A month of posts

May 15th, 2015

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Besides spending the daylight hours running a graphic design studio as a real job (plus the occasional glance on car forums, facebook and other social medias [which I tell myself is research]), I do have a obsessive compulsive disorder based around Porsche 550 Spyders which is now stretching out to 550A Spyders, taking up the

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Carrera the book

December 9th, 2014

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The Porsche 550 was pivotal in the success of Porsche evolving into the marque it is today. It was the purpose built racer that was dominant against both the equals and giants of motor racing during the 50s. I get immense satisfaction researching the provenance of these Spyders but sometimes resources are limited to information

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Annie Bousquet and 550-0043

September 4th, 2014

1956 12hr Reims 1

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Following Annie’s Porsche racing debut in 550-05, she eagerly awaited the delivery of her new Wendler built customer Spyder – 550-0043 in French Blue. As Annie was good friends with Porsche Racing Manager Hüschke von Hanstein, she had requested a number of special aerodynamic body features and engineering modifications to her car before delivery. The

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Annie Bousquet and 550-05

August 16th, 2014

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The racing career of Annie Bousquet has always been a topic of interest in the history of Porsche Spyders, mainly due to her tragic death resulting from an accident at Reims in June 1956. Recently there has been much discussion amongst Spyder enthusiasts regarding the Spyders she raced. It has been previously assumed that Annie

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550-0018 restored and on display

January 2nd, 2014

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The Porsche Museum is hosting an exhibition until March 2014 celebrating ’60 years of super sportscars’. One of the classic Porsche race cars showcased is 550-0018. Although the third chassis number produced in January 1955 along with 0016 and 0017, 550-0018 is recorded as the first built 550 Spyder on the 15th January. As the

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550 cast in resin

September 6th, 2013

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Besides the 1:1 Porsche 550 Spyders that originally rolled out of the factory doors of Stuttgart, the diecast models of 1:18, 1:43 and 1:86 scales have always been a joy to collect over time. A year ago while searching for new ones to collect, I came across an artist who has taken car modelling to

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