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