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Old 10-25-2012, 03:29 PM   #181
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:33 PM   #182
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Thanks, I've been pulling my hair out trying to figure out what I did wrong. I'll start a new thread later with all the pictures of the RC car. (and try posting pictures again)
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:11 AM   #183
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:19 PM   #184
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Old enough to know that there are too many cars on the road to feel safe on my FXE and KLR and not old enough NOT to feel the need for speed. My 2002 S fulfills the need for some good engine sounds and some decent acceleration. Put the top down, and its like having the most comfortable motorcycle around!
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:10 PM   #185
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:23 PM   #186
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59, store manager for a large retail mattress chain. Up until 1995 I was machanic specializing in most German cars, then changed to retail. I've held a SCCA national licence and raced a EP 914/4, ITA Mazda RX4, 82 TIGA S2000 and 87 Swift DB2.
I grew up in the car industry and my first car was a home built VW powered dune buggy. The Porsches I've owned have been several 914/4. a 70' 914/6(my favorite), and a 63' 356B S90. Back in the early 70's my dad owned the Porsche/Audi dealership here in Ft. Worth, I was spoiled!
My current 01 BoxsterS is my first Porsche since the late 80's, so I feel right at home in it.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:32 PM   #187
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Flying is tough all over if your trying to do it for money (several career pilot's in my family). If you're flying a GA single or twin for business/pleasure (I do), doing so in Europe seems to be cost/regulation prohibitive.

Do you do any flying outside of the company cockpit?
No flying outside the company cockpit at all. As you said before, GA flying in Europe is very expansive and the "free airspace" is limited. "Just flying around for hours" is pretty much impossible over here, without busting a CTR or two.
Renting a Cessna for a hour will can cost you up to 300 bucks, excluding fuel (which is very expensive) and landing fees.
Although I love flying, i guess my GA days are over.
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:13 PM   #188
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Wow. She's a keeper.
Yeah, 34 years and counting....
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:20 AM   #189
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62 Staff Optometrist for one of the top health plans in the US. First Porsche. I always have enjoyed working on cars. Mostly GM in the past. My 2002S was acquired 2 yrs ago, with 31,000 mi and is my daily driver. Kind of 60th BD present. The wife said I could have a girlfriend or a sports car, but not both. I figured the Porsche would be cheaper.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:06 AM   #190
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44 - Case Manager for the Department of Justice. Common question asked is how someone in law enforcement can afford to drive a Porsche....Don't buy new. 2003 Boxster S was less than A LOT of boring new cars out there, and less than many used!!!!
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being enlisted and (until August) having been under 30, a LOT of surprised looks from my officers! and several from my senior enlisted leadership!

and the cops that pulled me over (82 in a 35)

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Old 10-29-2012, 09:34 AM   #191
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:00 PM   #192
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This is a great thread, I spent a lot of time thinking I was amoung like minded people...
I am currently a captain at NetJets aviation on a Citation X, and have been there for 11 years. I just bought my "01 S with 85k this past spring and have loved this car more than any other I have ever had, and I have had a lot of Detroit Muscle cars, but the driving experience is just un-matched. This is my first Porsche, but not my last. As long as the IMS stays put, I will own this one forever...Oh, I am 49, and guess what, my first carreer of 17 years.... you guessed it, Engineer...
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:26 PM   #193
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:26 PM   #194
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I'm almost 50, been in law enforcement for almost 18 years this time...took some time off in the 80's to do other stuff.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:03 PM   #195
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Age is 58. Got my first Porsche (914) when I was in my early 20's. Just got my first Boxster, a 2008. Spent most of my career as a senior level administrator in California education and recently retired from a college vice chancellor position. Currently head a consulting company specializing in public education clients and am school board president for a large school system. My Boxster is my reward for expanding the consulting practice even during this horrible recession in California.
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:22 AM   #196
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Just turned 26, got my first Porsche about 3 months ago. Work for Caterpillar in the UK but have spent alot of time in Illinois

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Old 10-30-2012, 03:36 AM   #197
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Just turned 26, got my first Porsche about 3 months ago. Work for Caterpillar in the UK but have spent alot of time in Illinois

Looks like you rolled your car in your Avatar!

I have rolled a Cat D950 in real life, off the side of a hill….

I was building a motocross track on a fairly steep hill, obviously steeper than I thought! Had half a bucket of rocks (the enemy of all MX racers) turned sideways a bit and OVER IT WENT!

I was doing cartwheels in the cabin! About the third cartwheel I saw it was slowing down and bailed out the side like Superman! I flew through the air, no one hurt, the Cat was toast! I looked up and all my friends were LAUGHING!!! They heard a big GROAN from the Cat going over and then me jumping out of the cabin! With friends like that….

It took 2 cranes and another D950 to put it on the rubber again! No structural damage and I used the other D950 to finish the track! I can laugh about it now but it was a wild ride! Placed third in my MX race after all that too.

Gotta love those Cats, even in JCB territory!
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:04 PM   #198
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:45 AM   #199
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:04 AM   #200
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Just purchased my first Porsche in October after having desired one since I had a chance to ride around in my Aunt's bright red 911 back when I was 10 years old.

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