Written by Bruce Sweetman Photographs by Bruce Sweetman and Chip Perry “Sandra McNeil, #33, is racing a 1964 Porsche 904,” the announcer proclaimed over the
Thursday, September 27—WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca has been transformed into a one-marque Wunderland. Photomurals on fences and barriers portray Porsche’s 70-year racing history, and everywhere you turn you are greeted with the cars, the nomenclature, and the smiling faces of those who represent the marque. Welcome to Porsche-land.
California has been an important and lucrative market for Porsche ever since John von Neumann purchased a 356 in New York from Max Hoffmann in early 1951 and drove it across the country to his North Hollywood shop, Competition Motors. “I sold the first one and went back east and bought several more,” he is quoted as saying in Karl Ludvigsen’s Excellence Was Expected, “including a Le Mans racing coupe.”
There seems to be a consensus in the Porsche community that 356s and early 911s should be afforded a certain amount of respect in terms of presentation. So what do you make of an olive 1973 911S with neon-red cookie cutter wheels and a faux leopard skin-trimmed interior? Owner Jay Gould’s 911S
“I don’t want to drive for eight hours on the freeway,” said a fellow 356er when I suggested driving our tubs to the 356 Registry
Nashville, Tennessee—Bellissima, the latest automotive exhibition curated by Ken Gross, now open at The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, grabs visitors right away with
Friday, March 11 Sunshine seeped through the Spanish Moss-draped Live Oaks as the crowd shuffled towards the Ritz Carlton across the dewy 10th fairway in
Head in any direction inside the Lane Motor Museum and explore the largest collection of mostly European automobiles in America. The building’s double doors open