1985 Porsche 911 Carrera Euro
I bought this car during the spring of 2003. My original track car was a street car that I sort-of converted to a track car. The roll bar was removable, so it was easy to turn back into a street car. After a few events (featured below), I realized that I wanted a dedicated track car that I could thrash with little consequences. I ended up selling the old one.
at Johnson’s Alignment, found this particular car (the previous owner runs with
the POC as well) for me. The car was well-sorted, but still had some “street”
comforts that we quickly got rid of. The best part about this car for me was
the fact that it lacks a sunroof. At 6’4”, I needed as much room as possible.
The “Euro” model came with a compression ratio of 10.3:1 (reported) and
slightly different gearing than its
Initial modifications included:
Aux oil cooler up front
A complete roll cage
Headers and exhaust
During the summer of 2004, the car went back to AASE Motors for some additional work. I wanted to make the car a bit more competitive. As well, the fact that it was a Euro-spec engine bumped me up a class. I wanted to play with the boys in JP class. In order to do so, I had to reduce the compression to 9.5:1. The good news is they checked the engine before doing this and the compression came in at 9.8:1 (below the reported 10.3:1). A drop of .3:1 was needed to make it class-legal. I doubt anyone could notice the difference in the compression change, though. While we were in there, we did a few other things…
Rebuilt engine with new compression
AASCO Valve springs
Limited slip differential
New clutch with LWF
Re-geared 1-5 (AWESOME! If you want more info on this, e-mail me)
These are from The California Speedway with the Porsche Owners Club (POC) in March of 2004.
Here are a few pictures before we added the bumpers, etc. at Willow Springs.
1995 Porsche 993 Cabriolet
I bought this car in February of
2000. Adventurine Green is one of my most favorite
colors. This was the perfect southern
This was my first track event. It was a DE with Tracquest at Buttonwillow.
Nice work with the tape… I was drunk and it was early (OK, I wasn’t drunk…).
This was my second DE with Tracquest at Laguna Seca. The first picture is the corkscrew.
1997 Porsche 993 S
I bought this car during the fall
of 2002. The Glacier White exterior really caught my eye. When I buy my 993TT, it
is going to be Glacier White (that or Speed Yellow, Silver, Black, or Arena
Red). It had 11,400 miles when I bought it. The car was immaculate. The
These pictures were taken at the dealership (Truspeed Motorcars).
Here are a few pictures of all three.
I love this picture.
Just a few pictures of the family…