Christmas with a Porsche on Côte d’Azur

by Sara Norris

Happy holidays from the sunny French Riviera! I am spending this year’s Christmas in a Porsche.

During my 28 years on this planet I have never spent a Christmas away from my family. However this year I made the decision I would not be flying back to Finland basically just for one day. I love my family more than anything else but it was not many months ago that I was in Finland, and I met my mother and sister earlier this month when they flew down to Côte d’Azur. I figured we can survive without each other one Christmas.

So for the first time in my life I had to ask myself what do I want to do for Christmas if I am not spending it the traditional way. My initial grand plan was to not do anything at all. Then I started to feel damn, maybe I do not want to be alone home with my dog after all. However my search for the world’s greatest road trip man – you know the one who first thing Christmas morning says “honey, lets go for a drive” – has not progressed in the way I would have hoped, so I had to come up with a plan. So I emailed Porsche and told them I am lonely and I need a racing yellow friend. Yesterday they delivered one to my front door and he is mine for 10 days.

Yes, I got yellow delivered to my front door.
Could get used to it.

Porsche 718 Cayman - Racing yellow

Porsche 718 Cayman - Racing yellow

Porsche 718 Cayman - Racing yellow

I do not think I deserve this home delivery service from Porsche yet they do it for me. Thank you. Both for the car, which as always makes me smile not only because it is a Porsche but also because it is yellow (I know it is ridiculous but let me be a little ridiculous – yellow makes me happy), and for your support – again.

Porsche 718 Cayman - Racing yellow

Porsche 718 Cayman - Racing yellow

Porsche 718 Cayman - Racing yellow

I am wishing everyone Happy Holidays – I will now go and enjoy my racing yellow Porsche 718 Cayman on amazing roads, road trip photos coming soon!

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Deniss Fedotovs December 27, 2016 - 11:19 am

Nice photos!

Miss my cars :/ And just got some info from colleagues that I will have to pay some import tax starting 2017 to import my cars to Finland (some law changes), which makes decision to import any car to Finland more complicated as there is no real practical need to have a car in Finland for me.

Started to think about getting something cheap but interesting as a project car I could work on (and an excuse to get a garage). Like some old supercar I could work on for a few years would be nice, only that they are not cheap… On the other hand it’s always cheaper just to improve what I already have… Eh, decisions between reality and dreams…

Sara Näse December 28, 2016 - 10:25 pm

Thanks :-) Cheap old supercar… Difficult in Finland :-( The black Audi RS2 Avant (the one I photographed, black, under Classic cars category) for 33,000 euros…? ;-)

Deniss Fedotovs January 6, 2017 - 12:49 am

Fonts are great now! :)

Sorry, not a fan of audis, don’t like the boring (in my opinion) design, most of them remind me of soap brick :). Actually you reminded me about one car guy I bought car audio from Finland few months ago – he had this RS2 Avant sedan, only 306 were made, I took a pic:

Rare, but not very interesting, looks just like old garbage car, if he wouldn’t told me that it is rarity, I wouldn’t even care about it. Probably I would be interested in something more exotic. And something more colorful :)

Don’t think Finland is a good place to look for, probably Japan auctions or Germany are more appropriate places. Finland looks good for buying some classic usa muscle car, I was impressed by looks of sassy green Plymouth Roadrunner 1971 at one Cruising Night event in Helsinki – that car looks mean and massive in flesh, even Camaro looks small compared to it! Saw it near some modern Ferrari, Lambo and P1, they looked like tiny funny bugs compared to Roadrunner :)

Deniss Fedotovs January 13, 2017 - 10:29 pm Reply
Sara Näse January 16, 2017 - 3:00 pm

Hahaha… You do not go unnoticed in yellow cars, that is for sure. If someone needs to find you, they will find you… Because you are one of the few people in a yellow car ;-)


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