Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Wayne Baker Racing at Buttonwillow Raceway

Wayne Baker Racing had a great time first weekend of May at Buttonwillow Raceway. Our Porsche 904 No. 33 with drive Mel A. has finished in first place overall. Our next race will be at Laguna Seca in Monterey, California. 
Wayne Baker Racing with the blue 914/6 No.76 and the 904 No. 33

Wayne Baker Racing ran good with the yellow 914/4

The blue 914/6 No. 76 next to it Eric Benner mechanic

Buttonwillow is flat track, but very technical.
Lot of characters at the track...Lots of fans!

Wayne Baker Racing provides vintage Porsche race support, transport and mentoring. 
Call Wayne Baker for more information (619) 743-1356 or e-mail

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Volvo Oil Change Special at Personalized Autohaus

Bring your Volvos for scheduled Maintenance, Service and Oil Change to Personalized Autohaus! We have an every day Oil Change Special for Volvos running between $52.00 and $54.00 depending on your make and model (prices include tax and up to 6 quarts of Total 10/30). This oil change price includes the oil filter and also a multipoint inspection, topping of fluids, safety check and test drive.
We also offer 15 % Labor Discount on additional service and repair for new customers just mention this online ad.
We are family owned and operated and serving you in the Miramar/UTC area since 1974. Our Certified Volvo Master Technician onsite is Eric Benner. We use authentic Volvo diagnostics tools.
To make an appointment please contact us Monday through Friday from 7am to 4pm Call (858) 586-7771 or e-mail
Eric Benner - Certified Volvo Master Technician

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

SOLD!!! 1970 911T Coupe Vintage Race Car

JUST REDUCED! Asking $39,000 O.B.O.
FOR SALE 1970 911T Coupe Vintage Race Car 210 HP, 2.0 liter engine

Unique original color: Bordeaux  VIN# 8110101449 
2.0 liter has been completely built to the limit of SVRA rules. Original engine is replaced by 901 aluminum case, engine# 3180044. Wayne Baker Racing provides race car with race support, transport and mentoring. The engine makes 210 Horsepower. The transmission has a limited slip, 904 mainshaft and the gears are E, I, N, S, W. Front wheels are 7 x 15 and the rear wheels are 8 x 15. The body has fiberglass front and rear bumpers as well as the front hood. We would look forward for someone to buy this car to mentor, transport and crew.
Our customer’s car has been with us since 1975-1999 as a street car, then vintage racer 2000-2012. Car has been raced as SVRA and HSR on all race tracks on East and West coast; including Monterey, Sears, Willow Springs, Speedway, Sebring, Daytona, Road Atlanta, Road America, Watkins Glen, Virginia, Mid Ohio etc.

 Asking $39,000 OBO

Call Wayne Baker for more information (619) 743-1356 or e-mail

 Wayne Baker Racing provides vintage Porsche race support, transport and mentoring. 
Call Wayne Baker for more information (619) 743-1356 or e-mail

Monday, May 13, 2013

356 Breakfast meeting second Saturdays of every month

 In case you missed it, the monthly 356 breakfast meeting was last Saturday. It was a great turn out of enthusiasts and beautiful cars. Hope to see you next time - on Saturday, June 6th @ 7:00am, at Studio Diner 4701 Ruffin Rd, San Diego, CA 92123.

To repair, service or tune up your early Porsches give us a call (858) 586-7771 or email also visit our website

Always a nice crowd and beautiful cars to look at Studio Diner
Nice to see friends who are bound by the shared love of our vintage 356
356s in every color

John Straub Photojournalist taking photos of Wayne and Nancy Baker's 1958 ConvertibleD

Friday, May 10, 2013

Personalized Autohaus' "Tigger" at the California Mille

How fun! Owner Bob D. is quite the car show, concours and rally  enthusiast showing off his 1962 Twin Grill Roadster any chance he has. Bob took Tigger to the ultimate California adventure and had a blast driving the 1000 miles. Tigger had a lot of fun and performed flawlessly due to meticulous maintenance by Personalized Autohaus. Tigger has been completely restored by Personalized Autohaus a couple of years ago. Story of the rally to follow...
1962 Twin Grill Roadster "Tigger" ready to rock&roll

Tigger @ The Fairmount in San Francisco at the start.
"Nice hat" Bob
Owner Bob D. with Tigger somewhere along the Northern California shore
To repair, service or tune up your early Porsche give us a call (858) 586-7771 and visit our website
About a Porsche restoration project running or not talk with Wayne Baker expert on his cell (619) 743-1356 or e-mail  

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Personalized Autohaus at PCA Park and Party Car Show

Our award winning 1958 Convertible D "Ladybug" has won Best Picnic display at the Porsche Club of America Park & Party event on Cinco de mayo at the Rancho Guajome Adobe in Vista, California.

Nancy Baker with Edina Zakar have displayed our beloved Convertible D with all period correct picnic accessories from 1958/1959  like thermos, magazines, publications, golf clubs etc.

The car has been restored by Personalized Autohaus; a total ground-up restoration in 1989. Engine, Transmission, Brakes restoration all done by Wayne Baker/ Personalized Autohaus. Chief Porsche mechanic and complete engine restoration by Glenn Roberts at Personalized Autohaus. She is a beauty in Ruby Red with black interior. Owners: Wayne Baker and Nancy Baker.

Early Porsche restoration projects from 1951 through 1974 are welcome -  running or not - we would welcome the opportunity to give you a free consultation. Talk with Wayne Baker expert - give us a call at the shop  (858) 586-7771 or Wayne Baker's cell (619) 743-1356
E-mail and visit our website 

Nancy Baker proudly holding up the trophy for best Picnic display 

Other picnic displays and the hacienda in the background

 1958 Convertible D has been completely restored by Personalized Autohaus

Beautiful photography by John Straub photo journalist

Friday, May 3, 2013

ALMS media footage of Wayne Baker's 1983 12Hours of Sebring win

"Sebring Through the Decades: The 1980s

Porsche’s dominance continues into the GTP era

The 1980s saw steady growth and continued domination by Porsche at the Sebring 12 Hours. The race’s most successful manufacturer added nine more overall victories – four for the 935, one in 1983’s upset for the 934 and four for the 962. The end of the decade though brought a new power to Sebring in the form of Nissan as GTP cars came to the forefront into the ’90s."

Click on the following link the check out the great video where Wayne Baker's 1983 12Hours of Sebring win is also highlighted:

The 1983 12H Sebring winner "Fred's school bus" with Wayne L. Baker Racing

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Wayne Baker Racing by Hal Thoms

"Flash from the past" all these photos were taken of Wayne Baker at various race tracks during the 1980s and 1990s. We just love these photographs because they truly represent what vintage Porsche racing is all about: the passion and respect of the automobile and the comradeship between race car drivers, the teams and fans.
Wayne Baker Racing provides vintage Porsche race support, transport and mentoring.
Call Wayne Baker for more information (619) 743-1356 or e-mail
Wayne Baker in the 1958 RSK at Monterey Historics in 1998 - on the pole (fastest qualifier for the race competing against 16 other RSKs and 550 Spyders)

Wayne Baker at the 1998 Coronado Speed Festival

Wayne Baker in the former Ken Miles' RSK at Sears Point in the late 90s (next to the RSK is the 910 also raced with Wayne Baker Racing)

Wayne Baker racing at Sears Point in the former Ken Miles' RSK

Wayne Baker in the 1983 Sebring winner at Riverside raceway ( in that turn going 190 miles/hr) and Wayne also won the GTO 6 Hours at this raceway in 1983

Wayne going through the "corkscrew" at Laguna Seca in 1983

All photos above are credited to and copyrighted by Hal Thoms Photography