Friday, December 30, 2011

Uncle Lionel's Cord

I remember hearing story's of my uncle Lionel having owned a coffin nosed cord in the late 50's. He would loan it to my dad once in awhile and my dad would pick my mom up from work at the old Sears store on Soto st. in L.A. back when they dated.  I believe the total 10 year Cord production to be about 4400 cars.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

ALONG FOR THE RIDE: Bonneville / A Case Study in Experimentation

ALONG FOR THE RIDE: Bonneville / A Case Study in Experimentation: The salt has called many a driver, and in 1966 it was Tom Bruch's turn with his 1956, 356 Porsche Speedster. However, this was a return trip...

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Merry Christmas to me, rare brand new 1972 vintage Case "coke bottle " folding hunter with nickel plate,  brass bolsters and saber grind blade.  Hand  made American work of art.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Miller -1917 Golden Sub

The original had a four valve per cylinder, twin plug per cylinder, magneto ignition engine and adjustable oil  pressure valve. All very tricky for the time.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Good Memories

I have great memories of my Dad giving my sisters and I rides through City Terrace Hills on his Honda Super Hawk when I was about 5 or 6 years old. I can still remember the smell of that bike when it got hot. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Saw this for sale on craigslist last year . It was priced to sell, whoever picked this up scored It was perfect.

Friday, December 9, 2011

"66"- 911 Mule

Ben spotted this car at rennsport from a hundred yards away and got all exited, and for good reason, the car had a strange factory test mule history and had R flares , R program parts as well as sunroof. The car was well prepared "AKA done right".

Monday, December 5, 2011


I can remember as a kid  going by the shop whenever we were  in Redondo Beach. There was always a nice used 356 in the showroom back in the early seventies.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

# 001 Then and Now

#001 in Mexico at Panamericana 1954 and today at Rennsport Reunion

Monday, November 28, 2011

Patton " Blood and Guts"

Looks like he is on a Stallion  from the Spanish Riding School Austria. To the victor go the spoils of war.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011


Celebrated Fabien Becasse's Birthday Saturday night. Picture is of Ben and Fabien. Fabien worked for Porsche in France before coming to U.S. He just purchased a very clean low mileage 73 911 T Italian delivery car from Brumos Porsche. The car is unbelievable. More to come.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011


904,  Early morning lap in the fog at Monterey rennsport . Photo  from Early 911S registry.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Veteran's Day

Thanks for your service Dad. 62-65 PFC Salvador Mendez Jr.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

68 Riviera

One of the nicest shapes in auto design. I still have plans for one.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Desert Fox

 This off road 911 was photographed at the Nurburgring. Always thought about building a Baja 911 this looks like a good place to start. Cool hunting and fishing rig.

Saturday, November 5, 2011


                     Tequila for my men and gasoline for my horses.

Friday, November 4, 2011

The Horseman

The day dawned when man fascinated by open spaces and the lure of the unknown , realized that only the swift and slender hoofs of the horse could translate his ambitious dreams into reality. Then after he had mounted and become master of that back and sat high above the earth as if on a fatal throne, man discovered within himself hauteur and pride and vanity, and they were never to leave his heart.