Why did you buy your first Porsche? Bryan Hollenbaugh

At the picnic, fellow HCP member Allen Schwartz mentioned a segment idea he had for the blog.  Essentially, it was about “Why did you buy your first Porsche?” As every one of us has a story about what may have compelled us to acquire our first, I thought it would be fun and encourage participation from our members.  

Some of you may still be enjoying your first Porsche; a few more of you may have moved on to owning several versions over the years, and a few of you have reached a point where you’re jockeying several at one time.  Whatever it may be, one thing is for certain… it all began with your very first Porsche.  So please share your story, as I think we’d all enjoy the story behind the decision.

I’ll be the guinea pig and give an example of the preferred format using my own story:

Bryan Hollenbaugh

Porsches owned: 2 

Current car: 2014 Boxster S

As someone born and raised in Michigan, with a father who spent his entire career in the auto industry, you can imagine why it took me into my 40’s before buying my first Porsche.  Having loyally driven Detroit-designed muscle cars most of my life (among them a ’69 Chevelle, ’05 Mustang, and an ’07 Corvette), there was overcoming “that” obstacle.  However, after living abroad a number of years, I began to truly admire the Porsche lineage.  Knowing I wanted a convertible, a Boxster looked particularly intriguing.  For some, it’s about price point; others its features; many more, it’s about performance.   For me, all of those were considerations; but the biggest question needing to be answered… could I fit in it comfortably?!  The answer was obviously yes, and I bought a used 2000 Boxster shortly after moving back to the States in 2010.  



Editor’s note:  If you’d like to share your story, send it over to me in 150 words (or less) at bryanhollenbaugh@aol.com and I’ll try to post a couple of these each week, for as long as they roll in.  If you’ve got a photo of your first, by all means, do share!



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