Warwickshire, UK @kylefortune205 @Kyle_fortune
Model 993 Carrera 2 Year 1994
Acquired December 2014
Another month immersed in the world of Porsche, but now I can speak about some things I’ve been up to. You’ll have read my first details on the 992 in last month’s issue, having to sit on those since I undertook the trip in July, that making the summer feel longer than it was. Winter’s here now, though I’ve still been busy with work, as well as driving the 993 a fair bit.
Lots of fairly ordinary miles if I’m being honest, the 993 regularly pressed into service as a daily driver – which I think is a good thing as it gets heat cycles and oil right through the engine and ensures the seals do the job they’re designed for. Use your cars, people, they’re all the better for it.
It’s good to see I’m not alone in thinking that, as late October saw me get the Carrera out to visit the opening of Caffeine & Machine, a new coffee/ bar destination in Warwickshire catering for every motoring persuasion and perversion. The owner, Phil, counts a 993 RS and 912 among his daily drivers, so if you’re in the area, pop by, or if not make it a destination as there are some sensational driving roads in the area. You’ll find details at caffeineandmachine.com and something interesting in the car park, I guarantee it.
At the opening the 993 was in good company, with all manner of Porsche mixing with every other type of car and bike imaginable – all out despite the wet weather. As much as I love a Porsche – and a 911 in particular – I’m a faithful devotee at the broad church of the motoring world, the Karmann Ghia I parked beside reminding me where my love of Porsche blossomed – though the VW scene and magazines of it.
All that has got me wondering whether I should perhaps move the
993 on to make way for some other metal. I’m currently 50/50, but with a new baby incoming (as in a small child, rather than a new car) the 993 will likely end up sitting in the garage unused for lengthy periods of time, and it deserves to be driven regularly. Watch this space…