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#26 MSwiss

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 02:28 PM

Mike,
Yeah, that's what businesses do.

Market themselves.

Sell stuff, stay in business.

As far as your claim, blindfolded, cagive them a ride, you won't tell the difference.

Guys don't buy cars to have someone else drive them, so they can ride along.

But to drive them, I'm sure you can tell the difference.

Chris Harris said in that video, paraphrasing "keeping all the good stuff, and fix all the bad stuff, of a Porsche".
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Posted 26 February 2018 - 03:03 PM

By the way, I like the "kink". I liked it best when driving the Genie. A lot of horsepower in an archaic chassis. Really

helped me to make my peace with God. 

 

 

I can respect your momentum racing experience.

 

I'm ok with my 93 Trans Am spec race car never seeing 8/10ths in the kink.  :sun_bespectacled:

 

To the point of the air cooled 911s on the limit.

Pity the first time 911 owner that is using a new Singer to earn his 911 chops.

The car may have abs and nothing else, no nannies or traction control, rear tire vector steering stuff in new Porsches....

In this video the driver is the star, Chris is showing off, now show us a new 911 driver try that? haha

https://youtu.be/fJQ4hQSusjE?t=21m56s


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Posted 26 February 2018 - 03:16 PM

Guys don't buy cars to have someone else drive them, so they can ride along.

But to drive them, I'm sure you can tell the difference.

Chris Harris said in that video, paraphrasing "keeping all the good stuff, and fix all the bad stuff, of a Porsche".

 

A first time 911 owner should ride in the right seat...

 

I know you have some track experience are you a PCA instructor too?

I expect you have been a rider with an instructor at some time on a track?

 

Egos of powerful people that buy beautiful cars make terrible students at the track.

Those miss information learned from riding with experienced 911 drivers.

 

What is the bad stuff?

the old unrestored 20 year old 964 interior that was removed. 


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Posted 26 February 2018 - 03:23 PM

You must be confusing me with someone else.

I have an (easy to drive) Cayman S, because I'm married, and know I'm not a race car driver.

And regardless, when you are a raceway owner, you don't have the time, nor money, to go to the track.
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Posted 26 February 2018 - 03:29 PM

...Jay what color is your 911?

I'd like a Steve McQueen grey 911 someday.
And is PCA active in Europe now?
Years ago there were issues and PCA had decided not to expand to Europe.
....As recent as 10 years ago before the prices skyrocketed you could buy and modify an aircooled 911, track it and have fun for cheap.

Now days a nice 70 911S can be worth 200k, I'd never pay that much for less than 200hp.

 

 

 
Mike:
The color is Black Metallic even though it usually looks dark grey or dark brown metallic in most light.  I think the HP is right around 200 but I can assure everyone that it's more than enough to get you in big trouble on most tracks.  Definitely a ton of fun for the $20-30k that it's worth these days.
 
Even though I was the PCA-GR President in 1986 I haven't had contact with any of the members since I left Germany in 1992.  From what I've read on the web Germany Region was cancelled by PCA National in 2004 over insurance concerns.

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 05:05 PM

You must be confusing me with someone else.

And regardless, when you are a raceway owner, you don't have the time, nor money, to go to the track.

 

Correct again Mike.

We need more race track owners, thank you.  


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Posted 26 February 2018 - 05:12 PM

The color is Black Metallic even though it usually looks dark grey or dark brown metallic in most light.  I think the HP is right around 200 but I can assure everyone that it's more than enough to get you in big trouble on most tracks.  Definitely a ton of fun for the $20-30k that it's worth these days.

 
Even though I was the PCA-GR President in 1986 I haven't had contact with any of the members since I left Germany in 1992.  From what I've read on the web Germany Region was cancelled by PCA National in 2004 over insurance concerns.

 

 

What fun memories for you, how many miles on your SC?

A 3.2 in the 80s Carrera can be a 275k mile engine.

My turbo look needed a valve job to pass smog at 110k.

 

I did some PCA volunteering, announcing the 110 car PCA AX for a couple years. 

The PCA is so much about new cars and I prefer old ones.


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Posted 27 February 2018 - 12:34 AM

Hey Mike G:

 

My SC has 90K miles on it, I hope the engine (and I) makes it to 275K. My days with Germany Region were really special.  Virtually all of the guys/gals in the club were true sports car people, as I recall hardly a gold chain type in the whole region.


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Posted 27 February 2018 - 11:07 PM

Singers are great, I love old Porsches but doubt that I will ever own one. I found it kind of funny that the original video of this thread featured the owner of the singer driving without a seatbelt. You can thank dumb asses like him for airbag laws.



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Posted 28 March 2018 - 08:22 PM

Singers are great, I love old Porsches but doubt that I will ever own one. I found it kind of funny that the original video of this thread featured the owner of the singer driving without a seatbelt. You can thank dumb asses like him for airbag laws.

 

That has zero to do with so called "airbag laws" here in the US.


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