Germany? Austria? Japan? To understand where ground zero is for the world’s largest 356-only Concours, let’s first go back to the 1960s and 1970s before Porsche had developed their markets in Asia and the Middle East. At one point, approximately 50% of all production was sold to the United States.
Of that allotment, sunny California, with its extensive dealer network, grabbed roughly half, resulting in a large population of Porsches buzzing around the “left coast.” Actors like Steve McQueen cruising Mulholland Drive in his black 356 Speedster only fueled the air-cooled “foreign car” phenomenon.
Access to the full article is limited to paid subscribers only. Our membership removes annoying ads, lets enjoy unlimited access to all our premium Porsche content and offers you awesome discounts on Porsche related products.