Vans, Wayfarers and a Swatch | Adding the final touches before Radwood at The Amelia

Colin
By Colin Wood
Mar 4, 2022 | Porsche, 911, Radwood, The Amelia

Photography by David S. Wallens

Like most cars hitting the show field, our 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera needs a thorough detailing before heading out.

Unlike most of those cars, though, our 911 is heading to Radwood at The Amelia–meaning we’d need to add a few period accessories.

Read more about how we prepped the Porsche over on Classic Motorsports, and look for us on the show field Saturday, March 5.

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Comments
David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/4/22 12:42 p.m.

Not sure if it helps, but I already have a to-do list for the next one. Just ran out of time on a few details....

paddygarcia
paddygarcia GRM+ Memberand Reader
3/4/22 12:44 p.m.

Hmph. At the time I just called that "going somewhere".

Now get off my lawn.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/4/22 12:46 p.m.

In reply to paddygarcia :

Yeah, that was kinda the joke. :)

(Okay, I normally don't wear a Swatch, so that's the big change.)

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/4/22 12:48 p.m.

Also, did Swatches tick this loudly back in the day? I treated myself to a new one. 

I found my college Swatch, and it's dead. High school Swatch is missing. If anything, guess my hearing still works....

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/4/22 12:51 p.m.

Yeah, they were always loud. I've got a couple, including a Blackout that's the same as my high school watch.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/4/22 1:10 p.m.

I admit, I have to keep it in a drawer. (I'm back wearing my Tissot PRS516 at the moment.)

paddygarcia
paddygarcia GRM+ Memberand Reader
3/4/22 1:32 p.m.

Never had a swatch as I was too cool for watches at the time. I take the 5th on a Stussy hat, but would propose that Radwood calls for one.

I did special order my Vans. Is that even a thing anymore?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/4/22 1:35 p.m.

In reply to paddygarcia :

Yes, can totally special order Vans. Now it's done online, so no need to fill out that form. I have a few pair still sitting in the box: custom Sk8-Hi’s, DogTowns and Old Skool Canvas, a model sadly NLA. 

I'm wearing the ever-fashionable black/white slip-ons now, but I am a fan of the high-tops and Old Skools. They have a bit more support, too. I know, getting old. 

You know, I still have a pair from high school. Maybe for this weekend....

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
3/4/22 2:39 p.m.

I don't need a new pair of shoes or a new watch, but all this talk about Vans and Swatches is making me think that might have to change.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/4/22 2:50 p.m.

I do like the Swatch. But when sitting here working, I do hear the tick, tick, tick.

But it looks cool. 

I really wanted to wear my old one, but it's just tagged. 

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