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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…

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…

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…

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. …

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…

Driven to America: Inaugural Max Hoffman Air-Cooled Porsche Event

We were thrilled to attend the inaugural Driven to America event celebrating Max Hoffman, the legendary East coast car dealer responsible for importing the very first cars from Porsche and who also inspired the creation of the Porsche Speedster and the infamous Porsche crest. We arrived early at Max’s Muttontown, NY estate to beat some of the…