Where to begin? It’s always tough for me to just “dump” down this stuff when I get here. Europe has a very deeply rooted connection with me in that some of my most formative years were spent here, so to try and describe things really seem overwhelming because it’s not just a “mission” for me. Being here really transports me internally to former times in my life that sculpted me, taught me, gave me essentials that reemerge and make me reflect and remember. Okay! Down to business.
The flight was almost surreal, I was going over the month ahead and it was so hard to make sense of it all. So much to pack in that I finally gave my mind a rest by telling myself just to stick to the general idea that I would just “suit up and show up”, and all else would fall into place on its own.
My friends are here, my past is here and my future is here and now I am here! The first thing I was to contend with was that I had 5 hours to wait at Shiphol before my friend Paul could pick me up. He was at Messe Essen all day friday working with cars and couldn’t break free till late in the day. Thankfully, he traveled from Germany to Amsterdam to find me tired and ready to go to Hetteran to sleep at Chris and Annelise’s house. They were on “holiday” in Berlin for the weekend so I had the place to myself.
My gps, vodaphone, euro’s and BMW were waiting for me there. A short nights rest, then off to Techno Classica at the crack of dawn the next morning. At “Essen” (Messe Essen Techno Classica) I usually have a car or two there on display to sell, but this time I had but a mere book I prepared to show the Big Dealers/Collectors about “Matilda”, my ultra rare original numbers matching 1958 Rudge 356A Cabrio-still in California, to market it in Europe. My “assignment” as chief Product Developer for my company Z911Partsstore.com
, is to talk to my “people” relative to Porsche products to introduce to the USA products that are “Cutting-edge” for our Porsche community back home.
Twin Plug Distributors, MFI Throttle bodies, Stacks, MFI Space Cams, Sheet Metal panels, R/RS/ST products made and developed all across Europe in “semi secret” to introduce to the USA and my task, to be the FIRST on having these for the US market and to solidify Z911Partsstore’s exclusivity for handling these “Unobtanium Products” for the USA.
Many of these innovations were inceptioned based on our ‘Thinktanking” and discussed with my “Producers/Fabricators” out here years ago when I first came out. The BIGGEST questions then were based on: “What the Porsche Performance world needs, doesn’t have anymore and how to do something about it!”
As this month progresses, I will keep up with “progress notes” and pictures of our doings and developments. Meanwhile, enjoy Techno Classica Essen, and some funny other pix through my eyes. (the pix of us unloading the Bay Window VW busses were taken today in Nettetal)… Life is good.
– STAY TUNED!
– Jonathan Sieger