Most original (or NOS) vintage Porsche parts are expensive. Some are practically priceless. You’ll be shocked to learn that, at one point, Volkswagen of America used to toss them in the dumpster. Our guest on the podcast this week, presented by our friends at Marble, is Rod Emory and he explains why this was allowed to happen before his family stepped in to stop it. Rod has so much to say it’s actually part one of a two-parter.
Rod Emory is the car customizer famous for his work with Outlaw Porsches. You know, one of these:
Rod comes from a family famous in both the SoCal hot rod scene and the Porsche scene. He talks about the work his grandfather did on the infamous Alex Xydias So-Cal Belly Tanker. Let’s stare at that for a minute:
In addition to working on hot rods at Valley Custom Shop, his family additionally ended up at one of the most legendary Porsche dealerships, Chick Iverson Porsche in Orange County. One day, Rod’s dad realized that all the old parts from Volkswagen of America were being tossed in the trash because it was too expensive for VoA to hold onto them. I’ll let Rod explain the rest:
You can see where this is going.
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What’s In The Podcast:
In this week’s podcast we’ve got:
- A dad joke from David
- Speaking of dads, we learn how Rod’s grandfather got drafted into working on cars
- The origins of Valley Custom Shops
- Where the Porsche Obsolete Parts came from
- The difference between sectioning and channeling
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