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Old 12-01-2015, 09:00 PM   #1
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For My Brothers in Northern Lands

For my brothers in northern lands, oh how I remember,
Hide their Boxsters during winter, on this first day December…


Winter hath my Nine-Eight-Six, absence sheen,
Freezing leather felt, what dark days seen;

For thee, remembrance of the past driving year,
December, Porsche bareness now everywhere;

Yet this time removed it will be springtime,
Bearing the Porsche badge, Boxster at its prime;

Today the paint pale, dread the winter’s near,
Tuned exhaust notes that sang, 'tis now with dull cheer;

Thou Boxster away, thy exhaust echoes mute,
Longing for warmth, sandy beaches, women in swim suit;

Yet abundant cold and scarce driving seems to me,
Perfect occasion for mods and Porsche dreams, until new driving pleasures return to thee.

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Old 12-01-2015, 09:11 PM   #2
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just about to take the boxster for a little cruise ..... perfect boxster weather here in Canada lol
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Old 12-01-2015, 10:28 PM   #3
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Nice poem, that would of scored well in English composition, enjoyed it!!!
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Old 12-02-2015, 04:03 AM   #4
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OMG, is it cold here! All the way down to 63 this morning. Not sure If I can survive any more of this years harsh early winter. Come back warm weather! Hopefully I can hold out for the next 2 weeks till warm weather returns.
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Old 12-02-2015, 04:19 AM   #5
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For my brothers in northern lands, oh how I remember,
Hide their Boxsters during winter, on this first day December…


Winter hath my Nine-Eight-Six, absence sheen,
Freezing leather felt, what dark days seen;

For thee, remembrance of the past driving year,
December, Porsche bareness now everywhere;

Yet this time removed it will be springtime,
Bearing the Porsche badge, Boxster at its prime;

Today the paint pale, dread the winter’s near,
Tuned exhaust notes that sang, 'tis now with dull cheer;

Thou Boxster away, thy exhaust echoes mute,
Longing for warmth, sandy beaches, women in swim suit;

Yet abundant cold and scarce driving seems to me,
Perfect occasion for mods and Porsche dreams, until new driving pleasures return to thee.
? Say wat ?
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Old 12-02-2015, 05:39 AM   #6
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OMG, is it cold here! All the way down to 63 this morning. Not sure If I can survive any more of this years harsh early winter. Come back warm weather! Hopefully I can hold out for the next 2 weeks till warm weather returns.
Bastard!!
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Old 12-02-2015, 07:33 AM   #7
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^^^^^^^ What he said ^^^^^^^
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Old 12-02-2015, 08:49 AM   #8
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Winter Tires going on this week

Only thing I don't like is lack of a block heater.

May put a glue on heat pad on the oil pan this winter.

This car rocks in the snow.
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Old 12-02-2015, 01:55 PM   #9
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Put my snows on the CSS last Wed. Got around fine on the ice we had on Thanksgiving. But I need to replace the TPMS sensors - they're 8 yrs old and finally gave up the ghost. Apptmt on Fri.

When people ask if I drive my Porsche in the winter, I say in my best German accent, "dey have snow in da Fatherland!"

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Had an event at local P-car store Sat. The sales associate who covets Sydney offered a Boxster Spyder straight up for both of my cars.
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Winter Tires going on this week

Only thing I don't like is lack of a block heater.

May put a glue on heat pad on the oil pan this winter.

This car rocks in the snow.
My sons live in Calgary. Does your 986 have a cracked windshield ?
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Old 12-03-2015, 05:49 AM   #11
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Cold and snow sure beat earthquakes, hurricanes, wildfires, dust storms, and "dry 100+ heat" any day and increases the Boxster longing during long winter nights. Only 16 weeks 'til "Hi Ho (Arctic) Silver" sees the warm, joyous Spring sun again!
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Old 12-03-2015, 06:04 AM   #12
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Here in the Capital of Canada is still very nice temperature... knock on wood! Its been around +5C lately and no snow. Were pretty lucky so far... I probably should have waited to put my car away for winter but you just never know around here. I like using it when the top is down and just not the same having it up....
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Old 12-03-2015, 06:07 AM   #13
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Cold and snow sure beat earthquakes, hurricanes, wildfires, dust storms, and "dry 100+ heat" any day and increases the Boxster longing during long winter nights. Only 16 weeks 'til "Hi Ho (Arctic) Silver" sees the warm, joyous Spring sun again!
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Old 12-03-2015, 08:49 AM   #14
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Hey DrCactus I put mine away a few weeks ago also I'm just east of you. I bought it end of October and only took a trip permit for it and drove it for 10 days. I'm longing for spring also.
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My car's been tucked away since October. what a waste
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Old 12-03-2015, 11:06 AM   #16
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I've officially put mine away but then I just bought this hardtop. Now I'm on the fence. I've put the top up for sale and I've had a reasonable offer... but it looks great on my car!. I just missed a great deal on a set of rims and good winter tires. I am very tempted.


So maybe if I can find another terrific deal on winter wheels...
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NewArt, congratulations on the new hard top, the car does look really sweet..!

Now go and get the set of 17" with Blizzaks (..?) for $500 and enjoy your car during the winter, here is the link:

For Sale Porsche 17" turbo twist alloy wheels w/ Bliz... | Panjo

Or, if you don't like the wheels, there is another 18" set that looks nice too (without tires..)

Good luck!
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NewArt, congratulations on the new hard top, the car does look really sweet..!

Now go and get the set of 17" with Blizzaks (..?) for $500 and enjoy your car during the winter, here is the link:

For Sale Porsche 17" turbo twist alloy wheels w/ Bliz... | Panjo

Or, if you don't like the wheels, there is another 18" set that looks nice too (without tires..)

Good luck!
I would have bought those wheels in a flash, but it says "Local Pickup Only," in Illinois !
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I would have bought those wheels in a flash, but it says "Local Pickup Only," in Illinois !
Road trip!

I agree with Gilles advice to New Art. Get a set of Blizzaks and you'll be fine on ice or snow < 4". My only worry is the idiot in the Mustang or Camero that could plow into me. At my age I don't have the need to be out on weekend evenings when lots of bad stuff happens and I can work from home if we get lots of snow. I do like to go in to work when the weather is bad just to prove I can and see how many ppl with their 4wd SUVs chicken out.
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I would have bought those wheels in a flash, but it says "Local Pickup Only," in Illinois !
Hmm...sweet deal. A bit of a ride from Montreal.

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