A beautiful color for a Porsche 356 cabriolet
An early Porsche 911 coupe gets pounded by rain
Porsche 356 custom ‘outlaw’ takes a shower
Sifting through one vendor’s jumble of parts at the swap meet
Picking a poster at the Porsche Lit Meet
A rare 1953 Porsche 356 GT coupe at Willhoit
Porsche 356s at the Swap Meet | Erik Black
Porsche 356 coupes at European Collectibles
A sailor’s Porsche 911 parked at the Anaheim swap meet
A 1963 Porsche 356 SC on the damp grass at the Anaheim swap meet
The Porsche faithful were undaunted by the weather
A Porsche lineup at European Collectibles
Cool vintage Porsche toys at the Lit Meet
A Porsche Speedster body stripped of paint
Photos by Bob Golfen
Known simply as the Lit Meet among the Porsche faithful, the annual Los Angeles gathering is actually a full three days of multiple celebrations for the little rear-engine sports cars from Germany.
The events surrounding the Porsche and Vintage VW Literature, Toy and Memorablia Swap Meet at the LAX Hilton took place Feb. 28 through March 2, and included a “shop crawl” of the many terrific restoration businesses in the LA area, most focusing on the original 356 and early 911 models, and a major swap meet in Anaheim of classic Porsche parts and accessories.
Weather was an issue at this year’s Porsche party, with sometimes-heavy rain coming down on all three days. But the shows went on without a worry, and thousands of devotees made the pilgrimage and shrugged off the rain.
For a full report on last weekend’s events, click on Porsche Lit Meet.
Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle.
He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic
and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek
, The New York Times
and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs.
A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.