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RennSport 996 Appreciation Day 7: The Track Stars RennSport 996 Appreciation Day 7: The Track Stars

Welcome to day 7 of 996 Appreciation Week. Yesterday’s cars, the 911 GT3 and GT3 RS, are the track ready cars of the 911 lineup. But what do you get when you want a track only car? You get the 911 GT3 R and GT3 RSR. Despite their track only status, these are not some tube frame cars with a 911 silhouette body, these…

RennSport 996 Apreciation Day 6: Track Day Bro RennSport 996 Apreciation Day 6: Track Day Bro

The 996 takeover continues. Today I have for you the track-ready cars of the 996 series, the GT3 and the GT3 RS. The cars represented here are the Mk II versions both for Porsche and AUTOart. Unlike all the other AUTOart 996s I’ve shown thus far, these 2 models have door glass and contemporary door hinges as their…

RennSport 996 Appreciation Day 5: The Turbos RennSport 996 Appreciation Day 5: The Turbos

Day 5 and we have a pair of fraternal twins that you’ve already seen once this week when Dear Leader Androoo posted them. But I’m trying to solidify my position within the 996 Appreciation Society so here they go again. As the post title indicates, these are the turbocharged cars; the aptly named Turbo and the GT2,…

996 Appreciation Week: Day 4 996 Appreciation Week: Day 4

Wow! We’re already 4 days into 996 Appreciation Week. 7 days just isn’t enough to show the 996 the love it deserves, so I’m going to have to pack them in going forward. For Day 4 we have a quartet of 996s from AUTOart and Maisto, all in Mk II guise. These 4 are featured today as they are the “basic” 911 models…

Rennsport Reunion 996 Appreciation Week: Day 3 Rennsport Reunion 996 Appreciation Week: Day 3

Welcome to the 996 Takeover. Our Dear Leader Androoo started out the week, but has already run out of cars (hmmm). As I need to prove my bonafides to the 996 cause in order to join his illustrious society, I’m gonna take over starting with this pair of UT 996 cabrios.

RennSport Battle: 997 911 GT3 RS 4.0, AUTOart v. Bburago RennSport Battle: 997 911 GT3 RS 4.0, AUTOart v. Bburago

Let’s get my introductory post to RennSport week started with something we haven’t had in some time; a Battle. And for this battle, we have 2 997 911 GT3 RS 4.0s from Bburago and AUTOart. Longtime LaLD-ers will probably remember the 997 Carrera S battle I did with Maisto and AUTOart and wonder what’s the difference…

It's 9:11. Do You Know Where Your RS Models Are? It's 9:11. Do You Know Where Your RS Models Are?

Mine are just chillin’, waiting for next week.

Hour Rule: Family Reunion Hour Rule: Family Reunion

You could even call it a Rennsport Reunion.

Diecasts After Dark: BMW Z8 or AMG GTC?  Diecasts After Dark: BMW Z8 or AMG GTC? 

Summer is officially here. And so is the 1st heat wave of the summer. But one good thing about unbearably hot days is that you get some pretty nice nights. Which is a perfect time to drop the top and ride off into the sunset. You have a choice of German 2-seaters for your ride; the now classic BMW Z8 or the possible…

LaLeLoophole After Dark LaLeLoophole After Dark

The racing doesn’t stop when the sun drops, so neither should the pics. This loophole comes from a perennial LeMans competitor; Porshce. This is the 997-based 911 GT3 RSR, presented to you in its presentation livery.

LaLeLoophole LaLeLoophole

What’s a LaLD event without a little loose interpretation of the rules?

///May: The G30 ///May: The G30

OK. We’ve reached the end. Day 7 and the Gen 7 5-series. Normally for these event weeks, I’ll take new pics even if it’s a car I’ve shown before. But I’m about 700 miles from home right now, and new pics just wasn’t in the timeline. Besides these pics must be pretty good since somebody is using them to sell their…

///May: The F10 ///May: The F10

Another day, another 5-series generation. Today we have the F10. Stylistically speaking, the F10 series was more conservative than it’s E60 predecessor. Engines were largely carried over, but the V-10 of the M cars was replaced by a twin turbo V-8. The wagon died for the US market and unfortunately so did the manual…

///May: Another E60 ///May: Another E60

Moving on down the 5 series line, we get to the next stop; the E60. Much digital ink has been spilled on this blog about the E60 M5, and I don’t have too much to add, so let’s do something else instead.

///May: The E39 ///May: The E39

Next up in the 5-series lineup is the E39. As shown here in its “M” variant, it is also known as The Benchmark. Even to this day, 15 years after production has ceased, many enthusiasts and manufacturers consider the E39 M5 to be epitome of what an executive class sports sedan should be. Don’t believe me? Consider…

///May: A Wheely Important Question ///May: A Wheely Important Question

“Throwing Stars” or “M-Parallels?”

LaLD ///M: The E34 LaLD ///M: The E34

Next up in the 5-series lineup is the E34, which was produced from 1988 to 1996. It was the first 5-series to be offered in wagon form, in both regular and M versions. Speaking of M versions, I’m kinda in the same trick-bag with them as I am with the 5-er overall; 6 days to cover, but only 5 cars, unless I find a…

///May: A Day Late And A Car Short ///May: A Day Late And A Car Short

I know what you’re thinking. You’re saying, “But PC, today is Tuesday. You’re 2 days late.” While that is true, this post was supposed to go up yesterday, and I was so enamored of my title, I refuse to let it go. Starting //M week on the second day was intentional. You see, I figured with May being the 5th month, I…

Engine Week '18 Wildcard Day: Engine. Motor. Same Difference Engine Week '18 Wildcard Day: Engine. Motor. Same Difference

What’s this I’ve been reading about loopholes? Cause I need one for today’s entry. Before you is the Tesla Model S P85 by Tesla. Actually, it’s probably by Paudi, but you won’t see that name anywhere on the box or model. The model is well done as you would expect from Paudi, but it is devoid of the features you…

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