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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…

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…

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…

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…