Oct 6, 2012

Porsche Rally

My friend Gary owns two vintage  Porsches that he is constantly working on and upgrading. These cars require constant adjustments, upgrades, fixes and parts, parts that have to be hunted down from a variety of sources, since parts for Porsches over a certain age are hard to come by. 

There was a local Porsche rally in Dunedin, and he asked me to drive the 944, and he drove the 928. 

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Behind the wheel of his 1987 Porsche 944; the 928 is just ahead

Below: Gary's two Porsches. The 944 is on the left, the 928 is on the right

This is a Porsche 356, Porsche's first production car, with a rear engine, created by Dr. Ferdinand "Ferry" Porsche, son of Ferdinand Porsche, founder of the company. This model was produced between 1948 to 1965 with few changes except for mechanical improvements.

Below: the interior

There was someone there named Markus Reschny with a remote control helicopter with a GoPro camera attached to it, taking pictures of the rally.

I spent some time talking with him about his rig; I've been toying with the idea of doing the same thing. His helecopter was battery powered, making it very quiet, although flight time averages only around fifteen minutes.

He has a Facebook page called The Elevated Perspective that showcases some of the photography he's done using the R/C helicopter. 

Below: an aerial shot of the event (courtesy Markus Reschny, The Elevated Perspective)

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