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FOR some Americans, a mention of Porsche conjures up images of Cayenne S.U.V.’s — or even the watches and sunglasses at Porsche Design stores. But enthusiasts have put the company on a sports car pedestal almost since Porsche sold its first production car 60 years ago.

After all, the very first Porsche won the first, and only, race it entered. Subsequent models continued that racing success.

Porsches have always been quite different from other cars in concept, engineering and performance. The company stuck with a rear-engine, air-cooled design into the 1990s, long after that configuration became unfashionable…  More info

sailConditions were trying, very trying, with lots of thrills, spills and ditches; , equipment lost overboard, breakages on boats and sailors bodies as they struggled with huge lumpy dumpy seas and high winds which started at 18 knots from the south west and reached 24 knots by the end of the race. Only the experienced sailors made it to the finish line, but those who did enjoyed blood curdling breath taking magic reaches, if somewhat hairy with the balance (see pics).

Eighteen boats consisting of one Sailboard, two Gwen 12’s, three pacers, five lasers and seven Holdies started to contest the 5th Heat Club Championship and…  More info 


You can spot the die-hards at NHRA pro drag racing events by the T-shirts they wear or the signs they hold urging the sanctioning body to restore its nitro-methane classes to its trademark quarter-mile.
This protest had its share of supporters in the stands and in the pits eight months ago, but grumbling about the NHRA shortening races in its two premier classes from 1,320 to 1,000 feet has dwindled to mumbling, even among its traditionalist drivers…  More info


Prior to the release of the original Skate, there wasn’t really any variety in the skateboarding videogame genre. But Black Box’s new take on skating gave players a whole new way to play by delivering on a more realistic experience than other games in the genre. The only catch was that with this new game came some annoyances that many players just couldn’t seem to look past. There were technical bugs sprinkled about, the online had problems, and the most noticeable of Skate’s problems was that there were just too many tricks mapped to the right stick. And now with the release of Skate 2, Black Box tries to iron out all of the kinks riddling their first installment. But do they succeed?…  More info