I, like most kids, grew up fantasizing about exotic cars. Everything from Lamborghinis and Ferraris to Porsches and Rolls Royces. I especially loved trips to California, particularly the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills areas where you stood a better than average chance of seeing these amazing rides in person.
The Porsche “bug” bit me hard when I was 15. A friend of mine and I pulled into the local Porsche dealership to kill some time. One thing led to another and the next thing I knew, I was behind the wheel of a gorgeous 944 on a test drive on some back country roads. At least I had my learner’s permit.
From that point on, I was hooked on Porsches and decided I had to own one. I started buying every single magazine that had any reviews or news about Porsche cars and even subscribed to the then brand new Porsche Magazine (now Excellence Magazine). It took me a long time, consequently, to get rid of most of those magazines (my wife would love it if I would finish the job).
Fast forward to today…I have yet to own a Porsche. I’ve come close to ownership via a swap of a Honda Accord for a Porsche 944, driven a number of friend’s Porsches over the years, and even visited the Porsche factory in Stuttgart, Germany. But so far, I haven’t made good on my decision to own one. I’m hoping that will change in the near future.
I’ve decided that it’s time to stop waiting. I’m going to start looking for my first Porsche. This blog will serve to document that journey a bit, but more than that, provide an opportunity for me to share my thoughts, tips and general adoration for these cars.