Duck & Whale Issue 13
Beginning in Stuttgart our stein overflows with passion for driving as we head to the hills with the Alpinisti crew for a thirteen pass, four countries over four days, two thousand kilometre alpine epic, finishing back where we started.
Still in Germany, we gather ourselves and remember automotive industry giant Ferdinand Piëch and his greatest achievements, which leads to our cover car and the railway sheds for a photoshoot with Mike Crawat before we board the red-eye back to Australia.
Arriving just in time to get our cool on as we see the Porsche Club of NSW Concours’ ‘Best Outlaw’ emerge from the Real Steel stables in the form of a heavily modified 1962 356 T6 Karmann Notchback.
The flashing lights of a patrol car sitting behind us with Paul Saunders provides a moment of sudden and great revelation that our new calling is a Carmine Red four-litre 911 GT3!
Carrera 3 Hill climb racer Hugh Feggans calls in from the podium of the Australian Hillclimb Championships. We fly out to meet him in his home town of Tamworth post event to jump in the death seat for the trip back to Sydney to talk all things driving.
The United Kingdom is our next stop, this time pushing through the fields of Northern Ireland, lined with drystone walls in two of Porsche’s four wheel drive 911s. Then head to England to drop in on Frank Cassidy at Boxengasse, he greets us at the airport in his 993 911 GT2 build, god speed.
Up at dawn to focus bleary eyed at an everyday hero, the 996 911 Carrera and hear Tarkan Erdogan’s story of this most underestimated Porsche, before heading to the track in Darien Herreen’s new magenta mauler, built for total adaptability and Porsche Club Championship domination.