Friday, January 23, 2009
Apres Victory Lane
I wandered my way to the website of Otto's Venice today and found this picture of a Porsche 914 celebrating after a race. Otto's is a premier Porsche-only garage where race cars and their engines are fabricated. Although, since 1973, Otto has taken care of all types of Porsches in Porsche-rich Southern California, he seems to have an affinity for the 914-6, the much maligned mid-engined joint venture with Volkswagen. I've referred to "Porsche Purist Dicks" (see this post) before who simply insist that a Porsche isn't a Porsche unless it's air cooled and rear engined, unlike so many 944s (the much maligned joint venture with Audi), Boxsters, Caymans, 928s et cetera. And then there are guys like Otto, who seem to know better. He would much prefer to whip unholy ass on the track in his race-prepped 914-6 named "Rudy" then fill the front boot of his street car with ice and 1970s-era pull-top cans of Bud, and laugh about all the 911s he passed.