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Audrain Newport Concours & Motor Week Hosts “Outlaw Reunion” and Seminar


The 2024 edition of the Audrain Newport Concours & Motor Week will present an “Outlaw Reunion” and seminar with renowned car builders Rod Emory and Gary Emory and famous entertainer and ‘Outlaw’ owner John Oates. The Seminar will take place on Friday, October 4 at 12:20 pm in the Casino Theater at the International Tennis Hall of Fame.  

Rod and Gary will discuss what inspired these unique machines, how they created them, how the modifications they make have evolved over the years, and what makes “Outlaws” so appealing to the discerning auto enthusiasts such as John.

Several historically significant Emory creations and restorations will be on display. One of the most significant cars to be featured is the 1951 Porsche 356SL 356/02-063, which marked the automaker’s debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This vehicle not only secured first place in its class but also achieved an impressive 20th overall finish. In 2016, Rod Emory and Emory Motorsports completed a meticulous, multi-year restoration of this legendary Porsche.

The first Emory Special will also be on display at the “Outlaw Reunion.” It was meticulously restored and modified in 1998 by Rod and his team at Emory Motorsports. The restoration project preserved the heritage and essence of the original car while incorporating modern enhancements for a tailor-made driving experience. 

A one-of-a-kind Porsche 356 Emory Special, specially designed and crafted for John Oates (of Hall & Oates fame), will also be featured. This collaboration between Oates and Emory is tailored to the musician’s preferences and style. 

Emory ‘Outlaws’ on display:

  • 1953 Porsche 356 “Emory Outlaw”
  • 1955 Porsche 356 coupe “Emory Special
  • 1957 Porsche 356 “Emory Outlaw”
  • 1960 Porsche 356 “Emory Special” for John Oates
  • 1962 Gary Emory Outlaw “Silver #18”
  • 1964 Porsche 356 Cabriolet “Emory Special”
  • 1965 Porsche 356 “Don Emory Outlaw”

Other Emory customs on display:

  • 1929 Ford Roadster Pickup
  • 1950 Oldsmobile “The Polynesian”

“We are thrilled to offer this unique opportunity to car enthusiasts,” said Audrain CEO Donald Osborne. “Center court at the International Tennis Hall of Fame will provide the perfect backdrop for these exceptional vehicles. Each car in the Emory collection embodies a unique story and has left an indelible mark on the industry. From legendary race cars to iconic custom builds, the Emory Outlaw Porsche collection represents the pinnacle of automotive artistry and engineering.” 

Tickets for ‘Outlaw Reunion’ and Seminar Series are now available at https://www.audrainconcours.com/seminars  

Early registration is recommended as seating is limited.