I was lucky enough to have Lunch at the Porshce USA HQ located in Atlanta, about 10 minutes from the airport. I am a huge Porsche fan, though I’ve never been able to afford one, one day that will change. Growing up as a kid my family owned multiple service stations, but my Grandfather was the first Master Porsche technician in the state of Vermont. I recall stories of people buying the 356, if you’re not aware the 356 used a roller bearing crank shaft, guy would blow the motors up and the United States didn’t have the specialized press for the bearings and the motor had to be shipped over to Germany to be rebuilt. He told stories of the early day 911’s and people wrapping them around trees only days or even hours after buying them. He told me the old adage, “when in doubt power out”.
On December 26th 2010 my grandfather passed away, he was a father to me and taught me everything I know about the auto industry, life, and cars. This place is hallowed ground, I won’t go into a huge emotional post but I had lunch at the 356 restaurant, which overlooks the new test track. Its a pretty amazing spectacle to watch 911’s tearing up the track while you sit down for a burger, I strongly suggest if you’re ever in Atlanta making an appointment to dine there.
Sorry pics are from my Iphone - so not my typical quality.
the View from my table: