First and foremost, the best reason of all to be in Hershey, PA on the 20th of April is the largest Porsche centric swap meet in the nation, possibly the world. The swap opens early on Saturday morning, so be sure you get there before sun-up to get the deals, and keeps going into the early afternoon, or when all of the parts are gone. …Continue to the full article
Why Porsche Should Consider a Flat-Four Engine for the Boxster and Cayman.
The new Cayman was shown to the public late last year, and has already been met with laudatory remarks from auto scribes all over the world. A beautiful mixture of creases and curves, the 2014 Cayman is sure to be a sales success. The 981 Boxster is also receiving credit for its handling prowess, and the new Cayman will surely add to that with …Continue to the full article
We Travel to the LA Lit Meet and End Up on a 3 Day Whirlwind Porsche Tour
Any excuse to leave Ohio in the middle of a dark and cold winter is a good one. Leaving for the warm weather and revelry of the Los Angeles Porsche Literature, Toy, and Memorabilia Show at the Los Angeles Airport Hilton Hotel, however, was an absolute godsend. While we didn’t get to see much of LA in my time there, we did get the chance to …Continue to the full article
Did You Know Frank Lloyd Wright Designed One of Porsche’s First Showrooms in the US?
UPDATE: 3-10-2013 We received this photo earlier in the week from one of our readers. Unfortunately, the showroom in this story was sold and gutted. It's being turned into a bank. What a waste. As Porsche enthusiasts, the majority of us likely know the story of Max Hoffman. Often heralded as the originator of imported European sports cars …Continue to the full article
The Coach-built Beutler PurSang 356A
While looking upon the exterior, it is entirely foreign, practically alien. Certainly there are identifiable trim bits, such as the door handles, engine lid grilles, and rocker trim, but not enough to make a cognizant connection to any car you've seen before. Drop the extended top, and step inside, however, and the story completely changes. This …Continue to the full article
Bertone’s Gorgeous 1966 911 Roadster
Students of marketing understand that a truly successful product is one which fills a gap in the marketplace. Something which answers a question asked by thousands. When 356 production ended and was replaced in the market by the 911/912 pair, nearly everyone wanted to know when Porsche would again produce an open air version of their new sports …Continue to the full article
The Mystery of Porsche Chassis 1021
Deep within the recesses of Porsche’s Kardex system lies a card that holds the long kept secrets of an interesting vehicle. What I like to call the “356A and a half speedster” is a Porsche that, perhaps, should never have been built. Given the confusing chassis number of 1021, this mystery 356 is of great interest to the “academics” among the …Continue to the full article
Ring a Bell? Why hasn’t this 962 sold?
Have you always wanted to know the feeling of peering through the curved windshield of one of Porsche’s masterpiece prototypes? Do you spend evenings wishing you were slamming the lengthy gear lever into place and waiting for the turbochargers to spool, propelling you toward the stratospheric upper end of the speedometer? Do you fancy yourself a …Continue to the full article