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…

CarPark NYC: Cars & Coffee In Industry City

Seldom do we hear Manhattanites discuss Cars & Coffee events, so as former Los Angeles residents, it never really crossed our minds to look for local gatherings in Manhattan or the surrounding boroughs. This makes sense considering most locals don’t own a car–or a driver’s license for that matter (gasp!)–due to the sky-high costs of…

Swap Meet: A Sweet, Porsche-Only Gathering in Hershey

I can’t remember the last time I’ve been to a swap meet, (car-specific or otherwise) but based on what I had read in the last couple of years, the Porsche Swap Meet  in Hershey Pennsylvania is one of the largest Porsche-only swap meets in the world. So we decided to head down from NYC and…

CPR Classic: Bringing New Life Into Old Porsches

On our drive back from San Diego, we paid another visit to CPR Classic Restoration (CPR) in Fallbrook, California. Earlier in the year, we had visited CPR during the LA Lit & Toy Show open house weekend via tour bus but only had 40 minutes to check out the facility due to our late arrival and return…

LA Literature & Toy Show: The Annual Indoor Swap Meet & Automobilia Expo

Lit is short for Literature, and the 36th Annual LA Literature & Toy Show (Lit) attracted P-car collectors and enthusiasts from around the world to the LAX Hilton in Los Angeles for a long weekend of “shopping” and restoration shop tours. Presented by restoration parts dealer Stoddard, Lit is part indoor swap meet of new and…

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…

Hurley: The Documentary

renngeschaft 2019 hurley haywood documentary movie kickstarter brumos porsche racing DVD

Flipping through the Apple News app while riding home on the train one evening in early 2016, I came across a Road & Track article entitled, “Help Fund a Documentary on Brumos Racing, Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood.” I jumped into the article and discovered a Kickstarter campaign had been set up by documentary filmmaker…

Zuffenhausen In The Park: Extra Horsepower at Santa Anita Park

While the website was down for maintenance, winter flew by in the blink of an eye. And as we’re settling into a new season, I realized there were some unposted experiences to share from the past few months; one of which is Zuffenhausen In The Park in Arcadia, California. During a trip to Southern California in…

Driven To America 2: A Porsche Gathering at de Seversky Mansion

In fall, just before Northeasterners store their Porsche’s for the winter, they gathered at de Seversky Mansion in Old Westbury, New York to celebrate Max Hoffman, the first man to import Porsches to the US, and the second annual Driven To America (DTA) car show. In addition to importing Porsches, Max Hoffman was also the first to…

Rennsport Reunion VI: Porsche Paradise

After dreaming of attending Rennsport Reunion for many years, last month that dream finally came true. We made it to Rennsport Reunion VI (RRVI) held at the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California. It was Porsche paradise! Taking place every four years, Rennsport Reunion (Rennsport) is the world’s largest four-day gathering of everything Porsche related. The…

Restoration: A Quick Trip To Canepa Motorsports

Before hitting the first day of Rennsport Reunion VI, we stopped by Canepa Motorsports in Scotts Valley, CA. Canepa was founded by former racer, car dealer and long-time Porsche enthusiast Bruce Canepa. I’m not going to go into too much detail here other than to say if you’ve never been to his shop, you need to…

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…

Luftgekühlt 5: Air-Cooled Overload

Renngeschaft 2018 Luftgekuhlt 5 Car Show Ganahl Lumber Yard Porsche 356 911 Pre-A Early Porsches Patina Patrick Long's Porsche 356 Porsche RSR Sunoco Fuchs 911R 964 LuftAuto 001

Luftgekühlt 5 (Luft 5) is a one-day event at Ganahl Lumber Company in Torrance, CA and the title pretty much sums up the day: Air-Cooled Overload. As a first timer to Luft, I went solo to experience the popular Southern California air-cooled car show. The trip started with a flight from NYC to AZ, followed…

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…

From Classics to Supercars: The Porsche Effect at The Petersen Museum

Renngeschaft 2018 The Porsche Effect Petersen Museum Race Cars Classic Cars Porsche 550 Spyder 917K 24 Hour LeMans 908 906 906 Type 64

We arrived in Los Angeles for a long weekend of reunions with some old friends and of course, a visit to The Porsche Effect exhibit at The Petersen Museum. We made it to the museum just in time for a late lunch so we decided to check out the L.A. food truck scene. Luckily there…

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. …