Friday, April 6, 2012

Porsche Passing

Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, the man credited with designing the Porsche 911 died yesterday in Salzburg, Austria. What better way to honor him than a post of Porsches. They are all so pretty that I couldn't just limit myself to just the 911.  I think the Porsche 356 Speedster that was designed by Ferry Porsche is one of my favorite designs. Which one is yours?

Ferry and Ferdinand Alexander Porsche in New York in 1958 with the Porsche 356.

Ferdinand Alexander Porsche

Ferdinand Alexander Porsche with Porsche clay model. 

Ferdinand Alexander Porsche with a finished clay model. 

Ferdinand Alexander Porsche and model. 

Porsche 911 factory. 

Porsche 1959 Typ 754 T7 is said to be the design the led to the 911.




Steve McQueen's Porsche 911 from 1971.







Porsche 912 Coupe 1966

Porsche 904 GTS







James Dean and his Porsche 550 Spyder.


Porsche Spyder

Ferdinand Alexander Porsche looking at the Porsche 356 engine bay.


Singer Adam Levine and his Porsche 356 Speedster in Architectural Digest. 













Ferdinand Alexander Porsche 
11 December 1935 - 5 April 2012

8 comments:

Linda in AZ * said...

*** G' morning Heather, and THANK YOU for a FABULOUS posting!!!

PORSCHEs have been a constant in our life, & The PORSCHE CLUB of AMERICA was a large part of our lives when we were younger... in college and such~~~ soooo much fun!!!

We're on #12 right now, after 40+ years of marriage (YES, we married when I was 3!!!), & as always, are enjoying the differences between old n' new... one of your WONNNDERFUL pics, somewhere around the middle, shows part of the NEW 911S CARERRA (black), which is just a GREAT JOY to DRIVE!!!

Again, THANK YOU~~~ Hubby's sitting across from me right now, and I shared this with him... we're smiling... remembering... and you know what? Life is STILL good... and PORSCHE provided and continues to provide ALOT OF FUN ALONG THE WAY!!!

Warmest and best,
Linda in AZ *
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

Karena said...

Heather a fitting tribute to such an exciting and innovative man. The Porsche exemplifies "The Good Life", luxury, and yes fun!

Unlike my friend Linda I have not owned one,much less twelve; it is still on my list though!


xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

shiree segerstrom said...

Wow, what a great post. Porsche's were all the rage in the seventies and I suppose they'll never go out of style. I just saw one the other day at my mechanic's shop that had bucket back seats. I'm adding you to my blogroll again. I lost the whole roll last week when redesigning. Oops. Happy Easter! Shiree'

MJH Design Arts said...

Brings back memories--in another life I (and husband) owned a total of 6 Porsches----so much fun, but really hard to pack 3 children into the back seat. Have a wonderful Easter week-end. Mary

Lisa Mende said...

Great post! It's not often that I pass the computer to my husband to read a post but this one was worthy! Thanks!

Reese said...

My absolute all-time favorite car is the 911. So classic, so gorgeous...absolutely timeless. Thanks so much for this gorgeous tribute to the creator and his creation. You've made my Saturday!

Paris Rendez-vous said...

What a great man he was to design such a gem...and what a sad day for the Porsche car company.

crisangsteninteriors.com said...

I was surprised to learn he also designed eyeglasses and a few household items - preferring function over style - the simplicity and perfection of its creation should have been beauty enough, to his mind.
Great post!

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