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