John Cary – Cayman

It all began when I was a child, as it does for many of us. My introduction into the car world began rather abruptly with a gift of an antique car. During my few years of ownership, I began to cherish and understand form and function worked together. However, as I grew older, I began…

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Ray’s 944 Turbo

My first Porsche was purchased in April 1991, but this 30-year story really begins in 1986. Ronald Reagan was President, Dire Straits’ Money for Nothing was a chart topper, and the KC Royals, having won the ’85 World Series, were looking good again as they headed into summer. Little did I know that the seed…

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Project 911T

And so it begins! I knew a business owner from some mutual clients and we got to know each other on a gent’s golf trip to South Lake Tahoe. Over wine, he mentioned a ’69 911 coupe he was finishing and a green 1970 911T Targa that was stripped. I just put that in the…

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The Painted Porsche

On a morning in mid-November 2019, my wife and I went into the garage, about to head to work. We were met with a tragic sight.  Our 2000 Boxster was covered in deck stain.  A gallon can of stain had fallen off a high shelf and burst open, showering the whole car with stain.  It…

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My First Driver’s Education

By Emma Vossler The tires were howling as the car exited the corner. I was back on the gas and then slamming on the brakes before turning again as my instructor laughed over my headset. “You like those corners, don’t you?” I couldn’t help the smirk that appeared beneath my helmet. The week before had…

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PORSCHE’S RENAISSANCE MAN

Mechanic, physician, auto restorer, Porsche and BMW race car driver, bicycle road racer, collector and builder.  Most of us would be pleased to have just have one of these achievements on our life’s’ resume.  However, one man can lay claim to all of the above. Bill Hartong, a KCRPCA club member has, in his unassuming…

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