Introducing John Bassett
I have not properly introduced myself other than my name is John Bassett and I work for Porsche of Monterey and I am one of the managers for the FasterLap Google+ page, and one of the authors for this blog.
I have been a car junkie since I can remember. My first real sports car was a 1972 Datsun 510 2 door heavily modified for the time in 1983. I re purchased this car 3 years ago for nostalgic purposes. I have built and owned many and I do mean many EuroTuners and JDM cars. A very abbreviated list of cars I have heavily modified-
- 2 WRX STI’s,
- 2 350Z’s as competitive drift cars, one 370Z as a competitive drift car,
- an M3, an M5,
- NOT an R32 Skyline….wink wink,
- an E63,
- a 993 Turbo,
- 2 1991 tubbed fox body style 5.0′s,
I have driven the following through gracious friends. Porsche GT, Dino, 458 Italia, Veyron Pursang, A Ferrari 355,360, An MB SLS, An MB SLR, Lambo’s, Maserati’s, Etc….
I really have owned some 30 plus sports cars in the last 15 years, I haven’t kept any of the cars like a collector would. I have the bug worse than most, and anyone who knows me just shakes their head when asked about my passion/sickness.
I know a little about a lot of cars and a lot about a fair amount of cars. I have made some great friends through motor sports and have learned a whole lot from the Concours d’ Elegance crowd of friends who show regularly. I believe in being a well rounded auto enthusiast.
So that’s just a little about my passion for the auto world. Btw, I have owned 13 choppers from Harley to Yaffe.
Porsche 991 Launch event
The following ten posts are from my live blogging at the 3 day event to launch the new 911 (model 991) by Porsche Cars North America in Irvine, Ca. from Jan 9 – 11 2012.
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