words by andy mcculley photos by felix stobinski

“To me, the Autobahn is synonymous for freedom; a freedom to respect and sustain — without question. The thrill of legally driving one's car to the limit is just indescribable.”


words by pablo deferrari

1991 model year fact book
I think it was around 1997 or 98, I can't remember, that I lusted after this little 1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6...it was a W201 chassis with the M103.960 160hp straight six. I didn't know much about it then, so I poured over a few books and got well acquainted with the model to know exactly what I was getting myself into.

so I spotted on at a local Mercedes dealer where I met a salesman named Werner. now this was my first experience not only buying a car from a dealership, but buying it from what I thought would be a salesman with very little knowledge about a product that was now obsolete.

I was wrong...this salesman knew more about that 190 than I did.


words by pablo deferrari

image: wikipedia
the Spanish are an intense lot; they have a way of making eye contact without flinching...looking into yours as if trying to examine the character of your soul in nanoseconds as they walk by. food, wine, art, and conversations are all very deep, nothing superificial. I’ve schlepped around Europe enough to make these sorts of gross observations.


words by pablo deferrari

Original 1962 Porsche Christophorus Calendar Coin 1st Issue and 1st Year Munze Wien with Christophorus the legendary carrier of the Christ child and the patron saint of all drivers on the face. this was the very first coin issued.
before we get into what these coins are all about, I want to explain exactly what Christophorus is and how it figures into Porsche history...stick with me, you're gonna learn something today.


words by joe sharp

here's one of my 944s of 1986 vintage...
In 2009 I was going through the worst period of my life.

Long story short, I was diagnosed with severe clinical depression. Not knowing exactly what this entailed, I looked up “clinical depression” and found that I had all ten of the top ten symptoms. The worst part, for me at least, was the overwhelming feeling that things would never get any better. But thankfully, I am doing much better today, and two 944s played a big part in my ongoing recovery.


thought aloud by pablo deferrari

the guy selling this one on Craigslist probably got tried of being called out as "Porsche-whipped." (find it here: http://lynchburg.craigslist.org/bik/4585834924.html)
I've must've missed it.

if there was a recent study done on the alarming spike of DUIs by drivers of luxury cars, then clearly I did.

unless you've been living in cave without TV or newspapers like me, then I'm sure you've noticed that nearly every car manufacturer now has their own bike.