Iconic Porsche isn’t just historic car for owner
Ever since the designer of the original Volkswagen Beetle, Ferdinand Porsche, decided to design what he would consider the ideal sports car, the Porsche 911 has been the poster car for people growing up world wide. For dentist Andy DeCardenas, it was precisely that. Growing up watching racing when he was little and admiring the finest sports cars at the time, led him to discover the Porsche 911. Since then, it had been his dream to one day own one, and own one he did.
Once DeCardenas graduated from college and went on to become a successful dentist, he got his hands on a 1975 Porsche 911 RSR, but he didn’t stop there. After getting his licenses and getting approval, he got into racing. His passion led to the evolution of his Porsche RSR, going through multiple forms up until the one he has now. The Jägermeister Porsche doesn’t just speak to him because it was his childhood dream, “When I was a little kid I grew up watching and loving the Jägermeister Orange, it’s one of my favorite colors, but the truth of the matter is that there is more significance to the name and the logo than you think” he stated.
Being an iconic car from the seventies, the Jägermeister Porsche was always on the list of Andy’s favorite cars, but that’s not the only reason that swayed him to own the orange beauty. “This logo actually represents Saint Hubert.” He went on to talk about Saint Hubert’s story; he is the patron saint of “us hunters, not just any hunters, but hunters of men.”
Saint Hubert lived in the fifteen hundreds in a poor town where a tyrant would take money from his people and the people would have no food to eat. Saint Hubert would then hunt to feed the poor townspeople, but one day while on the hunt he was chasing a deer that turned around revealing a cross on its head between its antlers.
Being a catholic, DeCardenas was inspired by Saint Hubert to turn his Porsche into what it is today. “You see it posted on the race car” he says, “and you see it posted on everything I’ve got; it’s because I believe that we all have to be hunters of men.” By styling his car this way, he hopes to help spread the word of God just as the deer on the iconic Porsche Jägermeister logo told Saint Hubert.