Thanks Ryan for the nice article. I appreciate the acknowledgment of our family legacy. Our Porsche roots were planted in 1962 when my grandfather and Clayton parted ways and Neil went to work for Chick Iverson Porsche in Newport Beach. He ran the body shop and trained my uncle Don (his second son). The both left Iverson in the 70's and moved to Fallbrook and started Emory's Porsche. My father, Gary was Parts Manager at Iverson's and then went on to start Porsche Parts Obsolete in Costa Mesa, CA. I grew up building cars in the back of Parts Obsolete with my dad building Porsche 356's (in the 80's everyone called us the "Outlaws" because we were louvering, removing bumpers, lowering, adding hood straps, etc while all the purists were too busy with their q-tips and trying to get the lint out of their air cleaners) and playing around with his 40 Ford Coupe and 34 Ford 3 window. The term "356 Outlaws" eventually gained acceptance in the Porsche community and is now widely known. I would spend my summers in Fallbrook learning metal work, body and paint from my grandfather and uncle Don. So I guess you could say that my sand was not in a box but in a leather bag and I would beat it with a hammer. I am truly blessed to have had an opportunity to work closely with all of them and get old school skills like hammer welding. I have all of the archive photos and articles from http://www.ValleyCustomShop.com and have been scanning and posting them as I can for everyone to enjoy. Also I have one of the only unfinished cars (Sectioned, and Channeled 40 Ford Coupe) of Valley Custom Shop that I will finish as a tribute to the great work, inspiration, and influence my grandfather has passed on to so many.