Right, so - I don't have the Boxster any more. But I am still involved in the planning and organization of Boxstoberfest.
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Well, it's September, and that means another Boxstoberfest has happened. And what a happening it was! 62 Boxsters lined up at the Fredericksburg airport Saturday morning. It was a pretty awesome sight.
This year I was happy to be able to help out with the event website, as well as directing traffic at the airport. It was fun to see the participants' faces as they rounded the corner onto the tarmac and got their first site of all the cars and planes lined up. I could tell most of what I was saying was lost on some as they took it all in.
I know that a lot of planning went into making this weekend as seamless as it was, and lots of thanks are owed to Bob and the others on the organizing committee. I also want to say thank you to Sarah. In her current state she was a real trooper. 14 hours in a car over 3 days could not have been easy on her, or the baby. To her credit we only had to make 1 emergency pit stop during the drive on Saturday.
Sarah also took most of the pictures in the album this year, and I think she got some great shots. After her impromptu photography lesson at dinner Saturday night, I'm looking forward to lots more pictures in the future.
This past weekend we attended Boxstoberfest, a day of driving in the scenic Texas hill country. We weren't able to get out of Fort Worth until about 6pm on Friday, so we missed the traditional gathering at Auslander that evening. But we met up with the rest of the group on Saturday morning.
We had a blast and I've posted some pictures. We were sad to see a few fellow silver Boxsters sidelined, but no one was hurt and nothing was damaged that can't be put back to normal.
Much thanks to the organizers, Chris and Bill for putting on another great event. I'm not sure, but I think I may have inadvertently volunteered to be more involved next year. I'll just keep the weekend open in case.
It's a little late, but I've finally posted some pictures I took a the Parade Concours. Enjoy.
In October 2002 I purchased a 1999 Porsche Boxster. Up until about May of that year, the idea of owning a Porsche never really entered my mind. I was certain that admiring them from the road or parking lot was as close as I'd ever get. Then I decided to rent an "exotic" car for my wife's birthday.
I decided on the Boxster because it was a convertible and the price wasn't astronomical. The car was delivered to our house and we had a great time driving around feeling like rock stars. Out of curiosity, I looked up the retail value of the rental car and found out that it was way more affordable than I thought it would be.
I needed a new vehicle, as my 1993 Mazda 626 had experienced an unfortunate offroad incident that left it with some electrical gremlins. Looking around at dealerships and on Ebay I figured out how much car I could afford and the rest, as they say, is history.
The car is my "daily driver" and has been rock-solid since I took ownership. Through membership in the Porsche Club of America I've been able to participate in some fun driving events and we've met a lot of great people.