My Car Quest

February 28, 2017

Maxie’s One Goof: The Porsche Type 540 America Roadster

by Wallace Wyss - He’s gone now, but I have the feeling if I got to know him better, I would’ve called him “maxie.” An Austrian who moved to the U.S before the war, he was very instrumental in the acceptance of European sports cars in America. … [Read more...]

The BMW 507 – They Should Have Made More

by Mike - What a guy that Max Hoffman was. He talked BMW into making the beautiful BMW 507 which we see here (photos from the Carmel Concours-on-the-Avenue in August 2016). From 1956 to 1959 BMW only made 252 examples supposedly … [Read more...]

The Immortal Porsche Speedster

by Wallace Wyss - In the beginning, there was the Porsche family, over there in Germany, and there was Maximillian Hoffman, an immigrant who had come to America before the war, who was in New York trying to tell them what to make. Now even … [Read more...]

The Porsche America Roadster: Think Of It As The Predecessor To The Speedster

by Wallace Wyss - When Porsche first began to import cars to America, they had a very knowledgeable Austrian living in America, Max Hoffman, who tried to direct them to American’s taste and needs. For instance Hoffman imported a Glockner … [Read more...]

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