Aloha and Welcome!
My name is Darryl and I invite all Porschephiles,
enthusiasts and first time owners to visit with me. My desire for a Porsche
started back in 1985, when my wife and I relocated to San Francisco. The
sudden change was refreshing and exciting. We enjoyed venturing out and
exploring new territory, better known as the City by the Bay. Let me note
that every guy has a fantasy about owning some form of a Sports car. Whether
it be a Ferrari, Porsche, Diablo or Corvette, we all have dreams that some
day, we would like to own one. Never give up on that dream. The thought
of owning a 911 Porsche would truly be a dream come true.
One day we found our way into the city
and ran across a rather trendy neighborhood. At the time they called it
Union Street. For those of you who are not familiar with this street, it's
a shopper's delight! It's filled with small boutiques, quaint cafe's, bakeries
and art galleries mixed with fashionable designer shops and antiques. We
had just finished admiring the artwork in Z-Gallery when I spotted a Porsche
parked, not but a few feet away from the curb, directly outside of this
shop. I was mesmerized as I examined every inch, every curve and flare
of the most magnificent Porsche that I have ever seen.It was a 1979 SC
Targa, Baltic Blue with black Fuchs Alloys. I couldn't believe my eyes
as I walked towards this Porsche. The conception of style, design and shape
were brilliant . It was a masterpiece! Suddenly, a flash went off and I
could hear my wife sigh, it was all too familiar as she recognized the
stupor that comes over me when I am that close to a 911. She snapped a
photo of the 911 and me and gently removed me away from this Porsche, leaning
over to me and quietly whispering, hmmmmm, some day, huh? I stepped back,
acknowleged her sarcasm with a huge smile, wondering what it would be like
to own a Porsche.
Well, a whole year had passed; no Porsche
and weekend drives were becoming weekend cruises, when we passed by a 1971
911T. You see, my wife and I were on a limited budget, so instead of shopping,
we would entertain ourselves by cruising through affluent neighborhoods
looking at homes and cars. As we drove past this 911T, I noticed a for
sale sign on the front windshield, I stopped, reversed, got out of our
car and took another look. It was right then and there that I decided,
it's now or never and bought the car with borrowed money. This was my first
Porsche experience and my wishful dream had just become a reality. Porsche
individuals develop strange characteristics that are classic. For instance,
they are experts at finding the last end stall 50 feet away from the Shoping
Mall. Have a built in radar systems when rain is approaching. Have mood
swings depending on rain, sun or snow. Meticulous about dust and hygiene
during and after a ride. Last but not least, experts in borrowing the wife's
or significant others car when needed.
It's been 15 years since my first Porsche
and I often look back and reflect the times I've had, both good and bad.
It's been a learning experience from the start and I wouldn't trade in
any one of those memories because of the lifelong lessons that were instilled
within me that I carry with me to this day. My passion for Porsches still
remains and I continue to admire all types and models of Porsche.
I have been blessed with the privilege
and pleasure of owning more than one Porsche. I am on my 10th Porsche and
I would like to share with you and other enthusiast, first time owners
and wanna-bee's that Porsche is a fine example of a sports car.Yes, there
are times when you are discouraged by escalated price and excessive repair
but ownership of a Porsche is always desired and normally very satisfying.
After you have experienced and enjoyed the thrills, peaks and valleys of
your Porsche, I think you will come to agree with me. You can basically
drive any sports car out there and enjoy yourself immensely but in the
long run there is really, no other substitute. Come in and enjoy yourself,
take your time and browse, if you wish to add your Porsche to the family
or comment, you may do so by sending me an email.
Be Safe and May the Porsche be with you,
Aloha from Hawaii,