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Webbo hanging up his driving boots
10-13-2016, 09:29 PM
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Webbo hanging up his driving boots
https://newsroom.porsche.com/en/motorspo...13050.html

he's been a good member of the porsche team. sorry to see him go. but i'm sure they'll carry on fine, and i'm glad they're keeping him in the organization.
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10-13-2016, 11:10 PM (This post was last modified: 10-13-2016 11:11 PM by leonbray.)
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RE: Webbo hanging up his driving boots
(10-13-2016 09:29 PM)frankdouglason Wrote:  https://newsroom.porsche.com/en/motorspo...13050.html

he's been a good member of the porsche team. sorry to see him go. but i'm sure they'll carry on fine, and i'm glad they're keeping him in the organization.

fernando needs somewhere to go

One of the other news releases had details of his Porsche collection. He has a nice bunch of cars

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10-13-2016, 11:27 PM
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RE: Webbo hanging up his driving boots
(10-13-2016 11:10 PM)leonbray Wrote:  One of the other news releases had details of his Porsche collection. He has a nice bunch of cars

the official press release had a paragraph about that as well.

Quote:His affinity to Porsche, however, is nothing new. As a teenager he drove a 911, borrowed from a friend, and when he bought his own first Porsche he went straight for a Turbo model. Today the collection includes a 918 Spyder, a 911 R, a GT3 RS (991), a 911 GT2 RS (997), a 911 GT3 RS 4.0, a 1954 356 Cabriolet and a 1974 2.7 Carrera.
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10-16-2016, 06:45 AM
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RE: Webbo hanging up his driving boots
He's excellent as a cameo presenter on channel 4 F1 broadcasts: he gets on well with DC and he lifts his game as well.

I've driven my cousin's husband's 1973 Carrera RS a couple of times and I can confirm he's going to have an entertaining retirement, never mind all that other metal.

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Mark

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[Nigel Roebuck, writing of Bruce McLaren]

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10-16-2016, 07:37 PM
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RE: Webbo hanging up his driving boots
it's weird that mark has the '74 rs, because the '73 is the more desirable year. also odd that he has two different gt3 RSs. i'd be curious to learn what he gets out of having both of those when there are so many other spectacular porsches that could fill that spot in his garage.
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10-17-2016, 06:07 AM (This post was last modified: 10-17-2016 06:32 AM by leonbray.)
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RE: Webbo hanging up his driving boots
(10-16-2016 07:37 PM)frankdouglason Wrote:  it's weird that mark has the '74 rs, because the '73 is the more desirable year. also odd that he has two different gt3 RSs. i'd be curious to learn what he gets out of having both of those when there are so many other spectacular porsches that could fill that spot in his garage.

He did an interview a while back and talked about some of the 911's he had sold. (think it was outtakes from his Top Gear episode) I think he said the 74 was affordable when he purchased it and 73 wasn't, but Button had a 73 He probably likes the flared guards of the Euro-spec 74 and the 3.0.

I think this is Button's old car

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10-17-2016, 09:59 AM
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RE: Webbo hanging up his driving boots
(10-17-2016 06:07 AM)leonbray Wrote:  He did an interview a while back and talked about some of the 911's he had sold. (think it was outtakes from his Top Gear episode) I think he said the 74 was affordable when he purchased it and 73 wasn't, but Button had a 73 He probably likes the flared guards of the Euro-spec 74 and the 3.0.

Yes, Max (wife's coz's hubbie) certainly isn't selling his '73 and he keeps it very much in cotton wool these days - I doubt he'd let me drive it now ;-)

He's owned it from the late '70s and he raced it a bit in the day: he used to have it maintained at Nick Faure's. My wife's cousin used to work in their showroom, which is how the couple met.

It's deliciously raw and harsh to drive and makes an amazing noise in the cabin without all the sound deadening etc. I've only ever driven a couple of other 911s, both cooking road models, and you wouldn't think they were remotely supposed to be the same car...

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[Nigel Roebuck, writing of Bruce McLaren]

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10-17-2016, 11:36 PM (This post was last modified: 10-17-2016 11:39 PM by frankdouglason.)
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(10-17-2016 09:59 AM)drmarkf Wrote:  you wouldn't think they were remotely supposed to be the same car...

there's a 911 for every taste and preference.

(10-17-2016 06:07 AM)leonbray Wrote:  I think he said the 74 was affordable when he purchased it and 73 wasn't

that's certainly prudent. the '74 is a hare's breath away from the '73 for a fraction of the price. but mark is one of the rare people who have both the means to disregard the cost and the proficiency to appreciate the difference.
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