Guest blogger Nick Kurczewski's adventure continues. Being directionally challenged isn't so bad when you're in a Porsche Boxter S.
By Nick Kurczewski
Getting there is supposed to be half the fun.
With the Porsche Travel Club, it’s fair to estimate that percentage climbs closer to 100 percent. Past travel club adventures have included ice driving in Finland and cresting towering sand dunes in Dubai.
For the first time in approximately 15 years of globetrotting, the Porsche Travel Club has come stateside. I’m lucky enough to be piloting a Porsche Boxster S, a sleek mid-engine roadster, to understand all that goes into this 5-star driving experience.
As I quickly discover, the most essential elements include fantastic roads, along with a fun-loving attitude when things don’t go exactly to plan. Having got stuck in heavy traffic on the notoriously jammed Interstate 405—of “Carmageddon” fame—most of the group quickly got lost.
Seeing as how I can be, shall we say, directionally challenged, I left finding the correct route in the hands of the experts. Porsche’s team of drivers (some of whom are instructors at the Porsche Sport Driving School in Birmingham, Alabama) soon extricated us from our series of wrong turns.
It was only a speed bump during a memorable day of driving. Following the Pacific Coast Highway north, each turn and dip in the road led to another stunning vista. You’d need an artist’s palate to accurately describe every shade of deep blue, vibrant green, and sun-bleached tans and earthen browns of the landscape.
The precise steering of the Porsche Boxster felt like it had been custom-built for these conditions. With the growling exhaust note of the flat-6 cylinder engine behind me and the crash of ocean waves to my left, the Boxster followed in the wake of the cars ahead.
Photos by Nick Kurczewski
Part 1: Great Drives, Porsche Travel Club
Part 2: Great Drives, Porsche Travel Club
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