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    Not sure if you would consider this to be hand made, but my day job is ground up restoring/rebuilding Porsche and CanAm race cars.

    I typically start off with this:

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    and finish with this:

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    We have a couple of real historic CanAm cars such as this McLaren M8F
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    and this Lola T70 MKIII

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    more pics:

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    Nothing better then older Porsches. Nice work!
     

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    awesome! really do need to see more in process photos though,,,I love seeing that kind of thing.
     

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    Very nice! Cam restoration must be a fairly small family in the US. The founder and former owner of KAM Motorsports in CT, Gerry McCarthy, is an old family friend, and worked on our cars for decades. I used to love going to his shop when I was younger to see the bath tubs (356's) and the old 550 Spyder that Gerry had maintained ever since new. Keep the pics coming!
     

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    Awesome, thanks for posting.

    if this doesn't bring Dave Kirk back, nothing will.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrew View Post
    awesome! really do need to see more in process photos though,,,I love seeing that kind of thing.
    What he said, +1 More pictures please. What a joy it must be to put those things together.
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    I'm out of town and have a stupid slow internet connection so bare with.. I'll try and put some of our newer projects up on the site or on flicker/photobucket. For now, I have quite a bit of process stuff on our website.

    johnjamesracing.com/photos

    http://s1137.photobucket.com/user/jo...acing/library/

    I also paint with oils/acrylics/watercolor/etc

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    incredible work.

    i'm a huge fan as there have been Porsches in the family for years. dad's still the original owner of an 1987 911 Carerra in summer yellow. that car now does concourse events...and does quite well. dad has had a 996 911 and now has a 997 S. Mom had a Cayenne S and a GTS, even though some see the Cayenne as blasphemy. the GTS was quite the rocket.

    while my jury is still out about the new format of Road & Track, this month's 50th tribute to Porsche was quite worth reading. read the damn thing cover to cover.
     

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    we did a lot of this car for a guy called bob in the USA


    .:: One of a Kind - Porsche 964 AMERICA GS - LOOK, TRUST ME ::.

    the bloke just keeps spending and spending last thing i heard on the project was carbon ceramic exhausts


    thats some awesome resto work right there
     

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    Damn, I need to take a drive to Tempe and check this out.. Been in love with P cars for as long as I can remember!
     

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    That is quite the hotrod.. We don't really mess around with street cars..just purpose built race cars or original car restorations where we can do our thing and make it as historically accurate as possible. When our customers get involved in the process (ie. buying useless crap on ebay/craigslist/pelicanparts/etc), the car doesn't usually come out correct and hinders the value and performance of the car. We have a specific niche that we want to stay in. Thanks for the compliments guys =) I really enjoy looking at the newer porsches but would have a hard time owning one. The maintenance alone would bankrupt me! I'll stick with '76 and older.

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    You should make it out to Wilcox. One of our customer/friends lives right next to the private race track and runs a driving school out there.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Mcdermid View Post
    we did a lot of this car for a guy called bob in the USA
    That abomination is the automotive equivalent of a velvet Elvis painting.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkC View Post
    That abomination is the automotive equivalent of a velvet Elvis painting.
    i think you can buy a fair few tasteful versions of the car for what he is still spending and have enough to spare for a code 980
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by seankanary View Post
    That is quite the hotrod.. We don't really mess around with street cars..just purpose built race cars or original car restorations where we can do our thing and make it as historically accurate as possible. When our customers get involved in the process (ie. buying useless crap on ebay/craigslist/pelicanparts/etc), the car doesn't usually come out correct and hinders the value and performance of the car. We have a specific niche that we want to stay in. Thanks for the compliments guys =) I really enjoy looking at the newer porsches but would have a hard time owning one. The maintenance alone would bankrupt me! I'll stick with '76 and older.

    @z3c
    You should make it out to Wilcox. One of our customer/friends lives right next to the private race track and runs a driving school out there.
    cars like that aint that common in the UK ,i think stateside your quite lucky to be able to take a shell and turn it into that, must be an enjoyable job
     

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    I have never been a Porsche guy*, however this speaks to me on some primal level. Absolutely one of the most beautiful cars ever imho. Chapeau!!





    *between this and what Nakai-san is throwing down I may have to reconsider
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    Sean your work is phenomenal. What a cool occupation. I am a one time Porsche owner (1988 Carrera Targa) that gave me the bug. Next time I'm in AZ I would love to come visit and drool.
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    Thanks for the compliments guys. The white cars above are two different cars. The 43 car was actually a really cool project. That customer was wanting it built 70% race and 30% street. We built him a somewhat detuned 4.0L engine so that he could run on pump gas as well as race fuel. HP was somewhere in the realm of 380ish with a boatload of torque. The 53 car is more of our bread and butter builds... a race ready 3.0L twin plug. Both 911's have full 930 suspension and adjustable rear camber boxes.

    My decal guy just left. Here is our newest ready for delivery:

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    *I also just built a frame that will have the same color scheme as the above (got to love left over paint). Hopefully I can have it finished before the car is delivered.
     

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    #52 is killing it.

    When can I drop my bog stock '88 carerra off for a face lift?

    Mark
     

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    sean-
    anytime you want to trade a race car for a race bike let me know!

    amazing, amazing work. those aircooled monsters from the '70s are my favorite race cars ever.

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    My name is Craig Gaulzetti.

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