Thanks for the reminder of the history! PPBB must have been one of the many pre-cursors of this wonderful Planet-9 forum!
Indeed! It was a great group of Boxster and Porsche folks. It started with 2 guys, Chuck and Rob, who were long time Porsche guys who where what we called “waiters” for the 1997 Boxster. It was much different than the typical forum we have today. It was a continuous running bulletin board where each “thread” in the list could grow, but all were seen on the list on one screen. New posts to a thread would bump the thread to the top. Lots of comradely and lots of colorful and heated “discussions”
I found it about 2001 and was hooked! I absorbed it all and ended up buying my first Porsche in February 2003 from Suncoast, a big supporter of the board even then. If I’m not mistaken! And I’m sure I will be told I’m mistaken, Ken (K-Man S) was a member that was banned from PPBB and formed this forum. I remember his Avatar and pretty sure it’s the same guy. Pedro, I’m sure you’ve all heard of him, was a member as well. I think Pedro used the same code to create his board if you are familiar with it. If any have heard of the Gundo hack, Gundo was a PPBB member as well. It’s funny I read an article in some Porsche community magazine that mentioned the Gundo hack. I just had to chuckle.
It was really good times. Exciting stuff. Each year the order guides would come out and debate and discussion would start on the new models.
Boxstoberfest and many long time gatherings came from PPBB via members who wanted to gather. I attended at least 5-6 of the Boxtoberfest right up to 2015. I even created the artwork for the tshirts one year.
Dem were da days!
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