The Acura is built to race in the Canadian Touring Car Championship. It has a one of a kind paint job and in 2017 should be running in four CTCC events. This 2004 car is a RealTime Racing chassis that has never been raced. Photo supplied by Machine-Motorsports.
John's Acura was painted by SKAM, a graffiti artist in Toronto. SKAM was doing a reality show and during this painted John's son's room. That work led to this hand painted car – which in Machine-Motorsports world is now called the Art Car. The arrows in the art work pay homage to historic Porsche race cars. 714 is also painted into the Art Car – that's his college dorm room number and a shout out to all of his college buddies.
The 300 whp engine is a K24 that has been fully built by Gord Bush. It contains JE Pistons at a 13:1 ratio, RealTime Racing' custom grind camshafts, polished stock crank, Carrillo rods, titanium valves and springs, with ARP hardware throughout. The car sits on Ohlins suspension with remote reservoirs. Braking is provided by Stoptech ST40 calipers and G-LOC Brake Pads. You can see the 714 in this pic.
A budget Porsche – the 914 chassis was a joint venture between Volkswagen and Porsche. While the chassis was produced from 1970 to 1976, the 914-6 ended production in 1972.

This 1970 Porsche 914-6 is often referred to as a Volkswagen-Porsche. The two companies teamed up on creating this chassis and in Europe the four cylinder was badged VW with the six bearing the Porsche nameplate. In North America both engine models were sold by Porsche. The 914-6 was expensive to produce, had low sales numbers so the production numbers halted with about 3000 units being built. Thus the 914-6 is now a sought after car!


The 6 cylinder 914's were absolutely awesome as track cars. In 1970 a 914-6 not only won it's class at the 24 Hours of LeMans, it placed sixth overall.

The flare kit is, John believes, a steel aftermarket system that mimics the Porsche factory race 914-6's of the era. Neither the 914 nor the 914-6 came from the factory like this – apart from the dedicated GT track cars that were not available to the public. Although, if you were lucky you could purchase a GT kit from a Porsche dealer and have it installed on your street car. Unfortunately, John does not believe that is the case with this Porsche. As a race car it dominated the track for it's class. Porsche did not have the interest in seeing how far they could develop the car for the track, as the 914's class wins were eclipsed by the 917's overall wins. With the development funds and race budgets going to the 917.


To me the style of the Porsche 914 did not appear to flow with other Porsches. As a replacement for VW's unique Karmann Ghia, the body shape and style suddenly make more sense.

These light mid-engined cars were Porsche's budget car, however, they had a short lived lifespan as they became so expensive to build that it simply was not practical. This 1970 model has had the engine upgraded to a 2.8 litre that is built on a 1965 aluminum case. Racers in the 70's are no different than today – lighter and stronger is better. Thus these rare aluminum engines were highly sought after for race cars. John has raced this 914-6 at Watkins Glen where he has put down 2:12's. 

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