10 Years of Porsche Bliss

10 years ago today, on July 25, 1998, I took delivery of my 1999 Porsche Boxster. During that time, I’ve experienced 43,000 miles of top-down convertible bliss. My rule-of-thumb is that it should be driven only with the top down. I don’t want to be one of those top-up-on-a-beautiful-day people. Early each year, I look […]

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New Porsche Boxster Street & Track Brake Pads – BHP XPS

BHP Brakes LogoAfter a disastrous experience with Mintex Red Box brake pads I decided it was necessary to upgrade something with much higher performance capabilities. I’ve gotten several recommendations, including Hawk HPS street pads, the Hawk track-only pads, and a couple of different Padgid track pads. However, my final decision was BHP XPS pads because they are […]

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My Third Porsche DE Weekend

Carlton Bale driving out of Turn 10 at Putnam Park.  1999 Porsche 986 Boxster.  Instructor in the car:  Christine Pugh.  Check out the suspension compression!For the third time this year, I visited Putnam Park for Porsche Driver Education weekend. This event was hosted by the Central Indiana Region, and thought they did a better job than the Kentucky Region and Mid-Ohio Region (but all were great). I was surprised how long it took me to get back to the […]

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