Journal: UPCOMING EVENTS: Celebrate Air-Cooled Porsches And Max Hoffman At 'Driven To America' On October 1st

UPCOMING EVENTS: Celebrate Air-Cooled Porsches And Max Hoffman At ‘Driven To America’ On October 1st

Alex Sobran By Alex Sobran
September 15, 2017

From today’s vantage point it can pretty difficult to send your mind back to the time when Porsche was a small sports car company emerging as its own entity in the 1940s, but every giant starts growing from something smaller. Ferdinand Porsche had already amassed plenty of engineering achievements and notoriety to his name in the ’30s and ’40s, but the ubiquity of the brand in the sports car market was still a ways off back in 1951, and especially so in America where those that did know the name would often associate it with Nazism.

Then there was Max Hoffman, an immigrant to the country who fled from the very same political system as it began putting the world at war. He can largely be credited for the brand’s introduction to the States, and as legend has it, a restaurant meeting with Ferry Porsche also saw Hoffman convince Porsche to create what is now the brand’s famous emblem. To celebrate the pioneering spirit of the late Hoffman and the wonderful cars that he helped bring to a new enthusiast market, Driven to America will be putting on its inaugural event of the same name on October 1st. Details are below.

What’s happening? A celebration of air-cooled Porsches and of the man who brought the marque to America, Max Hoffman. Interested parties can register to display their vehicles on The Great Lawn or The Promenade, and in addition to these entrants there will be a selection of significant Porsche road and racing cars on display. 

Where is it? The Max Hoffman Center in Muttontown, NY 

When is it? Sunday, October 1st, 2017

What do I need to do to go? If you would like to show your car, tickets to do so can be found here for The Great Lawn display and for The Promenade as well. Those spaces are $50 and $30, respectively. If you would only like to attend the show, tickets for that can be found at the same link, and are $20.

Further Details: Catered food and drinks will be on hand, as well as a live DJ. 

Click Here For The Official Event Website 

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Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger

Aint it just amazing . One of the major icons of sports cars in America along with the most iconic and winningest brands in sports cars … and only two of us looking in .

Sad the pathetic state of youth in America these days .

Paul Ipolito
Paul Ipolito

I still wish I had that Time Machine Popular Mechanix promised me 60 years ago. I would set it to take me to that showroom.

Paul Ipolito
Paul Ipolito

That’s not a showroom is it? I’m crushed.

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger

The B&W photos ? Ahhh out aside your being crushed . Thats the original showroom and the photos are real . The interior designed by none other than gearhead and architect supremo Frank Lloyd Wright . Unfortunately there’s not much left of the original interior … but ohhhh what a gem it was in its day . Like walking into the Guggenheim only with Porsche’s and Mercedes on every landing . Want to see a reasonable facsimile ? Head over to Baron BMW / MINI in Merriam KS .. just west of KCMO . It aint quite the same …… Read more »

Paul Ipolito
Paul Ipolito

GS- Thanks for the information. The spring is back in my step! I will continue my quest for the time machine.

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger

Paul – You’re welcome … and …. Let me know if you track one down . Methinks I’m in need of one myself