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    100 Porsches and me

    "A road movie about obsession, of my own and that of 100 Porsche drivers who I will be asking for their car keys - the flabbergasted rich wife in front of her suburban German garage as well as a maniac who stores his Porsches in California: Jerry Seinfeld."

    http://www.100porschesandme.com/

    The movie will be broadcasted for the first time next Sunday (28 Jan) at 22:35h on the German/French TV channel "Arte".
    Arte will broadcast a "Porsche Special" with the famous Le Mans movie as a starter (20:40h), the above described roadmovie as the main-course, followed by the documentary "Ferdinand Porsche - der Techniker" as dessert (00:05h).

    Might be well worth it for those European Rennteamers who can receive the "Arte" TV channel

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    Thanks, I will definitely watch it ...

    Prosit....

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    I'm in!

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    Any way to get it here in the US? Maybe it'll come out on DVD??

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    Any chance for anyone to record it on a DVD recorder and then upload it somewhere?

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    So cool, I know what I'll be doing on the 28th.

    First, topgear on BBC2. from 9 to 10.

    Then I'll just switch to arte for 2 hours of more pleasure.

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    Eric,
    Great to see you as always ! Let me know if the Movie is any good. Looks interesting. Maybe it will come to the States ! See Ya, Larry Revvv

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    omg that this character is me in the future


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    Thanks, recorder is set!

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    Did anybody see it?

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    Joost said:
    Did anybody see it?



    As I've started the thread I should comment on the film
    Basically it's a compilation of portraits of Porsche lovers and their cars.
    Not much tech info about the cars or about the development of Porsche's line-up from the beginning up to date, it's more about the different personalities of the owners and about their attitude towards their cars/towards the brand.
    You see a bunch of very different characters like:
    The old lady who received her 911 as a 20th marriage anniversary gift from her husband some 33 years ago - still driving the car and abusing it as a shopping car
    The rich jeweller from MA. who seems to get a hard-on when washing one of his old P-beauties
    The movie director in Hollywood driving his CGT between the movie studio buildings (admitted, that he can use the car's power only on 4th July in the Nevada desert, but then "it feels like God own's ass-kick")
    A Florida couple picking up their new 997S cab in Zuffenhausen
    Jerry Seinfeld explaining his love for Porsches ("The unique thing about Porsches is that you can feel the tension in every part of them")
    A blind (!) German judge who uses to drive his aircooled Carreras at an airfield (and who uses to maintain/repair the cars himself)
    A typical "bling customer" who never uses the power of his 996 TT cab, but who got every part of his car painted in the exactly same strange orange like his favourite deco plate at home
    Some collectors in Switzerland with unbelievable garages full of old Porsches - all in mint condition
    Not much driving scenes except some really nice scenes from the Porsche snow camp in Finland.
    Nice interview with Herbert Linge (former Weissach engineer and PAG race pilot in the old days - actually he was Steve Mc Queen's "race double" in the famous Le Mans movie). Mr Linge also has been in charge of building up PAG's distribution network in the US (some nice stories about how they introduced the first Porsches - 356 - in the US, when such tiny cars with small displacement haven't been exactly
    what you'd call mainstream in the US)
    IMO the film is more about the people (wide span of characters of Porsche lovers) than the cars or Porsche's history - still nice to watch, but for the hardcore fan a bit superficial (the passion thing doesn't come across that authentic IMO). I guess the target audience are "normal people" (not piston heads) who want to take a glimpse into the world of P-addicted people (peep-show like)
    You can order the documentary on DVD (either English or German language) at florianfilm.de (link: Supermarkt) for 20 Euro .

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    As much as I have to agree with PJ on the overall character of this documentary, I appreciated it. I would like to see the film "Le Mans" prior to this season's Le Mans race, it would have been chronologically more appropriate.

    The documentation at 00:05 about Ferdinand Porsche seemed to be very well made from a historical point of view, I would have preferred a more stringent documentation including his ancestors, Ferry Porsche and the well-known offsprings F.A. Porsche and Ferdinand Piech.

    The movie "100 Porsches and me" was a delight to watch, in the way as watching a documentary about a cruise on the QM2.
    After all, there were a couple of interesting motives in this movie. What comes across and surely was intended as well, is the broad variety of owners that drive a 911, everyone from the student over the houswife to the rich designer who bought his Convertible because of the design, while his son was responsible for the technical equipment. Therefore he ended up with a hefty pricetag on his 996 Turbo.

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    I didn't like it very much.

    It was all about that dude who keeps driving cars owned by others. Come to think of it, I'm willing to be that guy for rennteam. I'll be knocking on your door soon enough.

    We so jerry's white 959. He only drove it near an airfield (as he seems to park lots if his cars in some airport "garage" for planes. I think jay leno does the same Anyway, he drove the 959 like a grand father.

    I was a bit disppointed.

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    I agree with you, I'm a bit disappointed with this movie.

    As far as the 959 is concerned, I believe, this car has never been street legal in the US hence this scene shot on an airfield.

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    For those who have missed it or are outside the Arte broadcasting area :
    click me

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    993S said:
    For those who have missed it or are outside the Arte broadcasting area :
    click me



    Fantastic, downloading now!

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    is it in german?

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    Atzporsche said:
    is it in german?



    Yes , it is.

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    Did you record and put it up for download? Thanks if you did so...

    What's the story behind the Lotus in your posts, by the way?

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    Ferdie said:
    Did you record and put it up for download? Thanks if you did so...

    What's the story behind the Lotus in your posts, by the way?



    I can not take credit for uploading the program. Somebody on the Belgian Porsche forum posted this link there and I just posted it here. I live in Florida and had not seen it myself.

    Please find the story about this Esprit here:
    http://www.lotusespritworld.com/EOtherstuff/LastEsprit.html

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    Thanks for the clarification. So you are currently not scaring the cows on the Belgian meadows by blasting by?

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    Ferdie said:
    Thanks for the clarification. So you are currently not scaring the cows on the Belgian meadows by blasting by?



    lol
    I love the sun so I "escape" to Fl during winter.
    However , will be back in time to receive my 997TT in spring. Will be scaring some cows for sure by then.

     
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