Ferdinand Porsche dies at age 76
The grandson of Porsche’s founder and designer of the iconic 911, Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, has died in Salzburg, Austria aged 76.
He was head of the Porsche design studio in the early sixties when the manufacturer developed the brand-defining 911, which is now in its seventh iteration.
We salute you, Ferdinand Porsche.
Snapped up Adventure Time #1 yet? Better hurry.
Kaboom! Studios reported they’d “sold out” their first printing, but I always discount the (expected) hype when I see stuff like that, don’t you?
Then I stumbled into my neighborhood New York comic shop, Forbidden Planet, and came upon this sign. When I asked a clerk he told me he was surprised there were *any* left, and sure enough, all the alternative covers were gone.
Sign @ Forbidden Planet, NYC, February 11, 2012: “Adventure Time #1. Limit 1 per customer. Limit 1 cover per.”
Ferrari 250 GTO sells for $32million dollars
Another day, another Ferrari 250 GTO. Today we find news that one of the erstwhile bedroom pin-ups has sold for £20.2 million, thus making it the UK’s most expensive automotive sale.
This particular car, number 5095, is believed to have been sold by British businessman Jon Hunt who bought the car in 2008 for a paltry £15.7m. Jon Hunt, in case you wanted to know, is the man who founded - and then sold - the Foxton’s estate agency.
The new owner will surely delight in that 3.0-litre V12, some 300bhp and a 0-60mph time of around 6.1 seconds and top speed of 174mph. Or somewhere near that, considering the price and rarity of the thing - just 39 GTOs were built between 1962 and 1964, of which two now belong to Chris Evans and Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason.