Where were you in Mar '59

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Re: Where were you in Mar '59

#31 Post by C J Murray » Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:28 pm

Jim Liberty wrote:in '59 I was on my second new (European) car after my 4CV. A Saab 93B, one of the best cars I've owned. I was 19, had two kids, and worked a second job at night, just to make my $39 car payment. At near 80, I'm just as crazy. ……………….Jim.
Back then you would have been considered a weirdo.....so nothing has changed! A 4CV was not a common car back then even amongst the sporty car Euro car set. The Saab on the other hand had a mini cult following in my parents rally circles. They were considered odd but their success in major rallies commanded respect. In the late 60s Annette LeDwego drove a Monte Carlo to our high school and a hot girl in a very cool car was hard to ignore. On the other hand she had no problem ignoring me! :(
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Re: Where were you in Mar '59

#32 Post by Jules Dielen » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:30 pm

My dad was 12, lol. He got his 356 bug firmly planted in 1956, in the back seat of his brother in laws brand new 56. Puked all over the poor guy but the bug was there to stay.
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Re: Where were you in Mar '59

#33 Post by Jim Liberty » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:51 pm

Jules, I'm not sure about air not overheating. There is one guy on this thread, that comes very close. I won't mention his initials, as he has a way of paying me back. .…………..Jim.
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Re: Where were you in Mar '59

#34 Post by Norm Miller » Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:04 am

Norm 28 with trphies.jpg
Mar. 59, I .was getting a rollbar installed in my new 58 Speedster (84252)
Preparing for the SCCA racing season which turned out to be a new experience.
I had the good fortune to win the first race at the new CDR track near Castle Rock, CO.
That was class F and we ran with the G, H, and G&H modified.
A year later the decided the Porsche should be E prod.
So we ran with C, D, and E class. suffice it to say we still won. However, the Morgans and Elvas were a bit of a pain.
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Re: Where were you in Mar '59

#35 Post by C J Murray » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:13 am

That is so cool Norm!
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Re: Where were you in Mar '59

#36 Post by Jim Liberty » Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:44 pm

Cool indeed Norm. The car was built for that, and just a very few used it properly. ……………..Jim.
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Re: Where were you in Mar '59

#37 Post by Al Zim » Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:22 pm

I had two more months till I graduated from George School in Newtown, PA. I missed graduating at 16 by two days. A little over two years later while in college I was a mechanic in a shop that was filled with Porsche nuts. This was a lot better profession than teaching college. al zim
 

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Re: Where were you in Mar '59

#38 Post by John Hawkins » Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:32 pm

C J Murray wrote:That is so cool Norm!
The Cool thing is Norm still looks the same, including the haircut.

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Re: Where were you in Mar '59

#39 Post by Albert Tiedemann » Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:52 pm

I was a Senior in college carrying a light load of 18 credits as 20-22 was the norm for engineering students. Also the captain and member of the eventual NCAA National Championship Lacrosse Team. One of the Engineering professors had a new silver Porsche with red interior which he parked out behind the engineering building. It was a glistening site when observed from an adjacent drafting/design room on the top floor. He was prominent in TDS rallyes of the day and had installed a telephone dial to aid the navigator with the calculations. I later learned that he was one of the first members of the founding region[Potomac] of PCA and competed against him in 1961 in their annual autumn colors rallye.

Ironically, my first Porsche was a 1959, 1600S silver SRC with red interior purchased used in October of 1960 from a Cadillac Dealer in Baltimore, MD. The story goes that it was traded in by a doctor practicing at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital because his wife could not enter or exit the Porsche gracefully when wearing her full length mink.
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Re: Where were you in Mar '59

#40 Post by tom page » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:00 am

Hi Albert,

Did you play at Hopkins or USMA? I'm an old lacrosse player from Navy ('79-82) who happens to own a '59 coupe. If you ever want to talk LAX or 356's, give me a call. Tom Page c-619-227-1312
 

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Re: Where were you in Mar '59

#41 Post by George Hussey » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:10 pm

great picture, great lived through memories


Norm Miller wrote:
Norm 28 with trphies.jpg
Mar. 59, I .was getting a rollbar installed in my new 58 Speedster (84252)
Preparing for the SCCA racing season which turned out to be a new experience.
I had the good fortune to win the first race at the new CDR track near Castle Rock, CO.
That was class F and we ran with the G, H, and G&H modified.
A year later the decided the Porsche should be E prod.
So we ran with C, D, and E class. suffice it to say we still won. However, the Morgans and Elvas were a bit of a pain.
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Re: Where were you in Mar '59

#42 Post by neilbardsley » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:20 pm

My parents hadn't even met in 59!

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Re: Where were you in Mar '59

#43 Post by C J Murray » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:44 pm

neilbardsley wrote:My parents hadn't even met in 59!
Neil, I have socks older than you! You lucky bastard. Cheers! :D
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