Back guys! I really am sorry for that break in posts. Like I’ve said before, we’ve got a lot of planning for this year to not only give you better content, but some awesome products.
This past weekend I went with a friend to a private event to show the new Aston Martin Vanquish. Of course, being surrounded by millionaires, whipping out a dsrl just didn’t seem natural. So I just blended in for the day, talking about yachts and gold plated caviar, or what ever millionaires talk about. The Vanquish, a beautiful full carbon bodied sex machine that sounded just as good as it looked. It’s hard to explain the awesome exhaust note, but I highly suggest visiting a dealer and bugging them until you get them to turn on one. But enough run-on sentences. As we were checking the car out the real surprised walked in the door, Mr Ralph Lauren himself. Being a super fashion addict, I was star struck. Fully clad in Polo sweats his visit was about 10 minutes long (and I’m sure he order three Aston’s in that time). We went out to check what he decided to drive that day and was in love with his selection. A uber-limited white Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0. A seriously rare car for a equally rare appearance for one of the greatest designers. We happen to catch him on his way out, chatted for a minute and managed to snap a pic of him getting in the Porsche.
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Some time ago I posted up a Porsche that costs more then some Lamborghini’s, which is cool because it was perfect in every way shape and form. But I think I found a Porsche that serves the same purpose without all the polished bits. This car is by no means perfect, but I think that’s exactly how the driver wants it. It’s meant to do everything, from a track day to a trip to the local 7-Eleven for a gigantic slurpee. We only hope he has cup holders. It pretty cool how someones personality can be seen through their car, and in this case his garage too. Functionality with a large hit of clean aesthetics. Although it might not be something I’ll ever do, I can’t help but give the guy props for truly converting an awesome weekend racer into an all in one utility knife of sorts.
Now, before you completely write this off take the half hour and watch this video. The Porsche 911 has always been looked at as one of the most timeless cars, ever. And I know many, if not all of us, lusted over a vintage 911 RS a time or two. Personally, and biasly, I’ve wanted a 70’s 911 since the beginning of time. You simply can not find another car like it. What Singer has done, is make perfection actually work. A lot of people can “build” a car, adding all the right parts to make it better then it came out of the factory. But Singer took it a step further. Heck, Singer took 5000000 steps forward. When you see the average $400k price tag, what you get is a brand new car. A car that is purposely designed and re-worked to become what we would all dream of when we think “vintage 911”. It’s all in the details. And Singer has perfected each detail.
Before I ramble you to death, watch this. Trust me.
It’s pretty interesting to see, but not surprising, the head of design for Bugatti create such a simple machine. Firstly, he built a beautiful Porsche leaving only what is needed and making everything that could be made better, well, better. I think a ton could be told of someone who enjoys simplifying and de-engineering. Living in a world where everything is high tech, fast paced, technical, and complicated, it’s always refreshing to see something “dumbed down”. Heck even a designer of the greatest car ever built believes in simple design, and from his house modern simplicity. It shows, technology is beyond awesome, but we always find ourselves going back to more simple things.
We may not understand the first 5 minutes of the video, but you can see the child-like excitement of meeting Mr. RWB. There is a universal language that we all can understand in the passion and building of beautiful cars. It must be pretty exciting to have him come to your country just to build you a car no one else will have. I have express how much I love the business practice behind RWB, but it’s shows just how dedicated he is to keeping each RWB car as perfect as the last he built.
With all the Rauh-Welt hype and explosion I think we all forgot what a normal 911 looked like. We shouldn’t ever forget how beautiful this car in it’s natural formal. And with a decent drop and classic set of non-aggressive BBS LM’s, it’s a look that will never go out of style. So lets take a second here and remember that we don’t need to throw on a super duper widebody to make the 911 look beautiful. Although I can’t argue that RWB is doing it right.
It’s great to see that people are still passionate about cars. With all the trends out today, many people mod cars just to be seen. It’s sad but true. Mark Arcenal is the founder of Fatlace and is a certified car addict. Minus his black 911 the three cars in this video are three of my favorite cars that he has owned. As he explains, each car have so much character. When the owner of a exploding company talks about something we can all relate to, it makes for a very successful combination. Huge shout to Mark and I wish the best for the future of his company. Thankfully I will be attending my first wekfest in Chicago. Hopefully I will get to meet him there.