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    Carrera Sunrise

    I just drove the Blue Zoomer from Saint Petersburg to Dallas and back. I took this shot just before sunrise on my way out of Florida.



    I kept to the US and State highways as much as possible. At 11 months and nearly 9,000 miles the X51 C2S is driving stronger than ever. Unfortunately, passing through Mibile, AL on the way home, a 2"x4" flew off a lumber truck and took out my right outside mirror. So she's going into the shop tomorrow for a new mirror and her one year service.

    After almost one year I have absolutely no complaints with this car. Nothing, turbo or no, can tempt me away from this machine.

    I made it back from Dallas (1,160 miles) in one day. The car just seems to really like 3,400 RPM.

    And, btw, if you ever get a chance to drive US 45 in eastern Mississippi, do it. This deserted four lane highway through the middle of nowhere is clearly a major piece of pork barrel spending. I like to call it "Pork for my Porsche."

    Cheers,

    Josh

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    Beautiful pic, thanx!

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    Very nice picture , I live in my Miami and I am planning a trip up the panhandle and into Alabama before the years end. I can't wait!

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    krown05 said:
    Very nice picture , I live in my Miami and I am planning a trip up the panhandle and into Alabama before the years end. I can't wait!



    Thank you.

    May I humbly suggest the US 98 to SR 267 to SR 20 to US 331 to I-10 route.

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    Nice pic and GREAT NAME (Carrera Sunrise) for a new drink??
    What would be in it folks?

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    Dasein said:
    Nice pic and GREAT NAME (Carrera Sunrise) for a new drink??
    What would be in it folks?



    LOL....hmmmm, how about clear Bacardi, Stoli vodka and a splash of OJ? Or is that already a drink?

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    AeroSmith said:
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    krown05 said:
    Very nice picture , I live in my Miami and I am planning a trip up the panhandle and into Alabama before the years end. I can't wait!



    Thank you.

    May I humbly suggest the US 98 to SR 267 to SR 20 to US 331 to I-10 route.



    Thanks for the suggestion, I will definitely keep the route in mind. It will be my first drive up to Alabama. If I go, it will be for the Porsche Driving Experience

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    krown05 said:
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    AeroSmith said:
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    krown05 said:
    Very nice picture , I live in my Miami and I am planning a trip up the panhandle and into Alabama before the years end. I can't wait!



    Thank you.

    May I humbly suggest the US 98 to SR 267 to SR 20 to US 331 to I-10 route.



    Thanks for the suggestion, I will definitely keep the route in mind. It will be my first drive up to Alabama. If I go, it will be for the Porsche Driving Experience



    Nice! The you need to hit SR 25 in Alabama southeast of Birmingham. It is super twisty through the mountains with at least one wicked hairpin. The Cayman release took place on this highway (in addition to Barber). There was also a nice B&B down there that I stayed at for my third PDE...but its name escapes me at the moment.

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    thanks!

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    AeroSmith said:
    Unfortunately, passing through Mibile, AL on the way home, a 2"x4" flew off a lumber truck and took out my right outside mirror.



    Wow glad it only took out your mirror. I bet the truck didn't even stop

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    Love the pics. Man that had to be one nice ride. You did over 1100 miles in one day. That is some serious time behind the wheel.

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    bstew said:
    Love the pics. Man that had to be one nice ride. You did over 1100 miles in one day. That is some serious time behind the wheel.



    Thank you!

    I think it takes a certain degree of physical fitness to be able to drive that many miles in one day. I think that it helps that I run daily and generally try to take care of myself. Then, when I call on it, my body can give me a marathon day once in a while. It was a wonderful drive really. Very low stress and virtually no traffic on most of the US Hwys. And the Carrera S is just an absolute joy on the open road.

    BTW, the driver did stop and cooperated with the police report. He was a real nice guy. So I honestly would feel bad going after him for any money. I'll just eat the expense and let bygons be bygons. I'd hate to get anybody fired.

     
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