Rear-wheel expostulate and rock’n’roll

Posted on 20. Feb, 2019 by in Porsche Canada

Of march a tiny engine-related black sorcery is also involved. “The dual don’t like one another”, says Nina Vetterli-Treml. “So we never park them subsequent to any other. The 911 thinks it’s vast that there is a Porsche 944 there too.” She is forced to grin about carrying so most honour for a eccentric lives of her dear vehicles. But we never know.

A revisit to a Viennese suburb fundamentally conjures adult images of manuscript cover photographs. The petrify grey atmosphere, dim retro sports car. Only a few rays of object trenchant a corrugated iron walls lighten a murky atmosphere. With her guitar box and gold blonde hair, Vetterli-Treml fits this stage perfectly. It has spin her daily life. “I’ve been personification drum given we helped out in a lady rope for a initial time as a 16-year-old,” she explains. “The guitar came later. we afterwards bought my initial Porsche, a used 944 S2, when we started university. we was also operative in an promotion organisation during a time and we suspicion we could only spin that dream into a reality.” An interplay between horsepower and complicated steel that she has confirmed to this day.


Nina Vetterli-Treml, 911, 2018, Porsche AG

Nina Vetterli-Treml: An interplay between horsepower and complicated metal

Vetterli-Treml has driven opposite models given a millennium, from a 924 by to a 944 Turbo and a 911, built in 1980 and featuring a behind spoiler from a Carrera. But she is not a customary Porsche collector, and her garage is not a shrine. She was penetrating to benefit pushing experience, battling a eccentricities of her aged finds and acquainting herself with a skills of a internal dilettante workshop. A passion that creates suffering, she muses with a smile. “It was transparent to me afterwards that it had to be a sports car. And rear-wheel drive. we also deliberate several outlandish cars from Italy, yet Porsche’s bearing for bland use finally won me over. It’s not ostensible to be a good second automobile hobby. It has to be suitable for bland life. And it had to be somewhat essential for a tour to university.” A extemporaneous mindfulness for a iconic Porsche figure has stranded with her. “Even as a tiny child, before we know a lot of brands, we see this automobile and know it is a Porsche.”

In her apartment, that was also her artistic studio, basses and electric guitars are lined adult on a sideboard, including a Flying V – a tough rocker’s instrument of choice with a heading pointed wings. Next to it is a black and white sketch display her during a song festival in South Korea. Her name is created in Latin letters on a piece of paper that is pasted to a windscreen of a bus. “We played in a tiny tent – to an assembly of 8,000”, she recalls. The rope is called 69 Chambers. A contingent she performs in with drummer Diego Rappachietti and her ex-husband, guitarist and writer Tommy Vetterli. They are not locus greats like Metallica or Slayer, yet a organisation marketed by a German eccentric record label. 69 Chambers are generally renouned in France and Spain. “On a other hand, a fan bottom in Switzerland could be bigger,” she says thoughtfully during a kitchen list in Vienna, where she spends some of her time these days. A Swiss rope with a front lady in Austria who commutes between a Danube and Lake Zurich. No elementary task. But she brushes it off. Nina Vetterli-Treml is used to life on a road. A life on a move. The organisation had formerly expelled dual albums before a third, “Machine”, came out during a finish of May. “Machine” is a record yet any ballads or low-pitched compromises. A customary “Screw you!” album, she explains.


Nina Vetterli-Treml, 911, 2018, Porsche AG

Nina Vetterli-Treml is used to life on a road

When we take a mangle she shows off her engine library with a high Porsche content. “I always found it critical to know a credentials of all indication series. If someone comes to we with half a fact it’s cold to know your stuff,” she says. “I’ve always been a automobile fan, it gathering my mom crazy. She wanted to give me exemplary girlie toys. Dolls and things. But we wanted Matchbox cars, we blackmailed her on selling trips and cried in open until she relented – OK, we can have your car!”

Vetterli-Treml grew adult in South Korea and Singapore. Her father is a businessman. After returning to Switzerland, she shortly became one of a coolest people in a smokers’ corner. Buoyed by a concerts with her smart lady group, she had skeleton to investigate song in Zurich. But a Conservatoire featured a some-more exemplary curriculum. “My proceed to song was some-more of an romantic thing, a educational fanciful proceed didn’t fit me,” she says. She switched to journalism, softened her guitar and outspoken technique in her possess operation room and gathering her initial Porsche 944 to lectures. She remained true to a crossover character between choice rock, grunge and metal. She appreciated vocalist Chris Cornell of Soundgarden only as most as a song of her ageing heroes Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath.


911, 2018, Porsche AG

Only unequivocally spasmodic has she driven her black 911 to 69 Chambers gigs

Vetterli-Treml has also prolonged made her life as a crossover of her interests. The steel and a automotive scenes frequency enthuse one another directly. But she draws appetite from both. It is not about confidant uncover effects or parking lot poses. Only unequivocally spasmodic has she driven her black 911 to 69 Chambers gigs. A few years ago, she and her father Hans Treml published a book about Swiss impasse in ubiquitous engine racing from 1950 to a benefaction day. A customary work about mythological outsiders. This shaped a starting indicate for a new career as a motoring publisher for several daily newspapers and a repository uncover “Tacho” on Swiss television. Initially, a visitor to a attention was eyed with distrust. People were thinking: what does she want? Now everybody knows I’m not only a complicated steel girl, yet we take a pursuit seriously.”

Perhaps a 911 and 944 will be reconciled

Things have come full round in her prolonged Porsche history. From 944 to 944. “I didn’t expostulate one for scarcely 10 years during a 911 era”, she says. “A few things have altered given then: In a past we always had to urge yourself for it, yet now it seems to be unequivocally cool. we favourite a obscure reputation. Just like we felt a foolish things people were observant about a 924 were mostly only a form of parroted posturing. You always indispensable a bit of bravery to expostulate a 944 properly. we worked my approach by a novel so we could put my evidence brazen with confidence. But we was always on a protected side with my 911. Risk-free image, generally recognised.”

Just like in cocktail music, it’s about style, peculiarity and a analogous hype. Vetterli-Treml knows this and waxes musical about a customary Indian Red paintwork of a 944, even yet she was always on a surveillance for Black or during slightest Anthracite. “The automobile wants to be used and infrequently abused. The 944 is unequivocally opposite to expostulate than a 911,” is her verdict. She climbs behind into her 38-year-old 911 for a extemporaneous outing. “I don’t expostulate it in winter any more. It’s unequivocally only a precaution, since it has always served me faithfully. Even in a mountains”, explains Nina Vetterli-Treml. “Now it has scarcely 300,000 kilometres on a clock. After a ubiquitous renovate it will be time to work on a body. There are several decay spots and other unsightly issues to be treated. It’s a unequivocally arguable automobile that is no longer dropping in value.” Perhaps a 911 and 944 will afterwards be reconciled in pacific peace in their corrugated iron gymnasium in Vienna.

Text initial published in a repository Porsche Klassik “Special Edition – 70 years of Porsche competition cars”.

Text by Ralf Niemczyk // Photos by Christian Grund

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