Model 997.2 GT3 RS Year 2011 Ac­quired Fe­bru­ary 2011 Model 991.1 GT3 Year 2015 Ac­quired De­cem­ber 2014

Total 911 - - Living The Legend – 911 Owner Reports - Tony Mcgui­ness San Diego, USA @tonygt3rs @tonym­cgui­ness­gt3rs

My amaz­ing garage is pro­gress­ing well. If I do say so, it looks ab­so­lutely phe­nom­e­nal. Not only be­cause it con­tains a GT3 RS and a GT3, but also be­cause it has some in­cred­i­bly beau­ti­ful Porsche art.

On the right side of the garage is the 997 Grey black GT3 RS. The clos­ets in the front and along the left side of the garage are painted in the ex­act Grey black colour of the GT3 RS.

Along the wall next to the GT3 RS is a three foot by five foot hand-painted trib­ute to Porsche Mar­tini Rac­ing along with a three foot by five foot hand­painted trib­ute to Gulf Porsche Rac­ing. Both are strik­ing and pay homage to the rac­ing her­itage of the GT3 RS.

In be­tween th­ese two very large pieces is a slightly smaller hand-painted piece. This art­work is ap­pro­pri­ately po­si­tioned above the GT3 RS. It’s sim­ple, but that is what makes it so beau­ti­ful. The paint­ing is in Grey black with the GT3 RS logo in White gold, ex­actly in the colours of my car.

As you drive into the garage you see a large porce­lain of­fi­cial Porsche crest. Next to the crest is an au­to­graphed pho­to­graph of the Porsche 917 long­tail #21 car in Mar­tini Rac­ing Liv­ery signed by Vic El­ford and co-driver Gérard Lar­rousse. Be­low is a pho­to­graph of the 956 Roth­mans Le Mans win­ner signed by Derek Bell.

One of the most im­pres­sive as­pects of the garage and right next to the

991 GT3 is an ac­tual Porsche 997 GT3 car­bon-fi­bre Cup wing shelf. The up­right struts fit per­fectly against the wall with ‘Porsche’ let­ter­ing spelt out on the winglet end plates.

More hand-painted Porsche art is above the Cup Wing, in­clud­ing trib­utes to the race cars driven by Vic El­ford. Each one has been signed by Vic. Be­low those pieces are in­ter­pre­ta­tions of the liv­er­ies of the RS Spy­der, two vari­a­tions of Mar­tini Rac­ing in­clud­ing the ‘Black Wi­dow’ and two of Gulf Porsche. The lat­est ad­di­tion to the Porsche art is the 917 pur­ple and green Hip­pie car.

If you want to have a seat and ad­mire the GT cars, as well as the Porsche art­work, you can pull up one of two bar stools which have been hand-painted in Mar­tini and Gulf colours.

What makes it even more re­mark­able is you won’t find th­ese paint­ings or bar stools avail­able any­where. They are all one of one and painstak­ingly painted by my part­ner Vicki. Stay tuned as she’s al­ready be­gun work on her next project.

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