Gary Horstkorta

Gold Recipient

2019 Automotive Heritage Awards Journalism Competition

One for the Ages – Racing Special

During the early 1950s, sports car racing in the United States was in its infancy – an amateur sport for gentlemen. Race grids were packed with British, German, and Italian performance machinery. Soon, a few homegrown “specials” – racecars built by enthusiasts unable or unwilling to buy a factory-made vehicle – began to appear among the European exotics. One of the most compelling accounts from this colorful period of motorsports weaves together the lives of remarkable men and a unique handbuilt racing special, the Porter Mercedes-Benz SLS. It is a story of creativity…

Full article available in January/February 2018 Issue of The
Star Magazine

“A fascinating story about a 300SL Gullwing turned into a hot-rod special..”

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