Gates is something of a Porsche aficianado. His daily driver for years was/is a 1999 Porsche 911. In 1988, Gates attempted to import a rare Porsche 959 in spite of the fact that it had never been approved for federal emissions or crashworthiness. His stature did him no good and this $500,000 car sat in a customs warehouse for a decade. There's a false urban legend that Gates pressured Bill Clinton for a directive to legalize the car for "collectors."
It's on the public record that that (as a youth) he was briefly jailed in Albuquerque for racing a Porsche 911 in the desert.
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