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.