Back in 2020, while attending the 23rd running of Petit Le Mans, the idea for the RS Invitational was born while sitting at lunch in the Podium Club of the newly constructed Michelin Tower. That idea was to encourage collectors of all driving abilities to take their historic Porsche models- many of which would rarely […]
You can’t control the weather, but you can turn gloomy skies and a rain delay into an impromptu discussion panel while waiting for the rain to subside. We did exactly that during the second day of our RS Invitational driving event at the historic Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta race track. Our panel consisted of Dieter […]
With such a strong field of cars in the Aluminum Porsche race car class, we were pleasantly surprised when the judges instructed us to stay close to the cars. When they later came around and placed the Best in Class ribbon beneath the windshield wiper, we were overwhelmed with joy. The Ingram Collection 356B Abarth […]
By the late 1980s, the 911 had grown heavy and soft. Power windows and seats, powered sunroofs, more powerful audio systems with multiple speakers, extra sound deadening, climate control- all items that made the 911 Carrera substantially more luxurious, but at the cost of the agility and visceral driving experience that had made the 911 […]
Our Restoration Project Manager, Udo Reisinger, walks us through some of the distinguishing features of the 1962 356B chassis 120271 which has recently arrived at our shop and is undergoing a comprehensive restoration.
Cam further elaborates on the early stages of the 1964 Carrera 2 cabriolet chassis 160790 restoration process, touches upon its history, what makes the Carrera 2 cabriolet model so special and why this particular chassis is such a great candidate for a full Concours restoration.
One of the many critical stages of a full Concours-level restoration is the disassembly phase. The pre-purchase inspection is key to gain a sense of the car’s overall condition, history and level of authenticity/originality, but the disassembly phase allows us to inspect each part in detail, assess its condition and begin forming a plan before […]
Our third Four Cam Jam in partnership with the Revs Institute is officially in the books. Four generations of competition cars- over 20 Porsche four-cam cars, modern GT cars, and a few special non-Porsche cars- came together to celebrate these incredible automobiles and their histories on the racetrack. For hours on end, these amazing machines […]
From racing to panel discussions to a street festival, there was a bit of everything to enjoy throughout the three-day event. Sunday’s Concours D’Elegance featured an incredibly diverse grouping of automobiles arranged throughout the streets of downtown Chattanooga’s West Village. The Ingram Collection 904-078 and 356A GS were awarded top honors in the 356 class. […]
Our sales manager, Tim Kuhn, took a few minutes to share the stories of some of the cars in our showroom.
In the pitch black of the wee hours of the morning, the stillness was disrupted by the 904’s engine roaring to life. The ruckus from the Sebring exhaust seemed to resonate for miles and certainly served as an early alarm clock to the residents of 17 Mile Drive. It was just after 3 am on […]
The restoration of 904-078 is the culmination of over 3,000 man-hours of restoration work and countless hours of research. The decision was made early on to restore 904-078 to its exact specifications as when it claimed a first in class victory and fifth place overall finish at the 12 Hours of Reims on July 5th, […]
Cam Ingram and Tim Kuhn discuss the origins of the Porsche 904 Carrera GTS and specifically the history of 904 chassis 078.
It can be easy to lose sight of why people dedicate so many hours and dollars to the restoration of a particular vehicle. For Dr. Glenn Jividen, a respected doctor and SCCA racer, it was to preserve his family legacy. The 1958 356A 1600 Super pictured here in bare metal is the same car that […]
Cam Ingram and Steve Serio have been hunting down many of the early and elusive aluminum-bodied Porsche competition models, including the “Giant Killer” Spyder models. It’s a rare occasion to have more than one of these special cars together under the same roof, so Steve flew down to our campus in Durham, North Carolina this […]
It’s an incredibly difficult task to attempt to describe the intensity of emotion on race day at Pikes Peak, let alone whittle down the 4,000+ images taken at the starting line to just a handful to support those words. The mountain has gravity and a power that can be felt as soon as you reach […]
In 2000, Gunnar Jeannette made his ALMS debut in both the Prototype and GT classes and claimed six top-ten finishes. That same year became the youngest driver to complete the 24 Hours of Le Mans at the age of 18. Since then, he’s competed in the U.S. and Europe with the factory Panoz and Ford […]
When it came time to begin designing the livery for the Road Scholars Cayman GT4, we once again enlisted the creative services of Wade Devers, whose work you may be familiar with from the Ingram Collection 935 that Jeff Zwart piloted to the summit of Pikes Peak last year. After a month or two of exchanging ideas, we […]
“Every time we do a car, we break it down into three phases, starting with architecture which is the proportions of the car and its visual message, the styling or design look, and finally the details, “the small things that make a Porsche a Porsche.” Grant joined Porsche in 1989, a period where the company […]
“Automobiles are not just static blobs of the material past. They are kinetic. They are phenomenological. They are things that transcend time and space by their ability to move over the ground… To understand the automobile and all of its properties, you have to see the thing go- and it’s important to see original things […]
The 930 came into existence in perhaps one of the worst possible time periods for an auto manufacturer to debut its first supercar, yet the 911 Turbo that was still in its infancy became one of the most impactful models in the 911 lineup and one that continues to set performance standards year after year. […]
Our engine builder Simon Briggs has carved himself a niche as a Fuhrmann four-cam expert, and can typically be found hard at work meticulously breaking down and rebuilding the notoriously complex engines. Simon’s proclivity for engineering- both in mechanical and technological disciplines- led him to take charge of handling and analyzing the data for the […]
Ernst Fuhrmann was one of Ferry Porsche’s first post-war employees and is largely responsible for the beginning of Porsche’s dominance in motorsports in the early 1950s. His brilliant mechanical mind led him to produce one of the most complex but potent engines in Porsche’s history, and one that eventually made its way into 356 road […]
Cross compatibility of Porsche’s components have led to some of the most successful and memorable Porsche models in their history. Further development of existing components and the ability to selectively incorporate proven components from competition models into a road car chassis has allowed for purpose-built “parts bin” models like the type 954 SC/RS to come […]
We pulled into the monochromatic valley of light grey concrete, punctuated only by the white doors and green numbers of the loading bay doors and the white trucks neatly arranged in the vicinity. Aside from the idling of one of the trucks, and the regular passing of low flying planes into the nearby Atlanta-Hartsfield airport, […]
Piëch to Peak had left us with a lingering buzz of adrenaline months after its conclusion. Of course, it wasn’t long before the participants began asking “What’s next?”. We began to brainstorm the possibilities of a driving experience here on the East Coast. It was quickly made apparent that Covid made having a group of […]
It’s amazing that what started as a casual conversation over a cup of coffee turned into conversations with some of the most amazing people in the automotive industry.
Immediately following Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta and in the midst of planning the Sport Purpose/911R driving event, Cam and Tim’s services were requested in Boston, Massachusetts. Autumn was in full swing up in New England and the yellow, oranges, and reds of the foliage were approaching their peak. It seemed like a great […]
We recently had the pleasure of making a special delivery. For the last 15 years, 904-085 has been off the radar in a private collection and we are thrilled that our good friend and client Todd Blue has become its new owner and caretaker. Chassis 904-085 makes a fine addition to an already breathtaking collection […]
Even by the early age of 17, Patrick Long’s talents as a driver were undeniable and had caught the attention of competitors and prospective race teams alike. A long list of victories in kart racing in the US and Europe could already be associated with his name, and he quickly set himself apart in 1998 […]
Independence Pass is the second highest crossing of the Continental Divide in the United States at an altitude of 12,095 feet, and twists its way through the mountains in a series of switchbacks, hairpins, long sweeping turns, and various elevations and grades. Round trip, it is some 300 miles and approximately four hours worth of […]
It might not typically be the first model that comes to mind when it comes to Porsche’s motorsport lineage, but the 924 proved to be a serious competitor in multiple classes once engineers were tasked with massaging Porsche’s first front-engined, water-cooled offering to be ready for competition. The 924 homologation examples were particularly exciting, although […]
9:43:92. It was Jeff Zwart’s fastest time up the mountain to date, the first time competing in a PDK car, and his first time returning to competition the mountain after a five year hiatus. It was also the first time a 935-19 was campaigned in a hill climb race, and with Jeff’s driving abilities and […]
Peter Millar is based in our home state of North Carolina and has set themselves apart in the world of menswear through their dedication to superior craftsmanship. Recently, the team at Peter Millar reached out to feature Road Scholars in a project called “Artisans of Craft”. In this series, they chronicle craftsmen who have earned […]
The SC lightweight was an evolution of the Super 90 GTs and 356B Carrera GT coupes that had been produced in years prior to be competition ready road cars. A total of four 356 SCs were configured with GT options from the factory by owners who wanted specific competition options. By configuring the cars with […]
Approximately four months ago, our good friend and client Ed Anderson became the new owner and caretaker of 906-110. In conversation he mentioned that he wanted to drive the car from his home in Vail, Colorado to Aspen and back through Independence Pass. Independence Pass is the second highest crossing of the Continental Divide in […]
Jeff Zwart is nothing short of a modern day renaissance man. He’s shot numerous campaigns throughout his career as both a photographer and as a cinematographer, and has earned himself a spot in the record books at Pikes Peak as a Hall of Famer with 8 time class winner. Jeff took some time from his […]
Just days after Pikes Peak, we gathered some of our closest friends and clients for the road trip of a lifetime. Together, we took the last of Porsche’s road-legal race cars and the first of Ferdinand Piëch’s ultra-lightweight, competition dominating cars for a two-day drive through 260 miles of scenic, winding mountain roads in the […]
For the last twelve years, Marco has been focused on sports car racing after graduating from karting and Formula 3, and has been competing behind the wheel for much of his racing career. In 2008, he finished fifth in the extremely competitive Porsche Carrera Cup Germany and was signed to Porsche as a Junior works […]
Jeff Zwart joins us for another recap. Over the last few weeks, Jeff Zwart has been testing and fine tuning the chassis dynamics of The Ingram Collection/Road Scholars 935. Jeff has once again teamed up with Joey Seely of E-motion Engineering to handle the suspension geometry and tuning. The two worked together in 2015 on […]
Cam Ingram went live on Instagram to take us on a shop tour featuring four legendary, homologation 911s. 1967 911R This is 003R, one of just 19 911Rs produced in addition to the 4 early test cars. It’s one of three cars that made the BP 1967 Monza World Record and was campaigned by the […]
Every year for the last 25 years, on a small barrier island at the northernmost corner of the sunshine state, the soothing sound of crashing waves from miles of coastline and the rustling of fan palms is replaced with the sounds of engines rumbling from every imaginable era of the automobile. Thousands of the world’s […]
From the first generation Speedster to the most recent, the spirit of the model is the same as when Max Hoffman proposed the idea to his friend Ferry Porsche – a simpler, racier, open-top sports car for purists to enjoy on winding coastal roads.
Brian Redman’s remarkable racing career took place during one of the most exciting and truly treacherous periods in motorsport. It was an era where the cars were built with speed as the primary consideration and the sheer danger of every race was something drivers and teams alike had to push to the back of their […]
Over the last few weeks, Jeff Zwart has been testing and fine tuning the chassis dynamics of The Ingram Collection/Road Scholars 935. Jeff has once again teamed up with Joey Seely of E-motion Engineering to handle the suspension geometry and tuning. The two worked together in 2015 on the twin-turbocharged GT3 Cup car that Jeff […]
Say the name “Porsche” to anyone, and the 911 is guaranteed to be the first image that comes to mind. For the more devout Porsche enthusiasts, it’ll bring to mind 356s or any number of Porsches triumphant race cars. What the name “Porsche” will almost certainly not bring to mind are farm tractors. It’s indeed […]
Peter Stevens is one of the world’s most well-known and respected automobile designers. Over the course of his career, he’s regarded within the industry as an incredibly versatile car stylist and designer, with road cars spanning the gamut from humble economy cars and trucks to some of the most revered supercars ever made. He was […]
Perhaps one of the most famous movie cars of all time, the 964 911 Turbo 3.6 was catapulted into the spotlight at the opening scene of the cult-classic Bad Boys film. The film was Michael Bay’s directorial debut. As it turns out, he is a car guy who has used vehicles from his personal collection […]
At any given time, our showroom and workshop are bound to have a few special cars residing inside them. Recently, it has begun to resemble the starting grid of a Le Mans Classic race. Not just one, but two time capsule 550s side by side is an arresting sight, especially when they are flanked by […]
Tony Hatter’s career at Porsche has spanned nearly 35 years, and to this day has been involved in some of the most formative projects in Porsche’s history. Tony’s passion for automobiles is a familiar story. As a child in Northern England, he collected Dinky toys and Korgi die-cast miniature cars and would peruse the new […]
Throughout the entirety of its evolution, the silhouette of the 911 has remained an unmistakable shape in automotive design. From the initial development stages of the Typ 754 (a prototype for the successor to the 356 that laid the foundation for the shape of the 901) to the initial production 901/911, there was always the […]
Bobby Rahal is the second of three generations of racing drivers. His 18 year motorsport career includes noteworthy competition in multiple disciplines including Formula 1, Can Am, CART, Le Mans and IMSA. He is a 3-time CART champion who has also claimed victories at the 1981 24 hours of Daytona and 1987 12 hours of […]
Throughout the 1950s and the early 1960s, Porsche had proven themselves to be a dominant force in racing. With the 904, they had dominated the under-two-liter GT class. The 904 had sparked a massive change from the race cars that had preceded it, foregoing the typical sheet metal bodies for a box-section ladder frame with […]
At the same time Hall & Oates were approaching the peak of fame in the mid 1980s, John Oates had a burgeoning racing career that had landed him a position with Pontiac in the Fiero GTU. When John got tangled up in a three-car crash during the running of the Lowenbrau Camel GT 500-mile race, […]
With the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus came widespread cancellation and postponement of automotive events and gatherings throughout the world, along with the recommendation to keep distance between one another. It’s a challenging time for many indeed, and staying in touch with one another is paramount to maintaining one’s sanity.
Before Porsche ended production of the 964 Turbo in late 1993, a batch of 93 964 Turbos were sent off to Porsche’s Exclusive department to be upgraded to “S” specification. 76 were delivered worldwide with the distinguished flattened front end which pays homage to the legendary 935; ten X83 units were sent to Japan, 39 […]
“It’s one of those finds that you can not replicate. It is exactly how it was and is a real look into what driving an original, unrestored, of the minute 1956 Speedster was like.” It is a rare occurrence for low-mileage, extremely original cars like this 1956 Porsche 356A Speedster to come to the market. […]
After being discovered in a clandestine garage in Düsseldorf, Germany, this two-time Le Mans competitor comes to Road Scholars to be united with its new owner. In this video, Cam Ingram shares the story of chassis 0142, from inspection to sharing the 550A with its newest caretaker for the first time.
From racing at Le Mans to being found in a garage after 40 years off the grid, Stephen Serio tells the fascinating story of how this entirely original 1958 Porsche 550A was discovered.
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.
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 […]
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.
Cam Ingram talks about the journey to Pebble Beach with the 1961 Porsche Carrera Abarth GTL Chassis #1008.
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.
Charles and Cam talk about the Generations of the Carrera GT.
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.
Cam Ingram drives SC/GT – 1 of 6 (Chassis # 126955)
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.
Our owner Cam Ingram and marketing director Charles Stanley break down why Speedster chassis number 5 is undergoing a full Road Scholars restoration.
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.
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
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 […]
Our sales manager Tim Kuhn sits down and talks about his experience with the 1966 Porsche 911 chassis #303997.
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 […]
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 […]
Video by Trey Devon
Highlighted custom features of the Road Scholars Cayman GTR
* Custom mixed BASF paint in “Burgundy” color – inspired by our 1949 Porsche 356 Gmund restoration
* 911 GT3RS front clip conversion
* Hand fabricated all metal “Wide Body” treatment to doors and quarter panels
* Custom made 1 of 1 rear bumper to fit widened quarter panels
* Shaved roof rails
* 2016 GT4 wing in carbon fiber
* GT3RS Cup Car front lip, hand-made in carbon fiber
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to lap one of the great European racing circuits at speed? That opportunity came up recently as part of an auto-themed tour organized by a good friend so I jumped at it. The famed Belgian road course Spa Francorchamps is 150 km from Düsseldorf, Germany and […]