It seems like just yesterday that I was sitting in a room full of smart people during the Scottsdale Auto Auction Week this past January and the topic of Black Swan events predominated the discussion. Black Swan became the hyperbolic buzz phrase during the week. There was much speculation about the economic ramifications for the collector car market if such an event transpired.
Lost & found in Düsseldorf. From racing at Le Mans to being found in a garage after 40 years off the grid. Stephen Serio tells the full story.
Late last year, we hosted an event at Virginia International Raceway which included over 15 Porsches with Fuhrmann-designed four-cam engines. Noted collectors and industry personalities hailing from all over the country joined us.
Jeff Zwart, eight-time Pikes Peak Hill Climb champion, joined Jacky on the podium. Jeff announced his upcoming run at Pikes Peak in a new Porsche 935, sponsored by Road Scholars and the Ingram Collection. Road Scholars will be at the Peak to watch Jeff make this historic run.
Compiled by Randy Leffingwell It’s time for Round 2 of the 2020 automobile auctions, during which we learn whether Monterey 2019 and Arizona 2020 were just blips or were full-on warnings of unpleasantness ahead. In advance of the weekend, it seemed some caution already was on display with just 47 Porsches offered from the three […]
Road Scholars had the great pleasure last week to host six-time Le Mans winner Jacky Ickx. Jacky and his wife, Khadja, joined us for an evening soiree. Jacky regaled us with several stories about his racing days, his experience working for Enzo Ferrari, and wisdom gained from many laps around the track. Jeff Zwart, eight-time […]
The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2020 was a great success with more than 300 cars and motorcycles attending the 25th anniversary celebration on Sunday, March 8th. The fairways of The Golf Club of Amelia Island were packed and any concerns about coronavirus did not seem to have a major impact on attendance this year. Guardians of Porsche […]
With Scottsdale behind us, the first big car week of the year opened the season in which we can all look forward to the next time we automotive enthusiasts can be together. These may be meetings, dinner sit-downs, events, hours hanging out with friends, and auctions all crammed into a few days (for most) with […]
During the Scottsdale auction week, we teamed up with Otto Car Club for an exclusive event with some of our closest friends and clients. Cocktails were accompanied by great conversation. “Should I drive my ’89 Club Sport”, “What does the future look like for our industry”, “Bizzarrini or Ferrari?”. These were just a few questions […]
Has it finally happened? Have there been so many auctions so heavily loaded with Porsches over the past decade that there are very few left to sell? That certainly appears as one explanation for the “Nothing to see here, ladies and gentlemen, please move along” consignment lists that have come from Bonhams, Gooding and Company, […]
We have had the honor to place many special cars with new caretakers this year but here are our top 5 of 2019. 1959 Porsche 356 GS/GT: Chassis #107411 “Ice Racer” Earlier this year we had the opportunity to place this unrestored treasure known as the ”Ice Racer” with its new caretaker. Chassis #107411 is only […]
5. Two Special ’75 Turbos Signed, Sealed and Delivered Earlier this year our 930 expert, Bryan Gremchuk, and the restoration team finished up two special ’75 Turbo projects that we have been working on for the past few years. Here are the details on both of the cars as well as an interview Bryan did […]
Simon Briggs and Gabe Watson break down the legendary Type 547 4-cam engine.
The Changing Times of Lifestyle Marketing, Activations, and the Future of Concours The calendar year for automotive events has become action-packed. There is an event happening, either regionally or nationally, almost every weekend of the year. Concours d’Elegance events represent a significant part of these annual events and can offer a wide gamut of experiences […]
Cam Ingram breaks down the difference between the M471 Sport vs the M472 Touring package.
Road Scholars restoration specialist talks about the two very special ’75 Turbos he completed restoring this year.
Tim and Charles take out two of the modern classics from the showroom for an impromptu drive.
The Agony and Ecstasy was a biographical film that came out in 1965 starring Charlton Heston as Michelangelo in the Age of Enlightenment. Heston delivers a powerful performance and masterfully depicts the challenges Michelangelo encountered while painting the Sistine Chapel in record time for Pope Julius II. I’ve often wondered if Michelangelo recognized that he […]
With Monterey Car Week 2019 behind us we can all go about our normal routine and business. Per usual there were plenty of fireworks throughout the week, and plenty of opinionated articles written and released about the collector car market in general, the 1939 Type 64 drama, the demographics of buyers, etc. I’m going to […]
Bonhams, Gooding and Company, and RM Sotheby’s offered an impressive assortment of autos across the Monterey Peninsula. However the weekend was not without drama. Whether it was the auctioneer’s accent or a confusion on the electronic price signboard, one car soared—albeit briefly—to an unimagined price range. And then it didn’t. As always, with our reports, […]
Cam Ingram talks about the journey to Pebble Beach with the 1961 Porsche Carrera Abarth GTL Chassis #1008.
Bonhams, Gooding and Company, and RM Sotheby’s are offering quite an array of Porsches across the Monterey Peninsula. They range from the very earliest one—the Typ 64 (ex-Ferdinand Porsche at RM)—through a good assortment of 1950s and 1960s 356s, a number of early 911s and 912s, a few 1970s-era Turbos up through the first 959 […]
Bob Ingram speaks for the first time about the Durham fire, the state of the Ingram collection, and how grateful he is for the outreach of support from Durham and the entire Porsche community. (Video)
Our friend Carl Bauer from the “White Collection” stopped in to sit down with Charles Stanley – Part 2.
As a guy walks out of the bar, he gazes silently at two dialed-in G body 1980’s 911 coupes that are available for sale. The first is a 1985 Grand Prix White over black 911 coupe with 19,000 miles and the second is a 1985 Grand Prix White over black 911 coupe with 106,000 miles. […]
Our friend Carl Bauer from the “White Collection” stopped in to sit down with Charles Stanley.
Over the years I have written several articles in which I have attempted to explain the difference between Concours restoration and other forms of automotive restoration work. To summarize, concours restoration work demands the application of keen craftsmanship, guided by the discipline of proper research. In other words, it’s the quality of the research and […]
I’ll have the bitter chocolate over cork with black pin-stripe velour, please. If your thinking that’s the June flavor at your local Godiva store your wrong. It was a standard color combination during the fabulous Porsche 911 SC era. You were hooked at bitter chocolate right? Well, there is so much more to the 1978-1983 […]
Charles and Cam talk about the Generations of the Carrera GT.
Photos by: Brian Rozar In the racing car world, there are prototypes, then “production models”, and finally the highest “improvement on the existing art,” to paraphrase patent application language. These are typically the last very few examples of an existing model, brimming with standard equipment that was optional on previous years—or hadn’t been invented yet. […]
Cam takes an iconic 1959 Carrera GT out to get ice cream before it gets shipped to its new home, reflects on past events and breaks down the significant history of chassis 107411.
The best cure for a Luftgekuhlt-6 hangover was to tear out of LA; heading North up highway 101 and PCH to Monterey, California for the kickoff of the 20th edition of R Gruppe Treffen. I was one of the fortunate few able to experience the back to back weekend of air-cooled excess referred to only […]
Cam Ingram drives SC/GT – 1 of 6 (Chassis # 126955)
This journey began on a beautiful Bay Area morning. We departed the historic Fairmont Hotel and passed Grace Cathedral on Nob Hill in San Francisco. Approximately 70 vintage sports cars, stretching from stop light to stop light, filled the street with glorious echoing sounds. It wasn’t long—and maybe not long enough with those sweet echoes—and […]
The initial thought was a 3,500 mile epic drive fest with 3 friends that spanned the greater part of the Southwest and California over a 9 day period encompassing 3 events in the process. Not only put in the windshield time but do so as a Road Scholars ambassador, spreading the good word on what we are all about and slipping in some North Carolina Charm along the way.
During last weeks New York Auto Show, we took the opportunity to host some of our best clients for an evening of cocktails and industry talk. Here is a recap of that nights event.
Earlier this month Road Scholars hosted the “Pushing North” event, an all-day on-track experience at Virginia International Raceway with some of our VIP clients. To accompany us we had pro-driver Mike Skeen on hand to offer insight and instruction on the best lines. The video below offers a glimpse into the day’s events.
The Road Scholars travel team attended the recent auctions at Amelia Island. We heard a lot of chatter about what the results mean for the collector car market. There were more than a few doomsayers who cited the number of ‘no sales’ and cars selling below their low estimates as signs of a declining market. […]
Concours founder and chairman Bill Warner, along with his small dedicated team and 600 volunteers, pulled off another world-class event during the 24th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance this past Sunday. An estimated 10,000-plus enthusiasts showed up to enjoy a well-curated collection of automobile history with an engaging variety of classes, as per the norm […]
Our owner Cam Ingram and marketing director Charles Stanley break down why Speedster chassis number 5 is undergoing a full Road Scholars restoration.
With good fortune from Mother Nature, congratulations to everyone involved for their efforts in pulling off a great Porsche weekend at Das Renn Treffen. Those of us in the industry understand you have to move mountains to make such an event happen, and hats off to all involved for the growth they’ve experienced in just […]
Scottsdale proved to be an interesting kickoff to the auction 2019 season in several regards. As anticipated, there was a lack of European buyers in attendance and there was nothing to really get overly excited about in Scottsdale in 2019. For example, the high-water mark for the week was the 1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB […]
Meet our Marketing Director and the newest member of Road Scholars, Charles Stanley! Charles is passionate about all things Porsche, so we put him behind the wheel of our latest arrival the 964 America Roadster and here are his thoughts!
Our general manager Phil Whitehead’s overview of the 2011 Boxster Spyder that just landed in our inventory.
It will be an interesting kickoff to the auction season in Scottsdale this week with a heightened sense of uncertainly during a partial government shutdown and the overall financial market volatility. Brexit and macroecomomic uncertainty have taken the European buyer out of the global collector car market, by and large. I suspect that there will be a […]
Cam Ingram and Danny Omasta talk about what it took to get the America Roadster to Pebble Beach. Film shot and directed by : Dan Olivares
As 2018 comes to a close, its easy for us to feel a bit nostalgic when reflecting on all of the events, moments and memories that took place this year. From restoring the America Roadster in 8 months to watching the last 550 Spyder’s new owner take his first drive and everything in between. Here […]
Tim shares his thoughts on low mileage time capsules!
Our new General Manager Phil Whitehead breaks down why the 2010 Porsche GT3 is one of his favorites modern day Porsche.
Cam Ingram recaps what it was like to bring life back to the last 550 Spyder – chassis 0090. From acquiring it for our client late last year to prepping it to be shown at the Peterson Museum to getting it ready for the road. It has been such a privilege to work on such […]
After 15 years of building Road Scholars, Kevin and I have decided to move in new directions and have dissolved our partnership. I have some ambitious ideas for moving Road Scholars into a new era and Kevin has an exciting new endeavor that he’s pursuing. We have both realized our good fortune in our journey […]
Our sales manager Tim Kuhn sits down and talks about his experience with the 1966 Porsche 911 chassis #303997.
August usually wraps up the auction year but we have a 70th anniversary pop-up auction by RM/Sotheby’s at the Porsche Experience Center Atlanta(PECATL) on October 27th. Many considered Rennsport the conclusion of the 70th Anniversary celebration by Porsche but RM convinced them to have one more party in the ATL.After looking at all the lots and […]
The automobile has been an integral part of the American ethos for more than a century. It combines many American ideals: individualism, freedom, technological innovation, and the desire to continually go farther and faster. Thomas Jefferson was prescient in identifying three inalienable driving rights: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. LifeWe depend on our […]
It’s that time again to celebrate the motorsport world’s largest gathering of Porsche race cars. In case you’ve been living underneath a rock, the upcoming Rennsport Reunion VI has been expanded to four days and will be held September 27-30, 2018 on the Monterey Peninsula. Rennsport has become a world-wide happening, with the rarest Porsche race cars […]
I was born to be in the car business. My grandfather drove across the country in a 1915 Ford Model T with Edsel Ford. My parents met in Flint, Michigan, while my dad was an engineering student at General Motors Institute. And I grew up in Detroit during the golden age of American muscle cars. […]
It was an honor to represent Porsche at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance for the second year in a row with a 1952 Porsche Type 540 Aluminum Sport Roadster from the Ingram Collection. The Type 540 roadster would later become known as the “America Roadster,” and represents Porsche’s first attempt to build a production race […]
A few months ago, we had a special opportunity as the creative genius Dan Olivares (a film maker from Boston) came to visit us at our Durham location. At that time, we had the iconic 904 GTS in the showroom, a few special restoration projects in the works and, well, Dan had a camera. After […]
March has come quickly and most of you know what that means – the first big event of the year happens with the always-exciting Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. It seems that this event gets bigger each and every year for the Porschephiles – the rarity and number of Porsches on the field is downright astounding. In contrast, it brings out tough competition to all judged classes.
The Back Story: As you might recall in the middle of 2017, we had the pleasure of assisting with the acquisition of one of most original 550 Spyder’s (550-0090) in existence for one of our favorite clients. Once it was shipped to our main campus, our service department performed a total mechanical service to ensure […]
Written and Photographed By: Brian Rozar When you think about Porsche in 2017 the first thing that probably comes to mind is Porsche’s latest and greatest release of the Porsche GT2RS. For the most part it has been the most highly anticipated “road” car of the year. It nearly broke the internet when the […]
Written & Photographed by Brian Rozar The 1950’s, a decade of prosperity, colored television, the beginning of rock-n-roll and an overall upbeat and exciting America. As for Porsche, it was the commencement of a legacy with the introduction of the 356. In 1954, Porsche took the 356 a step further and established Porsche’s racing heritage […]
Written by Cam Ingram Photos by Brian Rozar The 1952 Porsche 356 Cabriolet that we restored for the Ingram Collection earned “Best in Class” honors at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and we are still riding on cloud nine. This is our second “Best in Class” victory at Pebble Beach in a non-Porsche class. If you recall, our first […]
We are excited to announce that last Sunday, the 1952 Reutter Cabriolet Chasis #15040 that we restored came away with a Best in Class win at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance for the Ingram Collection! This is our second “Best in Class” victory at Pebble Beach in a non-Porsche class. If you recall, our first win was with the 1950 Porsche Gmund 356 Coupe that we restored for Peter Hans Porsche back in 2011.
A couple of months ago we released our custom Cayman GTR build video on YouTube. To our surprise it received an honorable amount of views, in a short period of time, with the help of a few popular automotive outlet features. With the views came comments… but one question kept being asked… “When is Matt […]
The unassuming 911RS with true Motorsports pedigree: Back in February, the Porsche Museum launched a YouTube video that covered the top five rarest factory models ever produced. In the video, Dieter Landenberger, manager of Porsche’s historical archives establishes the usual suspects of rare and limited production street legal models from Stuttgart. Towards the end […]
We’re excited to bring you our very first Road Scholars Employee Spotlight – featuring our Sales Manager, Timothy Kuhn. Tim is a native of Pella, Iowa – a small rural Dutch community where he could grow as a boy, explore and enjoy time spent with his family and friends, sports, hunting, and music. A lot […]
We are excited to be participating in a number of events during the Monterey Car Week and look forward to seeing many old friends and hope to make new ones! Please be sure to stop by and visit with us at the following events: Quail Motorsports Gathering Date: Friday, August 18, 2017 Location: Quail […]
Photography by: Brian Rozar The Porsche factory launched its first definitive race model 550 Rennsport Spyder design in 1953. Only 90 examples were made; each with lightweight aluminum bodywork and a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Later production Spyder’s tipped the scales at 1,301lbs. The engine was designated as the Typ 547, and featured four overhead camshafts. With an aluminium crankcase, the […]
The 356 Speedster will always be a Porsche and cultural icon, much like the 1973 Porsche 911 2.7 RS. It’s an intrinsically cool design that will continue to transcend markets with each generation of Porsche collectors. The 356 Speedster is an outlier; attracting buyers who are not necessarily Porsche connoisseurs, but rather, individuals who are simply interested in making a statement. Because of its cultural resonance, the 356 Speedster has been owned by celebrities and featured in so many movies.
Events: Werks Reunion – March 10, 2017 Cars Shown: 1967 Porsche 911R 1974 Porsche 911RS 3.0 1984 Porsche 911SCRS 2008 Porsche Cayman GTR 2016 Porsche 911R Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – March 11, 2017 Cars Shown: 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder [
Concours: Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance Award Date: 04/30/2016 Car: 1960 Porsche 356B Super 90 With the very first 356B Super 90 ever made, Road Scholars was the proud recipient of Best In Class at the fourth annual Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance. We finished this restoration project in 2011 and it showed extremely well in a tough class, […]
2016 Kiawah Island Motoring Retreat: Road Scholars Wins Best In Class (Race Cars) Photographs by Guy Smith and Cam Ingram
Road Scholars showed two cars from the Ingram Collection at the 2016 Kiawah Island Motoring Retreat. 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder: Best in class (Race Cars) 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder: Super Car Class We brought home the big Golden Pineapple Trophy and enjoyed the weekend on Kiawah Island.
2016 Amelia Island Concours D'Elegance: Best in Class – Porsche – Rare 356 Open (Photographs by Guy Smith, Jeff Zwart, and Cam Ingram)
The 21st annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is now history, setting a number of new records even as founder and chairman Bill Warner abbreviated the awards presentations on Sunday afternoon in anticipation of rain. Days before this, however, Porsche Cars North America helped kick off the weekend with its Porsche Wine Maker’s Dinner on Thursday […]
The Ingram Collection won Best in Class (Sports Cars International) with their 1955 Porsche 356 Continental Coupe. Road Scholars completed a full restoration on this early Continental Coupe.
March has come quickly and most of you know what that means – the first big event of the year happens with the always-exciting Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. It seems that this event gets bigger each and every year for the Porschephiles – the rarity and number of Porsches on the field is downright astounding. […]
Road Scholars was thrilled to be one of Jeff Zwart’s sponsors at the 93rd Annual Pikes Peak Hill Climb, and is proud to share this incredible video of his 1st place-in-class run at the event on Sunday, June 28th. This year marked the 93nd Annual Pikes Peak Hill Climb in Colorado Springs, which is the second oldest motor […]
PORSCHE UNEXPECTED: Discoveries in Collecting is a three-year labor of love by co-owner Cam Ingram. Along with co-author Randy Leffingwell and photographer Michael Furman, Ingram has spent the last few years meticulously researching the world of classic car collecting. Click here to purchase your copy. PORSCHE UNEXPECTED explores the “how” and “why” of collecting. It […]
Last week, Road Scholars celebrated the release of PORSCHE UNEXPECTED: Discoveries in Collecting, a three-year labor of love by co-owner Cam Ingram. Along with co-author Randy Leffingwell and photographer Michael Furman, Ingram has spent the last few years meticulously researching the world of classic car collecting. On August 14th, at the Porsche Zentrum Center at Quail […]
Road Scholars is proud to share this incredible video of Jeff Zwart’s run up Pikes Peak this past June. The 92nd Annual Pikes Peak Hill Climb in Colorado Springs is the second oldest motor sports race in America. It’s a 12.42 mile course with 156 turns and an elevation increase of 4,725 feet. The grueling course elevations dilute […]
Flags will drop for the 2014 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 29, 2014 in Colorado Springs, CO. The event, which is the second oldest motor sports race in America, is a 12.42 mile course with 156 turns and an elevation increase of 4,725 feet. The grueling course elevations dilute reflexes and even steal 30% […]
On Sunday, May 4, 2014, the second annual Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance will take place at the world-renowned Pinehurst Resort and Golf Course. The best of golf will meet the best of the automobile, while honoring some of the United States’ bravest men and women. Three days of events are planned for the Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance […]
On Sunday, February 23th, Road Scholars showed a 1935 Mercedes-Benz 290A Cabriolet in the 8th Annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. They brought home the award for the Historic Vehicle Association’s Most Well Preserved Automobile. This year, the judging process combined a point/percentage system along with Modified French Rule […]
At Road Scholars we take pride in having the world’s finest vintage cars available. We personally inspect every car, every time, and we have the most exhaustive research process in the industry. When working with a reputable dealer, you should expect no less. The world of fake classic cars is growing, and forgers are becoming […]
Contact: Dave Droschak, Droschak Communications, 919-630-6656 More Than A Dozen Sponsors Partnering with Pinehurst Concours VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. (April 10, 2013) – Officials with the 2013 Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance vintage automobile showcase have announced partnerships with more than a dozen sponsors for the inaugural event the first week of May on the fairways of […]
This weekend, March 7-9, Road Scholars will be showing this 1959 Porsche 356A Speedster at the 2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance on behalf of the Ingram Collection. 1959 Porsche 356A Carrera Speedster GS/GT VIN 84953 The Porsche 356 Speedster, lighter than the Coupe and Cabriolet, was the ideal car for the four-cam Carrera engine. From […]
PINEHURST, N.C. – Bob Ingram, one of North Carolina’s most influential business leaders and himself a collector of vintage automobiles, has been named honorary chairman of the inaugural Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance, to be staged in early May. In addition, tickets will also go on sale Friday, Feb. 22 and can be purchased online at www.pinehurstconcours.com. […]