Exploring backroads and finding yourself in a Porsche 356

There are some things in this world that shouldn’t make sense to us, but yet somehow feel right. Quitting our jobs for financial instability and life out of a car, wandering to remote and sometimes dangerous places in search of culture and nature, and of course pushing the limits of human endurance in places like the Himalayas or the Sahara desert. For Matt Hummel, it is taking his 1956 Porsche 356 wherever his heart desires. For many people taking a collector car that can fetch up to $300,000 or more on a dirt road over rocks and snow would be insanity, but for him it just feels right. If you are nearly as interested as we are, take a look at the photos of this magnificent duo below and then fall in love with the video at the bottom. It’s one of the first uploads to hit the Praemio channel, but we’re already big fans.

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Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Chris didn’t receive a real taste of the outdoors until moving to Prescott, Arizona, in 2009. While working on his business degree, he learned to fly and spent his weekends exploring the Arizona desert and high country. It was there that he fell in love with backcountry travel and four-wheel drive vehicles, eventually leading him to Overland Journal and Expedition Portal. After several years of honing his skills in writing, photography, and off-road driving, Chris now works for the company full time as Expedition Portal's Managing Editor.