Covid19 has the world in a stranglehold. In more and more countries there are curfews or severe restrictions. Discipline and responsible action is now demanded of all of us. And that is good and right in this situation. It is particularly important to protect the older and therefore more vulnerable people in our society.
For all those who are looking for a good distraction from the ongoing virus coverage, we have compiled 4 ideas for alternative activities.
Tip 1: Read a really good Porsche book
LIMITED EDITION Turbo 3.0 Book by Ryan Snodgrass
Strictly limited print run of 2500 copies worldwide
Again and again you think, all Porsche books are already on the market and you do not need one anymore. But the Turbo 3.0 book by Ryan Snodgrass is a real highlight. The author delves deep into the development, production and mystery of the three years of the groundbreaking 3.0-liter turbo models manufactured by Porsche from 1975 to 1977. A result of careful research and intensive studies in the Porsche factory archive. This comprehensive compendium attempts to cover everything an owner, restorer, historian or enthusiast wants to know about the onset of Porsche’s turbocharged super sports car. With a foreword by Jürgen Barth, the Turbo 3.0 book explores the history of turbocharging and then dives into the development of turbocharged road and racing cars in interviews with factory engineers, development drivers and racing drivers. The next chapters deal with a comprehensive exploration
Original options and materials, close-up of the most important details, scenes from factory production, coverage of special single models and period motorsports, including the Carrera RSR Turbo 2.14 and 934 / 934.5 series race cars.
Interested? This really highly recommended book can be >> bought here
Tip 2: Build yourself a LEGO GT3
Experience the iconic Porsche 911 GT3 RS with this authentic LEGO® Technic replica. Inside the box you’ll discover a special collector’s book chronicling the history of LEGO Technic and Porsche GT cars, together with 4 original-design rims bearing the RS emblem. The sets of elements are boxed, and the building sequence gives an insight into the real-life vehicle’s assembly process. The model features detailed, orange bodywork, red suspension springs, detailed headlights, taillights, brake calipers and rims with low-profile tires. The accessible cockpit features a detailed dashboard, working gearbox, steering wheel with gearshift paddles, racing seats and a glove compartment containing a unique serial number.
Functions include opening doors and hood with storage compartment and suitcase, and an opening rear lid that houses a detailed flat 6 engine with moving pistons. This 1:8 scale model has been designed to provide an immersive and rewarding building experience. Features authentically designed aerodynamic bodywork, adjustable rear spoiler, headlights and taillights, red suspension springs, original-design rims with RS emblem, detailed brake calipers, low-profile tires, working gearbox, working steering wheel with gearshift paddles, detailed seating, glove compartment with unique model serial number, opening doors, opening hood containing a suitcase, and an opening rear lid with detailed flat 6 engine.
Interested? This Lego GT3 can be bought here >>
Tip 3: Plan an alpine tour for the summer
We think a Porsche is predestined for mountain roads. Traveling with the Porsche in the mountains stimulates all the senses. Especially with classic Porsche sports cars, real active driving is still required there. In addition to the above-average driving pleasure, you will be rewarded with breathtaking panoramas. Stefan Bogner and Jan Baedeker make this wish tangible in the book “Porsche Drive – 15 Passes in 4 Days”.
Included in each chapter are:
- unique photos of the most popular alpine passes
- Information about the route with altitude profile
- historical postcard motifs and maps of old Baedeker travel guides
- Model portraits of numerous popular Porsches: e.g. 356 Speedster and 911 Turbo
Interested? This really highly recommended book can be bought here >>
Tip 4: Build yourself a 6-cylinder Boxer engine
Build your own classic Porsche 911 engine model! With over 290 parts you build a detailed transparent engine model of a 1966 2.0 litre flat six engine – all parts move like the original model. The components can be simply plugged together and screwed – without any glue. The extensive accompanying book offers plenty of entertainment and knowledge about Porsche and the 911.
The Porsche flat-six engine and the cars it powers are legendary. With this kit, you’ll assemble a superbly detailed scale model of a 1966 2 litre flat-six engine. Discover the fascinating world of automotive engineering with the whole family!
The development of the iconic design and corresponding technical concepts are clearly explained. Awaken your inner engineer and get building! The clear, step-by-step instructions help you assemble your own Porsche flat-six boxer engine for your workshop, office desk or den.
Interested? You can buy this model set here >>