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Robin's Run 2023
Overcrest Rally 23
This is the 2nd Overcrest rally our AutoKennel® team (my dad and me) have been fortunate to join. In the end, the experience was a full week adventure.
Targa California 2023
Rally Through Redwoods 2023
This latest chapter from Two Lane Tours has to be the best thus far. Nearly every mile was filled with breathtaking views and more twisting pavement (and a wee bit of dirt) than any enthusiast should be allowed. The most northern California roads are driving nirvana.
Luft 9 Air | Water Recap
This is the first time Luftgekühlt had a two day event. We could only make Sunday, which was the first time they introduced water-cooled Porsches into the mix. It was called Air | Water and it was fantastic. Everything we love about the brand was there on display. At the end of the event, we were treated to a special tribute of Jeff Zwart firing up @KenBlockHHIC's Hoonipigasus Pikes Peak race car. Thank you to Patrick Long, Jeff Zwart, and the rest of the amazing Luft 9 team for another memorable event.
Magnus Walker's OPP - AutoKennel's Tortuga
Texas Hill Country Rallye 2023
Coastal Range Rally 2022
Overcrest Rally 2022
DWA Sierra Rally III
This was our last driving event before the summer heat took over. #DrivingWhileAwesome! is one of my favorite groups to drive with. Their rallies have a great mix of cars and enthusiasts. This year's rally covered a total of 1,500 miles door to door for me. It started in Auburn, California and crossed over the Sierra mountain range to Topaz Lake on the Nevada border. It ended in Groveland, California. Our 1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S performed great and was especially well-suited to the high altitude passes. We had a slight issue with the shift linkage at the start, but smooth sailing from there on out. We are always looking forward to their next rally. Thanks to the DWA team of Warren, Lane, and Art. Special thanks to @badrabbithabit for the drone footage and to Dieter @livinginvannostalgia for the bridge crossing footage of my 944. Lastly, thanks to my wife @punch_67 for being my musical editor.
Targa California 2022
People say it's not about the cars, but about the people. But, c'mon...just look at these awesome back road vehicle warriors. Look at the smiles. It's these old cars that bring out the people and pull us together. Like PB&J, they go hand-in-hand. This year was the 13th running of the Targa. We went back to our roots and drove great roads along the coast and inland parts of Central California. Starting in Simi Valley and ending in Paso Robles, we covered over 700 miles of secondary country roads. The weather was perfect. The people were awesome. It was another great event.
Snowball Rally 2022
The Snowball Rally aims to return classic rally cars to the untamed back roads, and elements of Northern California's Gold Country, High Sierra, and the Tahoe Basin.
Hill Country Rallye 2022
This annual event is one of the best gathering of Porsche enthusiasts and their cars. For 3-days, over 200 air-cooled and torsion-bar only Porsches converge on the Hill Country area of Texas to enjoy each other's company and DRIVE!
Coastal Range Rally Classic 2021
AutoKennel On December 10th, 2021, over 50 eclectic cars gathered in Carmel by the Sea, California for the beginning of a 3-day rally. We drove over 700 miles of Central California's beautiful back roads. This annual event is hosted by @Driving While Awesome. It is a very inclusive event open to anyone and any car. It's all about the right spirit and attitude. It's not a competitive event, but rather an event of camaraderie.
LOST COAST RALLY 2021
DWA! Sierra Rally Rewind 2021
@Driving While Awesome created this 3-day driving adventure around the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. 100+ enthusiasts and over 65 vehicles of all makes, models, and years joined on this automotive adventure.
Targa California 2021
Robin's Run 2021
This was the first multi-day rally with friends since the pandemic hit. We spent 4 days enjoying the central California coastal panoramas. 18 cars met in Arroyo Grande and branched out from there on our daily explorations. This was the 2nd running of this event, which was created in the memory of Robin Schramm. The event was organized and hosted by his father Ron Schramm and good friend, Steve Goyette.
Automotive Walkabout Fall 2020
Between the two DWA! rallies, I had a week to head off into the far northern coast of California. I drove hundreds of miles of virtually empty backroads and experienced beautiful scenery.
Rally from Home 2020
Since most rallies and tours this year have been canceled, some creative solutions were needed. DWA! decided to host two 1-day rallies a week apart. The idea was that you would rally from your home and back in the same day. Both events were held in Central to Northern California.
Ferry Porsche Birthday 356 Drive 2020
26 Porsche 356s gathered in Santa Ynez Valley in September of 2020 to celebrate the anniversary of Ferry Porsche's birthday. Examples from Pre-A through C bodies were represented.
Monterey Covid Car Week 2020
Like many other events that were canceled this year, our beloved Car Week on the Monterey Peninsula in August didn't happen also. Jonesing for an automotive adventure, we set out on a 36 hour turn around driving event. My friend in his 1967 Volvo Amazon joined me on a gnarly dirt road adventure. After 4+ hours to cover 15-miles, we made it across the ridge of the Santa Barbara mountains. I'm pretty sure we are the only vintage European sports cars that have ever traversed that road. We arrived late into Carmel By The Sea, but it was worth the sunset blast up Hwy 1. The next morning at dawn, we met fellow @Driving While Awesome enthusiasts and headed to breakfast at Ragged Point. Back in Carmel, we said our goodbyes and enjoyed an empty Carmel Valley Road on our way back to Orange County, California. Music in this video Learn more Listen ad-free with YouTube Premium Song Dirt Track Date (Album Version) Artist Southern Culture On The Skids Writers Richard Miller Licensed to YouTube by UMG (on behalf of DGC); BMI - Broadcast Music Inc., BMG Rights Management (US), LLC, ARESA, Abramus Digital, LatinAutor, and 1 Music Rights Societies Song Mad World Artist Mad World (feat. Gary Jules) Album Donnie Darko (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Writers Roland Orzabal Licensed to YouTube by AdRev for a 3rd Party (on behalf of Everloving Records (Neil Kohan)); BMI - Broadcast Music Inc., LatinAutor, CMRRA, ARESA, LatinAutor - PeerMusic, Abramus Digital, BMG Rights Management (US), LLC, and 13 Music Rights Societies
Women In Porsche Malibu Drive
@womeninporsche led a group of Porsche enthusiasts on a nice drive through the local Malibu canyons. Great group of people that love to drive.
SoCal Porsche 914 Drive 2020
DWA Coastal Range Rally 2020
A weekend prior to the Covid-19 pandemic hitting home here in the U.S., we enjoyed one last driving rally hosted by Driving While Awesome! The roads were clear and the scenery was beautiful. We respected each other's personal space and fortunately no one became ill. For three days, we explored isolated California coastal roads on this annual spring time rally. Like anything else, this too shall pass and we will be back on the open road sharing driving experiences with our fellow enthusiasts. Be Healthy!
Targa Baja California 2019
Nearly 50 vintage and unique cars ventured south of the border for the 6th annual Targa Baja California tour. We spent 4-days touring the countryside of the peninsula, driving open roads, and taking in the local scenery.
2.2 Inner Circle International Meeting
A group of enthusiasts who are fans of Porsche's 1970 and 1971 911 with their special 2.2L high compression engines, gathered in the wine region of Central California. We spent several days enjoying each other's company and celebrating these cars over hundreds of beautiful country roads.
Sierra Nevada Rally 2019
The 2019 Sierra Rally was a three-day event at the end of September throughout the Sierra mountain range in California. This event was hosted by Driving While Awesome (DWA!) who celebrate interesting cars (ie sense of occasion) and love driving. They are all about diversity and have had everything from a 1962 Bristol to a 2007 Ruf RGT participate. This was not a race. All cars from the beginning of time to now are welcome. However, they have standards: Cool people with cool cars and great attitudes.
Targa Colorado 2019
Targa Colorado is a vintage automotive enthusiast driving event/tour exploring the backroads of Colorado with like-minded enthusiasts. The event took place from 9/12/19 to 9/15/19. More details on these events and future ones are at www.targacalifornia.com or www.rallyplanners.com
Targa California 2019
This year's Targa CA was another great gathering of over 110 vintage vehicles from all over the country. We spent 3-days/1,000-miles exploring the deserted backroads of Central California. Stay tuned for the Targa Colorado coming up in September of 2019. Published on Jun 19, 2019
Texas Hill Country Rallye 2019
This is our 3rd journey to this Rallye that starts in Kerrville, Texas. This year, we had a 5-car caravan of air-cooled Porsches that drove out to Texas and back. We took a week and traveled nearly 4,000 miles. Over 175 air-cooled Porsches from all over the country as well as Canada and Mexico joined us for this amazing annual event. autokennel Published on Apr 4, 2019
Coastal Range Rally Rewind 2019
This was the third year for the Springtime Coastal Range Rally. It was called the "Rewind" as they ran from Palmdale north to Parkfield. This 3-day vintage car tour celebrates a wide variety of cars by experiencing close to 1,000-miles of the Central California backroads. it is hosted by DWA! (Driving While Awesome).
50 Year Storm Rally 2019
To kick off our 2019 driving season, we joined up with a small group of like minded enthusiasts who decided to explore the Southern California desert in the winter. The theme was John Carpenter's Escape from L.A. We were chased by a storm for part of it and were rewarded with spectacular sites and near empty roads. We also played along the border on BLM land that had wonderful soft dirt. However, there were alternate routes for those who chose not to get their cars a bit dirty. This fun tour had 25-cars mostly from the 80's/90's "Radwood" era.
Radwood 2018 was, well, frickin' rad! An amazing car show/event that makes you wonder, hey, why aren't all shows this much fun?!
Targa Baja California 2018
A 4-day adventure crossing over the border into Baja California with a group of like minded automotive enthusiasts. Published November 10, 2018
1974 Porsche 914-2.0
Rennsport Reunion VI
So, you didn't have time to go to RRVI this year and you don't have time to rifle through thousands of posts. Well, here was my event in just 1 minute.
2018 DWA Coastal Range Rally - North
Targa California 2018
AutoKennel® Published on Jun 14, 2018 SUBSCRIBE 635 In celebration of the 10th anniversary, we went to our roots/routes and spent several days driving the backroads of Central California with 100 other like-minded vintage car enthusiasts.
Texas Hill Country Rallye 2018
AutoKennel Published on Apr 2, 2018
Coastal Range Rally 2018
AutoKennel Published on Mar 6, 2018
Targa Baja California 2017
AutoKennel Published on Nov 8, 2017 For the 4th year in a row, a group of 30+ vintage cars and their owners set off across the border on a 4-day Mexico vintage adventure. This was driving nirvana. With police escorts and local town fanfare, we all felt welcome and safe. The government agencies of Baja California provided a wonderful setting for a fun and memorable touring event.
SUBSCRIBE 440 SUBSCRIBE SUBSCRIBED UNSUBSCRIBE This autumn, a group of vintage car enthusiasts came together for a 2-day driving adventure throughout the backroads of Southern California. This non-timed tour was open to any and all makes and models. We covered over 500-miles across our local deserts and mountains.
Prime delivery of 1968 Porsche 908
Emory Campout 2017 and the 1300 mile journey from Southern California
2017 TEXAS HILL COUNTRY RALLYE
2017 ALLE DEUTSCH WINTER WINE RÜCKZUG
1966 BMW 1600 (Mr Magoo)
AutoKennel Published on Sep 24, 2016
1962 AUSTIN HEALEY 3000 MkII BN7 TRI CARB
1973 PORSCHE 911 S COUPE
August 23, 2015 It is numbers matching. It was restored by Jerry with KAM Motorsports. The engine has been built to a 2.7 RS specification. Rare factory Porsche sport-purpose parts adorn the car including: factory 911 R rear wheels, factory '73 100L fuel tank, factory 380mm RS steering wheel, factory 10k rpm tachometer, factory aluminum muffler skirt, and factory houndstooth sport seats.
1966 VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN GHIA
Jun 11, 2015 “Excellent low-mile survivor. Mostly 1-Southwest owner. Very dry and well sorted. No accidents. Recent refreshing/sympathetic restoration. Numbers matching drivetrain. All original interior.”
ALLE DEUTSCH RÜCKZUG BIG BEAR 2016
1971 PORSCHE 911 ST/R
Jun 2, 2015 Stunning ST Recreation from a very straight and dry 1971 Porsche 911 T Chassis. Factory RS Steel flares. Tasteful ST/R components. Factory 15x8 Minilites from UK and Harvey Weidman 15x7 RSR finished Fuchs. Only 5k miles from ground up build. Extremely fast and light.
2006 FERRARI F430 TDF BLUE
Jun 25, 2015 Spectacular and rare color 2006 Ferrari F430 F1 Berlinetta. Nicely optioned. Recent class winner at Ferrari Concours event with a perfect score of 100 out of 100 points. Factory Challenge wheels with Titanium bolts. 15k service just completed. Great maintenance history.
1972 PORSCHE 911 RSR RECREATION
Jul 1, 2015 This RSR recreation is a high level build featuring factory RSR wheels, factory sport seats, factory plastic fuel tank, and 300whp 3.6L twin plug engine.
1968 PORSCHE 911
Jul 27, 2015 This sport-purpose built 1968 911 was painstakingly built by some of the best in the business: John Esposito, Tony and Marco Gerace of TLG, and Ralph Meaney. Underneath that restored mango green paint is a 2.2L MFI motor from a 1970 911 S.
A "TAIL" OF TWO TURBOS
1974 ALFA ROMEO 2000 SPIDER VELOCE
Published on Sep 3, 2015 Drive, service, detail, repeat...drive, service detail repeat... This level of deep commitment is only seen in a few rare instances: arranged marriages, occult gatherings, and Alfa Romeo ownership.
1973 PORSCHE 911 RSR VIPER GREEN
This Porsche RSR recreation/tribute was built on a 1970 Porsche 911 "longhood." It has steel flares, weighs less than 2,200lbs and has a 295hp 3.5L engine with real Italian 46 IDA Webers (from a Porsche 911R).
1967 PORSCHE 911 S SLATE GRAY
1986 PORSCHE 930 TURBO
This Porsche Turbo Carrera (930) only has 24,000 original miles and is an excellent original survivor. It could compete at a PCA preservation national level. It is well documented and a very complete example with $15k worth of recent significant mechanical work to make sure it was ready for touring or showing.
1970 PORSCHE 911 2.7 SPORT PURPOSE
Published on Jan 31, 2016 Freshly restored Porsche 911 by some of the top builders in Southern California. Factory NOS original Cibie lights were used. Video taken throughout the Angeles National Forest with the Alle Deutsch group.
1966 LANCIA FLAVIA 1.8
Rare survivor Lancia Flavia 1.8 Mechanical Fuel Injection with low miles and very original. Designed by Pininfarina. Recent inspection by local Lancia expert showed this example to be extremely dry, straight, and one of the best he's seen. Lots of recent services. Original Numbers Matching drive train with excellent ownership history. Mostly 1-family owned since new.
1989 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA
1989 Porsche 911 Carrera G-50 Coupe 1 of 1,100 Coupes Built.
1995 BMW M3 LTW
Rare homologated for street legal race car for IMSA series. Only 125 built for the world and 75 delivered to North America. Complete with all factory "go-fast" parts. 2-Owners with full documentation. Excellent investment grade collectible Motorsport BMW.
R GRUPPE 2013
May 20, 2013 Music "Ventura Highway" by America
MONTEREY CAR WEEK 2013
An unbelievable festival of the automotive. Music by Don Brennan: www.donbrennan.com "Road Trip" and "George"
TARGA BAJA CALIFORNIA 2016
TARGA CALIFORNIA 2016
Published on May 25, 2016 Targa California is a vintage automobile tour through the wonderful roads of California. It is a great gathering of like minded enthusiasts who enjoy driving their classics.
TARGA CALIFORNIA 2013 DAY 2
April 12, 2013
TARGA CALIFORNIA 2013 DAY 1
April 11, 2013
TARGA BAJA CALIFORNIA 2015
A glorious 4-day vintage auto tour through the Baja California Peninsula. Over 60-cars/100-people joined the fun.
TARGA BAJA 2015 - LA RUMOR0SA HILL CLIMB
Beautifully sculpted stretch of highway that runs just one direction. Located between Tecate and Mexicali in Baja California. This was one of the highlights of this year's Targa Baja California.
TARGA BAJA CALIFORNIA 2014
Targa Baja California 2014
1982 TOYOTA SR5 PICKUP TRUCK
Amazing SoCal Survivor. 25-years with the same San Diego owner. Mostly original paint. Over $4k of recent major work including freshly rebuilt transmission. All records and history since new. One of the reliability pinnacles of Toyota pick up trucks.