We are all on a 15-day lockdown but that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy your air-cooled Porsche. Driving is an option because you are isolated in your individual cockpit so you can maintain the self-quarantine and social distancing requirements set out by the government.
The biggest problem is that generally drives are conducted with other Porsche enthusiasts. The social aspect of a cup of coffee while we congregate and a stop for lunch is a big part of the drive. Like everything else in life right now it requires a change in habit. No coffee klatch during meet-up and no lunch at a little roadside diner.
Several of us have talked about getting together for a drive. We usually use walkie-talkies to communicate during the drive anyway so we could meet the quarantine guidelines and still talk.
If you are not in the Asheville area where I organize drives, make use of the “Find-a-Drive” or “Create-a-Drive” program within AirBrigade.com. You do need to be a member and signed into Air Brigade to access the function. If you are interested in setting up a drive, use the dropdown under your name in the upper right corner of the web site. You can click on “Post-a-Drive” to create a drive that identifies how many Porsches can drive, how long it is going to be and a general route description. Other Air Brigade air-cooled Porsche owners/members can then see that you have organized a drive and can sign up for it.
So how do we make a safe social distancing drive that conforms to safety guidelines?
Create a route and send it out ahead to all participants so they have the turn-by-turn directions in their car or loaded in their GPS.
Arrange a meeting point.
Advise everyone to bring a walkie-talkie (if you don’t own a set the Air Brigade shop has an option to order a set off Amazon. They can be to your house in two days in most cases.
When you arrive at the meeting point for the start you can greet each other via walk-talkie or you can get out of your cars and maintain a 6’ safe distance between each of you. In most cases it is just five or six Porsches so you can easily meet the guideline of less than ten-person meeting with 6’ separating each of you.
Hop in your cars and drive!
Gas is cheap and everyone is looking for something to do, so set up a drive now for next week.
See you on the road in an air-cooled!
Tags: Drive air-cooled Porsches, Self-Quarantine driving, Classic Porsche