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This 2011 Porsche Speedster is #256 of 356 produced worldwide, and one of 100 allotted to the U.S. market. It will be selling with No Reserve as Lot #741 at the 2021 Las Vegas Auction.


Porsche. Speedster. Two words that’ll catch the attention of any gearhead in the room. Speedster is one of the most evocative names in Porsche’s long and fabled history, a name that has become synonymous with Porsche’s renowned motorsports pedigree and open-top driving fun. The Speedster name has been a part of Porsche history since the early 1950s; it was the drive of choice for racers and legendary actor James Dean. It is a part of Porsche’s motoring legacy and Barrett-Jackson is keen to celebrate it.

Offered with No Reserve at the 2021 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction is one of the rarest 911s from the 997 generation, a 2011 Porsche 911 Speedster (Lot #741). Unveiled at the Paris Auto Salon in 2010, the 997 series Speedster was built in celebration of Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur’s 25th anniversary. As such, only 356 were produced globally – the unit total being a not-so-subtle nod to the original 356 Speedster. Built in May 2011, the car on offer – Speedster #256 – presents itself with just 1,721 actual miles and is one of just 108 allocated for the U.S. market. The 997 Speedster was available in only two colors – Pure Blue and Carrera White. This Speedster is one of just 40 produced in white.

At first glance, the Speedster’s low-slung silhouette, swept-back windshield and widened haunches immediately capture the eye. The design is equal parts progressive and contemporary, a car shaped around the ethos of providing the ultimate “wind in the hair” experience. The striking profile is defined by its curves; the “double-bubble” tonneau cover hides a black canvas manual top beneath it and provides the Speedster with its signature two-seater look. A set of unique front and rear bumpers with molded ducts and specific side skirts complete the look, along with the broad rear end emphasizing the car’s engine placement and rear-wheel-drive configuration.

Borrowed from the 911 GTS, the water-cooled 3.8-liter flat-6 engine is equipped with the Powerkit and produces a stout 408 horsepower with 310 ft/lbs of torque. Power is routed through Porsche’s highly acclaimed 7-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission and on to a limited-slip differential.

The team at Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur pulled no punches when it came to the interior. Every detail was meticulously finished by hand in smooth black leather, right down to the door closure straps and air-conditioning vents.

The adaptive sports seats feature a checkered-flag design motif on

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Title: DRIVING EXCITEMENT: 2011 Porsche 911 Speedster
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Published Date: Fri, 14 May 2021 19:01:31 +0000

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MansBrand Unveils New Automotive Racing Section to Enhance Platform for Motor Enthusiasts

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MansBrand has announced they’re expanding their platform to include a dedicated section on automotive racing. This new area complements their existing content in men’s fashion, health, outdoor adventures, and grooming. The expanded platform aims to offer more comprehensive information and resources for automotive enthusiasts alongside its current categories.

MansBrand is known for offering a wide range of services and products for men. They provide fashion advice and trends to help men stay stylish, health news that covers physical and mental well-being, guidance for outdoor activities, and information on motor vehicles. The new automotive racing section will feature various aspects of the sport, including expert advice, product reviews, and the latest racing news.

This automotive racing section will give readers detailed comparisons and reviews of cars, motorcycles, and other vehicles. It will also include maintenance tips, safety advice, and recommendations on essential motor-related products and accessories. Readers can access comprehensive guides on the gear and equipment needed for both beginners and experienced racers.

Willis from MansBrand commented on the new addition: “Our new automotive racing section is a natural extension of what we already offer on the platform. We’ve observed that many of our users have a keen interest in motor vehicles and racing. By adding this section, we aim to meet the interests of our audience and provide them with valuable content and resources. We’re still focused on our core areas like fashion, health, and outdoor activities but now can offer more for those passionate about motorsports.”

MansBrand has always emphasized community interaction and engagement. The site features blogs where users can share experiences and tips on various topics, from fashion trends to essential grooming products. The new automotive racing section will follow the same approach, encouraging readers to discuss racing strategies, share personal experiences, and offer advice through blog posts and community forums.

The updated platform remains easy to navigate. It includes advanced search options and logically organized categories. Each product or piece of content comes with high-resolution images and detailed descriptions to help visitors make informed decisions about their style, health, outdoor activities, and now, automotive racing pursuits.

Adding automotive racing content doesn’t take away from MansBrand’s commitment to fashion. The site continues to offer a wide range of Mens Fashion items, including shirts, jeans, suits, jackets, and more. By keeping up with the latest trends, MansBrand ensures its users always have access to the best fashion advice. The platform regularly updates current trends and remains a go-to hub for all things related to men’s fashion.

In the health section, MansBrand provides information on various topics, including prostate health, heart disease, and mental well-being. It offers tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, provides resources for further research and treatment options, and promotes regular health check-ups and preventative care.

The outdoor and adventure category offers advice on hiking, camping, and other activities. It also includes product reviews and recommendations for outdoor gear and equipment, helping men enjoy their outdoor experiences to the fullest.

Willis further noted: “We’re excited about the positive feedback we’ve received from our users. They’ve found valuable insights and products across all sections of the site. The automotive racing section is something that many of our users were looking forward to, and it fits perfectly within our diverse range of offerings. We believe it will inspire more men to explore and engage with us.”

MansBrand is committed to continuous improvement and actively seeks and incorporates customer feedback. They aim to be a comprehensive hub for men looking to enhance various aspects of their lives, whether it’s through fashion, health advice, grooming tips, or now, automotive racing content.

By expanding their offerings, MansBrand hopes to encourage a proactive exchange of ideas and experiences. They aim to inspire men to embrace new fashion challenges, refine their style, and discover passions in automotive racing, outdoor adventure, and health-conscious living. The platform invites men from all walks of life to join its growing online community.

For a comprehensive experience, the Mens Fashion Website  also includes features that are easy to navigate. From advanced search capabilities to logically organized categories, every item is accompanied by high-resolution images and detailed descriptions.

For more details on the new automotive racing section and other categories, visit the official site.

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2024 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Preview

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The 29th annual Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, powered by O’Gara Coach, will bring a full day of free family fun to Beverly Hills on Sunday, June 16. This year’s Father’s Day car show will feature 100 rare and iconic vehicles, great food and plenty of entertainment. The Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, which will take place between Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., is one of the area’s most beloved annual events. Here’s a glimpse at what you can expect to see on California’s most iconic street:

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This year’s event will host a special celebration of hypercars, supercars, race cars, classics and custom-built showstoppers. Provided by exclusive private collections, passionate car enthusiasts and even some of the world’s most recognized manufacturers, this has become one of the country’s preeminent luxury car shows.


Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Chairman Bruce Meyer, Beverly Hills Mayor Lester Friedman, Rodeo Drive Committee President Kay Monica Rose and renowned car buff Jay Leno will present trophies to 12 award-winning entrants—from “Most Elegant” to “Best in Show”—on the main stage starting at noon.

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Title: 2024 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Preview
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Published Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2024 17:10:18 +0000

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Speed Read: A garage-built Ducati 996 café racer and more

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The latest café racers, flat trackers, and electric scooters.
We kick things off with a feel-good story of a botched Ducati 996 custom job, rescued by a talented garage builder. Then we look at a dazzling Yamaha SR500 flat tracker from 20-year-old Moritz Bree, a dustbin-faired Honda Dax from K-Speed, and a BMW CE 04 scooter from Deus ex Machina.

Ducati 996 café racer by Jaron Hall
Ducati 996 by Jaron Hall Most people would balk at the idea of customizing a Ducati 996, but Utah-based garage builder Jaron Hall’s work on this 996 is nothing short of noble. That’s because when Jaron got his hands on the 996, it was in dire need of saving.

The Ducati’s previous owner had tried to turn it into a scrambler, so it came to Jaron with no fairings, a hacked subframe, and a smorgasbord of sketchy parts. Working after hours (he has a marketing day job), and taking on the entire build solo, Jaron turned the mongrel 996 into a high-class Italian café racer.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Speed Read: A garage-built Ducati 996 café racer and more
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