Great episode where Patric Fransko discusses James Dean and his relationship with the Porsche brand. They specifically discuss the James Dean 356 Speedster and how that was a larger part of his relationship with Porsche than the 550 Spyder that he was killed in. It is an interesting discussion that really brings to life some great details about James Dean and his Porsche 356 Speedster.
Lee Raskin is an internationally recognized expert on the Porsche 356, James Dean and his relationship with the brand. Lee is also the author of books like James Dean: At Speed, James Dean: On The Road To Salinas and co-author of Porsche Speedster Typ 540: Quintessential Sports Car. You can check out the books written by Lee Raskin and learn more about him at the link below.
Summary of the James Dean Porsche 356 Tribute Build
The plan for this website and social channels is to document the build completely. We will also document a cross country drive in the car immediately after its completion. I will be starting in Scottsdale and following Rt 66 when possible including stops at the Dean family farm and James Dean Museum in Indiana.
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