Talented Team Speed Member Has a Passion for Porsche
Fan of Porsche and/or vintage Formula One, Can-Am, and Le Mans racers won’t want to miss this amazing artwork.
It’s safe to say that the Team Speed forums are full of passionate folks who simply love cars. But it’s also chock full of talented people who are more than willing to share both their talents and passions. One of those folks is Miha Furlan, or Vic82 as we know him in the forums, who’s been sharing his incredibly detailed Porsche artwork with us for over a decade now.
Furlan, who hails from Slovenia, has been drawing cars since he was a small child. In the years since, he’s developed a true passion for vintage F1 racing, Cam-Am and Le Mans racers from the ’60s and ’70s, and more specifically, all things Porsche. We recently got the chance to sit down and speak with Furlan about the origins of those passions, as well as his carefully curated taste in vehicles.
Team Speed: We understand that you began drawing cars at a very young age. What was it that got you interested in automobiles in the first place?
Miha Furlan: I started drawing at a very early age (5 years or so). My first influence was my brother, who was a total car nut. I remember going through car magazines and watching F1 races from age 7 onward. I always had class notebooks scribbled full of car drawings, but I only started to getting more serious about it in my twenties.
Your incredible thread here in the Team Speed forums focuses solely on Porsches, but you draw all sorts of different cars. What are your favorite makes/models?
I can’t say that I am a fan of only one car make. I like a lot of different car makes and models, ranging from modern to classic. But if I had to choose, my favorite road cars would be the Ferrari 288 GTO, Porsche 911 2.7 RS, and Aston Martin DB4 Zagato. As for racing cars, my favorites are the ones from the Can-Am series, like the Ferrari 612P, McLaren M20, and Porsche 917/30.
What is it about Porsche that appeals to you specifically?
I like that they respect their heritage. They’re basically the only car manufacturer in the world that has a single model that’s been in production for more then 55 years now (911). Plus, they have a rich racing history, which is always a plus for a vintage car enthusiast like myself.
Which Porsche model is your all-time favorite, and why?
I will have to go with Porsche 917, closely followed by the 911. The 917 was really the first super powerful and extremely light race car in history. It really changed the game in sports car racing. They were also able to continuously improve the performance of the car though the years. Until it reached the crazy levels of the 917/30, which had something like 1,200 hp and a top speed of 250 miles per hour. You can’t make a more wild and exiting car than that.
We understand that you also sell original prints and do commissioned artwork. How would someone go about contacting you if they’re interesting in purchasing something?
That’s correct. I currently have a selection of limited edition prints and original drawings available. I am also available for commission work if anyone is interested in having their car turned into framed artwork. My work is available on my website. You can also contact me via email at [email protected].
Furlan is also constantly adding new work to his ongoing thread here at Team Speed. So be sure and head over there to stay tuned for more incredible pieces!