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Where you're from, what got you into cars and how it came about for you.
I'm an entrepreneur, a risk taker and a gear head. Currently "home base" is Portland, Oregon but since I spend so much time on the road the entire Pacific Northwest feels like home. Cars have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. It started pretty young for me, every time my mom would take me grocery shopping, before we would get started we would stop by the hot wheels section and I would get pick out a new car…this kept me occupied long enough to make the grocery trip a little easier on her. Needless to say I had quite the collection of hot wheels and matchbox cars. Fast forward just a bit and thats where my love of Porsche begins. The dad of a friend of mine was a local farmer, a successful one, and apparently one with good taste as well. Tucked into the corner of one of his warehouses was some long and sleek looking under a car cover. I didn't know exactly what it was but I knew it looked fast even draped under a cover. One day my friends mom decided to take us to the local amusement park and the car we were taking was a Porsche 928, that was the car under the cover. I road in the backseat and I can remember feeling like I was riding in a rocket. That's how it all began for me. 8 or so years later I got my first 911 experience. Another friends dad had a black 964 RUF turbo, after that first ride I knew someday I would own a 911. I've been fortunate to have a half dozen Porsche's in my life, currently I daily drive an '04 996 C4S (usually with a roof top tent)
What cars are currently in your garage?
Oldest to Newest
1964 Chevy Corvair Sypder
1988 BMW Dinan e28 M5
2 1991 Range Rover Classic's
1997 Porsche Boxster
2004 Porsche C4S
What is your dream car?
A 1988 Porsche 959 S
What is your go-to mod?
A roof rack followed by some simple "bolt-on" upgrades like intake, suspension or exhaust.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Fast, 1am drives through a curvy, tree lined canyon road into the city, across of few of our bridges then back home.
What is your advice for any young car enthusiasts?
Buy a car you can work on and learn why things do what they do. You'll feel more connected to your car and odds are you'll appreciate it even more.