Turbo Fever: Time For Tea?


Given that we're going to meet up with Magnus Walker later in the month this little vid is a timely reminder of why he's such a fixture in the Porsche enthusiast landscape.

Turbo history lesson, courtesy of Walker (and dog)
Turbo history lesson, courtesy of Walker (and dog)
And if the last vid in which he featured here on PH tipped a little into 'lifestyle' this one is purely about the cars. And what cars! A demonstration of what a bit of well-funded OCD can achieve, Walker's assembly of pre-intercooler 911 Turbos, each with a fascinating back story, is a hell of a line-up. And it's easy to warm to both his sincere love - and detailed description - of the driving experience and respect for the history and stories embodied in each.

Purists aghast at Walker's free-spirited approach to modifying his 911s can take heart that his Turbos - ride height drops and fatter rubber aside - remain standard. And that his passion for the cars remains as informed and detailed as ever.

Enjoy!

 

[Source: XCar, via Youtube]

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  • Ferosferio 06 Nov 2013

    I really enjoyed the video. Not quite as polished as the Petrolicious efforts (although that may be a good thing for some) but Walker seems to know his stuff. Yes, perhaps he goes on a bit but I'm sure we all do to an extent when it's about our own cars. He's clearly a petrolhead.

    He seems to be quite a popular figure in the US and has appeared on Top Gear US and Jay Leno's garage I believe. Also, he was on the most recent series of 5th Gear.

  • cjb1 06 Nov 2013

    mollytherocker said:
    carinaman said:
    Whiffs of 'stanced'?
    No way. This is stanced. Absolutley fking horrible! They should be shot!

    Looks bloody ridiculous! I'll pull the trigger.

  • cjb1 06 Nov 2013

    rouge59 said:
    There really are some ridiculously judgemental bellends on this forum.

    Regardless of his appearance, Walker surely must be the epitome of a Pistonhead, and some of you lot need to give your pathetically envious heads a serious wobble.
    laugh Very well put Sir, very good indeed.

  • 456mgt 05 Nov 2013

    PascalBuyens said:
    epom said:
    Where did he make all his money ?? Interesting looking guy.
    I have to admit, I never heard of him.. apparently he owns a clothing brand called "Serious"....

    And surprisingly, I listened to the whole video (being a non-Porsche fan)
    His first video was better, perhaps because of the novelty of the whole thing. Reading between the lines there, he took a punt on commercial property in a run down area which subsequently became cool. Suspect he made most of his money from that.

  • PascalBuyens 05 Nov 2013

    epom said:
    Where did he make all his money ?? Interesting looking guy.
    I have to admit, I never heard of him.. apparently he owns a clothing brand called "Serious"....

    And surprisingly, I listened to the whole video (being a non-Porsche fan)


    Edited by PascalBuyens on Monday 4th November 18:41

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