Where My Love for Cars Began

shutterstock_262244042.jpgMy love of cars was ignited by a 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible that my grandfather rebuilt in his garage as I peered over his shoulder. Growing up, I was always around cars, and fondly remember my two uncles spending hours rebuilding them. While one uncle told me stories about the time spent transforming his corvette, the other had a Porsche that was his prized possession. Despite being very different cars, I have always felt a strong connection to both brands.

When I became old enough to drive, I was fortunate enough to be able to purchase a car—not to mention excited to have my very own wheels! That car was a 1988 Nissan Sentra, and I know what you’re thinking. No, it wasn’t luxurious or fast, but it was mine. At the time of purchase, my Sentra was painted, by choice, a stingy brown. However, being a teenage girl, I quickly, and appropriately, had it repainted an eye-catching turquoise blue, and revamped the interior before I hit the road. That Sentra stuck by my side for many miles and served me well, but it was never my dream car.

Today, I still feel a connection with the Porsche brand, specifically the 911 Turbo, Panamera and Cayenne models. These cars are the pinnacle of German engineering and their beautiful design sets them apart from the rest of the wheels on the road. Porsche perfectly embodies luxury and sport at the same time. The 911 Turbo in the convertible form is my ideal Sunday cruiser. The Porsche Panamera is my ideal luxury sedan, designed to keep with Porsche’s sports car roots, yet is the perfect car to drive around town running errands with unmatched comfort. Thanks to the leather lined cabin and an almost endless array of amenities, the Porsche Cayenne, is the perfect SUV.

We are all a product of our upbringing, and being a car enthusiast from a young age, I was excited that my journey placed me at Copart where my knowledge of the automotive industry continues to expand.

What’s your favorite car? Leave a comment below!

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