheels of a newer design - Azevs or Rufs or BBS or something - and the side decals binning, but otherwise I’d full slag around in that.

ETA. Oooh - 928 Wintercult wheels.
by Sam
Sun Dec 04, 2022 11:17 pm
Forum: Porsche Future Events
Topic: Classic Le Mans 2023
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: Classic Le Mans 2023

yoda wrote: Sun Dec 04, 2022 11:51 am I always get the road trip blues in December ….. need to find a good way to get a winter fix.
Winter skids can be great. I’ve done a couple of awesome drives down to friends in Bavaria in Jan and Feb. Not ideal for an old car, but surely you’ve got something new and fancy to replace the GT3?
by Sam
Tue Nov 29, 2022 9:55 pm
Forum: Classic Porsche General Chat
Topic: Your Porsche pic of the day......
Replies: 27473
Views: 1159317

Re: Your Porsche pic of the day......

^ oh yes! What a shot. I love that car. Imagine the drama of seeing it rip up there. Driver’s feet inches from the nose, head above a pipe cleaner roll bar, only a bent wooden fence between it and the drop. Immense.
by Sam
Tue Nov 29, 2022 9:50 pm
Forum: Classic Porsche General Chat
Topic: my non-Porsche picture of the day
Replies: 21296
Views: 741331

Re: my non-Porsche picture of the day

Lightweight_911 wrote: Mon Nov 28, 2022 1:49 pm Marcus ('decapman') was/is the secretary of the DS section of the Citroen Car Club - not sure that he's involved with CX models ...
He definitely had a CX Familiale, maybe it stopped there. Haven’t seen him for years.
by Sam
Mon Nov 28, 2022 9:40 pm
Forum: Classic Porsche General Chat
Topic: O/T - Der uber-shed
Replies: 255
Views: 9623

Re: O/T - Der uber-shed

I see there was a sound system at the far end for Mrs S’s birthday.

If you like I can bring my controller and extensive collection of electronic music for the DDK party. What could be better for a German car club than a Berghain style techno sex party?
by Sam
Sun Nov 27, 2022 7:58 pm
Forum: Classic Porsche General Chat
Topic: my non-Porsche picture of the day
Replies: 21296
Views: 741331

Re: my non-Porsche picture of the day

That looks spectacular! decapman from here used to be in charge of the CX owners club, not sure if he still is.
by Sam
Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:19 pm
Forum: Classic Porsche General Chat
Topic: my non-Porsche picture of the day
Replies: 21296
Views: 741331

Re: my non-Porsche picture of the day

Oh what I’d give to be back in 95 - I was there, with a lady, at the bar drinking JD all day. Not a worry in the world. My 66 Ghia was on display. 27 years ago! Crazy. That’s presumably KS’s chopped yellow car peeping in the side. I was there too. Not old enough to drive yet, but I had my 66 Beetle...
by Sam
Mon Nov 14, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: Classic Porsche General Chat
Topic: EV conversions and DVLA
Replies: 56
Views: 1853

Re: EV conversions and DVLA

^ that all seems thoroughly sensible. No tax on EVs initially meant quick adoption which meant quick creation of charging infrastructure. Now that’s in place the EVs don’t need so much of an incentive as they work for most people without much compromise.
by Sam
Sun Nov 13, 2022 8:43 pm
Forum: Classic Porsche General Chat
Topic: EV conversions and DVLA
Replies: 56
Views: 1853

Re: EV conversions and DVLA

Get yourself along to a modern supercar show KS, full of kids and 20-somethings.

We just like old giffer cars.
by Sam
Fri Nov 11, 2022 10:16 pm
Forum: Classic Porsche General Chat
Topic: EV conversions and DVLA
Replies: 56
Views: 1853

Re: EV conversions and DVLA

I'd love to see their technical arguments on these actions. They started clamping down on major changes a while ago. The only new thing here is that people are now putting electric motors in and telling the DVLA. This horrific tale was a catalyst I think: https://amp.theguardian.com/uk/2008/dec/18/...
by Sam
Thu Nov 10, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Classic Porsche General Chat
Topic: EV conversions and DVLA
Replies: 56
Views: 1853

Re: EV conversions and DVLA

But being capable of such acceleration means the cars need all sorts of big heavy bits they wouldn’t need if the performance was more sensible, so the cars would be more efficient, go farther, be quieter etc if their acceleration wasn’t so needlessly strong. The i3 (and the insight before it) had fa...
by Sam
Tue Nov 08, 2022 2:51 pm
Forum: Classic Porsche General Chat
Topic: The cost of filling up your car ...
Replies: 68
Views: 2604

Re: The cost of filling up your car ...

And people don’t buy 20 or 30 year old petrol and diesel cars, they get dismantled too. Engines and get boxes don’t last forever either and oil isn’t exactly free from human rights issues. EVs are a fancy new consumer product that the people making them want you to buy even though you probably could...
by Sam
Tue Nov 08, 2022 9:03 am
Forum: Classic Porsche General Chat
Topic: The cost of filling up your car ...
Replies: 68
Views: 2604

Re: The cost of filling up your car ...

> You call it free, you mean free at the point of consumption You’re right, in the John Locke / Ultra Nate sense it’s far from free. And in the Marxist sense it couldn’t be further from freedom to use taxes (disproportionately paid for by poorer people) to subsidise the lifestyle choices of people w...
by Sam
Mon Nov 07, 2022 3:53 pm
Forum: Classic Porsche General Chat
Topic: The cost of filling up your car ...
Replies: 68
Views: 2604

Re: The cost of filling up your car ...

I have a VW iD4 and can’t fault it. I don’t have a home charger and I’ve had the EV for just over a year and done 8000+ miles as a commuter. I’ve spent £54 in total on charging for the year (a trip to Bournemouth from Scotland last Xmas). The rest has been free. Free how? I’d guess solar but I know...
by Sam
Sun Nov 06, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Classic Porsche General Chat
Topic: Your Porsche pic of the day......
Replies: 27473
Views: 1159317

Re: Your Porsche pic of the day......

23e Heure wrote: Sun Nov 06, 2022 7:35 pm Nope sorry. I’m on the east coast now
Lowestoft?

I’m having second thoughts now anyway, a flight price of $500 piqued my interest but hotels want £300+ a night.