|Autocross fun at 9000 feet
(Keysone Parade, 2009)
|Paul Jr drives Sammy to a Parade
|Sammy on the Savannah 2011
Parade Rally (overall winner)
The 2004 Cayenne-S named Sammy was purchased in
March 2008 from Stevens Creek Porsche in Santa Clara,
California. He had 50,000 miles, was well cared for, and
had the options we wanted (including tow package and
Lapis Blue Metallic Paint). We flew up to San Jose, and
drove Sammy home.
Nearly twelve years later, Sammy had over 255,000
miles, more than 100,000 of which were hauling Butch or
Snickers on a trailer to well over one hundred races.
Sammy made three coast-to-coast trips, and attended
seven Porsche Parades. Though still solid, tight and
strong, Sammy was finally starting to show his age
cosmetically. We hated to see him go, but since we had a
newer Cayenne (Faust), Sammy was sold in January 2020.
This Cayenne-S had more than met our expectations,
being a great commuter car, tow vehicle, hauler of racing
gear, and general work-cat (not horse). Comfortable,
powerful, quiet, smooth and reliable, Sammy was also
incredibly stable when towing 4500 lbs of trailer in any
condition (at 15 mpg, even!).
Beyond that, Sammy had fun running rallies and several
driving events, wining trophies at the PCA National
"Porsche Parade" Autocross on occasion. Then, it would
accommodate four in style and comfort to a fancy night
on the town.
Some people still pooh-pooh the Cayenne, claiming it
isn't a real Porsche. Probably they haven't driven one,
because the performance, utility, comfort, design,
integrity, and build quality are as good as any Porsche.
We have had over a dozen Porsches of all types, and
Sammy was probably the best ever. He did everything
we asked (and more), and remained solid throughout his
adventurous, wonderful, and fun-filled life with us.
Goodbye, Dear Sammy!
|Kelsey and Ruth with Sammy on the
2012 Parade Rally in Salt Lake City
Sammy and Butch resting at a Dairy Queen in beautiful - and surprisingly cool! - Plymouth Indiana.
Heading to High Plains Raceway, Colorado, on the way home from the 2011 Savannah Parade.