Number of Porsches owned: 1
Current car: 1999 Boxster
My love for Porsche all started when I was very young. My parents good friends David and Susan owned a red/orange 1970 Porsche 911. I think I was around five years old when I fell in love with the simple beauty of the shape. I admired it from a far for several years before I took my first ride. Susan picked me up from somewhere in the Porsche. It was the 70’s so I sat in the front seat unbelted as she drove me home. On the way, we stopped for gas at the full-service station. I vividly remember watching the gas station attendant fill the tank. I thought it was so cool that they filled it right in front of me. I knew nothing about the rear engine, the front trunk or the handling and power. It was the sound and the shape that I loved. It was at that time I set a goal to one day own a Porsche. Over the years my desire to own one stayed with me. In the late 90s when the Boxster came out I began to prep my wife for the inevitable purchase. She had owned a VW convertible when we were married and loved the freedom it represented. Every time I saw a Boxster I would say to her “you would look so good in that car.” Nearly forty years after that original ride I was able to make good on my childhood dream of owning a Porsche. After three months of searching, I purchased my Arctic Silver Metallic 1999 Porsche Boxster in February of 2013. I immediately became a PCA member and joined the Hudson Champlain Region so I could utilize my car as it was intended. I participate regularly in PCA autocross events and thoroughly enjoy the people I have met and the things I have learned. I participated in the 48 Hours at the Glenn Driver Education event allowing me to check off another lifelong dream of driving a Porsche on a race track.
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