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  1. vbrad26

    vbrad26 Apr 5, 2019

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    I can't WAIT till the riveted on wide-body craze goes away.
     
  2. Lonestar

    Lonestar insert Schwartz joke HERE Apr 5, 2019

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  3. To the moon

    To the moon Apr 5, 2019

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    I too saw these and a few others driving from Marks cross
     
  4. allwoundup

    allwoundup Apr 5, 2019

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    Congratulations on the new addition to your family! The cars are nice, also. Cheers!
     
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  5. Northernman

    Northernman Apr 5, 2019

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    If you ever plan to visit the southwest of Norway, fjords and so on, the owner of the Lærdalsøren Hotel https://www.lardalsorenhotel.no/home-english offers a Petrolhead treat!
    This baby is for rent to guests....
    (And the roads in the region are epic!)
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  6. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Apr 5, 2019

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  7. fastfras

    fastfras Apr 5, 2019

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    Where the heck is the LOVE button? AWESOME, gotta love Spa Francorchamps.
     
  8. Fritz

    Fritz genuflects before the mighty quartzophobe Apr 5, 2019

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    Spent my Friday evening supper hour standing at the side of the road watching a nice young man haul my dead car off to the dealer while my dinner got cold:(
     
  9. davy26

    davy26 Limited comebackability is his main concern. Apr 11, 2019

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    Day early I know, but I had a couple of hours in this Carrera S (991.2) yesterday and I'm still buzzing. Given the 450 bhp engine, the accelerative ability is hardly surprising, but the braking performance is astonishing - I saw 1.7 g on one stop. I am one of those that tends to think that the 911 (like so many other cars) has put on too much mass over the years, but what with all the 'helping' technologies - like rear wheel steer in this case - this car feels nimble in the way that made the sixties/seventies models so endearing. And, finally, after years of sticking to the line that for real enjoyment a car like this must be manual, I'm a convert for PDK - just brilliant.

    Is rather broad of beam though . . .
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  10. vbrad26

    vbrad26 Apr 11, 2019

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    Freaking fantastic color, especially with the PCB's.
    They are monstrous though.
    Never driven a 911 more recent than a 997 though...nor a PDK.
     
  11. vbrad26

    vbrad26 Apr 11, 2019

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    And well, since we're here...

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  12. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Apr 12, 2019

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  13. vbrad26

    vbrad26 Apr 19, 2019

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    Was hoping for a drive since I had the day off...

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    But...

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    So I guess I’ll just clean it in the driveway before that hits.

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  14. Wivac

    Wivac Terribly special Apr 19, 2019

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    I had an interesting time today. Wore this...
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    ...to try and fit the LARGEST HELMET THEY HAD
    in this...
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    ...and that.
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    And here's where my best man ( who was also there ) was delighted to be reminded he went grass cutting on the Stowe circuit last time.
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  15. vbrad26

    vbrad26 May 3, 2019

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    From cars and coffee the other weekend.

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    The 3rd one down was black but brand new with all the Lizard Green accents.
    Also not pictured were another Lava Orange and Ultraviolet.

    The Miami blue GT2 in the foreground was posted for sale on BAT and was bid over sticker price but did not meet reserve.
    I'm LOL'ing at all the would-be 911 flippers.

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2018-porsche-911-gt2-weissach-3/
     
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  16. Lonestar

    Lonestar insert Schwartz joke HERE May 3, 2019

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    How many of them track them as they're supposed to anyway... :rolleyes:
     
  17. vbrad26

    vbrad26 May 3, 2019

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    Judging by the looks of them....none of them lol.
    But this particular C&C is for all the "show-offs". I don;t mean that in a negative way but it is the one with all the exotics and classics of all different varieties.

    There is a better one on a different Saturday that is more motorsports oriented...and that is where all those cars end up.
     
  18. davy26

    davy26 Limited comebackability is his main concern. May 3, 2019

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    Like to find out more about the Mexico Blue GT2, but can't find on BAT (?)
     
  19. vbrad26

    vbrad26 May 3, 2019

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    I linked it at the bottom of my post.
    Here it is again! And it's Miami Blue ;) although it does look a lot like Mexico Blue in the picture I posted (light makes a huge difference)

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2018-porsche-911-gt2-weissach-3/

    P.S.

    Does anyone have a 4 post lift in their garage?
     
  20. davy26

    davy26 Limited comebackability is his main concern. May 3, 2019

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    Ah thanks - my eyesight! - now found the Miami example on BAT - but the one you snapped is Mexico. These things are obviously ten a penny over there; here in England we're still awaiting the launch of Broadband and the Porsche 993, and bizarrely, it's rumoured future Porkers will be water-cooled: what sacrilege!
     
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