Jeff Zwart has been one of our heroes since he converted his Porsche 914/6, which he bought with what was supposed to be investment money, into a full FIA Rally car, placing second in a race from Panama to Alaska in 1997.
He's drawn creative inspiration from the automobile world while participating in it, with countless magazine articles like Panorama featuring his photography. He's accomplished a lot. But what makes Zwart so appealing is his work's authenticity. All of his work has an ethos; he is both within and without, setting race records and making art, while taking his 1950's Porsche 356 out for a drive on the dirt -- Zwart does rally, after all.
The authority probably comes from his time behind the wheel. He's not just shooting corners or posing his cars. Creatively, almost everything he does has a racer's perspective, probably because he's been racing since the mid-80's, competing in rally events, and perhaps most famously in the Pike's Peak Hill Climb.
You might also remember his Porsche family tree video or the one for the Cadillac ATS with the global locales (Sahara Desert and driver Derek Hill). One of his latest features a McLaren with a creative visual trick. Click the image below to watch.
Jeff Zwart is an authentic Porsche Renaisance Man.
Thanks for the inspiration.