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Love the enthusiasm! I’m in Lafayette and frequently drive on Bear Creek, what is the road you’re on? I don’t recognize it?
Hello Everyone! Thank you for the nice comments on the film, it was an honor to be asked to do the film. Petrolicious and the Director of the film were amazing during the 4 days of filming. Can’t imagine what 4 days made into 8 min must be like to edit. I absolutely love this 550, and all it has become. I learned so much building this car, and the tools it required to get it done. Most of which I had never used before so my learning curve was in building it and trying to get to my expected… Read more »
Does anyone know Eric where was driving?
Petrolicious may want to feature the other cars in Eric’s garage.
I luv wood accents in Erics garage / work area.
It was in NorCal near Walnut Creek. Thanks for the nice comments on the garage and office. I built it as my working man cave, wanted it to have some soul and used reclaimed wood and new engineered wood. Never remolded a house before, I grew up in rentals. Was fun to learn how to remodel, and work with the wood and build. I made all you see in the film, tables, workbench built ins, cabinets, floors, etc. It didn’t exist when I bought the house, was just a dirt basement. I’m a product designer and my OCD can get… Read more »
few pictures of the garage and my little slice of office heaven.
Interesting that your parents never punished you for painting racing stripes on your father’s car and taping up the headlights. Amusing story. I think that I did things as a child, that were so out of box, so unexpected, that my parents simply did not know how to react, and so they didn’t react. Oh. Nice car. I like all of the 550 replicas. This said, the Vintage Motorcars replica always had an edge in build quality. Fun to watch you form sheet aluminum. How many people can still do that?
Yes! I was obsessed with The Lovebug too! The first time I ever heard the word Porsche was when we left the theater. My older bro said “That Beetle musta had a Porsh motor”.
What an absolutely fabulous car you have! The fact that old Porsches are so readily replicated is one of life’s joys.
A fantastic car and one of the best videos seen on this site for quite a while. Not an ounce of pretentiousness, just a great car, wonderful workmanship and a story well told.
Thank you Sir!
Just love it…
Very very nice Dean lovely job – your right original cars millions now
Bonhams Auction House sold one couple at Goodwood Revival – billed as top car in auction achieved crazy price enjoy your car
Perfect drivers car. I’ve been a Porsche fan since I was 5 years old. I understand the whole oh it’s not original thing but that’s for people who care about money. This car is for the people who want to drive it and smile! I have just the same fun and feeling driving my classic Fiats flat out. As an engineer I can improve the car to way better than when it was new, get satisfaction from the engineering and the driving. This guy has it just right.
Great job. Beautiful car
tenho uma replica do 550 nas características originais é um carro de competição antigo sem exigências de conforto, quer conforto compre um Panamera
Fantastic car….for short people.
Phenomenal car to drive. I have had many people insult the car, but the reality is that if it was an original, I couldn’t drive it. These replicas are the absolute answer to having the pure driving experience of the original cars, without the Millions of $$.
Great perspective. Beautiful Car.