Thursday, November 30, 2017

Porsche con Sabor a Tejas

Tejas Treffpunkt

November 18, 2017
Spring Street Studios
Houston, TX



Now in its second year, and with a more rebellious name, Tejas Treffpunkt (originally Tejas Treffen) has matured into a very well-organized event with numerous activities. The renaming of the gathering of Porsche machines is another story in itself. The CliffsNotes being that Porsche Club of America wanted the "Treffen" name all to themselves so the awesome organizers picked Treffpunkt instead.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Track Vigilante

1973 BMW 3.0 CSL

US Vintage National Championship
November 4, 2017
Circuit of the Americas
Austin, TX



The 3.0 CSL has endeared the hearts of racing fans during its time, as well as the hearts of modern racing fans who yearn for the nostalgia-inducing vintage machineries. To those who either grew up in the 70's or to those who wish they were adolescents back in that era, the term "Batmobile" could either mean that thing that the world's most famous vigilante rides around Gotham or that thing that BMW AG introduced into BMW's lineup in 1972. Both of which are rightfully intimidating and menacing in their own ways, may it be on the crime-ridden streets or on the race track where the only crime one can commit is to not push a car to its limits.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Two Porsche's in a Pod

US Vintage National Championship
November 4, 2017
Circuit of the Americas
Austin, TX


It is always fun walking through the pit and the garages, and it is also a hit or miss situation in terms of spotting the interesting cars. Now I'm not an expert on the cars' history and significance, but I don't mind being criticized either for liking cars that most people wouldn't even give a second look. Two cars in particular piqued my interest. Both are Porsches, and both were actual racing cars in the IMSA races.