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George Eaton
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:41 am    Post subject: Just visiting from PCGB Reply with quote

Hello my name is George and I am just introducing myself as a convert from the rather slow PCGB forum. In fact, it was recommended I try 911uk.com by a fellow member. Currently driving a 993 Carrera Triptronic in Guards Red. Sadly, will be looking to let the car go come spring, as have an automatic Porsche 718 Boxster on order as a sort of belated retirement present.
 
  
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madalaa
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome George to the 993 forum ....... in fact welcome to 911uk in general ....... we are mostly a friendly bunch ...... well at least us "air-cooled" bearded bunch are ........ Wink

Guards Red eh ....... a nice colour for a 993 ...... I think we have at least two other GR cars on the forum ......... Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome

Hello George, I had a 993 up until last year (and now 997 as below), I'd be interested to know what drew you to a new Boxster?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to 911uk George.

Your car sounds great. We'd love to see some pictures.

I bet you've had more responses to your post already than you'd normally get in a week. Very Happy

ps. I hope 'Triptronic' was a typo.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello George

another PCGB member here, what region are you in?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to 911uk (which essentially incorporates 718uk, 981uk etc etc...)

You'll find there are more than a few of us who are devotees of both 911s and Boxsters.

I chose GR for the 981 as it is such a great classic Porsche colour and is one of the few they don't charge extra for Wink

As above, it is mandatory you post pics of your 993 or there'll be tutting and unrest in the ranks...
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George Eaton
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crikey! Yes, definitley more responses than in a week on PCGB forum. Many thanks for your kind greetings.

"Madalaa" - my first drive in a 911 was in 1986 and it was Guards Red, and ever since that has always been what a Porsche should be for me.

"GT4" - Your car looks very nice, in fact it looks a lot like a 993 from that angle. As regards the choice of Boxster, I have had my 993 for 15 years now and it does seem to have become less use friendly as the years have passed, although the Boxster, if anything, will be lower still. I just fancied a change, and if I was to be completely honest, this will probably be my last sports car, certainly if I keep it another 15 years.

"T8" - My apologies, should I have written Triptronic S? And there was me thinking the PCGB crowd were sticklers! Here is a photograph from last September (I don't really use the old girl once the weather sets in)

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"Zeb" - South West (Wareham) - which region are you affiliated with?
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome George Thumb

Guards red and tiptronic S what more could you ask for.... Cab too Laughing I suppose I am biased.

I too felt Guards Red was the colour for me, my first 911(964 C4 Targa) was GR, looks great on the 911.

ATB Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

George Eaton wrote:


"T8" - My apologies, should I have written Triptronic S? And there was me thinking the PCGB crowd were sticklers! Here is a photograph from last September (I don't really use the old girl once the weather sets in)



We can let you off the missing 'S' but the erroneous extra 'r' is a definite no-no.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome mate. This is fab forum. It's a bit quiet from the 993 bunch at the mo due to hibernation. No doubt it will all hot up again in a month or two!

Oh and post some pics!! Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi George
Another PCGB member with 2 GR cars Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to add ........ I'm another Guards Red owner and PCGB (Kent) member.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome

Me too:






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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

George - I'm R18 Lancashire &Cumbria

Forget red Orange is the new black Cool Grin
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

George Eaton wrote:
I have had my 993 for 15 years now


Oh boy, are you going to miss it . . have you thought this through???

Dont know

George, welcome from a PCGB member in South Wales (R14).
My third 911 was a GR SC back in 1980, I loved it and the colour.
Pictures please . . .

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PS If you still have the 993 at the end of April, how about a swansong last tour with 15 or so other like minded people in the glorious roads of North Wales over a long weekend.
We have one space available due to a cancellation.
Time of your life . . .

PM me for details!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zeb wrote:
George - I'm R18 Lancashire &Cumbria


I'm also R18...this forum's obviously miles better than pcgb equivalent, but i'd not be without either - pcgb saves me the membership fee on the insurance renewal only, then there's the opc parts discount and access to the track days which are very well organised and a chance to blast the 993....next up anglesey on the 20th may..
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok George, you will need to actually upload your photos!

When you reply to a post (or start a new thread), there is an "Add an attachment" section below the main reply/text box.

Actually, it is literally the same section as the submit button!

Click "Choose File" and then navigate to your pictures folder as you would normally on PC and select the required photo.

If you click here:

http://www.911uk.com/attach_rules.php?f=9

You can see the sizes and type requirements.

The main issue will be file size (<1MB)

As long as you can resize you photos (using your PC photo programs or Microsoft Paint), then it will store your photos on the 911uk server an add to the bottom of your posts.
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Phil 997
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome George, Us water cooled guys don't have beards or wear sandals with socks but we are still a friendly bunch over on the 997 and 996 pages. Thumb Grin
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always had a soft spot for guards red. My old 3.2

Sold 6yrs ago for £10k Sad

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Smile

Hell of a big change of cars there ..


Hopefully we wont speak very often ..

I do my best here to fix problems so i expect with a 718 i wont be needed Very Happy
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