Category Archives: RW Speedster

Enjoy an RW Speedster at Work with Wallpaper (or Screen Saver)

Several of us around the office enjoy pictures of beautiful cars on our computer screens. So we decided to make some wallpaper to share. Here are a few to start, featuring the RW Speedster in classic Porsche champagne yellow. Come back to visit us again, as we’ll have more to share.

To download, click on the image you want to open it in a new window. Use the cursor to zoom on the image and make it full size.  Right mouse click to “Save image as…” and save to your computer. Then personalize your desktop display! We hope you enjoy them.

In the Drivers Seat - RW Speedster Screen Saver
In the Driver’s Seat – RW Speedster Wallpaper (1920 x 1080 pixels)
RW Speedster in classic Porsche Champagne Yellow - Screen Saver
RW Speedster in classic Porsche Champagne Yellow – Wallpaper (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Driving or Sailing Today - RW Speedster Screen Saver
Driving or Sailing Today – RW Speedster Wallpaper (1920 x 1080 pixels)

New Low Bow Canvas Speedster Convertible Top!

Rock West Racing is now offering a fully collapsible canvas top with a rear plastic sewn-in oval window for the great price of $2,350 plus shipping and handling.

Speedster Low Bow Canvas Convertible Top - Front View

Colors?  

The canvas top comes in black, tan and dark blue.  It is a black plain steel tubing low bow frame with stainless steel fasteners and a two-piece lower tube for easy installation.

Speedster Low Bow Canvas Convertible Top - Back View

Three Point Header

The header is constructed of fiberglass and has embedded, threaded steel fastening plates, three mounting points, and three stainless steel adjustable clamps.  Continue reading New Low Bow Canvas Speedster Convertible Top!

Another Kit Out the Door…

Take a look at this gorgeous Speedster!  Destined for a father and daughter assembly team, this beauty is bound to turn heads once it’s cruising down the road.

Speedster Kit - Blue & Tan being prepped for shipment
Speedster Kit being prepped for shipment
Speedster Kit - detail of tan upholstered seats
Speedster Kit – detail of tan upholstered seats
Speedster Kit - detail shot of blue exterior
Speedster Kit – detail shot of blue exterior

RW Speedster: A Modern Tribute to a Classic Automotive Icon

Only a handful of cars can lay claim to having as much influence and as long a production history as the legendary Porsche 356 Speedster. Early versions of the 356 date back as far as 1948, and by the early 1950s it gained a strong following among performance enthusiasts on both sides of the Atlantic for its exhilarating handling and distinctive styling. A class win at LeMans in 1951 certainly contributed to its enduring popularity, as many owners relished the car on both the track and street.

RW Speedster

The philosophy behind the 356’s design was simple—a small, lightweight car with plenty of power that offered far more driving fun and performance than a large, heavy, overpowered vehicle. Production of the 356 lasted until 1965, even after the replacement Porsche 911 debuted in 1963.    Continue reading RW Speedster: A Modern Tribute to a Classic Automotive Icon

First RW Speedster Out of the Mold!

Fresh from the shop floor!

Getting Close to the Finish Line on our First Speedster Builder Kit

The chassis has been partially bonded and fastened to the body of our first RW Speedster Builder kit.  The negative draft pieces have been removed and we are in the process of installing floor boards, footwell panels and front bulkhead panels, as well as completing our chassis to body alignment jig.  After completing these tasks, the finished body and chassis will be removed from the mold tool.

356 Speedster - Chassis Body Buildout
RW Speedster – Chassis Body Buildout
356 Speedster - Backside of Floor Board Mold
RW Speedster – Backside of Floor Board Mold