Now that we are beginning to roll out our very own project cars here at Speedhunters, it seems quite the coincidence that we would run into this particular video created by the folks at petrolicious.com. Jack Olsen, the owner of the 911 in the film, manages to perfectly illustrate the essence of what a project car is all about. Add to this the simply amazing garage he has created along side his ride and this will easily be the most inspiring 10 minutes you will have in a while.
-Dino Dalle Carbonare
Very inspiring and very cool, thanks for posting. Seen many Porsche related stories but for me, this one is nicely put together, pure and clean - left me wanting more!
EXCELLENT FILM! this takes me back to my High School & College days when I also had a car that does it all. my old black on black 1983 MKII Toyota Supra was my daily driver, it took me places, took it to street races, took it to the drag strip and went drifting with it as well. watching this film makes me want to get me another MKII Supra and build it the way I really wanted.
Wow. Best car related video I have ever seen hands down
Best video I have ever seen hands down
Most amazing and well done Mr Olsen! In many ways you're an inspiration to people and good on you for letting people know what you're doing. My uncle is my inspiration. He's always tinkering with Porsches. Last time I visited him, he had 13 in his garage and barn. He's quite well known in Canada and the USA for doing amazing things with Porsches. The one I remember most is the 914 that had a 3.3L twin turbo dropped in it...
My project car choice is BMW. I love Porsches but I find BMW's a bit more affordable and a beautifully handling car, so I'm starting with a 328i that needs to lose 300kgs. To that end I need to learn to make carbon fibre. (ANYONE OUT THERE WHO CAN TEACH ME, PLEASE DROP ME A MESSAGE!!!) The engine will also change a bit to produce around 450hp. Probably more one day, but I chose that goal to start with. I try to do as much work on it myself as I can. My friends all think I'm crazy and say, "why dont you just buy those bits???" but I get the most satisfaction from learning a new skill and learning to do it well. Then I can also help other people on their cars and get satisfaction from that as well as make new friends. So this year I'm doing a welding course (make my own exhaust, etc, etc, etc) and also trying to learn to make carbon fibre. Its gonna be a FUN year!!!
Jack Olsen...I need you send me your "how to do life, the right way" memoir right now. Gorgeous car and garage. One day this WILL happen!!! Keep on keeping on her, like you said...always a way to make it a little bit better.
Willow Springs Lap in this porsche
Damn...makes me want to own of one now.....thing is from where i'm from those years are mostly rust buckets here....
I can't afford it right now, but one day.....one day I'll have a garage and car maybe half as awesome as this! :D
Man I should not have watched that because A) it really makes me miss home and B) it sent my Porsche lust over the top. I'm not sure if I can hold out much longer, 2013 might be the year I go out and buy myself a 911. Just the thought of introducing a long-hood to the project car stable puts a smile on my face.
Easily one of my favorite 911 builds. I remember always looking at his car on Pelican Parts ages ago and it still looks the same! Love it
This guy is a legend in my book.
Ha! I've seen this guy's garage before. There's a 'build' page floating around somewhere where he goes over how he built the garage.
@Jack Olsen sir, you are my idol.
@Speedhunters_Rob Very nice indeed, it's one of my daily web journey's... Josh Clason plays a role in it. Always been a big fan of his films.
@sean klingelhoefer I keep wanting 2013 to be the year that I finally get a 911 but it most likely will have to wait. I have been aspiring to one for years.
@sean klingelhoefer *cough* rwb*cough*
@sean klingelhoefer Do it:)
@ssbeane he has its own website ( 12-gaugegarage.com ) and a build thread on Pelican Parts forum (the link is in the site) :-)
@ssbeane I've seen the page you speak of. I believe its on the build-threads website somewhere.