It was two years ago that we were given the chance to showcase Daniel Schaefer’s talents, put to use on what he dubbed the 911 GT: a 912-bodied race car that embraces everything we’ve come to love about the 911, from its heritage to its aesthetics. Today, Daniel is proud to unveil his latest build, a 1970 911T that harks back to the S/T FIA Group 4 racers of the era.
We’re now one full week into summer, and we can confidently say we’ve all been waiting for it. The sun stays high in the sky, the nights are warm, and for most of the country, the inclement weather is finally at bay. For all of us, it’s finally time to enjoy our cars. That is, of course, unless you’re one of the lucky ones here in California where we enjoy our cars all year long. Nevertheless, we’re glad the rest of the country is ready to join us.
At first glance, Chris Gonyea’s ’71 Alfa GTV may leave something to be desired, depending on your tastes. It’s not quite the sight for sore eyes one might expect when introduced to an Italian classic, but Chris is well aware of that. In place of shiny paint, you’ll find patchy primer and epoxy. The only shine the car offers is from the metallic Dynamat that lines its interior, mostly concealed by interior-delete panels and cracking old leather bits.
Ever since moving to California, Josh Dahlstrom has been jonesing for an E34. He’s had a few in the past, and following a 2 year bout with a C5 Vette, he’s been ready to return to his roots. He recently lucked out, finding a well-maintained 535i 5-speed in need of a new home. With Island Green Metallic paint, a manual transmission, and an enormous binder of ownership records, it ticked a lot of boxes.
John Benton has obviously been cut from a different cloth. In a community where many of the older shop owners hold on tight to the trade secrets they’ve learned over the years, John is an open book. Rather than hole up in a garage, jaded by decades in the automotive world, John is the first to share what he’s learned and openly reach out when he needs help.