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Wow super tough crowd. Who cares if his videos are commercials? Who really cares if he likes to pose with his cars and loves the camera. Really? Any business person will never turn down the opportunity for free press. He is a guy that obviously has a passion for Porsche's and has a plan to make money doing it. Does that make him a D-bag. Am I a nut swinger because I am writing this? Has it become human nature to always try to knock the guy at the top down?
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^^^ His methods generate humor for some (me included) and the reactions that some folks have when his methods are questioned is often even funnier (not referring to you) - nothing more to it than that and don't see how that is knocking a guy down (perhaps I'm not sensitive enough to understand that aspect?).

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After reading MW building reports in Pelican, when I saw his first published video, even I had some time to get over the pose. As if I would have been young myself (like in early 90ies) founding my first architecture office to Vienna (-90) Austria (having Hans-Michel Porsche as a client among other clients back then) and third office in Los Angeles (-95) in I would have had a hard edge approach for such promotion.

Back then I had hardcore approach for everything: doing extreme professional sports, WC racing, architecture, design and especially cars (I bought my first Porsche 24 years ago in age of 22, then relatively new 928S with my own earnings and without dads purchase which was a big issue back then with top land speed to beat even Testa Rossa in autobahn with attitude, its still in my collection).

Also Los Angeles has different atmosphere to live, survival and success there is very different compared to other locations in the world. Back then 1995 I was a troublemaker in architecture world (white collar business) with my 50cm James Douglas Morrison like hair dipped every early morning to salty ocean water to have some morning wave runs before office or university hours, leather pants etc but for the contrast driving white pristine V12 Cabriolet Jaguar. It was truly me, I provoked people partly on purpose, but not because of getting business to the red line overload...
rather quite an opposite. Not in nineties wannabe cool way, but hard core way. I would say, even as being different I succeeded...

Therefore I can see the humorous approach of MW through his very versatile different business outside Porsche world which he has fitted to his life perfectly: he is definitely a serious enthusiast for Porsche, no doubt, by his racing career in PCA club racing he has at least reasonable experience for driving: a soft touch to handle the car with ease, I can see it in his easy touch (I have some hundreds of laps for instance in Nordscheife if not over thousand since 1990 among other track experience worldwide) and smartness not to be foolish ashole in public roads. Slight outlaw sense (the real outlaw sense means, you would be in jail, which would be the same as behaving yourself out from society) .

I can imagine his appearance can get even more criticism from the bikers for the commercial approach rather than originality. But still I think he is doing it openly and politely but not with hidden message: as a designer and fabricator, if you want to live with it, you have to find a decent way for marketing to respect yourself. People are thinking if it is calculated or not. Actually who cares: a great pose for the lifestyle he admires and apparently is living real time... it is his live to live as my life is mine. His lifestyle is not my piece of cake and it doesn't have to be. His approach is delivering great entertainment for us car enthusiasts and it is no more self posing as publishing in youtube your tracklap videos. it is just better produced and very entertaining compared to some wannabe racers without self criticism to publish their last quite modest stunt with pride. And if it helps his marketing, it is a Great set! Go for it MW!

What comes to his part production of Porsche realated retro parts, he is no less outrighted person to do it as any aftermarket tuning companies to produce and sell parts: his career looks to me quite normal: he has build parts originally for his own car and probably somebody has asked if I can have one. And suddenly you are a sort of 'cafe racer' builder, selling also suitable parts for others... I don't see anything wrong in it. What would make RWB or Singer guys to be more proper than he is? Only different genre. I can see that similar process in different genre has happened in RWB-san production than MW has had. If you think music industry, I would say they both are original garage bands from their own will rather than posh posers as gun-for-hire commercial produced ones. I do love originality fo the creator and MW stuff is like that for me. How you show it off, its your own issue if you can live with it.
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I think it is important to note that Magnus did not post his video on this forum.

Pelican exists solely for the purpose to sell things. Take away all sales today and see how long this site stays up. It's one giant advertisement. I think all the folks who post here are true enthusiasts with something to contribute to our collective interest. Personally I can handle eccentric appearance a whole lot more than a smart mouth or arrogant attitude, which MW certainly does not have.
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I think it is important to note that Magnus did not post his video on this forum.

Pelican exists solely for the purpose to sell things. Take away all sales today and see how long this site stays up. It's one giant advertisement. I think all the folks who post here are true enthusiasts with something to contribute to our collective interest. Personally I can handle eccentric appearance a whole lot more than a smart mouth or arrogant attitude, which MW certainly does not have.
Well said. Those who accuse him of being a hipster have never met him.

Brian, this may be nut swinging, but your Hooligan exhaust sounds absolutely amazing on that video!

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Thanks Brian.
I posted the link to MW's video because I simply enjoyed watching (and hearing!) that old 930 blasting around in LA and thought other Pelicans would too.
His marketing doesn't bother me.
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I think it is important to note that Magnus did not post his video on this forum.

Pelican exists solely for the purpose to sell things. Take away all sales today and see how long this site stays up. It's one giant advertisement. I think all the folks who post here are true enthusiasts with something to contribute to our collective interest. Personally I can handle eccentric appearance a whole lot more than a smart mouth or arrogant attitude, which MW certainly does not have.
Thanks, Very clearly states how I feel as well.
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For those who want to know what a Hooligan muffler sounds like, now you do. I had no idea Magnus was going to do a video using the blue 930. Pretty cool.

I have one of Brian's hooligan mufflers with dual out and running CIS on my 78 930 and it sounds just like that. It's awesome! Mine throws balls of fire on decel and upshift. Fire would have been good in the clip.

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whoa, sensitive bunch here

my nut swinging comment was directed at the MW Fanboi's, which I'd say nearly none of us HERE are

go to the 911 section tho, and...........

just sayin

also

I didn't caveat my comments with the ending that "he's a cool guy" just in case I meet him as was suggested - I meant it... he seems a genuinely cool dude.

Ronnie's summary (for once) was pretty accurate - MW's methods leave him open for humor, and his Fanboi's even morererer...

anywho... guys... a collective Lighten Up, Francis'es
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Love him, hate him, who really cares? Who here can honestly say that the video didn't stir something in your soul when he lit up the boost and grabbed some gears? Makes me want to get out and drive just to hear my hooligan exhaust...
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I love my B&B exhaust (came with the car) but I fully admit to pining for one of Brians dual outlet setups. Sounds legit.
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. . . . MW's methods leave him open for humor . . .
Stated with the utmost authority on the matter - Paula is indeed NO stranger to leaving one's self "open for humor"!!!

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Ronnie's summary (for once) was pretty accurate . . .
PS - In the spirit of Francis, here's a coupla' a "accurately" placed FUs for U, dude!!!!!

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Yes - Brian,

standing up for what we both say is what I do now.

Thinking it over I agree and say from your point of view you are also right... in a way.

Even if your statement sounds sort of smart and just a little arrogant, you are right too !

He is just living an other life going public - not like you and me spending day and night in workshops and on dynos.

He is a Rockstar and he is your customer, so you have a different approach and know him much better then the most of us.

Not knowing the relevance in total but I would say it would even make a good impression to me if master Magnus would turn to his audience direct and post the videos himself right here from enthusiast to enthusiast !?

This forum is rated top here in Europe when it comes to 911 na and turbo, maybe MM is too busy with other creative things.

He is invited to step down from his " hotel California kind of place " to inspire us with what ever he is offering.

And thanks for your tolerance in handling my eccentric appearance !

So please know I'm the same and so it is alright with me you looking like kid rock without being able to sing...

With or without a beard makes not the difference - so Brian this is just for you:


http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jHPOzQzk9Qo


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Thanks Brian.
I posted the link to MW's video because I simply enjoyed watching (and hearing!) that old 930 blasting around in LA and thought other Pelicans would too.
His marketing doesn't bother me.
Cheers,

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Iain, thanks for posting - - It was awesome!! And, probably wouldn't have seen it if not for a fellow pelican - - Thanks!
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I wasn't referring to anyone specifically with my comments, just stating that in general there are worse things (to me) than eccentric dress. Clients come in every walk of life imaginable which, if nothing else, makes the day interesting.
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I wasn't referring to anyone specifically with my comments, just stating that in general there are worse things (to me) than eccentric dress. Clients come in every walk of life imaginable which, if nothing else, makes the day interesting.
Big Monty Python fan from back in the day by the way.
All good without any bad feelings - just some good fun !

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Funny that his "look" in NYC or LA wouldn't get a 2nd look. That said I don't understand why he has to pose with everything he owns.

About 15 years ago me and my wife were up in San Fran and there was a Miata with a chick in the passenger seat with about the same length hair as Magnus. We kept trying to get their attention as the hair was bouncing off the RR rim of the car. Thank God when the car was coming to a stop and not accelerating it finally got caught. She screamed very load and you could see a patch in the wheel openings.

Sorry but when I see hair like that I always think what a safety hazard it is. That or I can be jealous as I am bald. Damn freaks with cool cars and hair!

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if you skip the talking bits it's a great video, don't understand the complaints myself
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I gotta buy a 930. You guys are great!

MW is a salesman. Understand that about salesmen and you are not as likely to be had. If you don't, then you're going to get taken for a ride sooner or later.
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Chit Edleweiss, how much soul do you need? The guys lives and breathes these rides. So what if he has a developing business from his passion. Not like he he came up overnight. The guy is years in the making and has made a brand for himself. Absolutely cool and a business genius. What capitalism is all about. Just a question, are you a socialist? MW is a great asset to the community. Heck, if just the vids that I enjoy to watch. But how cool it is a business man can take his enthusiasm and turn it into a business.

I still say there are some haters because the guy has some notoriety. I say eat azz, he has a plan and a direction and having a blast along the way. Wish I could be that laid back and having that much fun!
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