Vasek Polak 1914 - 1997
Everything on this website
was made possible by Vasek Polak. To many Porsche
enthusiasts, his name is well known, as a race car
driver, Porsche mechanic, Porsche dealer, collector
of racing cars. For those who have not heard his
story, we wish to present it here. We invite
submissions from anyone who knew him.
Mr. Polak died in 1997,
from injuries sustained in a crash on the German
autobahn. He left his estate to the Vasek and Anna
Maria Polak Charitable Foundation, Inc. to promote
cancer research and to build treatment facilities in
this country and his native Czech Republic. The car
collection and the dealerships are gone, but the man
lives on in the memories of those who knew him.
Mr. Polak was a man of
strong opinions, which he did not keep to himself. I
recently listened as two of his mechanics told
stories about him... "you wouldn't say that
if he was still alive". "No I
In many respects Mr. Polak
viewed life as a game; it was not always easy to
tell if his anger was real or just for show. He was
overbearing, dictatorial, but could be kind and very
generous. He was respected and loved by his friends.
To read what others have to
say, click on the names below.