PCA

I went to the first meeting I’ve attended in many years tonight. My wife accompanied me – to my great satisfaction, as I prefer her company to almost anyone’s, she meeting me at my shop after work so we can go directly into the city. We greet a couple of familiar faces at the restaurant bar, acknowledge a few more, but share no discourse with them. Everyone collects in the designated room and is seated (nice space, although I thought an Italian restaurant an odd choice for a German marque,) the meeting organizer stands and asks the group if I …

Zuffenhaus MTB Trail – ‘whitewater’ section

Here’s a quick look at what we thought was going to be the ‘Lakeside’ portion of our on-site hiking/mountain bike trail. It turns out that it’s more like a ‘whitewater’ section after it rains: There will be 4 bridges/crossing in this area, and 4 on the east side of the property as well. The trail in its entirety is 1.1 miles long and can be enjoyed by clients and friends of Zuffenhaus alike upon completion. There will be trail side benches for those enjoying a relaxing walk during their service appointment, and shower facilities for our medical professional clientele wanting …

2012 R Gruppe Treffen, part III

I’m writing this from the comfort of my home, after eventful air travel back to the Carolinas, another Treffen successfully concluded. Before the remaining event photos, I thought everyone would appreciate Zuffenhaus rental car return policy – leave no fuel unburnt: We had 3 miles to go at the time of this photo – it likely stalled on the check-in attendant as we headed for the terminal 😉 Here are the rest of the photos from the event: (the owner of MS Road & Race) Thanks to both Chris and Freeman for another great Treffen experience! Everyone else – stay …

RSR fiberglass

No, not the challenging aftermarket bumpers/tail – the engine compartment ‘glass inspired by the historic Porsche race engines. Here are some pictures of what I’m referring to, taken from engine bay of a fellow rGruppe member’s ’72. Being the barely-amateur iPhone photographer that I am, I can’t possibly capture the light, texture, and tone of raw engine compartment fiberglass. Coupled with patinated aluminum and magnesium and yellow cad plated fasteners it creates a stunning, vintage aesthetic worthy of cooling fan whine and gutteral sport muffler sounds.

Intermission (Treffen)

964 AS BACK DATE PLATFORM Our visit to SVD got us thinking about the Zuffenhaus 964-based RSR that is now in assembly stage, as shown here: (please excuse the shop rag – the dust bunnies of our industry) The 964 is the ultimate back date platform – body panels and lines that do not stray far from the original pen but mechanical system developments that provide for chassis rigidity, functional climate controls, antilock brakes, and effective drivetrain right out of the box. SVD puts their signature on the 964 chassis as is well documented in the press – a synthesis …

2012 R Gruppe Treffen

Hello from the 13th RGruppe Treffen in Solvang, CA! Zuffenhaus has been fortunate to be a part of the organization since 2006 and has enjoyed memorable drives and late night parking lot shenanigans over the years. On our way we stopped by SVD to drop off some parts and catch up: Due to the top secret nature of the Singer studio, that’s the only photo we can show you (for now). 😉 During all this we received this in an email from Quail Hollow: (Apparently the ladies are into ZUF as well.) A few hours later found us at the …

11th hour

With 4/15 rapidly approaching, it’s almost impossible not to reflect on the previous year. In that frame, I’d like to share some of my favorite snapshots of 2011 with the rest of you. Early in the year we were final testing the Zuffenhaus Products’ 2.8RSR Calipers – an extraordinary product, already well received in Europe. Here we had just given up attempting to test to destruction, having long before exceeded F1 hydraulic pressures, and decided to hang out and shoot random images. Welding. – we do a bit of that around here. Being an East Coast operation, we try to …