Kyle Hyatt of V3llum visited our workshop in October to help burn some of our midnight oil.
"Believe it or not, there was a time not that long ago when modifying a Porsche for any reason was considered a travesty. Keep in mind that this is at a time when most Porsches, 911s and 356s alike, were worth a fraction of what they are today. One of the men who changed the Porsche community's perception of the modified car, or "Outlaw" as it became known, was a young man named Rod Emory.
It's been said that you have to know the rules before you can break them and handily for Rod, his family wrote many of the rules in the first place. His family is steeped in Porsche tradition as anyone and though it hasn't been scientifically proven, Rod may in fact have 20w50 running through his veins. Rod Emory's story starts long before he was born, back in the late 1940s with his grandfather Neil Emory."