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Old 07-15-2015, 06:15 PM
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Dear Rennlisters:

Will try to keep it simple & concise to cover the highlights of this visit..or should I say pilgrimage. Last time I was at Zuffenhausen was in 2013 in April. That visit was covered on the following thread:

https://rennlist.com/forums/991-gt3/...a-991-gt3.html

I arrived with my wife this morning (July 15th) at Frankfurt International on a direct flight from San Francisco. Rented an Avis Mercedes A car and headed to our first location which will be our base for the next two days. It's a 'Romantik Hotel' in the town of Bietigheim.



The place we are staying is the F. Von-Schiller:

http://www.friedrich-von-schiller.co...=hotel&lang=en





After taking a brief walk around town, we prepared for our first appointment on our trip. Jürgen Barth, retired works driver and winner of Le Mans in 1977 driving a 936 with Jacky Ickx & Hurley Haywood, had invited us to dinner at his home in a nearby town (all north of Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jürgen_Barth

Surprisingly, Jürgen had also invited Michael Roock & his wife Angela to the dinner. Michael is an old friend from the 1990's that I knew when he ran a famous racing team with his brother Fabian! His team won the gt2 class at Le Mans in 1996 and Roock Racing was quite a force for a number of years in international competitive Porsche motorsport!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roock_Racing



The blonde next to me is Jürgen's French girlfriend. My wife is in this next shot:



What a fabulous start to a vacation in Germany! A lot of stories and...a lot of wine. Jürgen did all the cooking by himself. He is quite the chef! I will see him next at our home in Carmel during Rennsport V. The latter will be the occasion for his next visit to the United States!

Tomorrow will mark the first of two days of visits to Porsche in Zuffenhausen. Will keep all posted.

Saludos,
Eduardo
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Well done Eduardo. Just home from work only to see your first post. Keep them coming and have a great trip. Looking forward to all them. Be safe.
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Good stuff, looking forward to hearing more. Looks like you are enjoying it!
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Sounds like a great bunch to hang out with!
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Looking forward to further updates, Eduardo! Enjoy your trip!
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Eduardo...Great stuff. I love to read your posts...So educated and well thought out.....I was at the factory in Stuttgart exactly on year from tomorrow...picked up my Cayenne Diesel.....was last there picking up my 1989 Turbo Cab....Just sold it to pay for my new Targa GTS.......Any info you provide will be incredible and exciting.... POST POST POST!
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History in the making.

Please enjoy!

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Eduardo,
What a terrific and happy start to know doubt a well planned trip, so cool you're so keen to share with

all here !! I always learn from your dedication to this community Thanks and

Standing By for more fun !

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Please ask the good folks at PAG about the recent smattering of engine replacements due to premature wear in the valve train...

https://rennlist.com/forums/991-gt3/...l#post12370533

Why is this happening?
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Will be following the updates. Nice job as always. Interesting stuff!!
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Eduardo. Its that time again! I remember vividly your last trip, at that time we were all anticipating the arrival of the new GT3. As always you keep great company on these trips. Will look forward to your posts religiously. Please let us know any tidbits you pick up in your travels. Bon vouage.
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Enjoy your vacation. With all the great information you constantly share with your Rennlist family, you deserve a vacation. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
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Tomorrow will mark the first of two days of visits to Porsche in Zuffenhausen. Will keep all posted.
Please do
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Dinner with Jürgen Bart - just great !!!

Enjoy your stay.

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