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Windymiller

Several porsches, but none wave back...

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Having waved like I'm marshalling a Hercules transporter into land and grinned like a Cheshire Cat at any (not just Caymans) Porsche that I pass on the roads in Bucks, all to not even the feigntest acknowledgement of my 'same marque' road etiquette I have drawn a conclusion that other Porsche drivers are either:

 

1) Ignorant / rude / snobbish

2) Too cool to wave back

3) Myopic

4) Enjoying their drive so much and gripping their wheel so fiercely they just don't notice me waving and gurning like a fool, and/or don't have the nerve to remove a hand from the wheel to wave back....

 

Other's impressions...?

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Probably 1, most are 911 owners and afraid to wave in case they wave at a Boxster ;)

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I generally give an acknowledgement wave too 911's, Boxsters and Caymans and get a 'hit' rate of about 4/10 back.

 

Find the majority of those people who return the wave are owners that have gone for a few subtle modifications (wheel colour change etc...), those who have bought a special model (GT3, GTS, R etc...), or older base model cars where the owner is just enjoying the 'Porsche' experience without the 'snobbery, I have a 911' mentality.

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I got talking to a neighbour who has a 911 Turbo so we bonded over the brand. trouble is it was only because i saw him inspecting the damage from a drugged up driver taking the side off while it was parked. 

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I've realised what it is with 911 drivers.....

 

.... with a million of the cars having been built and (most) on the road it must be 'waving fatigue', essentially a 911 owners version of RSI. 

 

They're nigh on as common place as a Mondeo and you wouldn't catch 'Dagenham dustbin' drivers waving at each and everyone as they pass on the road, so the same must be the case for 911 drivers. 

 

Seeeemples...

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Same... Not the same sort of "comradery" as you get with motorcycle riders! ... I always give a nod on my Fireblade & a flash etc to other Porsche drivers...

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Sounds like perhaps we should lead by example and flash/wave at any and every Porcine Vehicle we see going the other way....it may take years, but a journey of a thousand miles starts with one step etc etc?

 

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I'll always wave and flash my lights whenever I see another Porsche, hit and miss whether it is returned though.

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Maybe waving isn't enough..why don't we all commit to doing something a little more eye catching...perhaps a cheeky hard swerve into their lane then pulling back to the left just before a head on seems inevitable! Bound to get their attention......the "Cayman Curve and Swerve"?😨

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Not a Porsche owner long here.

 

Saw a Cayman "identical" to mine recently when i was actually in the Porka and not the daily (Seen at least 3 local when in the daily). And the driver was looking right at me as he headed my way. Waved or thumbs up - and nothing back.

 

Won't stop me doing the same again though......

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6 hours ago, Craiglm68 said:

Maybe waving isn't enough..why don't we all commit to doing something a little more eye catching...perhaps a cheeky hard swerve into their lane then pulling back to the left just before a head on seems inevitable! Bound to get their attention......the "Cayman Curve and Swerve"?😨

 

Great plan, bound to get them flashing their lights at you with this! Might even get a wave...or some sort of gesture 😂

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