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Old 02-15-2005, 01:09 AM
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I have a Japanese friend who is not much interested in cars. When she visited last time, we decided to drive across the Bay for some coffee. It was her first time ever in a Porsche, and she was impressed by all the leather and the smooth look of the dashboard, console, and door panels.

As we were coming to our stop at the toll booth I put the shifter in "2" - which means a first gear start. As soon as I handed over the money, I floored it, and we shot towards the bridge full blast. It was totally quiet next to me, while the V8 did it's full Bwaaa-Concert. As I was approaching the speed limit (or let's say, a little more), I started easing off. It still took her a few minutes to compose herself.

She said she had never experienced anything even close to this, and her heart was racing like crazy. She said she now better understands why people love these cars so much. Another memory she took with her when she moved back to Japan...
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Old 02-15-2005, 01:14 AM
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Last summer, I picked my daughter in law up from work, and was headed to the house. At the last minute, I decided to take a local "brand new" highway that usually has very little traffic on it. (it really doesn't go anywhere people want to go) As we driving along, I got passed by 3 600cc sportbikes, who revved them up at me on the way by. I told he to hang on, and dropped her into third at around 60mph. The bikes ran outa steam, and moved over to let me by. I got it up to an indicated 162 before slowing to around 140 for the left hand sweeper up ahead. One of the bikes broke back out, figuring he could pass me as I slowed for the curve. I just layed back into the throttle and walked away from him again. At the end of the highway, we were turning right and them left at the stop light. They all lifted up their visors, and looked the car over in astonishment, and then gave me a BIG thumbs up!!!!!!!!!!!! Now, I know this wouldn't have happened had they been 750cc or liter class bikes, but it was still fun to re-align their thought proccesses about 4 wheels.
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Old 02-15-2005, 02:32 AM
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These stories are great!! Keep 'em coming!
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Old 02-15-2005, 08:55 AM
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I went to look at a 84 S 5spd at a local high-end used lot here in town a couple years ago. Arrived in my 84 AT. Looked it over, kid for a salesman, knew nothing about Porsches let alone a 928. I edumicated him while I went around it. Finally I said 'Ok, let's go for a ride.' Rolled easily out of town while I made sure it was straight, turned, stopped, etc. Reached a local 2 lane twisty that I ride motorcycles on all the time and dropped the hammer in 2nd... then took this kid on a 3rd gear roller coaster ride for 15 minutes on some of the sweetest corners in the area. Kid didn't say much.. just the occasional 'whoa', 'wow', 'geez'. We both had these big ****e eating grins. Afterwards he says 'Damn... I never knew they were like that.' Didn't buy the car, but maybe converted a future owner.
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Old 02-15-2005, 09:18 AM
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Bigs - I may make a trip to Utah - if you let ME drive the GTS!
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Old 02-15-2005, 10:49 AM
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C'mon. There's got to be more stories out there! How about any of you lurkers? Here's a good opportunity to pipe up!
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Old 02-15-2005, 11:21 AM
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friend of mine in NoVa, I stayed with him at Frenzy, always loved the 928 but never had the opportunity to ride in one.,,, left his house I nailed it on Rt 28 put him straight back in the seat, thought he was gonna have a heart attack...
he's now retired and waiting to move so he can get himself an S4
another addict waiting to happen
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Old 02-15-2005, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Mark
Bigs - I may make a trip to Utah - if you let ME drive the GTS!
Come on out! The keys are yours!

Just wait til the weather warms up.
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Old 02-15-2005, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by G Man
You are a brave man Bigs!
Nah. Lettin' a Newbie drive doesn't make me a brave man. The Newbies are all nervous. They drive it like they drive their Buicks and Toyotas.

It's lettin' Dave and Garrity drive it that makes me a brave man!!!
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Old 02-15-2005, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by rixter
...he's now retired and waiting to move so he can get himself an S4...
Waiting to move on???

You mean there are 928's in heaven??!!

Cool!!!
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Yes Bigs there must be 928s in Heaven but the bad news is they also have them in Hell !
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My Dad, a longtime car enthusiast, is a crusty dude when it comes to german cars. Thinks they're overengineered, finicky... calls them 'German junk.' He owns a Stealth...

Took him for a ride in my 951.

When we got back his wife asked him how it was. He was quiet for about 10 full seconds. Then he said in a grudging tone: "That Porsche makes the Stealth seem like a g-d Volvo."

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This makes me think of all the times I've had people out at well over 100 and they really had no clue as to how fast we were going. I am so spoiled. And blessed.
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Old 02-16-2005, 08:56 PM
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Remember when you were a kid and got to go for a ride in a really cool car?

I took a friend's ten year-old son for a drive several months ago, just to get pizza. We never exceeded 60mph, we never left the four-lane city streets, and I never shifted higher than third for the almost 10 mile round trip.

Blipping the throttle and quick acceleration away from the lights had this kid grinning ear-to-ear for the entire trip. He sat in the back seat saying "this is so COOL!"
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Old 02-17-2005, 01:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Ferris B
Remember when you were a kid and got to go for a ride in a really cool car?

I took a friend's ten year-old son for a drive several months ago, just to get pizza. We never exceeded 60mph, we never left the four-lane city streets, and I never shifted higher than third for the almost 10 mile round trip.

Blipping the throttle and quick acceleration away from the lights had this kid grinning ear-to-ear for the entire trip. He sat in the back seat saying "this is so COOL!"


when i was about 8 years old my dad and a friend of his took me to a car show. We ended up test driving a Mitsubishi 3000GT. My dad's friend was driving, and he took that car way up to 120+ MPH... Then we got pulled over. The officer walks up to the window and Mike says "Don't I Know You?" Turns out, mike, or "mikey" as we called him, was a criminal psychology professor and the officer was a student of his.

we didnt get a ticket.

I love taking kids for rides, they have better expressions and no judgment about cars. I've never heard of a "Chevy Kid." To them, there are 3 names in car's that mean god: Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche. Everything else is "slow."



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