Dmitrij Juvko, or Dima, is a passionate Porsche enthusiast. From humble beginnings, Dima worked hard and smart, built up his character and turned his dreams into reality after buying his first Porsche at the age of 22. Being focused and quick on his feet, Dima ‘graduated’ from his first Porsche model, the 944, to a 987 Boxter, then to a 911 4S in the span of a few years.
His Porsche collection now includes a range of models: from a Macan GTS which was gifted to his wife, to a 911 GT3 (991) as well as historic 911 models, such as a ’77 Targa and a 911SC.
TIme has come again for Dima to love his passion – that’s why he packed his belongings, grabbed his wife and two kids and moved to Germany in order to be closer to the spirit of ten automotive legends.
HERE IS WHAT I’D LIKE TO TELL BRIEFLY ABOUT MYSELF AS A GUY WHOSE LIFE “CROSSED WITH PORSCHE” AND THEN WAS DEVELOPING ONE WAY
1986. Dima Juvko was born in a small Lithuanian town.
1999. This boy bought his first car (ZAZ 968M), which the parents did not even know about.
And what’s curious – the car was with … a rear engine.
Now I understand that it was not by chance…
I bought this car for money, and the history of earning this money itself … is a separate interesting story. In short, as the old saying goes: ‘A single thread from everyone – and there’s a shirt for a naked one’. At the same time, in parallel, I began to develop my ‘entrepreneurial spirit’. My father saw all this and wisely supported my ‘thorny Path to the Heights of Success’. In a similar way, speaking metaphorically, adult eagles teach their chicks to fly by pushing them out of the nest.
Meanwhile, as if again ‘in parallel’ in the same 1999, I won the first place in the republican competition for the best essay. And the topic of this work was: ‘Car racing on a real track’. At that time, I clearly saw in front of me all the smallest details of races, including the special tactics of racers when overtaking and cornering.
In 2006, I went to work in Holland (to pick berries) in order to earn money for my first PORSCHE.
At that time, my desire to ‘earn’ was so great that I worked as much as it was allowed. I remember that at that time I all the time wore the same shorts because I saved money for pants.
I came back home after 3 months, but I still did not have enough money for PORSCHE, and then I clearly realized that in this way I will never earn enough money to buy a PORSCHE.
Finally, I could only afford to buy Ford Fiesta 1.1 and used it until I acquired (on occasion) PORSCHE 944, which, by the way, is still a relic in my current PORSCHE collection.<strong”>2004 to <strong”>2008. The university, the Transport Engineering Department.
I wanted to find out how a car operates ‘from inside’.
I understood that without this knowledge no talk of ‘Fast Driving’ can be carried on.
2006. Work at the PORSCHE service centre.
Only at that time I learned that Alfredas Kudla was the first Lithuanian racer who participated in the PORSCHE CUP motor racing competition with his own car.
I went to Alfredas to work as a car washman and a mechanic and did not think about how much I will be paid for this job.
I was happy to be every day next to PORSCHE and Alfredas and to see who and how buys PORSCHE, to be aware of new products on the market, to watch what happens on racing tracks, as the saying is: ‘Looking at everything from inside’.
Shortly speaking, I always and everywhere wanted to be close to Alfredas.
Now, looking back at my ‘One Boy’s Story’ I can clearly see the influence made on me by all these seemingly … ‘the smallest details’…
2007. At long last the time came for my first PORSCHE, and it turned out to be 944 model, which is already known to you…
This year I, being less than 22 years old, had to leave my job in a large and promising transport company because its ‘management’, despite all my obvious efforts to do More and Better, was not going to ‘raise my salary’ in the foreseeable future.
At this very moment acquaintances of my elder brother offered me PORSCHE-944, which, by the way, was in need of major repairs…
However, this did not stop me. I bought a car and started repairing it myself.
2008. I bought BOXSTER 987. Just in ‘the very midst of a crisis’ and in the year when I established my first own Company.
Nevertheless, I was eager to earn regardless any obstacles.
I remember well my father’s attitude to this purchase. He then said: ‘If you really want it, buy it’.
So I did, and very soon I began to earn so much that I no longer had to worry about bank charges for leasing.
After some time, this BOXSTER was sold to my close childhood friend, who later on became ‘an avid Porsche fan’.
As matter of fact, it made ‘a Quantum Leap’ in … ‘One Boy’s Story’…
I vividly remember how at the PORSCHE sales point of Alfredas Kudla, where, as you already know, I was working, this brand-new car passed ‘a test-drive’, after which I changed its tires.
I also had a conversation with the owner of 997-4S at this PORSCHE sales point.
To my question: ‘How to become ‘the owner’ of such a car’, he replied:
‘There are 3 things that you, a boy, should better be aware when investing in such cars:
– When are you going to invest;
– How much are you going to invest;
– A period for which you are going to take an investment’.
I remember that I was impressed with his answer, and soon, having earned the necessary amount, I found this man and … bought from him this PORSCHE 997-4S, whose mileage by now has already reached about 80,000 km.
Today this car is also in my collection.
Next: 911 SC.
I bought this car from my PORSCHE Mentor Alfredas Kudla, the very person who led me from … PORSCHE on a poster to … Real PORSCHE…
I remember showing him my first 944, which poured oil on the passenger compartment of the car, and Alfredas said: ‘Well, there is serious work to do, but anyway THIS IS PORSCHE’…
This 911 SC model always stood next to the office of Alfredas, and I had to dust it off 2 times a week, admiring the beauty of this all-time classical model…
Time passed, and I bought this car from Alfredas, promising him that under no circumstances would I sell it.
Now this car is another bright page in … ‘One Boy’s Story’… .
I bought this car together with my elder brother Andrius, who, by the way, is a big PORSCHE Fan like my Father. Both of them are owners of the same cars.
Today, this car is also in my PORSCHE collection…
Next: Macan GTS.
This is a gift to my wife made when she was pregnant.
I always dreamed that the first ‘car sound’ of my child would be the unique PORSCHE sound.
The car was pedantically composed by me so that I could answer any questions of PORSCHE connoisseurs.
On one hand, this vehicle is like a ‘family car’, although … PORSCHE features can be demonstrated at any moment on the first demand…
In this regard, the GTS option was chosen not for nothing…
The car gives rise to the smile of every member of my family whenever we drive it…
Next: 911 Targa’77.
I bought this car in 2018.
Initially it was owned by the famous Lithuanian racer Stasys Brundza.
In times gone by, it was … the first PORSCHE in the USSR.
Stasys Brundza had the official permit to exceed the speeds allowed on the roads of the USSR.
It is curious that back in 1982 my Father met Stasis Brundza, who gave him an unforgettable lift of several kilometres, leaving indelible impressions of the synergy between the car and the racer.
Even after 36 years, this historical car occupies an honourable place in my collection…
Will anybody try to explain … how is this possible at all?…
Next: GT3 991.
Well, I beg to ask: ‘Who else does not know about the legendary sports history of this car?’…
I dreamed about it silently, in parallel with ‘digging up’ detailed information about this model from all possible and impossible sources of information.
I should tell that I bought my GT-3 model from a girl I met … at a traffic light when we both were in PORSCHE driving seats…
It was this purchase that ‘made me take a decision’ to move to Germany because this country is the only area that boasts ideal conditions to fully enjoy all the advantages of this ‘Automobile Legend’…
Thus, my ‘One Boy’s Story’ will get its New Development here.
And who knows, it may well be that more than one boy, having learned this Story, will create his own ‘One Boy’s Story’ on the grounds of my experience.
That is how I moved to Germany in 2019 with my beloved pregnant wife and … my five minutes to two-year-old daughter…