Member Monday: This week’s Member Monday focus is on Peter and Claudia who were at the very first Air Brigade drive in May 2018 with their red Porsche 912, affectionately known as “Rusty”. Peter and Claudia have owned this 912 for 25 years. It was their first foray into the Porsche world. They jumped in whole heartedly as they now own a 912 soft window targa in restoration, a 944 and a Cayenne daily driver.
Peter and Claudia’s 912 is well known in 912 circles with his fun headlights and their propensity to drive the distance with their 912. “Rusty” has carried Peter and Claudia from Asheville, NC to the West Coast for the 912 gathering and annually they travel to the Hill Country Rallye. This Porsche 912 is a regular furthest drive winners at many gatherings across the country.
This year Peter was awarded the Jeff Trask Award at the Hill Country Rallye in recognition of his love of driving his 912 and willingness to help and assist others in the spirit of Jeff Trask. Congratulations Peter.
Peter is also a two-term President of the Appalachian Region of the PCA and is very active in the 912 Registry. Peter is currently undertaking a bare bones restoration of a 912 Soft Window Targa. Peter is doing all the work himself in an extensive in-home shop that would rival most restoration shops.
Peter and Claudia originally purchased the Porsche 912 Soft Window project in Virginia with the intention of driving it home. Unfortunately troubles along the drive caused it to be trailered to their North Carolina home with workshop. Peter soon started peeling back the layers and his driver Porsche 912 soon turned into a project as evidenced by the pictures in the shop. The car has been stripped to nothing. The car was purchased with a black paint job but the original color is tangerine so expect to see a tangerine soft window targa 912 running cross country in the next year or two.
Once car events are up and running again, watch for Peter, Claudia and Rusty running the roads to fly the Air Brigade banner at the next Porsche event.