An Evening With The Ladies

No matter what you think about cars, or Porsches specifically, I’m pretty sure you’d get some sort of kick out of an afternoon like this.

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Given the fact that I’m actually equipped with a DSLR now, I thought that I should put it to soom good use and do a “photoshoot”. This was far from professional, but I gave it my best shot – I mean, I got to start somewhere, right?

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My best idea off the bat was to contact three of my contacts who I knew had 911’s and trying to get them together for an afternoon to shoot the trio. They were in and all of a sudden, we had a date set. The plan was to meet up at the Statoil building and take it from there. We had some spots in mind where we thought we could get a few good shots.

First in line was the Barcode area and then the Opera House. The weather was perfect and I couldn’t wait to start freestyling behind my D5300.

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I was hooked right away. The feeling of setting up the cars for a specific shot, then trying out different angles and shooting modes was amazing. The first location couldn’t have been better.

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It was at about this time I realized that we had three generations of 911’s. Funny coincidence that, as one of the guys had just switched out his 997 for the 991. It was at about this point I got the idea of actually writing an article-style post and what I wanted this page to evolve to in the long run.

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Even though we had three cars which seem more or less the same to anyone not that into cars, they felt quite special when they were gathered together.

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The 996 Turbo belonging to Roger, is as far away from stock as you can go for a Porsche. The whole car was redone by Techart, which resulted in just over 500 horsepower at the wheels of this little black-on-black baby, making it both fierce when it comes to looks and beastly on the track.

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The 997 was also special. Not many people have original RUF wheels on their cars. It’s lowered on KW coilovers, giving it a really clean, stanced look overall. As far as I’m concerned, this was the best looking of the three that day.

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What impressed me on the 991 was the color. Sadly, I didn’t get a good shot so that I could showcase it.

I tend to overlook Porsches when they drive about in the streets of Oslo. Mainly because there’s so many of them here. I think having these three right under my nose for a whole afternoon gave me a better picture as to why the 911’s are loved by so many, and why it is one of the best sold sportscars out there.

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I was quite happy that we did some spirited driving in a convoy as well – the sounds coming out of these ladies were amazing.

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To round this up, I thought of coming back to what I said in the beginning of this article… I genuinely think most people would appreciate a day like this. Just driving around with like-minded people, enjoying some amazing cars in the sunset and ending up at a restaurant for a meal in good company.

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I am most definitely doing something like this again. The plan next time is to bring along a professional photographer who actually knows how to work a camera, and shoot as many Porsches as possible at the same time! I’d love to gather up to 10 cars and having a shoot.

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First thought when it came to my own HoneyBadger after hearing these ladies sing was that I shall upgrade the cat-back so that it actually sounds like a sports car. No way I’m ready to tackle The Atlantic Roadtrip against a Carrera GT, a 700 horsepower F-150, an AMG and a tonne of other supercars with the sounds of my car as it sits there stock!

 

 

TGIF! Celebrating 900 subs at Espresso House and throwback to Monaco 2012

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Today I’ve hit 900 followers on Instagram, which feels great! I can’t believe that I’ve only had this profile for half a year, and what’s come out of it so far. I never imagined that I’d be writing posts on my own website for fun half a year back, but here I am, and it’s exactly where I want to be right now, which is Espresso House at Steen & Strøm in Oslo.

Earl Nightingale, who is the author and narrator of The Strangest Secret (recommend you have a listen) says something like “we are where we are, because it is exactly where we want to be”. And that makes me happy. I am glad that I am consciously working towards a predetermined ideal. I won’t be sharing that with you just now, but let’s say my ambitions are quite high.

As this is a special occasion, 900 followers and all, I thought I’d dig in my archives and see if I had any special pictures that I’d like to post. And so I found some shots of a very cool Murcielago I saw in Monaco in 2012.

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It was a really cool moment given that I’ve never seen one before. I knew straight away that this was the car I had to pick for this occasion.

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I know the editing is really crap. I’ve only got PS Express and Lightroom on my phone and haven’t gotten a subscription to PS on my pc yet. My plan is to buy a DSLR soon, and when I get that, I’ll get a subscription to Photoshop on my laptop.

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An awesome fact about this day is that I actually flew in to Monaco on a private helicopter from Nice. I mean, you can’t arrive in to Monaco in more style than that.

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Anyhow, that’s about it for this post. Stay tuned for more posts throughout the weekend. Hope you have an awesome friday and remember – have fun!

Make sure to follow my Instagram profile for automotive porn and leave a comment or drop a like on this post if you’ve enjoyed it, I’d really appreciate it!

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Karma Automotive tweeted my picture. Anything is possible!

So, good news! This is my first official post on this website. I still don’t understand what I’m doing, but I’ll get there. Hopefully you’ll be patient with me!

I’ve had my @supercarsofoslo Instagram profile for a while now, about to round off 900 followers, and it’s pretty exciting! Who would have thought that a newly developed hobby could get me noticed by someone as big as Karma Automotive..!

It has to do with the re-boot of the brand. They haven’t been functioning for the last couple of years due to the fact that they went bust a while ago. But right now, they’re mobilizing Rambo style.

Thanks to the whole re-boot, they approached me and asked me if they could use a photo I took and edited in late August. ..which is insane! I must say I had a great start to this day when I saw my Twitter notification.

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This inspired me.

To think big and to let my creativity explore and imagine opportunities that I never thought were possible. It’s funny how a small thing like that can set the tone for a whole day, and probably the rest of my week!

Anyhow, I’m going to round this off by saying that I’ve had an awesome day and finally got shit done. So go get your shit done, because anything is possible! 

Make sure to check out Karma Automotive on Twitter @KarmaAutomotive; the same goes for Instagram.

And make sure to check out my Instagram profile as well. We’re gonna be at 1000 followers soon 😉

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