Crown

Board: Porsche - 911 Language: English Region: Worldwide Share/Save/Bookmark Close

Forum - Thread


    Re: Monte 911 Project

    p2.jpg


    --
    Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... That's what gets you.

    Re: Monte 911 Project

    kiss


    Re: Monte 911 Project

    It looks just perfect. What plans do you have with the engine? 100% overhauled? Pimped or original?


    Re: Monte 911 Project

    getting there and the countdown is on :

     

    A92FE6F7-1235-4ADF-B533-C11C5FE19ED1.jpeg

     

     


    --
    Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... That's what gets you.


    Re: Monte 911 Project

    this is pretty useless unless we have some video indecision 


    Re: Monte 911 Project

    Haha I was wondering the other day how your project was proceeding... Looks mighty clean mate! Is all going to plan?


    --


    Porsche, separates Le Mans from Le Boys


    Re: Monte 911 Project

    yup all going to plan......


    --
    Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... That's what gets you.

    Re: Monte 911 Project

     

    ROUTE RECONNAISSANCE REPORT

    Day 1: Singapore to Malacca

    We roar off from The Lion City and journey through the excellent network of highways and bridges that take us past towering skyscrapers, over the Straits of Johor and into Malaysia. Fortunately, the border is quick and efficient and with passports duly stamped, we’re ready for the real fun to begin…

    The red earth tracks which snake through miles of jungle and palm plantations make excellent test venues so prepare to get the watches synchronised and put the power down in a bid to get an early place on the leader board. Make sure you keep enough in the bag for later though, as we’re off to the Melaka International Circuit for a short, sharp blast of excitement before heading into the city and our overnight halt; the Casa del Rio hotel. This luxurious hotel is situated on the river bank overlooking the colonial Portuguese old town which is a UNESCO Heritage Site.

    Day 2: Malacca to Kuantan

    We start the day with a proper wake-up call as we return to the race circuit for some more high-octane fun before we leave the modern world behind us and strike out into the heart of South East Asia. The route takes us across the Malaysian Peninsula and from the southern end of the Straits of Malacca, we head to Kuantan which sits at the mouth of the Kuantan River on the Gulf of Thailand. The route is lined with temples, mosques and other fascinating photographic opportunities – make sure you bring your selfie stick for maximum social media points!

    After lunch - where you should definitely sample some of Kuantan’s famous fish crackers - we tackle an 8km plantation test which proved extremely popular on the Road to Mandalay event.

    We then head off for a well-earned rest at our overnight halt… and relax …

    Day 3: Kuantan to Cameron Highlands

    Today, we’ll breakfast at sea level before climbing through botanic jungle on quiet roads which will be interspersed with the odd regularity section and a plantation test, prior to making a sinuous ascent to well over 1,100 metres and the final control, situated at the Cameron Highlands Tea Shoppe. Here we’ll stop for a refreshing cuppa and then start a relaxed run to the hotel at the summit – happily the air up here is fresh, fragrant and provides a chance for us all to cool down.

    Day 4: Cameron Highlands to George Town

    Having squeezed in a final cup of Cameron Highlands’ finest blend at breakfast, we head off through the impressive countryside towards the Island of Penang on the northern end of the Malacca Strait. Today’s route incorporates the Dato Sagor circuit test, then north the old favourite ‘Tour de France’ 10km tarmac hill-climb test and then drops down to cross the 24km Penang Second Bridge – the longest bridge in South East Asia.

    A testing day, for sure, so the welcoming portico of the Eastern and Orient Hotel – The Pearl of Penang – will be a welcome sight and provide us with some much-needed rest.

    Day 5: George Town – Rest Day

    The last full day in Malaysia offers us a chance to take in the best of George Town which is a vibrant city; large parts of it are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Thus, a stroll to explore the old town is highly recommended and refreshments are widely available from the countless bars, restaurants and cafes dotted around and about. Once you’ve had enough, a pedal rickshaw ride back to the E&O is also recommended. Back at the hotel, you might want to take advantage of the fully equipped spa and leisure complex to ease you into the evening.

    Day 6: George Town to Trang

    Relaxed and refreshed, we head off today for the Thai border and en route, we’ll take in a paddy field test and a mixed surface test based on the Unimap Circuit. Local agents will be on hand to help guide us seamlessly through the border crossing and onto the Buddhist Kingdom where the warmth of the local people will be unforgettable. Statues of Buddha abound as do the monks and nuns who walk the roads beside us.

    Trang is a popular town for backpackers in transit to the islands so a colourful and vibrant tourist scene awaits us at our overnight halt.

    Day 7: Trang to Krabi

    Today, we head inland and the route winds and climbs through ‘backwoods’ jungle which offer a mix of gravel and surfaced tracks. We continue on a road run to our lunch halt at a lakeside restaurant before heading west and south to Krabi. Along the way, more tricky backwoods present a navigation challenge before we get a chance to blow the cobwebs away at the Krabi Kart circuit. Afterwards, we take in a short run to our overnight halt at the beautiful beachfront Sofitel Phokeethra which has, allegedly, the largest swimming pool in Thailand. No diving, petting or ducking allowed, we are told!

    Day 8: Krabi to Chumphon

    Yet another fantastic driving day is guaranteed today as we cross west to east along the peninsula from the Andaman Sea to the Gulf of Thailand. We’ll pass through the beautiful Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park and the Laem Son National Park before taking in a coastal drive, mountain scenery and dense rainforest.

    Day 9: Chumphon – Kanchanaburi

    A highway run takes us up the isthmus … not an undiscovered ‘Carry On’ film but the 11km wide strip sandwiched between the Myanmar border and the South China Sea. This takes us to the Majestic Creek Golf Club for an early lunch halt before we embark upon an exhilarating perimeter roads test. Afterwards, we head to the Kaeng Krachan circuit - the longest race track in Thailand – where the tarmac specialists will have a ball! From here, we let our pulses return to normal and get set for a rural run to the infamous River Kwai and our impressive hotel for tonight, which is sited on its bank.

    Day 10: Kanchanaburi – Rest Day

    Today offers us a chance to cool our heels somewhat and take in the sights of this provincial town. February is a great time to visit with far lower temperatures than later in the year when it becomes way too hot to handle! While its WWII history is well known and there are many famous places to

    visit and reflect such as The Bridge over the River Kwai, the Hellfire Pass Railway Museum and the Allied Warm Cemetery , Kanchanaburi also offers much in the way of other diversions such as bamboo rafting, the Khmer temple ruins and the local gemstone market.

    Day 11: Kanchanaburi to Nakhon Sawan

    We head north today into the Chaloem National Park and some exhilarating driving along the shores of the Srinagaram lake. Coffee in a delightful lakeside setting is followed by some interesting climbs and descents over the mountains, before dropping to the central plains. A slight diversion takes us to a quirky wat for a short break and, finally, an ‘agricultural’ test prior to a run into the ‘Heavenly City’ of Nakhon Sawan.

    Day 12: Nakhon Sawn to Mae Sot

    Rural roads and some demanding navigation sections take us, via a short test, to the ancient Thai capital, Sukhothai – the ‘Rising of Happiness’ - and a lunch halt among the ancient monuments. After lunch, we follow some unusual gravel sections through farmland and then onto the roller-coaster highway to the city of Mae Sot where there is a busy and important jade and gemstone industry, bustling markets and a general feeling of fun and enthusiasm.

    Day 13: Mae Sot to Mae Hong Son

    Today we blast north, shadowing the Myanmar border through hill-tribe country. The roads are real ‘drivers’ roads’; sinuous and undulating with little or no traffic to hinder progress onwards to the remote, mountainous province of Mae Hong Son – known to the locals as ‘Misty Town’. Of interest are the refugee camps along the road; not plastic cities but picturesque leaf-thatched wooden huts.

    A riverside lunch at Mae Sariang precedes the ‘Thai Breaker’ test through rural tracks, parallel to the route and then the run home to our hotel which sits on a private patch of teak woodland.

    Day 14: Mae Hong Son to Chiang Mai

    More challenging and rewarding roads are on the cards today including the ‘road of 2000 bends’ which gives the Alps a run for their money!

    A pause at Pai to enjoy a coffee at ‘Coffee in Love’ precedes a very technical test and then a lovely run through the mountains on a new, almost completed, road to a late picnic lunch at the Khun Khan National Park. We then take on an interesting test on the way to Chiang Mai – Tiger Woods! – but no need to pack your golf clubs, it’s a fast-flowing jungle track.

    Our hotel while in Chiang Mai is the Shangri-La which is situated in a beautiful garden setting and is renowned for its Asian hospitality.

    Day 15: Chiang Mai – Rest Day

    Today’s rest day affords us a chance to recover from yesterday’s efforts in this interesting city – the largest in northern Thailand - which is surrounded by some truly spectacular countryside. You can choose to kick back and relax in our fantastic hotel or take a trip out and visit the Old City which has architectural remains from its history as a cultural and religious centre as well as many Buddhist temples. There are also multiple other tourist activities including zip wires that skim the jungle canopy and offer the opportunity to spot a gibbon or two as you pass through and the Elephant Nature Park which has been saving and providing sanctuary for elephants since the 1990s.

    Visitors here can feed, bathe and hang out with these magnificent and intelligent animals safe in the knowledge that they are utterly content and free from harm.

    Sorry, did we say rest day?

    Day 16: Chiang Mai to Uttaradit

    To the hills! Waving goodbye to Chiang Mai will be a wrench but we’ve got a schedule to keep to… We’re back into the hills and then a run through a mining area which keeps us occupied until we stop for lunch. Afterwards, the Lampang Motor Club has devised a test for us before the run down to Uttaradit – the Port of the North - where we are promised a very warm welcome.

    Day 17: Uttaradit to Khao Kho

    Today, we head north towards the Laos border taking in another rural test before turning south for rebel country; the infamous hairpin climb to Rong Kla; previously the strategic and tactical home of communist rebels until being declared a national park in 1984. The park has hundreds of bird species, lots of wildlife and is home to beautiful waterfalls and lush forests so we thought it rude not to take the route through it, really!

    From here, we motor on to the overnight halt at a beautiful hill resort. Our hotel is a Swiss-style retreat set in 200 acres, high up the mountainside.

    Day 18: Khao Kho to Nakhon Ratchasima

    Today, we head north and briefly touch the hills of the King’s Summer Palace before skirting Phetchabun and onto the ‘Chicken Run’ test which was previously described as ‘Thai Clipstone Forest’. From here, we turn east and the ruins of the Khmer temples come into view as we motor onwards to the busy city of Nakhon Ratchasima which is also known as ‘Khorat’.

    Our hotel for the night has a swimming pool and a spa for those in need of a bit of winding down and a fitness studio for those who … don’t!

    Day 19: Nakhon Ratchisima to Siem Reap

    A highway run eastwards brings us to the city of Buriram – home of the brand new Chang International Circuit. We’ll stop for a break before taking to the tarmac for a circuit test and then head off to the border and O Smach – the gateway to Cambodia – and a switch to driving on the right hand side of the road.

    The final kilometres of the day lead us to the ancient and spectacular Angkor Wat temple, the largest religious monument in the world, in the bustling and charming city of Siem Reap.

    Day 20: Siem Reap Rest Day

    There’s plenty to do in Siem Reap which is the gateway to an ancient world. The Ruins of Angkor is a fascinating and vast complex of approximately 70 ruined temples of the Khmer Empire including the main temple of Angkor Wat, which is pictured on Cambodia’s national flag. Temples aside, Siem Reap offers other, more modern, diversions including shopping, restaurant, bars and the Cambodia Cultural Village Theme Park.

    Modern or ancient – the choice is yours!

    Day 21: Siem Reap to Phnom Penh

    After the delights of Angkor, we head to Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s busy capital city. The drive today is relatively undemanding but the experience will be unforgettable and an assault on the senses!

    Phnom Penh sits at the crossing of three main rivers; the mighty Mekong, Tonle Bassac and the Tonle Sap and was a hub for both the Khmer Empire and the French. It is the cultural, commercial and political centre of Cambodia and is awash with history as well as modern life. Tourist attractions include the art deco Central Market, the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and the National Museum.

    Day 22: Phnom Penh to Banlung

    Today we cross the Mekong river and head north towards the Vietnamese border which takes us through lotus fields and on into pepper country where peppercorns have been grown since the 13th Century.

    Lunch is taken at Sen Monorom – a developing resort which has been built up around what was a wartime US airstrip. After lunch, we embark upon an interesting run to our over overnight halt at Banlung, affectionately known as ‘Red Earth’.

    Our beds for the night are provided by a local hotel which offers a spa and a sky bar giving a fantastic birds-eye view of the city.

    Day 23: Banlung to Quy Nhon

    An early start takes us to Le Thanh, the Vietnamese frontier, where there’s a distinct change in atmosphere and you’re advised to watch out for small motorcycles and riders whizzing about with questionable road etiquette. Coffee plants grow and dry along the roadside which are initially somewhat mundane but then improve dramatically as we head into the lowly populated central region where there are some very good driving roads accompanied by spectacular scenery. We drop down to the coast of the Eastern Sea and our beachside hotel – The Avani, just south of Quy Nhon.

    Day 24: Quy Nhon Rest Day

    At this point in the proceedings, a relaxing day by the beach could be just the thing and if so, Quy Nhon is the place to be. Stunning beaches are in abundance and with fishing being the main industry, this is also a paradise for seafood lovers.

    If lounging around on the beach doesn’t take your fancy you can take a trip into the town where there are various bases, airstrips and battles which shaped the conflict of the Vietnam War. Other attractions include the small Binh Dinh Museum which focuses on regional history, the Thap Doi Cham Towers and Quy Nhon’s main pagoda, Long Khanh, which features a 17-metre tall Buddha.

    Day 25: Quy Nhon to Nha Trang

    Today, we head inland on a route that snakes through the countryside and is definitely well off the beaten tourist track before returning to the well-developed coastal resort of Nha Trang. The interior of Vietnam is distinctly rural with no tourist development and a lack of available facilities… however, this actually adds to its charm. This mature resort has a 4km long main strip of beaches and a lovely seafront offering park-like walks interspersed with bars and restaurants.

    Our hotel for tonight is situated in the heart of Nha Trang, overlooking its beautiful bay.

    Day 26: Nha Trang to Mui Ne

    We set off along the spectacular coastline for most of the drive today and ‘Costa Smeralda’ comes to mind as we twist, climb and descend the coast road which offers stunning views over the sea, beaches and small fishing harbours. Then, the sparkling white sands morph into increasingly sizeable dunes which creep inland and allude to a desert landscape frequented by jeeps and thrill-seekers.

    The beach resort of Mui Ne provides our overnight halt before we head off tomorrow on our last driving day – to Saigon.

    Day 27: Mui Ne to Saigon

    Today we wave Goodbye to the beach and say Hello to the countryside for a final fling in the hills before dropping down on to the Expressway which will lead us into Ho Chi Minh City – more commonly known as Saigon.

    We make our way to the breath-taking Park Hyatt Hotel which plays host to our overnight halt and traditional ERA Prize-giving Gala Dinner.


    --
    Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... That's what gets you.

    Re: Monte 911 Project

    above is outline of the route we will be taking....


    --
    Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... That's what gets you.

    Re: Monte 911 Project

    Wow, sure to be a super fantastic trip - looking forward to pics kiss


    Re: Monte 911 Project

    Upsa:

    Wow, sure to be a super fantastic trip - looking forward to pics kiss

    Smiley Sounds really amazing. Can't wait to actually see first photos... Smiley


    --

    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet (2015), Porsche Cayenne S Diesel (2017), Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mini JCW (2015)


    Re: Monte 911 Project

    wholy moly - this reminds me to my Vietnam/Cambodia trip ! EPIC !kiss


    Re: Monte 911 Project

    This is a trip of a life time. I love it! Wished to be there!

    Amazing project, amazing attention to detail and perfection. Thats how I know you - do it right or stay home!

    Enjoy my friend!


    Re: Monte 911 Project

    thank you gents......the more heated the preparation becomes (lots of paperwork and minor details) the more exciting it becomes.

    furthermore, my brother is joining as well in a 65 Mustang Fastback.


    --
    Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... That's what gets you.

    Re: Monte 911 Project

    intouch1:

    thank you gents......the more heated the preparation becomes (lots of paperwork and minor details) the more exciting it becomes.

    furthermore, my brother is joining as well in a 65 Mustang Fastback.

    Family trip? Smiley

    Just be careful out there and enjoy... Smiley


    --

    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet (2015), Porsche Cayenne S Diesel (2017), Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mini JCW (2015)


    Re: Monte 911 Project

    kind of I guess :)

    ofcourse we will be as careful as possible.....its a gentleman's rally not a race after all. but surely road safety on some parts is not the highest.


    --
    Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... That's what gets you.

    Re: Monte 911 Project

    Pictures of both cars please! kiss


    Re: Monte 911 Project

    Love the car, but the rally program is fantastic to. Enjoy both !!!


    Re: Monte 911 Project

    that's his car.....

    surely will post pics once cars are ready to go etc....

     

    20171019_141931662_iOS.jpg


    --
    Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... That's what gets you.

    Re: Monte 911 Project

    car is nearing completion

     

    20171106_121950.jpg
    20171106_121933.jpg


    --
    Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... That's what gets you.

    Re: Monte 911 Project

    20171106_122003.jpg

    20171106_122132.jpg

     


    --
    Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... That's what gets you.

    Re: Monte 911 Project

    Smiley Smiley


    --

    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet (2015), Porsche Cayenne S Diesel (2017), Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mini JCW (2015)


    Re: Monte 911 Project

    those will be the seats

     

    b85_1.jpg


    --
    Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... That's what gets you.

    Re: Monte 911 Project

    Looking good! A gentle vote for period correct orange indicators :)


    --

    1992 Mercedes-Benz W124 500E / 2003 BMW M3 CSL (sold) / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (sold) / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2014 BMW-Alpina B3 biturbo Touring Allrad / 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Clubsport


    Re: Monte 911 Project

    Porker:

    Looking good! A gentle vote for period correct orange indicators :)

    with you on that....but if I start pestering my mechanic with details like that he will commit suicide.....we are extremely pushed for time....


    --
    Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... That's what gets you.

    Re: Monte 911 Project

    Looking good, both inside and out SmileySmiley.


    Re: Monte 911 Project

    intouch1:
    Porker:

    Looking good! A gentle vote for period correct orange indicators :)

    with you on that....but if I start pestering my mechanic with details like that he will commit suicide.....we are extremely pushed for time....

    I can imagine Smiley


    --

    1992 Mercedes-Benz W124 500E / 2003 BMW M3 CSL (sold) / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (sold) / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2014 BMW-Alpina B3 biturbo Touring Allrad / 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Clubsport


    Re: Monte 911 Project

    So Nice!!!!

    All the best for what I'm sure will be a Super Experience in a Wonderful Car!!


    Re: Monte 911 Project

    It looks like new blush


    --

     964 Carrera 4 --  997.2 C2S , -20mm --  991 GT3 RS 


    Re: Monte 911 Project

     

    car is 97% ready and had a test-drive....it drives beautiful....only some minor finishing touches missing

     

    9605CB1C-8587-4A6B-A523-87A9D41FEC9E.jpeg
    6BAC0EF6-3409-45B1-85A2-2E5AB2584305.jpeg

     

     


    --
    Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... That's what gets you.


     
    Edit

    Forum

    Board Subject Last post Rating Views Replies
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017) 10/13/18 7:49 PM
    lukestern
    389440 5041
    Porsche Sticky SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA 10/14/18 11:37 PM
    watt
    316791 1950
    Porsche Sticky 992 (Next 911 generation 2019/2020) 10/21/18 5:30 AM
    WhoopsyM
    229621 2630
    Porsche Sticky The moment I've been waiting for... 7/21/18 6:45 AM
    bluelines
     
     
     
     
     
    208440 1067
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017) 10/21/18 7:59 AM
    the-missile
    180031 2651
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018) 10/19/18 10:00 PM
    DaveGordon
    109496 2233
    AMG Sticky Mercedes E63 S AMG (2018) - Short Review (updated on a regular basis) 9/25/18 7:06 AM
    RCA
    30135 315
    Porsche Sticky Paint protection film 9/25/18 6:14 PM
    throt
    13338 121
    Porsche Sticky Child seats in a 991 6/18/18 8:51 PM
    Monkey
    12680 31
    Porsche 918 latest news Thread Closed 11/6/17 10:43 AM
    RCA
    612671 5574
    Porsche 991 GT3 RS 1/9/18 1:43 PM
    Kimi
    513354 5816
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 991 Turbo and Turbo S 4/3/18 9:15 AM
    KresoF1
    482103 4254
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 911 R (2016) 9/13/18 10:12 AM
    RCA
    273886 2589
    Porsche Cayman GT4 10/20/18 11:17 PM
    ag23
    256833 2567
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Turbo and Turbo S 1/23/18 12:27 AM
    RCA
    190524 1074
    Ferrari 488 GTB/GTS 10/21/18 3:54 AM
    koko
    184102 1652
    McLaren McLaren on a winning streak 10/15/18 10:07 AM
    WhoopsyM
    175081 3187
    Porsche Boxster Spyder (981) 8/31/18 10:25 AM
    WAY
    141964 757
    Others Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017) 10/7/18 8:43 PM
    Boxster Coupe GTS
    136161 2187
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New Panamera (2016) 1/6/18 10:41 PM
    Wonderbar
    126845 1284
    Ferrari Ferrari F12 Berlinetta / 599 GTO Successor 5/22/18 9:16 PM
    RCA
    111069 789
    Others VW caught cheating emissions tests 5/3/18 7:52 PM
    CGX car nut
    106002 871
    Porsche Porsche Mission E - the future of Porsche? 10/21/18 8:19 AM
    crayphile
    79314 1062
    Porsche Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design 10/13/18 9:50 PM
    RCA
    65584 672
    Porsche UPDATES: 2018 Porsche Cayenne 2/6/18 2:13 PM
    RCA
    56787 423
    Lambo Huracán Performante in "6.52 something" at the Ring? 11/7/17 12:30 AM
    kingjr9000
    49775 852
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Carrera GTS models 11/29/17 12:27 PM
    DJM48
    45646 471
    Others Tesla Model X Thread Closed 2/23/18 3:41 PM
    RCA
    42582 1122
    AMG AMG GT R 1/26/18 7:19 AM
    GoHardGT3RS
    40843 597
    Others Tesla Roadster 10/21/18 8:07 AM
    the-missile
    39821 1353
    305 items found, displaying 1 to 30.