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tyinsky
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:45 pm    Post subject: Tennessee in the 993. The end of the most amazing road trip. Reply with quote













It's done. And what an incredible way to end it up in the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee, Georgia and the Carolinas, home of the Tail of the Dragon and so many great roads.

The 993 has been a fabulous companion across 20 States as we covered around 8,000 miles east, north, south and west. One mechanical problem that never even managed to halt our progress and an ineffective air con were our only gripes.

An experience I will never forget and something will I remember fondly in my final days as some of the best money spent.

Some of the things we have seen have been out of this world. I'd find it impossible to name a favourite place or moment. Hitting speeds I never thought my car would see en route to the Badlands, drinking at a bar Einstein sat at in a place I'd only ever heard mentioned on an Eagles track, driving the Sitgreaves Pass on Route 66, the Palms to Pines, seeing Salvation Mountain... that lot was only from the first half.

I said at start it would be a once in a lifetime event. Maybe it will, maybe it won't? I'm pretty sure given a half chance I'd take it.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bow

Deffo the highlight of the forum this year.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks for sharing the experience Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex, Endoman, thank you. thumbsup
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Words cannot describe. Thank you again for sharing worship .
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:40 pm    Post subject: road trip Reply with quote

Fantastic! What a wonderful trip. I have really enjoyed following the trip of half a lifetime Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex wrote:
Bow

Deffo the highlight of the forum this year.


Yep, no contest.
Superbly documented journey, enjoyed by many.

thumbsup Thank you Tynsky.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Totally the stuff dreams are made of, taking your own motor to the States, I could never ever sell my car if I was able to do that. It would be the ultimate souvenir.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thumb But what are they feeding those bikers Surprised
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, almost an emotional end to the blog, what a dream, life is too short not to do these things, I am massively envious of the experience, thanks so much for sharing! I almost wish there was a YouTube video to follow this up, I don't want it to end!
You've got to bring the car to the Fairmile meet, complete with bugs!! (Just down the A3)

worship worship worship worship worship worship
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Epic, just epic. Thanks for sharing, it has inspired me to do a Euro trip next year for my 50th. Best get planning Smile
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1994 Porsche 993 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

really enjoyable read.
did you have any problems with authorities on the road, not recognising the plates?
Also, would be interested to know eventually what was up with your aircon, I'm off round france in two weeks, and am hoping it will keep me cool! freshly re-gassed.
 
  
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