It amazes me to see the CHOICES people make during their short time in this planet.
Here’s what I know…I’m not 100% sure of these things but I’m willing to bet this is REALITY…
Where ever or what ever is in store for us AFTER this life…There won’t be VINTAGE PORSCHE’S there to enjoy. So I buy them at a discount while here On EARTH, and dive the living sh*t out of them!!!
You can live in SHELTER or you can live in a HOME…SHELTER is what most BUILDERS make MONEY selling these days…A HOME is something SPECIAL…I prePfer mine on a Lake with various watercraft sprinkled about for LIVING…(One other item probably NOT waiting for me in the after life…A 19’ Mastercraft ski boat with a fuel injected 400 ci chevy engine, so I have one HERE)
Whoever said MONEY can’t buy you happiness was a complete moron…The MONEY itself does’t BUY IT…But not having to WORRY about it leaves TIME for the happiness!!!
Half the FUN in anything is the ANTICIPATION, not the ACQUISITION…Learn to ENJOY THE HUNT!!! I buy vintage guitars…I’ve got a bunch of them…HAVING them is nice…F I N D I N G
T H E M is a blast!!!
Own at least ONE interesting car…It doesn’t have to be EXPENSIVE, just DIFFERENT…REMEMBER THIS ADVICE…No matter how crappy the day seems to be going, getting into a vintage Porsche and just DRIVING is the best MIND CLEANER I’ve ever found. (Old MOTORCYCLES work just as well!!!)
Having a bad day??? Walk out of the hardware store to see a 6 year old kid JUMPING UP AND DOWN at the mere sight of your car…THEN…Have him and his father get IN the car and take their picture for them with dad’s cell phone!!! THAT DAY just got better for EVERYONE!!!
Make an EFFORT to STAND OUT and HELP OTHERS…YOU get much more in return than you GIVE doing this. A guy I work with is in Afganistan right now fighting for ME and YOU…He has an older Yamaha V-Maxx that he just loves…So we called his wife and picked up the bike, sent everything out for re-chroming, re-painting, new tires, ANYTHING it needs it’s getting…When he gets back…We’ll wheel this rig into the welcome home party!!! I think the guys WORKING on this project are just as excited as he will be.
You go around this way ONE TIME…E N J O Y I T…Make the MOST of it…DO NOT SLEEP WALK THROUGH IT!!
I bet you get a lot of “thumbs up” when that car drives by…and a line of people standing around it when you stop for fuel.
This is a perfect example of what I’m talking about…You can spend your money on a new F-250 and LOSE $15,000 in 2 years on it…OR…Buy an excellent example of a vintage Porsche like John did and keep your older car for daily use. My experience tells me John’s Porsche 356 won’t drop in value, in fact…It is very likely to INCREASE!!
I know one thing…I’ve NEVER smiled like that while driving an F-250.
Commercial Real Estate Investor
Vintage air cooled VW owner
Vintage Porsche owner
John ain’t SLEEP WALKING through ANYTHING!!! :beer :beer
Thanks again John for checking out the Beck Speedster for me…It’s a hell of a lot of fun and you made the purchase a breeze!
You forgot to mention and a cute girl to ride around with.
What you are saying is what I have been trying to say for awhile. There was a billboard on when I as growing up that made a great impact on me. It was put up by a guy that bought single family homes and rented them out. He placed it right next to a large apartment complex and it read “live like people not like bees”.
I have built my life on that. You don’t do this stuff for the money you do it for the lifestyle. I always say it costs the same to be poor everywhere. If you only make $1,000/year you are poor in New York City or Pascagoula Mississippi. But where is it cheap to be rich? If you make $100,000/year can you live the life of a rich person with large houses and nice cars in Los Angeles? The answer is no. But you are the mack daddy in Orangeburg SC, Talladega, AL, or Houston Texas.
I tell people that life is not practice. You are in the game RIGHT NOW. You have to take the shot and shoot often. Remember that you have all the time to sleep later on. Like Bon Jovi said “Gonna live while I’m alive, I’ll sleep when I’m dead”.
I smile everyday just opening my garage door!!! Thanks again man…Without YOU taking the time to drive out and look at the car, take pictures of it, and give me some feedback on the seller…The deal would have never been done.
Your 356 is just beautiful!! Those lines are just pure sculpture.
Make up your mind about what you want in life and go get it. I agree money does buy happiness, try being happy without it. My friends ask me sometimes how I pull off the things I do. Simple, hard work, everyday, I grind it out working for myself. Some months I make $20k, and this winter I shoveled snow off Craigslist. I did make $1000 in a day a few times but it's not a job. I value the freedom I have create me own future decide my own wages and end up with more than a gold watch and a kick in seat.
Everytime I walk out of Ruth's Chris with my family I feel like the King of world. Yes my six year old get's a $35 steak and a $10 salad! I won't live any other way.