Sometimes, in order to take things to the next level, you really need to take a few steps backward. Rod Emory has been building Porsche 356s for a long long time, and he uses technology from the days when the cars were new. With a family tradition of building hot rods and custom cars, Mr. Emory's 356 builds tend to be somewhat outside the norm of your average 356 build. It was the Emory family that began the "Outlaw" aesthetic, and perhaps one of the most famous outlaw 356s, Rod's #19 Speedster, is profiled in another beautiful video from Petrolicious. The background that is provided in this video, however, is almost as interesting as the cars. Rod's Grandfather started the family on a trajectory that produces a car of this caliber, as he kickstarted the passion for cars 7 decades ago with a California speed shop. From there, it was a short step to Porsches by way of Baja Bugs. With an upbringing like that, it was a matter of course that Rod would become a leader in the Porsche 356 hot rod market.
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