Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-18-2016, 05:17 AM   #1
Registered User
 
Retroman1969's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 843
Something you don't see every day....

Sure, you expect to see stake bed trucks or old LTDs rotting out in a farm field but never a halfway decent looking 944.


This was on a day I had to drive over 300 miles (round trip) to do a job. Well of course I deliberately took the back roads to get there and passed through a couple of ghost towns. Fortunately the temp was 70 all day so I could go top-down.










I ended up having to backtrack about 10 miles when I encountered a washed out bridge, but it gave me a chance to take a break in a small town and browse through an antique-junk shop there. I was surprised to find this 1/16 scale toy 986!




Also picked up this 300 page Porsche Art Book at a Goodwill for 6 bucks! I think these usually go for $70-80 don't they?




As usual, the 160,000 mile Boxster hummed along happily on the trip. No issues.
__________________
"Remember, I'm pulling for ya! We're all in this together."

Last edited by Retroman1969; 02-18-2016 at 05:26 AM.
Retroman1969 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2016, 05:35 AM   #2
Registered User
 
Retroman1969's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 843
Something else you don't see is a prairie church quite like this one. It was supposedly designed by Bruce Goff in 1949 and built by its congregation out of discarded oil field equipment.
Recently restored through grants and donations. It was almost torn down.


In Bison, the last ghost town I passed through before it got dark.



These still make a classic profile don't they?
__________________
"Remember, I'm pulling for ya! We're all in this together."

Last edited by Retroman1969; 02-18-2016 at 05:48 AM.
Retroman1969 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2016, 06:20 AM   #3
Registered User
 
Porsche9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Chandler, AZ
Posts: 1,794
Nice photos. Thanks for sharing. That Boxster model has got some beefy tires!

Jealous of your job in that hitting the road in a Boxster for a nice drive sounds alot more fun then sitting in an office all day. Lucky Retroman.
__________________
03 Carrera
02 Boxster S Guards Red, black interior with matching hardtop
89 Carrera 4
89 944 S2
78 911SC
Porsche9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2016, 06:36 AM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: florida
Posts: 441
steps

Notice the steps at the ice cream windows for the kids....heartwarming
nicecar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2016, 07:08 AM   #5
Registered User
 
ccjazz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Vancouver Island, Canada
Posts: 205
Garage
Love following your adventures Retro...great pictures and interesting history there. Amazing what you can find off the beaten path.

__________________
'01 Boxster S (purchased new) triple black, litronics, cruise, heated seats,18's.
ccjazz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2016, 08:17 AM   #6
1997, PCA Riverside
 
rexcramer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Upland, CA
Posts: 1,026
Garage
I always enjoy your travelogues, thanks again.
rexcramer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2016, 02:08 PM   #7
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: NJ
Posts: 247
Garage
I have that Porsche book, too!!! It's huge.

Just looking at your pictures makes me wish for warmer weather again....back to freezing in NJ today.
tomonomics is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2016, 04:38 PM   #8
Registered User
 
stelan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Austin
Posts: 395
Nice pics!
stelan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2016, 02:40 AM   #9
Registered User
 
mikesz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Cranston RI
Posts: 852
Garage
Looks like a great day to drive! I always wanted to travel RT66. On my bucket list
__________________
99 Porsche Boxster
mikesz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2016, 04:02 AM   #10
Registered User
 
Retroman1969's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 843
Many thanks, everyone! I do indeed feel very grateful to be doing what I'm doing. I've done the cubicle dance and I don't miss the gray walls and clock-watching.
I think that's the furthest I've driven that car in one shot since the Eureka Springs trip last year. When many 17 year old higher mileage cars would be struggling, this one has been a trooper.
It almost hit 80 degrees yesterday, but with wind gusts pushing 50mph I had to keep the top up.
I'm wondering when we are going to have winter here. It hasn't really shown up yet. the weather can turn on a dime in Oklahoma so I'm fearing a March full of pent-up violent winter storms!
__________________
"Remember, I'm pulling for ya! We're all in this together."

Last edited by Retroman1969; 02-19-2016 at 04:07 AM.
Retroman1969 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2016, 06:26 AM   #11
Registered User
 
Chuck W.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Agoura Hills (LA) So.Cal.
Posts: 1,571
Anytime I see that thstone post or you post I have to look. You have some of the coolest stories and photos and thstone and the best Boxster Spec race videos. I have threatened to do a cross country road trip for awhile. Looking at your photos it will be sooner than later.
__________________
1995 Porsche C4 Cab

2016 BMW M2, 6 Speed LBB - ED 7/2016
1997 993 Cab - Sold; 1997 993 Turbo - Sold
2001 Boxster S - Original Owner - 30K Miles -SOLD
Chuck W. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2016, 08:48 AM   #12
Registered User
 
CrisZenithBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 474
i gotta say i am jealous.. that's a good way of daily driving your Boxster. i'm new-ish to this country and there is still so much i havent seen. when i see your photos and read the stories i feel like just jumping in the car and finding some roads and ghost towns.. dying to check out some ghost towns.

sucks that i am down in Miami and to get anywhere close to the interesting parts of this country it's a 8 hour drive. ugh!!

i miss the old days when i was touring my old country Romania for work and finding some adventure along the way.
now it's grey cubicle walls. what a kick in the groin!

please keep sharing, some of us cubicle folks live through your stories
CrisZenithBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2016, 10:39 AM   #13
Registered User
 
Retroman1969's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 843
Thank you so much guys! I really appreciate that!
It's more fun to share it for sure. I hope you can get out and explore soon, and I get to see some of your pics!
__________________
"Remember, I'm pulling for ya! We're all in this together."
Retroman1969 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2016, 07:58 PM   #14
Certified Boxster Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 7,393
I also really enjoy the photos and stories! Keep them coming!
__________________
1999 996 C2 - sold - bought back - sold for more
1997 Spec Boxster BSR #254
1979 911 SC
POC Licensed DE/TT Instructor
thstone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2016, 04:05 PM   #15
Registered User
 
Retroman1969's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 843
Thank you thstone!
__________________
"Remember, I'm pulling for ya! We're all in this together."
Retroman1969 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2016, 04:40 PM   #16
Registered User
 
steved0x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: FL
Posts: 3,860
Me too, very cool. We don't have anything like that down here in north fl. Or maybe we do and I need to get exploring...?
steved0x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2016, 10:27 AM   #17
Registered User
 
Retroman1969's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 843
Thanks Steve!
I bet you have stuff like that out there.
__________________
"Remember, I'm pulling for ya! We're all in this together."
Retroman1969 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2016, 07:35 PM   #18
Registered User
 
BruceH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Bedford, TX
Posts: 2,470
Garage
That first pic of the 944 is just plain sad As always, great pics
__________________
______________________________________________
2001 Boxster S Lapis Blue
TS Cat Bypass Pipes and exhaust
iPad Mini Dash Install
DEPO Tail Lights
BruceH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2016, 07:47 PM   #19
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 367
Awesome pics and story! You have an artist's eye for photography.

DBear
dbear61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2016, 04:46 AM   #20
Registered User
 
CoBeerToad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Peoria IL
Posts: 526
Garage
I love towns frozen in time. I wish I could make the time to wander around like that. Well, I guess I could, but I just don't for some reason. Something I shall have to rectify in the future.
CoBeerToad is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page