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An extension of Michael Bath‘s love of Porsches comes PorscheCooled

PorscheCooled Podcast Michael Bath

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An extension of Michael Bath‘s love of Porsches comes PorscheCooled

    Bye for now

    Bye for now

    After 190 episodes, 82 owners stories and Hundreds and thousands of downloads by you guys this will be the last episode of the PorscheCooled Podcast. 

    Welcome back to the PorscheCooled Podcast.

    Michael (@michael.bath) owns a first generation 997 Carrera, comes from Australia and currently resides in Bahrain. Steve (@gtst3ve) is a Porsche owner and enthusiast from Sydney, Australia.

    This podcast is part of a series with Steve where two mates chat about all things Porsche. Thanks for listening.

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    • 10 min
    PorscheCooled Owner Stories #82 - Harv 1983 911SC

    PorscheCooled Owner Stories #82 - Harv 1983 911SC

    In today’s PorscheCooled Podcast Michael presents episode 82 of Owner Stories with Harv from Toronto, Canada. For Harv it all started at around 13 years of age when his mum bought him an 80’s style Porsche print of a Guards Red 911, from that point on Harv knew he wanted one. The Porsche print hangs in his garage today. Harv is a filmmaker and Executive Creative director and Artist. He is a collector of many things especially vintage skateboard decks.

    Harv, like most of us, didn’t get his first Porsche until later in life. Harv mentions ‘that driving everything but a Porsche’ was in a way the catalyst for getting one. He has owned American and Japanese cars along the way, cars he liked but not one that he really wanted. What Harv always wanted was a 911 but moving around a lot as a Filmmaker meant it didn’t happen until recently.

    During the pandemic his interest pique and although he missed out on a couple of 911s he eventually found the right one. At the end of 2020 Harv purchased his first 911, a 1983 911SC in Platinum Metallic a ROW version sold in Germany in 1983. A car he wanted since a kid and a very special and fully documented example. Harv hasn’t stopped there. He has now decided to go all in and has now become a Porsche hot rod builder. Harv is building 911 STs on original long hood bodies under his new venture – ‘History Projects’. Harv describes it as his version of what a modern day 911 should feel like.

    Welcome back to the PorscheCooled Podcast  

    Follow Harv on Instagram @my83.911sc




     

    Michael (@michael.bath) owns a first generation 997 Carrera, comes from Australia and currently resides in Bahrain. Steve (@gtst3ve) is a Porsche owner and enthusiast from Sydney, Australia.




    This podcast is part of a series with Steve where two mates chat about all things Porsche. Thanks for listening.

    PorscheCooled Exclusive member
    Become a member of PorscheCooled and help support the Podcast. It will keep us talking!
    https://www.patreon.com/porschecooled

    The PorscheCooled Podcast is available everywhere you get your podcasts.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    PorscheCooled Owner Stories #81 – Wyatt ’85 944 and 987 Cayman S

    PorscheCooled Owner Stories #81 – Wyatt ’85 944 and 987 Cayman S

    In today’s PorscheCooled Podcast Michael presents episode 81 of Owner Stories with Wyatt from Tulsa, Oklahoma in the U.S. Wyatt’s first memory of Porsche is from the 2006 movie ‘Cars’ and the Porsche named ‘Sally’. His dad at the time explained to him that the engine was in the rear which he thought was cool. This will set the scene for you. Wyatt is the youngest owner to date to be on Owner Stories.

    Wyatt’s passion and love of cars began at an early age and thanks to his dad Wyatt knows how to work on cars. He likes classics and project cars. Wyatt sees the value where others may not. His first car was a 1992 Volvo 740 station wagon, it was a cheap car, a beater but allowed Wyatt to drive which he loves doing. After the Volvo came a ‘95 BMW 318is, a car he still owns. Wyatt was drawn to Porsche by its shape, especially the 944 and 928, so in 2017 he started searching on Craigslist. The first 944 he found he walked away from but not the second. At 19 Wyatt purchased his first Porsche a ‘95 944 in white with manual transmission.

    Other cars followed including a ’74 BMW 2002, his dad’s car which Wyatt really like driving, a cheap ’87 BMW E30 325e, 1977 BMW E21 320i and a very slow 83’ Mercedes 240D. In 2019 Wyatt purchased a new 124 Abarth spider with his first pay from working on airplanes. A year later Wyatt purchased another new car, a 2020 Challenger GT. The challenger was a comfortable car, but Wyatt really wanted a sportscar. In 2022 he traded the Challenger for his second Porsche, a 2008 987 Cayman S in manual. Throughout Wyatts owners story his passion and love of cars shines through. He shows that you can just ‘buy and drive’ without having to spend a lot of money.

    Welcome back to the PorscheCooled Podcast.

    Follow Wyatt on Instagram @y.it




     

    Michael (@michael.bath) owns a first generation 997 Carrera, comes from Australia and currently resides in Bahrain. Steve (@gtst3ve) is a Porsche owner and enthusiast from Sydney, Australia.




    This podcast is part of a series with Steve where two mates chat about all things Porsche. Thanks for listening.

    PorscheCooled Exclusive member
    Become a member of PorscheCooled and help support the Podcast. It will keep us talking!
    https://www.patreon.com/porschecooled

    The PorscheCooled Podcast is available everywhere you get your podcasts.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    PorscheCooled Owner Stories #80 - Miguel 2008 997 Turbo

    PorscheCooled Owner Stories #80 - Miguel 2008 997 Turbo

    In today’s PorscheCooled Podcast Michael presents episode 80 of Owner Stories with Miguel from San Francisco in the U.S. Growing up in the Bay Area in California Miguel was immersed in car culture. Although he saw a lot of cars, he didn’t see a lot of Porsches. Miguel was around more of the muscle cars of the time, including Mustangs. His first encounter with Porsche was when he was in High School in the early ‘80’s. He was driving his first car, a VW rabbit, and passed an auto shop with Porsches and Mercedes – he had to go back and take a second look.

    Miguel’s first experience in a Porsche was when he was taken for a drive in a 911SC, a car he found raw and aggressive. To date, Miguel has owned over 40 cars and 35 motorcycles. Not only that he has held three racing licenses. Some of his standout cars along the way include the VW rabbit, hot-rodded Karmann Ghia, Datsun roadster, Mercedes 500E, BMW 2800, BMW M5, Mercedes C63-P31 package, Mazda Miata NA and his first Porsche, a 1985 911 Carrera. Miguel’s 1967 Datsun roadster was the car that introduced him to track days and racing. Miguel has a long history in the Northern California motorsports scene.

    Miguel got back into Porsche in 2019. His current Porsche is a 2008 997 Turbo Tiptronic. This is a car which he uses regularly as track weapon, long distance tourer and as a daily driver on the streets of San Francisco. As you will hear, Miguel loves to modify his cars. His current 911 Turbo is no exception, it now has modified suspension for track usage among other enhancements. Miguel mentions he likes to add his mods incrementally so he can measure the changes on the track. In saying that his 997.1 Turbo is now well sorted.

    Welcome back to the PorscheCooled Podcast.

    Follow Miguel on Instagram @calspeed




     

    Michael (@michael.bath) owns a first generation 997 Carrera, comes from Australia and currently resides in Bahrain. Steve (@gtst3ve) is a Porsche owner and enthusiast from Sydney, Australia.




    This podcast is part of a series with Steve where two mates chat about all things Porsche. Thanks for listening.

    PorscheCooled Exclusive member
    Become a member of PorscheCooled and help support the Podcast. It will keep us talking!
    https://www.patreon.com/porschecooled

    The PorscheCooled Podcast is available everywhere you get your podcasts.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    PorscheCooled Owner Stories #79 - Tyler 2007 997 Carrera and 986 Boxster

    PorscheCooled Owner Stories #79 - Tyler 2007 997 Carrera and 986 Boxster

    In today’s PorscheCooled Podcast Michael presents episode 79 of Owner Stories with Tyler from Minneapolis in the U.S. Having always loved sports cars, Tyler only got into Porsche quite recently. A fond memory of a ‘sports car’ was his dads brand new red Chevy Cavalier. A car that Tyler though was the ‘coolest thing at the time’. This is also the car his dad taught him how to drive stick in - a car Tyler loved.

    Tyler only started thinking about Porsche around 2018 after seeing a very cool ‘80’s Guards Red 911 on a business trip. This is not to say he never appreciated the lines and the iconic shape before then - he did. After attending an auction in 2019 (to look at Mazda Miatas) Tyler realised that it was possible to get a sports car for good money. In fact, some Miatas were even getting closer to Porsche world prices. This got Tyler thinking and searching.

    After enjoying his dads Cavalier Tyler owned sensible cars including Chevys and Hondas. In early 2020 the time felt right to get a ‘fun car on the side” this time Tyler decided to extend his search to Porsche and found one quite quickly. He went to view a 2001 Lapis Blue 986 Boxster and after the test drive he knew this was the car. A car he felt at one with.

    Tyler’s Porsche journey moved forward quickly. In 2021, he decided that the ‘fun car needed a rear seat’ for all the family to enjoy - his wife agreed. Tyler started the search for his first 911. The one to catch Tyler’s attention was the Millennium Edition 996, a car his wife was not sold on. Moving forward the 997 generation became an option and Tyler knew what he wanted and started searching. Not long after he found one with every option on his list. His second Porsche is a ‘07 911 Carrera in black, manual with sand beige interior. The Honda Civic is gone, the Boxster is now up for sale and Tyler and his family are loving their Porsche 911.

    Welcome back to the PorscheCooled Podcast.

    Follow Tyler on Instagram @tylerttwoc




     

    Michael (@michael.bath) owns a first generation 997 Carrera, comes from Australia and currently resides in Bahrain. Steve (@gtst3ve) is a Porsche owner and enthusiast from Sydney, Australia.




    This podcast is part of a series with Steve where two mates chat about all things Porsche. Thanks for listening.

    PorscheCooled Exclusive member
    Become a member of PorscheCooled and help support the Podcast. It will keep us talking!
    https://www.patreon.com/porschecooled

    The PorscheCooled Podcast is available everywhere you get your podcasts.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    PorscheCooled Owner Stories #78 – Freddie 997.1 GT3RS, 991.2 GT3 Touring, 964 C4, 997.1 C2S

    PorscheCooled Owner Stories #78 – Freddie 997.1 GT3RS, 991.2 GT3 Touring, 964 C4, 997.1 C2S

    In today’s PorscheCooled Podcast Michael presents episode 78 of Owner Stories with Freddie from Toronto, Canada. Freddie started noticing Porsches from a young age. He had the poster on the wall of the iconic 930 Turbo and its whale tail. He also remembers a 964 commercial shown on Canadian TV in the ‘90s showcasing all the unique Porsche 911 colours of the time.

    Freddie like most of us didn’t start with a Porsche, he was heavily into Hondas and still owns one today. His first car was a 1990 Honda CRX Si a car he modified and made just that little bit better. Freddie mentions early on that he is a ‘90s guy and pretty much all the cars he has owned are from the 1990s and later. So, after the CRX the cars that followed included many Hondas, BMWs, Toyotas, Acura’s and even a Lexus. Freddie’s third Honda CRX purchased in 2007 he still owns and sits under a cover in his garage.

    Apart from his current four Porsches Freddie also has a couple of daily drivers. These include a BMW F80 M3 and a E90 335i as well as his ‘winter daily’ a Volkswagen Sportwagon. As you can see Freddie loves his cars. Now for the Porsches. The first 911 came in 2002 when Freddie and his wife purchased a brand new 911 - a 996 Carrera 2, white on tan with aero package. A big jump from the Hondas and Freddie recalls that at the time he and his wife felt like they were ‘driving the fastest car in the world.’ A fun car, but after 6 years of ownership Freddie wanted something more. A bigger jump followed in 2008 when Freddie purchased one of the best 911s – a 2007 997 GT3RS in Orange. A car Freddie still owns.  

    Other Porsches owned which have now left the garage include a ’91 964 911 Turbo, 997.1 Turbo, a 1990 964 C4. Oh, and the one he almost forgot to mention the 2010 low mileage GT3. So apart from the 997 GT3 RS what completes Freddie current line-up? Well, that would be a 997.1 Carrera 2S, a well sorted 964 Carrera 4 in the rare shade of Baltic Blue metallic as well as his 911 (991.2) GT3 Touring in Chalk.

    Freddie remains humble and acknowledges everything has just come together well - especially when his day job overlaps with his Porsche passion. He has a soft spot for 964’s but just remember to ask two key questions before purchase – ‘is it leaking oil and does the Aircon work?’

    Welcome back to the PorscheCooled Podcast.




     
    Follow Freddie on Instagram @911luv
     


    Michael (@michael.bath) owns a first generation 997 Carrera, comes from Australia and currently resides in Bahrain. Steve (@gtst3ve) is a Porsche owner and enthusiast from Sydney, Australia.




    This podcast is part of a series with Steve where two mates chat about all things Porsche. Thanks for listening.

    PorscheCooled Exclusive member
    Become a member of PorscheCooled and help support the Podcast. It will keep us talking!
    https://www.patreon.com/porschecooled

    The PorscheCooled Podcast is available everywhere you get your podcasts.

    • 1 hr 55 min

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Michael and his co-host Steve share first-hand experience of buying, maintaining and enjoying arguably the greatest sports car ever made - and the passion that ensues.

A must listen for enthusiast owners and prospective owners of Porsche sports cars.

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