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As the summer is coming...

 
http://www.caymanoc.com/forums/topic/1282-caymanoc-t-shirts/
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Rising Sun - Hardcore Cayman
From the land of the rising sun has emerged a 987 Cayman like no other.  It is often talked about "what if Porsche put the GT3 engine in a 987".  Well, now its been done, and this time in a package so thoroughly executed.  
 
Allow me to introduce M’s Machine Work's Cayman GT3.
 
 
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Cayman S - Front bumper insert
Hello,
 
I noticed today that the black insert on the lower part of the front bumper has popped out on the driver's side. It also looks like from the picture that a catch may have broken.
 
Basically for me as a noob, how can I pop this back in please?
 
 
Many thanks
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Cleaning Instrument Binnacle
So the tops of the dials in my 987 are so dusty, and I can't get my fingers in between the cover and the dials, what do people use to clean here? 
 
I tried feeding the towel through and pull each end (like you dry through between your legs?) but still dusty, and really shows up in this bright late evening sun! 
 
Any suggestions? 
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Cayman OC Meet - Super Sausage Cafe
With winter now firmly behind us we have arranged our normal ‘spot’ for a Cars and Bacon Sarnie meet at the Super Sausage Cafe near Towcester.  
 
Date: Sunday 29th April 
Time: 9am until Midday 
Location: Super Sausage Cafe, Towcester 
 
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Whats in your garage...?
 
A member started a thread on the forum this week entitled ‘what’s in your garage’, and it got us thinking, the garage, man-cave, ‘office’, call it what you will it’s the pride of many a petrol head’s home. In fact some examples that can be found around the web are indeed enough to make you realise that even your bedroom is more than due for a lick of paint, because some people are taking better care of their cars than you are of yourself and your family it seems.
 
Many of you have probably seen ’12 Gauge Garage’, the pride and joy clearly of one man and his classic 911 – it’s worth a look because this particular garage has its very own website.
 
Jack Olsen’s Garage
 

 
You delve a bit deeper into this micro universe of garages and you begin to realise that this is more than just a passion for some folk, We’d almost put some owners up there with the likes of Howard Hughes.  Eating your dinner from the bench is standard, some appear to be of a level of cleanliness that has far surpassed that, it would without a doubt put the NHS to shame; although open heart surgery is tricky with a 13mm ratchet, we’ve been told..
 

 
The garages (or garage rooms as some should be) that really impressed us are those which have an element of architectural interest about them or with some imaginative design aspect. This particular garage is a marvel to behold, enjoy…

TR Built Garage
 

 
We would prefer to see some more members garages personally, if it contains your pride and joy Cayman or a selection of fine vintage and classic Stuttgart metal then that it goes without saying it will be more than welcome here, but we’re equally intrigued to see what else graces your should-be car space, washing machine and ride-on lawn mowers included.
 

 
Show us how original you can be here: Whats in your garage thread
 
Famous US TV chat show hosts need not apply.
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WHO IS…THE ‘URBAN OUTLAW’
 

 
For those of you that don’t know allow me to introduce Magnus Walker and if you don’t know the man chances are you’ve seen his ’71 911T no.277 which has graced the covers of several Porsche magazines over the last few years. Like the R-Gruppe founder Cris Huergas before him Magnus is a marmite man… If you love early 911’s then you’ll either love or hate what he does. Either way his passion for Porsche and particularly his love for the 911 is plain to see but before we get into the cars let’s talk about the man.
 
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WHO IS…HANS MEZGER
With the wealth of knowledge on internet forums these days one would think that given the number of times we hear the phrase ‘Mezger’ (often twinned with ‘bullet proof‘) we ought to have some vague knowledge of the history of this terminology used to describe the engine used in various GT and Turbo 911 derivatives.  Of course we know the name, but who is Hans Mezger, and probably more importantly why is his name so synonymous with these Porsche engines?
 
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Full details on the production version of Porsche's all-electric performance car
 
 
So how much do you want to know about the real Mission E, the all-electric performance car that Porsche are bringing in to production in 2019.
The details are interesting, the car looks fantastic, travels at ludicrous speed and provides some much needed competition to the Tesla cars.  
 

 
Design
The 2019 Mission E will launch with a sports coupe style with a low and sleek profile, very similar to the first concept we saw in September 2015. There are some subtle changes though, namely the wide arches which is a shame but maybe to be expected.  
 
The car will use a slightly re-desinged version of the body shell from the Cross Turismo, albeit with a different roof and will ride much lower.
 

 
Performance
Mission-E will do 0-62mph in ‘less than 3.5 seconds’ and It’ll also get to 125mph in ‘less than’ 12 seconds and have a top speed of ‘more than’ 155mph says Porsche officially and we believe the 'less/more-than' is the important aspect of these claims phrase. We fully expect typical Porsche conservatism on the numbers here.  
 
These bonkers statistics are delivered by a pair of powerful motors, front and rear, totalling more than 600bhp.  They’re the permanent magnet synchronous type, as used by Nissan and others.  They’re more power-dense and temperature-stable than Tesla’s induction motors.
 
To keep the acceleration strong all the way to top speed, two-speed gearboxes will be used. The 918 decouples its front motor at speed; it’s conceivable the Mission E will have a two-speed box at the back and a decoupling clutch at the front. It’s fundamentally a rear-biased car anyway, as the rear motor is more powerful than the front.
 

 


 
 
 
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Michelin PS4S tyres for the 718 CS
I made a technical enquiry to Michelin regarding my thoughts on the fitment of the new Michelin PS4S tyres to my 718 CS.
 
The 20"Carrera Sport alloys I specced on my car are half an inch wider than the other 20" options and the Pirelli P-Zero 265 section rears look stretched on the rims.
 
Below is the reply I received from Michelin earlier this week.
 
Brian
 
  
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http://www.evo.co.uk/porsche/cayman-gt4/20804/new-porsche-718-cayman-gt4-spied-with-40-flat-six-power
 
Excellent news! A 718 I can actually like.
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WHO IS…WALTER RÖHRL
 WHO IS…WALTER RÖHRL
 
This is supposed to be a regular piece about Motoring Icons who would have hopefully at least a tenuous link somewhere in history with Porsche.  However unless you keep a keen eye on the latest Nurburgring lap times or are a Porsche fan, you’ve probably not heard much of this chap and so household name he isn’t.  But in the Porsche world he is very well known, the question is why and where’s he come from….who is Walter Röhrl? 
 
Keep reading...
 
http://www.caymanoc.com/home/records/who-is%E2%80%A6walter-r%C3%B6hrl-r38/
#porschecayman #caymanowners #caymanoc
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Aftermarket Sat Nav and head unit
Recommendations for aftermarket Sat Nav and head unit for Gen1 Cayman

Hi
 
Just bought my first Porsche, Cayman S Gen 1.
 
As the car does not have a sat nav fitted I am looking to fit an aftermarket unit, radio/sat nav/blue tooth. May be a dumb question but does the Cayman have a single or double DIN arrangement, also appreciate recommendations on what unit to go for.
 
Cheers
 
Steve
 
 
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Luggage recommendation
For the last few weeks I have been strapping my suitcase (5 days worth of clothes, wash tackle, and laptop + necessary stuff for living) to the passenger seat as my current suitcase is too big for the bonnet or the boot.  Heaven help us if me and La Girlf decides to go away for a week.
 
Most of the cases I have looked at have shopping trolley wheels which take up valuable (and limited) boot/bonnet space.
 
Does anyone have a favourite brand and size when it comes to packing him and his significant other on hols?
 
And with a faint twist of irony the Porsche Design cases are too large also...
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Merry Christmas 2017
Its that time of year when I subject you all to my thoughts, reminisce on the previous 12 months and contemplate the next 12.  
 
Its a little over two years now since the club was born and since then I genuinely believe there have been some significant milestones reached and the club has grown both in member numbers (nearly 1,000) and in reputation.  We've been approached by one or two car magazines now to assist with features and input to relevant editorial pieces.  We've developed relationships with a number of well know Porsche indys some who offer to host our club meets, and the Super Sausage loves us more than the Honda owners club! (source: @Beanoir).  
 
All of these are great achievements which many of you have helped to contribute towards, so thank you. 
 
The Admin and Moderation team constantly work hard to ensure that the website, social media platforms and forum is kept running smoothly.  We do rely on members to alert us to issues particularly relating to the general performance of the website, some of you (@DJMC) are particularly efficient at such matters - i'm sure i'd be far less busy without you .  We try to correct the issues raised, but some of a more technical nature can often keep us scratching our heads with little in the way of solutions being found for months on end.  Keeping a website going can be a mine field of jargon and tech sometimes! 
 
Big thanks to @Andy this year for keeping up with Mod duties and helping out with the social media stuff whilst dealing with the fun of fatherhood, i'm sure 2018 will bring a better balance of sleep vs. semi functional human existence!   
 
Next year we'll be focusing more on getting out there, more regular local meets and more representation at national events.  Its great when members offer real support for the club and our presence at Beaulieu this summer wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for @Nail it taking on the job of arranging our spot at the show - huge thanks Duncan!  The meet at RPM Technik in January promises to be a great venue with the guys there really rolling out the red carpet for us, so it would be really great to see a good turnout, looking forward to that.  
 
I encourage every member who wants to contribute to come forward with feedback, ideas and spare time, we'll consider most things!  
 
Christmas is very nearly upon us, so I wish you all and your families a very merry Christmas.  Enjoy the down time and in between; in the words of a famous Porsche guru, "Get Out and Drive"
 
Cheers!
The OC Team 
 
 
 
 
 
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Winter tyres/wheels
Does anyone run winter tyres/wheels?
 
I  use my R most days and in the last few weeks it’s got away from me a couple of times. Nothing major but enough to make me opt for the backup vehicle as an option when it’s cold/icy. 
 
So so the question is, winter 19”s or do it properly and come down an inch on rim size?
 
p. 
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Cayman OC Meet at RPM Technik
The guys at RPM Technik have kindly offered to host a Cayman OC meet at their HQ!
 
We will be treated to breakfast (Bacon rolls and drinks), a guided tour of their premises and workshops, various cars on display including their latest CSR Cayman and the RPM GT4, a guest speaker with a Q&A session.   
 
RPM will be opening up on the Sunday morning just for the event, for us, so can people please put their names down on the list so we can keep track of numbers for the day to ensure there is enough parking space on the day.  
 
Time:
9:00 - Breakfast
10:00 - Guided Tour of RPM
10:45 - Guest Speaker 
12noon - Finish
 
Date: Sunday 14th January 2018
 
Location: RPM Technik, Units 6&7, Old Airfield Industrial Estate, Cheddington Lane, Long Marston, Hertfordshire, HP23 4QR
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Cayman OC Meet at RPM Technik
The guys at RPM Technik have kindly offered to host a Cayman OC meet at their HQ!
 
We will be treated to breakfast (Bacon rolls and drinks), a guided tour of their premises and workshops, various cars on display including their latest CSR Cayman and the RPM GT4, a guest speaker with a Q&A session.   
 
RPM will be opening up on the Sunday morning just for the event, for us, so can people please put their names down on the list so we can keep track of numbers for the day to ensure there is enough parking space on the day.  
 
Time:
9:00 - Breakfast
10:00 - Guided Tour of RPM
10:45 - Guest Speaker 
12noon - Finish
 
Date: Sunday 14th January 2018
 
Location: RPM Technik, Units 6&7, Old Airfield Industrial Estate, Cheddington Lane, Long Marston, Hertfordshire, HP23 4QR
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Cayman Owners Christmas Wish List
As the silly season approaches there tends to be 2 questions that everybody struggles to answer, one being the obligatory “what are you doing for Christmas?” (although in my house that question has been asked as early as June by the in-laws).  The next question that can often be tricky for the ‘person who has it all’ is “what do you want for Christmas?” 
 
So, we’ll try and make it easy for your dear other half/parents/children/work secret Santa – we’ve made a list for any Cayman fan to hand over whenever that question is asked!
 
Cayman T-Shirt - £15 (Amazon)
 

 
Any Cayman owners wardrobe would be ill equipped without at least one item of clothing paying tribute to our favourite 2 seater coupe. 

Get your Cayman T-shirt here
 
 
 
Porsche Boxster and Cayman: The Complete Story - £25 (Amazon)
 

 
We reviewed a copy of this book by Johnny Tipler last year and it contains much of what any Cayman owner would expect to read about.  The complete story…up to a point, but that shouldn’t put you off – just keep a look out for the next chapter!
 
Buy your copy from Amazon here
 
 
 
Cayman GT4 CS 1:18 Scale Model - £85 (GT Spirit and Amazon)
 

 
Once those Christmas decorations have been put away the house always looks a bit bare, fear not you could now have something to adorn your mantelpiece all year round….right?  GT Sprit make some nice scale models and this 1:18 scale GT4 is no exception.  Available to buy on Amazon
 
Buy your scale model GT4 CS here
 
 
 
Radio Controlled Cayman R - $35 (Various)

Whose life would not be complete with such a toy!?  Given the humble cost of this RC model, we think it represents a relatively faithful reproduction of the much loved Cayman R and provides for a good few hours entertainment chasing the pets around the front room after a few too many glasses of eggnog on the big day!
 
Buy your Radio Controlled Cayman R here
 
 
Project Cars 2 - £25 (Zavvi)
 

 
Project Cars 2 is not for the casual gamer, but for those who take their racing sims far more seriously (some take it very seriously!).  This edition brings a nice list of Porsche cars to the game, one of which is a 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport. 
 
We're definitely fans of this one, see you online!

Buy Project Cars 2 here
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I'm wondering if I should hang about until after the release of the 718 GT4 or try and get myself into a 981 GT4 now.  I'm aware that currently prices are still inflated, but have come down a fair bit.  
 
Whats the view on how the 718 GT4 will affect 981 GT4 prices?  
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718 GT4 Spotted
So, could this be the much anticipated 718 GT4?  With some familiar styling cues, GT4 sized brakes and back end seen on the Spyder it certainly looks like to could be. 
 
Perhaps the more important question is...which engine is wrapped up in there..? 
 
 
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British Legends Edition 911 Carrera 4 GTS
Another month, another limited edition from Porsche, this time in the form of the 'British Legends 911 Carrera 4 GTS'.  One of three versions being released by Porsche to celebrate the successes of Porsche factory drivers Richard Attwood, Derek Bell and Nick Tandy, each is specified with a range of bespoke Alcantara details inside and subtle exterior stripes.  
 
The one featured here is the Sapphire Blue Metallic British Legends Edition and celebrates Porsche driver Derek Bell and his 1982 Le Mans victory.
 
Being built in very limited numbers, expect this to be as easy to get your hands on as Weinstein's diary.   
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
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Indy driver Dario Franchitti and racecar driver CJ Wilson got behind the wheel of the new 718 GTS models in the epic roads of Scicily 
 
 
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CaymanOC Stickers
CaymanOC Stickers

Show us where you've stuck yours!
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Cayman OC Meet - RPM Technik
The guys at RPM Technik have kindly offered to host a Cayman OC meet at their HQ!
 
Details to be refined but there will be a guided tour of their workshops, various cars on display including their latest CSR Cayman and the RPM GT4 and the RPM team around to chat about the cars. 
 
You will also be very glad to know that a cafe van serving drinks and bacon sandwiches will be open and serving.  
 
RPM will be opening up on the Sunday morning just for the event, for us, so can people please put their names down on the list so we can keep track of numbers for the day to ensure there is enough parking space on the day.  
 
Time: 9am-12noon
Date: Sunday 14th January 2018
Location: RPM Technik, Units 6&7, Old Airfield Industrial Estate, Cheddington Lane, Long Marston, Hertfordshire, HP23 4QR
 
More details closer to the time, but this should be a really good event to get out and beat the new year blues and blow away the cobwebs!  
 
For those unfamiliar with RPM Technik, they are a well known independent Porsche specialist and individually they are enthusiasts.  https://rpmtechnik.co.uk
 
 
 
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