Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Photo Bin - January 2014

Yes, this is a fly fishing blog. Mostly. But I have steadfastly maintained the right to wander off topic when it comes to these monthly photo bins because everything that falls out of the camera isn't a fish. Especially when you cast like I do.

This month's images were gathered far from the stream. They were shot, instead, in the dark, quiet halls of the NC Museum of Art as I wandered in a blissful, reverent haze, paying unabashed homage to the sleek lovelies that rolled in with the Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed exhibit.

And while they're not strictly fishing, I fully expect that if you appreciate the graceful lines of a mako shark, the stunning finish on a brookie in spawn, or the raw power of a tailwalking tarpon, these babies are right up your waterway.

Tell me I'm wrong.

If I had to make the impossible choice and bring only one of these honeys home, it might just be this 1988 Type 959. While walking the exhibit (leaving a sloppy, slippery trail of drool so deep you could swing a streamer in it) I listened to one of the museum's audio headsets as they described each of the four-wheeled wet dreams. I remember just two words from the spiel on the 959. Scary fast. When the Porsche engineers describe it in those terms...

Bonefish fast, it occurs to me, and I can see the resemblance.

But let's face it, the 959's totally impractical. These days, perhaps it's best to put away the boyish dreams and help save the world with a hybrid.

Here, Prius, Prius, Prius. I've got something for you...

Note: These shots are just the tip of the iceberg. I have dozens more pictures. But, better than them, check out these beauties, and all of the others on exhibit, here. Be sure to view the complete galleries of each of these amazing creatures. It's worth it.

Oh, and the lovelies pictured above, in order, are:
  1. 1949 Type 356 Gmünd Coupe
  2. 1938 Type 64 Berlin-Rom Racer
  3. 1953 Type 550 Prototype
  4. 1965 Type 904/6 Prototype
  5. 1989 Panamericana Concept Car
  6. Super Cool Porsche Tires
  7. 1989 Type 959
  8. 2010 Type 911 GT3 R Hybrid Race Car Prototype

What is a Photo Bin?


Clif said...

I thought retired folks prefer Towncars. The slower the better.

Mike Sepelak said...

Only when we can annoy the youngsters, Clif. When you aren't looking...

Feather Chucker said...

Crazy that Bill won one of them. Although I agree with what he did, I hope he got to at least drive it before making the decision. Probably best that he didn't drive it. It would make it so much harder.

Mike Sepelak said...

He didn't, Kevin. And, having driven one myself, it definitely was a good thing.

Nancy said...

Definitely a guy thing... when you post about zero calorie chocolate brownies... text me. :)

Mike Sepelak said...

Aren't all chocolate brownies zero calorie, Nancy? I treat them that way.

CARF said...

Parked on a stage for show, those beauties still scream speed. Love the Porsche tires. I noticed them before I read any further. Outstanding photo's, man!