Eric Pacia, 42, a Phoenix-based management consultant and founder of motorsport-inspired clothing brand Last Era, told AJ Baime at the 1995 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Tribute. ..
When I was young, my mother said to me, “Hey, did you know that your birthday is the same as Mario Andretti’s?” I didn’t know who it was, so I went to find out. I was immediately fascinated by him and motorsport. As a kid, I chased the race and the Andretti family, was really into the car and remodeled it. At high school and university, I bought a Japanese car that I could afford and started to remodel it.
When I got my first job, I could afford my first real sports car, the 1999 BMW M3. Then I got the 2001 BMW M3 and then the BMW M5. Eventually, I decided to switch to Porsche in the early 2000s. I bought the 2002 911 Turbo and started learning about Porsche’s platform and history. That’s when I started hearing a lot about air-cooled Porsche.
In the late 1990s, before the company switched to a water-cooled engine, there is a whole line of great Porsche that everyone is talking about, driven by an air-cooled engine. So many people have told me that in order to actually experience the meaning of being a Porsche enthusiast, you need to own an air-cooled Porsche.
The Porsche he wanted wasn’t sold in America, so he made it.
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