Author: John Draneas

John practices law in the Portland, OR, suburb of Lake Oswego, where he focuses on tax and estate planning, business organizations and transactions, and representation of collector-car owners. He is a past president of the Oregon region of the Porsche Club of America and served as the chairman of the PCA’s 2006 parade. His collection includes two Porsches, a Ferrari, an Alfa, a Lotus, a BMW daily driver, a John Deere tractor — and one increasingly famous Jaguar E-type. This month’s “You Write, We Read” on p. 20 is full of SCMer advice on whether Draneas should restore his Jag.

Porsche Lemon Nets Owner $266k-and the 911

The service advisor explained that the computer did not find any error codes, so there couldn’t be anything wrong Wisconsin attorney Bruce Tammi was a car guy from when he was a kid. His all-time favorites were Porsches, and he owned two of them-a 1978 911 Turbo and a 1999 […]

China Rally to Nowhere

The participants arrive at the hotel in Hong Kong and express their displeasure. The organizer breaks down in tears and runs off. Now what? {vsig}2007-8_2042{/vsig} If you’ve owned collector cars for long, you’ll agree that one of the biggest challenges is finding opportunities to use them. You can drive your […]

Here Comes the Judge

Last month, “Legal Files” analyzed the six shots fired by Barrett-Jackson in its lawsuit against Judge David Clabuesch, the unhappy seller of the Ramchargers Hemi ‘Cuda that brought $300,000 at the Scottsdale auction in January. Judge Clabuesch has responded by emptying his own legal pistol, filing a five-count counterclaim against […]