Driver's Logbook

So, you wonder what I've been up to.  If you want to know what drives's the personal enjoyment I get being around cars, badass cars, and photographing them. From sports cars, bitchin' rods, drag cars, show cars...they've all been an important part of my life.

It started as a kid hanging around "Hobby Shops," model car building at night under the glow of a desk lamp, with the sound of a radio in the back ground, then sitting on curbs with my buddies watching, listening and imagining freedom as cars streaked by. That lead to building rods with my friends before we could drive.

Freedom came, and with it the ability to take care, work on, restore, drive, race. show, and photograph them with a 35mm, delivering a smile to my face.


Journalism and Photography:
  • Three time winner of the National Paul Heinmiller Award for producing and editing the best Regional Newsletter/Magazine in the Porsche Club of America.
  • Porsche Club of America, National Newsletter Chairman conducting national seminars, 1986-1994.
  • Porsche Club of America, National Web-Site competition judge, 2010-2011.
  • Published in: Car Kulture DeLuxe (Hot Rods), Classic Motorsports (Vintage Racing), Porsche 356 Registry (Porsche), New York Times (Photos).
  • Official Photographer for the "Carmel-By-The-Sea Concours," 2012-2013.
Other Club Activities/Memberships:
  • Motor Press Guild
  • HMSA (Historic Motor Sports Association)
  • General Racing
  • 356 Registry
  • Early 911S Registry
  • NHRA
  • Goodguys Rod and Custom Association


Some of the cars I've owned, tripped my trigger and restored:
1959 Porsche 356 Coupe
1960 Porsche 356 Roadster
  • Numerous Concour First in Class during: 1968-1970
1961 Porsche 356 Roadster
1962 Porsche 356 Cab.
  • Numerous Concour First in Class during: 1982-1985
1965 Porsche 911
  • First in Class National Porsche Concour: 1982 Reno NV., 1985 Costa Mesa CA., 1988 Colorado Springs CO., 2002 Boise ID.
  • National Porsche Division win: 1988 Colorado Springs CO.
  • Porsche 911 "Red Book" volume #1 cover car.
1970 914-6 GT
  • Historic Race Car Displays: 1997 San Antonio TX., 1998 Steamboat Springs CO., 2000 Sacramento CA., 2005 Portland OR., 2007 San Diego CA.

Naturally, restoring cars and showing them competitively over the years, has lead to a pleasant opportunity to join the community of judges. I've enjoyed a Concour judging history with some of the following groups and shows.

 National Porsche Club Judge (Currently)
 Porsche Club Zone 8 Judge (Currently)
 San Diego Porsche Club Judge (Currently)
 La Jolla Concours Judge (several times)
 Carmel By The Sea Concour Judge (Currently)
 Torrey Pines Concours


The angry sounds of an engine doing its best work, has always pushed my blood to pump, and with it, the drive to don a helmet and compete. These are some of the cars that I've had the pleasure to drive in competition.

1959 Austin Healey Sprite (Local Track  Events)
1955 Chevy-gasser, one of my favorite cars to race (Drag Racing)
Formula Ford (Jim Russell Racing Series)
Porsche 356 SCCA prepared EP Roadster  (Local Track  Events)

Porsche 911 (Local Events, National Events, Vintage Racing)
  • Driving events during 1970-1988 at: Riverside Raceway, Ontario Motor Speedway,  Laguna Seca, Sears Point, Willow Springs, Holtville.
  • Vintage Racing during 1985-1988 at: Riverside Raceway, Palm Springs, Willow Springs, Laguna Seca.
Porsche 914-6 GT (Local Events, National Events,Vintage Racing)
  • Coronado Speed Festival Vintage Races, 2005-present.
  • Monterey Rolex Historic Races, 2009
  • Sonoma Historic races, 2010
  • Rennsport Historic Group 2 (Laguna Seca) 2011
  • Rennsport Historic Group 3 (Laguna Seca) 2015


The Show Car

It's a 1965 911 which I've owned since 1970. I took the car racing early on, leading to vintage racing such places as Palm Springs, Riverside and Laguna Seca in the early/mid-eighties. After retiring it from racing, I then started on the restoration and it has been shown regionally and nationally since 1985. The car has been featured in several books and has been used by Porsche Cars North America for advertising.

The Race Car

It's a 1970 914-6 GT which I've owned since 1988. It still wears it's factory GT racing parts and was used for hill climbs early on in it's life. The car is still being used competitively, racing at the Monterey Historics, Coronado Vintage Festival and at Porsches Rennsport Reunion IV and V held at Laguna Seca.
The Newest Car

It's a 1967 911 rescued from a shed in 2009. Shortly after I got this car, it started calling the shots, "Preserve the Patina, the world is full of over restored trailer queens," it said. It has a style that can only be duplicated by time. It wears it's original paint with a rock solid chassis, the body-lines are straight and the panel gaps uniform. The interior is right out of the sixties with a mahogany wood steering wheel, old racing belts and a "Ferrari/GT" drivers seat.

With its painted on Pegasus and vintage magnesium Minilite wheels, all mechanicals have been rebuilt from the ground up from brakes, engine, trans, suspension to bring it back to prowl the roads after it left in '74. I thought, why not be different, it's not about money or's about having fun.
      To read about the "Excellence Magazine" photoshoot, click on, "Preserving the Patina."
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