One of his most noteworthy pursuits is his incredible car collection. Actually, “car collection” may be misleading. “It’s all the same car,” he told us with a laugh, gesturing to a model of a Porsche 914, the failed VW collaboration. “Just different colors.” He has five. So far.
Crafted on the 917 racing chassis, the built-by-VW car was supposed to be “the Porsche for everybody,” he says, “but for the Volkswagen people, it was too expensive, to the Porsche people, it was a Volkswagen.” Then why bring it back now?
“Even to this day it’s incredibly relevant,” he says. “With the original engine, it gets 30 mpg, it drives like a go-kart, it has two trunks, and it has a hard top. It’s fantastic.” When he finishes collecting every color, he plans on re-releasing the 914 as a limited edition, maybe selling them back to Porsche. “Or release them as electric cars,” he says.