"I felt like my Porsche mojo had sunk to a new level. A low that I did not even know I had. And I question myself – Am I still a Porsche guy?"
So the 2001 Red Boxster S was like that old pair of well worn shoes or the restaurant with the crappy food but the smoking hot bartender! Had I really sunk that low? I felt like my Porsche mojo had sunk to a new level. A low that I did not even know I had. And I question myself – Am I still a Porsche guy? I mean these are real soul searching questions. OK, maybe not for 99.98% of the population that does not live, eat, drink and sleep Porsches. But for me, these are questions I wrestle with.
So where am I going with this rant? I dunno because I just bought a 2006 Mini Cooper GP. Number 1393 out of 2000 and one of less than 400 in the US. I needed a change of pace and the Mini GP pretty much fits the bill, plus it is very rare and collectable. In the end, dear reader, I will let you decide if I am still a Porsche guy. Can I still count myself as a card carrying Porsche fanatic that gets weak in the knees when I see a 968 or 964 or any Turbo? I will let you decide…
And on that exhaust note, see you all next time.
Robert Turner is the author of The Driver, a series of six novels your editor in chief finds intoxicatingly engaging and superbly written; Book I— Decision and Book II— Training are currently available here. He also has a blog entitled My Life with Porsches. Robert can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.