The Hoffman Era Thru Today
October 14, 2018 • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The DTA2 live forum presented by Hagerty features a panel of inspirational leaders of the Porsche World. Moderator Larry Webster will facilitate a dynamic discussion of the Porsche automobile from the Hoffman era thru today.
VP of Content, Hagerty
Larry Webster overseas Hagerty’s videos, website, magazine, and social content. He’s been obsessed with telling stories and cars for decades. From 2012 to 2015, Webster was the editor-in-chief of Road & Track where he revitalized the venerable title. Prior to that assignment, he served as the automotive editor of Popular Mechanics, overseeing the development of the magazine’s automotive content across print, web, broadcast, and tablet platforms.
Before joining Popular Mechanics, Webster worked for Car and Driver from 2004 to 2008 as its technical director, where he managed a team of editors and writers and served as the magazine’s chief test driver and instructor. He was also the host of Car and Driver Television from 2002 to 2005, working on and off camera as both a stunt driver and scriptwriter. From 1995 to 2004, Webster was technical editor for Car and Driver.
Webster is an amateur race car driver who has competed on over a dozen of North America’s premier circuits. He is also a serial collector of vintage cars, which he restores in his home shop. He has a mechanical engineering degree from Lehigh University and is the graduate of several Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) programs.
Prescott Kelly is the Porsche Profile Contributing Editor for Sports Car Market, writes the “MarketWatch” column for the 356 Registry Magazine, and writes the 15-page market-by-model articles for Porsche Panorama. He is a past National President of the Porsche Club of America. He is the only person to be recognized with lifetime achievement awards from both PCA and the 356 Registry. He vintage-raced a 911R, a Trans-Am 911, and a 911ST for 30 years in SVRA, SCCA, HSR, and HMSA – winning SVRA’s national endurance championship in 1997. His favorite Porsches are 356s and 911/964/993 RSs and RSRs. He is crazy about his wife, kids, and grandkids and is kind to animals and Porsche people.
Porsche Classic Center Manager for Factory Restoration & Heritage Center, Atlanta.
Ray Shaffer is the manager for Porsche Classic Factory Restoration Atlanta as well as the curator of the German sportscar maker’s North American Heritage Gallery. Before this role at corporate headquarters, Shaffer spent nearly 20 years working with Brumos Porsche in Jacksonville, Florida where he served most recently as General Manager. A former sportscar and vintage racer, Shaffer (who is studied in Automotive Marketing) enjoys reading, travel for automotive related events, design and fitness. He also enjoys documenting his experience through his Instagram account, @ray.shaffer.
Cam Ingram is the co-owner of Road Scholars; an award winning business specializing in the restoration of significant automobiles, managing Porsche collections for private clients, and selling some of the rarest automobiles in the world.
With facilities on the East and West coasts of the United States, Road Scholars' craftsmanship has become the gold standard for vintage Porsche restoration; a proven testament with 58 Concours victories. The most significant award came in 2011 with a major project for Hans Peter Porsche, who commissioned Road Scholars to restore and present his 1950 Porsche Gmund Coupe at Pebble Beach. The car took First in Class at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Road Scholars has also won First in Class at Pebble Beach in 2017 and Third in Class in 2018.
Cam Ingram’s background includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts in metal sculpture, as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration, both earned in 2000 from Guilford College. Cam is the co-author of the book, "Porsche Unexpected: Discoveries in Collecting" and a contributing author of, "Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed."
Cam has been recognized and featured for his Porsche expertise on several classic automobile panel discussions and publications, which include: Forbes Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, Hagerty Insurance, Classic Porsche, and Excellence Magazine.