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peterzoom
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:10 pm    Post subject: Porsche Museum visit last week Reply with quote

I enjoyed myself very much and spent a leisurely 3 hours before heading back downstairs for a coffee and the obligatory visit to the shop.
While I was drinking my coffee a family entered the building (Mum/Dad/3 teen children) and bought their tickets and picked up the audio tour headsets before heading upstairs.
Literally 5 minutes later they appeared back downstairs and headed to the shop. I was done with my refreshment and headed into the retail heaven myself.
To my utter amazement I witnessed a shopping spree that really did look like some kind of 'supermarket sweep" gameshow. They almost cleared the shelves Surprised
In fact, despite even buying a number of bags and cases which were used to load their purchases into they had the staff rushing about looking for more carrier bags.
When I met up with my wife later on at the Christmas market in Stuttgart, she was berating me about the book and mug I had bought on the grounds that I already had more than enough "Porsche stuff". Really?? how is that possible in the light of the Olympic shopping I had witnessed, so unfair Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Floor

I'm guessing wife is a Porsche maniac and husband is more in to Stuttgart christmas market.... Grin
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Were they Russians ....... prices are not that cheap in the Stuttgart Museum shop ....... Question
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Museum was just ok but I really enjoyed the factory tour.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kas750 wrote:
Museum was just ok but I really enjoyed the factory tour.


On my bucket list. Only heard good things about it Scratch Chin
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that they were Russian but largely they chatted in American English with an Eastern European flavour, so hard to pin their nationality down.

I was genuinely amazed that the big draw was the shop and not the museum and displays, so much of the merchandise is available through OPC's anyway
eh!

I really enjoyed my time at the museum mainly through the motorsport warhorses on display but I can see that if you are not generally wowed by static displays it might be a brisk 90 minute walk round. I loved being up close to so many racing legends.

One really odd description of Derek Bell did jar with me though where the text described him as "not the fastest but a safe pair of hands" Dont know Dont know Talk about being dammed by faint praise! He really deserves much, much better than that from Porsche.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peter this is for you Grin Grin Grin
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's funny but to be fair I started badly!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Floor Floor Floor Floor thats funny as well Thumb Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy those are funny Grin

but how about later in marriage:

Wife- hey honey today is our anniversary, have you got surprise for me? Yes my love just take a look thru the window, do you see that brand new black Porsche 911 parked opposite your car?

Wife- YES it is beautiful I love that deep black.

Husband- I'm so glad you like it as I have bought you pantyhose in the same colour.
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