Sharkwerks is one of the premier Porsche tuner shops in the world and I was taking my 2015 991 GT3 to their shop for some “Shark treatment”.
At 4am on the dot, my buddy and ace photographer James Law arrived at my place to hop in the car and join me on the ride to NorCal. This was the perfect time to not only beat the traffic here in LA but it also meant we could make the drive without having to worry about police officers on every corner.
James hadn’t been in my car yet as it was new so we spoke at length about the car and why I chose it. That eventually lead to conversation about enjoying life, positivity, relationships, love, change and culture (it’s a long drive). We were on a roll and got in some good jokes along the way.
While some had warned me about the boring drive along the I-5 North, I felt it was quite beautiful to see the plethora of cow farms and trees that lined up along the highway. The occasional rain and ominous looking clouds made for a beautiful backdrop.
After one spirited run along the highway, a CHP officer who was pulled over along the side of the road pointed furiously at us like a cartoon character. For some reason my immediate reaction was to just smile and wave so I did. Maybe we woke him, but either way, it was funny.
While we did rev the car nicely as we passed him, we stayed within the limits of posted speed signs. I swear, we really did. Like, double super serious pinky swear. After a couple of pit-stops and approximately 5 hours of driving we had finally made it to Sharkwerks in Fremont California.