Interior and underside photos of the @johnoatesofficial #EmorySpecial Cabriolet. Emory/Rothsport 2.4L Outlaw-4 engine. 901 transmission and rear suspension. 4 wheel disc brakes. @hydesleather basket weave centers Speedster seats. Darington Steeringwheel, removable roll bar. #porsche#porsche356 @drewphillipsphoto
Love it when some of the kids come home for a visit. The 1955 #EmorySpecial I built in 2000 and 1965 #EmoryOutlaw I built in 1998 are back for some detailing, upgrades and some new @pirelliusa tires. #porsche356
From 2010–12 during the research, discovery, and mock up phase of the #356SL restoration I moved some of my metalshaping equipment to @art.thompson shop in Lancaster, CA (home base for the @redbull #RedBullStratos in my last post) I reached out to Art because I knew that I needed technology and equipment to gather data from 356 Gmund cars around the world and make molds and templates from that data to recreate the 25% of the 356SL that was cut off and thrown away in 1952. It was such a special time to be at Sage Cheshire Aerospace shop because the other project being being designed, built and tested was the test and final high altitude capsules. It was often surreal to be working in that environment preserving history from 65 years earlier and right next to it using the latest technology to make history in #flighttest. Thank you @art.thompson @therealfelixbaumgartner @hwahl_la @lukeaikins and the entire @redbull stratus team for including me. Look through these photos and you will see both the pressure Sperry and capsule in the background.
6 years ago today I had an amazing opportunity to take part in and be in attendance of an unbelievable record breaking program #RedBullStratos. @therealfelixbaumgartner was the first human to break the speed of sound without a vehical and jump from the edge if space. My good friend @art.thompson @sagecheshire was the man behind this program as Technical Director under the direction of Felix and @hwahl_la @redbull. To witness this program from design, build, testing and final jump is an experience I will never forget. In my next post I will share another aspect of this program and why it was such a part of my life for a number of years. #redbullstratos #worldrecord #speedofsound Pic 3 is me on top of the balloon after we retrieved it. The last pic is @10thandmseafoods catching some z’s in the middle of the night with Bob the alien 🤣 Who was watching live?
Since we all like a good transformation story I thought I would show you what the @johnoatesofficial car started as. We found a 356B Cabriolet that had heavy front damage and a removable hardtop in Texas. We dug it out of a barn and gave it a new life. As you can see from the finished product we converted the front end to 356A style but when we put the nose on we leaned it back and then continue to massage the car by leaning the windshield back and lowering/slimming the roofline. #EmorySpecial #EmoryOutlaw #Porsche #Porsche356 #restoration
Next stop for the @johnoatesofficial #EmorySpecial will be Atlanta. Excited that it will be on display at @porsche headquarters for the @zwart book signing on 10/25, the @johnoatesofficial special event 10/26, and @rmsothebys auction 10/27. If you want more details on these 3 evening events shoot @ray.shaffer a DM. There will be some amazing Porsches going up for auction… But I can guarantee you this car is #NOTFORSALE especially after John got a chance to drive it last night 😁. #emoryspecial#emoryoutlaw
We took the @johnoatesofficial #EmorySpecial Cab up in the hills for a drive with @drewphillipsphoto last night... I love how this color changes and gets darker as the sun goes down. #emoryoutlaw#porsche356#porsche
Window time today on the @johnoatesofficial #EmoryOutlaw I look forward to posting some photos of this out in the wild in the next few days after the amazing @drewphillipsphoto does his magic. Leaned back windshield and lowered roofline.. 😁
Love @zayneemory’s new #dailydriver A super clean 1970 #911T that he got out of a warehouse in Los Angeles. Car has been sitting for nearly 18 years. He bought himself a 2009 CaymanS when he turned 18 a few years ago and had an opportunity to sell that and I think he made the right choice for a replacement. After he puts a new set of @pirelliusa tires, freshen up interior, mechanical tune up from brother Marco @tlg_auto, goes through the brakes, and does some cosmetic tricks to it he will have an amazing ride. #porsche911
Never a dull moment here at the #EmoryWorkshop We have been full throttle since #RennsportReunion I can’t wait for everyone to see the lineup of cars that we will have rolling out the door in 2019. #Emory #RodEmory #porsche356 #emoryoutlaw
Always fun to bump into @jaylenosgarage out and about in Burbank to see what car he is out driving. Today he is cruising the streets in his 1914 Premier! He was in buying magazines and books at our local @autobooksaerobooks The thing I love most about Leno is that he takes the time to share his passion for these automobiles and motorcycles with everybody he meets. For those of you that were at the Peterson gala with us last night you’re probably just like me… Still cracking up by the comedy and jokes he shared with us.
It follows me everywhere I go... 😊😉 Loved seeing the #356SL on display @petersenmuseum tonight!
Hot date with this cutie @amy_emory tonight @petersenmuseum for the annual gala honoring #WolfgangPorsche. Great evening with friends @james_shira Lorenzo @westcoastmetric @zwart @bonneville_200 @plmotorsport @jaylenosgarage and many others.
If you were at Rennsport you might have seen the Emory/MOMO #356RSR @momomotorsport T-shirt and hats that lots of people were wearing. Our friends @pelicanparts have some still avail and up on their website. Click the link on my profile to get one before they are gone.
I love it when a plan comes together. Inspired by a factory racecar #c4lightweight (pic 5&6) I wanted to setup the AWD system on the #356c4s to manual controls for the rear differential and longitudinal power distribution. As you can see I put twist knobs under the dash that control two small @wilwooddiscbrakes master cylinders in front of the passenger foot board which activate or deactivate the slave cylinders on the #G64 transmission. It was so fun driving this car and being able to control the bias side to side and front and rear. @indyfabulous
The #EmorySpecial is in position, front and center for the annual @galpinautosports car show. Come on out this Sunday from 9-2pm. #porsche356
Some late night cleanup and prep on the #356C4S before it heads back to New Hampshire tomorrow night. #356#allrad#awd
Thank you Porsche for an amazing Rennsport (Family) Reunion. . . . Repost from @porsche_newsroom @porsche - A trip down Emory lane... We caught up with @rodemory who can trace back his Porsche roots back to his first day on this earth. Literally. #porsche #rodemory #356outlaw #porschenews #porschenewsroom #rennsportreunion #rrvi #porschegram #rennsportreunionvi #rennsport #motorsport #motorsports #race #racing #racecar #racecars #classic #classiccar #classiccars #classicporsche #legend #porsche70yrs #porsche70years #racetrack #porschepassion #instacar #porscherennsport @porschedesignofficial @momomotorsport @mobil1 @pirelliusa
Father and son night rally home from #Rennsport! I think its going to be hard to get the keys to the #GT3RS back from @zayneemory after this! #Porsche356 #EmoryOutlaw
Time to get behind the wheel! Thank you @gunnarracing and the #dreamteam for giving me this opportunity to race such a historic car! #porsche935 #rennsportreunion