The Staff of Motorsport Marketing
The Staff of Motorsport Marketing Writer
9/24/19 12:51 p.m.

Story by Devin Altieri

“As a kid growing up in Southern California, my father had a 1957 Porsche 356. I didn’t know much about cars at the time, but even 7-year-old me knew that Ferry was a special car. So special, in fact, that he couldn’t be parked at home, that I couldn’…

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terracer New Reader
9/26/19 4:24 a.m.

German cars have a personality.... It's true!  People who buy autombiles as appliances could never understand it, but we car folk do..  The sad thing about these old Porsches is that their prices have gone through the roof - to the point where the average car guy could never afford one.  Sadly, the average car guy is one of the few people left who can really appreciate them (DRIVE THEM) for what they are..

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/27/19 1:32 p.m.

When I first got this draft from Devin, I replied to her: I feel so lame as my Porsche sits. 

1/21/20 7:39 p.m.

Snapped a pic of your 356 at the Rolex a couple of years I know the rest of the story.


David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/6/20 9:41 a.m.

Mark's 356 is everywhere. 

cyncrvr New Reader
3/21/20 3:05 p.m.

Pure awesomeness!!

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/24/20 7:32 p.m.

We ran into Mark and his 356 (not literally) on the way home from Amelia and were actually staged behind him on the ferry.  Like Elvis, Mark is everywhere. 

Gary UltraDork
3/24/20 7:40 p.m.

Beautiful car. Great character ( the car). I much prefer this look to an over-restored example.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/24/20 7:53 p.m.

True story: I had been stalking Mark for years. I think I first saw this car at Porsche Parade in Savannah years ago. A few years later, we finally met--and I was like, Hey, we need to tell your story.

Devin did a great job on the story, taking a different angle than I ever imagined. She's a pro. If anything, it made me feel guilty for letting mine sit more than it should. Kevin's photography also came off stellar. 

And a funny P.S.: Kevin, manager of our ad department, was Mark's frat brother. We didn't know that until Kevin saw a proof of the story. 

Mark's easy to find any any Southeast gathering of cool people. 

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