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928 Owners UNITE!
02-15-2007, 07:45 PM (This post was last modified: 02-15-2007 07:54 PM by Porshagod.)
Post: #1
 
There MUST be some other 928 owners out there. Let's get something started!

Remember, sixes are nice, but "I'd rather have a V8"!  [Image: burnout.gif]

Dave "Cargod" Redmond
23 Year PCA Member

1980 Porsche 911
1985 Porsche 928S
2014 Porsche Boxster
2009 Mercedes Benz CLS63 AMG
2014 Mercedes Benz C300 4Matic
2013 VW Passat SE
1996 Triumph Trident 900
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02-13-2008, 05:12 PM
Post: #2
 
Dave,

You're not alone!  Has always been my childhood dream car and glad to finally own one.  I find comparing and contrasting it to the 911 pretty interesting too.  Where do you have your car serviced?

Eric Mayer

2013 MB G63
2012 Audi R8 GT #232
2011 GT3 RS
1988 928 S4
1988 MB 560SL
2014 MB GL 550
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02-14-2008, 11:22 AM
Post: #3
 
emayer wrote:
Quote:Dave,

You're not alone! Has always been my childhood dream car and glad to finally own one. I find comparing and contrasting it to the 911 pretty interesting too. Where do you have your car serviced?
Since I am extremely picky when it comes to my cars (and that my 928 is a PCA National Preservation Class Concours winner), the ONLY tech that I will allow to work on my 928 (and 911) is Gary at Possum Hollow Motorsports in Phoenixville, PA.

Dave "Cargod" Redmond
23 Year PCA Member

1980 Porsche 911
1985 Porsche 928S
2014 Porsche Boxster
2009 Mercedes Benz CLS63 AMG
2014 Mercedes Benz C300 4Matic
2013 VW Passat SE
1996 Triumph Trident 900
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02-15-2008, 06:30 AM (This post was last modified: 02-15-2008 06:31 AM by emayer.)
Post: #4
 
Dave,

Thank you so much for the information, I'll certainly be in touch with them for service.  Congrats on your win as well, from what I see the car looks great!  In my case,  I'm the second owner of the car, having acquired it about 4 months ago.  It has about 29K miles and is in pristine shape having won the Porsche concours section at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix a few years back.

I'm not yet sure if I'll enter concours events myself (I'm completely new to this) but am religious about maintaining my cars and I know the 928 in particular needs special attention.  It would be great to get these cars together sometime.  Do you take part in any of the 928 interest groups?  (eg Sharkfest etc.)

Eric Mayer

2013 MB G63
2012 Audi R8 GT #232
2011 GT3 RS
1988 928 S4
1988 MB 560SL
2014 MB GL 550
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02-15-2008, 07:59 AM (This post was last modified: 02-15-2008 08:05 AM by Porshagod.)
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I've had my 928 for aprox 10 years, but never made it to a Sharkfest, etc. Just too far for me. Two shows that I have attended, and highly recommend, that are closer to home is the The Chesapeake Challenge outside Baltimore, MD (http://www.pcachs.org) and Octoberfest in the Poconos (http://www.poc.pca.org). Both are multi-event weekends and the show portion has both Full Concours and Wash and Shine classes. I'm sure we'll run into each other at a RTR event/meeting or something this summer.

Dave "Cargod" Redmond
23 Year PCA Member

1980 Porsche 911
1985 Porsche 928S
2014 Porsche Boxster
2009 Mercedes Benz CLS63 AMG
2014 Mercedes Benz C300 4Matic
2013 VW Passat SE
1996 Triumph Trident 900
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02-16-2008, 04:59 AM
Post: #6
 
The Octoberfest at Pocono seems worthwhile.  You may be aware of this already, but I stumbled accross another event sponsored by 928 Specialists' called Sharks in the Mountains- https://www.928gt.com/default1.htm.  This event is held in early June  in North Carolina and appears to be the only 928 specific gathering on the East Coast. 

Eric Mayer

2013 MB G63
2012 Audi R8 GT #232
2011 GT3 RS
1988 928 S4
1988 MB 560SL
2014 MB GL 550
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02-19-2008, 02:14 PM
Post: #7
 
You guys have cool cars.   I'm a big fan of the '28 & Risky Business.

Although I can't help but comment on the irony of the first reply...."where do you get yours serviced."   That statement seems to confirm what I've heard about the maintenance requirements of these cars.

JPD

10+ year 'Toter

'06 Boxster S (Stuttgart 5.12.06)
'08 Cayenne (Leipzig 6.18.08)
Past: '99 Boxster/'05 MazdaSpeed Grand Am Cup
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02-19-2008, 06:34 PM
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APXD 30 wrote:
Quote:You guys have cool cars. I'm a big fan of the '28 & Risky Business.

Although I can't help but comment on the irony of the first reply...."where do you get yours serviced." That statement seems to confirm what I've heard about the maintenance requirements of these cars.
If you liked the 928 action in "Risky Business", you should also check out "Weird Science". The Kelly LeBrock action ain't to bad either!

In reference to the maintenance requirements and the cost of repair of these cars, if you have a "good" one thats been serviced properly, the cost to maintain a 928 is about the same (or less) as a 911. :shock:

Dave "Cargod" Redmond
23 Year PCA Member

1980 Porsche 911
1985 Porsche 928S
2014 Porsche Boxster
2009 Mercedes Benz CLS63 AMG
2014 Mercedes Benz C300 4Matic
2013 VW Passat SE
1996 Triumph Trident 900
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02-20-2008, 02:56 AM
Post: #9
 
LOL!  "Weird Science" is a classic!  (Guess I'm weird too...)

My ownership experience with the 928 has been brief but fortunately no issues thus far.  Given the relative rarity of these cars I was primarily concerned about finding a technician comfortable with these.  Thanks to Dave, I think I'll be in good shape.

BTW.  From your avatar it looks like you had a Euro delivery.  Stuttgart is my old stomping ground.  How was the delivery experience and trip?

Eric Mayer

2013 MB G63
2012 Audi R8 GT #232
2011 GT3 RS
1988 928 S4
1988 MB 560SL
2014 MB GL 550
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02-20-2008, 05:46 AM
Post: #10
 
emayer wrote:
Quote:LOL! "Weird Science" is a classic! (Guess I'm weird too...)

My ownership experience with the 928 has been brief but fortunately no issues thus far. Given the relative rarity of these cars I was primarily concerned about finding a technician comfortable with these. Thanks to Dave, I think I'll be in good shape.

BTW. From your avatar it looks like you had a Euro delivery. Stuttgart is my old stomping ground. How was the delivery experience and trip?
We're not weird, we're just 2 cylinders better than everyone else! Big Grin

Will you be at the meeting tonight?

Dave "Cargod" Redmond
23 Year PCA Member

1980 Porsche 911
1985 Porsche 928S
2014 Porsche Boxster
2009 Mercedes Benz CLS63 AMG
2014 Mercedes Benz C300 4Matic
2013 VW Passat SE
1996 Triumph Trident 900
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