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    ... the good roads
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    '70 to '18 of all shapes ...

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  1. It used to be mine, sold it to them and its been back and forth. I did the resto work. Great car.
  2. You’ll find it has 997 Cup cams. All other things being equal that set up it good for around 420. I raced a GT3 in this spec in Aust GT for a few years. Great fun.
  3. You bought the best one going!
  4. I know the guy you purchased this car from very well. You were right to trust him. Enjoy the car and its history. Well bought. Once up she goes through her warm up with a lumpy idle that signifies she's had a bit more work done to the engine since her days as a Nations Cup car it's time to get on the gas. Almost feels like she has some hot cams in her (need to find out what's inside the belly yet). Ah did I mention that lumpy idle that let's people know she isn't a regular GT3 with stickers already? I think that if you ever look at the heads and cam boxes, you'll find a little bit of 997 Cup Car in there ...
  5. Sure do. That’s a keeper. Subtle it’s not. Like me!
  6. Everyone should own a Unimog at least once in their life ... Thank you to all who made the effort and the journey. Another great day out for car nuts! Was great to see my old 356 rat rod. I’ve seen more of it since I sold it that’s when I owned it - which shows it was a good move to sell it. Shame for Ferrari Daytona parked next to it. Hardly got a look in!
  7. I bought it from Zagame in Melbourne.
  8. Erm, I’ve alteady popped an O2 sensor. Feel like a real man. @hugh has pics and will post. I know the 991 RS is better but I seriously like this thing.
  9. I’ve said it on the forum elsewhere but the only car I truly regret selling is my 996 Turbo. To me, its still pretty much the complete package. Your mods are great. I know I’m not helping.
  10. So, the next bit. The 991 RS is with the new owner and I’ve got the 997.2 RS. Picked it up, drove back to work. Those straight through pipes!! No muffler after the cats. Just like my race car. The thing sounds like a Cup Car. Then smile fades as I contemplate the drive down the coast ... Anyway, then went to grab my 9 yo and take him to tennis. As I turned the corner there he was with mum waiting outside because I was late ... so I did what any self respecting Dad would do. Dropped it into first and took it to 7000! He starts jumping and yelping and when I pull up there’s Mum shaking her head at me and the boy ... “awesome Dad!” Peak hour traffic down the Nepean Highway. Nice test. Was OK actually. Wouldn’t do it each day if I had a choice but I could. But that’s me. Then down Pen Link and jump off to head to the destination. No drone or buzzing so whoever made the pipes knew what they were about. Could hold a conversation no problem but that wasn’t happening as the boy was listening to music. He’s got a bit of an eclectic play list on Spotify. Ranges from the Eagles, Led Zeppelin and ... well ... Rammstein (lucky the lyrics are in German! I do agree with him that they sound good when the car stereo is at 11). Maybe him listening to Rammstein means that the pipes aren’t so good and I’m suffering from progressive hearing loss! The backroads showed what the car is about. Smooth roads! Man, was it moving around. Bumps in the road? “Dad, I think I just lifted out of my seat!” (Laughing). And the sound? Did I mention the sound?? It was 28 degrees so down came the windows and listened to the snarl, scream, pop and crackle for the last 10 minutes of the drive. Better than Rammstein!
  11. I have it from a reliable source - me - that if you roll up, you’ll be welcomed. Have a go at registering but if not, tell them that the Event Chairman said it was fine! Looks like the weather will be kind to us so really looking forward to seeing you all there. See above
  12. They say as you get older the things you like get, well ... best left alone ! Today I traded in younger for older. I spent the weekend and a large part of last week getting reacquainted with the 07 RS. Loud, rattles at idle, baulky shift when cold, suspension solid enough to encourage compressive spinal damage on a spirited drive. I always like going for a blast in cars with one or other of my boys. We “needed” to go to Bunnings so of course we take the scenic route. We’re pumping along and get a little lift off over a particularly (dis)agreeable bit of road. “Air Dad?” “Yep” ”Nice” Anyway ... a couple of weeks before then I’d had the other RS with the flappy paddles out and had a little bit of a “go”. Incredible. 8800. Induction noise, razor sharp handling, the car treats you like a hero. “Of course that was you” it seems to say whilst probably snickering at you from behind its heat shield. Not a chance. It is always the car, never me. That thing is far better than anything you can sensibly throw at it on the road. Without doubt one of the most glorious things I’ve ever driven. And yet ... the one with 3 pedals, hugely overbraked with it ceramics and which could be seen off by a well driven Cayman (and as a matter of fact was shown a clean pair of heels by a new Alfa 4 door) was the one I enjoyed more. It at least feels like you might be up to the task driving it whereas the 991 just gets you into jail territory whilst shrugging and running a bit of “whatever ...” So, I’d been eyeing off another one of the RS variety for some time. A long time actually. One of the 2010 variety. I’ve looked for one for a while and couldn’t find one at the right time and the right place. Then I saw one locally. Called the guys selling, checked it’s background and all clear for me. Had 6 minor stage one revs which I took as a sign of “as intended” use. Anyway, having taken a Cup Car to 10000 +, these 6 puppies were just a light tickle of the rod bolt ... Some short haggling later and a deal was struck. So out with the new and in with the old. The teenager goes hunting for someone who has an Instagram account whilst the old school stager goes to someone who’s basically only just learned how to text ... Im a huge fan of the new cars Porsche makes but let’s not forget ... every Porsche (air or water cooled) before it from the 356 to the present is a special thing. The way they smell, sound, feel ... Younger is great but older is in some ways far more satisfying for the interactive challenge that analogue is over digital. Easter beckons so take yours out or con a mate who has one and go for a burn. Even if it has flappy paddles. At least you won’t get a crampy left calf ...

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