Monday, June 27, 2011

The 60th Anniversary of The Mobile 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring

The 60th Anniversary Celebration for The Mobile 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring will be held March 14-17, 2012—and Personalized Autohaus’s Wayne Baker will be there along with other past winners. The picture above shows Wayne Baker, Kees Nierop and Jim Mullen in the winner’s circle after winning the Twelve Hours of Sebring back in 1983. The trio will return to Sebring International Raceway for the celebration in 2012.
Baker, Nierop and Mullen were the first ever to win an overall race in the GTO category. Wayne was driving the last stent to the finish and Greg, his crew chief, didn’t tell him that he was first overall—he thought he was just first in his class. The second place car was less than a minute behind Wayne, but Greg didn’t let on for fear that he would let the excitement get the better of him and lose out on first place.
In 2008, the three drivers were invited to Sebring for the Twelve Hour race to commemorate the 25th anniversary of their famous win—undoubtedly one of the most historic wins in vintage Porsche racing U.S. history. Wayne will
On Sebring International Raceway’s official website, Sebring President and General Manager Tres Stephenson says, “We are not resting on our laurels following the hugely successful 2011 race. We fully intent on making the 2012 race the biggest and best Sebring ever. Our 60th anniversary celebration will be something special.” Stay tuned!
Even if you’re not hitting the track in your Porsche Speedster, visit Personalized Autohaus to get your Porsche purring like she should be.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Blast from the Past: 1967 Porsche 910

{Wayne sitting in the Porsche 910. Photo Credit: Pascal Gai}

{Wayne and Nancy Baker celebrating in Bierritz, France at the conclusion of the five-day race. It was his first time completing the Tour Auto and he emerged victorious in the competition category!}

{Some Paris students stopped for a photo with the 910}

{The Porsche 910 making its way down the red carpet}

{One of Tour Auto's staging areas}
Porsche restoration services are one of Personalized Autohaus’ specialties, and the personal passion of Personalized Autohaus founder Wayne Baker. So it should come as no surprise that when Wayne participated in the 2000 Tour Auto in France he and co-driver Yves Junne were ecstatic about driving a 1967 Porsche 910 owned by Stanley Gold.
Traditionally, the race begins in Paris at the Tracadero in front of the Eiffel Tower and lasts for five days straight—during which hundreds of spectators line up alongside the road to watch Porsche Spiders and other amazing cars zoom by. Cars have to be 1980 or older to enter so there are always some beautiful cars in the race!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Calling All Volvo Owners!

Do you drive a Volvo? Personalized Autohaus has been providing alternative to dealer services for Volvo owners since 1974.
So what makes Personalized Autohaus the best place to take your Volvo for maintenance, diagnostics, performance, overhaul and restoration services? The talented team!
A certified technician on all Volvos, Porsches and BMWs, Glenn Roberts joined the team in 1977, became shop foreman in 1985 and part owner in 2005. An Automotive Service Master Technician since 1982, Eric Benner is a Certified Volvo Master Technician and has been with Personalized Autohaus since 1992. So what are you waiting for? Bring your Volvo to Personalized Autohaus!
Don’t take our word for it? This customer testimonial from a Volvo owner will do the trick:
“I have been coming to Personalized Autohaus, Inc. with my 1994 Volvo 940 for several years and have found the technicians and staff to be very efficient and reliable. They get the job done right the first time and at a reasonable cost. I would highly recommend this facility to any Volvo owner,” B.L., San Diego.
Photo via masolino.