I’m lucky to have some good friends that share my love (okay, total obsession) with Porsche. Two friends in particular, Gary Barklind and Martin Wild also share a willingness to adorn their beautiful cars with historical racing liveries…nothing subtle about our cars anymore! We have been talking about getting together for a livery themed drive for some time, but this past summer, we actually made it happen. For more details on my livery, you can see this post from early in 2022.
Gary has a 981 Cayman with the Martini Racing “hippie” livery which looks perfectly psychedelic. Martin has a 987 Cayman with the red and blue striped Brumos Racing livery that is a perfect match for the lines of his car. I have a modern interpretation of the classic Martini Racing team livery on my 718 Spyder. Three different generations of mid-engine Porsches and three timeless racing liveries out to have some fun.
Shep, my 12 year old son, joined us on the trip and also took one of my favorite photos from the day:
We met up early in the morning at the intersection of SR 9 and 20 in Sedro Wooley to gas up, grab some snacks and start the drive:
Our route took us north on SR 9 and some spirited driving on Mosquito Lake Road, a true gem of a twisty back road. We stopped at the one-lane bridge crossing the middle fork of the Nooksack river to stretch our legs and take some photos. We got lucky and another car didn’t come along for about 20 minutes.
Our next stop was in Welcome, and we took another short break and of course…more photos. We had a video crew along with us as well and this stop allowed them to catch up. The poor guys were in an old Toyota Land Cruiser and the didn’t stand a chance in the twisties!
We had a blast making our way up Mt. Baker Highway and we had virtually no traffic. The cars we did see were so enamored with our cars that they pulled over and let us pass (which never happens)! We took our time exploring Mt. Baker and driving up to Artist Point. Lots of fun photos at the top!
Some shots at Heather Meadows:
More photos at the visitor center with Table Mountain in the background and then on to Artist Point:
We made our way back down the mountain for a lunch stop at Chair 9 Woodstone Pizza and Bar:
A few shots courtesy of our our film crew:
Gary and Martin partnered on writing a Spiel article about the trip and it was fun to get to re-live the whole experience a few months later when the magazine arrived! You can read the fantastic Spiel article here – https://www.nwpublishingcenter.com/Spiel_Nov22_Digital.pdf
Here is the video that the film crew captured of the day. It was an amazing day of driving! Huge thanks to Gary and Martin for planning the route and being such great companions. Thanks to Andrew and his crew for keeping up as best they could and capture some great footage: