Driven To America Air-Cooled Porsche Celebration and Tribute to Max Hoffman

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Announces expert industry panel discussion on Hoffman’s Influence added

The Porsche world comes together on October 14th!

The excitement is building as drivers and their Porsches are coming from across the country to participate. The Forum Discussion and the Hoffman Circle of Legends, will bring the Porsche’s past to life as we delve deeper into these vehicle’s historical importance.

Driven To America, the premier East Coast event for air-cooled Porsches has placed the finishing touches on the October 14th event. The Porsche world’s passion will once again be ignited at the 2nd annual celebration and tribute to Max Hoffman, the man responsible from bringing the iconic marque to America.

The Porsche world is coming together October 14, 2018, from 8 AM to 3 PM, on the majestic grounds of the de Seversky Mansion in Old Westbury, New York. Over 2000 attendees experienced the inaugural event in 2017 with hundreds of Porsches from all over the U.S. gracing the beautiful landscape. Streetcars along with factory and custom racecars will be driven and trailered in from owners, collectors, and racecar drivers.

New this year is a panel discussion featuring industry experts, called “Porsche—The Hoffman Era Thru Today.” This lively forum will be moderated by Larry Webster, VP of Content for Hagerty, a renowned insurance provider for classic and collector automobiles as well as the former editor-in-chief of Road & Track, and editor of leading auto publications such as Car and Driver and Popular Mechanics, he is also a former stunt car driver. Joining Webster’s panel will be industry expert Prescott Kelly, contributing editor and columnist of Sports Car Market and 356 Magazine; Ray Schaffer, a leading expert in Porsche restorations at Porsche Classic Center, Manager for Factory Restoration & Heritage Center, Atlanta; and Cam Ingram, known for his restoration of significant autos, acquisition of rare autos and management of Porsche collections for private clients. Learn more about the forum here: FORUM.

Another exciting item added to the venue; is the Hoffman Circle of Legends, a special showcase of the iconic automobiles that Hoffman played a significant role in creating and importing into the US.

“The excitement is building as drivers and their Porsches are coming from across the country to participate. The Forum Discussion and the Hoffman Circle of Legends, will bring the Porsche’s past to life as we delve deeper into these vehicle’s historical importance. Participants are in for a real treat. Our panel of experts will take us on a journey in time as we look at the indelible mark, Max Hoffman has had on its history in America,” states David Jacobson, Executive Director of Driven To America and owner of Collector Car Showcase, Oyster Bay, New York.

In honor of the 70th Anniversary of the Porsche Marque, DTA2 will feature a special VIP parking display of water-cooled Porsches within the mansion grounds; this is in addition to the main showcase attraction of air-cooled Porsches.

Driven To America signifies the moment in history when Maximilian Edwin Hoffman made a deal with Ferdinand (Ferry) Porsche to import the air-cooled sports cars to America in 1951. The manufacturing of the air-cooled Porsche ended with the model 993 in 1998. Driven To America celebrates the history of the air-cooled Porsche along with the man responsible for introducing the Marque to America.

The day’s events include the gallery of air-cooled Porsches, Hoffman Circle of Legends, 70th Anniversary display, Live DJ, Historic Hoffman photo gallery and life size Hoffman Motors showroom backdrop, specialty gourmet food and desert selections throughout the day, beer, wine and more. The inaugural event received lots of praise and attention in 2017. The 2018 exhibition has already pre-sold many of the spots. This year’s sponsors include: RM Sotheby’s, Stoddard, Chopard, Hagerty and Plycon Transportation Group.

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All access admission for the day’s events is $20 for adults, children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult. Driven to America supports the efforts of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. During the event, attendees will be provided the opportunity to sign a vintage air-cooled Porsche. Monies collected will be given directly to St. Jude. The Porsche with all its signatures, will be driven to St. Jude where a check will be presented. The event is helping to draw attention to the mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as they help children and their families fighting cancer by seeking cures and treatments.

David Jacobson founded Driven to America in 2015. David is also the owner and curator of Collector Car Showcase, a Porsche museum/event center (founded in 2008) located in the historic village of Oyster Bay, New York. Driven to America celebrates the life and legacy of Max Hoffman, and his incredible contribution in creating and importing some of the most important cars in automotive history. The organization’s goal is to continue Hoffman’s dream of keeping alive the legacy of the air-cooled Porsche for generations to learn about and enjoy.

Media Contacts:
David Jacobson
Founding Executive Director
Driven to America
Collector Car Showcase
85 Pine Hollow Road
Oyster Bay, New York 11771
(516) 802-5297
Karen Johnson
Johnson Media Services
Cell: 631-617-4109
Office: 631-271-1499

*ATTENTION PRESS: Pre-registration is recommended, but not required, by contacting: Fran Zuniga, Event Director at: (516) 802-5297 X311 email:

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