New Zealand Porsche enthusiast James Manning’s car destiny was sealed when he was a kid. “My late father was a car collector, having owned a variety of rare and collectible cars,” he tells us. “I grew up learning to drive in a Ford XY GTHO Phase III Falcon, which is one of the most expensive and collectible Australian cars.”
When it comes to classic race liveries, one of our all time favorites is the orange Jagermeister colors that have been brightening up race circuits for decades. The alcoholic beverage maker has been associated with European racecars since the 1970s, when it began sponsoring a wide range of predominantly BMW and Porsche competition machines. Over the years, the livery has been splashed on everything from Formula 1 cars to Group C and DTM entries.
German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is credited with the phrase “God is in the details.” Of course van der Rohe wasn’t referring to the craft of building custom cars, but rather referring to just how crucial the small details are to something as large scale as a building. It’s the details that truly set a truly special project apart from just an average one, and it's a philosophy that can be applied to a lot of different undertakings.
Taking a Porsche 911 and modifying it to look and perform like a period racecar is nothing new. Hundreds of these models have had this done to them over the years, with varying degrees of success of course. Some are not very well done, some are average and others, like the 911 ST homage pictured here, are virtually undetectable from the real deal.