Wednesday, August 28, 2013

THE Porsche

I've had opportunity offered to me that most car guys would die for. In my case a few times I nearly did die, and in this specific story, I broke my nose. Hard. What you're about to read is a true story, or what I remember...

I was 14 years old, it was early August and I really didn't like the thought of going off to high school. I guess I hated the idea of not being challenged mentally all day, whilst being surrounded by a bunch of pretentious kids from created suburbs with no real prestige. But my escape from life was learning the car business from a guy who could get and do anything, for the sake of privacy I'll call him Rick. I'll introduce you to him at another time. 

Me and Rick travelled to Atlanta a lot, it was extremely easy to move luxury and exotic cars there at the time and it was a stones throw from Charlotte. On this particular occasion, we went to go pick up a car while we were there. Not just any car, but a 996 Porsche 911 Turbo with the X51 Power Kit. I'm talking full douchebag spec, with chromed Turbo wheels. I was in love at first sight. Rick found out the hard way - quite a few times - that I was damn good behind the wheel of anything with an engine; even though I still didn't have a drivers license. To make a long story short, I drove the car back home. Like a bat out of hell. Or Richard Pryor when he lit himself on fire. That's better. Anyway, on the way up 75 I decided to push the car a bit, as I crept up around 120mph in the left lane a shitty green Kia Pulled in front of me at 65mph. I used the brakes. But I didn't have enough time. I clipped the left rear corner of the Kia and went straight into the guard rail. There was a cloud of dust that surrounded us as we exited the car. Rick took the rap for the accident, by claiming he was driving. The car was ruined, the dashboard was six inches further back then when I picked it up. This is where I'm gonna end the story because the rest is uninteresting, (other than the fact I split my nose open)  but don't worry there's more where this came from, stuff more extreme than this ever was. A lot more about "Rick" and all our adventures and friends. 

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