By Marie-Laurence Paquin from www.auto123.com
Coffee Run leaders are advised to drive their planned route a few days before the run to ensure that there are no unexpected surprises; and with good reason.
For a variety of reasons I got around to driving the route on Thursday evening. By 7:45 I’d made it about 5 minutes west of Lanark on County Road 12, then disaster struck. The road was completely torn up for widening construction. I had to improvise in short order and then drive a new route that night.
The weather forecast for Saturday June 19th was less than encouraging with the threat of thundershowers developing late in the morning. Regardless, thirty optimistic individuals arrived at the Starbucks at the IKEA Mall on Pinecrest in a total of twenty-two Porsches. This was the largest number of cars to take part in a Coffee Run in the last seven or eight years as I can recall. A wide variety of Stuttgart’s engineering efforts were on hand ranging from the usual assortment of 911’s, (964, 993, 996, 997), 944’s, Boxsters, Boxster S’s plus a single 951 and 928.