Just Because: A Four-Person Porsche 911 Road Trip
Story and photos by Alberto Martinez Rubio
I have two kids, Diego (8) and Ivan (7) and a beautiful wife. We live in Guadalajara, Mexico. I absolutely love cars, especially Porsches. Last fall, browsing over the internet, I found this beautiful 1974 Porsche 911 in Oregon, and I immediately felt in love with it.
So, naturally, my family and I decided to go, pick it up, and drive it back down to Guadalajara.
Late December last year, we took a plane and picked it up in Phoenix, OR, and soon begun our adventure back home. Our first goal was to fit the luggage and my two kids in the car. The second objective was to drive it for 2,300 miles, import it to Mexico, and cross the border.
Immediately we drove to Rogue River National Forest, and saw some beautiful Redwood trees. Then we took Highway 1, which is absolutely gorgeous. Especially because cornering in this machine is one of the greatest pleasures on earth. However, it took a few more hours than the usual because Diego, suffered a bit of motion sickness and threw a spectacle over the window…
We traveled around 150 miles per day, drove through San Francisco, Monterey Bay, Pebble Beach, Carmel and headed south to San Diego. Just as we were about to cross the border, I received a call from the person who sold the car to me. He had a serious buyer from Germany that wanted the car, and who was willing to pay for it. So make a long story short, we made a U-Turn, drove back to Oregon and sold the car.
Now, I regret it. It was a beautiful machine. Well, other opportunities will arrive in the future…