The 996 911 Story
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The 996 911 Story

Forty years after my Porsche daydreams started, they finally became reality. There is an arctic silver, 1999 Porsche 911 (996) parked in my garage. This is the short(ish) story. Let’s be clear, this only happened because my wife got tired of my constant remarks and hints about owning a 911. So, to her my enduring…

How we met
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How we met

It’s strange to think that we spent the majority of our lives four hours from each other (me in Pittsburgh, Tracy in Maryland), and yet we didn’t meet each other until we were thousands of miles from our homes. In May 1999, we were both spending our final day of traveling through Europe in the Cinque…

Car Guy Origins
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Car Guy Origins

My car fascination began in the spring of 1982 at the wide-eyed age of 12. It all started with a trip to the American institution of 7-Eleven. I grew up in a house that sat one lot removed from a cul-de-sac (the turnaround). The turnaround was the neighborhood play area. My street had little traffic…

The 1986 Scirocco
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The 1986 Scirocco

The first few months of 1988 were rough. For the most part, my hair had grown back after the boot camp buzz cut from the previous September. It had been a whirlwind from Air Force basic training to tech school to being stationed in Miami, Florida. For an 18-year old kid that had barely left…

Aviation Watch History
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Aviation Watch History

The link between flight and watches goes all the way back to the earliest days of flying. Our story begins with Alberto Santos-Dumont. Santos was a Brazilian aviation pioneer living in Paris in 1904. All over the world, controlled, sustained flight was being attempted. Santos realized