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    Memories of The Official Porsche Forum

    At the end of 1937 I was a member of The Official Porsche Forum. It was shortly after the release of their low-cost line of cars, the Volkswagen (commonly referred to as the "VW line").

    I drove the Volkswagen of course, but both the company and "mature" Porsche drivers were so fond of the VWs, that the Forum wasn't divided and all the drivers were hanging out together happily as equals.

    The moderator staff did all kinds of fun things for us. For example, there was the "Forum rear view mirror", designed by the community and made exclusively for it. In the end, it didn't really have "Forum" written on it (not even "Porsche"), because we were afraid that if we'd ever get to take some chick for a ride, we would have to explain to her, that we're just a bunch of nerds, hanging out on the internet, talking about cars. And we really wanted to conceal that even though we were patting each other's back about how great and extraordinarily friendly our community was. I never got one, but it was a really nice custom rear view mirror nonetheless.

    Then there was the "Forum car". It had to be top notch Porsche, so it was out of the table for all of us Volkswagen drivers, but we didn't care and just watched the bigger drivers trying to settle on the car's specifics (of course from time to time, there were some VW drivers that would call the others "rich elitist snobs" but you can't really call a Porsche driver "snob", or can you?). Despite all the expectations, they DID settle on those specifics and created a list for 25 (and no more) serious purchasers. Eventually, even more came, but the number of 25 was firm and everything you could do was to be put on the waiting list and hope someone of the original 25 would change his mind.

    Some were outraged, some were offended by that outrage, some hate mail was exchanged…

    …and then the World War II kicked in and I was disconnected from the internet. I still have the the playing card, hand signed by Ferdinand Porsche himself, and when I feel down, I look at it and remember those happy days when we weren't fighting each other.
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    Although Porsche didn't run out of fun little projects during the war years; here's the 1943 Porsche model...

    I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken...

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    You know what Porsche needs to make? One of these!



    I mean think about it.... wait. what forum am I on? Whatever... at least I'm consistent.

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    Well told.
    I remember it well and still cannot understand what it is that lets some people destroy a beautiful moment.

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    Ahhhhh...

    I remember those days.

    Back then it was easier for Sergio to win the argument on blue vs other colour Porsche's and VW's. No matter how much I tried to show him how cool this new blue car was it always looked black and white. great days for those that liked black white or grey guitars but not for those who wanted a bit of colour.

    Still, it's now the 21st century, so...



    They agreed with me afterall!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikegarveyblues View Post

    They agreed with me afterall!
    Ugh, if there is anything worse than a blue guitar.....

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    BTW- The Porsche rear view mirror is still in the works, I just need the engineers at PRS to program the laser cutter, but they've been busy working on other projects. As soon as some time frees up, we will have a forum truss rod cover, I mean rear view mirror.

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    Ah, isn't peace a wonderful thing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by docbennett View Post
    Oh the irony.....the one who started the fire is now posting videos of "Give peace a chance"... :facepalm:
    "He's kind of like a bear at a campsite...you think he's cute and kind of want to hug him, but in the end you know he's dangerous and is going to stomp on your tent and eat all your food..." - martysnarf

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    A quick reminder to everyone... derogatory statements about race, creed, color, or sexual orientation will not be tolerated.
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    A side not for those wondering: deleted posts (which shall remain deleted) can be seen by the moderators.
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    Now, now chaps!

    I've found something that unites us all. We are all officially sexy beasts!

    Yes, that's right. We are MORE attractive to the ladies than your sporty types. All you gotta do is carry a guitar!

    So, rejoice in your sexiness whilst I create a new thread!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! © View Post
    A quick reminder to everyone... derogatory statements about race, creed, color, or sexual orientation will not be tolerated.
    How about derogatory statements about douche-baggery in general?
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    Quote Originally Posted by iahawk36 View Post
    How about derogatory statements about douche-baggery in general?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyMoonsRJT View Post
    unfortuntely I am fairly confident this comment will be missed by those it is intended for.


    Not necessarily.
    I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken...

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    I am willing to beg, at this point, for some peace.

    Please, gentlemen... please put down the battlements.
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    .... "the man" made be work today - that is going to meetings - rather than fun stuff aka "real work" and check in on you guys on my coffee breaks... so I guess I missed the what ever drama there was...

    THANK GOODNESS.

    Peace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird View Post
    Oh, what I would give, to ride a fat hog down the street while drinking a cold beer.
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