San Diego, USA @tonygt3rs @tonymcguinessgt3rs Model 997.2 GT3 RS Year 2011
Acquired February 2011 Model 991.1 GT3
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.