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It’s a little hard to follow my previous act (now at a staggering 935 likes, THANKS!!!), but alas the show must go on! This month I’m proud to have my work featured in another issue of Panorama Magazine, the official magazine of the Porsche Club of America. I’ll go off on a small tangent and gush about how bold and gorgeous the cover is. Of all the magazines I’ve been published, this cover may take the cake for most daring. No words, small subject, and a blue title atop a blue image are all big risks. If magazines had balls, this automotive issue would have 3..pairs. Panorama is able to push the limits a little more since they aren’t in direct competition with newsstand magazines, which is why I love working with them so much.

Inking the pages this month is a pristine Sunflower Yellow 1974 Porsche 2.0 liter 914 nestled in Summerton, SC. David Matthews is not only the owner, but the author of the article as well…no relation to my favorite nostalgic high school band. After losing his zest for life, David was looking for a diversion to take his mind off of…stuff. The solution is this eye-blinding 914. Like most older model cars, love can be closely correlated with how much money and time is invested. Given the 25 years of marriage to this car, you can say they’re strictly living by their vows.

This is an interesting car, and the Deep South is a particularly interesting place as well. In a region that is mostly populated by F-150s and combines, a screaming-fun-yellow-raspy-German-oddball Porsche is easier to spot than acne on Paris Hilton’s forehead. The low weight (~2,150 lb) and torquey engine combine for an exhilarating ride. No matter how you look at it, this is indeed a Porsche, and therefore a permanent part of history with the automaker that sets the bar for sports cars.

Panorama Magazine: Old Flame Porshce 914

Panorama Magazine: Old Flame Porshce 914

Panorama Magazine: Old Flame Porshce 914

Panorama Magazine: Old Flame Porshce 914

Panorama Magazine: Old Flame Porshce 914

Panorama Magazine: Old Flame Porshce 914

Panorama Magazine: Old Flame Porshce 914

Panorama Magazine: Old Flame Porshce 914

Panorama Magazine: Old Flame Porshce 914

Panorama Magazine: Old Flame Porshce 914

Panorama Magazine: Old Flame Porshce 914

Panorama Magazine: Old Flame Porshce 914

Panorama Magazine: Old Flame Porshce 914

Panorama Magazine: Old Flame Porshce 914

Panorama Magazine: Old Flame Porshce 914

Panorama Magazine: Old Flame Porshce 914

  • Rick

    I don’t do face book but I really like! Nice shots! I need to take a second look at the Nord Stern chapter of the PCA… The 914 seems to have finally come of age. May have to join up if they will have me.

  • Wes

    Great, two thums up!

  • Chris Harrell

    Amen to yellow 914s! My ’72 Saturn Yellow baby is still my favorite 🙂

  • Barry Karp

    David turned us on to Porsches. We were Jaguar people until David found us our first – an 87 Carrara couple – white with a red interior. We still have it… and two others – a ’03 Boxster and a ’12 Carrara GTS. David’s story of connecting once again with his beloved 914 shows us how wonderful life is when you experience its magic. Dave – if you read this, please give us a call. Barry and Julie.