Maplewood, New Jersey Model 993 Carrera Year 1995
Acquired May 2007 Model 991 Carrera S Year 2013
Acquired March 2013 Model 930 3.3
Acquired April 2014 Model 964 Carrera Year 1994
Acquired June 2014 Model 930 Targa Year 1988
Acquired April 2015
I had recently attended the largest Cars and Coffee event ever held in the State of New Jersey. The event was held at Paramus Park, which is one of the largest malls in the state. It was also held on a Sunday when, interestingly, the mall is closed for business. I knew with all the pre-event hype and perfect weather that it was going to be big, but had no idea how big!
The entire parking lot all the way around the mall was filled with cars. The organisers did a great job of separating them by marque. Porsche had by far the most cars, with two entire lots filled. BMW was a distant 2nd, and Ferrari was probably 3rd. Around the back of the mall they also had lots for various JDM makes (good place for them) and US muscle cars (lots and lots of Corvettes).
Among the Porsche was no less than five Carrera GTS, most were silver, but one was very striking in a shade of Tiffany blue. There were also several 918s, including one in Viper green, and a red 959. Both 997 and 991 generations of GT3 RS and a couple of GT2 RS were represented as well. It was wonderful to see such a range of Porsche and chat to other owners and fanactics.
I should also mention that in attendance were at least 2 P1s, several Laferraris, a GT40 Gulf edition, 2 SLR Mclarens and literally hundreds of Gallardos, Murciélagos, F430s, 599s, Huracáns, 458s, Aventadors, Wraiths, 570s and 650s… the list goes on and on. Someone had estimated there was over $1 billion worth of cars at the mall that day.
Beyond these ‘stars’ there was about every type of 911 you could think of
(old and new). I personally drove my
930 Targa to the show (just before dropping it off at Protosport for the worked discussed last issue), and I was followed in by a modified 930 Cabriolet with a menacing growl in a darker shade of blue.
I was a bit surprised how much attention the 930 Targa received, including among some younger people, which, given all the exotic hardware on display, was even more significant. It was quite an event, and the exhaust sounds, revs and popping overruns when cars exited was spectacular.
So far, no specific word back on the repairs to my 930 Targa, which you may recall included a full tune-up, replacing the third gear synchro, new clutch and addressing some minor issues. Mainly relieved that at least as of writing… no broken head studs have been reported! Other than that, I’m continuing to drive the 991 C2S deep into the winter season – it’s such a pleasure!