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The Wow of Wunderland Porsche Museum

Porsche Santa Clarita houses world class collection

1997 Porsche GT1
The Wunderland “centerpiece” when I visited was this 1997 Porsche GT1, the first of a small run to compete in the 1997 FIA GT Championship. Note the rotating turn table. © 2022 Rex McAfee.

By Rex McAfee

Unlikely Home for a Spectacular Collection:

Remember the days of going to a Porsche dealership as a teen? How could anyone resist wanting to leave their fingerprints all over a new 911 Turbo in Arctic Silver? It was just a matter of time before the salesman reluctantly got up to ask, “Can I help you?” using a tone of voice that meant, “Beat it, kid.” On a few occasions, I was brave enough to “procure” a factory sales brochure on the way out, but those moments were rare. Over three decades later, visiting Porsche Santa Clarita in Southern California brought back some of that childhood excitement. There’s no substitute for the sight and smell of a new Porsche sitting on a showroom floor, and today would even be more special for what lay one floor below; Wunderland. 

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