praise by pablo deferrari
Lying on wet cardboard to slip the drive belts back on took me over the edge, I was furious. This was, however, the last step in finishing up and then I could put it all behind me. But something wonderful happened as I lit up a cigar, grabbed a bottle of wine and shuffled over to the laptop to resume on this passion I have for flüssig.
"Jim Doerr from 928 Classics was the first to shake my hand and pull me in for a bear hug..."
Enthusiasts on Rennlist read my article about the trials and tribulations of my first 928 purchase, and suddenly, as if by magic, I stumbled onto a group of guys nuts about these cars and felt the embrace of each one as I joined their brotherhood. Jim Doerr from 928 Classics was the first to shake my hand and pull me in for a bear hug, giving me a good old back slap and an official welcome. Although it happened via pixels and words, I’ll never forget that moment.
Derrick Bass, who graciously let me write my irreverent articles for the 928 Owner’s Club magazine, Thrumble!, offered his amazing talent in putting things together. Then Shawn Stanford and Mike Heyse donated their writing prowess to the mix adding some much needed spice. Jason Gonzalez appeared from thin air bringing in his 944 posse and know-how to the project, not to mention his love of the pen. Finally, Leo Dijkstra moseyed on in offering his inexhaustible energy and infectious Porsche passion adding a distinct writing style to flüssig that’s never been seen in such a publication. And that’s just the beginning.
Now all the models were represented, and still more support came from the likes of Christian Chazalon, a 928 and 924 nut from France bringing us his reports from such exotic events like the Monte Carlo Historique, and Mont Ventoux hillclimb. Derek McCallister is constantly offering up an insane amount of moral support and super DIY talent with immense flair. Gavin Arnold bringing us 944 rescue stories from the UK and Andrey Volkov enlightening the world with the young and vibrant Porsche scene from Russia…it’s truly amazing how far we’ve come, and the enthusiasts just keep on piling into the train that’s building tremendous momentum. Everyone involved needs their own article written because I’ve merely made an introduction which barely scratches the surface.
So as I sparked up my cigar, poured some red juice in a tumbler and wiggled the mouse to wake up my computer, who do you think I found posted on our Facebook page? Magnus. Leo has trekked all the way from the Netherlands to Techno Classica in Essen, Germany to bask in automotive Valhalla and get a picture with the rebel himself. Goddamn if that didn’t make my day. flüssig has just graduated from diapers to using the loo.