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“.
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
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
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
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