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    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA

    joe,

     

    the Pirellis are a great tyre, but its not really mud here - except the puddles along the world's narrowest and slowest Nordschlieffe....  i can go down the drive way here the whole way without catching any dirt on the valence if i ride on the high center and stay alert... but the tyres and wheel wells are muddy.  Shockin'  to quote RC Smiley

    i don't recommend an RS for mud with the cowcatcher snow plow valence in front, and such low clearance.  Better cars are 993 and 996 and later turbos -  i lived on 10 miles of dirt in Sonoita AZ in 2004, where the top 1 1/2 " turned to mud on all the roads when it rained and point and squirt was really fun, and the dealer would remove 2 inches plus of dried mud  from my wheel wells every service....  but this is not something you guys would find unusual in my lifeSmiley


    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA

    For those of you who know about fractals -  nature's basic geometry -  note the smaller crescent coves [there's 8 but hard to see them all in the pic] delineated by the rock heads in the sea off the beaches, which make up the sum total of this larger crescent bay.... classic fractal geometry as described by the mathmetician Benoit Mandelbrot.kiss  Click through to see better

     

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    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA

    same gig, morning light

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    'Twas a lovely day at our private beach today, if you could hold your beer and not lose your page....

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    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA

    its blowing 50-60 knots, no electric power for 18 hours last night all across the Northland, warm fire kept it cozy; and it's lovely that even weather like this, I'm still comfie in shorts, a key criteriaSmiley

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    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA

    Shots to 65 knots, very glad not to be at sea,  these pix are the same beach that was sunny, wide and benign a few days ago....

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    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA

    epic


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    Off enjoying my car...

    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA

    Great stuff!


    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA

    Great life...thanks so much for sharing wink


    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA

    Lovely! kiss The sea. Miss it. surprise

    Keep 'em coming Watt! wink


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    2014 991 Carrera 4S | Dark Blue Metallic | PDK | S-PASM (-20mm) | PSE

    2010 Audi S5 cabrio | Ibis White


    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA

    Livin' large at the N.Whananaki Library, all you need to keep you in books!!!

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    This 07 RS is a great car, much more fun than the 991 s cab, which has a great stereo and a convenient roof, but not much else.  The RS feels very light altho' not much lighter than the 991 s, its very tossable and just leaps up and goes when you drill it.  A highly fun car and an actual Porsche, which makes me miss them, not the 991 s - they're heavy and modern.  One look at the size of a turbo S, you think youre looking at a MB, its so big, so beyond 911 dimensions...


    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA

    Sun's back and it's just gorgeous 16 C

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    What a great era for Porsche, I love it !kiss

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    Little girls like the RS too -  we were up in Russell, piddling dead slow due to pedestrians, down the beach front as a family came along and the little 4 year old redheadess made a megaphone of her little fingers and said [in a heavy NZ accent]: " You've got a tiny, lit-tle, race car!!!"

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    ^ LOL 


    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA

    Beautiful scenery and very unusual parking space for the RS, but so nice to see that !


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     997.2 C2S, PDK, -20mm


    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA

    We went down to the Big Smoke [volcanic smoke:)] for the Thursday night Porsche drinkin' at Milford Cruising Club, saw the guyswinkwinkwink, talked the sports carskisswink

    Here's Rangitoto Volcano [an island off Takapuna and Milford Coast, northside of AKL.

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    Rangitoto from the ANZ Tower

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    The Pres. of the P Club, has 12 P cars, including this RSR Replica.  11" rear Fuchs.

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    Here's the exhaust pipes on the RSRangel, actually vent pipes inside the basalt flows on the Milford coast walk just, north of AKL.  Natural pipes in frozen basalt flows. 

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    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA

    all the rain led to more rainbows

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    as well as SH 1, the main highway sliding closed [just like Malibu!!!kiss]North of us and finally opening so we could roll for Cape Reinga.


    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA

    The 1 North from Whananaki is the ultimate 245 km Porsche Road, all the way to the end of NZ, Cape Reinga!!!!  I don't think I've seen such a stretch since Switzerland: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, very rare 5th which is not really needed as the gears are so tall, why leave 4th, mountains, valleys.  So much fun!!!!!  These three slides show the straightest bits we've seen on this run.

     

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    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA

    most of the Cape is a giant sheep station [ranch], just drill it and go!

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    Tip-toeing by A modern Sheepherder on his horse -  his dog is there but hard to see,

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    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA

    The Top of New Zealand - Cape Reinga Lighthouse -  Tasman Sea  [west/left] meets Pacific Ocean [east/right] with some of the most violent weather on earth.  In a one hour and 1/2 walk in 60 knot rain, the wind drove the rain right though my coat, through my vest and soaked my shirt.  Nasty fun.

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    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA

    Cape Maria Von Diemann, just SW of Reinga, a plethora of shipwrecks up and down this coast on the shoals, in a moment of Sun.

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    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA

    Beautiful! kiss

    I just booked the flights to New Zealand. Coming over in November. Can't wait! Your photos are a great inspiration wink


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    2014 991 Carrera 4S | Dark Blue Metallic | PDK | S-PASM (-20mm) | PSE

    2010 Audi S5 cabrio | Ibis White


    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA

    bluelines:

    Beautiful! kiss

    I just booked the flights to New Zealand. Coming over in November. Can't wait! Your photos are a great inspiration wink

    Spring time will be nice!!!!SmileySmiley

    Whilst we threw for Topsy on Taipa Bay Beach, in Doubtless Bay

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    Sky was wading on Colony Beach in Malibu with Jenn

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    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA

    Two gold pots, then ?


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     997.2 C2S, PDK, -20mm


    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA

    When I see your photos it makes me think, "who needs California when you can have THAT?"


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    If I don't fly, I drive my .:RS 


     
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