Period Correct, the Costa Mesa-local company fueled by the love for and heritage of motorsport, reguarly hosts a "Pitstop"; a morning meet for cars that embody the romantics of classic car culture, and its future directions. The storefront, where the Pitstop is held, is hard to miss with the rally icon Renault 5 Turbo 2 adorning the pavement.
I was lucky enough to have the time to head out and stop by this past weekend's event.
I knew i was in the right place when I had realized the oxygen in my lungs was replaced with leaded fuel fumes, and my ears were drummed on by the galloping of carbureted contrivances. One by one, cars rolled in - as diverse in their model year as in their country of origin, yet all embodied their eras equally well, and housed the same passion behind their windshields.
Any description of any Porsche ever likely begins with the phrase, "there's just something about..." To say a certain Porsche generation is timeless is a disservice; generations like the 356, 964, and 959 define time. Like music, the 911's evolutionary points are a testament to the time periods in which they were conceived.
This 964, built by Sleeper Speed Shop, embodies the spirit found coursing through the veins and fuel lines of Period Correct's Pit.
"Speed, Style, and Craftsmanship"
BMW was not without representation; a pristine E9 was poised next to CoffeeHall's coffee station (which, by the way, brewed an incredible black roast); across, an E34 M5 used its straight-six to put some distance between in and the surrounding 911s. Slightly further down the line was an E30 serving as the perfect example of the magics of OEM+ styling, on tastefully color-matched bottlecaps.
There was but one Japanese car at the Pit Stop - A white, beautifully built Integra Type R. Sporting a gutted interior, shaved engine bay housing a built K-series, and JDM goodies, this ITR fit in for the exact reason it stood out.
The event didn't cater exclusively to classic cars - newer model year porsches brought some modern engineering and design to the tarmac.
French Bulldogs were also on display.