July 8, 2010

Honey I shrunk Crescentini's StopTech Porsche 911 GT3!

Is this StopTech CEO Dino Crescentini's No.4 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car from the World Challenge series parked out behind StopTech's test track in Southern California?

Nope. It's a tiny replica of that car built from scratch sitting on stone steps somewhere in Fairfield, New Jersey near Zeckhausen Racing.

Here is Zeckhausen Racing sales associate Joe Ciarfella (far right), who made this amazing replica, presenting it to Crescentini prior to the start of the World Challenge race at Watkins Glen.  From left, GMG racers William Ziegler (#5), Dino Crescentini (#4), and James Sofronas (#14), and team engineer and StopTech co-founder Steve Ruiz tower over the tiny piece of art.

Joe Ciarfella has been creating painstakingly detailed 1:18th scale models of race cars as a hobby for years, and his creations are in the hands of well-known racers, such as Alex Tagliani, Ryan Hunter-Reay, S├ębastien Bourdais, and Patrick Dempsey.