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> Looking for a 6..., or, where did my fathers car go?
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post Oct 14 2020, 06:59 AM
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Great story Bill. Hope all is well is the new digs.
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post Oct 14 2020, 08:46 AM
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They are RG! I still have to do that write up on the bumper conversion. Car is looking good too.
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post Oct 14 2020, 10:54 AM
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Amazing story and thanks for sharing. Truly is a small world. Glad you got to drive it that is very special! Did not know there was another Black Forest in Denver.
Very cool.
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post Jan 11 2021, 11:47 AM
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Update: I MAY be driving this car this year at VIR vintage races. SO excited and my dad would be thrilled. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post Jan 11 2021, 03:11 PM
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What an amazing story; glad you and your father were reunited with his car. Cool that you drove it and may indeed drive it again. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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post Jan 11 2021, 03:17 PM
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And of the 31 years i have been track driving VIR is by far my favorite track of all. Just such a great track in pace, distance, and rhythm.
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post Jan 12 2021, 04:38 PM
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Great story, in these days we can use positive inputs. Thanks for sharing
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post Jan 12 2021, 09:38 PM
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That was a great read, and thanks for sharing!

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post Jan 12 2021, 09:51 PM
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What a great story - nice to see some good news for a change.
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post Jan 12 2021, 09:56 PM
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Wonderful story!
Now....what is it gonna take to buy it?
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post Jan 12 2021, 10:13 PM
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Not ready for that just yet and he isnt selling!
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post Jan 13 2021, 08:45 AM
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QUOTE(BillJ @ Oct 13 2020, 03:50 PM) *

It is an interesting story for sure! So i had just moved back to Charlotte from DC after a year of work. While in DC i purchaed a really nice 75 914. First night back in Charlotte with the car and it threw the fan belt which struck the coil and knocked off the wires. In the dark i put the wires back incorrectly and produced some copious smoke. Had the car flatbedded home. After replacing coil, points, spark.plug wires, etc decided to have a shop look at the dizzy. Two local choices i found were a vw shop and black forest racing in Denver. BFR was closer so went there.

Walked in the shop and there was everything from 356s to a 17k mile 88 Turbo and a strong showing of 914s. Introduced myself and the owner John looked a little surprised and asked if my dad had the same name. I said he did and that did he happen to know my father and his car? He said not only did he know the car he had driven it and actually still works on the car! He then dials up the owner and says you wont believe who just walked in the shop. New owner is super nice guy and its just amazing how truly small is this world.

Car is certainly in great shape. Motor is super stong and i did indeed get to drive it. I was very careful of course as there are no tags and just in the neighborhood.

Oh and John fixed my distributor for the 75 super quickly and priced very fairly.


John is a fantastic guy at BFR. I met him only by chance as I don't get to his region too often. He brought a survivor 914 to the Ault Park Concours in Cincinnati when Porsche was the Featured Marque and I happened to be the circle host for his car. I basically ended up sitting to and talking with John and his wife all day. Come to think of it, I need to make a trip just to see him.

Awesome story! Glad you were reunited with the car and have one of your own to enjoy!

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post Jan 13 2021, 11:15 AM
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QUOTE(BillJ @ Jul 13 2020, 09:27 PM) *

Total shot in the dark here but wondering if anyone happens to know the whereabouts of an original six that my father turned into a track car in the 80s. It was originally white, then painted all black and flared, and when it left his ownership around 2005 or so it was yellow and black. It was set up for HSR and had an imsa air dam. 2.7 powerplant if i remember right. Was definitely a track only car with cage and fire suppression, etc. Sold out of the Charlotte NC area. My dad passed a couple years ago but he really loved driving that car and I am curious if it is still around.

I am going to see if I can track it down through paperwork but I thought I would ask here too.
Thanks


In 2019 my daughter purchased for me my 1976 I sold 28 years ago. She located it through the Porsche 914 Owners Association.
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