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When Disaster Strikes…Ignore it.
(09/02/2009)
In 21 years of driving 356’s I’ve developed a king of invincibility complex. I work under the premise that a 356 will always get you home. Maybe I have selective recall but I can only remember flat towing a ’56 Speedster home from Philadelphia to Englewood, N.J. once in 1970 and doing a transaxle swap to get another one home one other time, but driving home nonetheless. Of course I’ve done more than a few roadside repairs but the main point is you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to keep one of these bathtubs on the road either. There’s no fuel injection, power assisted anything, not even chokes on the carbs.

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Stolen Cars
(09/02/2009)
Somehow the conversation of stolen cars came up the other day and as usual, I had a first hand experience to contribute. Actually, I’ve had two cars stolen over the years; a 1963 turbocharged Corvair Spyder convertible and a 1956 Porsche Speedster. Both cars were totally restored and beautiful cars. Come to think of it they were both white…hmm.

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It was a tough battle…
(09/02/2009)
The competition was going to be tough. There are 219 members in the Las Vegas Region of PCA. What kind of campaign did I need to mount to convince all of those members to vote for me as Vice President over all of the other potential candidates? Was it going to be a personality contest or one of substance and issues? Did I have a big enough war chest and volunteers for advertising, travel, debates and bribes?

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How to Save $200 million or More
(09/02/2009)
A couple hundred million dollars is just a fraction of the money spent on the recent Presidential election in this country. If John Kerry and President Bush just wanted to be president all they had to do was run for president of the Las Vegas Region of the Porsche Club of America. I didn’t spend nearly that much money on my candidacy.

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Enough’s Enough Already
(09/02/2009)
When is obsession just the starting point? When are mere fanatics eliminated in the first round? When are grown up adults reduced to animals foaming at the mouth with anger or into limp piles of dejection? Where else but at a Concours at the National level. Sure, you laugh but if you’ve ever been there, done that you don’t understand. Picture it this way. You’ve raised your child to be a perfect reflection of your perfect self. Perfect in every way. Incredibly clean, well educated, mannered to within an inch of Emily Post, a prodigy in the classroom and on the fields of athletics, impeccably dressed, with straight teeth and perfect diction.

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Dumb or Dumber
(09/02/2009)
Now I consider myself a reasonably intelligent person. Of course I recognize my extensive short comings compared to some very intelligent people that I know. Many of them are even my friends. But when it comes to matching wits with a mechanical or, heaven forbid, an electronic device I have a hard time admitting defeat even in the face of today’s formidable technology.

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Don’t Baby Your Baby
(09/02/2009)
Call me crazy but I love to put miles and miles on my Porsches. I buy them to enjoy. I’ve met so many people who want to baby their cars and rarely drive them. Okay, some Porsche owners get the most enjoyment out of polishing and just looking at them. You should enjoy your car any way you want and not listen to anyone. However, being the bad influence that I am let me tell you how I treat my Porsche.

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Deceptive Packaging
(09/02/2009)
How aggravating is it to pick up a big candy bar only to find that the candy inside is only a tiny fraction of the size that the package promised? More and more products now have really large packages and the size of their contents wouldn’t even rate a mention in Cosmo.

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