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WATCH Relive the unveiling of the new Porsche 911 at the world premiere in Los Angeles porscheclubgb.com/ pcgb-tv
So that’s it, the curtain has just about fallen on Porsche’s 70th year, and in typical fashion there’s no room for sentiment with the new 992 now assuming centre stage and driving things forward. You can read more about the 992 in the news pages of this month’s magazine, and also Matt Master’s retrospective of the 991 generation. Let us reflect for a moment on what we hope you’ll agree has been a memorable year for the Club, with more events than ever before. Whether you were part of the sizeable Club displays at Silverstone Classic, Brands Hatch, Ragley, Bicester Scramble, Yorkshire Porsche Festival or Oulton Park, we appreciate your ongoing support. The Club has grown to 22,000 members and there is more appetite than ever before from you, the membership, to engage with the activities on offer. Next year starts at a frantic pace with Bicester Scramble and Autosport in early January, followed by plenty of additional activities to get you through to the spring. The 2019 trackday calendar has now been released and events are available to book online via the Porsche Club website. Finally, a heartfelt thank you to the hundreds of Porsche Club volunteers up and down the country who continue to invest a huge amount of time into ensuring the progressive development of the organisation. And to the Clubhouse, such a dedicated group of remarkable people, whose commitment to the cause knows no bounds and which I’m deeply proud to lead. Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Chris Seaward General Manager
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At last, the wraps are off the new 911. Longer, wider, more powerful, more technical – but does it remain faithful to the Porsche philosophy? We wouldn’t bet against it. See page 6 for the lowdown on this worthy addition to the marque’s canon.
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The next generation: Porsche reveals the new 911 fter a typically protracted period of media speculation and blurry spy shots, the eagerly anticipated 992 is with us at last. Ofﬁcially unveiled by Porsche’s top brass at the 2018 LA Auto Show, this is the eighth generation of 911 and the second phase of the larger and vastly more high-tech incarnation that ﬁrst appeared in 2011 with the 991. Adhering to Porsche’s time-honoured philosophy of evolution over revolution, the 992 is instantly recognisable as a 911
from every angle. The uninitiated would probably struggle to spot the differences at ﬁrst glance, but an awful lot has been going on, inside and out. The exterior panels are completely new, designed to emphasise a step up in performance. The front is 45mm wider than before; the rear some 44mm, now a standard measurement across the range rather than the traditional preserve of all-wheel-drive cars and higher-performance variants. Wheel diameter at launch is 20 inches up front and 21 inches at the rear. Other additions include new LED
headlights as standard and flush-ﬁt pop-out door handles that accentuate the 992’s smooth and slimline centre section. The rear is dominated by a much wider variableposition spoiler and the full width light bar that has become a Porsche signature across the range. The interior of the 992 is also new but takes inspiration from the original 911. This means you still get that all-important central rev counter, but this time it’s flanked by two frameless freeform displays. The PCM centre screen is now 10.9 inches, growing in line with the rest of the Porsche family, and
can be operated more easily thanks to new architecture and a simple ﬁve-button switch unit beneath. Behind the cabin, a revised turbocharged flat-six develops 30bhp more than the previous model, some 444bhp in the Carrera S. Utilising a newly developed eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, the S will hit 62mph in 3.7 seconds, almost half a second faster than before, and has a top speed of 191mph. Porsche has gone to town on the tech in the 992, devising new assistance systems such as Porsche Wet for slippery roads and Night Vision Assist with a thermal imaging camera. Porsche Wet, which comes as standard, is a world-ﬁrst intelligent safety system that detects water on the road, preconditions the control systems accordingly and warns the driver, who can then set up the car for a particular emphasis on safety. Porsche has also equipped the 992 with a comprehensive connectivity package, including online navigation using swarm data intelligence. Three new apps accompany the car: the Porsche Road Trip app, the Porsche 360+ personal assistant and the web-based Porsche Impact emissions calculator. Porsche Road Trip helps you plan, organise and navigate journeys, while Porsche 360+ provides a round-the-clock digital personal lifestyle assistant. Porsche Impact, meanwhile, is an emissions calculator that works out the ﬁnancial contributions that Porsche customers can pay to offset their CO2 footprint, suggesting internationally certiﬁed climate projects in which to invest. The 911 Carrera S and 4S are available to order now and cost from £93,110 and £98,418 including VAT respectively. 7 porscheclubgb.com
Perfect partners Pirelli has renewed its agreement with Porsche Club GB for the next ﬁve years, which will see the tyre manufacturer continuing to assist the club’s 22,000plus members at special events and reunions, as well as race meetings. Chris Seaward, General Manager of Porsche Club GB, said: “We’re delighted to have Pirelli on board again as our trusted tyre partner. Pirelli has been linked with Porsche for a long time and has a tradition of motorsport that goes back even further, so we know that our members and competitors are in safe hands.” Peter Thomas, newly appointed Chairman of Porsche Club GB Motorsport, added: “The Club’s relationship with Pirelli is long-standing and beneﬁts our members in a variety of different ways. We are naturally excited about extending our partnership for a further ﬁve years.” Pirelli and Porsche share a long history. While it’s now common for tyre companies to produce speciﬁc tyres for a car manufacturer, the trend began when Porsche selected Pirelli to make tyres that were individually developed for the legendary 911 Turbo, introduced in the late 1970s. Pirelli also supplies the tyres for the Porsche Club Championship, which takes place on Britain’s best-known racing circuits. The cars that take part are production-based, making the championship accessible to as many drivers as possible. These Porsche racing cars use either P Zero slick tyres, or P Zero Trofeo R, a trackday tyre homologated for road use. While the Trofeo R is road legal, it was born and is produced as a motorsport tyre, alongside Pirelli’s family of competition tyres that extend all the way to Formula 1. The P Zero Trofeo R is also available as an option on the 911 GT3 RS – Porsche’s ultimate trackday car.
Track-only 911 GT2 RS unveiled Shortly after the international debut of the new 911 in Los Angeles, Porsche revealed another highly limited run-out version of the 991. The 911 GT2 RS Clubsport features the same 690bhp 3.8-litre twin turbocharged flat-six as its road-legal sibling, but has been created with trackdays and race series in mind. Like the new 935 which appeared at the Rennsport Reunion in autumn, the frill-free Clubsport will be considerably lighter than the standard GT2 RS, with a stripped-out interior, roll cage and FIA-compliant escape hatch and single racing seat with six-point harness. And as with the 935, the flat-bottomed carbon steering wheel and colour digital instrumentation have been taken from
the 2019 911 GT3 R customer race cars. The Clubsport comes equipped with PSM with traction control as well as an anti-lock braking system. But a map switch on the centre console enables the driver to adjust these assistance systems individually or turn them off completely. Limited to just 200 units, it is hoped that the Clubsport will be eligible for a number of international race series. Dr Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President Motorsport and GT Cars, revealed that he has been in positive talks to this end with race organisers SRO Motorsports Group, the company behind the Blancpain GT Series and 24 Hours of Spa. 9 porscheclubgb.com
Pirelli fuel gift card offer PCGB members can beneﬁt from an exclusive offer of a Pirelli fuel gift card. Available only when purchasing Pirelli tyres from a Pirelli Performance Centre or ofﬁcial Porsche dealer, the card’s value depends on the size and quantity of tyres purchased as follows: 16” and below 2 tyres = £10 | 4 tyres = £30 17” 2 tyres = £30 | 4 tyres = £70 18” and above 2 tyres = £50 | 4 tyres = £100 Where can you get your tyres ﬁtted? Visit pirelli.co.uk/porscheclubgb for the promotional details and to ﬁnd your nearest participating dealer. Terms and conditions apply.
Virtual testing takes on the Ring
STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE 2018 Earlier this year, Porsche Post sought expressions of interest from PCGB members with the relevant skills and ambition to drive the Club forwards as future Directors, writes Rob Kellock. With four roles on the Board requiring members’ approval at April’s Annual General Meeting, and three of the current Board rapidly reaching the completion of their second terms in ofﬁce, the pressure was on to create a new, stable team for 2019 and beyond. The Nominations Committee, founded by former Directors Chris James, Richard Watling and Rob Kellock, were very pleased to receive a high number of applications from some very talented people and set about the difﬁcult process of creating a short list of candidates to recommend to the Club’s Board of Directors. It was felt that an independent, open process would help elicit applications from great people from all quarters of the Club’s membership, and those expectations were fully realised. During three full days at the Clubhouse, where the expectations and realities of life on the Club’s Board were explained, candidates were introduced to the team and participated
in a number of exercises, including written tasks, individual interviews and participation in a mock Board Meeting. The calibre of applicants was quite extraordinary and PCGB is fortunate to have so many highly talented members passionate about continuing the Club’s recent trajectory of success. The Club already beneﬁts from the input of many such applicants in their current roles as a Regional Organiser or Register Secretary. Recommendations were put forward to the current Directors at the Board Meeting on 3 November, and the Board’s decision will be published in due course. The Striving for Excellence programme was discussed at the Club’s recent conferences and may now be expanded in future years to help source not just Directors but also Club ofﬁcials and people with useful skills to provide additional resources to the Clubhouse and Motorsport teams. The Nominations Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank every single person who put themselves forward for consideration. The formal appointment process for new Directors will be published in February’s Porsche Post.
Porsche is taking vehicle design into a new dimension with the development of virtual protoypes. Engineers working on the Taycan, the marque’s ﬁrst electric-only vehicle due to launch at the end of this year, used a simulator to ‘drive’ a virtual Taycan around the Nordschleife at the Nürburgring for several months before a physical prototype was available to test and assess track performance. The team behind the Taycan Cross Turismo, Porsche’s second all-electric model, are also using virtual prototypes to test systems and components in a virtual setting at an early stage, making the development process faster and more efﬁcient. The prototypes have already clocked up more than 10 million digital kilometres. Because virtual components behave in the same way as conventional parts, they deliver accurate results for development purposes. Porsche also uses a process in which virtual and real parts can be tested alongside each other. Verifying performance in this virtual way means that, for example, Porsche was able to avoid building costly ‘construction-stage’ vehicles for veriﬁcation purposes when developing the Sport Turismo model in the Panamera line. Dr Robert Meier, Taycan Complete Vehicle Project Manager, says: “As well as being able to simulate individual assemblies and functions, we can also ﬁne-tune the vehicle as a whole at a much earlier stage and in a more precise way. One thing remains clear: every Porsche contains the soul of a sports car, even if it features an electric drive and was developed digitally.”
Particulate filters fitted on all new Porsches New particulate ﬁlters are delivering the cleanest-ever Porsches, with all new vehicles kitted out with the technology. Six- and eight-cylinder models receive two petrol particulate ﬁlters, one for each cylinder block. The ﬁlters allow air component gas molecules to escape but trap much larger soot particles. These get stuck and burn off when
exhaust gas reaches a temperature above 600C. Porsche engineer Martin Werner and his team worked on converting petrol engines for ﬁlter operation for roughly two years, designing new main catalytic converters to suit the tight conﬁnes of the engine compartments in the 718 and 911. The channels in the ﬁlters have a catalytic coating to neutralise toxic 10 porscheclubgb.com
gases such as nitrogen oxides into harmless air components. The soot particles collected in the ﬁlter must be burnt off at intervals, in a process known as regeneration. In low outdoor temperatures and on short journeys, the engine control unit ensures that the ﬁlter heats up by increasing the exhaust gas temperature.
rediscovering the beauty of the isle of man The Club will be returning to the Isle of Man for a 20th time in 2019 for another Manx Tour, writes Geoff Ives. We started the tours in 2000 and our main hotel was the Mount Murray, a country club with 18-hole championship golf course, just outside Douglas and six miles from the ferry terminal. Unfortunately, after it burnt down in 2013 we had to ﬁnd a new venue, but it has now been rebuilt and is even more stunning than before. We are returning in 2019 from 17 to 20 May. The Isle of Man is a great destination, with superb roads, many of which have no speed limit, and a host of historic sites to visit. The scenery is fabulous and lovers of wildlife will enjoy watching seals, dolphins, whales and many rare birds in their natural surroundings. Our itinerary is still being ﬁnalised but will include the following...
• Friday evening: wine and buffet reception • Saturday morning: the ﬁrst of two of our famous Dawn Raids – an early run at road-legal speeds over the 37.73-mile TT Circuit, followed by breakfast • Saturday: free time to visit various attractions, including the Isle of Man Motor Museum • Sunday morning: another Dawn Raid • Sunday evening: Gala Dinner – the only dress code is presentable!
Cost: based on two people sharing a car
and hotel room, the cost is £405 per person, which includes return ferry from Liverpool or Heysham, hotel room on a B&B basis, reception buffet and Gala Dinner. Please ask if you would like single rates. Booking: please email firstname.lastname@example.org,
or call 01865 880626 if you have any queries.
The Club is seeking expressions of interest for volunteers to take over the role of Register Secretaries in the following positions: 997 Register and 991 Register. Members who own these cars and would like to know more about becoming an ofﬁcial of the Club should email email@example.com
In her regular column, Porsche Cars GB General Manager, Marketing, Margareta Mahlstedt provides Porsche Post with the manufacturer’s latest news and views Just as our model range evolves, so the teams in the organisation also change and grow, writes Margareta Mahlstedt, General Manager, Marketing, at Porsche Cars GB. It’s around six months since Alexander Pollich and Ragnar Schulte moved to new positions in Porsche Deutschland and Porsche AG respectively. The good work they laid down is still fundamental to the continuing success of Porsche Cars GB through the balance of the year and into 2019. But it’s also a fact that in addition to leaving Managing Director Marcus Eckermann, myself and the rest of team at Porsche Cars GB with a tight ship, we also have the privilege and thrill of delivering arguably two of the most highly anticipated new car launches in the company’s history, namely the Taycan
all-electric sports car that is on the horizon next year, and closing 2018 with the excitement of an all-new 911. Before that, of course, it’s probably a good time to reﬂect on the highlights of 2018 and another year of successful collaboration between Porsche Cars GB and Porsche Club GB. Our 70th year was always going to be memorable, but the support from all of you certainly ensured the celebrations hit the high notes. The Sportscar Together Day on 8 June and over that weekend was an amazing global Porsche party, and the UK Centres could not have delivered their events without many Club members lending cars for display and sharing their passion for the brand with guests. A further highlight was the gathering at the Porsche Experience Centre, Silverstone. After a four-year break, the return of the Festival of Porsche to Brands Hatch in September saw an incredible coming together of Club members, owners, enthusiasts and race fans to join in the ongoing 70th anniversary celebrations. With the combined efforts of Porsche Club GB, Porsche Cars GB and Motorsport Vision, the event was a weekend without equal. The glorious sunshine added to the sense of occasion. Walking around the pit lane and paddocks, the breadth of passion for Porsche in the UK was clear to see. The Festival of Porsche saw the ﬁnale of the Porsche Classic Restoracing Competition – the Porsche Cars GB race series fought out between identical 986 Boxster S models in historic Porsche motorsport colour schemes and run as part of the Club’s own race series. At Brands, it was the Porsche Centre Bolton entry (in Wally’s Jeans livery) that claimed the title. And I am pleased to report that following such a successful ﬁrst season,
we have plans for the Restoracing championship to return again in 2019. We were honoured that the phenomenal 919 Hybrid Evo visited the UK twice this year: once at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and again at the Brands Festival of Porsche. Neel Jani, who won 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2016, was behind the wheel at Goodwood, where the car also played a starring role in the ‘Porsche Moment’ in front of Goodwood House – our seven decades of achievements represented by a glorious span of automotive highlights through the years. Home-grown star and 2015 Le Mans winner Nick Tandy drove the 919 Hybrid Evo at Brands Hatch, and he was proud to set a personal best of more than 190mph into Paddock Hill Bend. The demonstration of this car around such a renowned circuit, which saw the 917 victorious in the 1970s, was a ﬁtting tribute to the achievements of this amazing race car. All in all, what a time to be with Porsche. And now, the scene is set for 2019 to be another historic year for the company. In the meantime, everyone at Porsche Cars GB wishes the Club and your families all the best for Christmas and the New Year.
“It has been a successful year of collaboration with PCGB”
Planning your 2019 Porsche Club year The Club’s 2019 National Calendar highlights just some of the ways you can get more out of your membership and your Porsche. A full list of national events is available online at porscheclubgb.com/pcgb-events
Your feedback on A Porsche Christmas at Bicester Heritage... “So much hard work must have gone into this. It was a brilliant event, so thanks to all the Cornbury House team and the volunteers.”
10-13 january, Autosport International Learn about the range of motorsport and on-track opportunities open to Club members over a cup of freshly served coffee at Europe’s largest indoor pre-season motorsport event.
“Cracking event and stunningly arranged – well done and thanks to all involved.” “Brilliant day – looking forward to next year. The entire team went several extra miles.”
“An excellent event. My thanks to the marshals standing in the cold directing the trafﬁc and, of course, the brass band, who provided entertainment. Great food and coffee, and there were some great cars as well!”
January, Sunday Scramble at Bicester Heritage
February, The London Classic Car Show
Wrap up warm and join us for our first event of the new year. Book your tickets by Tuesday, 1 January 2019 using discount code PORSCHEJA19 to save 50 per cent off the gate price and enjoy infield parking.
London’s largest classic car show returns to the ExCel for an international celebration of the finest and most iconic classics available. Use discount code PORSCHECLUB to enjoy an offer of two tickets for £35. 14 porscheclubgb.com
06 27 April, RAC Breakfast ‘Drive in’
Enjoy a hearty breakfast and display parking in the beautiful grounds of the Royal Automobile Club in Woodcote Park, Surrey. Limited to 80 Porsches, this event is expected to fill up quickly so book early via porscheclubgb.com/pcgb-events to avoid disappointment.
Dates for the Silverstone Classic are conﬁrmed as 26 to 28 July 2019. PCGB members beneﬁt from signiﬁcant savings on tickets with our discount codes – CCD00402019 for pre-2000 Porsches, CCD00262019 for 2000 and later models. For more information and to book tickets, visit silverstone classic.com
APRIL, Your Porsche at PEC
We’re excited to offer Club members the opportunity to drive their own Porsche at the Porsche Experience Centre, Silverstone. Each 45-minute experience includes 30 minutes’ driving time on the challenging, purpose-built tracks with a Porsche driving consultant. Bookings are now open and can be made online at porscheclubgb.com/pcgb-events
Petro-Canada Lubricants Porsche Club Championship with Pirelli The Porsche Club Championship is perfect for those seeking true track competition with close and competitive racing at some of the UK’s most prestigious circuits. The 2019 season gets under way in April and sees the return of the Restoracing Boxsters, which brought some of Porsche’s most iconic racing liveries back to life. 20 April 4 May 15 June 7 July 27 July 31 August 28 September
April, 993 Technical Seminar The latest in the Club’s series of technical seminars focuses on the much-loved 993. Taking place at Porsche Centre Swindon, any questions will be fielded by a panel of Porsche Classic technicians. Tickets cost £10 per person, available online at porscheclubgb.com/pcgb-events
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Club members can enjoy discounted entry to watch all the championship races, with further details available in due course. 15 porscheclubgb.com
Supply and demand As Porsche continues to hold its own in a competitive market, 2019 promises to be an interesting year Words: Nick Whale am happy to report that 2018 was another positive year for the classic car market. Our auctions have seen £22 million-worth of classic and competition cars change hands at our sales, which suggests there’s still signiﬁcant demand and activity at our level of the market. Porsche continues to make up a large portion of our auction catalogues, and this year £4.2 million-worth of classic and modern Porsches were sold at Silverstone Auctions sales. Some of the most memorable included a Pastel Yellow 1998 Porsche 911 (993) Turbo S, one of only 26 UK-supplied Turbo S models produced, which sold for £185,625 at our annual Porsche Sale in association with Porsche Club GB. A rare 1973 Porsche 911 2.4S Targa with just two former owners also stands out. It sold for £129,375 at our Silverstone Classic Sale in July – £40,000 above its pre-sale estimate. Looking to next year, if you’re planning to sell or add a Porsche to your collection, we have now released details of our 2019 auctions. In total, we’re hosting sales over six weekends across the year, kicking off with our ﬁrst ever auction at Autosport International at the NEC on 12 January. This will be followed by Race Retro Classic Car Sale on 23 and 24 February, the new Sale of British Marques at Heythrop Park in the Cotswolds on 11 May, and our ﬂagship Silverstone Classic Car Sale on 27 and 28 July. The Porsche Sale will be back at the Dallas Burston Polo Club on 22 September, this time as part of a supercar weekend alongside a dedicated sale of Ferraris on 21 September. Finally, we will close 2019 at the NEC for the popular Classic Motor Show Sale on 9 and 10 November. As always, we’ll only be selecting the very best of breed examples to appear in our sales, so if you would like to submit an entry for auction, please contact us as soon as possible to secure a place. Happy New Year and I hope to see you at one of our auctions soon!
Images from a memorable 2018 (clockwise, from top): the May Sale at Silverstone; a packed auction room; a rare 1973 911 2.4S Targa sold in July for £129,375 – £40,000 above its estimate
Nick Whale is managing director of Silverstone Auctions
The Porsche month in pictures
More than 1500 Club members joined us in the Hangar at Bicester Heritage for A Porsche Christmas, the Clubâ€™s curtainclosing event to a spectacular year of anniversary celebrations. As well as enjoying display parking, exhibitions from Porsche Classic and a miniature Christmas market, Club members gifted more than 400kg of donations to a local food bank.
Photo by Jayson Fong
Bicester Heritage, December
Photos by George Woodward
Porsche Classic unveiled 20 special-edition restorations at the NEC’s Classic Motor Show, all ﬁnished in Liquid Metal silver paint originally developed for the 918 Spyder. The chosen cars spanned half a century of evolution and represent a spread of iconic front-engine, mid-engine and rear-engine sports cars.
Photos by Porsche AG
Rising stars Julien Andlauer and Jaxon Evans have been named as Porsche Juniors for 2019. Jaxon (left), 22, from New Zealand, beat 10 other international candidates to claim his place, while Julien, 19, from France, continues as a Porsche Junior for the second year after coming fourth in the 2018 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. Each receives €225,000 towards their 2019 Supercup campaigns. Jaxon said: “Winning the shootout and receiving backing as a Porsche Junior is a dream come true.”
The Porsche month in pictures
Birmingham, November Porsche Club welcomed more than 100 new members at the Classic Motor Show. The Club’s display featured nine memberowned Porsches, as well as the Club’s 1960 356. One of the highlights of the Club stand and, in fact, the show, was the 904 Carrera GTS, proudly displayed at the front of the stand. Arguably one of Ferdinand “Butzi” Porsche’s most beautiful creations, the 904 marked Porsche’s return to sports car racing.
California, November A decade after he last competed, vintage Porsche specialist Rod Emory made his race track comeback at the Rennsport Reunion VI at Laguna Seca. A top 10 ﬁnisher in every race he started, he quit to focus on his family. Emory returned to the track in a 935 supplied by Porsche more than 40 years ago for use in customer races, saying: “I’m going to ask my wife to pinch me afterwards so that I know I’m not dreaming!”
Sicily, November Targa Florio legend Gijs van Lennep headed to Cefalù to talk about old times with the man known as Francesco “Ciccio” Liberto, who has been making specialist footwear for racing drivers for more than 50 years. Van Lennep had just come from the Mille Miglia, in which he – naturally – wore Ciccio’s shoes. Ciccio is still working at the age of 82: “The day I stop is the day I die,” he says.
FIGHTING TO Porsche Club Motorsportâ€™s Steve Kevlin looks back on an exciting year of racing
THE FINISH ... I n Porsche’s 70th anniversary year, had terrific seasons, with strong competition 2018 will also be remembered for and increased entries. In both, drivers compete hard-fought and nail-bitingly close against the clock, rather than other cars, in conclusions across Porsche Club hillclimb and sprint events in the Speed Motorsport’s championships. Championship and at specialised hillclimb The Petro-Canada Lubricants venues for the Hillclimb version. This opens Porsche Club Championship with them up to road Porsches and purpose-built Pirelli followed the pattern of recent seasons with race cars, with the Speed Championship in consistently tight racing. The title fight went all particular featuring a wide variety of model the way to the last race, when Mark Sumpter, a types, from the 2.0-litre 924 to the 991 GT3 RS. seven-time winner in 2018 in his 996 C2, claimed The Petro-Canada Lubricants Porsche Club his second overall championship, plus the Class 1 Speed Championship with Pirelli was won, for crown, finishing eight points ahead of Class 2 the second time, by Class 1 winner David champion Jonathan Evans and his Boxster. Dyson in a production Boxster 718 GTS. He Different models competing are matched by pipped Class 2 winner Justin Mather, in a power-to-weight ratio and two models supercharged 924S, by just 0.11 points. took their first outright race wins. Mather was 0.49 points ahead of The 997 version of the 911 made Wayne Eason, Class 3 winner in a its debut and former double Boxster 2.5. champion Pete Morris claimed There was almost as close a victory at Silverstone in June. finish in the Petro-Canada To find out more, please The season-ending Festival of Lubricants Porsche Club call the motorsport team Porsche at Brands Hatch in National Hillclimb on 01608 652917 September saw newcomer and Championship. Class 1, for modified cars running on slicks, Class 1 runner-up Simon Clark was won by repeat champion Paul score a first win for the Cayman S. Howells, 1.05 points ahead of past Over the season, defending champion champion Robert Lancaster-Gaye, who took Mark McAleer pushed Sumpter hard. There were also strong challenges from Craig Wilkins, Class 2, for roadgoing cars on road-legal tyres. In Class 1, Tim Barber and David Hilton winner of the season opener at Donington pushed Howells’ 1973 3.8-litre RSR all the and from Clark, fellow Cayman racer Chris way in their shared 996 GT3 RS. Class 2 Dyer, Morris, and Michael Price’s 997. competition came from second-placed Simon Evans won every Class 2 race unless he Tarling and his 996 GT3, ahead of Ross had car problems, with his rare mechanical McDonald’s 911 SC/RS. issues opening the door for ever-threatening A memorable year drew to a fitting close Andrew Muggeridge and newbie Steve Freeman with the Porsche Club Motorsport Award to take class wins. Stuart Ings, lone entrant in Dinner in November, when our motorsport Class 4 in his 944 S2, also pushed hard every champions received their trophies, along with time he competed. specially engraved Weissach watches presented New for 2018 were the Classic Restoracing by Shami Kalra of Omologato watches. Competition Boxsters, immaculately restored The new season is already shaping up as a by Porsche Centres and competing in liveries inspired by those of classic Porsche racers. They strong one. With the title sponsors confirming joined the championship at three meetings, with their support for 2019 and beyond, even more Restoracing cars signing up and some two standalone races at the Festival of Porsche. great race meetings in the pipeline, the PC Bolton’s Josh Morris claimed the first Petro-Canada Lubricants Porsche Club Restoracing title, ahead of PC Swindon’s Ollie Championship with Pirelli will be the place to Coles and Will Heslop of PC Wolverhampton. The Speed and Hillclimb Championships also be for serious racers in 2019!
“The 2019 season is already shaping up to be a strong one”
NORBERT SINGER Innovation was the watchword of the engineering genius behind 16 Le Mans victories
he epitome of ingenuity in the analogue engineering era, Norbert Singer played a decisive hand in Porsche’s dominance of international sports car racing for the best part of two decades. However, that momentous journey almost faltered at the ﬁrst hurdle. Singer was studying engineering in Munich when Porsche’s racing department approached the institute in search of new talent. They met with Singer in February 1970 and offered him a job; the contract, he was assured, would be in the post. Singer waited patiently for days but nothing arrived, and he assumed the job had gone to someone else. Then, on the ﬁrst Monday in March, the telephone rang early. It was Zuffenhausen, demanding to know why Singer hadn’t shown up for work. He dashed to Stuttgart and was at his bench the next day. And there was not a moment to lose. It was 1970, and with 14 weeks remaining until Le Mans, the youngster was set the challenge of improving the fuel ﬂow and gearbox cooling of the year-old 917. It’s an improbable scenario – a young graduate tasked with resolving the ﬂaws of a manufacturer’s ﬂagship racer, but perhaps Porsche had already seen something in Singer. He created bafﬂes for the tank to
stop the mass of fuel sloshing forward and aft under braking and acceleration, and he designed larger ducting to improve gearbox cooling, modelling the mock-ups himself from clay. Both were an immediate success in testing. That June, the Salzburg-entered 917 Kurzheck went on to take Porsche’s ﬁrst outright victory, a feat it would repeat the following year with Singer’s improvements to the car’s relatively primitive aerodynamics. He even managed to stabilise the fast but unpredictable longtail car, allowing the likes of our own Derek Bell to near 250mph down the Mulsanne Straight. Aerodynamics would become the principle area of expertise for Singer, and as the factory 917 programme entered Can-Am, his input would prove critical in tempering the outrageous levels of power generated by unlimited turbocharging. He also improved the downforce and drag coefﬁcient of the 911 RSR at this time, guiding what was still in essence a
road car towards an historic victory against the Italian prototypes on the 1973 Targa Florio. Singer’s inﬂuence was very apparent in the bewinged 935, Porsche’s most successful customer racer, and the dominant 936 sports prototype. The 936 would win at Le Mans in 1976 and 1977 before retiring to make way for another of Singer’s legendary creations, the 935/78. Running almost 800bhp and that unforgettable low-drag tail, Moby Dick hit 227mph at Le Mans despite sharing its basic proﬁle with a road-going 911. With the arrival of Group C in 1982, Singer and his team were forced to begin anew, abandoning space-frame design and entering the age of the monocoque. Despite no previous experience, and with a nine-month development window, the 956 and longer wheelbase 962 were essentially perfect, going largely unaltered across a six-year period of back-to-back Le Mans victories. This was an era of almost comical dominance for Porsche, inspiring the famous ‘Nobody’s
Perfect’ poster in 1983 that celebrated a top 10 Le Mans lock-out only thwarted by a solitary Sauber in ninth. In September 1988 Porsche took the shock decision to stop racing, leaving Singer with something of an existential crisis. He was moved to road car development and toyed with the idea of leaving Porsche altogether, but ultimately remained out of loyalty to the marque. He kept his hand in, developing the Porsche-powered WSC prototypes for Joest Racing and ultimately returned to the factory fray with the 911 GT1 ’98 in the midNineties, claiming outright victory for Porsche once again in 1998. Singer would spend more than 40 years developing Porsche’s race cars, notching up an incredible 16 wins at his cherished Le Mans from 29 seasons. He formally retired in 2010 but his expertise has since been sought by the Automobile Club de L’Ouest and he remains a coveted consultant on highperformance engineering projects.
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THE GREAT DEBATE TACKLING THE HOTTEST TOPICS FROM PLANET PORSCHE. THIS MONTH WE ASK YOU... Staying in or going out? Do you keep your Porsche under wraps in winter or defy the weather and keep on driving?
IN THE GARAGE Ian: I am probably wrong in doing it but my
37,000-mile Boxster S is hibernating until the spring.
ON THE ROAD George: One set of winter tyres. One set of summer tyres. Swap to suit. Problem solved. Jane: I’m looking forward to snow, ﬂoods and
for the winter.
anything else the British winter can throw at us. AT3s ﬁtted in readiness!
split between year-round driving and garaging for the winter
Karl: My 1985 944 lives under a sheet in the
Wayne: All day, every day, come rain or shine
garage (but it is used most of the year).
my girl is on the road.
WHAT’S THE VERDICT?
Tim: Ours hibernates from late November to
Rob: If you want a garage queen, buy a Ferrari.
early March, on Charge-o-mat life support.
As Dr Wolfgang told me, a Porsche is for the pleasure of driving.
Darren: Mine is polished, waxed and garaged
Paul: Our 996 Turbo and 4S are currently on trickle chargers. But I have a 986 Boxster S as my daily so I’ll still get my Porsche ﬁx throughout winter! Dave: Keep it away from the salt they spread
on the roads. Elliott: I leave mine on display at Porsche Centre Hatﬁeld. Martyn: Mine is sleeping...
Rebecca: There’s nothing like a roof down
winter morning blast. Simon: My 1958 356A is driven all year. The only problem is heavy rain as the wipers are rather weedy! Philip: I rely on the robust build quality of my 2003 3.6L Tiptronic 996 Carrera to allow year-round driving (although I avoid salty roads – then I use my wife’s 206 CC Peugeot). 27 porscheclubgb.com
You’re a hardy lot and it will clearly take much more than a chilly British winter to keep your cars at home. A hefty majority happily keep their cars on the road all year round… and some even relish the challenges of snow, wind and rain.
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RSEHEN We say a fond farewell to the sports car whose sheer breadth of ability won over even the pickiest sceptics âž? Words: Matt Master Photos: Richard Pearce
ith the new 911 gracing the cover of this month’s Porsche Post, it seems apposite to take a moment to remember the car it replaces. In much the same way that 964 led to 993, and 996 to 997, the 991 was the car that broke the mould once again in Zuffenhausen, daring to rethink the sacred cow once more, to mess with the magic formula. In order to put the 991 into context, we need to go back still further. By 2012, when the eight-year-old 997 was put out to pasture, it had evolved into an extraordinarily polished car. Grant Larson’s styling was a triumphant return to form after the near miss of the 996, its 3.6- and 3.8-litre naturally aspirated engines universally admired. Faithful to the original philosophy, it was a compact, involving, practical sports car you could drive every day in any environment. As for the high-performance models, even now they are regarded as some of
Porsche’s true greats, the Turbo remaining one of the ﬁnest all-rounders on the market and the GT3 RS now so coveted that prices at auction comfortably exceed its current Rennsport equivalent. So when the 991 was unveiled at the 2011 Geneva International Motor Show, with worryingly big shoes to ﬁll, it was wide open to the sort of change-averse criticism that is part and parcel of Porsche’s half-century-long journey with the 911. Controversy surrounded the new car’s substantially larger footprint; longer and wider – some 50mm wider at the front axle. This was, technically speaking, only the third fully new platform the 911 had ever received and it was greeted with inevitable scepticism. But although the larger 991 took up more of the road, it also broke new ground with its extensive use of aluminium in the monocoque, shedding around 40kg over the smaller 997. A wider track and fewer kilos? This was already promising.
Electric power steering was another controversial debutant – overly light initially and lacking that incredible sense of communication provided by the 997’s peerless hydraulic set-up. But in truth it was still excellent and widely acclaimed as the best electric steering system on the market. In the end, the 991 was roundly accepted as a triumphant step up: more reﬁned and comfortable, yet even more agile and capable in spite of that. Except that wasn’t the end, was it? The greatest shock was still to come. In 2016, its hands tied by increasingly stringent emissions targets, Porsche adapted its normally aspirated ﬂat-six to accept twin-turbocharging – not as a performance appendage in the style of the traditional Turbo, but as a sop to efﬁciency across the range. The purists were apoplectic, but in truth they had no reason to be. The introduction of turbocharging brought with it not only improved power and economy but also considerably more torque, far lower down ➝
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the rev range. This created a car with greater breadth, ably tapped by the increasingly impressive (and popular) PDK transmission. A minority missed the clamour of peak power at 7400rpm, but faster, cleaner, quieter and more frugal made its case pretty well. In sending off the 991, we’ve looked to a run-out model, a car already gathering a cult following after near-universal admiration in the motoring media: the Carrera T. Launched at the start of 2018 as a means of maintaining a bit of sparkle for the 991 in its twilight years, the Carrera T took the unusual step of celebrating the basics, in terms of powertrain, gearbox and tech. Using the entry-level Carrera’s 365bhp and seven-speed manual transmission, the Carrera T was gently fettled as a driver’s car, with a limited slip diff, lower ﬁnal drive ratio, lower ride height and a physically stubbier gearstick. For an extra £16K. Despite the fact that this was a tad cynical as 911s go – the original 911 T was simply a base car with fewer frills and less grunt – everybody loved the Carrera T. Because it champions the best bits of the 991 – astonishing lightweight
chassis and fantastic drivetrain. It doesn’t need more power, more rubber, nor the expensive carbon ceramic brakes ﬁtted to this press car. What the Carrera T provides is a basic car with a useful veneer of ‘special’. And for that it is utterly brilliant. The 992 was unveiled at the LA Auto Show as a signiﬁcant evolution of this platform, over 40mm wider front and back and increasingly heavy on the inboard tech, with its digital instrumentation and 10.9-inch touchscreen dominating the cabin. There is no resisting progress, the shift towards increased digitisation, connectivity and ultimately autonomy, and the 992 will undoubtedly move the game on in every quarter. But the Carrera T is a ﬁne swansong for the 991. Positively svelte by current standards, enviably simple if optioned correctly, and focused on the driver in a way that few cars feel today. There’s a lot to be said for buying the most honed and sorted car of a series too. After this ﬁnal ﬂing, illuminating a typically gloomy winter weekday in a welcome ﬂurry of Racing Yellow, we will miss the 991 all the more. PP
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Fastest laps. Road legal race cars. Do the supercar superpowers need to change the record? Words: Matt Master Photos: Porsche AG
orsche is not a company, historically speaking, that has needlessly chased headline numbers. It has never sought maximum power over superior handling or reliability, nor pursued incrementally higher top speeds than its rivals at the expense of a better overall package. But it seems Porsche can’t resist the bait when it comes to the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife. In favourable autumnal conditions – dry for the tyres and cool for the turbos – its restive GT department recently retook the lap record at the Ring. The man at the helm was again the inimitable Lars Kern, Porsche development driver and notable Ring royalty. The car in question was an upgraded MR version of the 690bhp GT2 RS that smashed the record last year, with various modiﬁcations undertaken both by Porsche and renowned Nordschleife experts Manthey-Racing. The achievement, remarkable as it was from both man and machine, garnered markedly fewer column inches than the previous record run, both in terms of independent press coverage and in-house fanfare. But maybe for good reason. The standard GT2 RS (and if ever there was a car that did not wear the epithet ‘standard’ well it is this one) is a totem of everything Porsche is capable of. Hard-won, race-derived technology transferred into the best possible road car. Unimaginable amounts of power and torque harnessed by an extraordinary chassis and suspension set-up. Advanced and uncompromising aerodynamics, channelling air ﬂow to maximise downforce while minimising ➝
“Top speeds, fastest laps – they all play second ﬁddle to the joy of driving, which puts feel and interaction uppermost” drag, thanks to high-tech computational ﬂuid dynamics. The MR takes everything a step further. A careful collaboration between Porsche’s in-house GT motorsport engineers and the team at Manthey, the project introduces a performance kit that has modiﬁed the aerodynamics and tweaked various elements of the suspension. Porsche is keen to stress that these modiﬁcations have all been done with on-road driving still the priority, but the particular set-up for the record run on this day was unashamedly Nordschleife-speciﬁc. To what end all this then? The GT2 RS was already the most powerful road car Porsche has ever made. An engineering lodestar and the fastest street-legal Porsche around this iconic circuit. But when, last July, the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ clocked 6:44.97 minutes, the GT2 RS was stripped of its status as the outright fastest by 2.28 seconds. Should Porsche really care? A £360,000 all-wheel drive naturally aspirated V12 Italian supercar with no racing pedigree, the SVJ is about as far removed from the GT2 as a sports car can be. In responding with an admittedly incredible 6:40.3, the MR has proved that Porsche can always up its game, that it can ﬁnd the extra time through engineering acumen gained over decades of international racing. But it’s being drawn deeper into a largely pointless automotive arms race with manufacturers who do not, on the face of it, present any meaningful rivalry. We saw something similar towards the end of the last decade when Nissan began touting its own Ring times with the new GT-R, claiming you could go faster than a 911 Turbo for half the money. It excited punters and annoyed Porsche, when it probably shouldn’t have. The cars were chalk and cheese then – even more so today. Dr Frank-Steffen Walliser, Head of Motorsport and GT Cars, referred to the MR’s record run as a ‘test drive’, demurely stating that Porsche “simply wanted to assess the potential of the vehicle once more.” But this was very clearly a
straight up record attempt, a recognition of Lamborghini’s achievement and a vehement response to it. Broadly speaking, there are two schools of thought when it comes to the automotive industry’s time-honoured Nordschleife tit for tat. One is that it’s a complete irrelevance, due to the fact that a car designed to reign supreme in the Eifel mountains’ 12.8-mile torture chamber will be hatefully compromised in the real world. The other opines that this most demanding of test grounds will always divine the ultimate sports car, even if the end result is not what you’d choose to commute to work in. The variables make it difﬁcult to settle for either argument anyway. Different manufacturers select very different tyres for these runs. Porsche’s are always road legal, but they are nevertheless pretty niche options, the sort of thing that costs you a week’s wages per corner and might only last the morning on your local trackday. Then there’s the aero and suspension tweaks performed speciﬁcally for this circuit. Is that cheating? Probably. But no more so than the presence of a
specialised driver who ﬁnds ﬂat-out laps of the Nordschleife only marginally more alarming than climbing the stairs. The 911 GT2 RS MR has to be available to buy, and Porsche is keen to stress that the car that retook the Ring record is the same car you will get, albeit without the full racing bucket seat that was necessary for Kern’s safety. But in a bizarre twist, buyers must order the car through Manthey-Racing, at which point it seems rather less like a genuine series production car and more of an aftermarket unicorn. But this is the nature of the racing beast. The strictest letter of the law is always subverted for a racing advantage, deﬁnitions of this and that selectively reinterpreted. The reason neither Porsche themselves nor the broader motoring press took too much notice of this new, ofﬁcially witnessed and irrefutably spectacular lap record of the world’s most revered and intimidating racing circuit is probably because everyone, including the team itself, acknowledged that the pretext on which it was based was a bit thin. Which begs a bigger question:
why bother? As we transition towards our ICE-free future, the zeitgeist clearly points to a growing need to backpedal from these extremes of power and speed towards a more meaningful, sensory experience. Not for nothing has the recently launched Alpine A110 been so universally lauded. And its closest rival, the Cayman, remains championed as the best pound-for-pound sports car on the planet. Top speeds, fastest laps – they all play second ﬁddle to the joy of driving, which puts feel and interaction uppermost. As Porsche fans we can delight in seeing Zuffenhausen back on top, tossing the gauntlet back at Sant’Agata. But for how long does this slightly murky engineering/ marketing ritual remain of any interest to anyone? Perhaps the answer is to forego the conﬁnes laid out by that rather shaky deﬁnition of ‘road-going’ and follow the path of the 919 Evo. Who wouldn’t rather see what a stripped out, over-boosted GT2 RS on slick tyres and minimal fuel could do? Then Porsche et al could leave the hypercars behind the crash fences where they increasingly belong and concentrate on the simpler pleasures of the road. PP
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Vinyl artist Joel Clark is forging a unique path in automotive art that has the global Porsche community enthralled Words: Matt Master Photos: Mike Lambourne Photography
n a small studio in Princes Risborough the wind is rattling the corrugated tin roof as Joel Clark leafs through shredded sheets of colourful vinyl – a peculiar tangle of voids and sinews left behind by an unusual creative process. Joel is an artist who plies his unique trade in the automotive sector, creating two- and three-dimensional artworks in vivid hand-cut vinyl. In recent months his work has been creating something of a frenzy among US Porsche collectors, and looking at his latest piece, it’s easy to see why. A large section of a 917 is propped against the wall, unmistakable in the famous Salzburg livery that adorned Porsche’s ﬁrst outright Le Mans winner. It’s a peculiar thing to behold at ﬁrst. The physical shape is real, unnervingly so, and the colours are pop art bold. The livery is a perfect representation: the red and white paintwork and iconic number 23 on its large racing roundel, but then there is light and shadow at play, giving this substantial object an unlikely dynamism and lightness wherever you stand. Like so many among us, Joel’s passion for cars was sparked by his father, who owned an eclectic mix of post-war vehicles including a Mk1 Capri V6, an XJS and a Series 1 Land Rover. Having left school at 16, Joel applied for a placement via the Youth Training Scheme (remember that?) at nearby Silverstone. Here he began working for a team of sign writers, designing and creating decals for local race teams. “Every Monday after a weekend’s racing you’d get an order from whoever had crashed,” Joel recalls. “Thirty Dunlop stickers, 20 Shell stickers – and they all had to be cut by hand. So it was a good technique to learn. I only did it for a few months before going to art school, but it stayed with me.” After 20 years in the advertising industry, Joel took the plunge and set up on his own. Early 2-D work garnered universal praise, his modest stand at a local hillclimb event selling out in minutes. Joel’s work depicts a wide variety of cars from both the road and race track, icons of silver screen or Group B rally stage alongside a wealth of private commissions from owners keen to have their own pride and joy preserved for eternity. The peculiar challenge of Joel’s process is that rather than drawing the silhouette of a car, he must create the shapes that ultimately deﬁne those outlines. It’s almost like seeing in negative, he explains, visualising and interpreting shapes and blocks of light and shade, of colour or space. And everything is hand cut at Joel’s insistence, preserving his hard-won knife skills and adding an invaluable element of integrity to every ﬁnished piece. “Because it’s all solid colours,” Joel explains, “your immediate conclusion is that it’s done on a computer, so I make sure that you can see it’s hand-cut. I won’t even use a ruler. That’s the strongest principle – that it’s by hand. So you’ve got this completely contemporary ➝ 39 porscheclubgb.com
“Porsche owners are the most passionate. They’re the ones who want pictures of the cars” medium, but created with as old a technique and style as you can imagine. I enjoy the marriage between the two.” Joel began working in 3-D by applying designs to real car doors, and even now will source genuine Porsche doors from online auctions to fulﬁl commissions. But it was a chance encounter with an Australian who specialises in recreating the chassis and bodywork of the 917 that brought him to the point we’re witnessing today. The doors, and in this piece the accompanying panel sections, are created over moulds that have been built up from original factory plans. Each door is made from hand-laid ﬁbreglass, taking many hours and no shortage of skill in itself. The doors are then delivered to Joel, who undertakes the vinyl ﬁnish to order, with popular choices including the John Wyer Gulf colours, Pink Pig and inimitable Martini stripes. One door will take up to a week of solid work, creating templates from full-size drawings and gradually building up both the underlying livery and light effects through a painstaking freehand process. There is a distinct texture to the ﬁnish where layers overlap, a point of creative order Joel is keen to preserve. Studied up close it’s possible to see the extraordinary number of shapes, the metre upon metre of exhaustive knife work, that goes into one of these pieces. Stand back and it becomes a dazzling, organic whole again. Joel’s immediate future looks certain to be distinctly Porsche-shaped. “Porsche owners,” he observes, “are by far the most enthusiastic and passionate. And they are the people who want pictures of the cars.” His ambition is to ﬁnish an entire full-size car, something he estimates would take a minimum of six months. But with the 50th anniversary of the 917 around the corner, this could just be his moment… PP Visit joelclarkartist.carbonmade.com
THREE’S COMPANY RPM Technik’s reputation as a Porsche independent extraordinaire is born out of a meeting of minds Words: Julian Milnes Photos: RPM Technik
pend time with RPM Technik’s directors and you soon realise the three Porsche obsessives represent a triple whammy of experience and specialist savvy. It’s a combination that has created one of the UK’s leading independent names, with its own highly rated CSR range of cars, plus a coveted place in the Porsche Partner Network. In the beginning there was one. When your ﬁrst word was ‘car’ and family outings involved sitting in the back of a 924 or 911 mesmerised by dashboard dials and controls in your vision, your future is pretty much mapped out. Ollie
Preston began his career as a 16-year-old apprentice at Machtech (now JZM) and had almost a decade of Porsche know-how by the time he started RPM Technik in 2001 as a one-car lock-up operation. His plan was simple: to build customer loyalty via a meticulous approach to servicing. “To begin with I didn’t want to grow the business as big as it is,” he admits. “My approach was to ﬁnd the people and manage the numbers.” In 2006, Darren Anderson, a qualiﬁed mechanical engineer who had been a customer since 2004, left a career in property, oil and gas consultancy to join the company as commercial director and sharpen its business 42 porscheclubgb.com
and marketing focus, which included introducing car sales. Recruiting customers as directors turned out to be a winning formula. In 2008, Greig Daly’s modiﬁed 964 C2 led him to the ﬁrm and three years later, when RPM Technik was about to move to its current HQ in Long Marston, he brought years of sales experience with BMW, Audi and Porsche on board as its new sales director. Both Darren and Greig were impressed by Ollie’s vision for the business. Darren explains: “Some in the motor trade have a bad reputation, for good reason. Ollie had a different approach, which was refreshing. It wasn’t just about the short game, earning
the money. We have the same ethos – as long as you give the customer the best possible experience and have integrity, you’ll get further up the road.” Greig agrees: “If a customer comes in with a clean sheet and says, ‘I have this much to spend,’ we don’t have to give them advice with an ulterior motive. We can give them the best advice so they get the right car for them, which might be 12 months down the line.” But there’s plenty of room for healthy debate, as Ollie points out: “Although we’re very similar in what we want to do car-wise, we’re also very different in certain ways. We bounce off each other well.”
NO LIMITS The CSR approach is to take base models – 911s, Boxsters, 996s, 997s and Caymans – and elevate them to something new. Since the line began in 2012, there have been 30 CSRs with 13 built in the last 12 months. “Our buyers want to put their own stamp on the cars, anything from colour schemes to interiors,” says Darren. “The chance to build something to their spec is what is capturing their attention.”
That kind of collective creativity has enabled RPM Technik to head in new and interesting directions, such as bespoke projects. As the team says, the scale of the project is only limited by your imagination, and that’s something its customers have plenty of. Take the 964 restomod they created for one client, which has generated thousands of words in the motoring press. The ﬁnal product was a full shell-up custom rebuild with a 395bhp naturally aspirated air-cooled engine, carbon ﬁbre panels, ﬂy by wire throttle and adjustable throttle maps, all wrapped up in a mouthwatering pre-1973 Chartreuse Green package.➝
The complex project created a stunning car that boosted footfall to the business, but the driving force behind it was a simple one that every Porsche enthusiast understands. “Essentially, it was built with a single-minded ethos to create one man’s perfect 911,” says Darren. “On that basis alone, she’s a favourite.” With bespoke work growing signiﬁcantly over the last three years, Ollie has stepped back from his traditional role to lend his expertise, while a move to a new unit is allowing them to undertake four complete projects each year. Given the team’s willingness to push back the boundaries, the creation of its CSR range of cars was a logical step. Born out of customer requests for something more cutting-edge – while also scratching the itch of their own engineering curiosity – the results have been universally praised in the motoring press. “I have a quote from Ferry Porsche on my wall: ‘In the beginning I looked around and could not ﬁnd quite the car I dreamed of. So I decided to build it myself’, says Darren. “Porsches are fantastic cars, but we felt we’d like to see certain characteristics. So we thought, ‘Why don’t we do it?’” He sums up the CSR brand as driver-focused, bespoke-engineered Porsches for everyone. Rebuilding and engineering improvements are designed to deliver enhanced performance, driving experience and exhilaration, and while CSRs were originally developed for road and track use, feedback is that they’re primarily used on the road. Alongside those specialisms, car sales remains a key area, while servicing is the bedrock, and then there’s engine building. “We’ve always had a really good skill set in this area,” says Ollie. “Our senior technician Dave Lee has been building air-cooled engines for longer than some of our other technicians have been alive. He reverse engineered and rebuilt a Merlin 27-litre V12 from a Hurricane in his spare time – so a ﬂat-six is probably a bit easier in comparison!” This expertise and knowledge is shared with the 22-strong workforce, and technicians have gone on to work for the likes of the Williams F1 team and McLaren. With so much in their arsenal, it’s no surprise RPM Technik secured Porsche Partner Network status. An established parts customer of Porsche in Reading, the tough accreditation process involved a Porsche audit of the business, technical training and some signiﬁcant ﬁnancial investment. In return, it gains full factory support, plus access to factory equipment and factory training. “If there’s a problem, we can send logs of the cars and they can analyse it. Our computers download across to Porsche every night,” says Ollie. “Porsche gets to see what goes on outside in the specialist ﬁeld and it gives us the ability to maintain the latest cars, which are only going to get more technical. “We’ve found problems that Porsche haven’t and that’s great for them as they can record it for future reference. It’s a win-win situation.” A phrase that also neatly describes the trio’s meeting of minds. PP 44 porscheclubgb.com
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Regions Regional Director’s report The change of format for the November Oﬃcials’ Conference was primarily intended as a time-saving exercise for Regional Organisers and Register Secretaries by providing two more accessible locations and taking only one day out of your weekend. The smaller groups at Leeds and Reading seemed to encourage a greater interaction, more of a discussion than a formal presentation and, hopefully, the opportunity to have your say. There were a few areas where we can make improvements, so any further feedback will be appreciated and will hopefully assist us in doing our best for the Club. It was good to meet a few of the R7 (Yorkshire) committee who are working with Mark and Carol Jessop to reduce their commitment after many
years as ROs. We hope this will enthuse members of other Regions to be more involved ensuring continuity into the future. Conversations at Reading conﬁrmed the ongoing commitment and dedication and I would like to thank you all for your tremendous work in running the 32 Regions. My ﬁrst full year as Regional Director has been a busy but rewarding experience with visits to 14 Regions, either to monthly meetings, events or on Weekends of the Year. These get-togethers have been a real pleasure and I would like to thank you for the warm welcome I have received around the country. I hope to visit many more of the Regions in 2019, as well as the majority of National events as I have done in 2018.
Rounding oﬀ the year nicely, and putting us well into the festive spirit, A Porsche Christmas at Bicester was another successful event, so many thanks to the Cornbury House staﬀ for this festive gathering, and for the whole array of other happenings in 2018. Thank you also to the oﬃcials who assist at most of these events, along with the numerous volunteers, and, of course, the members who form the basis of this amazing Club. I’d like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Phil Graham Regional Director 07941 109638 email@example.com
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Regional Organiser Donald Hossack 07968 724441 – firstname.lastname@example.org Merry Christmas and best wishes for a peaceful festive season. Hopefully you will get the chance to take some time oﬀ, put your feet up and enjoy the festivities as you spend time with family and friends. After many years as RO and Assistant RO, Scott has decided to step down. Huge thanks go to Scott for his commitment to the Club and Region. We wish him well for the future with the hope he will join us at events and continue to enjoy his cars. A meeting with the newly formed team of six Regional members who have volunteered to help organise events has been held, and the 2019 calendar is taking shape. Hopefully I will get this circulated in the New Year.
R1 Scotland South p46 R2 Scotland North p48 R3 North East p50 R4 Lincolnshire & Humberside p53 R5 North West p55 R6 North Wales p55 R7 Yorkshire p56 R8 East Midlands p58 R9 West Midlands p60 R10 Milton Keynes & Northamptonshire p62
R11 Essex p64 R12 Norfolk & Suﬀolk p66 R13 Herefordshire, Worcestershire & Shropshire p66 R14 South Wales p66 R15 South West p68 R16 Gloucestershire p70 R17 Southern p70 R18 Lancashire p73 R19 Thames Valley p74 R20 London p74 R21 Chiltern p75
R22 Cumbria & SW Scotland p77 R23 Sussex p77 R24 Cambridgeshire & Bedfordshire p78 R25 Kent p81 R26 Dorset p81 R27 Ireland p83 R28G Guernsey p84 R28J Jersey p84 R29 Surrey p84 R30 Isle of Man p86 R31 Cotswold p88
CLUB DIRECTORS Chairman Ian Yeoman email@example.com
Facilities Peter Thomas firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice Chairman, Communications & Strategy Nick Pike email@example.com
Finance Director Andrew Rowley ﬁnance@porscheclubgb.com
IT Services and Systems Mark Hamilton ITdirector@porscheclubgb.com
Registers Albert Walsh firstname.lastname@example.org
Regional Phil Graham email@example.com
Company Secretary Sue Taberner firstname.lastname@example.org
Our trip to Edinburgh Harley-Davidson proved popular
history, its club and the new premises the businesshad recently moved into - much-improved and larger than the previous one, with state-of-the-art facilities and ample parking. We split into two groups, with Kirk taking one and Gary the other, for a factual tour of the facilities, current stock and workshop area. The motorcycles are stunning and in a league of their own. It wasn’t long before one or two members were sitting astride a machine. It wouldn’t be the same visiting a Harley-Davidson dealership without some of the bikes being started and revved. I always knew these bikes were loud but inside the building you couldn’t hear yourself think. Kirk commented that it was surprising just how many PCGB members in attendance actually owned motorcycles and particularly Harley-Davidsons. Thanks for coming along and a big thanks to Kirk and his team for looking after us. Hopefully we can visit Harley-Davidson again next year.
Clockwise from top left: car clinic at PC Glasgow; half of the group enjoy the input from Kirk at Harley-Davidson; stock ready to go at Harley-Davidson
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RECENT EVENTS 3 November PC Glasgow car clinic and Regional (business) meeting Around 30 attended the very ﬁrst business type meeting the Region has held. Half of those took the opportunity to have their Porsches looked over by a technician at the car clinic. With cars on ramps, owners had a rare chance to get up close underneath their model, to be shown and talked through a thorough examination by trained staﬀ, and to receive a written report for the owner to take away. Some had better news than others. Although my 88,000-mile 996 Turbo received a few ‘recommendations’, overall I was pleased with my report. Lasting just over an hour, the meeting was very productive with a lot of ground covered. Minutes have been circulated. Following the meeting soup and sandwiches were served. Many thanks to Iain Esdale and his team at PC Glasgow for
hosting the event and looking after us. Thanks also to those that attended and for the input at the meeting. 8 November Curry night Not having had a curry night for a while, I booked the Bay Leaf Indian restaurant in Pumpherston, Livingston, for the Thursday night. A good number attended and the food just kept coming. A great evening of banter and laughs was had and everyone left bursting at the seams. Many thanks to those who joined us. 22 November Harley-Davidson visit John Dymond initially made contact with Kirk Hale, Dealer Principal at Edinburgh Harley-Davidson, and an invitation to visit was extended to the Region. We met at their new dealership at Bankhead in Edinburgh and, despite the cold and wet evening, 27 attended. After a lovely spread of sandwiches and refreshments, Kirk gave us an introduction to Harley-Davidson, some of its
2 JANUARY New Year breakfast 8 JANUARY West Coast Club night Westerwood Hotel, 1 St Andrews Drive, Glasgow G68 0EW. 7.30pm. **Date change for January only** 8 JANUARY East Coast Club night Charwood, 47 Buckstone Terrace, Edinburgh EH10 6QJ. 7.30pm. **Date change for January only** 13 JANUARY New Year run and lunch FEBRUARY 992 launch evenings - PC Glasgow, PC Edinburgh, PC Perth **TBC** 5 FEBRUARY Club night 2 MARCH Regional meeting 5 MARCH Club night 17 MARCH Breakfast run 21 MARCH Chinese meal
Scotland North Joint Regional Organisers Caitlin Adams and George Mayson 07877017583 and 07756414610 email@example.com Assistant Regional Organiser Gillian Gardiner 01382 778923 With the New Year soon upon us, we are cherishing our memories of 2018 and looking to the future
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a night of good food and great company. There is ample parking at the restaurant and across the road too, but don’t feel you are obliged to bring the Porsche (we know what the weather can be like in January). Email us to book your place. Full details available on the website. 3 February Breakfast Club Continuing with the successful Breakfast Club events, we are heading back to Deeside Activity Park for our ﬁrst meet of the year. Join us from 9.30am for a hearty breakfast. Email us to book your place. 9 February Scalextric tournament We are delighted to invite members to PC Aberdeen for a charity Scalextric tournament. Ray has kindly oﬀered us the use of the workshop to set up our tracks and we will have a bake sale too, all to raise money for charity. We will have several tracks to test your racing abilities. Come along to see if you are the next Derek Bell. Do well here and the Carrera Cup beckons…! If you’d like to donate some baking or would like to be a marshal for the event email us. More details are available on the website.
Photos by: Hamish Annand; Caitlin Adams; George Mayson
Clockwise from top left: a full car park; autumnal roads; Glen Esk stag watching over Porsches
All the best… George, Caitlin and Gill DIARY DATES
with R2, as well as our personal journey as ROs. As we step into 2019, we would like to thank R2 members for their continued support of the Club, which has made being ROs an absolute blast so far. We could not run so many events without your attendance and venue suggestions, for which we are most grateful. We hope you all will continue to share your ideas with us and help to make R2 even better for this coming season. Some new and exciting events are in store, including social nights, charity games and group adventures. But don’t worry, we still plan to make sure there are plenty of amazing drives planned to get your Porsche ﬁred up – after all, we are a car club! Please remember, there is no Lairhillock meeting in January to allow everyone to spend New Year with family. We hope this year will bring you lots of happy memories, and that we see you soon. RECENT EVENTS Trio of curry nights – Dundee The second instalment of our curry nights took us to Taza in Dundee. Nine members made a valiant eﬀort to clear out the buﬀet. It was a great way to socialise without the cars on a sodden night reiterating the fact that the PCGB members are like a family. We thoroughly enjoyed catching up with friends and getting likeminded people together. We hope our ﬁnal curry night, in Aberdeen in January, will have the same success. 18 November Sunday run Members met in Stonehaven for the last Sunday run of 2018 and ventured south along the coastal route to Hill of Garvock before heading inland to Glen Esk. We followed the winding road to Glen Esk Folk Museum (despite the best eﬀorts of a local Hilux to run us oﬀ it!)
where we were met by Virginia, the enthusiastic manager, and invited for tea and biscuits. We had a delightful tour of the Retreat’s museum and learnt much about the history of the Glen. We used the sunshine and still weather to capture some photos before heading back down the Glen to Edzell for a lovely lunch put on by the Panmure Arms. Thanks to everyone who came along, we hope you are all looking forward to the runs in 2019! Glamis Christmas lunch As we write this, we are getting ready for the third annual Christmas lunch in Glamis. Following some last-minute adjustments, our group met for coﬀee and a photo opportunity at Glamis Castle before heading to the Strathmore Vintage Vehicle Club to see their ever-evolving collection. FORTHCOMING EVENTS 6 January A run and a walk We would like to invite members to join us on our traditional New Year walk. Packing our walking boots and a thermos of soup, we are heading to Muir of Dinnet and the Burn O’Vat Visitor Centre. Choose one of the many trails through the woodlands or round the loch to witness the winter birds and even some otters, if you’re lucky. This is a great chance to reﬂect on the past year and look to the future. So, kick-start your New Year resolutions and get active with R2. Email us to let us know you’re coming. Full details available on the website. 19 January Trio of curry nights - Aberdeenshire The ﬁnal instalment of our curry nights takes us to Echt Tandoori. We plan to be seated for 7pm to enjoy 50 porscheclubgb.com
6 JANUARY Sunday run See website for details. 17 JANUARY Club night - Milton Inn, Moniﬁeth, 8pm 19 JANUARY Trio of curry nights - Aberdeen, 7pm See website for details. 3 FEBRUARY Breakfast Club - Deeside Activity Park, 9.30am 7 FEBRUARY Club night - Lairhillock, 8pm 9 FEBRUARY Scalextric tournament PC Aberdeen See website for details. 21 FEBRUARY Club night - Milton Inn, Moniﬁeth, 8pm
North East Regional Organiser Greg Harm 07932 746152 – firstname.lastname@example.org Club news At November’s Oﬃcials’ Conference, Regional Organisers and Register Secretaries were asked to start to reduce our word count to relieve the amount of space we take up in the Regions and Registers columns of PP. The reason behind this is three-fold: ﬁrstly, to reduce the length of time oﬃcials have to dedicate each month to putting together your monthly report; secondly, to improve the quality of the magazine content; and thirdly, to aﬀord more space to those Regions and Registers who have items they feel worthy of ﬁlling a full-page feature. Please don’t be too dismayed or prejudge when your usual R3 column content appears to be somewhat diminished from what you have come to expect from us. We will, of course, still endeavour to keep you updated as much as possible through the many other channels available to us, such as your monthly email newsletter, our own Regional page on the Club website, the Forum and our R3 Facebook page.
Clockwise from top left: Adam getting the most of his free inspection at PC Teesside; a Porsche technician explains that David has plenty of wear left on his tyres; an excited Harvey on his first R3 day out; lunch stop in Kielder Village; parked up at Carter Bar; the oldest Porsche on our run to the Borders
and input we continue to receive from R3 members some events or experiences could quickly become stale. Run to the Borders Last month Andy and Angela Reid stepped up to encourage and motivate some of us to get out on possibly one of the few remaining dry weekends of 2018. We had a great mix of over 20 Porsches meet at Hexham Services for another great run to the Borders. We were all determined to get out and enjoy driving some of the superb roads we’re so lucky enough to have in the North East; certainly not bad numbers for an impromptu drive in November. Although everyone really enjoyed the relaxed, fun-ﬁlled, spirited run, no one enjoyed the day more than Alex’s young son Harvey on his very ﬁrst R3 run in his dad’s stunning, recently purchased 997 C2S. There were tears when it was time to go home (from Harvey, not Alex!). In my opinion there isn’t a better way to spend a Sunday than driving your Porsche and enjoying the fantastic R3 craic and banter between friends during our Sunday lunch and coﬀee stop. PC Teesside open morning PC Teesside welcomed us for another workshop open morning. Apologies that I couldn’t make it. It was another busy morning with 12 cars on the ramps for free inspections with the technicians. Many members turned up just to enjoy the coﬀee and banter. The following weekend we attended the Classic Motor Show at the NEC. It amazes me just how many R3 members we bump into there, considering that it’s not exactly local. Hopefully we’ll see you at an R3 event at some point in 2019. Greg Harm
Lincolnshire & Humberside Regional Organiser Rod Stormes 07887 690716 – email@example.com Assistant Regional Organisers Richard Watkinson 01472 562993 Gavin Marshall 01472 826334 It is hard to believe as I write this that you will be reading it at or around Christmas – I hope it does not put you oﬀ your Christmas turkey! Our 2019 events calendar should now be on our web page, so please do go and see what events we have planned. RECENT EVENTS
By the time you are ripping the wrapper oﬀ your latest edition of PP and settling down to relax and enjoy your favourite section of your Club magazine, there will be no getting away from it - the festive season will be in full swing. Deb and I would like to take this opportunity to wish all PCGB members, staﬀ and Directors the very best for 2019. I know most of you are already chomping at the bit and looking forward to the start of the new season as much as
we are, despite 2018 never really seeming to come to a deﬁned end with so much going on in this 70th Anniversary year. If any R3 members have any great ideas for future events, experiences or Club nights, please don’t hesitate to let us know - we will do our very best to accommodate them in the 2019 calendar. Deb and I are both very much looking forward to our fourth season as ROs and recognise that without the great help, support 53 porscheclubgb.com
October drive We have started doing drives in R4. October’s started from The Willows Garden Centre near Caenby Corner where they kindly provided coﬀee for intrepid drivers. The weather was good and a nice drive was had as we headed down to Dunholme before driving on to Bardney, Metheringham, into Woodhall Spa and ﬁnally The Wolds Garden Centre just outside Horncastle for lunch. All seemed to go smoothly, even though initially I had a ﬁght with the satnav, which wanted us to go back to The Willows for another coﬀee! Everyone enjoyed the drive along some roads we do
not usually use plus the chance to see bits of Lincolnshire we would not ordinarily visit. Do look for our drives in 2019. November talk Cliﬀ Doe kindly volunteered to give a talk about his rallying career. We hired a hall in Ingham for the event. Cliﬀ started rallying when in the RAF and it was fascinating to hear about the diﬀerent rallies he had taken part in, about the cars, including the Riley 1.5 he used for a lot of them, and its development. Cliﬀ also described the art of navigating, working out the route and ensuring the required average speed was maintained. Having done some basic regularity rallies myself, maintaining an average speed of 25mph sounds easy and slow – trust me it is neither! Cliﬀ’s son works for one of the major motorsport development companies, so we also heard about some of the modern rally machinery and were treated to some photos of them. Interestingly, Cliﬀ had also brought along route books and other memorabilia from the various rallies. It was an excellent talk, well attended by an appreciative audience and was great to meet some new members – I hope to see you at our future events. After the talk we then walked across to the Inn on the Green for an excellent roast lunch. A big thank you to Cliﬀ for giving the talk. Brad Buchanan It is with deep regret I have to inform members that Brad Buchanan has lost his ﬁght with Motor Neurone Disease. Writing this column can be hard putting words to paper, and this month has been especially so as I try to ﬁnd suitable words to pay tribute to Brad. Brad had been a long-standing member of PCGB, and had been part of the committee that ran R4 some time ago. He was also a long-time owner of a superb immaculate white 3.2 Carrera that, to my eyes, was Concours standard. I always found Brad to be quiet, attentive and courteous, a true gentleman and, in the words of a member, always very humble. He was also very generous in his support for the Region’s charities. Brad was very active in amateur dramatics, taking part in a number of productions, and was one of the producers of the critically acclaimed and sold out 2015 production of Jesus Christ Superstar at Lincoln cathedral. Our thoughts are with Brad’s daughters and his partner at this time.
R5 evening at PC Wilmslow
Down in the workshop a sports exhaust was being retroﬁtted to member Anthony Popadic’s 991 Carrera. Although the job was not quite ﬁnished, he was able to hear the diﬀerence before the evening was over. Veteran racing driver Mike Wilds gave a short talk on his career, which took him through F1, Indy 5000, Le Mans and many more international and national race series. Still racing at 73, and a Porsche enthusiast through and through, Mike is a PCGB member and long-term owner of a 911 3.2 Club Sport. There were some tasty prizes to be won, with lucky members from various Regions winning Porsche goodies, a luxury hair-care selection bag donated by Anthony Popadic, a signed print of some of Mike Wilds’ drives, and the usual Porsche Experience at Silverstone. It was, as always, a great evening, so many thanks to Dealer Principal Jason Shenton and his staﬀ for hosting the event. Season’s greetings On behalf of the Regional committee I would like to wish all R5 members a very happy Christmas, and hope that 2019 will allow you to enjoy your Porsche to the full. FORTHCOMING EVENTS
DIARY DATES JANUARY Bowling FEBRUARY Valentines lunch 23 MARCH Chocolate making
North West Regional Organiser Allan Crosby 01744 894500 – firstname.lastname@example.org RECENT EVENTS 14 November Club night at PC Wilmslow November’s meeting was the biggest R5 gathering ever at PC Wilmslow. A total of 240 guests enjoyed a light-hearted, fun evening, with tasty pies from the Great North Pie Company providing a welcoming treat.
19 January New Year dinner at The Deanwater Hotel As in previous years, the R5 annual New Year dinner will be held on a Saturday (replacing January’s Wednesday Club night). If you have not already booked, contact Michael Williams without delay on email@example.com 13 February Visit to Tesla Cars in Stockport This meeting, starting at 7pm, replaces the usual Club night at The Deanwater Hotel. To register your interest, contact Allan Crosby by email on firstname.lastname@example.org 22-24 February Portmeirion R5’s visit to Portmeirion in 2019 will comprise of dinner, bed and breakfast for a two-day stay. Guests will arrive during Friday and leave on the Sunday morning, with the two evening meals served in the hotel dining room. **Event now fully booked** Chris Clark 55 porscheclubgb.com
DIARY DATES 10-13 JANUARY Autosport International - the NEC Trade days Thursday and Friday, public days Saturday and Sunday. 19 JANUARY New Year dinner - The Deanwater 13 FEBRUARY Visit to Tesla Cars - Stockport 22-24 FEBRUARY Portmeirion **Fully booked** 22-24 FEBRUARY Race Retro - Stoneleigh Park 8 MARCH RS trackday - Oulton Park
North Wales Regional Organiser Sue Taylor 01928 735357 (01766 890844 weekends) email@example.com RECENT EVENTS Anglesey drive Justin and Dylan very kindly organised this drive. Justin reports: The weather was kind to us as we left the National Trust’s Plas Newydd House and Gardens close to Anglesey’s Britannia Bridge. We had a great turnout of a wide variety of 14 Porsches and one VW! Sue’s 993 is undergoing some engine work, so she joined us in her ‘daily’ Golf. We were very happy to see her, but did make her go at the back of the pack! After zeroing trip counters at the estate gate, we set oﬀ at a brisk pace, pulling out magnifying glasses and following Dylan’s printed directions. Directions and map were crammed onto a single side of paper. There was some debate as to whether Dylan was being environmentally savvy or just tight. The majority voted for the latter. The 60-mile route crisscrossed the island and passed through a few quiet Anglesey villages - kids seemed pleased to see and hear the sound of so much German metalwork. Maybe we inspired some future owners? A mixture of long open straights and tight, twisty sections kept us on our toes on the slippery autumn tarmac. It was my pleasure to follow a well-driven 944. At 35 years of age, its handling and brakes are no longer state-of-the-art but, being a
Anglesey line-up – spot the Golf far right
Yorkshire Regional Organisers Mark and Carol Jessop 07981 412895 – firstname.lastname@example.org Carol, the ‘Yorkshire CoG’ and I would like to start by wishing all Yorkshire members a very merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. We hope you have enjoyed 2018 as much we have. It has been another incredible year of Porsche ownership where we have welcomed lots of new friends to the Club. As we move into 2019 and a new era for our Region, we hope that you have an opportunity to enjoy all the great events that the year will have to oﬀer. Club nights Our Club nights are held on the ﬁrst Wednesday of the month at The Woodlands Hotel, Leeds, which can be found just up the A62 from PC Leeds and just oﬀ J27 of the M62, post code LS27 7LY. We aim to kick the night oﬀ around 8pm.
Porsche, it was still easily capable of cracking along at a good pace and looked like a huge amount of fun to drive. After taking in the stunning coastline and wild seas near Anglesey Circuit, we turned back east towards the distant Snowdonia Mountains. The timing was perfect as we dropped down onto Beaumaris for our lunch booking at the Bull’s Head. Nicely cooked roasts all round and a refreshing glass or two for those not driving. Everyone seemed to have a great time in the cosy bar and comfortable dining room. Thank you (as ever) to Sue for organising our lunch booking and pre-orders (quite a task for 32 people!), and to Dylan for using his native rally boy experience to come up with an interesting, scenic and almost entirely traﬃc-free route. During lunch, Dylan mentioned a new control he has to alert him to excessive revs. A warning comes over from the passenger side, which starts with a rude word and ends in moron. Useful bit of kit! Thank you both for all your help. Route planning is not one of my skills so all the support I get is much appreciated. Quiz night at Northop Hall November saw us at Northop Hall Hotel, our home for our monthly meetings. Not the best-attended evening we’ve had, but the group was small and
perfectly formed. Following a bite to eat we split into teams to complete the quiz. Some of the questions and answers were a bit suspect but we had to go with the ‘computer said’ approach. Not sure how the answer to ‘How many people in a hockey team?’ was 16, so we over-ruled that one. After allocating bonus points for a variety of part answers, the result was too close to call. We declared David the winner as he came in with a solo attempt - if we divided the team scores by the number of people in the team each individual would have scored lower than David. There was some twisted logic in the approach. In complete contrast to the current health focus on reducing sugar intake, we all tucked into handfuls of ‘Heroes’ chocolates before heading oﬀ home. DIARY DATES 12 JANUARY New Year get-together Quay Hotel and Spa, Deganwy 16 JANUARY Monthly meeting - Northop Hall Hotel 20 FEBRUARY Monthly meeting Northop Hall Hotel 24 FEBRUARY Jodrell Bank visit and lunch 17 MARCH Breakfast run to Rhug 20 MARCH Monthly meeting - Northop Hall Hotel
The ‘Yorkshire CoG’ - Running your Region We are very pleased to announce that the ‘Yorkshire CoG’ is now formed and has held its ﬁrst meeting. Therefore, I would like to introduce Peter Brook, Chris Chappell, John Elliot, Roger Goode, Matt Helks, Graham Lovis, Jane Rigby, Mike Roberts, Peter Rolt, Chris and Delia Smith, John and Barbara Tempest, and Dean Wilkinson who will be looking after our Region. Carol and I will serve on the ‘Yorkshire CoG’ for at least the ﬁrst year so that we can ease the team into the role. We will be sorting out a group photo so that you can recognise each member. Over the coming weeks you will start to see changes as the ‘Yorkshire CoG’ starts to take on the various administrative roles and responds to your emails. Please welcome the new team, give them your support and understand that, as we move into a new way of working, there may be the odd bump in the road. As a team we have started working on 2019’s event calendar and it is starting to look good - plenty to keep you and your Porsches busy. RECENT EVENTS Trackdays Graham Lovis reports: Several R7 members made the trip across the Pennines to Cheshire for the penultimate PCGB trackday of the year at Oulton Park. We enjoyed a chilly
East Midlands Regional Organiser Tom Fisher 07768 317346 – email@example.com RECENT EVENTS Club night at The Coopers Arms We welcomed Duncan and Cecily Cowans, Richard Breeze and Dave and Jill White for their ﬁrst visit. Great to see you all please join us again.
but dry day at what is perhaps the nicest circuit in the UK. Being hilly and bumpy it provides an interesting challenge, and is particularly pretty at this time of year. It is also a circuit where brute power is not all, and where those of us with only 300hp can still tangle with the GT cars - in my case, however, pushing hard enough to boil the brake ﬂuid resulted in a slightly early end to the fun. I’m aware that a number of R7 members attend trackdays, but we do not know who they are - it would be good to explore how we might get to know each other, and maybe share experience and expertise. We will be creating an email group for trackday enthusiasts. If this would be of interest to you please get in touch through the usual firstname.lastname@example.org email address.” Sunday breakfast November’s Sunday breakfast was held at the Cleckheaton Golf Club where 20 members enjoyed a hearty breakfast and great company. After a couple of weeks of cold weather, which saw the gritters out and about, the Sunday was dry and grit free and a good opportunity for hibernated cars to be out again for the day. Thank you Chris for putting these breakfast meets together, they look like they are going to be a real success. Check out the Forum for dates in 2019.
FORTHCOMING EVENTS 26 January New Year dinner at The Grange Hotel, York We have space for up to 50 members to join us for dinner and great company. The cost of the evening is £35pp plus drinks. The evening will start from 7pm in the hotel bar with dinner served at 8pm, black tie optional. We will need a deposit and menu choices ahead of time, but have all the details available closer to the time. May 2020 Monaco Historic Grand Prix John Tempest is putting together a 10-day trip to the Monaco Historic with Scenic Car Tours. If you are interested then please get in touch and we can forward on all the relevant details.
NEC Classic Motor Show Another superb event, it just gets bigger and bigger. I enjoyed a day as a punter rather than displaying a car - a lot less tiring. I really appreciated our Club’s refreshment facilities, having a good rest on the new and improved furniture with a warm welcome from our Laura and the organising team. I usually discuss my favourite car of the show but nothing jumped out at me this year. The huge amount of Porsches taking up a good proportion of Hall One was mind-boggling. The Liquid Metal rebuilt cars celebrating the Spyder anniversary looked fabulous and were mostly sold on the Friday, which speaks for the quality of the reworking and popularity of all the various Porsche models. The start line exhibit of the race Boxsters in various liveries reminded me of a collection of Dinky Toys but full size, very impressive considering many had suﬀered from race damage during the season. Many of these cars are now with new owners. FORTHCOMING EVENTS Club nights Thanks go to the lovely Laura for organising our annual quiz on 4 February. I have invited Mike and James from Zentrum, our local Porsche Specialist, to the 4 March Club night for a Q&A evening. I am not
DIARY DATES The full selection of events is available on the website and Forum. 2 JANUARY Club night The ﬁrst of 2019 and a chance to stretch your legs after all the festivities. 26 JANUARY New Year dinner The Grange Hotel, York Dinky race Boxsters
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From top: a little of the Club stand; Liquid Metal transaxles at the NEC
West Midlands Regional Organisers Kim Sutch 07855 269113 – email@example.com David Jones 01455 220081 – 07836 374295 firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Regional Organiser Tom Downes 07972 303286 - email@example.com Round-up of the year With the end of 2018 fast approaching, I’d like to write a few words about our year. It was Porsche’s 70th Anniversary year and there was a lot going on up and down the country - not only with Club events but also at some Porsche Centres. Dave and myself were tasked with asking R9 members to attend a day starting at PC Sutton Coldﬁeld and, after a drive in convoy, get 70 cars to Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire. We managed it and the day went very well. On the same weekend, the
exactly sure how this will work but, if you have any Porsche-related problems requiring advice, please come along and have a one-to-one 10-minute consultation with the experts in private (without obligation). Ramblings With 54,000 miles on the clock, my Boxster has had a new IMS bearing, clutch, oil seal and the various bits needed during the process. On these earlier models you either have them done when it is clutch replacement time or chance it that the naughty shaft bearing will survive. The car is due for some long events next year and needs to be reliable.
This winter, my garage work is to ﬁnish oﬀ the rebuild of my TR4, now on its new chassis (damaged in 1969!), together with shiny new suspension, gearbox and brakes. So, it’s panels oﬀ (nuts and bolts), strip paint, ﬁx dents and prepare for a fresh paint job. DIARY DATES 7 JANUARY Club night - The Coopers Arms 4 FEBRUARY Club night - The Coopers Arms Annual quiz. 4 MARCH Club night Car clinic - bring your car questions. Some of the events enjoyed by R9 in 2018
Some of the events enjoyed by R9 in 2018
Milton Keynes & Northamptonshire Regional Organiser Paul Ebbs 01234 363358 (7pm–9pm) 07769 805594 (daytime) – firstname.lastname@example.org RECENT EVENTS NEC Classic Motor Show Many of us travelled to the NEC in November to witness the great display on the Club stand and the marvellous array on the Porsche Classic stand as well - completely renovated 924, 944, 968, 911SC, 996 etc. all in special shining grey ‘limited edition’ metallic. Many had already been sold for strong money before the show took place! A good day for all who made the eﬀort to go. POTM - Betsey Wynne, Swanbourne Our regular POTM came with a twist in November. It included a challenging treasure hunt before a well-earned Sunday roast at the delightful Betsey Wynne pub and restaurant at Swanbourne - a perfect distraction for a gloomy late autumn day as cars set oﬀ mid-morning at short intervals from Potterspury’s Super Sausage Cafe. Residents of the charming Buckinghamshire villages en route may have been wondering about the steady ﬂow of clipboard-bearing folk abandoning their Porsches to study church noticeboards, village green plaques, house names and signposts in search of answers to a long list of clues. Appreciative of the hours of dedicated research and cryptic expertise by Mark Grimwood, all participants embraced the challenge with gusto. However, the biting wind and the lunch venue deadline meant that many of us reluctantly didn’t complete all eight destinations. We’ll know next time to use more strategy and avoid forfeiting points after spending too long at any one village! A big thank you to Mark for a very memorable and entertaining day out.
day after, some of us attended the VW Show and Hot Rod Festival in Shrewsbury. The event was new to us but was another good one and we won a prize for our display. Porsches on the Prom weekend is another great event that R9 enjoys. We spent the weekend in and around Llandudno, either attending the Saturday trackday or going on one of Dave Hartley’s drives along the brilliant north Wales roads. Porsches on the Prom, the main event, didn’t disappoint with over 700 cars in attendance. Cars in the Park, organised by Paul Keeling, was another good event, as was our own show and shine event at Pailton. Both events saw some great cars in a relaxed atmosphere. I’d like to mention and thank those who have gone that extra mile in helping, not only at our events, but also at organising great days for our ever-growing members of R9. This includes Baz Barnett and David Hartley. Without these two our job would be quite hard and it’s good to know how happy they are to help out. This year saw us asking Tom Downes if he would like to become our Assistant RO as he had been doing more with us, including the Facebook page and organising driving weekends. His weekend in the Peak District was excellent with some fabulous roads and scenery.
Dave took on the task of organising our WOTY. Helped by his best mate Julian, he did a great job with some lovely drives out in the Black Mountains of Wales and great evenings of entertainment at Llandrindod Wells. All this, and some good days out driving, have made 2018 very enjoyable. Personally, I’ve really enjoyed being part of a great bunch of members and friends. Dave, Tom and myself would like to thank everyone who has supported us this year especially at our ever-growing Club nights at The Bear. We are looking forward to more of the same in 2019. We are now working together looking at dates for events, so keep an eye on forthcoming events on our web page. If you want to organise anything please get in touch with your ideas. Kim We hope you have had a great year and we wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Dave and Kim JROs 62 porscheclubgb.com
Officials’ Conference - Reading I recently attended the late year conference and the outlook for the Club remains extremely positive, with it in a strong position to give members even more value this coming year. You can expect more of the quality events, which we are renowned for, including the most popular usual National shows and a new Club presence at more events as well. FORTHCOMING EVENTS The New Year is coming very soon - so lots of exciting PCGB and other events to look forward to. The Region’s calendar is still fairly ﬂuid, which still gives members the opportunity to suggest and maybe arrange something new for our enjoyment. The most important thing to remember is to consult the R10 section of the Forum for any heads-up on what’s happening. An email update will be sent out to you all when more information is available. The monthly meetings (all Saturdays) are on the website or Forum - please put these dates in your diary for 2019: 12 January, 9 February, 9 March, 13 April, 11 May, 8 June, 13 July, 10 August, 14 September, 12 October, 9 November, 14 December. Come along to our next meeting and enjoy being involved in the Region’s activities - we look forward to seeing you!
More entrants in the inaugural R10 Rally
Essex Regional Organiser Martyn Molyneaux 01245 222937 (7pm-9pm) – email@example.com Assistant Regional Organiser Greg Thompson 01376 573445 – firstname.lastname@example.org RECENT EVENTS November Club night Our November Club night was a social evening with a good turnout of 60 members, including several members attending for the ﬁrst time. Judging by the conversational noise level, members found many diﬀerent topics to talk about and it was good to see people circulating and making new members feel welcome. A piece of news that I am sure will be of interest to many members is that Richard Eniﬀer, who has been Sales Manager at PC Colchester for the past 11 years, is leaving to become Dealer Principal at Aston Martin in Cambridge from January. This is a well-deserved promotion for Richard and, on behalf of PCGB’s membership, we thank Richard for the assistance that he has given to us over his years as Sales Manager, although we are sad to see him move from the marque. At the time of writing, we do not know his successor, but Richard will be a diﬃcult act to follow and we wish him every success in his new position. Club Oicials’ Conference I attended the Club Oﬃcials’ Conference in Reading at the end of November. This year, as an experiment, the conference was split between north and south, with the north meeting being held the previous weekend. This resulted in a smaller number of oﬃcials at each conference, which led to a much more interactive meeting than hitherto. We learned that the Club now has over 22,000 members, with an 86 per cent retention rate. It is projected that in 2019 the membership will grow to 23,500 and, in 2020 it will reach 25,000 members. Three Directors are retiring in 2019 and, from a list of 20 candidates, three will be co-opted so that they have an opportunity of learning the Directors’ responsibilities before being put up for election at the next AGM in April. We congratulated Phil and Pearl Sharland on being awarded Honorary Membership for running the Kent Region. A fuller report on the conference can be found on PCGB’s website under ‘Essex Region’.
1 January Stony Stratford Classic Those of you who have possibly not over-indulged the night before may be pleased to attend what has become a regular event for many in R10. The Stony Stratford Classic is a great show, which you can be part of. Start the year as you intend to go on enjoying your Porsche and other ﬁne cars. See vintagestony.co.uk for further information. You can just turn up on the day, but I suggest you make it early to avoid disappointment. Other events Bicester Heritage will host another Scramble on 6 January and the NEC Autosport International is another regular early year event worth going to. However, make sure you don’t forget our monthly meeting on 12 January that same weekend.
Please see the Club R10 Forum or website for more information or contact me and I’ll do my best to help. In last month’s PP we included some pictures from our inaugural R10 Rally. This month I have included some more of our Porsches captured so well by photography - so you can see more of your cars in print… enjoy! See you all soon - enjoy your Porsche! Paul DIARY DATES 1 JANUARY Stony Stratford Classic 6 JANUARY Bicester ‘Scramble’ 12 JANUARY R10 monthly meeting 12-13 JANUARY Autosport International – NEC 64 porscheclubgb.com
Happy motoring... Martyn DIARY DATES 8 JANUARY Club night Discussing the events planned for 2019. Member suggestions for events and speakers are welcome. 12 FEBRUARY Emma Airey from Hiscox A presentation on agreed value versus market value, multi-vehicle policies, and everyday car insurance. 14-17 FEBRUARY London Classic Car Show 13 MARCH Chris Taylor from Ford Motor Company A talk on vehicle safety devices.
7 APRIL 993 Technical Seminar 9 APRIL Mick Cumming A talk about road traﬃc collisions and ﬁrst aid. 28 APRIL Drive It Day - Wings and Big Wheels Rally
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sapping deposits that accumulate in your engine, but BG Products fuel system cleansers and oil conditioners will help to keep your engine clean and running more eﬃciently for longer. For more information on the products, and to ﬁnd your local BG Products stockist, go to bgprod.co.uk Although we had the lowest turnout of members for a long time, a pleasant evening was enjoyed by those who attended, and we were pleased to welcome two new members, Michael and Helen. FORTHCOMING EVENTS
Regional Organisers Tony and Colleen Wickins 01379 676251 – email@example.com Our last PP report for 2018 and we are sure, like us, you can’t believe how quickly this year has gone. We’ve enjoyed the best summer weather for years with many events to attend and enjoy. A summary of 2018’s outings and holidays will be in the next PP. At our September committee meeting, several events were suggested for next year and details of some of those conﬁrmed follow. As we’ve mentioned before, although we are standing down as ROs from the end of March, we will continue to facilitate events until then. Also, if needed, Brian and Rosemary Glover have very kindly oﬀered to facilitate some of the events after March and we are very grateful to them for their support. We would like to thank everyone who has sent us messages thanking us for our time as ROs and wishing us well for the future – all very much appreciated. We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas, good health and safe motoring for 2019. Enjoy those Porsches! RECENT EVENTS 28 October POTM - The Bedford Lodge Hotel in Newmarket An event kindly arranged by Andrew and Gail Rowley - this is their report: A bright Sunday morning saw a group of members meet at St George’s Distillery for a tour and tasting. We were joined by more members for a tour of north Suﬀolk to arrive at Bedford Lodge in time for a leisurely Sunday lunch with a further group of R12 members full details including pictures and video can be found on the R12 section of PCGB’s website. 20 November Club night – BG Products The evening included a presentation of BG Products by Andy Cotton. BG Products were founded in Wichita, USA in 1971, and the ﬁrm is now part of the Worldwide Fuel Charter, which has a 53 per cent market share. The company has worked with or provided solutions for manufacturers such as Suzuki, Isuzu, Honda and Jaguar, amongst others. Andy explained that fuel in the UK currently contains seven per cent ethanol and this is due to rise to 10 per cent in the future. Andy showed how BG Products’ automotive maintenance ﬂuids and apparatus work in relation to this ethanol content and problems such as carbon deposits. The four main reasons why we may want to use BG Products are: to save money on fuel; reduce emissions; restore performance; and improve vehicle longevity. Carbon deposits are a natural by-product of combustion and BG Products safely removes deposits to restore fuel economy and save money. As deposits will form in only a few thousand miles, annual preventative maintenance using BG Products will stop that decline and keep your engine running eﬃciently. Standard car servicing cannot remove the power-
23 February Visit to Bridge Classic Cars A reminder of our visit to restoration specialist Bridge Classic Cars (The Nursery, Main Road, Pettistree, Woodbridge, IP13 OHH bridgeclassiccars.co.uk). Arrive at 10am for tea or coﬀee. We have reserved some tables for lunch (for 26 people) at Dennington Queen, The Square, Dennington, IP13 8AB at 1pm. The menu will be available to members after Christmas. Please contact us to book your place. 19 March Club night As this will be our last Club night as oﬃcial ROs, we have decided to make it a social evening, so hope to see many of you there. Club nights Club nights are from 8pm at The Bird in Hand, Wreningham NR16 1BJ on the third Tuesday of the month (except for January and August when there are no Club nights and December when it is the second Tuesday). No booking is necessary for Club nights unless speciﬁcally stated below. Our events calendar is regularly updated on the R12 Club Forum at porscheclubgbforum.com including links to full details of each event. DIARY DATES 27 JANUARY POTM Venue TBC. 19 FEBRUARY Club night R12 member Frank Baldry has kindly oﬀered to give a presentation on military aircraft he has worked with. Includes a quiz. 23 FEBRUARY Visit to Bridge Classic Cars 19 MARCH Club night 16 APRIL Club night Social evening with meal and raﬄe. 12 MAY Car Show - Stody Lodge and Azalea Water Gardens 19 MAY Classic Car Day – Mid-Norfolk Shooting Ground
Herefordshire, Worcestershire & Shropshire Regional Organiser Steve Cutler 01384 370038 – firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Regional Organiser Philip Sloper 01562 885740 – email@example.com We would like to thank all members who have given support to R13 throughout this year and wish you all a very merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year and, if you have been good, Father Christmas may deliver you some Porsche goodies. 66 porscheclubgb.com
RECENT EVENTS 27 November monthly meeting Our November meeting was a planning meeting to discuss our programme for the coming year. We discussed possible events, such as visits to Peter Chambers Automotive in Tewkesbury, to HM Prison Shrewsbury, a St Valentine’s Day lunch, a cider brewery tour, a technical seminar, a visit to Jaguar Classic, morning coﬀee meets, our annual Secret Hills Tour and of course our WOTY, probably to be held in North Wales in late September or early October. We are very busy working on our events for next year, we have plenty of ideas but if there is anything you would like to suggest please contact Steve or Philip; all suggestions are most welcome! FORTHCOMING EVENTS 26 February Skittles evening We will be holding our annual skittles evenings at The Bell Inn, Martley Road, Lower Broadheath WR2 6QG (bellinnbroadheath.co.uk). The evening includes a two-course meal, for about £10pp or three courses for about £14pp. We will sit down to eat at 7.30pm, followed by several games of skittles; there will, of course, be prizes! We must conﬁrm numbers and menu choices in advance (the menu will be available early January), so please let Steve or Philip know as soon as possible if you intend to come. Club nights Unless otherwise stated, Club nights take place on the last Tuesday in the month, 7.30pm for an 8pm start, at The Manor House of Whittington (DY7 6NY) on the A449 (themanorhouseofwhittington.com As well as being shown in PP, our events calendar is regularly updated on the R13 section of the Club Forum. Listed in Diary Dates below are dates up to May that are organised so far, these will be added to as the year progresses. DIARY DATES 29 JANUARY Club night - The Manor House at Whittington Speaker TBC. 26 FEBRUARY Skittles evening - The Bell 26 MARCH Club night - The Manor House at Whittington The evening includes a talk by Andy Nevitt on Peugeot rallying. 14 APRIL Annual Secret Hills Tour 30 APRIL Club night Includes a visit to a local specialist. 21-26 MAY French tour **event now fully booked** 28 MAY R13 Concours - The Riverside Inn, Cound
South Wales Regional Organiser Neil Thomas 07891 684435 firstname.lastname@example.org First oﬀ, from your new RO, happy New Year to all of you and thank you to Huw for his previous threeyear tenure as RO. The pressure is oﬀ now Huw, you can relax.
From left: R14 members outside Parc Le Breos for lunch; a great turnout of Porsches with one interloper from Ford
not disappoint and neither did Ken’s resume of hilarious anecdotes from previous Gower Tours. Thanks for organising Ken. FORTHCOMING EVENTS
RECENT EVENTS A full write-up on events with galleries can be found on the PCGB website under the R14 section. A brief resume of two popular events that took place in our Region during November follows. 4 November Christmas at Abbey Cwmhir On the ﬁrst Sunday in November, 22 members of R14 met at the Metropole Hotel in Llandrindod Wells. While there, they chatted to the owner of the hotel, Justin Baird-Murray, himself a Porsche owner and member of R14, before the short drive to the quite remote village of Abbey Cwmhir. On arrival, members enjoyed a delicious hot Christmas buﬀet in the local village hall before visiting one of Wales’ most outstanding Victorian homes, Abbey Cwmhir Hall. What is particularly interesting at this time of year is that every room in the 52-room hall is decked out with a Christmas tree and fantastic decorations, each tree decorated in a diﬀerent theme. The two-and-half-hour guided tour provided plenty of opportunities to see the whole house and hear about the house restoration carried out by its owners, Paul
and Victoria Humpherston. A visit to this attraction is highly recommended. Thank you to Huw Jones for organising. 25 November Gower Tour Fifty-nine members took part in the R14 Gower Tour, this being the 14th such tour organised by Ken Davies. The starting point at the Swansea services on the M4 saw a diverse range of Porsches in attendance ranging from a 911E through all incarnations of 911, from the 964 to the 991 and to Boxsters, Caymans and a Macan. It formed a great display. The route took us along the north coast of the Gower Peninsula, up onto the mountains and down to Rhossili. The views and scenery were breath-taking, helped by a beautifully sunny and clear day. A coﬀee break was taken at the perfectly located Bay Bistro with uninterrupted views over Rhossili beach, Worms Head and across the 17-mile-wide Carmarthen Bay to the coastline of south-west Wales. This view, incidentally, was recently voted as being in the top 10 of views in Britain. Afterwards, it was oﬀ to the delightful Parc Le Breos country house, a former hunting lodge set in 70 acres of parkland for Sunday lunch. The food and service did
From left: Lyn Edwards receiving her award of Champagne; Lyn’s winning entry
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R14’s planning meeting was 27 November, unfortunately leaving insuﬃcient time to include proposed 2019 events in this month’s PP. However, future events will appear in February’s issue. What can be conﬁrmed is that 2019 is going to be a vibrant year for R14 with some surprises and a calendar that includes events not tried before in the Region. It will be an exciting year!
South West Joint Regional Organisers Keith Young and Alan Stoneham 07769 320379 (Keith) 07803 237610 (Alan) firstname.lastname@example.org R15 calendar of events is live! We are ready with the latest 2019 PCGB R15 events calendar now available for members to check out on the South West Region’s webpage at porscheclubgb. com/southwest/news Photographic competition We couldn’t resist printing the winning picture in this month’s issue. It was taken on the banks of Loch Ness while on a tour of Scotland, the moody black and white tints capturing the Cayman’s lines and the classic backdrop in equal measure.
Congratulations to Lyn Edwards, who received a bottle of good bubbly for Christmas. 2019 WOTY There are places still available on the Peak District weekend of the year planned for 13-16 June. We will be driving up to The Izaak Walton Hotel on the Thursday prior to the weekend to maximise the number of days away. We are planning routes around Dovedale and the Peak District National Park that best show oﬀ the glorious countryside and the amazing driving roads. We will also be taking in visits to the region’s castles, railways, caves and, no doubt, hostelries so, if you fancy joining us for a weekend away, let us know. 18 May Karting – we want your entries now! We’re going karting and this time we will be outdoors at the track at the very interesting Adrenalin Quarry adventure venue, in Menheniot near Liskeard. There are seats for 24 people and we’re planning a Grand Prix race format. Time to get the spring diary full, contact us by email and book your place for £35pp. New Year’s resolution – use the Forum It’s nice to see more and more R15 members using the PCGB Forum South West pages. This is a great place to keep up with the latest trends, topics and to ﬁnd out what’s happening in the Region and out there nationally. We will be ﬁnding more ways to use the PCGB Forum next year, so please log in and give it a look. Keith and Alan
DIARY DATES 6 JANUARY Monthly meet - The Dolphin, Bovey Tracey 10 FEBRUARY Monthly meet - The Dolphin With George Rourke speaking on his involvement with motorsport sponsorship. 16 FEBRUARY- Visit to Goodridge Hoses, Exeter Includes visiting an alternative antiques event, see R15 webpage for more details.
Gloucestershire Regional Organisers Elaine Gammon 07854 868396 Stuart Ings 07942 184927 – email@example.com First, we would like to wish you a happy New Year and we hope that 2019 brings you much happiness. For Elaine and me, this year will be a big one as most of you know that in June, we will be getting married, but I am not sure everyone knows how we got together. It was January 10 years ago when I bought my ﬁrst Porsche, a 944 S2 Cabriolet, joined PCGB and started attending R16 events. Elaine was already a member having bought her Boxster a few years before. The social evenings were OK with a good group of regulars, but they were always a bit quieter when a certain person was missing, and I was slightly disappointed when that person wasn’t there. Anyway, the months went on and a few female members thought they would try a bit of matchmaking and, mysteriously, Elaine and I quite often found ourselves sitting together. One thing led to another and we became a couple. An opportunity came along for us to be ROs for R16 and, with the members’ support, we took over the running of our Region and, as a couple, we have become stronger in realising we have so much in common. I think Elaine must have been fed up with waiting, so on her birthday in 2017, she asked me to marry her and, of course, I said yes. There is so much more to the story, we both still have our Porsches and it is these cars, along with Club members, that have been instrumental in our happiness. As with the Club, R16 is in a great place. We are aware that we need to keep up the momentum and your continued support is much appreciated. RECENT EVENTS Rybrook visit As well as having three Porsche Centres in our Region, we also have Rybrook Specialist Cars selling
Lamborghini, Bentley, McLaren and Rolls-Royce. R16 member Martin Gill kindly arranged for us to have an open day at their impressive showrooms in Bristol. As soon as I mailed out the invite, I realised it was going to be popular. In fact, we had 80 people booked with more arriving on the day. Nothing was too much trouble for Rybrook and we had a great time there. Some of us had a good time catching up with people we had not seen for a while and I am told we can do it all again this year so keep an eye out on our events list. 10-11 November Two moors and more – a West Country drive Charles and Sarah Fox kindly organised this weekend away. Because of space restrictions in PP. A partial report is given below while a full report can be found on the Region webpage along with images. Who needs New England in the Fall when old England has such stunning scenery on oﬀer…even if some of it is seen at speed! After a rainy arrival in Taunton on Friday evening, we were delighted to see the sun appear, albeit brieﬂy, as we prepared to set out on Saturday morning. We headed out of Taunton and up towards Raleigh Cross where we were all able to enjoy the glorious autumnal colours. Running down from Wheddon Cross through Dunster, we headed over to Porlock where the sunshine appeared in time for a photo op’. The Bottom Ship Inn, having been primed beforehand about our arrival, were able to provide us with some muchneeded caﬀeine. Heading over towards Lynmouth, we drove down the famous Countisbury Hill and up the other side, although some of our number decided to go ‘oﬀ piste’ and explore the Valley of the Rocks. On to the hotel, where we headed for our cream teas - irresistible and utterly delicious! Jam ﬁrst, then cream, in true Devon fashion, of course! After a great dinner and prizegiving on Saturday night and more exploring on Sunday, we set oﬀ for home, avoiding the motorway. We drove past Tiverton and Taunton, then via Glastonbury to Wells and then onto Cheddar Gorge before heading home. Events list You should have had an email with our events attached or you can ﬁnd it on our Region’s webpage on PCGB’s website but if you are having diﬃculty please contact us and we will get one to you. Elaine and Stuart
Southern Regional Organiser Charlie McLaughlin 02380 694081 M: 07966 126464 firstname.lastname@example.org Clockwise from top left: Elaine dreaming; R16 convoy crossing the moors; dramatically backlit Porsches on Dartmoor; great turnout at Rybrook event
Well, after the excitement of our Spanish trip, November was very quiet. The Club night was well attended again, with several new members turning up. Thank you for your continued support. Graham Burt We did have a ‘bowling extravaganza’ organised for November but, unfortunately, that was cancelled when we learned of the passing and funeral of a member. Sadly, Graham Burt lost his brave, six-year ﬁght to cancer and we oﬀer Josephine and her daughters all our best wishes and condolences on their sad loss.
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R17 events Your committee sat down over supper one evening and we have produced many Regional events for 2019. Once ﬁnalised, the events will be published on the website and sent out to members in a MailChimp. Highlights of the programme are a World War I battleﬁeld tour, with a guide, for late April, followed by a Germany tour, including a Porsche factory and museum visit, currently being planned for mid June. We also have our UK WOTY starting from 13 September when we go to Llandrindod Wells. We are also trying to book lively guest speakers to some of our Club nights. Finally, we still have a few places left for our dinner dance on Saturday, 12 January and we are planning to start that event with pre-dinner drinks at 7pm. That way we can get a bit more dance time, after dinner. Wishing you all a happy New Year and looking forward to an action-packed and event-ﬁlled 2019.
purchase of the company and the development of the new Lister Storm. Peter Bull told us about his trip to Porsche Parade and Rob Finnegan laid out his career oﬃciating at international cycle races. We also had a WOTY at Broomhall Castle, near Stirling. There were several Cars and Coﬀee breakfast meetings at the Phantom Winger, The Cornerhouse, and The Chung Ku Restaurant in Liverpool (which often gets in excess of 500 cars attending). An early evening get-together with other car clubs took place monthly at the Bridge House Tea Rooms in Wray with more than 100 cars taking part. Our Regional Concours was held at PC Kendal. Rob Finnegan Our October monthly meeting had around 50 members at Garstang Golf and Country Club where we enjoyed a talk by Rob Finnegan. Rob told us how his initial volunteering to help with a cycle race or two had led to international travel, oﬃciating mainly by motorcycle, at
many major world cycle events in Japan and China to name just two. Many thanks to Rob for a well-prepared and extremely interesting evening’s entertainment. Go-kart night As I write this, we are a couple of days away from our go-kart night, followed three days later by our Christmas lunch at The Cornerhouse in Wrightington. This change of venue has been a sell-out. A full report is intended next month on both these activities. Thank you to everyone who has organised activities, attended events and participated in the Regional Concours. The R18 team are busy planning events for 2019 and the ﬁrst draft of yet another packed year of events should have arrived with you via MailChimp emails. We look forward to a busy 2019 and hope you will support all our events. David, Judy, Kevin and the R18 Organising Team
Charlie McLaughlin DIARY DATES 8 JANUARY Club night – Empress of Blandings 12 JANUARY Annual dinner dance – The Elvetham, Hartley Wintney
Lancashire Regional Organiser David Baker 01772 451970 – email@example.com R18 Monthly report As is usual for the January edition of PP, I review the previous year with R18. Among many events, we had seven drives and lunches organised by Jo and Alan Diamond, Kevin Dodd, Alan Ridehalgh and Philip Shaw. Our major event, The Red Rose Run, was sold out and again helped to raise funds for Rosemere Cancer Foundation. We had visits to Concorde, Jasmine Porschalink, a micro-brewery, the Oil Can Cafe and a go-kart night. We attended several car shows, including Gawsworth Hall, Grasmere, Mawdesley, Miller Park in Preston and the Cumbria Classic, and joined R3 at Witton Hall and R7 at Lotherton Hall. We also attended race meetings at Silverstone Classic and Oulton Park Gold Cup. At our monthly meetings, we had speakers including photographer Sean Conboy (who also judged the entries for our R18 calendar) and NW Air Ambulance. At our new members night, Andrew Whittaker from Lister Cars outlined his
Clockwise from top left: Ultima on display at Cars and Coffee; and you thought the Fiat 500 was small – compare with the original!; Rob Finnegan gave a great talk on his career
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DIARY DATES 28 DECEMBER Lunch - San Marco, Much Hoole near Preston There may be a few places still available, please contact me ASAP. 1 JANUARY Breakfast meeting – The Cornerhouse, Wrightington Attend by 9.15am at the latest as the car park soon gets ﬁlled. 16 JANUARY Monthly meeting – Garstang GC Talk by Rob and Steve Cotton about Rob’s rallying in the Formula Junior 1000 British Rally Championship. 20 JANUARY Breakfast meeting – The Ancient Oak Cottam, near Preston for 9am. 27 JANUARY Breakfast - PC Bolton Meet 9.30am followed by a drive, visit and tour of Bury Transport Museum. If you are interested, please let me or Kevin know so that enough catering can be provided at PC Bolton. 20 FEBRUARY Monthly meeting – Garstang GC including ‘feely bag’ night Event organised by J Dean Easterby and Judy. If you haven‘t been to one of these before, pleasecome along for a fun and informative night.
Thames Valley Regional Organiser John Barnatt 01628 471985 – 07890 181495 email@example.com Hello everyone, happy New Year and welcome to R19’s ﬁrst Regional report of 2019. R19 update As you know, our Region moved to a new meeting place for November; it was well attended and, believe it or not, no-one went to the wrong location. Many more members decided to take the plunge and have lunch because the food looked appetising, and we were rewarded with a delicious meal for our troubles. Hastily, we enquired about availability for a Christmas meal and made a booking for 15 December. With only two dates available, we had to make a shortnotice change to our original published date for this event and I apologise to those of you who could not come because of the late change. Next year, we will make ﬁrm plans early and stick to them for everybody’s convenience. Already, the eﬃcient team at Cornbury House have, at my request, changed our Region webpage to include the new location and change of postcode. I hasten to add that The New Inn may not be the meeting place that deﬁnes R19 in perpetuity, so I am continuing to investigate. The Bell and Bottle was ideal in that it was not frantically busy on any given Sunday and, with space for 50 cars, it suited R19 but now similar criteria of space and being not too busy are proving to be elusive and diﬃcult to replicate, but I will continue looking; it is a tough job checking out so many pubs and possibilities, but someone has to do it. Although the Bell and Bottle served us well for four years, nothing is ever set in stone and a consensus among the members decided that the new Sunday lunch menu did not oﬀer the variety that we had become accustomed to, so a move seemed inevitable.
18 November Cofee room drive In keeping with the Region’s new plan to oﬀer a mid-month activity, an ideal number of seven members’ cars turned out for a Sunday morning breakfast run ending up at the Fernygrove Farm Coﬀee Shop. We can certainly cater for more cars but there is a little-known regulation that requires motoring groups to notify local traﬃc authorities if your group contains more than 12 cars. More than 12 is not banned, or even discouraged, but it adds another layer of complexity so R19 at least tries to stay below 12 when they go for a drive – driving, after all, is what we bought our Porsches for. And 12 is not a limit; with a little thought we can do as many as we need to if we split into smaller groups. However, not everyone will be able to have a walkie-talkie and we would also need to identify a second group leader and give the two groups around ﬁve minutes spacing. FORTHCOMING EVENTS 6 January Regional meeting The question I get asked most is, ‘Is there a meeting in January?’ The answer is yes. Even in 2016, when New Year’s Day was the ﬁrst Sunday of the month, we had a meeting. Unless external forces decide otherwise that is set in stone. I will be at our designated meeting place on the prescribed day. 27 January Mille Miglia presentation Robin Howard has kindly oﬀered to deliver a talk about the Mille Miglia, so I have booked the ‘Baronial Hall’ at Bird Hills Golf Centre (SL6 3ST). We have the hall for the whole day, so there is no rush, but we need to start at 12 noon so that we don’t keep Robin waiting. Entry is free to members, and the hall can accommodate 70 people. Nibbles and sandwiches will be available at a reduced price. There is also a bar at the hall and plenty of parking, so please come along and listen to Robin’s great storytelling. I have listened to his storytelling by torchlight in the middle of the night at Le Mans, a perfect time for tales from someone so interesting and erudite.
DIARY DATES 6 JANUARY Regional meeting 27 JANUARY Presentation of the Mille Miglia 3 FEBRUARY Regional meeting 17 FEBRUARY Sunday Roast Run 3 MARCH Monthly meeting
London Regional Organisers Nick and Ed Pike 02089 607 111 – firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: pcgb.r20 Instagram: @porscheclubgblondon Twitter: @PCGB_London Where has the last year gone? We have had a total of 24 meets, 15 drives, two weekend tours, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and an ‘Outlaw’ in town! And 2019 will be another busy year! We are working hard to plan our events around the 50 major Club events, several of which are in our patch. There will be some R20 surprises, so please keep an eye on your inbox! New for 2019, and to encourage the use of older Porsches, some of our drives will be led by, and for, those with a classic. Pace will be classically spirited but respectful for those without modern driver aids. In the meantime don’t forget New Year’s Eve. With a change to our regular schedule, our Ace Cafe meet will run from 11am to 4pm, a rare chance for a daytime meet to catch up on the year and blow some cobwebs away after the festive season. We wish you a magical Christmas and an amazing 2019. See you out on the road... Ed and Nick
17 February Sunday Roast Run Following on from the success of our ‘Great Steak and Kidney Pudding Run’, I have again booked the Garden Room at The Cricketers in Horsell Birch. This year the theme will be the great ‘Sunday Roast Run’. They do a ﬁne Sunday roast, I’ve seen it with my own eyes. I will incorporate lessons learned from the last time and avoid the obstacles like the traﬃc lights in Winkﬁeld and Upper Swinley, and we do, of course, need a new route too. We have been around the old route so many times we could probably do it in reverse, with our eyes closed. The format will otherwise be the same as before – meet, drive and arrive at The Cricketers for lunch at midday. Other events in 2019 That takes us well into 2019 and we have many more surprises for you, including BTCC at Brands Hatch, the Prescott Hill Climb, BBQs and a special event to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the ﬁrst ever car journey made in the UK. My sources tell me that it was made in a Panhard Levassor imported from France by rail to Micheldever Station. I shall lead the journey oﬀ at walking pace with a red ﬂag early one ﬁne summer’s morning, so we can make Dorney Court Tea Room and shop in time for a late breakfast. That’s it for this month except to reiterate the postcode of our new meeting place, which is RG10 9UU. The time is 12 noon and the day is the ﬁrst Sunday of the month. PCGB, you know it makes sense. 74 porscheclubgb.com
A selection of recent events For the full write-up of all our events and galleries, please see our Regional website page at porscheclubgb.com/london/news R20 Escape – Ups and Downs 1 and 2 If you went down to the woods (our secret start location) over two weekends, you would have been in for a big surprise! That’s because the London Region members were out doing what we love best – we were out driving with our Porsche friends. Our playground for this escape was the South Downs. There was plenty of leaf-kicking fun, Porsche-style, along the way over a couple of hours before we ended up at an R20 favourite for a Sunday roast. If you’d like to take part in our 2019 drives keep an eye on our calendar for the all-important sign-up dates. FORTHCOMING EVENTS 14-17 February R20 at The London Classic Car Show Why not join us at ExCel, London for the must-attend event for any discerning classic car owner, collector, expert or enthusiast. Bringing together an international celebration of the very best dealers, manufacturers, car clubs and products, it’s the perfect day out for all. Set in London’s premier events venue, one of the show’s unique and most crowd-pleasing features is
an indoor driving runway where classic cars are ﬁred up and driven. This is the only place to see, hear and smell these beautiful iconic classics in action, all under one roof. Our Club stand can be found in the main hall right next to the action! We’ll be there all four days, so why not drop by and say hello.
From top: 964 Cup at the Ace Cafe; Ups and Downs; Rubystone Out East
Full event details, discount code and booking link can be found on the Club website. DIARY DATES 31 DECEMBER Ace Cafe Meet **Please note, this will be a daytime meet from 11am to 4pm.** Europe’s largest free monthly Porsche-only meet, taking place at Ace Cafe on the North Circular Road, Stonebridge, London NW10 7UD, from 11am. (Last Monday of the month). 6 JANUARY R20 Escape – Icebreaker **Likely to be full** Route yet to be decided, sign-up opened on 6 December, this is our ﬁrst drive of the new year, weather permitting. 20 JANUARY Out East Meet Join us on Beachy Road, London, E3 2NS from 8.30am onwards (third Sunday of the month). Plenty of street parking with an urban backdrop. 28 JANUARY Ace Cafe Meet Meet from 6pm. (Last Monday of the month). 14-17 FEBRUARY R20 at The London Classic Car Show
Chiltern Regional Organiser Terry Perry 07748 555333 – email@example.com November Club night with Stuart Turner If you weren’t at our Club night, then you missed an amazing evening. There were more than 80 people present to hear Stuart Turner speak about his motorsport experiences. Stuart took us on a journey through his career from his early exploits in club rallying, his co-driving with well-known drivers on events like the Mille Miglia and Monte Carlo and his management positions with BMC, Castrol and Ford. At one stage, Stuart was also the sports editor of Motoring News where he instigated the MN Rally Championship. His time at BMC included the famous Monte Carlo rally, where the ‘winning’ Mini was disqualiﬁed over a technicality. His time at Ford included the 1970 Mexico World Cup rally victory and a string of successes for the Escort and later the Escort Cosworth. Stuart was also responsible for the Ford AVO plant that produced the Escort Mexico and RS2000. Quite a career! The fascinating thing is that Stuart has an amazing ability to inject humour and wit into his talks, it is no surprise to learn that in the past he has won Speaker of the Year awards. He is now well into his 80s and, although his voice is a little softer than it was, his mind is still as sharp as ever. If you would like to learn more about him, he wrote a book a few years ago entitled Twice Lucky – My Life in Motorsport and I am told that it is an interesting read. Stuart did not ask for a fee for speaking but requested a donation to the charity that he supports 75 porscheclubgb.com
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- Racing Against Dementia. RAD is a charity set up by Sir Jackie Stewart to try to bring a much speedier focus into the research on dementia. As many of you may know, Jackie’s wife Helen has dementia. I am pleased to tell you that through the generosity of members present we were able to collect £400 for the RAD charity. 5 January R21 New Year dinner The R21 New Year dinner is almost upon us and if you have booked tickets, I look forward to seeing you there. If you are coming, please consider bringing a suitable raﬄe prize with you. Prizes do not have to be Porsche-related but should be new and well presented. The raﬄe will be in aid of the Herts Air Ambulance, which is our chosen charity. The R21 2019 programme Please note that there will not be a Club night in January. The ﬁrst Tuesday falls on New Year’s Day and is only a few days before the New Year dinner so we have decided not to hold a meeting. Things will return to normal from February and for the 5 February Club night, we will have Steve Winter from Jaz (Independent Porsche Specialist in St Albans) as our guest speaker. Steve has been successfully campaigning his Porsche at race meetings throughout 2018 and will be telling us about his experiences. No doubt he will also be answering general questions on Porsches drawing on his vast experience of all models. Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year and I look forward to seeing you at some of the many PCGB events in 2019. Terry DIARY DATES **There will be no January Club night** 5 JANUARY R21 New Year dinner - The Noke, St Albans 5 FEBRUARY R21 Club night – Steve Winter from Jaz on his racing experiences
from Dumfries and Assistant RO Kevin Dodd from R18. A huge thank you to Albert for entertaining all the members. We would highly recommend his talk to other Regions. FORTHCOMING EVENTS 20 January New Year breakfast drive There has been quite a bit of interest in doing a post-Christmas run, so we have put together a breakfast start point then a run out that I hope R22 and R18 (and other Regions) will join us on.You are welcome to come in any car, as I’m aware some will have their Porsches stored away for the winter. The start point will be the Moota Garden Centre on the A595 between Cockermouth and Carlisle (CA13 0QF) for breakfast from 10am. We will depart at around 11.15am We will head out on the A591 past Bassenthwaite Lake and Keswick then Thirlmere, Grasmere, Ambleside and through Windermere to join the A65 heading to Ingleton. Here we will turn oﬀ and head to the Ribblehead Viaduct (LA6 3AU). The journey distance is 70 miles and should take us two hours to complete. For those who are planning on meeting us at Ribblehead, we expect to arrive around 1.15-1.30pm. The Station Inn pub is close by for those wanting to have a meal upon arrival. There is more detailed information on the Forum under the R18 section and a MailChimp has been sent out to those who have provided email addresses. 29 April - 6 May European Week of the Year Plans are moving ahead quickly now and the uptake for our European trip away has been very good. If you want to know more, or are considering this trip, please speak to Martin on 07979 966633 or look on the Club Forum page where the itinerary is listed with costs for the ferry and hotels etc. We have some great events and ideas for next year. If you have any ideas or would like to plan a drive please contact Martin or Mike at email@example.com DIARY DATES
Cumbria & SW Scotland
5 FEBRUARY Monthly meeting Stoneybeck Inn, Bowscar, Penrith CA11 8RP. (Half mile oﬀ Junction 41 of the M6) 29 APRIL-6 MAY European Week of the Year
**Please note there is no monthly meeting in January** 20 JANUARY New Year breakfast drive
Sussex Regional Organisers Chris and Martin Woolger 07720 849982 or 07802 409272 firstname.lastname@example.org - email@example.com RECENT EVENTS 18 November Breakfast meeting – The Crown Inn This was our last breakfast meeting for 2018. It was a new venue for us, and further north in the county in Dial Post. The owner of the pub opened especially for us and we ﬁlled the place. It was also a new venture for them and they did well, providing breakfasts for 50 people on a Sunday morning. We are glad to say that everyone enjoyed it, and it was great to see new members joining us. We had planned a drive for after breakfast but had not asked for bookings as it was going to be totally weather dependent. There would be no point in driving round beautiful countryside in pouring rain. We had pre-driven the route the day before to check the satnav directions and were hoping that the forecast was correct. The weather was chilly, but dry and bright, so after our hearty breakfast, 14 cars and drivers decided to do the drive. As we left, someone jokingly said, “all of those cabriolets - roofs down!” and, to our surprise, everyone did – scarves, woolly hats and gloves suddenly appeared. It was a beautiful 39-mile drive on a new route, on which we even ventured over the border into Surrey. The sun on the trees with their autumn colours was stunning. We ﬁnished at The Bolney Stage that, by this time, was open for coﬀee. What a great way to end the season. Thank you all for your support, and to Damian and Avril for leading the second group of cars on the drives during the year. Sunday breakfasts and drives will start again in February 2019.
Joint Regional Organisers Martin Mackay 07979 966 633 Michael Trotter 07841 215 962 firstname.lastname@example.org We would like to wish all the R22 members a merry Christmas and a happy New Year and look forward to an exciting 2019. RECENT EVENTS 6 November Monthly meeting Our guest speaker was our very own Albert Walsh who has worked in the motor trade for almost 50 years, mainly with main dealers as a Parts Manager. He has worked for many franchises including Citroen, Mercedes-Benz, Ford, VW and Porsche, of course. Albert has held the position of PCGB Register Director since April 2015 when he also became Motorsport Director later in the same year. Over 30 members enjoyed his excellent presentation. Members from all over the Region attended including a new member
Paul Ruddy’s red 997 and John Kendall’s blue 987 Boxster at a recent R22 drive out
From top: The Crown Inn, Dial Post; fine dry weather meant a good turnout
6 January Post-Christmas lunch – Bedfordshire Golf Club Time is getting short to book for our post-Christmas lunch. In brief, we’ll have pre-dinner drinks from 12 midday and lunch will be served from 1pm. The cost is £20pp and is subsidised by the Region’s raﬄe. If you cannot attend Club night and would like to book, please contact Steve Gillings: steve.gillings1@ virginmedia.com or me to make your booking. The event is pre-booked only and, with limited numbers, is ﬁrst come, ﬁrst served. 9 January Club night Our ﬁrst Club night of the New Year. However, the ﬁrst meeting of the New Year tends to be a quiet aﬀair. The committee will be holding a meeting and putting the ﬁnishing touches to the events schedule for 2019. Do come along if you wish and enjoy ‘a pie, a pint and a natter’ but none of the normal features of Club night since we would like to see you all at the postChristmas lunch. 13 February Club night Come along and join us on our ﬁrst proper Club night of 2019. We hope to be able to bring you a guest speaker along with all the usual items of Club night. We should also have a further update on more of the Regional events for the 2019 calendar. Club nights Club nights will, unless notiﬁed otherwise, always fall on the second Wednesday of each month. Other events We have yet to ﬁnalise your Regional events for 2019. However, expect to see Drive and Dines, Regional Concours, golf and BBQ, WOTY to France, Supercar Sunday, Kimbolton Country Fayre and Car Show, Bentley Coﬀee and Drive. Once we have conﬁrmed dates, we will let you know. Seasons greetings Your committee would like to thank you all for your support throughout 2018. May we also take this opportunity to wish you and your family a happy Christmas and good health for the New Year. Like the year just passed, we have a good selection of events, both Regional and National, and hope you will be joining us in 2019. Enjoy your cars and Club...
2019 events If anyone has places they would like to visit or drives they would like to do in 2019, please email us with your ideas and we will try and accommodate them into the R23 calendar. We will be arranging a ‘Start of Season’ dinner at the end of January - the venue and date to be conﬁrmed, so please watch your emails for booking details. We hope members have enjoyed our meetings, events, drives and tours this year. Thank you all for your support, and we look forward to you joining us at events planned for 2019. The calendar for 2019 will be published in the New Year. We wish you all a very happy Christmas. Christine and Martin Woolger DIARY DATES 8 JANUARY Monthly meeting at Bolney **Please note for January it is the second, not the ﬁrst Tuesday of the month. 5 FEBRUARY Monthly meeting at Bolney
Cambridgeshire & Bedfordshire
Regional Organiser John Dunn 01954 789764 email@example.com RECENT EVENTS November Club night A full house turned up to enjoy our Club night. Following the very popular raﬄe, we had a quick update on events and it was then time to introduce our guest speaker, Ian Jackson. Ian, an ex-Metropolitan Police oﬃcer with around 10 years’ experience, had joined us to share his knowledge of motoring regulations. On leaving the Met, Ian studied to be a solicitor specialising in motoring law. The evening started with a multi-answer quiz. The fun really started when Ian came to give the answers. This led to many questions from the audience when the answers were not quite as expected. 78 porscheclubgb.com
Seasons greetings from back (L-R) Steve and Edward, front row: (L-R) Wayne and John
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Kent Regional Organisers Phil and Pearl Sharland 01797 344121 – firstname.lastname@example.org Happy New Year to you all. RECENT EVENTS Drive and Sunday lunch On the last Sunday in October we had a drive and lunch. Twenty members met for coﬀee at The Great Danes Hotel before setting oﬀ on our ﬁnal scenic drive of 2018. The weather was very damp and miserable, but we arrived in good spirits for an excellent three-course lunch at Dale Hill Hotel and Golf Club, in Ticehurst. They looked after us very well with good food and service, with coﬀee served afterwards in the lounge - the conversations continued well into the afternoon. Club night November Club night was held in the comfortable surroundings of West Malling Golf Club. Another rainy night but many new members and lots of familiar faces made it for the evening, giving us another great and busy Club night. Breakfast Club The last Breakfast Club of the year was well attended with 36 members arriving to enjoy an excellent meal at The Carpenter’s Arms in Hadlow. We were spoilt for choice with their extensive menu. We are ﬁnding it increasingly diﬃcult to ﬁnd venues big enough to accommodate everyone. Our advice to members from this point on is to book your place early to avoid disappointment, because it looks like we may have to restrict numbers going forward, meaning that those who ‘just turn up’ may have to be turned away. FORTHCOMING EVENTS **Please note that, as usual, there will not be a Club night in January** 19 January Post-Christmas dinner dance at Hadlow Manor Hotel. A reminder that there are still a few places left for our annual post-Christmas celebrations held, exclusively, in the Hadlow Suite at Hadlow Manor Hotel.
The event will start at 7pm for 7.30pm and continue until 12.30am. The cost is £24pp and includes a three-course meal followed by coﬀee or tea, a Christmas raﬄe and dancing until late. We will need full payment and your menu choices very soon. Please call or email for a menu and a booking code for possible discounted rooms. 2019 events Preparation of our 2019 calendar of events is underway and they will be sent out to all Kent Region members as soon as they are received from the printers. All our events can be found in the R25 section of the PCGB website and, of course, in PP. If you have not registered your email address with the Club, please do so soon so that we can send you our regular updates on all our events. Club nights Our monthly meetings take place on the second Wednesday of each month at The Kentagon at Brands Hatch, near West Kingsdown (Main Gate on the A20) from 7.30pm. They are always very informal and give an opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. Whatever Porsche you drive, you will always ﬁnd someone with a similar interest. If you are a new member attending one of our Club nights, then look out for the yellow T-shirts and sweatshirts worn by committee members. We are there to introduce you to other members and generally make you feel at home.
Dorset Joint Regional Organisers Trefor Willingham 01747 838158 Karl Wells 07980 212056 email@example.com Reports compiled by Chris Hak 07557 794901 Chris.firstname.lastname@example.org Tref’s Intergalactic 944 No events to report on in November, but there was a very signiﬁcant milestone for our RO so, despite his modesty, it’s over to Tref with an update about a car that on two occasions has saved the day for me! “I think most people in Dorset Region know ‘Bomber’, my black 944 S2 which was the subject of an article in PP when it turned 25 years old. Well, a couple of years have since passed and it has clocked another milestone having reached 400,000 miles on the odometer. “So, what has happened over the last two years? Probably the most signiﬁcant was solving the nine-year-long problem of occasionally not starting after the passenger door was opened. The culprit turned out to be a defunct alarm module. Fitting
Don’t forget - if you want to come along to any of the events advertised then please make sure you let us know in advance. Telephone 01797 344121 or email email@example.com Wishing you happy and safe motoring on smooth and empty roads... Phil and Pearl
DIARY DATES 13 FEBRUARY Club night To be held at Brands Hatch or another venue (TBC) if Brands Hatch is not available. 12 MAY Motors by the Moat at Leeds Castle and our Show and Shine 4 AUGUST Archery and BBQ 18 AUGUST Biggin Hill Car Show at Biggin Hill Air Show
From top: transporting Martin Overington’s 962 – for a few hours, Tref’s 944 was the most valuable on earth; Tref’s 944 without a trailer and on the open road
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international celebrations. We also helped other Regions plan and deliver their visits to Northern Ireland and we managed to keep Lee Sibley, editor of Total 911 magazine, on the right road when he brought a 911 to our shores for an extended test drive. We piloted a scheme with the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM). Our guest speakers included representatives from IAM, Tracker and PCGB’s insurance partner Lockton. We also managed to make it to a couple of shows including the Dublin Classic and Kilbroney. Overall, we drove well in excess of 2000 miles, so with your permission and a bit of poetic licence we’ll call it 2700 miles! And the feedback from you? Well, that was summed up by a member saying, ‘More of the same please’. Welcome words. By and large, the comments were very positive, but if you didn’t manage to get along to the meeting and have some thoughts about the 2018 season or ideas for 2019 please do get in touch.
Tref steps in to transport the Canford Classic 912 to Goodwood
air conditioning was a major undertaking also but, being a black on black car (several shades of…), it was worth doing and made even more so after sourcing a rare Saratoga glass sunroof option, which lightens up the interior nicely but also ups the temperature! “Then there is the 968 engine; ‘So not the original engine then?’ I hear you rightly say. Well, the original engine came out for a short while, unnecessarily so as I discovered as there was nothing wrong with it and it went back in again. However, it did now need a water pump and, I suspected, valve lapping, so I decided to ﬁt the 968 engine I have had waiting around for this purpose for a few years. It releases a few extra horsepower and a lot more low-down torque, but yes, it’s still running on LPG. “And, what about the dents? Well, they come and go, unfortunately, the former more regularly than the latter! There are two new (to Bomber) wings on the front but, regrettably, an aquaplaning incident led to a freshly dented rear panel and oﬀside wing. Never mind – it is booked in for some bodywork at the end of this month. “So, what now? Well, a few thousand miles more and I will have completed 250,000 miles behind the wheel, then the next target for the car will be 480,000 miles – the equivalent of driving to the moon and back! Despite all those miles, I still get a shiver down my spine when I realise what a fantastic car I am driving!”
views on the 2018 programme of events and make suggestions as to what they would like to see included next year. To recap, in 2018 we had around 30 events. These included monthly meetings, a pre-season dinner, a drive each month from March to October, an extended drive of three days to Westport, a visit to Silverstone Classic, our annual BBQ, a cinema night and, of course, our keystone event ‘Festival of Porsche’ when we marked 70 years of Stuttgart’s ﬁnest, sharing the stage at PC Belfast as part of the
2019 programme While we, as a committee, won’t be simply dusting oﬀ last year’s programme and changing the dates, we did agree to, broadly, keep the same format. All our dates for 2019 are now on the website and, as ever, members will be reminded about events by email and, if requested, by text. Thank you A big thank you goes to the entire R27 committee who once again worked hard organising drives and assisting with other Region events. The biggest thanks go to you our members for your support and encouragement over the past year, and I’m very grateful.
DIARY DATES 17 JANUARY Monthly meet - George Albert Hotel 9 FEBRUARY Karl’s GT3 paint repair demonstration - Poole Accident Repair
Ireland Regional Organiser Ken Mack 07860 850444 – firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Regional Organiser John Hilditch 07907 437303 R27 Round-up November brings with it our end-of-year report time! This year, the report was held in Gowdy’s at the Maze where members had the opportunity to express their
Clockwise from top: Region line-up in June 2018 celebrating 70 years of Porsche outside Stormont; R27 at Armagh City Hotel during the 2018 drive season; Ron Hogg (left) and Martin Thomas – just the Cayman S to enjoy now, Ron!
Club Oicials’ Conference November is also the month when oﬃcials come together to hear what the Club has planned in the coming year. I don’t have the space in this column to do justice to what PCGB has in store for 2019, but there will be a full update at our January meeting. Unless you have accidentally put this edition of PP under a copy of the Christmas Radio Times and forgotten about it, I expect you may be reading this a few days ahead of the New Year, so I hope you have had a very merry Christmas and I will take this opportunity to wish everyone in R27 a very happy New Year. And, if you have been having some trouble thinking about an achievable New Year resolution, then why not think about the wide range of events and activities we oﬀer in R27 and commit to making the most of them in 2019! Coincidentally Big Club? Yes! Small world? Deﬁnitely! One of the familiar cars seen during this season on the road with the Region was Ron Hogg’s white 944. Dwindling numbers of this model are making it a rare sight on the road and now there is one less in Northern Ireland. Alas, HXI 9382 is now settling into its new home in Scotland with R2 member Martin Thomas. The Club being the Club, I would not be surprised to see it back for a visit and on our local roads in the future. If you are on the lookout for your next Porsche, or maybe your ﬁrst Porsche, why don’t you start that search on the PCGB website? That’s it for this month - safe driving, watch out for any reindeer stragglers, and see you next time. Ken Mack DIARY DATES 9 JANUARY Region meeting 7.30pm for 8pm Loughshore Hotel, Carrickfergus. 27 JANUARY Newcastle Classic Show Slieve Donard Hotel 8 FEBRUARY Region pre-season dinner Loughshore Hotel Carrickfergus 6 MARCH Region meeting 7.30pm for 8pm Gowdy’s of Down Royal, Lisburn.
RECENT EVENTS November event – Abu Dhabi Do Now that the F1 season has been extended to 21 races, with the end of the season falling into December in 2019, this may well be our last November Abu Dhabi Do to celebrate the season ﬁnale. Although the drivers’ and constructors’ championships had already been decided, we nonetheless hoped for an exciting race, which we largely got. On the grid and waiting for the lights our start was delayed while we negotiated a diﬃcult technical issue with a recalcitrant cork, and tactics for the race were discussed. All favoured a multi-stop strategy, involving repeated ‘Box! Box!’ visits for Angela’s ‘prime’ sausage rolls, followed by ‘option’ jam tarts. I wore my Renaultsport team shirt in support of ex-Porsche works driver Nico Hulkenberg who was on ﬁre in the opening stages of the race – literally, as he was the ﬁrst to retire, upside down against the barriers, after making contact with Romain Grosjean. Max Verstappen made a poor start (‘sensor failure’ seems to be the default reason for a lot of this year’s F1 mechanical issues) but this meant that he was able to stage a typically robust comeback drive to third place (to make up for his crash in Brazil?). Lewis Hamilton made a pit stop under the safety car caused by Kimi Raikkonen’s dodgy Italian electrics to take the win (not very popular with a certain Guernsey member!), with Sebastian Vettel second. It was, of course, Fernando Alonso’s last F1 race - at least for now - and sadly from a Porsche perspective Brendon Hartley’s. The end of the race was marked by synchronised donuts on the starting grid. It was a very enjoyable way of spending a wet Sunday afternoon, the race made even more memorable by the company. At the time of writing, it is only 105 days to go to the next race! 2019 calendar It is increasingly diﬃcult to put together a fresh and appealing calendar of events, and we always welcome new ideas. Please get in touch if you have any suggestions. Happy New Year! A la Porschaine…
Channel Islands, Guernsey Regional Organisers Ian and Angela Banneville 01481 715678 – email@example.com Twitter: @PCGB_Guernsey
Ian, Angela, Sebastian and Jean-Marc
Channel Islands, Jersey Regional Organiser Goetz Eggelhoefer 07797 892502 – firstname.lastname@example.org
standard oﬀering. In a few months we will hopefully be doing it all again! However, as far as this year is concerned, on behalf of the R29 committee I would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year and thank you for your support during 2018. RECENT EVENTS November Club night We were very pleased to welcome Ian Wallis and Steve Mays from Premier Panel Skills of Farnham, who gave us a comprehensive presentation of the joint project between themselves and PC Guildford to prepare a Boxster for the Restoracing 2018 race series. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Boxster, Porsche dealerships, in conjunction with their recommended repairers, were tasked with converting a Boxster 3.2 S into a racing car, which then had to be ﬁnished in a historic racing livery that had been used over the years by the Porsche racing teams. The chosen ﬁnish was that of the ‘Hippie’ Porsche, a psychedelic Martini Racing design that adorned the 1970 long-tail Porsche 917 LH. This scheme was picked because it was such a striking but complex design that could ideally demonstrate the skills of the workshop team and their commitment to the challenge. As the presentation progressed it was quite clear that the eﬀort and dedication to the task in hand by the team at Farnham was quite something, especially as it was conducted mostly outside of working hours. As well as the workshop activities, of course, there was also the racing side of the competition to deal with. This aspect of the project was also fully explained, including driver selection and race preparation, and it was obvious that it had been no mean feat to incorporate these activities into the overall competition task. The ﬁnished car was parked outside the entrance to the bar. Even in the dark it was quite a spectacularlooking car, more so because all the decals, logos and stickers were in fact airbrushed on to the bodywork. All the eﬀort was worthwhile, however, as Premier Panel Skills won the title of Winner, Best Body and Paint Category of the Porsche National Restoracing Competition and they didn’t do too badly in the race series either. We would like to convey our thanks to Ian and Steve for a most interesting presentation and to congratulate them and their workforce on a job very well done. Old Railway Station, Petworth Brenda Wareham reports: It was ideal weather for the drive to Petworth, with some of us ﬁrst meeting at the National Trust Devil’s Punch Bowl Cafe to meet two new members, Sharon and her brother David, together with his friend and Sharon’s young son. Being such a lovely sunny day, the car park was chaotic, so we were unable to park up and meet in the cafe as usual. After waving down
Committee Chairman Mike Lucas Regional Contact Keith Morgan 07833 206078 (before 9pm) email@example.com
Abu Dhabi Do with R28 Guernsey
It seemed like only yesterday that we were sitting out in the garden with a gin and tonic, discussing the merits of rhubarb and ginger ﬂavour against the 84 porscheclubgb.com
Porsches at the Old Railway Station, Petworth
The ‘Hippie’ Restoracing Boxster
DIARY DATES 8 JANUARY Club night - Silvermere Golf Club 12 FEBRUARY Club night 24 FEBRUARY Shampan at the Spinning Wheel, Westerham 30 MARCH Clay pigeon shooting - Bisley 19-22 APRIL WOTY - Dutch Windmills and Waterways Tour
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everybody who arrived in a Porsche, we set oﬀ with Colin leading the convoy down to Petworth, only to be overtaken by Dan and Feliza, who normally loiter at the back to pick up any stragglers! Driving down the Sussex country lanes with the lovely autumn colours was a very enjoyable experience. Surprisingly, we were the ﬁrst to get to Petworth, meeting with the other four couples who had wisely decided to come direct and did not have to suﬀer the chaos of The Devil’s Punch Bowl. Arriving soon after, John and Lorraine came with their friends Andy and Jackie from the Sussex Region. We were welcomed by the new owner, Jennie, and a roaring log ﬁre in the cosy waiting room. This was our fourth visit to The Old Railway Station but those visiting for the ﬁrst time were intrigued by the atmosphere and how old features such as the ticket window remain. It has all been carefully restored and now oﬀers guest accommodation in the old Edwardian Pullman coaches. The majority decided to have the full afternoon tea, which included numerous sandwiches, cakes, scones, jam and clotted cream with a choice of tea or coﬀee, all served on dainty china. After getting so warm and comfortable, we were reluctant to leave but decided to drive home while it was still daylight and enjoy the rest of the lovely sunny afternoon. Thank you to the staﬀ at The Old Railway Station for making us so welcome.
available, so if you are interested please let me know as soon as possible. R29 events calendar To download a printable events calendar, or to look at our galleries of past events, please see the Surrey Region area of PCGB’s website. Club nights Meetings are currently held on the second Tuesday of the month at the Inn on the Lake, Silvermere Golf Club, Redhill Road, Cobham KT11 1EF, starting at 8pm. Keith Morgan
FORTHCOMING EVENTS 24 February Shampan at the Spinning Wheel, Westerham We enjoyed this so much last time that we are paying another visit to this Indian restaurant. Our meal is booked for 1pm and if you are interested, please let me know. 30 March Clay pigeon shooting, Bisley This now annual event will start at 2pm and will include a visit to The Cricketers at Horsell. Further details to follow when the arrangements are ﬁnalised. 19-22 April WOTY - Dutch Windmills and Waterways Tour Next year our WOTY is being organised by Scenic and Continental Car Tours and we will be staying at the Lakeside Fletcher Hotel in Loosdrecht. The weekend starts on Good Friday with a return ferry crossing from Dover to Calais, returning on Easter Monday. Cost is £399pp sharing a double room, including breakfast, dinner and ferry crossings. There may still be rooms
From top: making use of the TT pit lane; ready for the off
Regional Organiser Julian Chappell 01624 816563 (evenings) firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Steve Morrow 07624 433268 Steve_m2@manx.net RECENT EVENTS 4 November PC Isle of Man Report by Jon Whiting: On the ﬁrst Sunday in November, R30 was invited to PC Isle of Man for breakfast and a chat. Twelve cars and their occupants descended on the iconic TT grandstand to form a convoy. For once it was sunny and, after the obligatory photo opportunity, the convoy set oﬀ. On arrival, we were greeted by the dealership team and shown the latest arrivals which we duly drooled over. The marvellous smell of warm pastries soon pervaded the atmosphere, and excellent coﬀee
and ‘noa’ bakehouse delights were served. Aconvivial hour of chat followed, then a drive out to the Calf Sound to see the seals began. An excellent morning’s entertainment and thank you to Julian Chappell for organising, and to our friends at PC Isle of Man for their hospitality.
Clockwise from top left: £14,500 for a 2014 981 Boxster but is it a bargain; going, going, gone, the 2001 Boxster with hardtop sells for £4200; other brands are available
FORTHCOMING EVENTS Club meetings Please note that there will be no meeting in January and, on 3 February, we will be back at our usual breakfast meeting.
Cotswold Regional Organisers Alan and Fiona Bartlett 07785 928687 – email@example.com @PCGB_R31 facebook.com/pcgb.r31 Round-up of events Despite the winter weather, the Cotswold Region was still very active throughout November, to the extent that it proved hard to keep up with all that was going on, not least with the regular banter on R31’s numerous social media channels. As always, topics discussed online were many and varied, ranging from the relative merits of laying up or using cars over the winter to whether the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum theory means the Cotswold Region doesn’t really exist, something we have long suspected. Meanwhile, back in the real world, Cotswold members participated in several events during the month, starting with a car auction and ending with another of our Coﬀee Cruises. Many classic car enthusiasts visited the NEC for the annual Classic Motor Show, while your ROs attended the Oﬃcials’ Conference. RECENT EVENTS Auction watch Occasionally, we organise visits to the local WOMA car auctions (woma.co.uk), mainly so members, who have never been before can see how a motor trade auction works. We generally attend when there is a Porsche on the sales list. Unusually though, four Porsches were entered in November, so we felt compelled to go along. First up was a suspiciously clean-looking 2014 14,500 mile 981 Boxster that was sold for £14,500. This might sound like a bargain, but the ominous phrase, ‘Declared Total Loss – Category C’ suggested that the car was not quite so desirable as it might ﬁrst appear. A close inspection of the car’s exterior prior to the auction revealed signs of overspray, newly ﬁtted body panels and suspension components, all suggesting the car had sustained a heavy side and rear impact and had subsequently undergone signiﬁcant repair work. A source at the auction depressed us when he told us that the car would probably be exported to where, in his words, “…its history will be easier to conceal”. The following week, we were back to see a black 1999 113,600-mile 2.5L 986 Boxster go through, this one having been withdrawn for failing to start the week before. As it was driven through the auction hall, it certainly looked and sounded like it needed some attention. However, for
£1950,and with 10 months’ MOT, it certainly seemed worth a punt. The same evening, we saw an immaculate silver 2001 42,000-mile 2.7L 986 Boxster, with a fully documented Porsche dealer history and a Club sticker in the windscreen, go through. It went for £4200. The next morning an R31 member spotted it for sale on eBay for £7995 at a specialist dealer. Next up was an honest-looking, 2004 facelift, 68,000-mile 986 Boxster S, which went under the hammer for £4500. After the auction had ended, it struck us that the supply of 986 Boxsters is plentiful right now and is probably the most aﬀordable Porsche you can buy. If you’re conﬁdent enough, then an auction might well be the place to buy one. Monthly get-togethers The November monthly meet, our last mid-week meeting of 2018, took place at The Plough Inn, Alverscot. There was nothing much to report other than the turnout and food was very good, and we agreed the 2019 events calendar. Our Sunday morning Coﬀee Cruise was similarly well-supported, given the time of year and weather, with a surprising number of attendees venturing out in their Porsches. Season’s greetings By the time this drops onto your doormat, we suspect that your priority will be celebrating Yuletide and preparing for the New Year, which is why we have kept our copy short. Before we sign oﬀ, however, we would just like to wish you and your families a very joyous Christmas and a happy New Year, and to thank you for all your kind support and encouragement over the past year. 88 porscheclubgb.com
FORTHCOMING EVENTS Cotswold events are listed below, on the website and our Facebook page (facebook.com/pcgb.r31). Please check for updates on the R31 Facebook page or our Twitter feed (@PCGB_R31) before setting oﬀ. Stay safe and see you next year... Alan and Fiona DIARY DATES 27 JANUARY Sunday Cofee Cruise The Cotswold Gateway Hotel, Burford 13 FEBRUARY Mid-week meet - The Red Lion, Long Compton 24 FEBRUARY Sunday Cofee Cruise The Cotswold Gateway Hotel 10 MARCH The Full English Breakfast Run Starting at Mollie’s Diner, Buckland (TBC). 24 MARCH Sunday Cofee Cruise The Cotswold Gateway Hotel 31 MARCH Spring Tea Bun Run Drive out to Aston Potteries, Aston. 10 APRIL Mid-week meet - The Red Lion 28 APRIL Sunday Cofee Cruise - The Cotswold Gateway Hotel 28 APRIL Drive It Drive Day, Drive Out Sunday Starting at midday at the Cotswold Gateway Hotel. 12 MAY The 2019 Cotswold Rally (TBC) 26 MAY Sunday Cofee Cruise - The Cotswold Gateway Hotel
H IH G The 991 Register headed to the Swiss Alps for an unforgettable summer road trip. Organiser Kenny Robinson takes us through the highlights
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amous mountain passes, the Porsche Museum, stunning scenery and a trip to Spa – our 2018 Swiss Alps tour had it all. When I organised the trip I wanted our group to look back on it with excitement and to have great memories. The feedback has been 100 per cent positive, so I think I succeeded. Our journey began in style with a photo shoot at P&O Hull before eight cars boarded the ferry, temporarily parting from three others that were heading for the continent through the Channel Tunnel. A chat in the bar and dinner followed – as well as Carolyn taking to the dance ﬂoor twice – before we docked at Zeebrugge on day two. Once our sat navs had connected, we set oﬀ on the six-and-a-half-hour drive to Stuttgart, where we all caught up at our hotel in Zuﬀenhausen, the home of Porsche. It would have been rude not to join in the beer festival in the village that evening, so we did. It was a fantastic party! The following morning, some of our group visited the Porsche Museum, others the Mercedes-Benz Museum and some both – they are superb and full of priceless gems. By around noon, we were on our way to Andermatt in Switzerland. After checking into our hotel, some of us could not resist a quick drive around the Furka Pass. The fun was really beginning… We started day four by heading back to the Furka, and the famous glacier at its summit, and to the Grimsel and Susten Passes. The scenery was second to none. Driving roads like these is what our cars were made to do. Acceleration and speed are only as good as your brakes, and our brakes are good. We really put our 991s to the test and what fun and speed we got up to. It was a superb experience and that evening we were all still buzzing. We could have talked all night but sleep was essential as concentration is paramount when driving the passes. We used walkie-talkies to alert the group to any vehicles or dangers along these passes – a safety recommendation for any tour. On our last full day, we drove the Oberalp and Lukmanier Passes, almost ﬂat out, and after lunch the Gotthard, Nufenen and Furka Passes, again almost to the max. The following morning we said goodbye to our friends in two cars, who were oﬀ to Italy for a few days in the Dolomites, and headed to Trier for an overnight stay that included taking in the sights of the city. Our ﬁnal drive the next morning, to the ferry in Zeebrugge, included an unexpected visit to the Spa circuit in Belgium, arranged by Joe. It did not let anyone down. Thanks to everyone who made this trip such a success, not forgetting my good friend Marton Storr. Marton introduced me to the Alpine roads when we worked together in Iraq and he knows every hairpin by heart – you deﬁnitely need someone like him on a trip like this. What will I remember? The Swiss passes – 15 in total – were fantastic. Kevin Sims, Phil Graham, Paul O’Keeﬀe, Kunle Elegbede, Carlton Langton, Craig Dalton, Jeﬀ Peck, Peter Lambert, Peter Hunsley, Mark Lewis and I took our cars almost to the limit. Driving through the tunnels and passes with our sports exhausts switched on was absolutely deafening. It’s days like these that we never forget. Here’s to our June 2019 tour of the Dolomites…
PASS TIMES • The 2431-metre-high Furka Pass is famous for its stunning views of the Rhone Glacier and star role in the James Bond classic Goldfinger. • The Susten Pass opened in 1945 and is the ﬁrst Alpine pass built speciﬁcally for vehicles. The road climbs to 2224 metres, with a tunnel at the summit taking you across the pass. • The Oberalp Pass was used by travellers hundreds of years before a formal road was created in 1863-4. The summit is 2044 metres above sea level. • The Grimsel Pass combines twists, tight hairpins, curves and switchbacks as it winds through mountainous terrain to 2164 metres. • At 1915 metres above sea level, the Lukmanier Pass is usually open all year but its avalanche gallery can be frozen into early summer. • The Gotthard Pass is a challenging drive to 2091 metres, with many twists and turns. • Navigate switchbacks and hairpins to reach the 2478-high summit of the Nufenen Pass. There are no side barriers in places, so take care.
REGISTERS Register Director’s report We have now reached the end of 2018 and it is surprising how quickly the time has gone. With over 50 events throughout the year I hope that there has been plenty to interest and entertain you. The calendar for 2019 is already taking shape and there are yet more exciting prospects ahead. Please do try to attend any events that interest you. The Club recently held two Oﬃcials’ Conferences - one in Leeds for the north and the second in Reading for southern members. The Directors and General Manager reviewed the year to date and
356 Register Secretary Fred Hampton 01992 581580 – firstname.lastname@example.org
912 Register Secretary Rowena Purdy 01472 399381 – email@example.com Assistant Register Secretary Vacancy Poppy the 912 The last couple of months have been very busy for me. After struggling to drive Poppy home from Wiltshire after her presence at Rally Day at Castle Combe and parking her in the garage, I liaised with PC Leeds for her to return to the engineering ﬁrm, which had ﬁxed the electrical faults originally. Eventually, I agreed to drive Poppy up to a facility near Scarborough, as the journey was shorter than travelling to Leeds. I headed across the Humber Bridge and north to ﬁnd the site on the agreed date in early October. The facility was a farm and a large barn populated with a number of Ford Escort rally cars appeared to be the workshop - not quite what I was expecting. The engine specialist said the problem was worn tick over needles. He promised to source a pair of VW needles, which would ﬁt, from a Solex 32. I was uncertain about this and voiced my concerns. He gave me a lift to Driﬃeld station for my journey home. It now seems that the fault was traced to the HT leads, which caused the car to run on three cylinders. However, these had just been replaced by genuine Porsche parts from PC Leeds, so the HT loom had to be replaced. Apparently, one of the leads, which runs across the engine into the right-hand bank was being pulled out when the engine moved on its mountings – presumably when accelerating hard. This, I am assured, has now been ﬁxed.
then discussed future plans for the Club and Clubhouse. There were interesting discussions from the assembled oﬃcials, giving the Directors and General Manager plenty of thoughts and ideas to consider. Please continue to let us know if we are providing what you the members require. Following the Reading Conference, Phil Graham and I dashed over to Warwick to attend the Motorsport Awards Dinner. Again, the racing went down to the last races of the season. The Championship winners were awarded their trophies by Le Mans winner Richard Attwood, especially
satisfying for me with Josh from PC Bolton, my local Centre, winning the Restoracing Series, a special evening for all. Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.
Once the fault was ﬁxed, Poppy was driven to Leeds where both door windows were checked – the window mechanism had become stiﬀ and the raising mechanism slightly broken. These were ﬁxed and new seals ﬁtted too - my navigator will be delighted in the summer months when the interior gets rather too warm for comfort. The Leeds staﬀ did an excellent job – and even ﬁxed the quarter lights, which I have never been able to open fully. That was a bonus! Once all this servicing had been completed I used Trans Pennine Express’ services for the journey to Leeds where I was collected by one of the Centre’s drivers in a Macan. (It was a Mini the last time.) After a brief discussion (and a minor repair to the passenger door inside handle push button, which had fallen oﬀ!) I was on my way home. Unfortunately, the engine seems to have reverted to the original fault, notwithstanding the re-routing of the HT leads, which means yet another journey to Leeds. I need to wait for arrangements to have my car collected from home so I can take one of Porsche’s engine experts for a drive to listen to the loud explosions emanating from the engine when I brake and change down. Something is still not right. However, I did drive her to R4’s Sunday lunch and talk a couple of days later – bangs notwithstanding (‘alarums and excursions without’ as Shakespeare was wont to say in his stage instructions). The talk was given by one of R4’s members, who had quite a long career rallying, both as a navigator and a driver. Interestingly, he and I had competed in the HRCR Clubman’s Championship after I returned from my second period of Hong Kong life. Poppy was parked outside the venue and I did notice a couple of our new members having a good look at her before we went oﬀ to a local pub for an excellent lunch.
system. Thanks to Rod Stormes, Region 4’s RO, for his oﬀer to ride as a passenger in his KN!
18 November Officials’ Conference As an experiment, the Oﬃcials’ Conference was split between Leeds, for northern oﬃcials, and Reading, for those from the south. The beneﬁt of this strategy was that we could get to Leeds and home without spending a night away from home. The general consensus in Leeds seemed to support the new 94 porscheclubgb.com
Enjoy the Club and your Porsches. Albert Walsh, Register Director firstname.lastname@example.org 07753 441730
FORTHCOMING EVENTS 2 February HRCR Navigation Training Day With a new venue in Gloucestershire, this is another HRCR event, which concentrates on rally navigators (and drivers, but predominantly the former) in order to let them into the dark science of speed tables, stopwatches, road books and Ordnance Survey maps! 16-17 February HRCR Awards Dinner and AGM I have been asked to present the inaugural Gibson-Purdy Trophy at this event at the Woodland Grange, Royal Leamington Spa. Full details are eagerly awaited. 23-24 February Retro Classic Tour Organised by HERO, this straightforward run is designed to introduce newcomers to the HERO style of rallying and is centred on the Race Retro Show at Stoneleigh Park. There will be a training session run by HERO experienced crews on 23 February for those who wish to learn about the intricacies of road regularity rallies before the actual run on 24 February. The 110-mile route includes a lunch stop on the way. Entry fee will include show tickets for the Saturday (23 February). Entries opened on 18 December 2018. 9 March HERO Challenge I Based in the Throckmorton area. 12-14 July HERO - Summer Trial Three days based in Chesterﬁeld. 28 September HERO Challenge II Book the date into your diary for the original HERO Challenge. Entries are due to open 21 January. The 2018 event was oversubscribed. A happy Christmas to all my readers. Rowena
DIARY DATES 10-13 JANUARY Autosport International - NEC 12 JANUARY HRCR Open Day - Gaydon Heritage 2 FEBRUARY HRCR Navigation Training Day Gloucestershire 16-17 FEBRUARY HRCR Awards Dinner and AGM - Royal Leamington Spa 23-24 FEBRUARY Retro Classic Tour 9 MARCH HERO Challenge I
Early 911 (2.0, 2.2 & 2.4) Register Secretary Ian McLeod 07539 033377 – email@example.com Assistant Robin Walker firstname.lastname@example.org Technical Assistant Alan Drayson 07446 931125 email@example.com
911 Sportomatic Register Secretary Peter Cook 01789 400832 – firstname.lastname@example.org
911 Carrera RS Register Secretary Fred Hampton 01992 581580 – email@example.com Assistant Mike Chadwick 01454 232232 – mvc@ﬂy7.co.uk
911 2.7 Carrera & 3.0 Register Secretary Guy White 01493 750278 firstname.lastname@example.org Technical Assistant Tony Ruggles 01992 892333 Winter storage As our cars are now over 40, the majority are only used in the summer months and stored during winter. Before storing I would recommend that the car be taken for a good run to get the oil up to temperature and, when the bodywork has cooled, give it a thorough wash and wax, and also valet the interior. With air-cooled Porsches there is no need to worry about antifreeze in the engine. There should, however, be a suﬃcient concentration in the screen wash system to prevent it from freezing. Whist stored in the garage I keep my car covered with its indoor cover to protect the paintwork. I also keep it connected to a battery conditioner, which will ensure that the battery is still good when I start the car again the following spring. The handbrake should also be left oﬀ to prevent the brakes from binding. Tyres
should be inﬂated to a higher pressure and the car occasionally moved in the garage to prevent ﬂat spots on the tyres. Alternatively, the car could also be jacked up and placed on axle stands to prevent this. And ﬁnally, I haven’t used it myself, but Porsche Classic produce a fuel additive that is supposed to protect the system when a car is stored for extended periods. This is the information I have for the product and its usage: When a vehicle is left stationary for long periods of time, the fuel additive can give many advantages. It will provide protection against corrosion for all metallic components in the fuel system that come into contact with the fuel. In addition, it ensures that deposits are not able to cause damage to the fuel tank and fuel system. That means your Porsche will keep performing as expected. In order to achieve these optimal results, nothing was left to chance during development, with intensive testing taking place throughout the process, which included various compatibility tests especially with regard to installed Porsche Classic Genuine Parts - as well as tests for corrosion protection and the forming of resin. Prior to storing the vehicle, put the entire contents into the tank before the fuelling process and then ﬁll up the tank completely. There is suﬃcient capacity for 55-85 litres of fuel. To distribute the fuel additive throughout the entire system and to ensure optimum protection, drive for at least 15km as the next step. Guy
911 SC Register Secretary Paul Thompson 01531 822 305 Mobile: 07836 261 365 email@example.com Technical Advisor Nick Phelps 01242 530666 - firstname.lastname@example.org I attended the NEC’s Classic Motor Show and enjoyed some superb PCGB coﬀee and the Club’s stand, plus the adjacent Porsche Classic stand. I understand that Porsche, who sold every classic car on the stand, are getting into the classic era seriously, which must be good for us SC owners. My only complaint is that parking cost an astronomical £16, in addition to the entry fee, which you only discover after parking. I will certainly be taking that into account, as will many others, when deciding if I should visit next year. On my SC we rewired the earth for the front indicator to the body and, after a minor (oil ﬁlter and check over) my SC sailed through its now voluntary MOT. As Jane has had to give up driving on medical grounds, Chris at Kilcot garage volunteered to bring my SC home. However, when he was due to return her, he phoned to say that she would not start, and that he could not hear the fuel pump running. The fuel pump has seemed to be getting noisier over the last year and my thought was “Oh bother, it’s failed!” However, as a long-term SC owner, I told Chris to check the red relay. He pulled it out, cleaned it and, like magic, the car started immediately. The moral for all SC owners with any car problems is to check the red relay, and keep a spare in the car. I decided to buy a spare pump just in case! PC Tewkesbury sold me one for £285, 95 porscheclubgb.com
Charles Merriman enjoying his SC at Brands Hatch
less Club discount. It was dearer than I thought, but so is everything else! Paul
911 Carrera 3.2 Register Secretary Steve and Sue Edwards 02083 667770 – email@example.com Technical Advisor Charles Marsland 01732 848323 In November, we attended the biannual Oﬃcials’ Conference. The Club is prospering and, numbering 22,000-plus with good year-on-year retention, membership continues to rise. Club supported events are increasing, with plans to take pop-up events into some Regions. Elements of strategy and planning were discussed - one being PP content. Although the magazine will not be reduced in volume, the idea is to reduce the Regions and Registers section. A reduction in word count to half of the usual amount may be tried. If reduced, the majority of the content will be moved onto the website, MailChimp, or social media. Payback would be the inclusion of an annual Register feature. Please email me your views. Members’ stories - John and Gwen Davies’ Sport/SE model We purchased our tidy and original matching numbers car nine years ago, complete with comprehensive service history, tool kit and genuine low mileage –it still has only done 76,000 miles. Its Porsche Certiﬁcate of Authenticity indicates it, with its additional equipment when supplied new, to be the Sport/SE model. Over the last few years, we have attended a number of PCGB events, the latest being the Brands Hatch Festival of Porsche 70th Anniversary celebration. However, for a number of reasons, we have not been able to use it as much as we would have liked. We decided it was due a 12,000-mile service based on miles completed since purchase, and called upon the services of Charles Marsland, who was as enthusiastic as ever to service a 3.2. We scheduled for an oil and ﬁlter change, a tappet check, the sorting of a couple of minor electrical issues, plus an MOT check and rectiﬁcation where necessary. Part of this necessitated the tidy up of the car’s aftermarket alarm systems, as we’d been experiencing a problem with the dash-mounted remote chip. This had caused issues at a couple of recent classic car shows there’s nothing worse than being unable to start ﬁrst time at a car show. Upon arrival at Charles’ workshop, he found this device would not work and therefore decided to push the car into his workshop. Finding it
John and Gwen Davies’ Sport/SE as modelled by their granddaughter
993 Register Secretary Maurice Piper firstname.lastname@example.org Register Assistant Christian Sanger 07968503385 – email@example.com Chris Maunder’s 993 Carrera S Chris Maunder has bought a 993 Carrera S! It looks like a very nice one. He reports: I bought the 993 on 2 October so am just starting to get to know it. I have had two other 911s in the past (over a very long period) - a 1972 911 2.4E in light yellow, and then a 1984 Carrera Super sport in Moss Green.
was very diﬃcult to push, he thought it must have been suﬀering binding brakes. He quickly established the car was ﬁtted with four immobiliser/alarm systems, which were helping drain the battery when the car was parked three or more days. Due to the age and possible unreliability of two of these, they were removed, still leaving the car with two approved systems. Charles made the point that some of the late 1980s technology has generally had its day, and the current generation systems are far more reliable. We took his advice. Charles changed the gearbox oil to Mobilube 1 fully synthetic SAE 75W90. The diﬀerence, as reported by other Register members, is quite surprising - even smoother through the G50 gearbox, and quieter too. The tappets, checked when the oil was drained and the engine stone cold, were spot on apart from one requiring very slight adjustment. Porsche genuine cam cover gaskets with new nuts and washers were used. Charles considers Porsche gaskets to be slightly softer than pattern parts, giving better oil sealing, thereby reducing the risk of leaks. As the engine oil and ﬁlter were being changed using the genuine Porsche part, the opportunity was taken to replace the oil tank sender unit. Charles recommends the satisfactory way of checking the engine oil level is to ensure the car is at operating temperature, on level ground, and allowed to idle for a minute or so. Whilst still idling, the oil level gauge pointer should be in the upper white portion of the gauge. If the pointer should drop below this point, the level should also be checked on the dipstick and if it is not midway between maximum and minimum oil is required. Overﬁlling by a small amount can result in the oil ﬁnding its way to the induction system and burnt through the combustion chambers, thereby creating excessive smoke, especially on start-up. It can take many miles to clear. As already mentioned, Charles found it very diﬃcult to push the car, due to failure of the dash chip again. His diagnosis proved correct when he found the brakes were binding due to all four outer pistons having seized. Charles indicated seized pistons were common on little used 3.2s, normally creating a brake imbalance. However, all four outer would not create the same situation. The braking system had proved eﬀective for normal driving, issues would have shown up with arduous use when the brake ﬂuid would probably have boiled. A total replacement of all four disc brake calipers, pads and discs was carried out.
Charles stressed the importance of driving these cars at least a couple of times a month all year round, weather permitting. This should include operation of all the electrics to minimise the risk of electric motors and contacts becoming stuck and, in turn, creating potential problems. Additionally, this sort of use reduces the possibilities of stale fuel building up in the tank and system as modern fuel speciﬁcations are such that tank life is not as good as those from the past. If your annual mileage is very low, it is still worth changing brake ﬂuid every two years to minimise the build-up of moisture in the hydraulics. It may also be worth investing in a brake ﬂuid condition check meter. So the moral behind these notes is to use your car as often as possible, it does no good to leave them locked up in the garage, and ensure the car is regularly checked over by enthusiastic knowledgeable engineers. Thank you, John and Gwen. My tip re oil is ﬁll to the top of the ﬁrst white mark if heavy traﬃc or hot climate use is anticipated - the oil expands considerably with extra heat. Happy New Year! Steve and Sue
911 Carrera Club Sport Register Secretary Alan Cordery 01798 344481 – firstname.lastname@example.org
964 Register Secretary David Bladon 07771 194507 – email@example.com
964 Carrera RS Register Secretary Melvin Spear 07860 595355 – firstname.lastname@example.org 96 porscheclubgb.com
From top: Chris Maunder’s 993 Carrera S
The 993 seems to be in excellent condition, with 64,000 documented miles on the clock and a totally complete service history. Unit Eleven in Cheshire rebuilt the engine in January after one of the camshafts was damaged. So I’m now running the engine in, as the car has not been used following the rebuild.
James Henfrey’s 2003 C2
Welcome to the Register, Chris, I hope you get many years of sheer driving pleasure. Love your 993! Maurice
993 Carrera RS Register Secretary Paul Howells 01594 833238 – email@example.com Firstly happy New Year and hopefully a good motoring season. 9 March RS trackday at Oulton Park The 19th RS trackday sold out again very quickly after the booking opened for Club members and before the date went public two weeks later. All are welcome to come and view, blag a few passenger laps or simply bring your pride and joy along to park in the paddock along with a couple of hundred other cars. 993 tech day Get yourselves booked into the 993 technical forum, if you have a interest in maintenance and would like a better understanding of these cars. The RS is a little diﬀerent to the mainstream models; however, there are plenty of similarities and problems alike. 993 RS handbook supplement I’m looking for a 993 RS handbook supplement for an ex UK car that now resides in New Zealand. I’m trying to help the person out as he is struggling to ﬁnd one. Spares for sale I have found some spares left over from my RS. They are as follows: • A front factory alloy strut brace as ﬁtted to the RS and GT2, which is an easy ﬁt. • A pair of solid adjustable engine mounts made by Manthey in Germany that allows you to lower the engine 10mm and move the engine and box forwards 10mm. Another easy ﬁt. • Nylon solid front gearbox mount, which is exfactory RSR and GT2 and will ﬁt any 993 or 964. I have a busy hillclimbing and racing season ahead. Come and have a go at hill climbing and don’t miss the Prescott Hill Climb Grand Porsche weekend. Forever lightweight… Paul
996 Register Secretary Andy Willis 07775 138527 – firstname.lastname@example.org 996 technical issues Over the past few months there have been a number of members contacting me for advice, so out of
interest I thought I would list the most common questions asked. They were battery charging, getting access to the boot when the battery is ﬂat, IMS concerns, car locking – unlocking issues, water ingress and blocked drain tubes, creaking and squeaking suspension. There is a lot of information about all of these and more on the Club’s Forum under the 996 FAQ and technical information pages. If you have any issues accessing them please don’t hesitate to ask. If you have come across any issues that you think would be of beneﬁt to members or have any technical questions, then do please let me know via phone or email. Another useful contact is Gary Sorrell (email@example.com). You can also use the Forum to contact Richard Hamilton. MEMBERS IN PRINT James Henfrey James, from Region 4, has contacted me about his recent purchase: Hello Andy, I’ve just purchased my ﬁrst 911, a Carrera 2 2003 996. I’ve dreamt of owning a 911 since being a youngster and ﬁnally, at the age of 35, it has become a reality. Trying to explain what this car does for me to non-Porsche people is a task in itself! I liken it to going for a pint with Steve McQueen - that’s how cool it feels. I was looking for about three to four months. It had to be a Carrera 2 hardtop, no sunroof with manual transmission. I spent most nights searching the web and found mine in Kent. It has 62,000 miles on the clock, excellent history and just needed the IMS doing for peace of mind as we plan on doing a couple of trips to France next year - one to Le Mans the other to the south of France where Lauren (my ﬁancé) and I are getting married in July. Obviously it’ll be our wedding car, then it’s on to the Riviera for a week. The car’s a cracker, only deviating from factory spec by way of a diﬀerent head unit incorporating Bluetooth. I’ve had the car for four weeks now and love it. I’ve had the IMS and clutch done at Cavendish Porsche and a pair of Dansk sport silencers ﬁtted as one was just starting to blow. It’s deﬁnitely a keeper. It feels very special to drive and ﬂatters you as a driver. There’s something about the rear engine that non-Porsche people just don’t get... Anyway I digress; I would be over the moon if you could sneak this picture of my 996 and I, taken on the Yorkshire Moors on a random Tuesday road trip, into the mag. A very warm welcome to all new members and please remember, if you would like an image of your 98 porscheclubgb.com
996 (preferably yourself with it) published in this column, then just email me a photo with a few words if possible for inclusion. Enjoy your 996… Andy DIARY DATES 10-13 JANUARY Autosport International - NEC
997 Register Secretary Clive Wratten firstname.lastname@example.org Register Assistant Phil Blackman Moving on After nearly three years running the Register and even longer helping out behind the scenes, it is time for me to move on. Register Assistant Phil Blackman will also be stepping down. Huge thanks go to Phil and his predecessor Jonathan Lennard, for their huge contributions. Without their hard work and eﬀorts much of what we and other Register members have enjoyed would simply not have been possible. We have thoroughly enjoyed leading some wonderful events, with too many fabulous memories to list here. The highlights for me have always involved the exhilaration of spirited drives - the most memorable being our 997 Register Tours. On these we have enjoyed driving our cars in the manner for which they were designed in the great company of other like-minded Porsche and 997 enthusiasts.
Phil, Clive and Register member Greg Taberner with big smiles on their faces after a fabulous morning driving their 997s with the Register. Happy days!
Do get in touch if you would like to step up and lead the Register – 1700 members is a huge pool of talent and I am sure many of you have the leadership skills to take the Register forward.
The very recently launched 992
Wishing all Register members a very happy New Year! Safe motoring and enjoy your 997s. Clive and Phil
991 Register Secretaries Phil Graham 01625 524596 – email@example.com Kenny Robinson 07768 862280 – firstname.lastname@example.org November round-up It was a quiet month apart from the Classic Motor Show at the NEC where I met many 991 owners, members and the numerous other interesting people who are brought together by the Porsche Club. On one of my many visits to PC Wilmslow I bumped into member Alex Rothwell whom I had met on the Paris Motor Show trip. Alex had been agonising over swapping his Richard Attwood Legends car for a GT3 and was completing the paperwork before collecting a white Gen 1 GT3. Nervous at changing a one-year-old car for an older model he had arranged to inspect it on the ramp with the assistance of a technician. As I was still in the showroom, he invited me to join them in the workshop so that I could hopefully reassure him. This one owner car had been meticulously maintained with a ﬁle full of every item spent on it and was immaculate. Although Alex commented on the tread depth of the tyres, they were quite new Michelin Pilot Cup tyres, which only have 5.3mm to begin with. Unfortunately, I spotted a screw in one of the front tyres, which had probably been picked up during the road test. This meant that Alex couldn’t take delivery until the following week after PC Wilmslow had replaced both front tyres, put new protective ﬁlm on the rear wheel arches and taken care of a couple of other items. This could easily have resulted in testing the Porsche Assistance and spoiling the initial experience. However, Alex’s Legends car was handed back and insured for him until his GT3 was ready. Great service and a happy customer. Porsche 992 The 27 November saw the long-awaited launch of the latest 911 at 10pm in Los Angeles (5am the following morning in the UK). I was one of the sad insomniacs watching courtesy of newsTV.porsche.de and getting quite excited at the prospect of owning one. Visually still very much a 911; it launches in Carrera S and Carrera 4S models with a common wide-bodied shell. The entire outer skin is aluminium, apart from the composite front and rear sections, with signiﬁcantly wider wheel housings arching over the 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels, available in four designs. The front edge of the bonnet has been squared oﬀ and ﬂush door handles make for a smoother side contour. The rear LED light bar will now feature on all models and there is an option for LED headlights with intelligent dimming for oncoming traﬃc and dazzle from reﬂective road signs. Power output for the S models is increased by 30PS to 450 PS knocking 0.4 seconds oﬀ the 0-62mph time giving 3.6 seconds for the 4S and
3.7 seconds for the S. Sport Chrono reduces this time by a further 0.2 seconds. The PDK gearbox moves from seven to eight gears, but the iconic gear lever is no more, replaced by a games console type control. Adding the sports exhaust reduces the number of tailpipes from four to two giving it the appearance of a GT model. The interior is completely new with a digital dash and 10.9-inch PCM screen. Heated seats are now standard. At the moment, my colour choice will be the elegant Gentian Blue Metallic with Carrera Exclusive Design wheels in silver and black. Deliveries should commence in the spring and I would love to hear from anyone who is speccing their order or who is thinking of placing one. Following on from the Wroxall Christmas party I would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Phil and Kenny
930 (911 Turbo) Register Secretary John Ward 01844 237508 – email@example.com
intrigued to see how they had mounted the support to the 914 at the balancing point and then suspended it from the beam to balance with a 177kg meteorite. Ihe exhibition is on until 26 January at Gagosian in Britannia Street London WC1X 9JD, which is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm, and entry is free. Afterwards we headed to Regent Street to view the cars on display at the Regent Street Motor Show, where the highlight for me was admiring the many veteran cars on display before they headed to Brighton at sunrise the following morning. FORTHCOMING EVENTS As you read this month’s report we are days away from entering into the New Year when the 914 will turn 50. 2019 will be a very special year for the 914 with many celebrations and 914 at 50 Anniversary displays scheduled throughout the year. The International 914 Meeting at Wiesloch in Germany will celebrate the landmark with a pre and main meeting from the end of May to the beginning of June. The ﬁnal day of the meeting will be a celebration at the Porsche Museum at Zuﬀenhausen. Here, in the UK, it will have our own celebration day ‘914/50’. This will take place on Saturday, 20 July at Brooklands Museum. Keep the weekend free - we’re really
914 Register Secretary Kevin Clarke 07946 080454 – firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Rob Taylor 07900164546 email@example.com International Events Co-ordinator Bruce Manning 07803 287771 firstname.lastname@example.org RECENT EVENTS 914 in London At the beginning of November some 914 Register members had a day out in London. The day started as we met up at King’s Cross railway station. We then walked the short distance to Britannia Street to see Measured - Porsche with Meteorite by Chris Burden at Gagosian, a contemporary art gallery. The exhibition has been touring the world and we were very happy it was in London. The bright yellow 914 used is a complete ’74 1.8 in excellent condition. I was 101 porscheclubgb.com
From top: Measured – Porsche with Meteorite by Chris Burden at London’s Gagosian gallery
looking forward to seeing you and your 914 there. Wishing you all a happy Christmas and a wonderful 2019 and I look forward to seeing you and your 914 throughout the 50th year of the 914. Happy Fourteening… Kevin DIARY DATES 1 JANUARY New Year’s Day Classic Car Gathering - Brooklands Museum 5 MAY Stanford Hall VW Show We will be having our Annual 914 Concours and 914 display. 31 MAY-2 JUNE International 914 Meeting - Wiesloch, Germany
924 except GT Register Secretary Paul Hedges 07940 441452 (6-10pm) – email@example.com Happy New Year! I have attended the Oﬃcials’ Conference and enjoyed catching up with Club oﬃcials and the latest Club business. I will relay relevant details to you when I have them. I was excited to receive a telephone call about an ‘R’ registration car, which I am going to investigate further. More news about this later, too.
Remanufactured parts #29 Each month features parts for 924 models (as well as other models they apply to). Inclusion of a part here is not a guarantee of availability or suitability for your car. Your local Porsche Centre will be able to guide you in these respects. You can ﬁnd the full list on the PCGB 924 Forum. Don’t forget to have your membership card handy and ask for PCGB discount! The fourth edition of Originale will soon be released. I will be working through it to ﬁnd relevant parts for our cars. Rear muffler: 477253125S - 924 (1976-1985) Slide bush/shift sleeve: 96442422300 - 356 B (1959-1963), 914 (1973-1976), 924 Turbo (19791982), 911 F (1965-1973), 911 Turbo (1975-1977 and 1987-1988), 911 G (1974-1986) End cover/nose panel: 94450303302 - 924 S (1986-1988), 944 (1985-1985), 944/2 (1986-1989), 944 Turbo (1985-1989), 944 S (1987-1988), 944 S2 (1989-1989) More next month… Paul
930 Turbo SE Register Secretary Robert Day 07786 396925 (evenings) firstname.lastname@example.org
924 Carrera GT Register Secretary Ricky Caesar 07796 935550 – email@example.com
9-11 November NEC Classic Motor Show Alan Bradshaw reports: I was very fortunate to be asked to exhibit my newly restored Carrera GT on the Porsche 924 Owners’ Club stand. This was located directly opposite the PCGB stand and right next to the Porsche Cars GB stand, giving a fantastic sight of so many Porsches all in one area. There were very few transaxle cars on display other than the stand that my car was being exhibited on and one transaxle car on PCGB’s display, that being the very nice 944 Turbo belonging to Paul Keeling. My black Carrera GT has had a lot of work carried out over the last 15 months and it ﬁnally all came together to have her on display at the show. It has undergone a near full restoration, including full bare metal respray, new interior with original fabric from Werk924 in Germany, new carpets, refurbished wheels and a lot of new parts supplied by PC Wolverhampton, my local dealership. Craig Jones, the Parts Manager, must be fed up with me by now. The engine has undergone a full detailing and replacement of various parts, including the ﬂuid reservoirs to get rid of the very faded original items. Luckily all are still available. Over the winter the engine will receive some attention with several parts being refurbished. The brake ducts still have to be ﬁtted too. The car attracted much interest from all the visitors and other groups and I really could not believe it. It kept me busy for the three days answering questions and advising some visitors that Ricky’s fantastic GTS and my GT were not just 924 kit cars! Laura, on coﬀee duty on the PCGB stand, got to know me very well as I popped over for a quick caﬀeine ﬁx several times each day and even had the coﬀee waiting for me as she could see me coming. The end of the show brought Albert Walsh, the Club’s Register Director, over to see my car, and following a full inspection with Ricky, it was revalued at a lot more than I had it insured for. A truly fabulous few days, and thank you to Ricky for giving me so much help over the past 12 months. Ricky
Photo by Paul Hedges
My car This month has been amazingly stable and enjoyable. The car has performed extremely well, I have purchased new Bosch wiper blades from Euro Car Parts, which are very eﬀective and great value, a new ‘armadillo’ rubber air box section from Porsche (047133367C) and a second-hand plastic air box section, which links to my new rubber part. The latter was the part that was found to have deformed when I had the fuel system from Woolies Workshop (047133083E – 1982 on). I have also been looking at getting all ﬁve wheels restored and am looking for the best price. Currently
the wheels are in a terrible state and, in light of the car’s rarity, I am thinking of returning them to something resembling original.
From top: Alan Bradshaw’s black Carrera GT on the Porsche 924 Owners’ Club stand at the Classic Motor Show
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928 Register Secretary David Hemmings 07768 983743 – firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Register Secretary Andrew Brierley 01204 491573 – email@example.com RECENT EVENTS On the racetrack - round four – not racing, Oulton Park Cheshire Trackdays are very popular, and in my case habit forming. Well, at least once per year for the last three years, if that qualiﬁes. I just spent all day clogging it around Oulton, spinning the rev counter as hard as my pressure on the accelerator pedal would allow. I even managed to get cramp in my right foot, more usually associated with certain types of rowing! The day started with the compulsory drivers’ brieﬁng from Race Director Steve Kevlin. The room was almost full, and I later realised that most cars had two occupants. It’s a joy to ﬁnd yourself on a stretch of empty track, soaking up the sheer pleasure of safe, ﬂat-out Porsche motoring. On any 928 with its V8 spinning round to 6,000 revs, the engine is pretty relaxed. In conversation at lunchtime Steve reminded me he had been at the launch of the 928 in 1977 (only a brief 40 years ago!), and that when AFN (the original oﬃcial importer of Porsche) went racing, he was the ﬁrst out of the box in a 928. My 928 turned out to be the only 928 at Oulton that day, so many keen-eyed drivers stopped by in the pits to discuss the motor, with many topics centred on the V8 engine size and the rarity of the model. Keen to have some track tuition I once again
booked time with Howard Hunt. His method is very much to show you that it’s the smoothest line that brings with it a reward of a faster speed round a given corner. He went to some lengths to explain it for me - it made sense. His comment being that others who rag the cars round corners only wear the car and tyres, and while it looks interesting it does not always win races. Lewis Hamilton raced at Oulton and his 2018 season has arguably seen him win more races through smooth control equalling fewer mistakes than Vettel to take the F1 championship title. At the end of this day my car control was much improved too, but I am not exactly looking for a seat in F1 next season! This time around I was relaxed enough to collect some statistics. For instance, the car used three quarters of a tank full of fuel - 55 litres of Shell V Power (£80 at today’s prices). That translated into approximately 33 laps of the International Circuit, which is ‘2.775 ﬂowing miles’. I usually stuck with four or six laps maximum before returning to the pits, because I could sense the brakes going lumpy and starting to soften at the pedal. My brake system is already ﬁlled with high temperature brake ﬂuid and the discs and pads had been replaced and checked last year, so I was quite conﬁdent that my loosely controlled stints followed by a cooling down period, as given out at the brieﬁng, would be all that was required. It worked. On track you ﬁnd, not surprisingly, that every 911, bar the early cars, regularly overtake you, but as they run (never race) themselves into the distance you are left to enjoy the calm of the track. Racing is not allowed and the sentence is subject to being sent to the Tower of London, which means potential black ﬂagging and removal from the track, if repeated. This applies to any type of errant behaviour reported by marshals to Race Control, which is now supported by CCTV, that spy in the sky on the roof of the marshals’ posts and all suitable positions in between. It does make for a safe day out though, and owners can
be sure they can only race their motor and not damage their car on the furniture around it. This allows an open pit lane, allowing you to go out on the circuit when you choose. For us, on this October day, it was cool but dry with sunny skies, so the only real limits were your own concentration of eﬀort lap after lap. Not as easy as it sounds! A sort of day out at the races, but not racing! I can commend it to the House. FORTHCOMING EVENTS 18 May The British Motor Museum Although the Register is now in idling mode, we are thinking about 2019 and which event should be the main one for 928 owners. We are going to return to Gaydon, Warwickshire CV35 0BJ, just oﬀ Junction 12 of the M40, Region 9 (West Midlands), I believe. Our last visit was in April 2015 and much has changed. There has been much refurbishment and there’s a brand new large Collections Centre that includes an open to viewing workshop, which houses the full Jaguar car collection that was at Browns Lane. If you like the E-Type you can expect to see every version, close up too. Put the date in your new diary now. Thanks for 2018… …To Andrew Brierley, our ever-supportive assistant; now busy restoring a blue GTS. Thanks to Mike Gibbons and Chris Clark for being extra hands at all times and ﬁnally to Adrian Clark our ever helpful Technical Expert for those of you, including me, who need access to his fountain of 928 knowledge, born from hands-on practical experience with his own group of 928s. David
944 Register Secretary Mike Pollock 07811 944953 – firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Register Secretary Andy Watson 07920 589750 (6pm-9pm Mon-Fri and 9am-6pm weekends) email@example.com Technical Advisor Jon Mitchell 01202 488800 (during normal working hours) firstname.lastname@example.org
Clockwise from top left: cornering hard and concentrating hard…; just rounded Cascades and accelerating down Lakeside to around 90mph; racing expert relaxes – Steve Kevlin
Hi, and as this should reach you before the holidays, I would like to wish all 944ers, a merry Christmas and a happy New Year! Classic Motor Show My only event recently has been this event at the NEC where we had Paul Keeling’s superb 1991 Turbo
The offending sills on Matthew Woods’ 2.7
ago the rusty sills were knocked in and a plate simply welded over them, ﬁlled and then painted, leaving the rust in situ to make its way into the inner sill and the ﬂoor pan. Luckily, I have some fat in the budget and can hopefully still update the suspension once the bodywork is done. Hopefully, she will be back on the road just after Christmas. I’m sure there are a few people in the same boat as me and it might help and inform.
From top: Paul Keeling’s ’91 Turbo; Liquid Metal 944 Turbo
Many thanks to Matthew and I hope to see the refreshed 2.7 during 2019. It does remind us all to have a look into the sills, preferably with an endoscope, before buying any 944. Ones that connect to any smart phone are available for under £20 on eBay and are essential kit. Drive safe and see you in 2019. Mike
968 Register Secretary Ken Coad 01923 262960 email@example.com Assistant Register Secretary Chris Sweeting firstname.lastname@example.org Technical Advisor Alex Eacock 01213 282225
on display beautifully upholding the 944 and transaxle cars honour. It was great to meet so many existing, new and prospective members. If I missed you, I’m very sorry but you will need to come to some more of the fantastic Club events and ﬁnd me there! Porsche had a stand full of classic cars restored by Porsche Centres and their partners, all painted in 918 Liquid Metal, with black Porsche logo trim and distinctive logos inside and out. These were all for sale at the show, however, all were reputedly sold in the ﬁrst 30 minutes or so! All the classic transaxles were represented - the 944s by an ’86 Turbo, which was extremely popular! Seasonal gifts With winter upon us, thoughts turn to presents for our loved ones. My S2 should have a new custom exhaust system by the time you read this. This is required because after one spirited drive I noticed a rattle from the rear of the car. Investigation revealed it was emanating from the now loose tip of the exhaust (mounting brackets rusted away) and from the inside of the rear box. Looking further along the system and into the extensive history ﬁle showed it is probably the 1990 original. (Further details to follow.) My wife will get something too. Other presents to be looked at include new suspension and tyres. The current tyres are Khumo KH31s and, although they have plenty of tread, I don’t ﬁnd them as reassuring to drive on as the Bridgestones I had on my previous car. They are also about ﬁve years old, so that is my excuse… The existing suspension is original and now a little soft, so new, basically standard rate dampers, with
possibly a slight lowering of the front, are how I intend to go. However, they may need to wait until my birthday in February! Other cars being treated this winter include Matthew Woods 2.7: I bought the car in 2014 and it had some visible rust (bottom of the wings, rear sill and rear quarters), so I had this done along with the usual belts etc. I was assured the main sills were ﬁne and, being a novice with 944s, I took this at face value. Roll forward a year and basically the bottom dropped out of it! Holes appeared around the driver’s side jacking point and the driver’s side rear suspension mounting point. MOT failure... The news got worse a year ago when I had someone look at it, to price getting it back on the road. The rust had got into the corners of the ﬂoor pan as well. Rather dejected at this news and the frightening price, I left the 944 in storage whilst I mulled things over. Following a few false starts, I stumbled upon Augment Automotive in Gloucester. After sending some pictures and a description, David at Augment gave me a worst-case price that was reasonable not too cheap and not too expensive! I paid them a visit and was very impressed. I was even able to see a 944 under the knife having its sills done. So, she was picked up on 8 October to get the bodywork sorted and an MOT (the latter will involve sorting a few other bits and bobs as well). If the clutch and torque tube do not need doing then I will go for their ECU and cam upgrade, which should net me about 200bhp with a re-map. Update - I had a phone mail from David at Augment and it wasn’t good news, the rust was much worse than anticipated. It would appear that when the main sills were ‘replaced’ 10 years 105 porscheclubgb.com
Hello 968 drivers - happy New Year. Good news: I have received a call from a PCGB 968 owner showing interest in helping me to liven up the Register this coming year. Brett lives near Bridgewater and our plan is to meet up over Christmas when I am staying in the area and see how we can work together. It’s looking good… I am in discussions with David Hemmings, the 928 Register Secretary, to organise a joint Register meet at the British Motor Museum in May. More on that event later… It’s a good venue and needs our support. Meanwhile, how time ﬂies. I’ve had the cam belt, water pump belt, tensioner roller, alternator and power steering belts changed and the engine/ gearbox oils replenishing with Millers. Also, the gungy mess in the windscreen washer jets has been cleaned out and they now work splendidly. This time I used Jaz Porsche, independent repairs and sales specialists for classic and modern Porsche, based in St Albans, which has excellent knowledge of our type of Porsche. Steve Winter, the boss, is a very pleasant person to know and his knowledge of Porsche is brilliant. A bill I could have done without just before Christmas though. At the time of writing I was planning to link up with PCGB members at the Porsche Christmas event in the Hangar at Bicester Heritage on Sunday, 9 December. I hope you came along. I hope to bring you more news next month. Why not drop me a line about your 968 to let me know who services it, or if there’s anything special about the car you can tell us and how often do you use it. You could even email me a photo. Happy motoring, enjoy the festive season and please support the Register. Ken
Boxster Register Secretary Tracy Wilkins 01992 450740 email@example.com Assistant Secretary Cliﬀ Wilkins Contact details as above Technical Advisors Steve Winter firstname.lastname@example.org Nick Pike 02089 607 111 (evenings and weekends) We are now entering another great year with PCGB. We hope you had a great Christmas - happy New Year! As promised, this month is dedicated to Steve Winter’s Q&A. He’s answered so many questions over the last couple of years and they keep coming. Here’s a selection of the latest. Previous questions are in the Boxster section of the Club website. TECHNICAL Q&A Question: Can you provide me with a few pointers on buying a Boxster 987? I’m a PCGB member and after 10 years of owning a 944 S2 I’m looking to sell it, along with our Audi A3, to have just one car as a daily and weekend toy, doing around 4000 miles a year. I’ve been told the 2.7 engine is more reliable than the 3.4 and to look at 56 registered onwards with under 80,000 miles on the clock. I have heard that the IMS bearing can be a problem. Also, I have been advised to check the radiators at the front for any corrosion from where leaves and debris have not been removed. I’m thinking of the Sport Edition model and
putting up with the £540 road tax. Looking at 07-58 plates with a budget of £14,000 max. Steve: We have a 2006 Boxster S ourselves and it’s been great. We have seen virtually no engine failures on the 2.7, 3.2 or the 3.4 987 but I am sure others have. 996/997 is a diﬀerent story. The advantage of a ‘S’ over a standard car is you are likely to ﬁnd a car with more optional extras. Ours has sat nav, heated seats, nice 19-inch wheels etc. I would go for the 2006 S model so you get the cheaper road tax. The power diﬀerence is hardly noticeable. Radiators corrode on any water-cooled Porsche but it’s easy to check, just shine a light into the opening and look for dampness. The air conditioning condenser is in front, so you can see that too. All the suspension needs to be checked as well as the brakes, particularly the inside face of the brake discs. In any case I highly recommend you get it properly inspected before you buy. Either at a good specialist, of which there are many, or a main dealer. Question: I have a message on my screen ‘PADM fault drive carefully’. It was diagnosed in October at one of two Porsche clinics we have annually as Club members. They checked out the software and concluded that one of the mounts needed to be replaced. They said the engine would need to come out and the cost for replacement was £2140 (including nine hours’ labour). Additionally, a valve opening on one of the exhaust boxes was seized and they said a new back box on the driver’s side at a cost of £1720 is needed. My car is six years old, Porsche maintained and was under warranty until early this year. I’m ﬁnding these costs pretty heavy and was wondering if all this work is really necessary? Any suggestions would be welcome. Steve: Funnily enough we have just replaced a nearside engine mount on a Boxster just like yours without removing the engine. Total cost with VAT was £1085. The oﬀside one looks a bit trickier, but we
think it can be done also without engine removal. This is a very common issue and currently the mounts are out of stock. Regarding the exhaust valve, have they tried freeing it oﬀ or making some sort of repair ﬁrst rather than just say it needs a new box? All it does is switch the noise from quiet to loud, so if you’re not bothered about that feature I would leave as is unless someone can repair it rather than replace. Question: On my 2003 Boxster S 3.2 automatic (mileage 67,000) a red light comes on and jumps between ‘gear four’ and ‘D’ on the Tiptronic – meaning an issue with the transmission. An independent garage (some of the staﬀ used to work for Porsche) advised me a sensor is going oﬀ inside the gearbox but no one seems keen to take it apart or know exactly what it means! Is this normal practice? Also, would you have any idea what the issue may be with that sensor? Steve: The most likely cause is the inhibitor switch bolted to the side of the gearbox. This is moved when you select a gear, so if it has a fault the control unit doesn’t know what gear you’re in. It will have to be conﬁrmed on a diagnostic machine. I know you are short of specialists in the north so it may mean a trip to the main dealer. Maybe get your garage to look at the switch, as when they fail the two halves sort of blow apart due to corrosion, if that’s the case I am sure that’s your problem. 718 issue In September member Iain Cameron wrote to me to inform me that he had changed his 981 for a lovely GT Silver 718. He has written back to let me know about a problem that the car has developed. Let’s hope he is up and running soon. He writes: I recently bought a new 718 PDK Boxster. After 500 miles the coolant reservoir sprung a very small leak and the coolant warning indication came up. I topped up with Porsche coolant and after another 50 miles the reservoir burst at the seam thus making my car immobile. The Porsche service technician told me there had been quite a few leaking reservoirs reported in the 718 Boxsters and Caymans manufactured between March and August 2018. The Porsche Warranty covers my car, so there’s no cost to me. However, I was surprised to learn that the engine/gearbox assembly had to be removed in order to gain access to the reservoir. It cannot be accessed from the luggage compartment - in previous generations of the car (including the 981) it can. It was nice to see my engine out of the car though I have never had that privilege before in any of my Boxsters. Happy Boxstering… Tracy
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Clockwise from top left: Iain Cameron’s new 718; Leaking reservoir; 718 engine out of the car
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have raised objection. I see it as being a useful tool for those who wish to pass on information or just show their exploits. German trip Now is the time to be making plans for the coming summer. As some of you will know I am planning a trip to Germany at the end of June. The route I am proposing to take is by way of the Netherlands, returning through Belgium and possibly even dipping into France. My preferred crossing is to leave from Hull on the Sunday night and meet up at a service area en route around late morning with the intention of visiting the Motorworld Museum in Cologne, which includes the Michael Schumacher private collection, later in the day. An overnight stay close by would follow this, before driving to the Sinsheim Museum the next morning, which is about 45km before Zuﬀenhausen. This is where we would have a two-night stopover and visit the Porsche and Mercedes museums, or Porsche Museum and factory visit if such can be arranged. Leaving on the second morning we would visit the Speyer museum, trying not to stay too long in order to complete the drive to Waterloo and another overnight stop for a visit to the Lions Mound the following morning. We would then drive to Brugge for a couple of nights of relaxation. Anyone can join us at Cologne or Zuﬀenhausen and is free to take an alternative route or head oﬀ on a tour etc. from the points afterwards. Anyone interested in joining such a trip send me an email or PM through the Forum. The trip will be mainly for Cayman Register members but if any other members wish to join us then that will be OK. Bookings for hotels, crossings etc. will need to be done individually as I will not be able to accept payments for such. The ﬁnalised itinerary of the trip will be notiﬁed to those taking part closer to the time and it should be possible for us to arrange a group booking for some of the hotels, depending on numbers. Environment stickers are needed for Germany and some towns in Belgium but this will be investigated in advance - the rules can get complex depending on dates of vehicle production.
Clockwise from top left: Daylesford Farm Register pop-up meet; a ﬂexible grab – a good tool for removing debris; bonnet hinge – collection point for debris
Cayman and chips anyone? Club member Andrew T who has run a couple of get-togethers in the south is inviting other Cayman owners to meet on Sunday, 6 January at The Worlds End, Almer, Dorset, 10.30-11.15am, before driving on to the Bridge Road car park in Swanage for ﬁsh and chips. There is a thread containing details on the Cayman Forum. Have fun and stay safe… Kevan
Panamera Register Secretary Stephen Chapman 07484 823098 10am-8pm Technical Advisor Steve McPherson 07831 346060 firstname.lastname@example.org Winter housekeeping With the autumn leaf drop now over, it’s worth a check round the car for debris. The front grill does a great job of vacuuming up leaves and it is well worthwhile clearing these out
since, as well as reducing radiator eﬀective surface area, they are also likely to promote corrosion in these areas. I have had reasonable success on hands and knees with a ﬂexible grab. The very keen, with good facilities, will no doubt drop the under ﬂoor at the front end and do a proper job, as there doesn’t appear to be any access from above. Under the bonnet, despite the sizeable plastic covers, there also appear to be collection points for debris. I have found build up behind the bonnet hinges on both sides of the car is solved with a good prod with a piece of cable. I have also found a fair bit of debris below the cowl cover where the wiper motor etc. lies. I cleared a lot of this with a torch and the ﬂexible grab by releasing the front retaining screws of 108 porscheclubgb.com
the cover and easing upwards to gain access to the cavity. I failed to suss an easy way to release the windscreen edge of the cover, which would allow full removal. I’m hoping this might help with resolving a tendency for the windscreen to mist up on ﬁrst start up on very cold damp mornings, which can take a few minutes to clear properly – shame there is no equivalent option to a Ford heated front screen. RECENT EVENTS 18 November Daylesford Farm Register pop-up meet As the mist slowly cleared from the Gloucestershire countryside, nine Panameras, ranging from early Gen
1 cars to a stunning white Gen 2 Turbo Executive, gathered at Daylesford Farm Shop in Kingham. To keep us company the meet had been opened up to the Cayenne Register, four of which came along together with a surprise addition - a Cayenne cunningly disguised as a 991 Turbo S Exclusive. The gold paint complemented the autumnal colours. Members had travelled from far and wide Newcastle, Wales, the New Forest and Essex. The kind weather allowed some good driving. One of the Cayennes had a close encounter en route with a number of deer that had decided to move between ﬁelds – but fortunately not too close to cause an incident. There was plenty of enthusiastic conversation around the vehicles before we headed oﬀ to explore the wide range of food and goods and sample the tasty coﬀee and cakes at the farm shop complex. A warming ﬁre pit outside kept the cold at bay. It is clearly a very popular destination and our reserved parking was soon being utilised once the Porsches started to drift away. A number of curious visitors also popped over to have a look at the cars. Many thanks to all who attended and also to Chris Sweeting from the Club Oﬃce who organised the location and did a sterling job with the reserved parking with the help of his hi-vis jacket!
owners, I am hoping this will be of interest to them, as well as to the more seasoned hands. Please drop me an email (email@example.com) if you are tentatively interested. It is an idea at the moment.
From top: 918 summer wheelset at the top end of the range; a more modest tank cap in aluminium look; upgraded interior trim; powerkits; smart covers for those who garage their cars over winter
Lastly, I hope everyone had a great holiday season and Christmas. Hopefully Santa will have got you a nice Porsche present. I look forward to seeing you next year. Happy GT3ing! Alex
Speedster Register Secretary James Kirk 01252 710479/715185 firstname.lastname@example.org
FORTHCOMING EVENTS 18 May British Motor Museum David Hemmings, the 928 Register Secretary (and Panamera diesel owner) has kindly invited our Register along to the transaxle gathering at the British Motor Museum at Gaydon. It should be a good day with a discounted entry fee, lots to see, and an opportunity to chat to Register members along with the GT predecessors in the Porsche line-up. To register, please head to the events calendar on the PCGB website where there is an online form to complete.
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Porsche Tractor Register Secretary John Hearn 01206 210553 firstname.lastname@example.org
All the best… Stephen
GT3 Register Secretary Alex Drobik 01628 620702 – email@example.com As I write this, we are just back from a short break in northern Italy. We spent a day in Verona, passed Juliet’s house/balcony twice, and mooched around a large Christmas market. During our short stay, I saw no Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Paganis, just one 996, and a Boxster. I did see loads of Macans and Cayennes. Winter makes small sports cars run for cover. Likewise, my own cars have headed for the hibernation cave. I have taken the normal car care actions on my car - cleaned it, covered it, made sure the battery conditioner is on, and I will ensure I start the engine and move it a few times per month. I won’t bother with ﬁlling the petrol tank, changing tyres and whatnot, however. Looking ahead to next year, I’d like to know if GT3 owners would be interested in a limit-handling course, sometime in April or May. It would be similar to the well-received Macan handling day. The course, run at Abingdon Airﬁeld, would feature a set of high-speed stops, starts, cornering and slalom challenges. As I have seen a fair few new to GT3
Modified Register Secretary Desmond Sturdee 07768 814264 (9am-9pm) modiﬁed@porscheclubgb.com Technical Advisor Ian Heward firstname.lastname@example.org Register Assistant Ralph Forster – email@example.com Well, another happy Christmas everyone. Ralph writes below – this time on in-house Porsche mods. In warranty modifications When looking at modiﬁcations, the ﬁrst question is often, how will it aﬀect the warranty? Firstly, it depends on whether the vehicle is within the three-year factory warranty or Porsche’s Approved Warranty for cars over three years. Under the former, equivalent parts can be used under Block Exemption rules, but there is always the issue of what is ‘equivalent’? Under the latter, non-standard parts always seem to be a problem, it being an insured warranty not covered by the Block Exemption. Porsche Centres seem to have diﬀerent attitudes, but the general policy is that if an issue is attributed to a non-factory part the claim will be challenged, or more likely not honoured. 109 porscheclubgb.com
So, taking my extreme situation - my 981 Cayman has a 911 engine, non-Porsche suspension hardware and an active (not PASM) suspension computer. During the ﬁrst three-year factory warranty years, if a door handle had fallen oﬀ I would have been
covered. However, if a rear exhaust box had blown, I would have had diﬃculty arguing that the change in engine and resultant gas ﬂows was not contributory. Whether the apocryphal tales of non-standard windscreen wipers causing issues when renewing Approved Warranties are true I don’t know, but radiator grills and non-standard batteries do seem to be issues for some Centres. But there is help at hand. Porsche have endless lists of factory options and a number of these are available through the Tequipment catalogue, which can be accessed via the ‘Services & Accessories’ drop-down menu on their website. As one might expect, there is a wide selection of parts to suit all tastes and wallets. Starting at the top, we have a magnesium summer wheel set for a 918 Spyder at £34,346 (before your 10 per cent Club discount). For a more modest £133, there is the tank cap in aluminium look. A popular performance upgrade is the sports exhaust, which for 981 models is listed at £1986 plus tail pipes at £541. Upgrades range from sports bucket seats, sports suspensions with lower ride height and passive damping, cruise control, interior trim with Alcantara detail to audio and navigation upgrades. For those looking for more power, there are Powerkits for 991 models oﬀering new plenums, camshafts and gas ﬂowed heads and a nice looking engine cover. For those of us who tuck up our pride and joy over the winter months, there are some very smart covers available via Tequipment. Tequipment is for newer models, but there is an additional resource for older vehicles. Whilst the available parts may more properly be regarded as renewals or restoration, the Classic parts catalogue does provide opportunities for ﬁtting parts from higher trim level or performance versions of owners’ cars. These parts lists are available in four PDF downloadable ﬁles also via the ‘Services & Accessories’ drop-down menu on their website. So it is possible to upgrade old and new cars with genuine parts, thus retaining full warranty. Use the Club discount to reduce the costs by 10 per cent and enjoy treating your vehicles and yourselves with Porsche parts in the New Year. Have a great modifying New Year... Des, Ralph and Ian
Macan Register Secretary Mike Allen 07976 697070 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy New Year! Well, another year has ﬂown by and the 2019 calendar is ﬁlling up fast with lots of Porsche motoring events to look forward to.
22-30 June Champagne/Loire Trip There are a couple of spaces left on this trip so please get in touch for full details. Happy Macan-ing in 2019…
RECENT EVENTS Winter workshop at PC Solihull and visit to Cafeine&Machine This new motoring emporium, quoted as being the Midlands’ equivalent to the Ace Cafe, opened its doors at the end of October. Some of us in the Macan Register were the ﬁrst members of PCGB to oﬃcially visit, courtesy of PC Solihull who kindly provided lunch for us at this unique venue following a successful winter workshop in November. Thanks go to Dealer Principal Terry Hobson and Marketing Manager Nina Collings for kindly hosting and arranging a very useful morning at the Centre. Club members’ Macans were washed, valeted and inspected in their workshop. Tyres, ﬂuid levels and lights were checked and any issues reported to owners. After a team photo, 15 immaculate Macans made their way in convoy on a cross-country, scenic route to Caﬀeine&Machine for lunch. Thanks go to all who supported this event and to all the PC Solihull staﬀ for once again organising a great day out for our Register. FORTHCOMING EVENTS 15-18 March Welsh Weekend 2019 This is back by popular demand as a three-day event at the Metropole Hotel in Llandrindod Wells. Due to a cancellation, there is space left for one couple so do get in touch ASAP if you would like to join us. 6 April Spring workshop visit to PC Tewkesbury We’re returning to Tewkesbury by kind invitation of Dealer Principal, Daniel Bull. I’m running a list for this event, so please email if you are interested in attending. 16 May Rolls-Royce plc visit - Derby Macan owners Helen and Larry Goﬀ have kindly arranged a visit to the private museum of RollsRoyce plc aero engines at Derby, which starts at 3.30pm. Afterwards members can retire for an evening meal at The Coopers Arms at Weston-uponTrent where there is ample safe parking and good food! Again, if you are interested, please email me ASAP, as places are limited. 1 June PCM Tutorial This is a provisional date for a live demonstration by Adrian Robson at the Clubhouse in Moretonin-Marsh.
Mike DIARY DATES 15-18 MARCH Welsh Weekend Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells One room left so email if would like to join us. 6 APRIL Workshop visit - PC Tewkesbury 16 MAY Rolls-Royce plc visit - Derby
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Forum Review Having been a member of the PCGB Forum for nearly 14 years, one question rears its head regularly: should non-members be allowed to use the Forum? The administrators, in conjunction with every board in the last 15 years, agree that guests bring a huge amount to the Club Forum. For a start, they are prospective Club members: many new members have been Forum users ﬁrst, and both the website and Forum are our shop window to the world. Some users are ex-members who continue to provide a wealth of knowledge we would hate to lose, while others are based overseas and have no need to join a UK club. There are people who enjoy owning and running a Porsche and discussing their car on a forum but have no current desire to join any club. They all bring much-needed discussion and add to the Forum’s vibrant atmosphere. Security is often suggested as a reason to ban non-members. In fact, they have to register in the same way as any Club member, aside from their membership number, so there is no greater risk. Guests have limited access, with areas closed to them including Region and Register private areas, and any forums that contain sensitive Club discussions or information. The other point made many times is that non-members get to use the Forum for free and Club members are paying for them to ‘freeload’. On the contrary, guests joining the Club bring in enough revenue each year to fund the Forum many times over. It costs a tiny amount to run and is arguably the most cost-eﬀective marketing tool we have. Guests also add to the appeal of the Club to advertisers, which is great for revenue. I hope I’ve dispelled some of the myths and misconceptions around our ever-popular Forum and its place at the heart of interaction between Porsche owners, whether a PCGB member or not. Paul McNulty Forum Administrator
From left: lunch at Caffeine&Machine; Macan Register members at PC Solihull
member benefits Make the most of your PCGB membership with these special discounts and offers driving either the 718 Boxster or Cayman, 911, Panamera, Cayenne or Macan on the Porsche Tracks (GT and Turbo models are excluded). Refreshments are included. Spaces are limited. Order via PCGB and you will receive a voucher pack in the post. Use the voucher to book your place (subject to availability) directly with the Porsche Experience Centre. Participants must be aged between 18 and 80 and must hold a valid, full driving licence. If you have any convictions on your licence please phone + 44 (0) 8443 575 911 before booking as restrictions may apply.
Porsche Club GB has teamed up with West Midlands Car Detailing to oﬀer members a 20 per cent discount on all services. The established company, owned by Vincent Noott, oﬀers professional services in a secure studio, which include new car protection, ceramic coating detail, signature protection, paint correction services, major and minor correction detail, engine detail, headlight restoration and convertible hood detail. The technicians at West Midlands Car Detailing are trained in the use of product ranges such as Swissvax, Gtechniq and Rupes, oﬀering piece of mind that your pride and joy is in safe hands. Various packages and extras are also available and can be tailor-made to your requirements. Simply produce a valid membership card to obtain your 20 per cent discount. Contact Vincent on 07528 506181, or email info@ westmidlandscardetailing.co.uk
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Agreed valuation service Porsche Club can provide members with a free valuation service for their Porsche. This process can now be completed online at porscheclubgb.com. Each submission will be reviewed by a member of the Clubhouse team, and we aim to produce a completed valuation letter within 72 hours. EVENTS
See page 14 for details on Autosport International, 10-13 January 2019, NEC, and The London Classic Car Show, 14-17 February 2019
Oracle Finance has funded thousands of prestige vehicles, including many Porsches, and can oﬀer a broad range of tailored ﬁnance solutions, Porsche Club GB including reﬁnance and equity release. Esso Card™ Contact its Porsche Club team for a Porsche Club in fast-track service at competitive rates* by conjunction with Esso and calling 0845 094 9111, emailing porsche@ fuel card provider WEX Europe Services is oracleﬁnance.co.uk or visiting oracleﬁnance. proud to announce a fantastic new member co.uk/porsche-club *Members receive one ™ beneﬁt. The Porsche Club GB Esso Card year’s free Porsche Club membership with gives members a discount on all Synergy each new ﬁnance agreement. fuels, saving 2p per litre on Synergy Supreme+ and 1p per litre on Synergy Pirelli has regular, both on unleaded and diesel, updated its available at almost 1300 Esso fuel stations exclusive around the country. Members can earn members’ oﬀer. PCGB members will now Tesco Clubcard points when ﬁlling up at receive a fuel gift card, up to the value Esso-branded ﬁlling stations and the card can also be used at any of the 12,000-plus of £100, when purchasing two or more Pirelli car, van and 4x4 tyres in a single Esso European fuel stations. Members transaction. For full details of the oﬀer, visit are invoiced at the discounted rate and pirelli.co.uk/porscheclubgb pay by direct debit. For T&Cs and to apply online, visit essocard.com/porsche, or call 01270 531992 quoting ‘Porsche’. For many Club members, their Porsche carries emotional and aesthetic connections, which need to be allied with investment, taxes and often ﬁnancing considerations. HFMC Wealth’s fundamental objective is to help you achieve your key ﬁnancial goals. If you value ﬁnancial planning for the future, or would like a health check of current ﬁnances, contact HFMC Wealth for a free introductory meeting. Visit hfmcwealth. com, call 0203 958 0911 or email PCGB@hfmcwealth.com
Porsche Club GB is lucky to enjoy the support of a small number of carefully selected partners who are equally passionate about the Porsche brand. Their On the way to an generous support and ongoing event, a client’s 963 commitment allow us to continue to Porsche 356B provide Club members with a wide range of Coupé was rear-ended and went into a spin, valuable beneﬁts and resources. We hope hitting a wall. Under the PCGB Insurance you will in turn support them. Scheme we drove him to the event then took the 356, insured with us at an agreed PORSCHE CARS GREAT BRITAIN value of £40,000, to his chosen garage. Driving Experience at Porsche Repair costs agreed with the garage were Experience Centre, Silverstone just under £28,000. Most policies write oﬀ PCGB members can purchase a 90-minute a car if repairs exceed a certain percentage Driving Experience for a preferential rate, of its value, with the client oﬀered so-called
Through the Club’s partnership, members can beneﬁt from Silverstone Auctions’ expertise in a number of diﬀerent ways, including free consignments (usually £300) of cars to Silverstone Auctions sales; advice and guidance to Club members on the practice of consigning their Porsche for sale or undertaking a purchase at an auction; highly discounted catalogue prices; and privileged membership of aﬃliation and loyalty schemes. Porsche Club members enjoy preferential rates on Classic Additions products when purchased through Porsche Club. Buy online at porscheclubgb.com or call 01608 652911 . Porsche Club members enjoy preferential rates on Hamilton Classic products when purchased through Porsche Club. Buy online at porscheclubgb.com or call 01608 652911.
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market value, minus an excess. The PCGB Scheme is more ﬂexible. We oﬀered the option of a £40,000 agreed value cash payment, with no deductions, but he chose the repairs. Where possible, only original Porsche parts were used, and the car was returned in perfect order. Why not ask Lockton, the scheme’s brokers, for a quote on 0845 602 9420?
Carvolution Discount: PCGB members receive a 10% discount. Claim: Visit carvolutioncompany.com and use PCGB15 at the checkout.
AA Discount: Porsche Club GB members save up to 50% on new annual breakdown cover or 20% on yearly renewal. Claim: Call 0800 048 0075 and quote F0729. Terms and conditions apply. Please visit porscheclubgb.com RAC Discount: Receive up to 50% oﬀ standard RAC prices for a single personal-based cover for the ﬁrst year of membership, then a 25% discount on each renewal. Claim: Call 0330 159 0541 or visit rac.co.uk/join/beneﬁts, quoting MS50.
Vertar Discount: PCGB members receive 10% oﬀ car-care products and auto accessories. Claim: Call 0203 503 0022 or visit vertar. com and use the coupon code PCGB2 . Car Hood Discount: PCGB members are oﬀered a price of £650 inc. VAT (usually £695) to supply and ﬁt a mohair hood with heated glass rear window to a Boxster 986 1997-2002. Claim: Present membership card for discount. Call 020 8391 5324.
on Millers Oils products. Claim: Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 01565 653658 or visit millersoils.co.uk
APH Discount: 10% discounts at participating UK airport car parks, airport hotel/parking packages and No1Lounges at selected airports. Discounts are on standard rates published on aph.com and on participating products only. Claim: For full T&Cs, visit partners.aph. com/pcgb or call 01342 859536 and quote PCGB.
Design 911 Discount: PCGB members receive a 5% discount on parts and accessories. Claim: Enter code PCGB005 at checkout. Visit design911.co.uk or call 020 8500 8811. Porscheshop Discount: A 5-10% discount is available to members on most items and services. Claim: Visit porscheshop.co.uk or call 0121 585 6088 and quote your membership number. Spax Performance Discount: PCGB members receive a 10% discount on all products. Claim: Call 01869 244771 and quote your membership number. K300 Ltd Discount: 15% discount on Goodridge hose kits and 10-15% discount on EBC and Pagid brake pads. Claim: Call 0161 355 1275 and quote membership number or visit k300performance.co.uk
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Autofarm Discount: 10% discount on labour costs. Claim: Call 01865 331234, email workshop@ autofarm.co.uk or visit autofarm.co.uk and quote your membership number. Dynotech RS Discount: Receive 10% discount on parts and 20% on labour costs and ECU tuning on presenting PCGB membership card. Claim: Call 01367 358100 or visit dynotechrs.co.uk
Silver Wheels Ltd Discount: 15% discount is available to members. Claim: Call 01202 896651, quoting SW9PC when booking, or visit silverwheelsltd.co.uk
upgrade to a suite when spending £100 on food and drink (all week at Park House, Sunday nights at the Mytton & Mermaid). Claim: Call Park House on 01952 460128 or the Mytton & Mermaid on 01743 761220, quoting ‘Porsche Club member’. The Wild Rabbit Discount: Free glass of rosé when dining at this modern British Inn set in the heart of the Cotswolds. Claim: Present your membership card.
Hurley House Discount: Members receive 10% discount on food and beverages, spa treatments and a complimentary bottle of Ruinart champagne on booking a stay. Claim: Call 01628 568500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting ‘Porsche Club member’, and present membership card on check-in. Beamish Hall Country House Hotel Discount: For exclusive member rates on room only, B&B and dinner, and B&B, email email@example.com or call 01207 233733 quoting ‘Porsche Club member’ and present membership card on check-in.
Blenheim Palace Discount: 20% oﬀ a Palace, Park and Gardens ticket. Claim: Present your membership card, or use discount code PORSCHE20 when booking online (blenheimpalace.com/ book). For T&Cs, refer to Member Beneﬁts at porscheclubgb.com
The Montcalm Luxury Hotels London Discount: A complimentary continental breakfast and access to the club lounge at The Montcalm London Marble Arch. Claim: Book at themontcalm.com using code PCLUBGB. The Park House Hotel, Shifnal, and the Mytton & Mermaid Hotel, Shrewsbury Discount: Free stay and complimentary
Elm of Burford Discount: PCGB members receive a 5% discount. Claim: Present your membership card or use code PCGB at elmofburford.com Daylesford Organic Farm Discount: 10% discount on bookings at Daylesford Cottages; on hour-long massages; in the farmshop and cafe area; and at Bamford Barn; free glass of rosé when dining at The Wild Rabbit. Claim: Present your membership card.
fabulous savings at bicester village Porsche Club members are invited to enjoy further savings of 10 per cent at Bicester Village. Visit Bicester Village and discover more than 160 boutiques from leading brands, including Oscar de la Renta and Saint Laurent, as well as new stores Victoria Beckham, Wolford and Brora, with savings of up to 60 per cent on the recommended retail price and instant tax refunds on shopping for visitors from outside the EU. Café Wolseley is Corbin & King’s most recent venture outside London. As one of several eateries at the village, it’s possible
MCE Porsche Discount: Receive 10% discount on standard labour rates. Claim: 07796 372 239/01295 710 374, or visit mceporsche.com Parr Independent Discount: 10% oﬀ labour rates when PCGB members show their membership card. Claim: For details, call 01293 537911 or visit parr-uk.co.uk
to combine gastronomic delights with quality shopping. As special guests, Porsche Club GB members are invited to enjoy a further saving of 10 per cent on the Village price with a VIP Card. To receive the VIP Card, simply present your PCGB membership card at the Bicester Visitor Centre or Information Hub, located next to Bicester Village Station. Please see the VIP Card for participating brands and terms and conditions. Valid until 31 March 2019. The oﬀer may be withdrawn at any time and without notice.
CALENDAR WHAT’S ON IN 2019 JANUARY 1 1 1 5 5 6 6
New Year’s Day Classic Car Gathering - Brooklands Stony Stratford Classic (R10) Classic car breakfast - The Cornerhouse (R18) Post-Christmas party Redworth Hall (R3) New Year Dinner (R21) A run and a walk - Muir of Dinnet (R2) Bicester Scramble (R10)
6 6 6 10-13 12 12 12 13 19 19
R20 Escape - Icebreaker (R20) Post-Christmas lunch (R24) Cayman and chips run (Cayman) Autosport International - NEC New Year get-together - Quay Hotel and Spa, Deganwy (R6) Annual Dinner Dance (R17) Historic Rally Car Register Open Day - Gaydon (912) New Year run and lunch (R1) Trio of curry nights Aberdeen (R2) New Year Dinner - The
19 20 26 27 27 27 27 27
Deanwater Hotel (R5) Post-Christmas Dinner Dance (R25) New Year breakfast drive Ribblehead (R22) New Year Dinner - the Grange Hotel, York (R7) POTM (R12) PC Bolton and Bury Transport Museum (R18) Mille Miglia presentation (R19) Newcastle (NI) Classic Show – Slieve Donard Hotel (R27) Sunday Coﬀee Cruise (R31)
FEBRUARY 2 3 8 9 9 13
HRCR navigation training day (912) Breakfast Club - Deeside Activity Park (R2) Pre-season dinner Loughshore Hotel (R27) Scalextric tournament - PC Aberdeen (R2) Paint repair demonstration – Poole Accident Repair (R26) Tesla cars visit - Stockport (R5)
16 17 22-24 22-24 23 23-24 24 24 24 26
Visit to Goodridge Hoses (R15) Sunday Roast Run (R19) Race Retro - Stoneleigh (R5) Portmeirion weekend (R5) Bridge Classic Cars visit (R12) Retro Classic Tour (912) Jodrell Bank and lunch (R6) Shampan at the Spinning Wheel (R29) Sunday Coffee Cruise (R31) Skittles evening (R13)
9 14 19-22 28 28 28
HERO Challenge I (912) Secret Hills Tour (R13) WOTY – Dutch Windmills and Waterways (R29) Drive It Day - Wings and Big Wheels Rally (R11) Sunday Coffee Cruise (R31) Drive It Day Drive Out Sunday (R31)
29 april - 6 May European Tour of the Year (R22)
MARCH 9 10 15-18 17 17 24 30 31
RS trackday - Oulton Park Full English Breakfast Run (R31) Welsh weekend (Macan) Breakfast run (R1) Breakfast run - Rhug (R6) Sunday Coffee Cruise (R31) Clay pigeon shooting (R29) Spring Tea Bun Run (R31)
Spring workshop visit - PC Tewkesbury (Macan)
Wiesloch, Germany (914)
22 5 8-12 12 12
Stanford Hall VW Show (914) Isle of Man Tour (R16) Stody Lodge and Azalea Water Gardens Car Show (R12) Motors by the Moat at Leeds Castle (R25) Rolls-Royce visit - Derby (Macan) British Motor Museum, Gaydon (928), (968), (Panamera)
Classic Car Day – Mid-Norfolk Shooting Ground (R12) French tour (R13) Sunday Coffee Cruise (R31)
21-26 26 31 may - 2 JUNE International 914 Meeting -
Cotswold Convoy to the New Forest (R31) Track event at Curborough Sprint Course (R13) Midsummer Night’s Drive through Wessex (R31) Champagne/Loire trip (Macan) WOTY - France (R24)
August 4 18 18 21
Archery and BBQ (R25) Hyde Hall Car Show (R11) Biggin Hill Car Show (R25) Driver’s day at Loton Park Hillclimb (R13)
september 13-16 14 22 28 31
WOTY to North Wales (R11) Visit to PC Colchester (R12) Warren Classic Car Show (R11) HERO Challenge II (912) Summer Tea Bun Run (R31)
4 7 7 12-14
Witney Motor Show (R31) Maldon Motor Show (R11) BBQ (R12) HERO Summer Trial from Chesterﬁeld (912) Sunday Coffee Cruise (R31)
Christmas lunch (R13)
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Dunkeld House Hotel Nestled among the Perthshire woodland on the banks of the River Tay sits the four-star Dunkeld House Hotel. The historic building has recently undergone an extensive renovation, creating traditional and luxurious accommodation, as well as event and conference facilities. Imagine waking up and enjoying a full Scottish breakfast before adventuring out into the Perthshire countryside, relaxing in the Health Club or dining in the restaurant. Located a little over an hour from Edinburgh Airport, the hotel is centrally situated for exploring Scotland. Discover whisky distilleries, ski slopes and golf courses, or fish in the river. Explore the countryside of the estate on quad bikes and bikes, or slow the pace down with a lazy stroll along the river bank. Quote Porsche January when booking. 01350 728333 www.dunkeldhousehotel.co.uk
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5 Faraday Centre, Faraday Road, Crawley, RH10 9PX T: 01293 537911 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.parr-uk.co.uk With 30 years’ experience Parr is the leading Porsche specialist in the UK, covering all areas of Porsche maintenance, preparation, tuning (Cargraphic & Techart UK importer), motorsport and sales. Whether it is a routine service or part through to a full restoration or engine build, Parr has the skills, experience and facilities to deliver the highest levels of customer care and service. To ﬁnd out the full range of services, and to explore what Parr can offer you, please visit our website.
Unit 16F,Whittle Road, Cardiff, CF11 8AT. T: 02920 706944 www.welshporsche.co.uk Welsh Porsche are the oldest established independent Porsche specialists in Cardiff and south Wales, ideally located in Penarth. We specialise in: 996 / 997 / Boxster / Cayman and Cayenne engines. Tiptronic and Manual gearbox’s. Service and MOT. Diagnostics. Accident damage. Renovations. Fuel injection / mechanical / K and L jetronic all Bosch types. Our highly trained staff will resolve any problem presented from a Porsche tractor through to 991. Our dealer level diagnostic equipment and vast experience can overcome any situation. Please contact Paul Welsh for an informal chat regarding your requirements.
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D9 Autotech South Wales Porsche Specialists Unit 22 & 23 South Cornelly Trading Estate, Bridgend,Vale of Glamorgan CF33 4RE. Junction 37 M4 T: 01656 740991 Mobile 07966 166763 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.d9autotechporsche.co.uk
Perfectly located on M4 half way between Cardiff & Swansea, serving South, East, & West! Wales leading specialists in 996/997/Boxster/Cayman & Cayenne engine rebuilds & rebores at the best rates in the country. Ceramic Ims bearing upgrades. In house recovery at cost price only any where Wales/UK, free with any engine rebuild 200 mile radius! Full state of the art Porsche diagnostics by Autologic, covering ecu & key programming etc. Air cooled engine/gearbox rebuilds with 30 years experience! Vast stock of new & used spares at unbeatable prices! Full restoration pre 90’s 911 & panel repairs & specialist paint to highest standards! Servicing all models with free special offer add ons always available! In house MOT station, lazer suspension alignment, air conditioning. Vast knowledge & experience second to none in the area. Please contact Neil Cooper or Anthony Nicholas to discuss your Porsche requirements with conﬁdence anytime! Fast friendly Service!
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PP: Your favourite PCGB event? PH: I love the motorsport events and various trackdays, which are so well run by the Club. PP: You’re planning your ultimate road trip – where do you go? PH: I’ve already done it! It’s the Tour Britannia, which we won in 2008 in a 911 ST. PP: The best Porsche you’ve driven? PH: I’ve driven so many now – the Carrera GT was good but the 2.8 RSR has to be tops. The 997 RS is a great road car and the 997 RSR is the best car on track so far for pace and grip.
Q A Paul Howells, PCGB’s 993 Carrera RS Register Organiser and hillclimb enthusiast, discusses motorsport heroes, favourite cars and his racing style
PP: Earliest Porsche memories? PH: When I was about 12, I encountered various Beetles and Porsches. Dad had a supercharged Beetle in 1964, and later a 1969 911 2.0 S, which I drove the day I passed my driving test!
PP: What makes the marque so special? PH: The broad range of vehicles, mostly derived from motorsport, which are reliable and built to take grief all day, especially while competing. PP: Do you have a favourite road? PH: There are many, but I’ll say the road from Spa to the Nürburgring as it makes me excited thinking about what’s ahead – a great drive and good company. PP: What’s your proudest car-based achievement? PH: Coming third in class and seventh overall in the Classic 24 Hour at Daytona in a 911 ST with Autofarm’s Josh and Mark. PP: What music is on your car stereo? PH: Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and Clannad. PP: How would you use your last gallon of fuel? PH: I’d take the 2.8 RSR out. PP: Describe yourself in one word PH: Competitive. PP: What would be on your gravestone? PH: He lived life to the full.
MY RACING LIFE WHEN DID YOUR INTEREST IN MOTORSPORTS START? “During a driving school day at Prescott with the Club. I scooped driver of the day and the instructor suggested I take up motorsport. What a slippery slope that has been!”
YOUR FAVOURITE RACE MEMORY? “Competing at the Le Mans Classic in my 906 and going 156mph through the speed trap in the dark with candle headlights.”
WHICH IS YOUR FAVOURITE TRACK? “Oulton Park because it’s twisty, fast and you have to be committed.”
AND YOUR DREAM RACE CAR? “The 908/3.”
WHO ARE YOUR RACING HEROES? “Stefan Bellof, Ayrton Senna and Jacky Ickx because they were prepared for the ultimate challenge.”
WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE RACED AGAINST? “All the above! I’ve raced against Jürgen Barth, René Arnoux and Gijs van Lennep, who offered some top tips for my ﬁrst time at Daytona.”
DESCRIBE YOUR RACING STYLE “My fellow competitors say I am pushy, risky and a nutter!”
PP: Was there a car poster or toy that took pride of place in your bedroom? PH: I had a 904 factory poster and a Dinky 356. PP: What do you currently own? PH: I have a 2.8 RSR, a 993 RSR, a 996 RSR, a 997 RSR, a 997 RS and a hillclimb special ’73 RSR lightweight body with a 3.8 993 RSR engine and 997 RSR sequential gearbox snugly ﬁtted in. Oh, and a diesel Cayenne. PP: Do you have any Porsche ambitions? PH: I’m currently building a 904 to race in historics. I’d also like to do more hillclimbing and get my 2.8 RSR to how it left the factory – it’s 95 per cent there. PP: What excites you about PCGB? PH: It’s a great club. I’ve made many good friends along the way and learnt much from some of its backbone members.
Paul driving a demo lap in his 2.8 RSR at the Brands Hatch Festival of Porsche in September
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