© 2016 MOTOPORTER Historic Racing Restorations
Our philosophy for racing restorations of historic racing cars is unique. Every effort is made in our restoration process to return the car its original racing condition. We do not “over restore” as so many providers do. In addition, we purposely do not remove all of the evidence of a car’s sometimes long and varied racing history. We believe that to over restore or to make modern a forty year old historic racing car is oftentimes to destroy its historic provenance. We cannot tell you the number of times that we have been met at a race by a prior mechanic or former race driver who was able to tell us some story or another about a particular racing car because of evidence left on the car as a part of our restoration. That historical data and information would have been lost if we had done otherwise. If you are looking for a one hundred point restoration to a car’s condition as if it were better than new, we encourage you to look elsewhere. If you are interested in a faithful historic restoration of your historic BMW racing car, we would be happy to undertake your work.
Email Arthur@motoporter.com with the details of your restoration project.
MOTOPORTER.com is the website for MOTOPORTER and its proprietor, Arthur W. Porter. MOTOPORTER has participated in the restoration and historic racing of many historic racing cars manufactured by the Bavarian Motor Works since Arthur Porter became involved in 1988. Look to our gallery section for examples of cars which have received the love and attention of MOTOPORTER and which continue to participate in historic racing events throughout the world. Each car has been lovingly restored, prepared and presented in order to preserve its piece of motorsport history, however large or small.
Our involvement with BMW began with the preparation for vintage racing of a 1965 BMW 1800ti. Our restorations have included five racing CSLs, a similar number of 1600s and 2002s, 1800s including TiSAs, a DTM M3, a Group A 635 and many more.
MOTOPORTER is a small operation. We do not take on more than one project at any given time. If we accept your project for restoration, it will be our sole focus from start to finish. Because of this, it means that your project will have to be timed and may not be able to be started immediately. Feel free to contact us to determine when we might be able to evaluate your project, manage the time schedule and take your project in for completion to your satisfaction.