Lyon Air Museum in Santa Ana, Calif., will host dozens of rare Porsche 356 sports cars as part of “Cars & Cockpits Day,” scheduled for Sunday, April 3, from 10-11 a.m. at the facility, located on the west side of the runway at John Wayne Airport in Orange County.
The classic Porsche 356 vehicles will be driven by members of the 356 Club of Southern California. Based in Costa Mesa, the club is the world’s largest regional 356 organization, with more than 1,000 members and growing. Theclub has attracted members from throughout the U.S., Canada and countries around the world. Owners will be bringing in their 356 cars from across the western U.S. Various types of the Porsche 356 automobiles will be on display, including the Speedster, T-5, Pre-A, Convertible D, Carrera 2, SC, Roadster, 356 B, T-6, S-90, Cabriolet, GT Coupe and Continental.
“This special event has a definite excitement factor because it presents museum visitors with an exceptional opportunity to view some of the rare Porsche 356 sports cars in pristine condition,” said Mark Foster, president of Lyon Air Museum.
The 30,000-square-fooy Lyon Air Museum opened in December 2009. The facility represents the fulfillment of a dream of Maj. Gen. William Lyon, USAF (Ret), who held the position of Chief of the U.S. Air Force Reserve from 1975 to 1979. Currently, Gen. Lyon is Chairman of the Board and CEO of William Lyon Homes, Inc., Newport Beach, Calif. His passion for aviation history and youth education is the driving force behind Lyon Air Museum, which has on exhibit some of the world’s rarest operational aircraft and vehicles.
For more information: www.lyonairmuseum.org