TPR, Inc. and Beeman Jorgensen, Inc. were founded in 1988 by Dr. Brett Johnson after twelve years in the Porsche parts business and seven years practicing veterinary medicine. The collective published works mirror Dr. Johnson’s interests: Porsches and other interesting cars, motorsports and antique amusement park equipment. In regards to the latter, Dr. Johnson also founded The Historic Amusement Foundation, Inc. a not-for-profit corporation that restores and places carousels and other equipment.
We also manufacture arcane parts for 356 Porsches, all inspired by the needs of Brett Johnson, who couldn’t find needed components for his collection of three 1951 Porsches. And these cars were indeed quite needy!
1951 coupe, chassis #10712 occasionally raced on the vintage circuit primarily in the Midwest. Its restoration from $150 car to a quite respectable racer was chronicled in European Car magazine from 1993 – 1997.
1951 Gläser cabriolet, chassis #5142′s restoration was covered in Excellence magazine beginning in April 1998. Its incredibly poor condition was reflected by its purchase price, a pair of 911 H1 headlights. 10712 was originally purchased because it had a steering wheel that could be used on the cabriolet. The finished car scored class wins at the Glenmoor Gathering in 2008 and the first Celebration of the Automobile concours at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2011.
1951 coupe, #5430 has recently found a new caretaker who plans an ambitious restoration.
We are always looking for interesting automotive and motorsports manuscripts for possible publication. If you have such a work, please submit table of contents and sample chapter by mail to:
Beeman Jorgensen, Inc.
7510 Allisonville Road
Indianapolis IN 46250