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Old 12-30-2017, 01:25 AM
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Default Report from ISUK in UK...

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Eduardo, I was told that Porsche GB made a deal with the factory to forego PTS on the
991.2 GT3 in return for securing a larger production allocation. PTS is also not available
for PTS here due to the limited production window for that model. Apparently the factory
is ceasing production for several months and the reason I was given was that the entire
petrol engine range is going through an emissions re-certification process. Just to add
further mystery I was advised that PTS may be withdrawn as an option as it is causing
too many production delay issues. This seems strange after your informative posts above
showing how relatively easy it is for the new paint shop to accommodate PTS.
Thank you ISUK. Very interesting information you are providing us from the UK.
In case folks don't know/remember ISUK in this forum, this gentleman is a known
collector in Britain of German & Italian sport cars with a particular taste for PTS!

In addition, he figured out how the Targa top on the 991 was going to mechanically
work before PAG announced its particulars!

So when ISUK posts, I listen! He is well connected!

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Default More personnel changes at 'Exclusive Manufaktur' in Atlanta

More unsettling news about PCNA & 'Exclusive Manufaktur' in the US.
I have been informed that Jon Brunot, who recently was named as the
replacement for Melissa Witek at 'Exclusive Manufaktur' at PCNA-Atlanta
is no longer with Porsche. I was also told late last summer that the manager
in charge of 'Exclusive Manufaktur' in Atlanta, Barbara Boeckenhoff, was
going to be replaced as part of normal rotation of jobs at Porsche. If anyone
knows if that has already taken place, please let us know...or pm/email me
if you have information on the personnel matter at 'Exclusive Manufaktur'
for the US.

Besides the two reps in the Los Angeles area, Philip Mauney & Florian Truffner,
'Exclusive Manufaktur' is still represented by Yana Nikolayeva & Michael Tam
(if he is still there?) in Atlanta! That is to my knowledge.

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Default Scottsdale Auction Week Report

Went to Gooding this morning for special breakfast with David Gooding sponsored by Chubb.
Later attended the Keith Martin (Sportcar Market Letter) panel discussion on the state of the
collector market:

Our own C.J. 'Ichiban' was seating in just in front of our forum was
well represented there!

Interestingly one of the cars there at Gooding for auction tomorrow is a
1985/1986 Porsche 944 Turbo Cup Car that I crewed for (mostly fueling)
in the SCCA Showroon Stock series - 1986 Escort Endurance Championship!

I knew well Jerry Nelson, one of the drivers & dealer principal at Schneider & Nelson
Porsche in NJ. We took this car everywhere - Sears Point, Mid-Ohio, Mosport, Nelson
Ledges, etc. You know you are getting old when they are auctioning off a car you (in
your mid-thirties then) actively participated in its racing history when it was brand new!

Missed the auction for a 1977 VW Cabriolet that I was trying to buy at Barrett-Jackson today (Thursday).

The seller's staff at the event gave me wrong auction time info on the lot. Really dissappointed!
Sold for $23.5K plus commission. Not a bad price for the condition. I would have bought it had
I been there.

Back to Gooding tomorrow. Tom Scott's Pre-A 356 Cabriolet for sale there. Too expensive for
me...but just beautiful!

But notice its color...'Fashion Grey', an original Pre-A color you can still order PTS today!

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Default 'Lizard Green'...

Some of you might have noticed a new 'Special Color' introduced
on the newly announced .2 991 gt3 RS. It's only an additional
$4,220. And you don't have to deal with the 'drama' & 'suspense'
surrounding PTS, when/if they offer that. It looks to me to be a
solid/uni color but we will need to confirm that.

If history is a guide, 'Lizard Green' will be included as an approved PTS color in
a few years at PAG. But for the present, it's an 'exclusive' to the .2 991 gt3 RS!
Undoubtedly PAG has seen the increased interest in the PTS 'greens' that are
being ordered in record numbers for the .2 991 gt3. These not only include 'Signal
Green' & 'Viper', perennial favorites, but also the more 'yellow-green' vintage/historic
hues which include 'GelbgrŘn/Lime Green'. 'Chartreuse/LindgrŘn', 'Birch/LichtgrŘn',
'Willow' & 'Olive'. 'Lava Orange' & 'Miami Blue' are now in the general Porsche
models color offerings. Clearly PAG is trying to give us their customers some bright
colors that normally would only be available to us via PTS. Yet, as 'special' colors
available on demand, they don't carry the cost & drama now associated with PTS.

'Lizard Green' is a welcome addition to Porsche's color palette. I predict will prove
to be a memorable & highly popular color. And it will take it's place of honor in the
pantheon of historic colors that will be talked about in future years. So just as the
RS model recently gave us the beautiful 'RS Orange' (.1 997) & 'Ultraviolet' (.1 991),
this new 'Lizard Green' will be one for the ages!

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That is a beautiful color.
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Finally, porsche gives us a good green!
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Default Mamba Green Metallic

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Finally, porsche gives us a good green!
Wish they'd do so for Boxster and Cayman. Seems like the color choices have been reduced.

Mamba Green is now offered on the Panamera models
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Wish they'd do so for Boxster and Cayman. Seems like the color choices have been reduced.

Mamba Green is now offered on the Panamera models

I've been trying to order a 718 GTS in Irish green for almost 6 months now. After having the color quickly accepted, any indication of build keeps getting pushed out. Was first June, then July, then September. And now PTS is simply missing for the 718s in the configurator. Can anyone shed some light on this? I'm kinda depressed about this one...
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Default Carmel Area Restaurants Recommended for Rennsport VI

Fellow Rennlisters:

As many of you know, I lived in Carmel from 2000 to 2016. Here is a list of my favorite restaurants &
wine tasting rooms in the area in case it might be useful to some of you visiting during Rennsport VI.
My favorite French restaurants in Carmel:

Casanova on 5th Ave between Mission & San Carlos

La Bicyclette on Dolores at 7th

Affina on San Carlos & 6th

Seventh & Dolores

My favorite Italian restaurants in Carmel:

La Balena on Junipero between 6th & 5th

Lucca on Dolores between 7th & Ocean

My favorite Sushi restaurants in Carmel:

Akaoni on Mission between 6th & 5th.

Sushi Heaven on Dolores between 7th & 8th

Other recommended dining restaurants in Carmel:

Dametra on Ocean at Lincoln (Middle Eastern)

Mission Ranch on 26270 Dolores Street behind the Carmel Mission. (American).

Clint's only remaining restaurant in Carmel. Don't bother with the
one he sold a long time ago - Hog's Breath!

My favorite breakfast place in Carmel:

The Cottage on Lincoln between 7th & Ocean

A favorite 'Classic' place for afternoon drinks or evening music in Carmel!

The Cypress Inn on Lincoln at 7th

Best 'Happy Hour' (drinks/appetizers at low prices) in Carmel!

Il Fornaio on Ocean at Monte Verde (4:30 to 6:00 PM)

Vesuvio on 6th at Junipero (4:00 to 6:00 PM) Go to the rooftop!

Other restaurants in Carmel Valley & Carmel Valley Village that I recommend:

Baja Cantina (Mexican) on 7166 Carmel Valley Road (not far from Carmel-by-the-Sea):
The weekly gathering of sport cars & hot rods is on Thursdays!

The Baja Cantina owner, auto collector Pat Phinny, also is the proprietor of 'Turn 12'
restaurant (American) in downtown Monterey - thus named because Laguna Seca
has 11 turns...!

Carmel Valley Village (20/30 minute drive from Carmel). Can also be accessed via
Laureles Grade from Route 68 in vicinity of Laguna Seca):

Cafe Rustica on 10 Del Fino Pl / Carmel Valley Village

Corkscrew on 55 West Carmel Valley Road / Carmel Valley Village
The owners, Walter & Gaston Georis, also are the proprietors of Casanova &
The Biclyclette in Carmel. Gaston drives a Boxster.

Wine Tasting
Bernardus Winery Tasting Room on 5 West Carmel Valley Road / Carmel Valley Village
Bernardus Winery is owned by Ben Pon, an ex-Porsche factory driver,
whose family are Porsche (& VW Group) importers for Holland!

Talbott Vineyards Tasting Room on 5 Pilot Road, Carmel Valley Village
Talbott Vineyards was owned by a friend, notable motorcycle collector, Robb Talbott!

You can visit his motorcycle museum nearby! A must if you are into motorbikes!

Carmel Mid-Valley
Jeffrey's Grill / 112 Mid Valley Center / Great Breakfast & Brunch spot.
Halfway to Carmel Village. Closer to Quail Lodge & Carmel proper!
By the way, you can drive from Carmel to Greenfield (on 101, south of Salinas)
via Carmel Valley Road using Monterey County G16 Road. Pretty twisty...and a
good Porsche interior road to drive!

Here are some more recommendations in Monterey:

Big Sur down the coast on US 1:

Deetjens (Breakfast or Lunch - you will not soon forget the place or the ride!)

Ventana (Lunch)

City of Monterey

Tarpy's Roadhouse on 2999 Salinas Hwy (Route 68 just past Monterey Airport)

Monterey Fish House on 2114 DelMonte Ave

Sandbar & Grill on Municipal Warf #2 (less tourist than Fisherman's Warf).

Crystal Fish on 514 Lighthouse Ave. (Best Sushi in Monterey)

Bistro Moulin (Best French restaurant in Monterey)

French Bakeries

Paris Bakery on 271 Bonifacio Pl, Monterey

Lafayette Bakery at 3672 The Barnyard near Carmel

Finally, Monterey Bay Aquarium in Cannery Road, Monterey
(if you do one tourist stop, this is the one!).
World class aquarium on Monterey Bay!
Hope to see some of you at Rennsport this week!

On my way from Scottsdale to Carmel today!
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