By Ken Gross
Hot Rod Porsches are a subcult of worldwide Porsche fascination
Hot rodding has many definitions – it’s not just ’32 Fords with flathead V-8s.
The definition of a hot rod is to take an old car, strip it down, upgrade the brakes and suspension, and install a hot engine.
The Porsche guys do that – they just don’t call their cars hot rods.
They call them Outlaws.
The term Outlaw arguably originated with Rod Emory, whose LA-area shop builds some of the best modified air-cooled Porsches imaginable.
Emory’s sexy, race-inspired Porsche 356s kick-started the Porsche Outlaw trend that swept Southern California and spread across the country.
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