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Old 03-16-2017, 02:18 AM   #166
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If Architectural Digest ever has a garage in their cover page, it will be Carlos'. Truly a statement. Amazing. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 03-16-2017, 04:12 PM   #167
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Not the greatest pic, but an amazing car.


Love that blue!
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Old 03-19-2017, 03:52 AM   #168
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Hi PorscheOnut, as requested, a few more pix. First one is of the bar looking in from the parking area, the bar itself is in the center section of the pix, half-hidden. The ivory sofa looks into the the bar and the TV, while its blue twin looks out to the parking area. Then a coupe of pix of the parking area from the bar... and a pix from the "Work" room at the other end of the garage. Behind the Work room is the Tool/Parts room that endcaps the garage.

A roofdeck also connects all of the sections of the garage. Cheers.
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Old 03-19-2017, 04:12 AM   #169
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Hi Nurburger, all is well with me thank you, hope the same for you and your family. You may have seen in the 993 board that Jim D and I embarked on a project to create "forged" Speedline wheels over a couple of years ago. I had started looking for a spare set for the 993 GT 2 magnesium wheels, as those can crack even from road use if a pothole is big enough and the impact strong enough. But no luck finding a perfect set. So Jim and started a project to produce forged versions. After well over a year, and parts from Italy, Germany, and France, and forged centres CNC'ed and manufactured in good old California, we were done. A true labor of love on the part of Jim, the wheels sets are beautiful. 3 of my air cooled 911's are now shod with forged Speediness, and the original mint sets in storage.
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Old 03-19-2017, 08:24 PM   #170
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Bravo Carlos!


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Old 03-19-2017, 08:31 PM   #171
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Carlos;

You looking for a life partner or a maid?

Quality over quantity....good man.
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:37 PM   #172
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Hi PorscheOnut, as requested, a few more pix. First one is of the bar looking in from the parking area, the bar itself is in the center section of the pix, half-hidden. The ivory sofa looks into the the bar and the TV, while its blue twin looks out to the parking area. Then a coupe of pix of the parking area from the bar... and a pix from the "Work" room at the other end of the garage. Behind the Work room is the Tool/Parts room that endcaps the garage.

A roofdeck also connects all of the sections of the garage. Cheers.
Thanks for sharing! I love it. Your "work" room looks like the perfect place to get distracted from "work"!
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:14 PM   #173
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New member with a new car. Pleased to meet you!
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:17 PM   #174
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Arrgghh wrong thread - that's a good start! Sorry...
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Old 03-22-2017, 09:58 AM   #175
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Carlos

Excellent work all around especially on the translucent ceiling - curious what system you installed.

A quick shot 2200 sf - local Porsche dealer just opened and picked up left over Porsche 4 light recess to highlight wall art.

Struggled with ceiling first thought the N Ring designed in the ceiling back lit but after seeing your ceiling very curious.
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Old 03-22-2017, 10:28 AM   #176
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Carlos, that is not a garage, that is a work of art - both the cars in it and the building itself
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Old 03-23-2017, 04:36 AM   #177
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Thanks all.

Nuvo, the ceiling material is Barrisol, a lighting/"stretched ceiling" products company. They have a website for many countries. I am very happy with the end result, but the number 1 issue was that with my location, they had to pre-cut and special wrap at the factory (France, I think), export, and then use specialist installers at my location. Thus, lead times and extra expense. For big cities in the U.S., I think this should be a far smaller problem.

The underlying light source is a dimmable, programmable, LED white light/RGB system.

The Z8 in the pix normally lives in another garage (a fine car!), but is a place holder here for a 911R arriving shortly. Eager to compare the R to the RS 4.0, and of course the CGT.
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Old 03-23-2017, 10:26 AM   #178
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Great place, Carlos!

And I would not call it a garage. This looks more like museum of modern art

Is the Z8 an Alpina?
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Old 03-23-2017, 11:48 AM   #179
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Is the Z8 an Alpina?
It has Alpina wheels!
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Old 03-23-2017, 04:21 PM   #180
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That car is a regular Z8. I have always liked the Alpina wheels, but preferred the regular Z8 concept of manual transmission and M5 engine over the Alpina Z8's automatic transmission and enhanced 7 Series engine - Alpina's concept was more of a "cruiser". Of course, the Alpina is far more rare.

Actually, that car is on one of the very very small number of "forged" Alpina type wheels made by BBS during a special order run - most Alpina wheels are BBS cast wheels.
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