Even if we didn’t love cars, the spit-roasted pig was well worth the drive from Manhattan to the Red Hook section of Brooklyn. The Porsche show of force really made the day.
Mike Guy, Editor-in-Chief of Time-Life’s new way-cool automotive website, THE DRIVE, hosted legendary Porsche tuner/coachbuilder, Akira Nakai and the conversion of a 911 into a wide-body RWB (RAUH-Welt-BEGRIFF) Supercar at their well-stocked in-house shop. He also extended an invitation to the Sarasota Café Racers and Jaguar Land Rover to join staffers and friends to watch the build. Since Nakai had flown in from Japan and Guy sweetened up the invite by adding a pig roast to the bill of fare, my son Stuart (VP Communications, Jaguar Land Rover) and I (CIO, Sarasota Café Racers) could not resist.
All it takes is one visit to THE DRIVE to get it. This site delivers daily enthusiast and lifestyle content, often irreverent and never boring, created by hoonigans, hipsters and real carguys who also happen to be talented journalists and editors. Some of the feature writing occasionally brings me back to the golden days of automotive magazines, when David E. Davis, Jr. and Brock Yates at CAR & DRIVER regaled us with their acerbic wit.
For more information on THE DRIVE and its Akira Nakai Porsche build, please visit:
Live Streaming: http://www.thedrive.com/article/2694/live-streaming-now-rwbs-akira-nakai-builds-a-porsche-masterpiece-in-the-drives-garage
For details about RAUF-Welt Porsches, check out http://rauhwelt-usa.com/