What’s your Sports Car of Choice? RAUH-Welt BEGRIFF

Mar 13, 2012 3 Comments by

In the world of full size cars, when it come to lust vehicles there are a ton of options. Most will steer towards Ferrari, Aston Martin, Bugatti, Shelby, and so on. The truth is, sports cars are meant to be animated, vibrant, insane, and a total nightmare to drive around in a downtown district. The one flaw to most of these brands, they’re not exactly a practical daily driver. Yes, if you’ve got the coin to spring for such a high-end vehicle it’s safe to assume there’s a second car in the garage. The big question is why can’t a sports car be practical? The answer is, they really shouldn’t be because they’re meant to be that propulsion devise that separates you from reality.
For those that know me, when the question of sport cars arises there’s only one answer I have, Porsche. Why? Amongst its competition you will not find a more practical vehicle that allows you the luxury of having your cake and eating it too. When questions narrow down to what particular vintage of Porsche’s I agree with, the current generations of 998’s and 997’s are not among my choices. The older 70’s-80’s air-cooled Porsches with wide body kits, enormous whale tails, and rear tires wide enough to make drag racers envious is what makes me weak in the knees. A while back I came across a Porsche tuner out of Japan that’s created a cult like following for his wide bodied creations called RAUH-Welt BEGRIFF (RWB), translates into “Rough World”. In order to get a better idea as to what RWB is all about check out these two videos and let me know what you think. They’ve certainly got me inspired. Would you buy an RC body that looked like one of the RWB Porsches?

Fatlace TV x RAUH-Welt BEGRIFF // Nakai-San from Luke Huxham on Vimeo.

RAUH WELT Begriff // Night Session from eGarage on Vimeo.

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I've raced just about every type of RC car, traveled the world shooting RC races, but at the end of the day though, you'll most likely find me behind the wheel of a 1/8-scale nitro buggy at my local track. I'm a Southern California native, which on any given day allows me the opportunity to race on just about any surface or facility of my choosing. Before I was heavily into RC most of my attention was focused towards photography. Since, all of the experience that I've gained and learned has been projected towards RC photography. I'm fueled by the idea of creating something new every time I head to take pictures. Whether it's portraits, racing action, or a track panoramas.

3 Responses to “What’s your Sports Car of Choice? RAUH-Welt BEGRIFF”

  1. Aurigarius says:

    umm…Rauh – Welt – Begriff is supposed to be German? It is not. It’s three german words with no relation to each other thrown together coincidentally and it certainly doesn’t mean “rough world”.
    Being German and living not far away from the famous Nurburgring, I predict that all the too low bodywork will fall apart during the first lap on the track. It may look flashy in front of a club though ;-)

    • John Cary says:

      Aurigarius,

      By no means am I doubting your German identity but I did run those three worlds through the Google translate program and this is what I got:
      Rauh = Rough
      Welt = World
      Begriff = term

  2. MOmo says:

    RWB is getting more and more popular with recent exposure. Each car is unique and expensive.

    If you can’t afford the real thing, check out THIS sweet replica.

    http://rextremerc.blogspot.com/2012/02/rwb-g-force-in-max-one.html

    Mini RWB replica built by a friend in japan, Russ. Very cool and lots of time involved in the detail, just like the real RWB cars.

    A thing of beauty.

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