Porsches = Smiles for U.S. troops

I was invited by the founder of the Porsche Enthusiasts Club of Kuwait, Tarek Al Shafie, to take part in a group drive up to Camp Arifjan for the U.S. Army’s 3rd Annual Muscle Car & Bike Show.

The show was created a few years back to provide American troops, stationed in Kuwait, with an opportunity to get some face-time with muscle cars and motorcycles from local clubs.

The reason we were invited was to add a bit of German flair to the American machinery usually on display at the show. After all, who doesn’t have a soft spot for Porsches?

The journey to the military camp started off at 8:15 AM, on a freezing and somewhat hazy morning.

We left the Mishref area in a convoy of nine Porsches, ranging from 993 Carreras to a 997 GT3. I was handed the keys to a yellow 993 Carrera Cabriolet… too bad it was too cold to put the top down.

Once we arrived to Camp Arifjan, we had to go through a lengthy security-check process… understandably so.

We were then escorted into the base, following a white Ford Crown Victoria with flashing police lights.

As soon as we parked, we got the chance to stretch our legs and do a little bit of roaming around the supermarket and cafe areas. Then it was back to the display area, interacting with the troops and other car lovers whenever the opportunity arose.

All in all, it was definitely an enjoyable way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Thank you Porsche Enthusiasts Club of Kuwait!

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16 Comments on “Porsches = Smiles for U.S. troops”

  1. id Says:

    Wish I could of joined, looked like fun!

  2. Miss Good Egg Says:

    “After all, who doesn’t have a soft spot for Porsches?”

    I don’t. I actually hate Porsches, especially the Carrera.

    • 6are8 Says:

      @Miss Good Egg
      the saying goes: If it ain’t a Carrera it ain’t a Porsche! Please don’t tell me you think the Cayenne is a Porsche lol

      • Miss Good Egg Says:

        lol I don’t like the Cayenne either x[ I sat in the passenger seat of the Panamera and it was tolerable although I’m not psyched about how it looks from the outside either. Dunno, just not a Porsche person I guess hehe.

  3. drifting RC Says:

    Great post. I am glad that those solders were able to experience these great cars.

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  5. qabaq Says:

    Woow, I wish i attended. didn’t hear about it!

    btw, is Porsche Enthusiasts Club different than Porsche Club of Kuwait?

    I sold my Porsche, can i still join the club?

    • el wehbi Says:

      The club is different than the Porsche Club of Kuwait. I’m not sure of the rules for joining, but I will find out for you. Maybe you should buy another Porsche πŸ˜‰

  6. The Stig Says:

    Miss Good Egg..
    You insulted me πŸ˜›

  7. Abdulla Says:

    You got handed the keys to a yellow Porsche !! jeez maybe I should start blogging about cars and maybe just maybe join the “Ferrari enthusiasts club” … Glad you had fun times, enjoy it wHile you can.

  8. Ahmed Says:

    Cars dont look so dusty in your pics … Nice post

  9. 6are8 Says:

    It was a nice drive πŸ˜‰ The pics are great! Good job and thanks for coming along πŸ˜€

  10. Marzouq Says:

    Thats very cool!

  11. El Jockey Says:

    Could they not have provided some newer porsches for the troops ? Poor guys had to deal with old school hand me downs. And can someone please tell me whats up with that pink porsche with gold rims. Someone doesn’t actually drive that thing do they lol

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