Manage episode 362746879 series 3340893
Luftgekühlt has just happened in Northern California, for the first time, and Derek attended. So, of course, Jason wants to know: can any single-marque car show ever be cool? Or was this just a bunch of "Porsche-weenies" showing off their roof-racks?
As usual, the answer isn't quite that straightforward. Of course, Jason starts out with a rant about Porsche drivers on the freeway, and Derek responds to it with logic.
The problem, as always, is that air-cooled Porsches really make sense as a primary collector car, because they're so inherently, incredibly good. So does that make a show consisting of only one car boring?
Definitely not, it turns out. Because these shows, like all shows, become about the community, the people, and the friends you make from them. Porsche-weenies are just as cool, it turns out, as VW nuts or BMW nerds.
There's also discussion of the single-marque water-cooled VW shows on the east coast: Wateriest, H20 International, and "Cincy," the Ohio-based annual Scirocco Cruise-In.
And, of course, Jason's surprise 23-year-old timing belt on the Honda Beat. And Derek's incredibly well-sorted 964-chassis Porsche 911. Which Jason doesn't like because it's too good. And the C4-chassis Chevy Corvette and Corvette ZR-1. And the Tesla Roadster.
Plus, they discuss the 3-seater Talbot-Matra Murena, proving that the Carmudgeon Show talks about cars you've never even heard of.
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