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Joel Horvitz (1943-2006)

After more than 35 years of collecting Porsche’s, Joel lost his battle with cancer in 2006. He had a number of very special cars since buying his first 356 in the early 1968. Over the years he collected a wide variety of Porsche’s from a 58 Carrera Coupe, 57 GT Speedster, 356 C’s etc. However none represented his passion for collecting as completely as his Spyder. After purchasing his first Carrera car in 1977, he was hopelessly hooked on the cars sporting Dr. Fuhrmann’s very special engine and soon began a tireless search for his Spyder. It took 20 years, but in 1998 he was finally able to realize his dreams and acquire one of the true rare beauties of the collector car world.

Since acquiring the car, it was shown at a few local shows, but the Spyder’s first big outing was at the 2002 East Coast Holiday in Charleston. While in Charleston every single person who wanted to get that feeling of history by proximity got more than they could have imagined. Everyone and anyone were free to touch, get in, go for rides, and enjoy the car as if it were their own for the weekend. He not only loved this car and the hobby for himself but he loved it for everyone.

Joel’s involvement in the various clubs was extensive. He served as the Treasurer for the National 356 Registry, was instrumental in making available the “Made by Hand” VHS tape to club members, Chairman of the ECH Waterville Valley and was awarded the 356 Registry Hall of Fame Award.

In order to help give others the same opportunity, Joel’s family supports the Jimmy Fund. If you would like more information, visit their web site at http://www.joels-kids.org/.