Project Stork

It Began at Birth

The #ProjectStork multi-episode restoration series documents the rebirth of the 1977 Porsche 911 S that brought Manuel Carrillo III home from the hospital after he was born. After 15 years of letting the Porsche gather dust in his mother’s garage, Manuel is working with some of the world’s greatest brands like Haynes ManualsBorlaYokohamaECS Tuning,  TLG Auto and Performance Developments to transform his family heirloom into the dream car he’s always imagined it could be.

Episode one

The Excavation

For the better part of a decade, his professional bio has opened with, "A Porsche 911 S brought Manuel Carrillo III home from the hospital after he was born, so it's no surprise his lifelong trajectory has centered on cars." What ever became of the Porsche that, like a stork, delivered him home after his birth? What ever became of the car that kickstarted his automotive passion, and has defined his career? Since 2002 it's been wedged in his parents' garage. This video changes that, however. In episode one of the #ProjectStork saga, Manuel along with his friends Jonathon Klein and Patrick Stevenson pull this treasured machine out of obscurity, and into the limelight that it deserves.

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Episode Two

 

"What have I done?"

Who said restoring a 1977 Porsche 911 S was easy? No one. That doesn't mean someone with limited mechanical ability can't tackle such a restoration. It simply means anyone who attempts a Porsche 911 restoration needs to be emotionally prepared for one part blood, one part sweat, and five parts tears. Watch as the #ProjectStork saga begins its oscillation on the emotional rollercoaster. 

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Episode Three

The Reward

Welcome to the third installment of the Project Stork saga as Manuel and friends work on restoring the 1977 Porsche 911 S that brought him home from the hospital after he was born. In this episode, Manuel calls out his friend Bradley Brownell to deliver on his claim that he could get #ProjectStork running in one day. Can he back up his hubris? Watch to find out.

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