Hi everyone. Brand new to this group and just wanted to say hi. I have always loved Porsche automobiles and have been fortunate enough to own 7 over the past 20 or so years. (928S, 4 different 911s, Boxster and Cayenne Turbo)
I have always loved the Speedster, but owning one was out of my budget. Well, this year I finally decided to just pull the trigger on a replica. I had been researching this since 2009 and watched the quality steadily improve to the point where I am ready.
I have looked at what must have been well over a hundred replicas and have visited several facilities including Kirk’s place in Hawaiian Gardens in roughly 2010 and the new Vintage Speedster in Scottsdale last year. I worked on F/A -18s in the Navy, so you can say I am a little OCD when it comes to attention to detail things.
Anyway, I finally decided to go with a remake / tribute of the James Dean Speedster. After consideration, I am having Vintage in Scottsdale build the car. My plan is to document the build and do a cross country drive in the car immediately after its completion in late September. I will be starting in Scottsdale and following Rt 66 when possible including stops at the Dean family farm and James Dean Museum in Indiana. I am documenting the process on a page called Speedster Dreams if you had any interest in following along as we get started as I don’t want to spam this group with too many posts.
Well, that is a long winded way of saying hello, but at least you know a bit about me. Happy to be here and look forward to participating!