Got Wood?

2016 Jan 11    /   Ramblings   /   Leave a comment



Thom announced his Onassis 917-style shifter for the newer watercooled cars a while ago.

I was reading the specs from his post out loud and my wife happend to hear.
But like most women, she too suffers from selective hearing.


Maximus Black…

Long black shaft…

Big knob…


Tall version for longer strokes


So she made me order one right away.

Boy, was she disappointed when it arrived.




Ok. Yeah, I know, stupid, sexist, juvenile, grow up, get a life… what ever…


When Thom announced this shifter a couple of months ago, I pre-ordered one right away.


I was supposed to go pick it up at his place in Germany, as it would be a good excuse to see what he’s been up to, hang out and shoot some shit.

But somehow we couldn’t sync our calendars. When he had time, I didn’t and vice versa.

We tried a couple of times and then I forgot about the whole thing and so did he.


Until about a week ago:
Dude, can you please send me your shipping address again…


So the shifter arrived last friday.


The part itself is beautifully made, but Thom also pays attention to the packaging.
Cool oldschool tan envelope with stamped logos, closed with a split-pin.

Bunch of different stickers included as well as a hand written note:



Happy new year and thx for your support of the #onassis brand!

Finally your Maximus Black fucker.

I’ll message you instructions by mail.

Talk soon,



Tools and hardware were also included.

Installation was a breeze, literally a 5 minute job.


Thom got me a smoking deal in return for some cool pics of the shifter.
So I hope he likes them, ’cause disappointing my wife was bad enuf already…


You can check out Thom’s website: Onassis Porsches Agency


The shifter is also available as a shorter, less intimidating version and comes either black or clear anodized.


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Worst Summer Ever

2015 Nov 25    /   Ramblings   /   2 Comments





Went over to my friend’s shop last saturday.

Hadn’t been there for way too long and there was a meeting too, so I better show my ugly face.


Drove up there with the top down.

But it was so damn cold, I had to wear a jacket and turn up the heater.


Just as I arrived, it started raining and it all went down hill from there on…
On the way home I even ended up driving through a hail storm.

Wipers in overdrive, but they just couldn’t keep up.


Don’t know what happened, but this weather totally sucks!


Definitely the worst summer ever…

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2015 Oct 16    /   Ramblings   /   1 Comment



“…want a flag?”


I swear, if I had to do her job, I’d be escorted off the premises within minutes.
In handcuffs. Kicking and screaming.
And there’d be people walking around with these stoopid flags sticking out of every imaginable orifice…


She instead, kept smiling the cutest smile for the entire three days of the event.


Heck, she even smiled when I asked her for a picture…

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