August Editor’s Note

by | Aug,2017

 

Editor’s Note:

 
This week signals the calm before the storm. The annual excitement at Monterey, Carmel, and Pebble Beach, California, returns, running Monday, the 14th of August through Sunday the 21st. There even are follow-on private events that extend into the week starting the 22nd!
 
As we have for the past two years, we will cover the Monterey Peninsula automobile auctions and Porsche-themed events carefully and as thoroughly as possible. We end this issue with a look at the Porsche cars (and a tractor) that the five auction houses are offering this year. There are quite a few, including some interesting racing cars and a few very exciting road models.

But before that, two of our regular contributors introduce us to some interesting characters. Sean Cridland takes us to meet Gary Smith in New Mexico, a man with a penchant and talent for taking older Porsches and recycling them into newer versions of themselves. Sean Smith brings us together with Spencer Cox in New York, a racer with great passion and deep skills.

We will follow up the auction frenzy in Monterey in our September issue and accompany all those numbers with a couple more interesting features.
If you are going to Monterey, have fun, travel safely, be patient with the traffic, and remember in an auction, if you stand up and wave to a friend, you may just have bought that lovely Bugatti.

Thanks for reading us.

Randy Leffingwell
Editor
 
 

Issue: August 2017

August Editor’s Note

This week signals the calm before the storm. The annual excitement at Monterey, Carmel, and Pebble Beach, California, returns, running Monday, the 14th of August through Sunday the 21st. There even are follow-on private events that extend into the week starting the 22nd!

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Legacy Porsche 914

There are no garage queens or trailer princesses in Dixon, New Mexico, but you’ll more than likely see a few air-cool Porsches cruising around the mountain roads. And most likely, it will be Gary Smith, his wife Deborah, or their daughter Audrey who are driving them. What’s more, they’ll all have one thing in common: Gary has built them all in his home shop…

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Born in the PCA

When Spencer Cox was three years old, his father traded in his Facel Vega and came home with a shiny new 356, starting his son on a life long association with Porsches. While Dad was on track with the 356, Spencer was in the paddock playing with his toy cars, thinking some day “I’m going to be a race car driver and that 356

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Auction Results and Previews

At Monterey, there are more than 100 Porsches available from the five auction companies active that weekend. But that’s only the total as of ten days before the first hammer falls. In the meanwhile, there are sales to report from the U.K…

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