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After a nice weekend of non Porsche activities I’m itching to get back in the shop in a few hours to build some stuff! #EmoryRS#EmoryOutlaw#356rsr @drewphillipsphoto
A perfect getaway today. We had so much family fun out at El Mirage Dry Lake with the old ATCs and the Talon. @oc_honda_kawi #hondatalon1000r #ATC250R #ATC200X
Beautiful day and not too hot out here at #ElMirageDryLake #hondatalon #atc250r #atc200x
Loaded up for some family fun in the morning at #ElMirage #drylake #RideRed #hondatalon #ATC250R #ATC200X
4am engine delivery this morning from Oregon @rothsport_racing . . @designsgreenwood has been overseeing this engine development program from start to finish and splits his time between our North Hollywood Shop and Oregon working directly with Jeff and the crew at Rothsport. He also personally transports the engines south in the back of his VW Wagon. So grateful to have passionate and dedicated team members.
21 years ago today I began the assembly of #EmorySpecial #1. Less than two weeks later @amy_emory 2 month old @zayneemory and I rolled into the paddock at Laguna Seca for the historic‘s and Porsche’s 50th anniversary celebration. After the races the three of us did a 4500 mile west coast tour through six states towing our #eribapuck trailer. How time flies! Thanks for the overhead shot @drewphillipsphoto
The #EmoryOutlaw from my earlier undercoating post is unwrapped and in the upholstery area. It will cure for a few days and then headliner, carpet, and mechanical assembly will begin.
The New York #EmorySpecial is getting some finishing touches today. Looking forward to @craignyc19 seeing and driving it tomorrow. Loving this new @dannmar_equipment lift for assembly! This car has the first of our 260hp Fuel Injected Emory / @rothsport_racing #Outlaw4 engines. Also notable on this car is the leaned back windshield, oil system louvered doors, rolled rockers, raised wheel arches, and so much more. #NewYorkSpecial
After the cars get back from @littleshopofkustoms for the final exterior paint we back mask all the painted surfaces and do all the sound deadening and undercoating. First thing we do is seam seal all sheet metal joints and then spray @lizardskininsulation ceramic heat barrier in engine area and on roof. Then all surfaces get coated with sound deadening which gives it a factory like texture and is SUPER durable. When then top coat all of it with @rustoleum industrial oil based enamel which is hard as a rock. All of these steps provide an extremely durable finish with excellent sound deadening and heat protection. @mfj20th @kristopherdukes #EmoryOutlaw Coupe
A few years of my life’s work in this photo! #356SL#EmoryOutlaw#EmoryRS#356C4S @drewphillipsphoto
Over the past 30 years I have built and restored over 170 cars with the help of my supportive & talented family/crew. When I see a group of our cars come together it warms my heart to think of all the memories and experiences that these cars provide. Thank you to our past, present and future clients for having the faith and patience as we add to this family of unique and special Porsches. @drewphillipsphoto
Family photo last night! #EmoryOutlaw#EmorySpecial#EmoryRS#EmoryRestoration @drewphillipsphoto
After contemplating a UTV for the last 5 years @zayneemory and I made a visit to my old Honda family Jeff and Steve @oc_honda_kawi and picked up our new #HondaTalon1000R this weekend. Sure the X3 is great, and the new RZR that launched today has great promise... but nothing compares to the quality and durability of @honda_powersports_us . Plus the Honda doesn’t have that silly belt to deal with instead it has a bad ass PDK-like transmission. . . Many of you know I grew up racing ATVs and a Stadium Superlite (pic 4) which was really the predecessor to the modern day #UTV or #SXS. Going back to 1985 My dad @garyemory And I walked into Orange County Honda and bought my first brand new Honda from them, an ATC350X (pic 6) . The following year they began sponsoring me (pic 5) and continued to for the next 6 years on 3 & 4 wheelers and then on my Stadium Superlite. Jeff, Steve and their late father took such great care of me and I could have never had the success without them. I bought my last new Honda from them a 1991 CR125 as I began racing Porsches. So naturally it was the only place I would buy a new Honda from. It was so great to reconnect (pic 2) after not even seeing them in 28 years. . . Although my life is crazy busy and we are working 14+ hours a day/6 days a week I look forward to getting Amy and kids out with me when we can find time to hit the desert and the dunes. With this and our ATVs we will make great family memories and have some fun. @amy_emory seems to think that I will end up wanting to hop it up and try racing it but I assured her 😉 I got it for the family to play in the dirt.. 😆
I love seeing them in matte black primer just before the head into final paint. This one is going to be a#SpeedYellow #EmorySpecial @levrack always keeping us tidy and organized.
Quick trip over to Vegas this afternoon to meet with my main Porsche Dealer parts man Mark Jimenez @gaudinporschelv @gaudinclassiclv Most of the time I just drop him an email and the parts for our projects magically show up at our shop but today I needed his help to source some harder to find stuff and discuss some of the parts that are now available from Porsche Classic. With @jetsuitex making the 45 min flight out of Burbank so inexpensive and easy it’s quicker than the drive alone to LAX. #bestinthebusiness#porscheparts
Beautiful day in San Clemente @socal356club event! Thank you to the club and all of the volunteers for making it one of the best!
Great visit with @spikeferesten at our shop last week. Click link https://bit.ly/2LYGeES in my profile to listen in!
It has finally sunk in that I spent 36 hours aboard the #USSNimitz this past weekend. The experience was unreal from an arrested landing and catapult takeoff in a #C2 to get on and off the ship, being on the flight deck for over 30 takeoff and landings of the #F35C and #F18’s, seeing a #RAS transfer of 1.2M gallons of jet fuel, tour and demonstration of combat, control, #thebridge, #thebrig, machine and fab shops, bomb and torpedo assembly, anchor and chain room, arresting cable control room, visiting the #navychaplin and so much more. The Captain and all of his crew made it an experience of a lifetime.
Midnight solo run to Utah tonight to meet @amy_emory and the kids for the 4th. Decided this was a better choice than the #vwbinzdoublecab because it would’ve taken me 3X as long… LOL 260 miles to go #halfwaythere #happy4thofjuly
The current commuter! Not the fastest on the freeway with a 36hp engine and reduction gears but at 4am I can set my own pace. #vwbinz #vwbinzdoublecab
Thank you Instagram! I’m so stoked that I’m following @churchequipped and saw that he had posted up a massive collection of magazines that his father was selling as a lot. A near complete collection of late 40s through the 70s of great magazines like @hotrodmagazine @hopupmagazine @carcraftmagazine @rodandcustommagazine @motortrend @roadandtrack #dragracer, SpeedAge, How to’s, official race programs from Indy, LBGP and much much more. Now the real reason that I was so excited is because there are hundreds of magazines with articles on my grandfathers cars as well as all of his how to chop, channel, section, restyling etc. from the 40s 50s and 60s in these magazines. I’m always on the hunt for publications that have his work in them and to now have complete collections through all of these years it makes it so much easier for me to add all of them to @valleycustomshop archives that I’m building. Sure the garage smells like an old library and I hardly have room to park but it’s worth it!
Mounted and balanced.. thx Ron’s. Best little tire shop around!
One of the highlights of the Germany trip for me was to get to go behind the scenes at #weissach #flacht in the motorsport/race department and get an up close and personal look at the new #porsche935 during assembly. @luftgekuehlte_lounge and @built1973 were two of the main design guys responsible for this masterpiece and to spend the afternoon with them looking at all the details was another dream moment for me. Had to wait until today to post these pictures since Porsche just released the full carbon photos a few minutes ago. Slide to see all the details. Just look at my #cheezygrin
To some this is really boring stuff but to me it’s all the little stuff under the skin that makes all this work and makes these little 356’s drive nice and makes them reliable. Full drysump oil system using @xrpracing @improvedracing Equipment with remote @mobil1 filter. An #EmoryOutlaw Rack and pinion steering setup. #lizardskinsoundcontrol and ceramic coatings under body painted over with @rustoleum and then topped with @kilmatusa on the inside under the carpet. New wiring from our friends at #ynzsyesterdaysparts
Like finding buried treasure! This first picture is of my father @garyemory back in the early 70s. While he was parts manager at #ChickIversonPorsche he discovered that all of the dealerships including Iverson were sending all of their overstock and obsolescence back to the distribution warehouses. Because these warehouses were spilling over with parts and room was running out lots of parts from the 50s 60s and early 70s were being tossed out. He got together with his boss and they made a deal to purchase all of the overstock and obsolescence. That is when #PorschePartsObsolete was founded. . . I grew up in this parts warehouse spending my childhood digging through boxes of Porsche Parts, doing all of my art projects with original touch up paint sticks and learning the part numbers and parts at a very young age. . . In this first picture over to the right you can see a shelf completely filled with cans of original 50s and 60s Glasso lacquer paint. In one of my dads buys from Porsche there was a pallet of this stuff and he sold about 20 cans to a good friend of ours over 40 years ago. He never did anything with it and just yesterday gave it to me as a gift. Picture two is the cans of paint today which consist of 10 factory original colors and the coolest part is they have never been opened and are still fully liquid. Now unfortunately we cannot use this paint to paint a car but what it does give me is an amazing baseline for factory original colors to get new formulations made from. . . So cool when stuff like this comes full circle. The rest of the photos in the slide are from the early days at Porsche Parts Obsolete Event when my dad was unpacking and putting stuff on shelves. Zoom in on them and look at all the amazing parts. I know that guys like @littleshopofkustoms and @danny1hundred can appreciate treasure like this.
Seeing my friend @rodreefo’s last post put a smile on my face as I sit here at #Amsterdam airport with a major flight delay. Last year when I introduced Rodrigo and Uncle Kev @gunnarracing I had no idea that this amazing relationship would develop. Plus seeing all the history and pics of the #14 962 brings back so many memories for me going back to when I was a kid sitting in this car when it was parked at my dads shop in the 80’s and I would sit in it dreaming of racing. To then getting an opportunity to drive it last December at #gunnarfundayz . . Repost from @rodreefo Arrived home after a couple of weeks overseas to find three huge boxes from @gunnarracing outside my front door. When that happens you just know that whatever is inside is going to be awesome. Opened them up to find several trophies, medals, and the championship plaques from Holbert Racing’s three consecutive @imsa_racing championships (‘85, ‘86, ‘87). I felt like a kid on Christmas! I love the fact that the plaques list the crew members names and not just the drivers. Success in racing comes down to teamwork and every single crew member is critical to the team’s success. Huge thank you to Kevin and Sharon for sending these out. I have a hunch that @holberts_garage may have also been involved, and if so, I extend my gratitude to him as well. As the steward of 962-HR1 I will do my best to preserve the amazing legacy of Holbert Racing. #FBF to last months test at PBIR in the Holbert Racing Lowenbrau 962. Hands down my favorite Porsche to drive. I can’t wait to take her out again!
Delayed in Amsterdam.. #birdstrike#deadbird#airportlife#enginecleaning#featherseverywhere
Just got the #PanameraGTS dropped off at the shipping company. Had such a blast in Germany, Austria, and France and spent as much time as possible between 140-165mph. It was so smooth and stable at those speeds. Thank you to @gaudinporschelv @porsche for making our #EuropeanDelivery experience so amazing.
Happy Fathers Day Dad! @garyemory Thank you for teaching me the value of hard work and chasing dreams. I may be half way around the world but your right here in my heart. I can’t wait to bring you with me to Germany next time. #hfd #happyfathersday
And then this happened.... 😮We got to tour the secret storage facility where the prototypes, one offs, and museum inventory is kept. Truly unbelievable what was here. Including the green 356A that @jaydeemory is standing next to. This car was restored by my uncle Don Emory 30 years ago. Thank you @benymarjanac and @frankjung.356 for making this happen! Slide to also see me with the two amazing designers @built1973 and @luftgekuehlte_lounge with two of their masterpieces the new Speedster and #Bergspyder concept.
Wow... quite surreal for me yesterday as I was invited to do a presentation to the Porsche Style and Design team of about 100 people yesterday in #Weissach Then after my presentation I signed a very special 917 livery refrigerator that only has one other signature... #HerbertLinge #pinchme as I feel like I’m dreaming.
This photo of the #356SL is from 1951 just after LeMans and just befor it competed in #liegeromeliege and the young man on the right side is #HerbertLinge. Thanks to Tony @luftgekuehlte_lounge and @built1973 I finally had a chance to meet Herbert and spend the afternoon with him. Herbert is the only person still alive (91 years old) that was from the original build and testing team on the 1951 356SL’s. Herbert went on to drive for Porsche all the way up to the 1970 including driving the camera car during the race filming for the movie #LeMans. He invited me into his home and shared a lifetime of memories with me including going through old race results, details about the 356 SL, photos, and I also got to take a look at his diecast collection which he has a diecast for each and every Porsche he got to drive/race for the factory. My mind and heart are full!!
Such an honor to have an opportunity to share the story and details of the #356SL program with the special club FLB. FLB is a tight group of current and retired Porsche employees that have a deep passion for Porsche and especially the air cooled generation cars. Being able to sign the wall next to some of my friends and hero’s like @plmotorsport @zwart #herbertlinge etc was so special for me.
Mind Blown!! 🤯 Thank you @frankjung.356 For taking the time to share the @porsche.museum archives with us. The information and photos you shared with me still have the hair standing up on my arms. I am so grateful to have learned even more about the #356SL along with so much more. #porsche356#porsche#gmund#lemanvp
Yesterday started out with an inspiring visit to see our friends at Porsche Classic. Pictured here is a Speedster that is getting a complete factory restoration. In the picture with me is Uwe Makrutzki the Manager Factory Restoration - Porsche Classic and my great friend and host this week @luftgekuehlte_lounge Second picture is a parking lot discussion about the differences between all of the 356 fuse boxes and covers that I brought as a gift for them. Porsche Classic is doing an amazing job bringing back 300 part numbers per year so that all of us can keep these great cars on the road for future generations to enjoy!
A day I will never forget! Thank you to my friends @gaudinporschelv for setting up European delivery on the #PanameraGTS and for the incredible experience the family and I had today. Delivery, factory tour, lunch and museum visit was a dream come true. Anyone out there in a position to buy a new Porsche I highly recommend you talk to your dealer about taking delivery at the factory.
We made it to #Stuttgart but our luggage didn’t. So we got to bum around in our travel clothes... well for me there isn’t much of a difference. Gave the girls an excuse to shop since our luggage doesn’t get to us till tomorrow night. Loving this place so far.
Growing up the son of a Porsche Parts manager, grandson of a Porsche body shop manager and having spent the last 30 years building and racing Porsches one would think that I would have traveled to Germany to the Porsche factory by now. Well.. I have never been. I have heard from friends and customers how amazing it is especially if you take delivery of a car in Stuttgart /Zuffenhausen, then drive it around Europe a bit before shipping it back. . The time has come. With @zayneemory now 21 and @jaydeemory having graduated and preparing herself for College I figured we better do it before it’s too late for our family of 4 to pull this off. . At the beginning of the year we placed an order for a Black #PanameraGTS and thx to our friends @gaudinporschelv they arranged #EuropeanDelivery for June 12th. . . We are on the plane and set to take the #EmoryFamilyPorscheTrip of a lifetime. #PorscheMuseum#FactoryTour#Flacht#Munich#ZellAmSee#Gmund#PorscheClassic#PorscheArchives#PorscheDesign. . Thank you to my crew at #EmoryMotorsports for busting their butts while I am gone and picking up my slack!
Head over to @porsche_newsroom to learn more about the #356SL and Porsche’s first victory at @24heuresdumans just posted today. link in my profile. https://newsroom.porsche.com/en/2019/history/porsche-klassik-356-gmuend-sl-coupe-cameron-healey-rod-emory-16214.html