Tony Mcgui­ness

Total 911 - - Living The Legend – 911 Owner Reports -

San Diego, USA @tonygt3rs @tonym­cgui­ness­gt3rs Model 997.2 GT3 RS Year 2011

Ac­quired Fe­bru­ary 2011 Model 991.1 GT3

Year 2015

Ac­quired De­cem­ber 2014

Au­gust in San Diego can be very hot. One of the ways to stay cool is to get the 911s out! Stay­ing cool can in­clude drives along the Pa­cific Coast High­way, but also en­joy­ing drives in­land through the hills and canyons of the East County.

Re­cently three of us Porsche own­ers took a fan­tas­tic drive to the Pala Mesa Golf Re­sort in the town of Fall­brook in north-east San Diego County. A Cay­man GT4, a 991.2 GT3 along with my 991.1

GT3 headed out to­gether for the spir­ited one-hour-30-minute jour­ney over some beau­ti­ful tar­mac.

We headed through the back­roads and the hills of San Diego to meet up at a cars and cof­fee be­ing hosted by Cal­i­for­nia Porsche Restora­tions, also based in Fall­brook.

CPR is an amaz­ing Porsche restora­tion com­pany, and I rec­om­mend you check out their site and see their amaz­ing builds. The route we took to Pala Mesa al­lowed us to avoid the free­ways, which was re­ally nice. I try to keep my GT3 cars off the free­ways be­cause I’ve seen many ob­jects and haz­ards fall off the back of trucks and lit­ter the road here. Be­sides, in my opin­ion at least, there is noth­ing fun about driv­ing a 911 on a free­way.

It was a great day with some in­cred­i­ble 911s on dis­play, in­clud­ing the rare 997 GT3 RS 4.0 in white. I love the GT3 RS 4.0. Ev­ery­thing about that car is per­fect! As reg­u­lar To­tal 911 read­ers will re­call, I wrote a de­tailed piece on the RS 4.0 ear­lier this year in the Fe­bru­ary 2018 is­sue (is­sue 162), ti­tled Rare 997s. The 4.0 is in­cred­i­bly spe­cial, and be­cause I have a 3.8 RS I feel a close con­nec­tion to it.

This was a dif­fer­ent cars and cof­fee to our usual Ran­cho Santa Fe event on a Sat­ur­day, so it al­lowed us to meet some other 911 en­thu­si­asts we wouldn’t have nor­mally met. It is al­ways in­vig­o­rat­ing to hear the pas­sion of 911 own­ers talk­ing about their Ne­unelfer.

I was par­tic­u­larly im­pressed with the team at Cal­i­for­nia Porsche Restora­tions (CPR) and the 911 projects they are work­ing on. They have in­vited me to come by and take a tour of their fa­cil­ity and get close-up to th­ese cars. Stay tuned, as I am sure this will be an in­cred­i­ble visit.

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