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Old 08-05-2015, 07:41 PM
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I lived through & survived one Revolution already when I was a youngster in the Caribbean.
On the next one, I'll be the one lining people up against the wall & pulling the trigger.
Our side has the guns & the bullets, my friend. The other side has 'politically correctness',
global warming faux-science & the very charismatic Nancy Pelosi! If I was a betting man,
I would say we have the winning hand!



Saludos,
Eduardo
Porto Cervo, Sardinia

"You say you'll change the constitution
Well, you know
We all want to change your head
You tell me it's the institution
Well, you know
You better free you mind instead
But if you go carrying pictures of chairman Mao
You ain't going to make it with anyone anyhow
"

Beatles - Revolution
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Not only does he know his PTS, he's on the right side of politics too! Some great conversations could be had talking about cars and politics!

Enjoy the rest of the trip. BTW, ever done the Greek isles?
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Heading over for the "Porsche Back Stage Tour" next month....your thread has me revved up.
Thanks.

Day 1 – Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Until 09.00 am Individual arrival to the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart/Zuffenhausen
09.11 am Welcome by your Porsche Travel Club tour guide
Briefing, filling in and signing of the car hire contracts (with a retention of 2,500 € per person)
Please remember to bring your valid passport, driving license and your credit card with you!
10.00 am Guided tour of the Porsche Factory
Approx. 12.00 pm Lunch at the restaurant “Christophorus” at the Porsche Museum
01.30 pm Guided tour of the Porsche Museum
02.30 pm Introduction to the cars Departure of the group in a convoy through the glorious, winding roads of the Odenwald Forest
Approx. 05.30 pm Arrival at the “Schlosshotel Steinburg” in Würzburg
Time for own arrangements, e.g. visit of the historical city centre of Würzburg
07.30 pm Welcome reception followed by dinner in the hotel restaurant
Overnight stay at the „ Schlosshotel Steinburg”

Day 2 – Thursday, September 10, 2015
Until 09.00 am Breakfast and check-out in the hotel
09.30 am Group departure towards the Thuringian Forest in direction to castle “Wartburg Eisenach”
12.30 pm Lunch at the restaurant “Landgrafenstube“ on the „Wartburg Eisenach“
02.30 pm Continuation of the trip on the country road and Autobahn towards Leipzig
05.00 pm Arrival at the Porsche AG in Leipzig
Afterwards Group transfer to the “Steigenberger Grandhotel Handelshof” in Leipzig
Time for own arrangements
Approx. 05.30 pm Arrival at the “Schlosshotel Steinburg” in Würzburg
Time for own arrangements, e.g. visit of the historical city centre of Würzburg
08.00 pm Welcome reception followed by dinner in the hotel restaurant
Overnight stay at the „Steigenberger Grandhotel Handelshof”
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Day 3 – Friday, September 11, 2015
Until 09.00 am Breakfast and check-out in the hotel
09.30 am Group transfer to the Porsche factory in Leipzig
10.00 am Guided tour through the Porsche production factory
12.00 am Group departure on the Autobahn towards Stuttgart
02.00 pm Lunch at the restaurant “Schlossgaststätte Eremitage“
03.00 pm Continuation of the drive
05.00 pm Arrival at the Porsche AG in Ludwigsburg
Drop off the cars and farewell by your tour guide
Afterwards Transfer to Porsche Museum and individual departure
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Originally Posted by Z356 View Post
If I was a betting man, I would say we have the winning hand!
I hope so. I would miss your threads were it to be otherwise.
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Old 08-06-2015, 03:26 AM
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Originally Posted by fjpdds View Post
Heading over for the "Porsche Back Stage Tour" next month....your thread has me revved up.
Thanks.
Sounds like great fun Franklin! Please keep us posted!

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Originally Posted by DeerHunter View Post
I hope so. I would miss your threads were it to be otherwise.
Thanks DeerHunter!

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Last night we docked next to 'Lady Moura' on Porto Cervo.



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This morning we sail off early at 6 AM...



from our berth next to 'Lady Moura':



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We headed to a spot between La Maddalena & Caprera islands just north of Porto Cervo for our final morning in our chartered cruise aboard the 'Balista':










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And, by luck, we followed the mysterious 'A' to the same location off La Maddalena!



The latter is to big to dock at Sardinia's smaller harbors & marinas like Porto Cervo. So it lays anchor in nearby coves and cruises to its desired location each day. Today, its destination happened to be the same waters as ours!









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So we will have breakfast and a morning of water sports at this location before we come back to port & our departure for London this afternoon!





Saludos,
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Off the Sardinian Coast

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amazing pictures Eduardo... should I post some from our yacht trip as well?
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amazing pictures Eduardo... should I post some from our yacht trip as well?
Do it.. They're bound to be pretty "decent"
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Originally Posted by anonymous918 View Post
amazing pictures Eduardo... should I post some from our yacht trip as well?
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Do it.. They're bound to be pretty "decent"
Yes, why not. I hope there is a tie-in with the VW Group...that's what gives this thread continuity as it moved from Germany to Sardinia & Corsica!
















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Your subject matter is hanging on by a thread Eduardo...



...(see what I did there?)
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'Meerblau'...





My favourite 4.0 RS so far..and Spielberg's mega yacht is for sale!
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wow amazing!
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Originally Posted by Ducati1199 View Post
What an amazing first part of your trip Eduardo! I'm not sure who I'm more impressed with - you or your wife? You for "working" throughout your vacation or your wife for putting up with it all! At least you have the best bit to come. I was lucky enough to have a week cruising the Med in a luxury motor yacht once. There's something very special about being on the water, afternoon cocktails and then eating quality food onboard - magical!!
PS - back to business for a minute. I had visions of MBM looking like this. No idea what color this actually is??
it's the porsche panamerica:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porsche_Panamericana
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I love how on the tire tread pattern it somewhat resembles the Porsche shield. Eduardo, do you know of any history on this?
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I love how on the tire tread pattern it somewhat resembles the Porsche shield. Eduardo, do you know of any history on this?
They are Goodyear tires.

Extract from this article, "Outside, the finishing touch was a set of 17-inch alloy wheels designed by Porsche and manufactured by Speedline. They were wrapped in Goodyear tires that featured hand-cut Porsche crests in the thread.".
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When Eduardo wrote something about the Panamericana, I will add something about this...

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Originally Posted by bronson7 View Post
I love how on the tire tread pattern it somewhat resembles the Porsche shield. Eduardo, do you know of any history on this?
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They are Goodyear tires.

Extract from this article, "Outside, the finishing touch was a set of 17-inch alloy wheels designed by Porsche and manufactured by Speedline.
They were wrapped in Goodyear tires that featured hand-cut Porsche crests in the thread.".
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When Eduardo wrote something about the Panamericana, I will add something about this...

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I already posted what I knew about this subject on 7/28:

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[Daniel replies] "Looks like that could be Ipanema blue metallic."

The car was the 1989 Panamericana Concept given to Ferry Porsche for his 80th Birthday.



It was featured at the IAA Frankfurt and other shows at the time.
The color, like most associated with anything done for Ferry Porsche,
was a metallic green. In this case, it has more blue than normal!

http://ranwhenparked.net/2013/12/18/...icana-concept/



I took the above photo at the Porsche Museum in 2013. Is part of their
collection and it's often on tour (e.g. Petersen in LA). It was not at the
Museum exhibit on July 16th when I did my latest tour.
I don't know the exact color code for this hue and the Goodyear tires were custom made for the show car courtesy of one of the loyal tire suppliers
for PAG as posted by 928cs! I don't have anything else further on the 'Panamericana', Blue Flame, so add as much as you want!

Saludos,
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