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  • I can still remember seeing that car for the first time at EASY in Emeryville. It changed everything for me. Truly one of the best examples of an early Sports Purpose 911. Fantastic article and write-up!

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  • Alexander Bermudez

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    Thanks Bob, I greatly appreciate your kind words, especially in light of your own efforts.

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  • Great article Alex, and great photos,,,,,,
    Me too Bob. It was at EASY in '00 or '01. I was totally blown away that such a gang with the same mind-set as me even existed. I was adopted on the spot. The first thing I did when I got home was to get a set of RGruppe plates from the registry for my hotrod 911. ,,,,,,,,,, Great story Ken,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,!!

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  • Great story, very well written Alexander! If anybody is interested, I took a look at the aforementioned WEVO 912 with a 996 GT3 Cup engine with a short outline of it's build here at:
    http://www.carbuildindex.com/6342/1969-porsche-912-gt3-cup/#comment-608
    Let us know if you are able to persuade him into selling the R Gruppe to you. Enjoy!

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  • Guest (Ken Shahoian)

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    Actually, I'll pin R Gruppe down to a couple of earlier occasions--Cris trading up from a 914 to a '72T in '80, where I met him at the College of Alameda where we were both taking classes (I had a '68 wannabe 2.0S coupe I'd scrounged up two weeks out of high school), and his meeting Rodney Chew around town in Oakland.

    So onto this car: Cris found it down the street from his house in a driveway, basically abandoned ~1990. Cris called me, I didn't feel like spending $4K on a dead '69S, he bought it, and my cousin (the one who does the 910/907 thing now) painted it in his dad's garage.

    Seems like half a lifetime ago.

    from Oakland, CA, USA
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  • Guest (mike)

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    You, really, should, reconsider, how, many, commas, you, use, and, learn, their, proper, usage.

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  • Guest (Kevin Truong)

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    Great write up Alex! Long time no see after I left Greg's shop. Hope all is well. Motor on buddy!

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  • Alexander Bermudez

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    Hey Kevin, it has been a long time but I still frequent House Automotive, in fact I brought the R-Gruppe car to Greg before and after the road trip, just to check and top up the fluids… How are things with you? Still racing the Cayman I hope!?!

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  • Warms my heart to read your article Alex. The car is so very familiar to so many of us. Thank you for taking such care with the car's story. And the photos; every one is desktop wallpaper!

    Jens

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  • Alexander Bermudez

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    Thank you Jens, I had such an amazing time with the car, it was hard to give it back to George!

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