Porsche Draft

From Seahawks to Volunteer

Wilderness Trail Region PCA is growing fast! We had quite a few new members joining the WTR family during the first quarter of the year. Two of them are Matthew Leach and Sarah Herlth. She just moved from a 986 Porsche Boxster S gray to a beautiful black Porsche Macan Turbo. 

You may know Matt as the guy on the orange Porsche Turbo, or the guy who became a PCA member just so that the club’s secretary could show up on a meeting wearing high heel (long story that maybe will be told on our next Newsletter, or maybe never!).

Tigger, how Matt introduced his car to me, hasn’t been Tigger all the time. Before that, it was known as “Seahawks 12th Man Porsche Turbo“.

Photo source: https://mynorthwest.com/gallery/seahawks-fan-shows-true-colors-with-custom-80000-porsche/?

This Porsche’s first owner, J. DeBruler, owner of Accutint Bellevue (provider of window tint, clear bras, custom wraps and detailing) in Washington, wrapped his 2007 Porsche Turbo in a custom Seattle Seahawks Livery to show support for his home team and presumably drum-up some business along the way. Before Tennessee became Tigger’s home, J. DeBruler decided to take Seahawks 12th Man Porsche Turbo to “enemy territory” and share its message throughout the west. With cooperation from Seahawks staff and players, he got signatures of players and coaches on the Seahawk green, vinyl-clad fenders. And then it was off to visit the NFL stadiums in California, Arizona and Colorado.

Although a dangerous move, he sure did promote his business and we know that his car made it through safe. In fact, many of Seattle’s  rivals fans loved the car and ended taking pictures with DeBruler and his car. Before we get to the Tennessee side of the story, check it out some of this journey’s photos.

Matt couldn’t believe when he found his dream car for sale on the opposite side of the country and after fulfilling its mission on West Coast, the Seahawks 12th Man Porsche Turbo did Touchdown in Tri-Cities, its new home. As Matt became this Porsche’s 2nd owner, he didn’t know much about the story behind it or who the the previous owner were, but after investigating further, he became DeBruler’s Facebook friend, where he discovered that his car was famous, being displayed in many NFL related and unrelated events, traveling across NFL stadiums, displayed on Magazines, News and Websites.

Matt has been a VOLS supporter since his childhood and he decided that his love for Porsche’s and for the Volunteers had to be bonded together. That’s how Tigger was born; before enjoying driving his car, after talking to the owner of TCCC (Tri City Collision Center) to discuss the transformation project, a week later the work began:

After 12 weeks in the shop, meowing time was over and it was time to “ROAR”. Tigger has born.

Tigger Spec, Key Features & Mods

Year: 2007

Model: 911 Turbo Coupe (997 TT)

MSRP: $ 144,458.00

Original Color: Meteor Grey Metallic

Current Color: Orange – Bodywork and Paint by Wade Hartman Tri-Cities Collision Center

Interior: Black Full Leather

Transmission: Tiptronic S

Brakes: Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes

Parking Assistant System

Sport Chrono Package Turbo

Öhlins Coilovers

GT3 H&R Sway Bars

GFG Giovanna 19” Wheels

Kenwood Double-DIN DVD w/ Navi & CarPlay

2x Alpine S-Series Mono Amp

2x Alpine S-Series 10” Subwoofers

Alpine S-Series 5-Channel Amp

Alpine S-Series Dash Speakers

Alpine S-Series Rear Deck Speakers

BCM Intake Filters

ByDesign Inlet Pipes

ByDesign 4.5 Intercoolers

ByDesign Intercoolers Pipes

Custom 3” X-Pipe Exhaust

IPD Plenum

IPD Y-Pipe

ByDesign Custom Cobb Tune by Sambo

Giac Stage 3 TCU Tune

AMG BRABUS Custom Paddle Shifters

Rennkit 4″ eRam Electric Spoiler Kit Porsche

Partial Front XPEL Platinum Plus PPF – by Knox Details

Full Body IGL Ceramic Coating – by Justin Queen @ Reflective Lab

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