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Old 08-22-2010, 02:51 PM   #1
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About 18 months ago...

... Porsche offered : The Family Tree" on their website.
A place where Porsche enthusiasts could "tell their story".
Immediately I uploaded mine.
About 4 months ago, I got an e-mail from PCNA, from their Online and Relationship Manager who told me that they (PCNA) had decided to select a few of the stories and make them into a limited edition book, which would be sent to the Porsche Family as a memento.
Also he told me that every one of the authors of stories selected would receive a book as well, and that only 1000 would be printed.
Well, this morning this is what I got in the mail:

Here's the letter that came attached...

... to a beautifully bound hard-cover coffee table book ...

... this is the first page...

... and this is my story...

It is a very nice gift I think from PCNA to the Porsche Family and to the contributors.
Very classy.

Now all I have to do is go to the Porsche Parade next year and have someone from the Porsche Family sign it for me.

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Old 08-22-2010, 02:55 PM   #2
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You've always exhibited class and an enthusiasm to help fellow Boxster owners, I couldn't think of a more worthy board member. Congrats....
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Old 08-22-2010, 03:23 PM   #3
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That is a really cool story!

I remember that concept like it was yesterday and have a scale model of it on my desk at the office.

Back in '93, I was in my first year of college in Knoxville, Tn and anxiously awaited the model to go into production so I could see it with my own eyes.

One day around '97 I was driving down Kingston Pike and passed by Harpers Porsche....and sure enough....there sat one in the showroom...

I about had a wreck doing a 180 to go back and check it out, but from that day forward I was hooked and had to have one.

And now having had one for almost three years now, it has been truly a great experience. The boxster platform is truly unique in every way and a great priviledge to drive!!
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Old 08-22-2010, 04:42 PM   #4
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Great story, Pedro! Congrats!

Let us know when you get that beauty broken in...
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Old 08-22-2010, 06:29 PM   #5
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Yes, a great story indeed. I have never lost confidence in my 97's ability to go 200K and I am even more confident now. Thanks!
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Old 08-22-2010, 07:40 PM   #6
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That's awesome! Definitely deserving of the recognition.

Its things like this that makes Porsche great.
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Old 08-23-2010, 06:52 AM   #7
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Awesome story, and I can't think of a more deserving member either. I like how they printed your letter, including the acronyms and all.

That is one classy operation that they decided to do with this family tree business.
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:23 AM   #8
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Fantastic! Well deserved!

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