I was born in 1966 and was a petrol head long before the term was invented.
My love affair with Porsche began in ’74, when I saw my first 911 – three years later, my Dad bought me a Scalextric Martini 935 and the die was cast.
Decades of hard work followed, in automotive engineering, sales and marketing, and ultimately as a company director/owner. However, despite having many beautiful cars, my dream 911 remained just that.
In 2009 (aged 43), I suffered a spinal collapse, was diagnosed with an incurable bone cancer and given three - five years. The wheels fell off my life, I had to stop work, downsize everything and let go of the business I’d spent 13 years building.
Earlier this year, after 10 years of battling through four rounds of chemotherapy/radiotherapy and two bone marrow transplants, I finally bought my dream car - now it’s 911 Time!!
Mark J. Davis