An Original Porsche Helicopter Engine – The Ultimate 356 Outlaw Engine Swap?

Porsche Helicopter Engine

It isn’t common knowledge that Porsche sold a significant number of modified 356 engines to the Americans for use in helicopters, including both the XRON-I Rotorcycle (or YRON-I) and the US Navy’s QH-50 DASH (Drone Anti-Submarine Helicopter). The horizontally opposed 4-cylinder Porsche engine was perfect for small helicopter use, it’s an air-cooled motor built with…

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A Vintage Grand Prix Pinball Machine From 1976 by Williams

Grand Prix Pinball Machine by Williams

The Grand Prix pinball machine was designed and built by Williams Electronics between 1976 and 1977. Over the course of this year they built 10,554 examples which were shipped around the world, with most ending up in the United States and Europe, but some machines have been discovered in Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. Unlike…

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1:10th Scale Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Tamiya R/C Car

Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Tamiya Remote Control Model

This is the 1:10th scale Porsche 911 Carrera RSR R/C (remote control) car from Tamiya, it was carefully developed to closely match the now legendary styling of what is doubtless one of the most famous Porsches in history. 1973 was the year the 911 RSR was introduced as a homologation special to permit the car…

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A Rare WD Denzel – An Unusual Early Austrian Porsche Rival

WD Denzel 1300 Nose

Austrian race driver and engineer Wolfgang Denzel began building his own cars in the years shortly after WW2 using left over VW Kübelwagen chassis fitted with wood-framed bodies. By the late 1940s he was producing his own bespoke metal bodies using VW engines and running gear, oftentimes his vehicles would find themselves competing with rather…

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