Ray Ho – 03/24/2018

Recognize the place in the picture above?  It is marginally acceptable if you don’t know the Petersen Automotive Museum in the Miracle Mile neighborhood of Los Angeles.  But if you spend any time on earth, you should have no trouble identifying the following picture is a Porsche 911.  Ask anyone to draw a sports car, most would draw a Porsche 911.   And arguably the most iconic is the 991 (930) Turbo.

Porsche 911 Turbo

I recently attended a car talk at the Petersen Automotive Museum.  The museum routinely holds talks on many interesting automotive topics.  The talks are free and usually include limited access of the exhibit.  However, if you want to park inside the museum, it will cost about $12.  Since the talks are usually held in the evening, you should have no problem finding meter parking in the surrounding streets.

The car talk I attended is called the Porsche Effect which is the name for the current Porsche exhibit.  The talk is about all things Porsche with emphasizes on the Porsche cars on display.  The Porsche Effect runs until January 27, 2019 so you have plenty of time to attend.

Membership has its privileges – Porsche offer 59 of these exclusive (60th Anniversary) GTS Club Coupe  to Porsche Club members through a lottery system, while one lucky member gets one for free.

Thankfully this “thing” didn’t make it to production.   It would no doubt made us forgive Porsche for bringing us the 1st generation Panamera.

If junior wants a matching 911 turbo, he will need to learn to navigate the clutch and the stick shift.

The Porsche Effect talk was very informative, and I thoroughly enjoyed it, despite that it was held in a room full of Ferraris.