When Spring arrives in the Bay Area, there's no better way to celebrate the fresh air but in a Porsche.
Consider this blog as a depository for awesome Porsche drives/tours in and around the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California.

Draw an imaginary line across the center of California. Anchor one end off the Monterey Area/Santa Cruz mountains, on the Pacific coast. Run the line east over the Coast Range, through the Central Valley, and over the Sierra Nevada mountains. Tether the other end of the line at the Nevada border, on the fringe of the Great Basin Desert.

"Backroads of Northern California" covers the incomparable natural beauty, the myths and the history of the Golden State on the northern side of that line, while "Backroads of Southern California" does the honors for the lower half, from the San Joaquin Valley to the border with Mexico.

TOURS are what they sound like - someone leads a bunch of Porschephiles hither-and-yon for the express purpose of having them follow onto great Porsche roads, go interesting places and generally have a wonderful time driving their cars.

"Email-a-Ride" - called short notice drive/tour


Friday, November 27, 2009

Ice Force Arctic Driving - Porsche Wintery escape while driving a 911 Carrera 4S

 Porsche Driving School Adventure in Finland Videos
Check out this video as Porsche 911's carve up the snowy scenery and jam to the nice techno -beats in all too beautiful Finland.  
 There’s no better location for winter driver training than the northern Arctic Circle, or more precisely the Arctic Driving Center in the Finnish town of Rovaniemi or at the Mellatracks Proving Ground in Ivalo – about 300 km (186 miles) further north. Take to the wheel of a 911 Carrera or Cayenne and hone your car control skills on ice and snow. Experience all types of conditions including a black-ice slalom and the off-road circuit with the benefit of expert guidance from Porsche Sport Driving School instructors. After the training, you’ll also get the opportunity to explore the endless expanse of Lapland’s countryside – on snowmobiles, for example. 
For more information, check out Porsche's website: Porsche Winter Camp 4/Camp 4S Finland


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

NOBODY'S PERFECT - California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger parking his Porsche in a red zone in Beverly Hills!!

WHOOPS!!!....Governor Arnold parking his Porsche last Saturday in a red zone in Beverly Hills!

Just weeks after his wife Maria Shriver apologized for parking her Cadillac Escalade in a red zone, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appears to have made a California Vehicle Code violation too,  ....was spotted parking his wheels, apparently Arnold didn't learn from his wife's mistake. Several other videos showed Maria holding a cell phone while driving, another violation of California law.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says photographs of his Porsche illegally parked in a Beverly Hills red zone are proof that even he makes mistakes.The city typically issues a $90 citation to red zone violators.
The Republican governor said Tuesday his Saturday violation shows "no one is perfect—not even me."

 Arnold Schwarzenegger breaking the California Vehicle Codes

You can see here that Mr. Porsche Schwarzenegger lacks a front license plate, as required by the California Vehicle Code 5200-5206

Yes, that $100,000 silver beauty would be a unsightly look with the front license plate.
However, there are many Porsche owners that lack the front license plate, including myself for years.
So I guess I am breaking the law too!

I read this article and found out the state of California may be finding ways to make some additional revenue.
Someone did a  internet search trying to find the reason for needing a front license plate in the first place which turned up fruitless and found a long list of reasons to repeal the widely adopted law.

....Removing your front license plate might save you money

In the meantime, there’s one of those useless internet petitions available to “eradicate” California’s front license plate law, so far it has 17,406 signatures. If you add your name, please sure to leave a comment that sent you!

Jimmy Kimmel Live - Schwarzenegger's California Report  - Video!!!!!


Friday, November 20, 2009

2010 Porsche 911 GT3 "R " version

Start your engines: Porsche develops more powerful ‘R’ version of its 911 GT3 for 2010 motor sport season

 Another Porsche racing car based on the venerable  911— surprised? The Porsche 911 GT3 R joins the Weissach racing stable in 2010 as the successor to the  911 GT3 Cup S. 

An anti-lock braking system, traction control and an electronic throttle with ‘blip’ function on gearbox down-changes make it more driver-friendly than its predecessor. Additional flared wheel arches front and rear striking LED rear light clusters make up the exterior mods.

 Source: Porsche

Thursday, November 19, 2009

SWEETEST GIFT IN THE WORLD ... what a chocolate covered Porsche 911 Carrera S !!

The worlds most expensive holiday treat, a Porsche 911 Carrera S is dunked in chocolate....Yum!
Well, it might be the most expensive treat for those chocoholic lovers and car enthusiasts!!

If you are trying to find a sweet and thoughtful gift this holiday....well here is something unique!

A Porsche dealership "Porsche Centrum Gelderland's "  in the Netherlands has created a choc-top version of the 911 Carrera S supercar.
If anything... it is a powerful suggestion literally to get you in the holiday mood for some very tasteful thinking. And what perfect timing for those Porsche dealerships wanting to sell all those new Porsche models that just arrived in their showrooms. I wonder if chocolate will be the treat when you visit!! I know I would be drooling! I don't know about you but my mouth is watering right now just thinking about it. 
It physically took a chocolate chef and nearly 400 pounds of chocolate to make this beauty happen. The lights and trim were sculpted with white chocolate while the body is sopping with milk-chocolate goodness. Ahhh.....don’t worry, underneath the chocolate, the Porsche is covered in plastic wrap protecting every square inch.

The choc-top 911 Carrera supercar.

The choc-top 911 Carrera supercar.

I was hoping too see something a little more sporty in design, more like deep dark chocolate with milk chocolate stripes like the Porsche Design Edition 1 Cayman S.
No matter what, the idea of chocolate makes you drool or salivate over the whole idea of a new Porsche.
What a great idea.......
Continue reading the story at Autoblog.....

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Yes, that 80's..."Lennon Look" is back by Porsche Design is resurfacing...Yoko Ono sunglasses

That 80's... 'Lennon look' is resurfacing, Porsche Design has announced a reissue of its P'8479 model, sunglasses made famous by Lennon's widow Yoko Ono, who wore them on several record covers like Rolling Stone magazine, recording sessions, press conferences, fashion shoots and when on vacation with John Lennon.

I believe Yoko is still wearing them, even though they haven't been made in years.

Porsche's Design is using an updated look using beta titanium and more modern shapes. More on Autoevolution....


  • P'8479 sunglasses Porsche Design revived
  • They are dubbed 'Yoko Ono' and are made of....
  • ... Beta-Titanium material, also used in space travel tech

yoko ono glasses

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

LATEST PORSCHE WALL ART - 1950 Porsche Spyder 550

Porsche on the wall home decor...
A 1950 Porsche Spyder 550 hung on the wall by a real Porsche Purist Enthusiast

``When you think about how much more work goes into making a car versus a painting, you realize that is art,'' said Dezer, 34, a self-proclaimed ``Porsche fanatic'' who owns eight cars of that make. The job took months of planning, lots of engineering and the help of a crane.

Off the wall: Condo owner's decor includes a Porsche Spyder 550 - Top Living Story -
Homeowner Gil Dezer and interior designer Michael Wolk talk about how a Porsche ended up in the wall of Dezer's home. See the video by South Florida News Service link.

For Facebook friends visit Planet-9 Porsche Forum to view the original posting at: Dede Seward -
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