For most Auto-Otakus, this is a car that needs no description. Straight out of the pages of the Wangan Midnight manga series, the Blackbird is the series’ antagonist vehicle of choice and was given its name because of its color and because it was in fact, a RUF CTR Yellowbird. Fun fact, the Blackbird was […]Read more "Wangan Warrior: Autoart’s 1/18 Blackbird"
I guess it’s inevitable, after countless times dealing with potential buyers of Project 944 either getting cold feet or using our slightly leaky (but still boosting well!) turbo as a huge bargaining chip, i’ve decided to bite the bullet and ship in a reconditioned unit and get this job done once and for all! It […]Read more "Project 944: Snail Mail"
What does one do when you have the keys to a recently refurbished and rather pretty Porsche 944 Turbo but nowhere to go? You head out, and take pictures. She isn’t perfect, but the best of us aren’t either. Long live the transaxle.Read more "Project 944 Turbo Redux"
When a friend suggested a quick breakfast run over the weekend, i thought it would have been the perfect excuse to exercise the Transaxle’s legs. But of course the car had other plans… No, that’s not oil. That’s fuel. Don’t worry, it has since been fixed (after relieving itself of about a quarter tank of […]Read more "Breakfast run"
With just a windshield and some final mechanical bits to sort out, i think we can finally say that Project944 is almost done. While no means perfect, i think we’ve done a pretty good job rescuing this Porsche from the scrap heap it came from. In the mean time, here are some pictures of our […]Read more "Project 944: All About That Plaid, ‘Bout That Plaid"
It’s been a couple of weeks since Project 944’s back on the road and i’m happy to report, she still smells of burnt oil and exhaust gases and she still pops herself out of second gear every now and then. I did manage to bring the car out for breakfast with a couple of friends […]Read more "Project 944: Inner Workings"
It has been a while since i last updated about Project 944 and truth be told, i’ve been pretty hesitant to post any updates. This project has been ongoing for over a year and although i’m happy to announce the car is finally road legal, it has not exactly been a smooth ride so far. […]Read more "Project 944: A New Day"