sunday snippets /// 2020.13

March 29, 2020 /// issue no. 89

Hope you are all safe and settled. I am now in week three of trying to get the right parts to mount a late-2013 27” iMac to my monitor arm. Maybe this week will be the week that actually gets done. Until then there’s plenty of internet to consume on the iPad.

I love crazy rich people. One of those crazy rich people is Willy König who decided that his street Ferrari’s needed the same performance as the cars he raced on track. Thankfully, crazy Willy also had a variety automotive tastes. Beyond Ferrari’s he breathed life in to MB, Lambo, and Porsche. That’s where the Koenig C62 comes in. The Porsche 962 was a prototype-racer that absolutely dominated sports car racing in the 80s. König took the 962, slapped different bodywork on it to make it street legal, and called it the C62. Ford factory driver Billy Johnson was recently offered the opportunity to wheel the C62 around Buttonwillow Raceway in Southern California. It looks like a hand full.

Supervette

While we’re shopping for race cars, Canepa has a wicked Greenwood Corvette for sale. Except this particular Corvette skipped over the normal Greenwood motor and went for a 750+hp big-block V8. Not the same car, but current IMSA-driver Jordan Taylor went for some hot laps in a Greenwood Corvette last summer at the Monterey Historics. Also a hand full!

“poor man’s” McLaren F1

And now for something completely different. The McLaren F1 was famous for… well… everything. It was also unique in that it featured a center-positioned driver’s seat. If you don’t have money for a McLaren F1 you can still have Trinity Motorsports in Ohio build you a center-seat 911. Or better yet, you can buy one on Bring a Trailer right now. The enthusiasts were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.

Coffee time,
Steven


daily automotive addiction.