Warwickshire, UK @kylefortune205 @Kyle_fortune
Model 993 carrera 2 Year 1994
Acquired December 2014
A month? It’s been that long since
I’ve opened the garage door, which is terrible, but so too has been the weather, with snow still falling at times here in the UK, and little opportunity to go out in the 993. Not that I’ve not been immersed in all things 911, just not with my own one.
The snow wasn’t enough to stop me enjoying a 996 GT2 borrowed from Paragon for a feature drive on these very pages. We were lucky with the weather, Paragon’s HQ seemingly situated in an oasis of sunshine while the rest of the country was bracing itself for the return of winter.
A flurry of the white stuff did make things a bit interesting, as, famously, the GT2 comes unadorned with such nannying equipment like traction control and suchlike. In all honesty I loved it for that. Elsewhere these past few weeks I’ve been off to see the new GT3 RS in Geneva – where I also drooled over the RUF SCR – and chatted to Porsche CEO Oliver Blume for a feature, too.
Not long after I got to see the RS with Weissach Pack fitted at the New York Show (I’m not convinced it looks good if I’m honest) and spotted one committed GT3 driver (Nomigt3 on Instagram) doing the daily commute in the New York traffic. It seems there are plenty of you out there more committed to the cause of using your 911s more regularly, and it’s great to see more out on the roads despite the rise in values.
With that in mind the Carrera will be out in the next few days. It’s off for a service soon and heading back up to my homeland of Scotland next month for a proper drive, too. There will be no more excuses here, and I’m sure after getting it out of the garage I’ll, as ever, not really want to put it away again. Until next month, keep enjoying your cars.