Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Inspiration: Porche

Let me preface this post... so Andrew wanted to go to Germany, drive on the Autobahn and see some factories. All good, great, grand. Alicia was just along for the ride, right? Wrong... when my mom said we somehow by the grace of God were given access to Porche's factory tour I about flipped my lid. I'm not a connoisseur of automobiles but if there is one automobile that revs my engine it's Porche. And for all you American's out there it's not "Por-sh" it's "Por-sha."

Okay, sorry about that :) Where was I? Oh yes, so this trip was about the cars and boy did we see them. When we arrived at Porche we had to check our camera's, bags and jackets into lockers- you aren't allowed to take anything on the factory tour. We had this adorable German student who lead us through the engine room, upholstery room (did you know all of Porche's interiors are hand sewn on 6 machines!) and the various stages of the assembly line. Since I wasn't allowed to photograph I sat back and reveled in the awe and majesty of a hand build Porche.

At the end of the tour I was waiting for my new car keys to the 911. That didn't happen. But what did was our tour of the museum. Much smaller in scale than Mercedes but just as impressive, here are some of my favorite pics. I love how all the cars smile :)

What was Mr. Porche thinking! I love it!!

Such a beauty.

The German's have this design stuff down! How would you like to have this for your trophey case?

This is the view looking up and out from the front doors of the museum- the overhang is mirrored glass. Trippy but very cool.

Next train stop... downtown Stuttgart with Dad and Andrew- the two worst people to site see with. Stick around and you'll see why!


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