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Our first 356.  1964 356 named Homer.  This car lived in Cali for the start of its life, then went to Homer Alaska, and finally lived outside Hood River Oregon until moving to our garage in Gig Harbor.  Working on fixing the car up now, look for us soon! 

Original Family Owner

My father got the bug for a sports car around the time he was 38 years old.   He was thinking about a Corvette or a Porsche.   He stayed in the Air Force reserves and rode home in a Volkswagen from a base in Texas to southern California in the blazing heat of summer, and the VW never skipped a beat.  That was it, he decided to get a Porsche.  He had my aunt who at the time was working for the U.S. Government in Saudi Arabia order the car through a dealer there.  She was able to get a good price on it.

Real and Replica


Dolphin Grey

Chris & Elissa's Speedster

I found the car online being sold in Toronto in a private sale. It had some modifications and upkeep done by The Guild Auto Restoration garage in Toronto, and was put up for sale. The car originally came out of Vintage Speedsters of California and was built as an authentic reproduction in 2004.

Our first 356.

This 1961 356B T5 Karmann Coupe was purchased by its second owner in 1963 at Truman Motors in El Cajon, California. The car remained in the same family for almost 50 years until it was purchased in 2012. We recently purchased the car from a wonderful Porsche collector. The car’s new home is in the Skagit Valley with two very happy first-time 356 owners.

2015 Christmas Breakfast

This year we gathered at "Patty's Eggnest" in Everett, the meeting place of the North End 356 Group.  Barbara and Richard Schilling did a fine job planning the event and decorating the party room.  A great time was had by all.

Debbie's Car

Sat in boxes in garage for 20years, became a retirement project in June of 2014. Pretty much done now, currently at McFarland upolstery in Puyallup having a new convertible top installed.

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Kim's Tour - August 16th

The annual Kim’s Tour will be held on Sunday, August 16. Plan to meet at 9 a.m. at the Mc Donald’s Restaurant, 110 Roosevelt Ave. E.,  Enumclaw, Washington  We will depart from there  for the Sunrise Visitor Center at 9:30 a.m., heading east on highway 410. We will stop at one or two scenic views along the route to Sunrise. Expect that portion of the drive to take 1 ½ to 2 hours.  


Bull Session Saturday Tour

There are a few of us that will caravan to Sequim on Saturday morning. We will meet at the weigh station one mile past the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, before the Gig Harbor exits. We will leave promptly at 8:00 a.m., please plan to be on time. Mike Grabowski


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