Driving is one of those sensations that have to be experienced in order to properly understand how it truly makes you feel. No matter if you’re a geargead or not, on the day you got your license to drive and where behind the wheel for the first time you had that feeling. Just you, the car, maybe some tunes, the possibilities were endless.
Now if you are a gearhead, that feeling never really goes away. Every time you get behind the wheel you’re in your happy place. When you start doing things like sliding around corners on dirt roads, or taking a sports car for a drive up a curvy canyon road that only enhances the experience. It really doesn’t even matter what you’re driving, it could be a rusted out bucket of bolts but you’ll still have a big old smile on your face. However just like adding the sliding around and such, if you happen to be driving a high quality, high performance vehicle that only enhances that feeling even more.
Even though i’ve never really been a huge Porsche guy, i’ve always respected the fact that they are some of the best all around sports cars ever made. The handling seems to have always been perfectly on point thanks in part to the rear mounted engines that are known for being both strong and reliable engines. By adding that extra weight over the rear tires it allows for extreme grip when you need it most. Some of the most popular Porches ever made are without a doubt the air cooled 911’s from the early ’80s.
I came across this video of the #LUFTAUTO 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera that has been modified in the spirit of the old Baja-style desert racers, but also to be a daily driver. With a great soundtrack provided by The Who and the smooth sounding 3.2L flat six-cylinder engine this canyon cruise perfectly represents how the art of driving is such a beautiful thing. Filmed somewhere in Colorado the driver of this awesome 911 is probably having the time of his life. So take a minute to sit back and enjoy.