Dita Von TeeseOn the cover of Playboy, December 2002. Cover of a book by Midori, featuring Dita Von Teese in bondage.
Dita Von Teese (born Heather Sweet on September 28, 1972 in Rochester, Michigan) is a popular American burlesque artist.
Von Teese is fond of wearing elaborate lingerie such as corsets and stockings, and, in her words, "puts the tease back into striptease" with long, complex dance shows complete with props and characters.
She was featured in Playboy magazine in 1999, 2001 and 2002.
She is also a leading fetish model and has been compared to Bettie Page. She also acts, in such movies as Romancing Sara, Matter of Trust, in which she is billed as Heather Sweet, and also in two films by Andrew Blake: Pin Ups 2 and Decadence.
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On December 3, 2005, von Teese was married to American musician Marilyn Manson in a non-denominational ceremony at Curteen Castle in Kilsheelan (County Tipperary), Ireland, the home of Gottfried Helnwein. The wedding was officiated by surrealist film director and comic book writer Alejandro Jodorowsky. They reportedly exchanged vows in front of approximately 60 guests, including Lisa Marie Presley, and she wore a royal purple silk taffeta gown by Vivienne Westwood plus a tri-corned hat and matching corset. The two have been a couple since 2000.
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The two have been a couple since 2000. Outside of these groups however, the pronunciation porsh (IPA /pɔɹʃ/) is standard. They reportedly exchanged vows in front of approximately 60 guests, including Lisa Marie Presley, and she wore a royal purple silk taffeta gown by Vivienne Westwood plus a tri-corned hat and matching corset. There is a habit in American English towards over-compensating the e, which then results into pronouncing it as Pors-scha (IPA /ˈpɔɹʃa/). The wedding was officiated by surrealist film director and comic book writer Alejandro Jodorowsky. In English, the German form is often heard from official Porsche sources and from some Porsche owners and enthusiasts. On December 3, 2005, von Teese was married to American musician Marilyn Manson in a non-denominational ceremony at Curteen Castle in Kilsheelan (County Tipperary), Ireland, the home of Gottfried Helnwein. In German "Porsche" is pronounced porsh-uh (IPA /ˈpɔɹʃə/).
. See: Category:Porsche vehicles. She also acts, in such movies as Romancing Sara, Matter of Trust, in which she is billed as Heather Sweet, and also in two films by Andrew Blake: Pin Ups 2 and Decadence. Major Victories and Championships. She is also a leading fetish model and has been compared to Bettie Page. Based on LMP2 homologaton regulations, the RS Spyder made its debut at Laguna Seca during the final race of the 2005 ALMS season and immediately garnering a class win in the LMP2 class and finishing 5th overall. She was featured in Playboy magazine in 1999, 2001 and 2002. Porsche dropped its factory motorsports programs during the turn of the century (preferring to support privateers) for financial reasons and has only recently made a comeback with the new RS Spyder prototype.
Von Teese is fond of wearing elaborate lingerie such as corsets and stockings, and, in her words, "puts the tease back into striptease" with long, complex dance shows complete with props and characters. Stock and lightly-modified Porsches are raced in many competitions around the world; some of these are primarily amateur classes for enthusiasts, but the Porsche Michelin Supercup is a wholly professional category raced as a support category for European Formula One rounds. Dita Von Teese (born Heather Sweet on September 28, 1972 in Rochester, Michigan) is a popular American burlesque artist. Porsche returned to F1 again in 1991 as an engine supplier, however this time with disastrous results: Porsche-powered Footwork cars failed to score a single point, and failed to even qualify for over half the races that year; Porsche has not participated in Formula One since. ISBN 0060591676. Porsche-powered cars took two constructor championships in 1984 and 1985 and three driver crowns in 1984, 1985 and 1986. Dita Von Teese, Burlesque and the Art of the Teese, Regan Books, 2006. Porsche returned in 1983 after nearly two decades away, supplying engines badged as TAG units for the McLaren Team.
Playboy's Sexy 100 February 2003. Privateers continued to enter out-dated Porsche 718 in F1 until 1964. 84 March 2002. At the end of the season, Porsche retired from F1 due to the high costs. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. One week later, he repeated the success in front of Porsche's home crowd on Stuttgart's Solitude in a non-championship race. 78 March 2001. Porsche has also participated in Formula One racing, with mixed results; its first foray (as a constructor) from 1961 to 1962 produced just one win in a championship race, claimed by Dan Gurney at the 1962 French Grand Prix.
Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. The Paris Dakar Rally was won twice, too using the 911 derived Porsche 959 Group B supercar. 75 September 2000. Jean-Pierre Nicolas even managed to win the 1978 Monte Carlo Rally with a private 911 SC. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. Porsche official team was only present in seldom occasion in Rally, but the best private 911s were often close to other brand works car. 74 July 2000 (pages 68-69). The various version versions of the 911 also proved to be serious competitor in Rally as long as the regulations allowed them to compete.
Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. Recently, 996-generation 911 GT3s have dominated their class at Le Mans and similar endurance and GT races. 72 March 2000. Many Porsche race cars are run successfully by customer teams, financed and run without any factory support - often they have beaten the factory itself. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. The Porsche 917 is considered one of the most iconic sports racing cars of all time and gave Porsche their first Le Mans win while the Group C Porsche 956/962C is one of the most successful sports prototype racers ever produced. 70 November 1999. Also, they did well in the Mille Miglia and especially 24 hours of Le Mans where they have won 16 times overall (more than any other company), plus many class wins.
Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. Particular success has been in sports car racing, notably the Carrera Panamericana and Targa Florio, races which were later used in the naming of street cars. Playboy's Girlfriends September 1999 (pages 76-81). As Porsche offered only small capacity cars in the 1950s and 1960s, they scored many wins in their classes, and occasionally also overall victories against bigger cars. 69 September 1999. Porsche has been successful in many branches of motor-racing, scoring a total of more than 23,000 victories. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. In early October 2005 the company announced acquisition of an 18.53% stake in Volkswagen AG and disclosed intentions to acquire additional VW shares in the future.
67 May 1999 - Mizuno (pages 28-29). As of 2005, the extended Porsche and Piech families controlled all of Porsche AG's voting shares. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. In 2004, production of the Porsche Carrera GT commenced in Leipzig, and at EUR 450,000.00 it is the most expensive production model Porsche ever built. 66 March 1999. Porsche's 2002 introduction of the Cayenne also marked the unveiling of a new production facility in Leipzig, Saxony, which today accounts for nearly half of Porsche's annual output. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. With half of all voting shares, he also remains the largest individual shareholder of Porsche AG.
64 November 1998 (pages 84-85). Ferdinand Porsche's grandson, Ferdinand Piëch, was chairman and CEO of the Volkswagen Group from 1993 to 2002. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. Porsche hired Toyota to assist in Japanese production methods, Toyota are also assisting Porshce with Hybrid technology. Playboy's Body Language October 1998. Both Audi and Škoda are wholly-owned subsidiaries of VW. 62 July 1998 (Mizuno, pages 14-15). The Porsche Cayenne, introduced in 2002, shares the entire body with VW Touareg, which are built at the Škoda factory in Bratislava.
Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. Most 944 were also done there even though they used many fewer VW components. Playboy's Real Sex February 1998. The two companies collaborated in 1969 to make the VW-Porsche 914 and 914-6, in 1976 with the Porsche 924, which used many Audi components and was built at an Audi Neckarsulm factory. 58 November 1997 (Mizuno, pages 8-9). The company has always had a close relationship with Volkswagen, and as already mentioned, the first Porsche cars used many Volkswagen components. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. A cost-reduced model with the same body but 356-derived running gear (including its four-cylinder engine) was sold as the 912.
Playboy's Lingerie Model Search February 1997. It remains in production; however, after several generations of revision, current-model 911s share only the basic mechanical concept of a rear-engined, six=cylinder coupe, and basic styling cues with the original car. Far more than any other model, the Porsche brand is defined by the 911. The car has become their most well-known model, successful on the race-track, in rallies, and in terms of sales. In 1963, after some success in motor-racing (namely with the Porsche 550 Spyder), the company launched the Porsche 911, another air-cooled, rear-engined sports car, this time with a 6-cylinder "boxer" engine.
The sleek bodywork was designed by Erwin Komenda who had also designed the body of the Beetle. The last 356s were powered by 100% Porsche designed engines. However, the 356 had several evolutions while in production and many VW parts were replaced by Porsche-made parts. Again, the car used components from the Beetle including its engine, gearbox and suspension.
Ferdinand Porsche worked with his son Ferry Porsche in designing the 356 but died soon after the first prototype was built. Many people regard the 356 as the first Porsche simply because it was the first model sold by the fledgling company. The second Porsche model, the Porsche 356 sports car of 1948, was initially built in Gmünd, Austria, where the company was evacuated to during war times, but after building 49 cars the company relocated back to Zuffenhausen. The first Porsche, the Porsche 64 from 1938, used many components from the Volkswagen Beetle.
Studebaker, SEAT, Daewoo, Subaru and Yugo have consulted Porsche on engineering for their cars or engines. Porsche has for many years offered consultancy services to various other car manufacturers. Some Boxster and Cayman production is outsourced to Valmet Automotive in Finland. The headquarters and main factory are still at Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, but for the Cayenne and Carrera GT there is a new plant at Leipzig, in the east of Germany.
As a company, Porsche is known for weathering changing market conditions with great financial stability, while retaining most production in Germany during an age when most other German car manufacturers have moved at least partly to Eastern Europe or overseas. Future plans include a high performance luxury sedan. The current Porsche lineup includes everything from an entry-level roadster (Boxster) to a Supercar (Carrera GT). Porsche has a reputation for producing high-end sports vehicles that, despite their high performance, are reliable and tractable enough to be used for daily driving, and of high manufacturing quality and durability.
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Porsche E2. Porsche Carrera GT Concept. Porsche Boxster Concept. Porsche Varrera.
Porsche 989. Porsche Panamericana. Porsche 969. Porsche 942.
Porsche 959 Prototype. Porsche 916 (flat-6 914). Porsche 901 (911 prototype). Porsche 695 (911 prototype).
Porsche 356/1. Porsche 114. Porsche 911 (Racing versions). Porsche RS Spyder.
Porsche 911 GT1. TWR-Porsche of Joest Racing. Porsche 966. Porsche Indy March (89P and 90P).
Porsche 961. Porsche 959 (Rally). Porsche 944 (Racing versions). Porsche 956/962C.
Porsche 954. Porsche 924 (Racing versions). Porsche 936. Porsche 935.
Porsche 934. Porsche 917. Porsche 910. Porsche 909 (Bergspyder).
Porsche 908. Porsche 907. Porsche 906 (Carrera 6). Porsche 904.
Porsche W-RS (Spyder). Porsche 804 F1. Porsche 718 F2. Porsche 718 RSK.
Porsche 550. Porsche 360 (Cisitalia). Porsche 64. Porsche Panamera.
Porsche Cayman. Porsche Carrera GT. Porsche 959 (911 based Group B supercar). Porsche Cayenne.
Porsche Boxster (986 and 987). Porsche 968. Porsche 951 (944 Turbo). Porsche 944
Porsche 928. Porsche 931 (924 Turbo). Porsche 924
Porsche 914 and 914-6. Porsche 912 (1.6-liter 911). Porsche 997 (From 2005). Porsche 996 (1998 - 2005).
Porsche 993 (1994 - 1998). Porsche 965 (964 Turbo). Porsche 964 (1989-1994)
Porsche R22. Porsche 108F. Porsche 312. Porsche Master (50 hp).
Porsche Super (38 hp). Porsche Standard (25 hp). Porsche Junior (14 hp). Porsche AP Series.
Porsche Type 110. 2 Paris-Dakar Rallye (1984, 1986). 4 Rallye Monte Carlo (1968, 1969, 1970, 1978). 11 Targa Florio (1956, 1959, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973).
17 Sebring 12 Hour (1960, 1968, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988). 16 Le Mans 24 Hour (1970, 1971, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998). 15 IMSA Supercar-Race (USA). 20 Daytona 24 Hour (1968, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1995, 2003).
26 Formula 1 victories (1962, 1 win; 1984, 12 wins; 1985, 6 wins; 1986, 4 wins; 1987, 3 wins). 2 Formula 1 Constructor World Championship (1984, 1985). 3 Formula 1 Driver World Championship (1984, 1985, 1986). 20 European Hill Climbing Championship.
6 German Racing Championship (1977, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985). 3 IMSA Supercar-Series (1991, 1992, 1993). 8 Long Distance World Championship. 14 Makes and Team World Championship (1964, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1994).