Peter and I caught up with Ralph recently as the weather got warmer in Sydney to shoot his super collectible Porsche 968CS.
The thing with cars is that, you should probably enjoy them for their function, because for so many vehicles the art comes in utility and experience.
Ralph originally co-owned this 968CS, buying at a collector’s auction with a close friend a few years back. He couldn’t bear not driving the wheels off it though, so bought it outright and prepped it for lapping days.
This particular example has seen significant track time throughout its life, and has high mileage for a low-volume series, which made it fitting that Ralph put it back where it belongs: munching apexes.
Peep the custom roll cage fabricated to pass Australian motorsport standards, the rubber marks on the white paint and sticky rubber that is NOT town driving friendly.
The clutch is heavy, the car lacks basic features and the seats will break your back on a long journey, but that’s okay because it’s purpose built.
Other projects (CRX, FC RX7 and R32 GTR) have kept this car collecting dust over the past year, but we gave it a clean and took it out for some much needed fresh air.
2020 hasn’t been the best, but for so many of us around the world we’ve still had access to our vehicles. Drive them!