August 2020

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AUGUST 2020 18 AUGUST 2020 C O N C O U R S C O R N E R Dennis Rood Below is the 2nd installment of a five-part series with my special guest columnist, Darryl Deppe about the restoration of his 1964 356C Coupe. I went to Darryl's workshop and storage/show room the other day and spent a couple of hours looking at the results of his work on a 356 and many other cars he has collected. It is amazing to me that Darryl has done virtually all the work restoring his 356, as well as many other cars. He has learned so much and applied it to his hobby with wonderful results. He told me his goal was not to produce a concours car that is perfect, but rather to bring it back to a whole and complete car that looks good, is repaired correctly, and is fun to drive. I would say he has certainly done that. When I first asked Darryl to write a series of articles, he said he didn't think it would be right to do so, as his cars didn't end up being "concours cars". Even so, I think many of his cars would finish well if he decided to enter them. I told him that I and many other members would be really interested in how he restored the cars, the techniques he used, and the products/suppliers he found. I hope you find these articles as interesting as I do. When this Covid-19 crisis is over we will get together at Darryl's shop where he will show you many of the techniques he has used and the result of his work. In fact, we may need more than one or two sessions since there is so much to cover. By the way if you have Netflix, I recommend a docu- mentary film called "Hyper Cars". It is about 90 minutes and covers what exactly a hyper car is, how they are built, and what motivates people to build them. The film covers Koenessegg, Porsche, Ferrari, Pagani, Bugatti and a few others. While you are still cooped up this is a show you may enjoy. I hope to see you next year at many Concours events and I will be in the Concours Corner, happy to help in any way that I can. Once again, take it away Darryl. Photography by Darryl Deppe 18 My 1964 356C Restoration Story – Part II Article by Dennis Rood with Darryl Deppe Photography by Darryl Deppe

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