Ben Kirchner of Retro Sport at Monterey Historics

Our History

Retro Sport opened its doors in 1990 as a Porsche service workshop and race-support provider, where some of the most recognizable cars in Porsche’s long and storied race history are kept in tip-top running and racing condition.  Our cars have won at Daytona, Laguna, Sebring, and Spa-Francorchamps. 

The founder, Ben Kirchner, made his way up through the international motorsports ranks to become known as one of the premier Porsche race mechanics and race engineers.  Trained at Porsche Motorsport, he has built a reputation as one of the best race engine builders and tuners working today.  He has worked on Le Mans winning cars from Audi, Bentley, and Porsche, and continues to be a driving force in the vintage Porsche world. 

We continue to provide excellent service to our racing-oriented clientele, while also building and restoring some of the most competitive vintage Porsche cars in the world today. We provide race support at Daytona, Laguna, Rennsport, Rolex Reunion and Sonoma.

Our Products

Retro Sport is the exclusive distributor of Albins® Porsche gears in North and South America, providing race shops and Porsche enthusiasts access to the largest inventory of Porsche gears in the United States. We provide many hard to get ratios including many race ratios for nearly all Porsche gearboxes.

We also offer a wide array of both street and race parts for new and vintage cars. Our approach is to offer parts that improve or expand the performance capabilities of your car, while also fitting the correct style and character you’re trying to achieve.

Exclusive distributor for North & South America.

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