The 1980s. A time when pop culture forever changed with the debut of MTV, a time of shoulder pads and big hair. When the impossible seemed possible and when everything was bright and bold. It was without a doubt, a dramatic decade marked by excess, self-expression, and rapid change. I should know, I was born […]Read more "White Gold: Porsche 930 Flachbau (Early Version)"
I think it is safe to say that it’s been common knowledge that in Japan, the love of speed has been around for quite several years. With Japan pumping out serious cult speed machines since the 80s through to the early 2000s, midnight street racers shooting down the wangan expressways maketh the dreams of all […]Read more "Double (miniature) Trouble: Tomica Limited Vintage 1/64 Porsche 912 and Nissan Bluebird Wagon 警察車"
The past few weeks have been a rather exciting time to be an auto-otaku in Singapore, with a number of automotive meets and events happening over two consecutive weekends. A showcase of tuned up and dressed up machines over at IAM Singapore, a heritage event for both old and youngtimers, and this casual yet eye-opening […]Read more "Classics Invade Chinatown"
It’s been a couple of months now, so i guess it’s time to announce that for those who didn’t know, Project944 has left the building. I’ve done what i could and with a final ECU remap after acquiring a link-up cable from Microtech Australia, she was running sweet as a peach with some fruity upshift […]Read more "Project 944: Time to say goodbye"
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"
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"