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.