New Ferrari has nothing on 45 Year Old 145HP Porsche
[QUOTE=rinty;691042]Thanks for this, Kurt. :thumb
I had a couple of tank slappers with my R100RS, and they were terrifying.
And there are also a host of people criticising the newer 911s (not the GTs) for their blah factor, including Porsche expert Chris Harris.
I would have loved to see the look on that Ferrari guy's face. :laugh
I see Excellence has another interesting outlaw in this month's issue, a car that was owned by a real outlaw.[/QUOTE]
I can tell you exactly what the Ferrari guy was doing, he walked over to my car and asked if he could sit in it. It was just too cool. Even people that do not know what these early Porsche cars are, they can just sense it is something special and I believe that is why they and other vintage and historic cars and bikes are so coveted. I read that article, Jack Walters and I, he is the owner of the Outlaw Porsche in Excellence email each other back and forth. He has been very supportive of my restoration and I was so happy to see his finally done. His Dean Jeffries modified 356 is without a doubt and nobody argues this the first 356 Outlaw ever and the rest of us are just following in that cars place. Very cool car, Jack Walters is a very cool dude, he bought that car when he was 18 years old and kept it all these years, never really knowing how significant it was going to be, that takes balls and class to bring it back and restore it back to former glory and Jack is the man in my book.
I just hope the BMW we are embarking on can be as unique and as rewarding to build and drive, I have every feeling that it will be. Have a great afternoon. My Porsche arrives to Bismarck for the first time since we started 2 years ago, the truck driver Bud just called and it will be here in 6 hours. Many family and friends going to stop by and watch it off the truck for the first time. Everyone has been so supportive and I appreciate everyone in this forum being so supportive with my bike build. You guys are great and we will do our best to make you all proud.
German Iron Cross Torsion Bar Covers
How to incorporate one of them into the bike is the artistic challenge ahead of us, don't want it to look hokey, goofy or overdone, not sure but we are going to give it a try.
PS: What better for a German Motorcylce. The Iron Cross insignia goes back hundreds of years and had positive origins, long before Hitler tried to ruin it, but we will not let him have that power over this historic symbol.
Iron Cross and Swastika for that Matter
Yep, the Iron Cross has been used loosely all over the place and really has become a modern pop symbol. I know we are getting a little off track from the build but it is the history behind the bikes and some of these other symbols that really intrigues me.
I did some looking into the Swastika which is a much more controversial image and it too goes way back in time and had very positive meanings, a simple Wikipedia search below give a great historical perspective of this even more controversial mark:
My thoughts are the more of these images we can take back and educate ourselves about their meanings and their origins, the more educated we all will become to the history surrounding them and the next time I see an Iron Cross or heavens forbid a Swastika, maybe a more positive thought will come to mind.
As for Hitler and his regime, it is unbelievable to me to this day that he was able to perpetuate his beliefs and justify killing of million of Jews for so long, lets hope we all have learned and do not allow this sort of terrible human tragedy to ever happen again on this Earth.
Thanks for hearing me out, I know history behind the Iron Cross and I am proud to display it not only on my car but on my bike. If someone asks about it, I will educate them at that time. As for Hitler, rest assured he is rotting in hell, Screw Hitler!