THE FULL MONTE
WORKS-BUILT MONTE CARLO 911 DISCOVERED
Well, that’s it for the year…or so you would believe if you read so many of the posts on social media. Tales of ‘I’ve tucked my car away for winter’, accompanied by photos of people’s pride and joy nestling inside a heated garage, wrapped in a bespoke, monogrammed car cover, abound. But why?
I’ll admit to being somebody who’s never been precious about his cars, preferring to drive them whatever the conditions, changing them fairly regularly so I can experience life with a different model – my Porsche tastes have proved eclectic, ranging from my first, a 914/6, to my current ride, a modern Cayman. I’ve loved them all, enjoyed driving them all, and then looked forward to the next challenge.
But I could never wrap them up and tuck them away. I know salt is regarded as the killer, and I can understand that, but throughout our winters there are many occasions when the sun is shining, the skies are blue and I ache to get out behind the wheel. Hitting some favourite roads (like those on Dartmoor, above) and then straight down to the jet-wash to clean off any traces of salt is more fun than checking that mice haven’t eaten the car cover out in the garage. Remember: a Porsche is for life – not just a few months of the year…
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