2022 Porsche Cars of America Restoration Challenge

McKenna 2022 Restoration Submission

McKenna Porsche proudly presents our entry into the 2022 Porsche Cars of America Restoration Challenge Our entry is both personal and passionate. Follow the journey of this 1971 911T as our Porsche trained technicians Bryce Lam and Tom Scott restore our entry. Continue to follow us for weekly updates on the car, our team and all the excitement as we get it on the road and driving just as well as the moment it left the factory. 

Cheers to many more years of driving pleasure! The Restoration Challenge runs until the end of July when a panel of experts from Porsche Cars North America, Inc. will judge the progress.


It's Personal, a deeper look into the 2022 Porsche Cars of America Restoration Challenge. 

Our 911T was originally found locally on craigslist, just a couple of miles from McKenna Porsche by our Service Manager at the time Mel Mayuga.

The car, red at the time, was the quintessential #barnfind. It was found in a messy backyard, overlooked for a restoration project started decades earlier but never completed. The actual car was located on one side of the property and the engine and transmission were boxed in the garage. The body of the car was suffering from a series of rust issues and multiple subpar paint jobs.

Suffering a family loss, Mel decided restoring the car would keep his mind and time busy. Many said the car was too far gone and couldn't be be brought back to life. It has since beenhis personal passion project to compete in the 2022 Porsche Restoration Challenge and see this car through a grand transformation, and a win! During the Mayuga's time of loss they found solace with an amazing organization called @chocchildrens who's Mission is To Nurture, Advance, and Protect the Health and Well-Being of children. Please feel free to check out more about ways to support @chocchildrens on their Instagram.

We are proud to be part of this story and are even more excited to see this car back on the road! This week saw incredible progress. Our 911T has a fresh paint job, returning it to its original factory color of Signal Orange. Bryce and Tom are completing each phase of this exciting restoration right here at McKenna Porsche.


Primed for the 2022 Porsche Cars of America Restoration Challenge

We're Primed for take off. Our road to restoration continues. Here's a look into our latest status as we restore our entry to its original factory condition. Continue to follow McKenna Porsche as we restore this classic 911T

Meet Gold Certified Porsche Technician Bryce Lam

Let us introduce you to our Gold Certified Porsche Technician Bryce Lam. Bryce is currently finalizing his certification with Porsche Cars of North Americas Classic training. He has a deep passion for Porsche as a brand and the classic vehicles particularly. 

He previously graduated from the Porsche Technician Apprentice Program and has since spent the last number of years attending every classic class offered. He also has been building his experience servicing air cooled Porsche vehicles in our service department. His level of excitement for this project is infectious and we are proud to call him part of our family.