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Old 08-15-2006, 07:27 PM   #1
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Guys I need a lil help- Might be fun…

I have to make a quick video tape of me talking about my car- for a tv show I some how got on.
I need to rattle off some facts about the car on this tape, to show that I know everything there is to know about this particular car. I know a good bit, but you gusty are the gurus.. so wondering if you could please list some things out I might could use..

From 2003 being the year the upgraded this and that, to.. The guy who designed the car also designed bla bla bla.

Anything will help ! Thanks guys!


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Old 08-16-2006, 05:34 AM   #2
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You could start by telling folks why the car is somewhat unique, ie the mid engine placement, how few cars are built this way and why it is a good thing, ie race cars put their engines there for a reason.
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Old 08-16-2006, 06:44 AM   #3
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If you have time, stop by your local bookstore and pick this up :

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0760305196/sr=8-8/qid=1155739371/ref=pd_bbs_8/002-9512639-5936863?ie=UTF8

Has some great info...

Hope this helps !

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If you have time, stop by your local bookstore and pick this up :

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0760305196/sr=8-8/qid=1155739371/ref=pd_bbs_8/002-9512639-5936863?ie=UTF8

Has some great info...

Hope this helps !

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Getting that (or a) book is a great ideer.
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You could include the fact that while Porsche is a German company, and most of the Boxsters are assembled in Finland, the designer of the car was American Grant Larson, born in Billings, MT.
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Have you checked Wikipedia?

There's nothing too ground breaking here, but check out
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porsche_Boxster

How about the how the key is on the left hand side... for racing purposes... There's a thread on here somewhere about that.

Boxster is known for its superior handling...

It won the 2000 Car of the Year award according to me...

Lots of good stuff.
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awesome, all this is gold, Thanks again!
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The car is factory claimed to be the decendant of the legendary 550 spyder. Nortorious for James Dean's crash, yet a car known to dominate the racing circut. The newest effort from Porsche, the RS Spyder, is the next evolution of the 550 concept. It's being raced by a Penske team and placed one two at Mid Ohio ( I think it was mid Ohio)..
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The car is factory claimed to be the decendant of the legendary 550 spyder. Nortorious for James Dean's crash, yet a car known to dominate the racing circut. The newest effort from Porsche, the RS Spyder, is the next evolution of the 550 concept. It's being raced by a Penske team and placed one two at Mid Ohio ( I think it was mid Ohio)..
Hi,

The latest itineration of the 550 is the Boxster. The RS Spyder is a purpose built race car built to ALMS specs and not street legal whereas the 550 was a weekend racer, legal for the street but capable at the track. Hope this helps...

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The latest itineration of the 550 is the Boxster. The RS Spyder is a purpose built race car built to ALMS specs and not street legal whereas the 550 was a weekend racer, legal for the street but capable at the track. Hope this helps...

Happy Motoring!... Jim'99

Hello MIKE (Mr I know Everything)


Guess what, I have the factory poster right behind me of the RS Spyder, Porsche references the 550 as the first factory built racer, designed only for racing. It goes on to reference the RS as the lastest prototype racecar, Porsche ties the two cars together. It is why I wrote what I did. I concede the RS may not to be an evolution of the 550 but the link of the two cars as the first and latest factory built racers is undeniable, as it is a claim made by the F A C T O R Y! Your constant upsmanship gets old really fast, you seem very well versed in the Boxster but your constant MIKE style makes you a douche at times, try to fight the impulse. You can't learn anything new when you think you know it all.

I hope this helps, Happy Motoring! (even though you stole that from ESSO)

Oh and Brucey, if you could fight the urge to leave some Ward Cleaverish soliloquy regarding this interaction between myself and Jimbo it would be greatly appreciated, in other words, SAVE IT.

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I'd like to know the reasoning behind the claim that the RS Spyder is only the second car designed just for racing. Porsche has had probably a couple of dozen racing-only cars, including Formula 1 and 2 cars.
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the single most important thing about the Boxster in my opinion is that its the first
pure roadster to be built by Porsche.
All other convertibles built by Porsche in the past started out as a sport coupe. Porsche hacked off the roofs (rooves?) to meet customer demmands for drop top fun. These hacked coupes have been the best selling Porsches.
The Boxster was designed to be a convertible and the coupe came later.

Top Gear named it the best sports car in the world because according to them
a pure sports car was one that had little practicality, rear wheel drive, only two passengers and no roof.
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Hello MIKE (Mr I know Everything)


Your constant upsmanship gets old really fast, you seem very well versed in the Boxster but your constant MIKE style makes you a douche at times, try to fight the impulse. You can't learn anything new when you think you know it all.

I hope this helps, Happy Motoring! (even though you stole that from ESSO)

Oh and Brucey, if you could fight the urge to leave some Ward Cleaverish soliloquy regarding this interaction between myself and Jimbo it would be greatly appreciated, in other words, SAVE IT.
Wow, I am going to go get some popcorn. This will be good.
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Wow, I am going to go get some popcorn. This will be good.
LoL....you ain't kiddding.
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Yeah, but surprisingly nothing is happening. See that is what is different between this board and the Mustang boards I used to visit. Mustangworld.com would have turned into a Jerry Springer epsiode by now. As Porsche entusiasts though, I suppose we are just more dignified. Jim and BruceLee are probably negotiating with Grizzly for some sort of contract deal behind the scenes as I type this...
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Or even better are the UFO/Area 51 dot.coms. Those boards turn into cover-ups, cabals, stratagems, collaborations, and conspiracies on topics as mundane as toothpastes!

By the way, have you noticed Dr. Kill and Perfectlap are from New Jersey?
Stucaz is from New York. Both start with "New."
MNboxster starts with "M" then "N" which is the first letter of "New."
"New" spelled backwards is Wen. If you eliminate the "e" in "Wen" you get "WN." If you substitute the "N" in "WN" with an "I" instead you get WI.
WI is the abbreviation for Wisconsin.
Wisconsin is geographically proximate to Minnesota. .. . . MNBoxster, get it. . . . Coincidence. . . .? Hmmmmmmm.
Just an observation.
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Wow, I am going to go get some popcorn. This will be good.
Hi,

Nah... I lived in Downtown Chicago for 12 years and so I realize how stressful Big City life can be.

Truth is, if you post as much as I have in the past year or so, you're gonna take some hits - that's the way it goes. The net is easy, try that face to face with some guy in NYC and you're bound to get your Septum displaced.

But, I do think someone (namely Stuck Cat , or whatever) needs to have their dosage adjusted, because he even preemptorally admonished Jeff (aka Bruce) for moderating the issue. Imagine, a Moderator moderating... what a concept...

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hmmm....

So now that we have the Cayman, is the Boxster still a pure sports car according to Top Gear?

One day people might forget which one was first... a lot of people already say that the Boxster is a convertible Cayman, where the Cayman is really the provertible model of the Boxster.

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Nah... I lived in Downtown Chicago for 12 years and so I realize how stressful Big City life can be.

Truth is, if you post as much as I have in the past year or so, you're gonna take some hits - that's the way it goes. The net is easy, try that face to face with some guy in NYC and you're bound to get your Septum displaced.

But, I do think someone (namely Stuck Cat , or whatever) needs to have their dosage adjusted, because he even preemptorally admonished Jeff (aka Bruce) for moderating the issue. Imagine, a Moderator moderating... what a concept...

Happy Motoring!... Jim'99

Maybe you just can't admit that sometimes you are wrong, at times you supercede other posters for no apparent reason... I have seen others react to your behavior as well not just Stcatz. It's clear you are a competent mechanic but at times you preach...

Just Saying..


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