Kristin Russell is a fairly normal girl living in California, but something always bothered her about something her stepdad did years ago. He owned a beautiful white 1973 Porsche 914 he sold so he could have enough money for a wedding to marry Kristin's mom. While the Porsche 914 isn't the most spectacular vehicle that Porsche ever built it was clear that Dave, Kristin's stepdad, loved the car and enjoyed it while he had it.
She always felt bad he sold the car for the family and appreciated his sacrifice. So what did she do for Father's Day? She hunted down an identical 1973 Porsche 914 in Arizona bought it and had it shipped out to where her stepdad lives outside Philadelphia. It needed some work so after it had work done at a local mechanic it was ready to be given to Dave.
Fortunately for this social media crazed world the whole thing was caught on video and posted to YouTube. Check out the awesome story of a daughter, a father, and a Porsche 914.
Warning: Video might cause gearhead tears!
Daughter finally Reunites Dad with Beloved Porsche 914
I am a bit late in posting these pictures of the Baltimore Auto Show, but better late than never. The 2012 Baltimore Auto Show was not too much to brag about though. There were considerably less cars this year and no luxury brands like Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, and Porsche. Baltimore being poor, I guess it isn't surprising they didn't show this year. Also there were no exotic cars like Ferraris, Lamborghinis, etc. Worst part of all, no tuner alley! It was a big letdown compared to the Washington Auto Show.
While I love seeing the new models automakers are offering and what is in store for new year in the car world, I felt the recent Baltimore Auto Show showed how depressed the economy was. Through the grapevine I heard the convention center tripled there rates, which explained most of it. Even considering that the displays weren't anything to brag about and people were generally not having much fun it seemed. It sort of felt like 2008 was happening in the all over again, but hey this is 2012.
I hope next year will reflect a more robust car market and economy. Also hopefully the Convention Center will lower their rates!
R&H Toyota will be holding their 1st Annual Car Show tomorrow, July 16th. There will be great activities and events taking place, all for raising money for the Children's Guild. A wonderful organization that serves the needs of children with trauma disorders, autism, or disabilities in the Maryland and DC area. What was the impetus for starting the car show? “We moved our service location from Reisterstown Road, and people didn't know where we were. We decided to put on a car show and donate the proceeds to a worthy Charity. The Children's Guild was an excellent choice.” says Jan Braverman coordinator for the event.
The show will include over 100 different vehicles of all kinds. There will be Ferraris, Porsches, motorcycles, hot-rods, and imports at the show. Mobil1 will have a racing simulator setup for attendees to try out and they will bring their NASCAR race car to display. Shell will also have a racing simulator and their race car as well. (A certain blogger is definitely going to try out both racing simulators.) An automotive rotisserie, which aids in car restoration, will on be display as well. R&H Toyota and R&H Mercedez-Benz will be setup with booths, raising money, and selling items for the Children's Guild. All participants in the car show will receive a goodie bag and dash plaque. New cars will also be on display from R&H if you are in the market for a new vehicle.
The show is Free for attendees, and it will be a great event. Remember it's not just about cars, it supports the Children's Guild.
What: 1st Annual R&H Car Show to support the Children's Guild
When: Saturday, July 16th 2011 (9am – 3pm)
Where: Toyota Service Center, 15 Music Fair Rd, Owings Mills MD, 21117
Admission: Free for attendees, $15 pre-registration $25 day of show to participate