I read a lot of the discussion groups, forums, blogs, etc. (regarding Porsches) that are available out on the web. It’s interesting to see that a lot of the participants are not even current Porsche owners. Rather, they are enthusiasts who covet the marque and hope to own one some day. This got me to thinking about my experience with Porsche and the extraordinary opportunities that have been afforded to me.
You see, I worked with an avid car enthusiast (he uses and races his cars constantly vs. collecting them and letting them gather dust) with a passion for Porsche and racing. Not only that, he has the means to enjoy this love to its fullest extent. As a result, I have had the opportunity to experience some air-cooled Porsches first hand that others can only dream about. I’ve been able to spend time with these cars either in the garage, behind the wheel, or on the track.
Cars that have made their way through his garage include (in no particular order):
- 904 GTS
- 550 Spyder
- RS 60 (formerly raced by Bruce Jennings and maybe one of the most original Spyders on the planet).
- 1973 911 Carerra RSR and RST
- 1973 911 S, E and T’s
- 356 A, B and Cs in coupe, cabriolet and speedster variants. Most very original and extremely rare
Some people are lucky if they ever even get to see some of these cars in person. I realized while writing this today, that I’ve not only seen these cars, I’ve been able to drive them or experience them first hand and for that I am very, very grateful. It has been this experience and my friend’s passion that has led to my love of Porsche and everything they represent.