Earlier this month, Porsche 911 owners within the Phillipines capital of Manila got here together to rejoice the long-lasting sports automobile’s sixtieth birthday.
The meet bridged the gap between a wide selection of Porsche enthusiasts by highlighting one common factor: love for the 911.
A primary of its kind in Manila, the 911 sixtieth Anniversary Meet was totally community driven, attracting greater than 100 911s, starting from stock to modified and air- to water-cooled.
And everyone was welcomed, from young children who might aspire to someday own a 911, to older individuals who have already realized the dream and got here out for a Sunday drive with their pride and joys.
As expected, the event brought out among the rarest Porsches within the country, including a 997 4.0, 991 Speedster, a 992 Sport Classic and a 992 Porsche Design Edition.
A piece curated by one in every of the event organizers, Patina Macchina, had representation of 911 models from the early days through to the present 992 generation. Inside this area, an early-gen 911R tribute built by its owner with proper light weight was an actual standout.
One in all the few 993 GT2 models within the Phillipines today also attended. This particular automobile arrived within the country brand recent back within the mid-’90s. For the 996 generation faithful, a 1-of-911 Millennium Edition in Violet Chromaflair defined one in every of Porsche’s most controversial 911 designs.
To represent the 991 generation, a 1-of-1 Arrow Blue PTS GT2 RS Weissach with full Sonderwunsch interior definitely wowed attendees.
Manila may need terribly bumpy roads after the typhoon season, but all the cars at this event were driven to it by their owners. Thankfully, the weather was cooperative for the three-hour gathering.
As one in every of the organizers of the event and a 911 owner, I made a decision to point out my automobile wearing some recent Work Meister S1 wheels. The wheels features Work’s widest lip application for a narrow-body 997.1 and 3D-printed center caps with the Porsche logo. I’ve actually owned this set of custom wheels since 2022, but hadn’t felt the necessity to fit them as I’ve been too busy just having fun with the automobile in its factory form. With this modification though, I’m now slowly transforming it with a bit Japanese flair.
Speaking of Japanese flair, there are just a few Porsches in Manila whose owners have gone down the RAYS Volk Racing TE37 route, which isn’t a foul one. Most Porsche owners here only go for OEM+ options in the event that they’re modifying, so seeing these iconic wheels on a 911 is all the time refreshing. Black and bronze really is a timeless combination.
The modified community was well represented with just a few Akira Nakai builds, including the orange RWB Tubero – ‘tubero’ being Tagalog for ‘plumber’, paying homage to its owner’s family plumbing business – the green RWB Symbolic, in addition to RWB Ava – the pink 997 project of RAUH-Welt Begriff Manila’s official founder/distributor. Possibly I should look right into a feature on RWB Manila, as Nakai-san is ready to return to the Phillipines soon for a couple of recent builds.
After just a few years spent patiently waiting for the right moment, this ‘dream gathering’, because the Manila 911 community called it, finally happened. It was definitely well worth the wait too.
Completely satisfied sixtieth birthday to the 911!
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