Based on the rarity of these vehicles, and the history behind them, I’m betting the “Price on Request” is close to a million dollars. I could be way off here, but we are talking about the Porsche V racing car and the custom VW Pickup Van built to carry it. Both date to 1964, and have had full frame off restorations. Based on the photos, these two are going to bring a pretty penny when they sell. If I had the money I’d be all over it, even though there is no way my 6 foot 4 inch body is ever going to fit in that tiny Porsche racer. That’s OK though, I’d be happy just to drive the van and gaze at the wonderful lines of the V. If you have the money, the complete history and contact info for the cars can be found here.
This weekend marked the annual Labor Day festival known as Greaserama here in Kansas City. The event is held every year at the oldest continuously operating drive in theater in America, the Boulevard Drive In, off Merriam Lane in the Rosedale neighborhood. This is the fourth year I have gone, and this was probably the biggest turn out for cars and people that I have seen. On a weather perfect Saturday evening I snapped 550 photos. Below are 110 of them.
All the images were shot on the Olympus EP1, with the 18 mm lens, and no flash. The images in the slide show have had the resolution dropped to make them easier to upload. If you would like to use any of the images, just shoot me an email and ask. I’ll send a high-res version to you.