Category Archives: Porsche

Bare-bones Porsche 356: The Mechanics Training Chassis

Porsche 356A Training Chassis engine

When I first read that Porsche produced a bare-bones 356 solely for the purpose to train mechanics in the ’50s, I was puzzled and intrigued. Why would Porsche ship a functioning shell-less car and not just stand-alone motors or transmissions? Porsche produced two 356A Training Chassis for the US with only one left in existence…

Endless Summer: Highlights from Westport’s Air-Cooled Classic Car Show

Fall has officially arrived, but with temperatures in the northeast drifting into the high 80’s last weekend, it sure didn’t feel like it. So it was a slightly different experience at this year’s 5th Annual Small Car Company’s Air-cooled Classic Car Show – mainly, it was just hot. But the heat didn’t stop car enthusiasts…

Lights, Cars, Action: Luftgekühlt 6 Goes To Hollywood

Brumos Porsche 914-6 GT IMSA GT Championship winner drivers Hurley Haywood Petter Greg

With summer winding down, we can’t help but reflect on our favorite event of the year: Luftgekühlt 6. Of all the Porsche events that exist in the universe–or at least here on Earth–Luftgekühlt, the “air-cooled only” Porsche extravaganza is more or less without equal, eclipsed only by Porsche’s infamous Rennsport Reunion. Luftgekühlt, the creation of…

Rain or Shine: The Morning Shift at PEC LA

I arrived in Los Angeles for the annual LA Lit & Toy Show (Lit) held at the LAX Hilton which attracts P-car collectors and enthusiasts from across the country for a long weekend of “shopping” and shop tours. But first, cars and coffee. The morning began with a stop at the Porsche Experience Center Los…

Car Show: Air-Cooled in Downtown Westport

This past weekend we took in the sights and sounds of the 4th Annual Classic Air-Cooled Car Show in Westport, CT. Now typically like most Manhattanites that brutalize themselves all week-long, I’m not a fan of getting up super early on weekends or spending any additional time on trains. But anytime there are Porsches and…

2019 Porsche GT3 RS: The Green Beast at The New York Auto Show

Renngeschaft 2018 NY AutoShow Jacob Javits Center Hall Architecture Porsche Car Show Porsche 911 GT3 RS Lizard Green Weissach Package

It’s that time of year again – the New York Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center (Javits Center). And with one of us having worked tradeshows at the Javits Center in a non-auto related industry for over a decade, this visit was a different experience in an old but familiar building. The building’s façade…

From 901 to 911: The Birth of An Icon

Renngeschaft 2018 The Birth of An Icon Porsche 901 to 911 Petersen Museum The Porsche Effect

There are several historical Porsche moments scattered throughout The Porsche Effect exhibit at The Petersen Museum, including the birth of the iconic 911 with early concepts, clay models and the first 901 chassis patent drawing. It’s clearly visible that early Porsches, including the 356 were inspired by the Volkswagen Beetle and having grown up with…

911 RSR: Countdown to Sebring

Porsche 911 RSR Porsche Experience Center Garage Atlanta Countdown to 12 Hours of Sebring

It’s almost ‘go-time’ for the 66th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, one of the toughest races on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship calendar. On March 17th, we’re forgoing the typical St. Patrick’s day beer-crawls and parades to watch the race live on FS1 and FS2. However, to keep in the spirit of St Patty’s…

Fast Butter: A Tasty Surprise At Restaurant 356

We almost never order bread at restaurants because nine times out of ten, it’s pretty average. But when we arrived at Restaurant 356 at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta, our waiter highly recommended it. Here’s why… Speedster motif, fast cars and a view of the Porsche handling circuit. This is not your average bread and butter. …

Helmuth Bott’s 959: The Prototype for Modern Porsches

Last fall, we came across a red 959 at the Driven To America event in New York and being that it’s such a rare car, especially in the US, we were thrilled to see one again. This time, the car was silver and just so happened to be Chief Engineer Helmuth Bott’s (Dr. Bott) personal vehicle…

The Man Who Saved The Porsche 911: Peter Schutz, Passes Away At 87

Peter Schutz Red Porsche 911 Speedster

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Peter Schutz, the man who saved the Porsche 911.  On Oct 29, 2017, the auto and motorsports’ world mourned the loss of Schutz, former President and CEO of Porsche AG – a legend. His story with Porsche began when U.S. sales were falling and the production…