Showing posts with the label Porsche

Auction Picks - One Man’s Treasure Auction Company, Spring Hope, NC and the Spring Hope Classic Car Show

Back in mid-2021 I had heard about an auction in Spring Hope, NC called One Man’s Treasure Auction Company (aka OMT) from someone I met at one of the JMS Estate Sales. Cute young lady that sold vintage cloths; can’t remember her name but her young son I do recall was Roland, 3 or 4 years old, good looking kid. She inquired on some old T-Shirt I had on and wondered if I had any more to sell her. I sent her some pics of 5 or so, of which she only ended up taking the Rick Springfield concert T-Shirt. I ended up giving it to her for free via a porch-pickup and my only ask was to give me some ideas on some different ways to source some good inventory. She mentioned Stan and OMT and said they were good folks and I should check them out. For whatever reason, I never did follow up on that lead, at least not for 6 or so months later. Zabrina and I were driving back from a visit to Rummage Warehouse in Wilson, NC (a great place in its own right and Bill and team are awesome) on a Saturday night,

2016 Porsche 911 4S 80k Major Service DIY

 Well, now that I have time on my hands, I decided to take on the service work for the 2016 C4S. Dealer would be charging me between $2500 and $3000. Parts and misc needed tools came to about $550 and ended up taking me about 8 hours. I have a Quick Jack which I love and makes lofting the car a breeze.  Service included: Spark plug replacement Oil and filter change Cabin and pollen filter change Serpentine/drive belt replacement Air filter change I was a little nervous taking this on and YouTube, RennList and a few other sites got me through it. Spark plugs were probably the most frustrating part because I had to use some combination of extensions to get to the plugs. Serpentine belt probably took the longest mostly because you have to remove rear bumper, wing, and airbox, but easier than I thought - its like a big lego set. When I removed the carriage bolt the engine dropped a little and was glad I got a bottle Jack to lift engine up again to put it back in. Before I took off any vacu

Framing Project - For Sale - Weaver Gallery Steve Steigman Maxell Blown Away Porsche Poster (France, Original)

For Sale (listed on eBay in the SecondMoonshot store) In January, I won an auction (offered by “adomala” aka Josh) for a hard to find Weaver Gallery Blown Away Poster by Steve Steigman, featuring a Porsche 911 G-Body Targa - Probably early ‘80s model as poster is from 1985. Since I have one (although an early model ‘76 Targa and in platinum metallic or gold…but the emotion is there) - pictured below at the Porsche dealership after some work was done.   I have been looking for one for a long time and this one was in great condition. I paid a pretty penny for it but it was worth every bit of it. Josh did a phenomenal job in answering my flurry of questions and did what I think was the most comprehensive packing and shipping job I have seen (and learned from, double-tubed, insured, waterproofed, signature required, and then some).  I had a vision of how I would frame this, very similar to how I did a similar Steigman poster (guy in chair classic one) with 2 cutouts on the mat board. Since

Friend and Porsche Ambassador - Roy Roth and his new Blog (or “Roy learns about the Internet”)

Roy initially sold me my first Porsche, the 2016 Carrera 4S in January of 2018 and I have mentioned him a few times throughout my Blog. He sent me a note today with a link to his new Blog. Roy is the uncommon salesman and a quality person that I am proud to call a friend. He can normally be found at Southpoint Porsche pleasing many people on a daily basis and if not there, probably trying to talk his wife into letting him get behind the wheel to his recent Macan he purchased for her. Below is me picking up the car. This was my pre-COVID look obviously, have degraded over time. The shadow at the bottom of the picture is Roy’s silhouette. Update: Porsche had Roy pull the side down, so the link may not work. John

My Babies - Journey with Porsche

This comic just spoke volumes to me. Not necessarily false. From One of my favorite car pics. I thought I would hit my other passion.  About 5 years ago in August of 2016, I started to fulfill one of my childhood dreams, sports cars. It started (or re-emerged from childhood dreams) when I got a new 2016 Launch Edition MX-5 Miata (now sold). It was a great car. Later I bought my mother-in-laws 2012 Lexus IS250 when she lost her license (daughter now has it). I liked the space and quality of the Lexus, but didn’t have the sportiness of the Miata. Certainly there must be a car that is practical, sporty, and quality….turns out there is.  I went to visit the Leith Porsche dealer thinking this would be the perfect combination, but the Leith salesman wouldn’t give me the time of day - I guess I didn’t fit the profile of an actual customer.  After doing a lot of research, I knew that I wanted a 991 4S, as new as I could afford with the Performance Plus package. After finding one