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Video: Magnus Walker’s Brumos Connection Pays Homage to Porsche 911 50th Anniversary 25
Nov
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in Automotive, Brumos Porsche, Jacksonville, FL, Magnus Walker, Porsche-911, video on 11 25th, 2013
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There is no doubt that Jacksonville, FL has its roots deep embedded within the car enthusiast community and even the racing world by being home of Brumos Porsche. The Porsche enthusiast ‘Urban Outlaw’, Magnus Walker, pays homage to our hometown in this exclusive ‘Second Seat’ video where he gives us a glimpse into one of this short-wheelbase 1965 Porsches.

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Not only is Magnus Walker a devoted and unique builder/collector of 911s, he shares a certain sentiment with a few particular early 911s. Through the video you will discover the history of one 1965 model 911, the 310th made, all attributing to the 50th anniversary of Porsche 911.

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We welcome you to check out this Brumos Porsche exclusive below, it is well worth the short 8 minutes. Enjoy!

Official Press Release

Jacksonville, Florida – (November 25, 2013) In this year of special celebrations surrounding the 50th anniversary of Porsche’s icon, Brumos Porsche is pleased to offer a look in to the collection of one of today’s most devoted and unique builder/collectors of 911s – and why chassis #310 is a sentimental favorite ofThe Urban Outlaw.

Jump in and ride second seat with Magnus Walker as he pilots his short wheelbase 911 around California’s Angeles Crest. In the latest installment of Brumos Porsche TV, Magnus talks about the joys of owning and driving a classic, early 911 describing his creation in the “Vic Elford-style” with a sport purpose look. Learn of the modifications made to this special 1965 model- the 310th 911 ever made.

“Brumos Porsche and Magnus Walker share a special relationship through our combined passion for the German brand,” explains General Manager Ray Shaffer. “Magnus knows his history and does his research. It’s very special for us to learn that one of the earliest Porsche 911 imports from Brumos is now in his care.”



Porsche Builder Magnus Walker Revisits Jay Leno’s Garage: Video 26
Mar
Posted by Kurt Ernst in Automotive, Editorial, Jay Leno's Garage, Kurt, Magnus Walker, porsche, Porsche-911, video on 03 26th, 2013
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Magnus Walker's 1972 Porsche 911

Magnus Walker’s 1972 Porsche 911

If you’re a regular reader, you know we’re big fans of Urban Outlaw and Porsche artist Magnus Walker. We’ve previously brought you segments on his business (the Urban Outlaw documentary) and on his 1971 Porsche 911 (via another episode of Jay Leno’s Garage). Walker is back for another visit at the Big Dog Garage, and this time he’s brought his 1972 Porsche 911 72STR 002.

“But there’s no such animal,” Porschephiles are likely to protest, missing the point entirely. Walker doesn’t build concour-quality restorations; instead, he describes his handiwork as “sport-purpose” and “hot rod inspired.” That’s no period-correct 2.4-liter flat-six tucked in the car’s engine bay; instead, it’s a much more modern de-stroked 3.2-liter engine. The hood is louvered, hot rod style, because it aids with cooling and because it looks good, too.

Walker has his own signature design traits, too. The fuel filler is relocated to the center of the hood, race car style, while both front and rear turn signals are integrated into the bodywork. The door handles, drilled for (modest) weight savings and a trick look, come from an earlier, short-wheelbase 911, as do the window cranks, chrome-trimmed gauges and chrome rear view mirror.

Inside, function outweighs form. Aftermarket supplier Rennline supplies bits like the drilled floorboards and shifter, while the shift knob is made from unpolished wood (a nod to the shift knobs used in the Porsche 917). Racing bucket seats and six-point harnesses may be short on comfort, but they’re long on support needed for track days and autocross. Walker even has a removable bolt-in roll cage, which can be removed to add space and shave pounds.

Light weight is the key to performance here. With ten gallons of gas in the tank, Walker says the car weighs in at just 2,200 pounds, which makes the 3.2-liter engine’s output of 275 horsepower seem like more than enough. It sounds great under throttle too, so we fully understand why the car lacks an audio system (aside from the weight savings).

Walker’s customization (including the three-color paint scheme) isn’t for everyone, but we completely understand the appeal of a Porsche resto-rod. In fact, we can see one parked in our own garage, since we’re of the simpler-is-better school when it comes to sports cars.



‘Urban Outlaw’ Documents The World’s Most Unlikely Porsche 911 Collector: Video 1
Jun
Posted by Kurt Ernst in Automotive, Kurt, Magnus Walker, porsche, Porsche-911, video on 06 1st, 2012

Magnus Walker, Porsche collector

When we say the phrase “collector of Porsche 911s,” what comes to mind? Clearly, there’s wealth involved, so it’s logical to expect a certain level of careful grooming and attire; after all, it’s easy to upset other members of the tennis club if your appearance isn’t as they expect.

Magnus Walker, part of the pair behind Serious Clothing, isn’t your stereotypical Porsche collector. At first glance, he looks more like a hardcore biker or a long-time rock -band roadie than a classic car collector and fashion designer. In fact, with his weathered appearance, chest-length beard and dreadlocked hair, Walker is the kind of guy that most people would cross the street to avoid running into, especially late at night.

Walker is also a very serious collector of early Porsche 911s, with a goal of owning one example of each model built between 1964 and 1973. So far, he’s got every year covered through 1972, and clearly knows his way around a workshop.

The video below, found on Autoblog, is a short trailer for an upcoming film by Tamir Moscovici entitled “Urban Outlaw.” We’ll admit to being captivated by Walker’s story, so we’ll be sure to follow up when the film is released.







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