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said it then and I'll say it again. Wow! Every time I look at Spencer McFarland's stunning '54 Oval Beetle from California, shown on this issue's front cover, I can't help but think how lucky he is. Lucky that he was in the right place at the right time, lucky to have the friends and family he has to help and support him, and lucky for us that he approached us for a full on feature. With so much quality to hand, a quick feature was never an option. Check it out!
Porsche is having a party and the whole world is invited. It was in September 1963 that Porsche debuted the remarkable 911 model at the IAA International Automotive Show and it's a model that sees no end to its life span – even VW can't and won't take that away. The engine's still in the right place too, as we all know, now the georotational gremlins are truly sorted. I suppose you could liken Porsche's cause to sticking with the rearengine layout to Lucas's series of Star Wars movies; do the last three movies first and wait for the technology to catch up so the first three look CGItastic. Porsche's using a lot of CGI these days with its videos, which isn't a bad thing, just that a real car chase, like the one burned on the back of our eyeballs from Bullitt is probably more like the real thing, and a whole lot more exciting. So get trackside this year and see for yourself what Porsches, old and new, are all about – if you haven't done so already. Celebrating half a century with a single model is a remarkable feat, so the world 911 roadshow is in true party mode with lots of events planned all over, and they're dragging a classic 1967 model 911 around from venue to venue just so you can breathe in the essence of what makes the quintessential sports car. And to celebrate the occasion through the digital pages of Aircooled Classics we're bringing you the 911 Porsche GT story through each of the models – and there's quite a few!
Lucky colour? Evidently it's green. Without intending it to be the case, most of the cars featured or partially featured in today's issue are a variation on the colour green. We were even tempted to call it the Green Issue! At the last second we chickened out because it probably would have given the wrong idea. That said... check out VW's new XL1 313mpg carbon fibre conceptnomore – the car with a futuristic name that was once just another of those futuristic dreams. We all wish modern car makers would actually build instead of poncing around with at playtime. Well, leading by example, Volkswagen are going to build it, slowly, one car at a time... No one mixes it like Aircooled Classics!
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