All In The Details | Two Classic Porsches

A photo essay of two classic Porsches focusing in some of the unique details of these specific cars. Pictured below is a 1969 Porsche 911E Targa in Gold Metallic, and a 1974 Porsche 914-6 in black.

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Original leather luggage straps
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Rare, original key pouch
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Tan interior with houndstooth inserts and rare houndstooth inlay on the dash
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Original tool kit, and super rare factory travel kit
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While on the shoot another 911 joined in for a shot and the owner was nice enough to let me take the car for a spin. It was my first time driving a classic 911, and I must say, it was very different than anything else I had ever been behind the wheel of before. It took some adapting to, but I could definitely get used to it, which is a good thing, because I do hope to own one of these eventually.
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The 914-6. The less common of the 914’s offered by Porsche, these came with a proper flat-six instead of the 4 pot like the bulk of the 914’s.
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A very interesting detail with these cars, whether you like it or not, is the white headlamp surrounds. These were a defining detail of the 914-6 that the regular 914’s did not come with.
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Dundarave Porsche Show & Ride 2014

The Dundarave Porsche Show & Ride is a must attend event every year for me. It’s a laid back atmosphere with beautiful Porsches of all years, great conversation with owners, builders, restorers, and friends, as well as good coffee and food all right on the main strip in the little West Vancouver village. It’s an event not to be missed if you are any bit into Porsches, which of course, I am.

Official Event Page: http://showandride.ca/

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2013 Photos: https://andrewholliday.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/dundarave-porsche-show-ride/

All works © Andrew Holliday Photography 2014

Please do not reproduce without the expressed written consent of Andrew Holliday.

Bali Blue

While Vancouver has a fair share of Porsche’s kicking around its streets, there’s some that stand out a lot more than others. Now some might stand out because they have bold, exotic features, some have big spoilers and widened body panels, and some have brightly coloured wheels, graphics, and roll cages. Amongst all these Porsches though, there is one model called the 356.

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The 356 was built from 1948-1965 and it fused together high-class fashion and sportiness so incredibly well, and so timelessly that it stands out amongst any crowd for simply being so damn beautiful. And while it has your eyes captivated by it’s beauty, the sporty shape, and the details of the gauges and instruments grab at your soul, drawing out an inescapable desire to get behind the wheel and just drive. It’s the kind of car you’d expect to find a young, fashionable Robert Redford in, perhaps driving through a picturesque European countryside with the windows down on a sunny Saturday morning to pick up the local paper, or a book, and bring it back to his cottage. Or maybe Audrey Hepburn in a silk headscarf, long gloves and sunglasses zipping through the streets of Paris, a luggage rack and suitcases on the back. It’s the type of car that is so classy it almost seems fitting only in dreamt up scenarios, or picture perfect movie scenes with handsome actors or beautiful actresses.

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This particular Porsche 356, in its lustrous coats of Bali Blue, is a 1964 SC model, original to BC and bought from Clarkdale VW in 1964. It sat and collected dust after the 70’s and it was many years before, thankfully, it was given a bare metal restoration undertaken by the team at Jakobs Porsche Specialists in North Vancouver, BC.  They did a phenomenal job on the car. I could not stop looking at the gorgeous Bali Blue paint and combing over all the elegant little details.

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All works © Andrew Holliday Photography 2014

Please do not reproduce without the expressed written consent of Andrew Holliday.

Salzburg Rally Beetle | Retro Cars Magazine Cover Feature

Pacing the roads of the Sea to Sky Highway in BC is one place you may spot this 1971 Beetle built by Dave Hord, but don’t be fooled by the clean appearance portrayed in these images because you’ll also find this car tearing up the dirt roads all around the forests and mountains along the Sea to Sky.

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Never having met before, Dave called me up one day regarding his beetle, saying he knew that he wanted me to shoot it, and that the shoot should be featured in Retro Cars Magazine, and that it needed to be done before it hit the dirt. I was very flattered, and couldn’t wait to shoot the car. Dave’s plans definitely did come to fruition as the car was completed, the shoot was done, it was featured in Retro Cars Magazine November 2013 issue(It even made the cover!), and now he drives it daily and competes in Rallycross events and Time Speed Distance Rallies with it.

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The car was built to resemble an original 71′-73′ Porsche Austria(the official importers of Volkswagen at the time) Salzburg Rally Beetle, but underneath it’s retro livery is much more modern equipment, giving this car performance that could put Porsches to shame in the twisties. This is what I hear anyway. Dave has yet to take me for a ride in it… eh hem…Dave.

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While Dave’s time, hard work, mechanical skill, and attention to detail can be clearly seen in his Beetle, you can also see that his qualities extend to many other areas of his life and one of those is putting on some great events. Dave and a good friend of his, Warwick Patterson run Classic Car Adventures and they put together some amazing classic car road rallies in British Columbia. I have featured two of their events in the past here: 2013 Thanksgiving Sea To Sky Run, 2012 Thanksgiving Sea To Sky Run

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View the Magazine Feature in full HERE.  Scroll down to “Cover Feature ‘Saltzburg Spirit’ in November 2013 Issue of Retro Cars Magazine” after the jump.

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Shoutouts:

Geoff Peterson | Canada Customs & Hotrods // Rob Frose | AVR Import Specialties

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Please do not reproduce without the expressed written consent of Andrew Holliday.

Eisenach’s Most Beautiful Creation – The 1938 BMW 327/28

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There may not be a more elegant combination of black and white paint than on this 1938 BMW 327/28, the most desirable pre-war sports car in Europe, and one of the best performing of the time. This car, built at the German Automobilwerk Eisenach plant was one of 569 models ever built. Probably the most beautiful thing to ever come out of the plant that was open from 1896-1991.

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This now perfect example was once in rough shape after the wear and tear of being driven to various West Coast rallies over 13 years(8,000km’s). This is when it was brought North to Canada for a major restoration which took over 5000 very focused hours at Jellybean Autocrafters in Surrey, BC. No replacement panels or parts for this BMW are available for purchase any more so almost everything had to be fabricated.

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The attention to detail from the guys at Jellybean is impeccable. The parts recreated were no easy feat. Suspension bushings, hinges and pedals, brake adjusters, lock barrels, the hood, the back end, tail light lenses, dash knobs and much, much more all had to be created for this car. Even the gauges are all modern, but customized to look like the originals.

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The classic BMW currently resides in the state of Washington and has been taken to many prestigious events including the most recent  2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Carmel, California where it was in a class with a 1940 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS, a 1939 Bentley 4 1/4 litre Vanden Plas Tourer, and the first place finisher 1939 Bugatti Type57C. Simply having this car accepted into the Pebble Beach Concours speaks to the quality of craftsmanship to be found in this car.

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It was a pleasure, an absolute pleasure to be able to photograph such a work of art. I am most grateful for the opportunity provided by the brothers, Ewald and Kurt Penner of Jellybean Autocrafters as well as the kind fellow Werner who let us photograph the car along side his stunning 1938 Fairchild 24-C8F airplane. I am also thankful for some of my photos of this car being featured in RPM Magazine. You can find those photos here, simply scroll down after the jump.

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One last shot of the car I took in 2010 while the restoration was still underway with some of the old tools used to restore this car, like the English Wheel in the background.

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Please do not reproduce without the expressed written consent of Andrew Holliday.