New Stoddard Brake Shoes

by Cameron Taylor

Demand the best for your vintage Porsche brakes– Stoddard’s new production of quality 356 drum brake shoes. When the 356 was produced, it was equipped with drum brakes, which were pretty normal for the time. These function by expanding the pair of shoes into the inner friction surface of the drum to create friction to stop the car. In 1964,  with the introduction of the 356C, Porsche switched to the newer and more modern disc brake system. However, there are many older models still on the road, and as they are performance cars, albeit vintage,  braking is still of top importance. 

For many years remanufactured brake shoes were the only choice for the 356 owner. Just as it sounds, each shoe is stripped of its friction material and new material is reapplied. Now there is an option for higher quality and better performance. For the first time in decades, newly manufactured 356 brake shoes are available for sale. These new shoes are designed to fit perfectly and are a great value.

Stoddard brake shoes are made here in America using the highest quality components. Each new backing plate is laser cut and then assembled using state of the art computer-controlled TIG welding. The backing plate ends are finished with proper coining to better fit the cylinders. The friction material is bonded to our plates with asbestos free lining applied by the largest manufacture of brake shoes here in the United States.

An axle set of our brake shoes (4)  is a great value and will fit 356, 356A, and 356B models. There is no core charge as we use all new material.

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Our backing plate components are made from high quality steel

Our shoes are made using state of the art TIG welding for optimum fit and precision.

2019 356 Club Show at Phoenix Club Pictures

Here are some images from the 356 Club of Southern California's All Porsche Car Show and Swap Meet at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim, California on March 3rd, 2019.  The weather was awesome--the rains from the night before had all cleared out and it was pretty sunny most of the day.  Lots of neat cars, great stuff to find in the swap section and great people as always. 

2019 LA Lit Meet Show Images

2019 LA Lit Meet at the LAX Hilton on March 2nd, 2019.  We had a record number of vendors and the crowds were much larger than in year's past.  Here are some pictures we took while at the show. 

2019 LA Lit Meet Week Shop Tours Photo Album

We organized a series of shop tours to area shops both before and after the LA Lit Meet.  Here's a bunch of images we took--we are still  finding more! 

We started out the Thursday tours with a long bus ride down to Fallbrook California to visit CPR. It's been raining a lot in Southern California and the normally-brown hills were blooming with color. 

Next, we stopped at Autos International in Escondido to see their upholstery shop. Always top-notch work there. 

Next up, a visit with John Benton at Benton Performance. They really rolled out the red carpet for us, with a great lunch and goodie bags for our Bus Tour guests.  Thanks, John! 

While one bus headed South on Thursday, another one went North.  Our first stop on the Points North Bus was TRE Motorsport

We then stopped at John Esposito's shop, Espo Resto.  John is a true craftsman and had a lot of great examples of his work on display and in process. 

A stop at LA Dismantlers in Sun Valley was next on the itinerary. Here, we learned how the cars are brought in and parted out, or sometimes sold whole.  Their business is mostly in the later model cars, but we did see a handful of G-body 911s.  

The open house at Sierra Madre Collection was next.  They shut down an adjacent side street and had plenty of excellent Porsches on display.  

Beverly Hills Car Club isn't in Beverly Hills and it isn't a Car Club, but they did show us a wide selection of classic and collector cars, some nice, some that would be nice projects.  

Friday Morning, we embarked on a Tour of the South Bay and Torrance area. We had three busses running this route.  Our first stop was Callas Rennsport in Torrance. 

Tony Callas is the go-to guy when it comes to working on your 959. He had one in his shop this week—so interesting! 

We took a ride up the street to visit Klasse 356 and shop-owner, Ed Rutherford. 

In the same complex, there is Nicolas Hunziker's gallery of fine automotive art. Nicolas had everything on display—plus great snacks! 

A perennial favorite is a stop at Willhoit Restoration in Long Beach. John has facilities on both sides of the street and there were dozens of concours cars on display.  Simply stunning work. 

Next up was the open house at Pelican Parts.  Founder Wayne Dempsey was there showing off his toy collection, like this 962. 

After the LA Lit Meet on Saturday, we had a bus tour that ran down to Costa Mesa.  It's first stop was CarParcUsa, an early 911 specialist. 

Jim Liberty of Liberty Motorsports had his shop doors open for a peak at some cool cars.  

Our annual pilgrammage to European Collectibles is always fun.  

On Saturday, we also had a second bus going to the Open House at Emory Motorsports in North Hollywood. Emory's shop just moved and his new place is outstanding! 

Rod Emory's latest creation is this twin-turbocharged monster. It's powered by Emory's bespoke 911-based four-cylinder and has a later model 911 suspension under it.  Fantastic! 

2019 Stoddard Swap Meet Dates: June 7-8, 2019

We're pleased to announce that the dates for our 2019 Stoddard Swap Meet will be June 7-8, 2019.   This will be the 32nd edition of our All-Porsche Car Show and Swap Meet.  The Toy and Literature will be held Friday, June 7th and the Car Show and Swap Meet will be Saturday, June 8th.  We look forward to seeing you there!

356 Registry's 2018 East Coast Holiday

Every year, we look forward to the 356 Registry's Holiday events.  The East Cost Holiday event this year was held in Ocean City, New Jersey.  While the weather was a little spotty with rain, there was little loss in enthusiasm, thanks to an excellent organizational crew.  

The concours on the boardwalk was epic with an enormous line of 356s on the iconic wooden structure.  

We brought our own special pet project, the 356C that's in some of our recent advertisements.  

The trip to Cape May was spectacular.  

The Simeone Museum was a treat—this whiteboard of all of their ongoing projects captured our imagination. It's funny how a mere list of work to be done can get you thinking!  

The Boardwalk before cars were allowed on.  

Staging the concours line at the OCNJ Airport before they rolled onto the Boardwalk.  

The shuttle for Concours Judges had approximately 4 Peoplepowers.  We're not sure what that would dyno at.  

You can see many more images the 356 Registry's Talk Forum in threads like this one HERE. 

You can learn more at this year's ECH Website

Driven To America 2

This past weekend, we were on Long Island for Driven To America 2 which showcased the history of the air-cooled Porsche along with the man that was responsible for introducing the Marque to America, Max Hoffman. 

The event was held in Old Westbury, New York at the de Seversky estate and brought out a great selection of Porsches ranging from America Roadsters to Factory race cars and late models.  There were even several 300SL Mercedes present—they are always a treat to look at.  

There was a live forum held with Larry Webster as the moderator.  Speakers included Ray Shaffer from Porsche Classic, Cam Ingram from Road Scholars and our friend, Prescott Kelly.  It was informative and entertaining! 

Rennsport Reunion

We spent this past weekend at Laguna Seca at Porsche's Rennsport Reunion.  We brought along a lot of our new products, including our 356 / 912 Sport Exhaust to show off.  We had so much booth traffic we really didn't get out to watch too many races—but we did enjoy seeing the Tractor races as well as the debut of the new 991-based 935.  Speaking of debuts—we had a lot of interest in our upcoming (and exclusive) line of properly anodized Maxilite Fuchs-replacement wheels.  

Since we didn't venture out much, we're linking to Porsche's newsroom and a host of other websites for your surfing pleasure:





Racer Magazine had Porsche driver Patrick Long do a video walk-around of some of the awesome sights and sounds from Rennsport.  You can see that here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALedWU9WBZI&feature=share

1982 911SC For Sale

A friend of ours has a very well-sorted (and well-loved) 911SC for sale in Dallas, Texas.  

In his words, "Time has come for me to re-home my 911. I do love driving it, but it doesn't fit my new commute and life in Dallas. I'm the fourth owner and have put almost 90k miles on it. It is an excellent driver and very reliable. It does have a few oil leaks, but nothing I would consider major. Asking $36,000.


Excellent choice for street parking and/or daily driving.

1982 USA model
233k miles currently, I’m the fourth owner and purchased it at 145k miles.
Engine rebuilt as 3.2 short stroke at 115k.
Transmission rebuilt around 180k miles (need to find records to get exact mileage)
Everything works with the exception of washers and rear window defrost.

3.2 short stroke
964 cams
Stock heat exchangers with MK pre-muffler and single in/single out muffler
AEM based EFI/COP ignition
Ten line engine/trans mounts

Rebel racing front and rear bushings https://www.rsrproducts.com/product-...nt-bushing-set and https://www.rsrproducts.com/product-...ar-bushing-set
22mm front and 28mm rear TBs
Bilstein shocks
Carrera swaybars
Euromeister 17” Fuchs with Bridgestone RE71s

WEVO shifter
Kenwood headunit with bluetooth, good speakers in doors and Kenwood sub under driver’s seat.
Llumar tint on all windows (clear windshield darker for windows)
Extra A/C vents
Cloth Recarro front seats
Rennline magnetic phone holder
MOMO steering wheel with 2” spacer. (1” spacer also available)

H4 headlights in sugarscoops
Headlight relay
Griffiths A/C system with extra condensors. Exceptional performance.
Stock seats available (need reconditioning)
Fiberglass ducktail lid available"

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