LIT Show 2020 Part 1

Day one at LIT Show 2020 takes us to CPR Classic, Wholesale California and the Sierra Madre Collection open house.

911 hotrod in red at the Sierra Madre Collection open house.
911 hotrod in red at the Sierra Madre Collection open house.

If you’re like me and have never heard of the LIT Show, it’s a Porsche literature, toy and memorabilia show that takes place each year in Southern California. But that description from their website is selling it short. It’s really a week long Porsche fest. Lots of cars everywhere, some for sale and most shops open their doors to enthusiasts. It’s Porsche week in LA and it’s glorious.

Let’s Get it Started

Our trip started with a visit to CPR Classic in Fallbrook, CA. CPR has been in the Porsche restoration business for 40 years. Their facility is massive, spanning across multiple buildings. Each building holding numerous customer cars awaiting restoration.

Silver 356 under restoration at CPR.
White 911 Turbo on display at CPR.
White 911 Turbo on display at CPR.
Green 911 dashboard and gauge.
White 911 Turbo on display at CPR.
Red 912 on display at CPR.
Red 912 on a lift at CPR.
Blue 911T on display at CPR.
Koni suspension on a 911.
Polished exhaust on a fully restored 911 at CPR.
Classic 911 restored at CPR.
White 356 at CPR.
Multiple Porsche 356 under restoration at CPR.
Awaiting restoration at CPR.
The paint booth at CPR.
Cars waiting restoration at CPR.
CPR Classic in Fallbrook, CA.
Engine awaiting installation at CPR.
Engine awaiting installation at CPR.
Cars awaiting restoration in the metal shop at CPR.
Cars awaiting restoration in the metal shop at CPR.
Red 912 awaiting restoration.
Porsche 356 Continental at CPR.
White 911 Turbo badge at CPR.
White 911 Turbo badge at CPR.
White 911 Turbo wheel at CPR.
Custom 911 hotrod built at CPR.
A 356 on the lift at CPR Classic.
Green 911 under restoration at CPR Classic.
996 GT2 for sale at CPR Classic.
Custom 911 hotrod built at CPR.
Custom 911 hotrod built at CPR.
A silver 356 outside at CPR Classic.
Custom 911 hotrod built at CPR.
Custom 911 hotrod engine at CPR.
Custom 911 hotrod engine at CPR.
Custom 911 hotrod engine at CPR.
Custom 911 hotrod seats at CPR.

Wholesale California

Once we finished at CPR Classic, we hopped in our van and drove through beautiful LA (read: we sat in traffic) and made our way over to Wholesale California. Wholesale California is an auto dealer in Costa Mesa, CA. They’ve been in business for fifteen years locating great collector barn finds. Their storefront is unique to say the least. It’s obviously a small home that was converted. Most of the cars for sale are stored in the backyard. I don’t mean to say it’s bad in anyway, it’s unique. There was a choice Viper Green 911 hot rod that seemed well executed.

Green 911 Hotrod at Wholesale California.
Green 911 Hotrod at Wholesale California.
Green 911 Hotrod with Braid wheels at Wholesale California.
Green 911 Hotrod with Braid wheels at Wholesale California.
Green 911 Hotrod at Wholesale California.
Green 911 Hotrod at Wholesale California.
Green 911 Hotrod at Wholesale California.

Sierra Madre Collection

Last on our list for day one was a trip to Sierra Madre Collection for their LIT Show open house. Located in Eagle Rock, CA, Sierra Madre Collection is a 15,000 sqft warehouse offering Porsche parts for nearly every model ever made. In addition to off the shelf parts, they’re also in the business of manufacturing parts that enthusiasts need to complete their restorations.

We arrived to the open house later in the day, so we missed some vehicles, but it was still a strong showing. The McCoppin 4.0 hot rod build caught my eye. I think it was a little over the top design wise, but still executed wonderfully. There were so many neat, intricate details. I wish I could have spent more time with it.

Blue Speedster with hardtop.
Silver Emory modified 356.
Custom 911 in blue and gold.
Modified 911 interior in suede.
911 race car in baby blue.
Modified 911 at the Sierra Madre Collection open house.
911 hood with Baja California sticker.
911 hotrod in red at the Sierra Madre Collection open house.
911 hotrod in red at the Sierra Madre Collection open house.
Gold 911 at the Sierra Madre Collection open house.
Gold 911 at the Sierra Madre Collection open house.
A custom 911 built by McCoppin Automotive Design.
A custom 911 built by McCoppin Automotive Design.
A custom 911 built by McCoppin Automotive Design.
A custom 911 built by McCoppin Automotive Design.
A custom 911 built by McCoppin Automotive Design.
A custom 911 built by McCoppin Automotive Design.
A custom 911 built by McCoppin Automotive Design.
Yellow Carrera RS at the Sierra Madre Collection open house.
Wide 911 wheel at the Sierra Madre Collection open house.
Modified 911 interior at the SMC open house.
BBS RS wheels on a white 911 turbo at SMC.

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