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Old 02-17-2005, 01:16 PM
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One of my favorites when coming back from lunch at work was to be in first gear, somewhere around 3500-4000 RPM, turn right into the parking lot and nail it. Never fails to slam my passengers head agains the seat.
Great feeling....
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Old 02-17-2005, 02:33 PM
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Kids are the best. Driving to work in the Porsche, I'll frequently see kids at the bus stop point, wave, or cheer.

Kids know what's important in life, that's all.
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Old 02-17-2005, 03:47 PM
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Gotta love kids and their reactions.

I've got some good kids in my neighborhood who have had their driver's licenses for about a year. The vehicles they drive are invariably beaters. Even their folks tend to have very sensible cars.

Nothing like taking a 16-17 y.o. out for his first dose of BWAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

They don't feel any need to appear unimpressed.

Plus my house never ever gets toilet-papered.
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Old 02-17-2005, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by bigs
Plus my house never ever gets toilet-papered.

Now that's gotta be one of the best reasons yet to own a P-car.
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Old 02-17-2005, 04:40 PM
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Don't know if this qualifies.....but.....several years ago, I invited my buddy to test drive a '79 with me. It was 0 F outside, and snow/ice on the road. It was a beater, with dents and raggedy interior. Natch, no synchros. After a short ride, it was hard to get the smile off my face. We went for a bite to talk about the prospects, then returned to the owner and bought it on the spot. I still have it. Gary bought his very fine S4 the following summer.

Gary was taking a 19 year old for a quick ride after a light rain. In the country, on an ess, he hit the gas enough to literally spin the car a full 360 - winding up pointing in their original direction. He told me he looked over and the kid was gripping the seat and door panel and his eyes were big as basketballs. Gary just went on as if nothing had happened. He should have casually said, ".....Porsche, there IS no substitute....."
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Old 02-17-2005, 06:11 PM
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One of our newest members of the Intermountain OC actually lets the teenage son of one of his friends take his '85 stroker on occasion; mostly on dates, or the kid babysits the car when Gabe is out of town. Hopefully the kid will keep out of trouble, as his dad is the S. Jordan chief of police...
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