WE ARE PORSCHE video series celebrates Porsche’s 75th anniversary
Petersen Automotive Museum releases video tribute to the rich history of Porsche
Celebrating Porsche icons on their 75th anniversary
The Petersen Automotive Museum has launched a new Porsche-focused video series celebrating the people and icons that made the Porsche brand in America. This dynamic story-telling series, sponsored by Mobil 1, focuses on the personal stories of some of the world’s most renowned Porsche enthusiasts.
The video series coincides with the Petersen Automotive Museum’s special “We Are Porsche” exhibit, which is now on display and will run through April 2024.
The video series features interviews with well-known Porsche lovers about their personal relationships with the brand, including:
A renowned custom Porsche builder, Emory developed a unique blend of speed and appearance modifications. He is a third-generation Porsche customizer and runs his business with the help of his entire Porsche-enthusiast family.
The founder of the most followed air-cooled Porsche movement, Luftgekühlt, and a professional racing driver who won numerous races, including two 24 Hours of Le Mans victories.
Hurley Haywood is arguably the greatest American endurance driver ever. He has five 24 Hours of Daytona victories, three wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and two at the 12 Hours of Sebring. It is a resume that few can rival. His racing career spanned 6 decades and while he drove many makes of cars, it was in Porsches that he spent the bulk of his time. This is Hurley Haywood’s Story.
Recently debuted episodes featured Chris Banning, the original outlaw who earned his nickname of “King of the Mountain” by becoming the fastest racer on Mulholland Drive.
Sons of the legendary Porsche collector, Bob Ingram, Cam and Rory continue their father’s legacy with The Ingram Collection. Taking it upon themselves to not only continue the important history of Porsche, but to bring in the next generation of builders, restorers, and enthusiasts. Living by their father’s famous words, “Cars are the stars, but it’s the people that matter” – This is Cam and Rory Ingram’s Story.
Miles C. Collier sees cars as active history, physical manifestations of the past, and memory in mechanical form. The Revs Institute, the non-profit educational organization he founded in 2008 that houses his classic car collection, has as its mission the conservation of history by way of preserving historic automobiles.
More great documentaries covering figures in the Porsche world are on the schedule including:
Daniel Wu: An international actor, director, martial artist and racer whose love for the brand started when he was a child and his father gave him the important task of choosing the color of his first Porsche.
Chad and Chase McQueen: The son and grandson of Hollywood icon and Porsche legend Steve McQueen shares his relationship with Porsche and their efforts to preserve and continue his legacy.
Jeff Zwart: A photographer, director, cinematographer and Porsche enthusiast.
Petersen Executive Director Terry L. Karges
“Sharing the stories behind automotive enthusiasts who have helped shape the industry and, specifically, the Porsche brand is key to preserving its history,” said Petersen Executive Director Terry L. Karges. “This series will tell the important stories of those who were influenced by Porsche and who helped the marque reach mainstream success in return.”