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  1. Wanna, uh, race?

    by , 06-08-2011 at 06:05 AM (Life with my CS)
    It's a very common occurrance to be sitting at a traffic light and have the car next door indicate they want to race. I'm sure alot of you have seen this too. I guess it's part of the price of Porsche ownership. All kinds of cars are involved, and sport bikes too. (Yeah, do I really look THAT stupid? OK, let's not go there... ). For some reason the most common offenders are folks in a Toyota Corolla S... I'd like to make it clear I don't take folks up on these challenges. I'm old enough and ...

    Updated 06-08-2011 at 02:58 PM by Speedy

  2. DE's at VIR and NCCAR

    by , 04-04-2011 at 02:15 PM (Life with my CS)
    Well, that was LOTS of fun! Two of my last three weekends have been taken up by attending DE's at VIR and the lesser-known NCCAR.

    We had great weather - I've really lucked out with nice weather at VIR two weekends ago, then a weekend of truly nasty weather in between, and great weather for this past weekend at NCCAR.

    VIR was with Zone 2 PCA and was a great, three day event. Alas, I was only able to attend the first two days as I had to return home to ...
  3. Third anniversary

    by , 01-26-2011 at 10:04 AM (Life with my CS)
    Today is the third anniversary of the day I picked up my CS, my first Porsche. After three years and nearly 36,000 miles of daily driving, five DE's (with many more to come, I hope!), and some fantastic roadtrips, I've got to say my overall impression to date is the car is nicer than I could have hoped it would be. It is so smooth, so capable, and so easy to drive it just makes me grin.

    Really when it comes down to it even after all this time my only two "complaints" are ...
  4. Not fitting the stereotype

    by , 12-01-2010 at 08:20 AM (Life with my CS)
    A while back, I was meeting my wife for dinner downtown and parallel parked my CS along the street in front of a restaurant with outdoor seating. I had just given the car a good cleaning after a DE weekend and it was looking pretty shiny, if I don't say so myself.

    As I was getting out of the car, a gentleman at the head of a table of about 8 folks shouted out to me: "I didn't think those cars ever came out of the garage!"

    I told him I'd really just finished ...
  5. Paint Chip Repair Success

    by , 10-26-2010 at 06:35 PM (Olias' blog)
    One day a few weeks ago while wiping my Cayman down with a duster before putting the cover on, I noticed a small spot on the top of the right front fender behind the fuel filler port. Dutifully, I grabbed my microfiber towel and some Speed Shine and tried to wipe it off. The more I wiped the more stubborn the spot became. I soon realized that spot was a 3mm chip in the paint. My magnifying glass confirmed it my new beautiful Porsche Cayman had a paint chip! I was in shock.