Driving the California Mille

Eric Simpson

Behind the wheel of Porsche’s 1957 356A Speedster and its 2017 911 Carrera S Cabriolet proves to be the ultimate endurance test—for car and driver.

Thumbs up! That’s what we wanted to see as we passed fellow drivers stopped on the side of the road. It signaled all was okay, no need to call the mechanic or get a tow. Most likely they pulled over to admire the scenery...or to make use of the dense shrubbery when 100 miles of wide-open fields on a narrow, winding road lay ahead with no public facilities in sight. This was, after all, a road ra...