It was Saturday, December 4th, 7:00am, and Mayday Mikey was banging at my door at the crack of dawn. I opened my eyes to quite possibly one of the worst hangovers ever after an epic night of beer pong and ol’ fashioned whiskey cocktails. Why was he waking me up? Simple, Cars and Coffee, and the December 4th event would end up being worth every hangover moment because little did I know that we would be encountering a gem that day..
Arriving to that day’s Cars and Coffee was quite overbearing as the number of cars was easily 700 plus of all varieties. As we started moving about like hawks on a mission looking for a diamond in the rough, there it was. David Ho’s pearl white Porsche Carrera with red leather Recaro Buckets, slammed on RUF racing wheels. It literally made jaws drop as it sat there hammered, subtlety adding to the scenery. The search was on for the owner and luckily enough we caught Mr. Ho as he was about to leave. We exchanged information and the story began…
Rewind << A few weeks prior to the December 4th Cars and Coffee the Mayday Crew was sitting at a café where we were attempting to mastermind what our Christmas shoot theme would be for 2010. It took a bit, but Mayday David threw it out, Santa and his Sleigh. Now being that we are from Houston Texas there are few things that we never really encounter, one being snow, which is obvious because as I write this feature it is currently 80 degrees outside, and the other is reindeer. So up came the creativity. A convertible car would be the sleigh and horses as reindeer…but where the hell were we going to get someone to loan us horses to pull a Porsche as a sleigh? [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="672" caption="Santa lost weight?"][/caption]
Mayday Mikey put out the calling on Facebook, and our good friend Drew DuPre just so happened to be at one time involved in equestrian culture. So, with a couple of phone calls we were invited to come out to the Blue Ribbon Meadows Horse Ranch out in Katy, Texas. But, before we could go to the ranch we had to get the go ahead from the Dr. David Ho, because lets face it, if you had a Porsche would you want a couple of tons of pure horse muscle near your baby?
I had to email the Doctor and see how he felt about this idea and the email went a little something like this. “Dear David, we would like to use your car for our Christmas photo shoot this year and the theme is Santa’s Sleigh. Would you be up for having your car as a sleigh being pulled by a couple of “trained” horses? Meanwhile you would be holding the reigns as Santa!” I sent the email with fingers crossed knowing I had a 50/50 chance of something happening so outrageous. Low and behold the God of Bomex was watching that evening as I received a strong response from Dr. Ho, “Let’s do it!”
So off to the ranch we went!
When we arrived to Blue Ribbon Meadows Ranch there was something about the 993 that fit so perfectly. Maybe it was because the Porsche was completely out of its habitat, out of the urban jungle sitting in the country where the streets had little pavement and the nearest automobile was of 4×4 nature.
From the GT2 wing in the rear to the ultra rare RUF racing wheels David’s 993 flows extremely well. I don’t know about you guys, but I think this 993 is an ample substitute for Santa’s Sleigh no?
It took a while for the horses to become accustomed to the situation at hand. The two “rein horses” of the day were Arthur and Bessie. Hailing from New Zealand and Holland the two fit the bill perfectly as Dr. Ho proceeded to play as Santa.
We REALLY wanted to get some rig shots with the horses , but unfortunately we did not have enough time to execute a 19th century style rig shot…so back to the car we went.
David has owned his Porsche since 1995 and is the original owner. Originally a ricer, David has an appreciation for tuning and has great taste.
As most of our audience knows this is the second 993 that we have featured on Mayday Garage. The first being Princeton Wong’s beast and the second now being David Ho’s, and it is no secret that we have a soft spot for Porsches. And as for the 993, well, we have been pretty lucky and being that it is the last of the aircooled generation and we love it that much more!
We would like to give a special thanks to David Ho, Barbara Jacobs, Drew DuPre, and all of the people that helped us out at the Blue Ribbon Meadows Ranch for our 2010 Christmas shoot.
And we would also like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas as we begin to close the 2010 year and we look forward to blowing up even more shit in 2011~!
Suspension / Rollers:
Bilstein pss9 coil overs
Fvd airbag steering wheel
Recaro pole positions with recaro red leathers-backs painted white
Porsche factory side spoilers
Gt2 rear wing
Carbon fiber hood painted white
Retrofitted hid headlights
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