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Old 10-19-2011, 12:41 PM
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Default Midnight Run

I decided to pick up a Porsche Cayman S about a year ago. I needed some time to research exactly what I wanted and to watch the market to make sure I didn't pay too much. Last thursday, I boarded a plane @ 7:30am, had a layover and finally arrived in NY around 12:30pm. (Incidentally, if you book a last minute, one-way flight to NY and bring no luggage, you will incur all sorts of searches and extra security measures. ) The salesman was nice enough to pick me up at the airport and give me a ride over to the Porsche dealership in Edison NJ. It was a wet, nasty day but, we went around to the garage and found this:

I took the car out for a test drive and decided I had to own it. We did some paper work and by 3:00pm I was ready to begin driving my new baby back to Charlotte. I came to the conclusion I-81 to I-77 would be a much more fun drive than I-95 to I-85 and set off in that direction.

The weather was pretty gloomy. Light rain, lots of muck, and the occassional heavy down pour. Through it all, the cayman performed flawlessly. Loads of power and never even a hint of the back end getting loose on those wet roads. Everything was going reasonably well (if you didn't mind the rain) until I got up in the mountains of Virginia. The road got curvy (great!). The speed limit remained 70mph (terrific!). But the fog! I've never seen fog this thick. I honestly believe I could've openned my window and taken a bite out of it! I was forced to slow down.

I lost a little time but as I dropped altitude, the weather started to break up a little bit. I occasionally saw stars but more often had just a light drizzle. It was time to gun it for home. I pulled into a gas station about a mile from my house at 12:30am where I caused my first accident with my new Porsche. I was pumping gas as a slow moving car drove past not looking where he was going only staring at my car. At the same time, a young guy was walking towards the door of the circle K, also staring at my car. Predictably, the guy walked right into the other guys car and ended up on the hood. As no one was actually hurt, I had to turn my head and just laugh. Overall, not a bad trip. 630 miles in 9.5 hours through rain, fog, and only 4 stops. I cleaned her up and was able to take some pics before the rains came...

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