My Car Quest

April 28, 2017

Porsche 356 North Meets South Gathering

by Wallace Wyss - Every two years the folks that own Porsche 356 in Northern California meet up with those who own 356 Porsches but live down South. They always choose as a meeting place some hotel around the middle, in this case Paso … [Read more...]

The 1970 Porsche Tapiro: One That Got Away

by Wallace Wyss - The most celebrated cars at many of the fanciest concours is the one-off car, like the Porsche Tapiro. Especially the running one that was sold off and has been restored. It’s not easy to restore a one-off because many of … [Read more...]

Our Resident Historian Reveals An Obsession With Porsche “Turtle “ Cars

by Richard Bartholomew - "I suspect Ferdinand Porsche, as a boy in the 1800s, had a pet turtle," says Wallace Wyss, writer, who is presently hip-deep in research for the reprinting of the revised Porsche 356 Photo Album book. “The first … [Read more...]

The Driveway Porsche 911

by Wallace Wyss - I see it every time I go to my favorite bookstore. It’s a Porsche. Says “911 Carrera” on it but hey, I know badges can be bought and it could be a lowly 912 dolled up to look like the then top-of-the-line model. It … [Read more...]

The Argentinian Porsche 356

Or not... by Wallace Wyss - Deep into research for my upcoming re-issue of my presently out–of-print Porsche 356 Photo Album, I was temporarily knocked off my chair when I saw a picture of what purports to be a factory authorized near copy … [Read more...]

The Three Pointed Scraper (1961 Porsche 356B)

OK, it was weird, it was ugly, but it’s one that got away from Porsche - the Porsche 356B 2000GS Carrera 2 - by Wallace Wyss This is a tale both of triumph and of tragedy, yet we, as car collectors, can all learn from it. First of … [Read more...]

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