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DELIVERANCE The Cayenne’s impact on Porsche

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READ Porsche Sounds book Porsche Club membership exists to help you get the very best from your car and there’s hundreds of ways members can extract value from the Club. From sourcing a free valuation to driving your car at some of the UK’s most prestigious circuits and even enjoying complimentary coffee at events – it’s our job to ensure you, the 19,000 strong membership, make the most of your ownership. And while we don’t want to see members selling their Porsches, if you do decide to, then the Club’s recently launched online car sales module can provide the platform you need. Although in its infancy, the Club site has more than 1000 vehicles on offer, and for those seeking to sell, adverts cost just £5 for one month. Classics at the Castle saw a record attendance with more than 850 Porsches descending on Hedingham as 50 years of the 911S were celebrated. Thanks, as ever, go to Fred Hampton, Simon Bowrey and Jamie Richardson who worked tirelessly alongside the Clubhouse team to ensure an enjoyable event was delivered. Autumn offers more Club events for members to enjoy so please do take a look at this month’s calendar to see the activity on offer. The third successive Silverstone Auctions Porsche Sale assumes centre stage on Saturday, 21 October and all members are welcome to attend. With Porsche values continuing to prove buoyant, it will be interesting to see what particular models capture the imagination. Thanks for your ongoing support of Porsche Club and I look forward to seeing you soon. Chris Seaward General Manager

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Deliverance Fifteen years ago Porsche ventured into unknown territory with a vehicle that was unlike any other before it – the Cayenne 4x4. Controversial as it then was, today enthusiasts can appreciate its vital role in the company’s history




A Passion for Porsche It started with restoring a 912 in his teens. Now Alan Drayson has just chalked up 10 years doing it for other people…


Combine & Conquer With a commissioned illustration currently on display at the Porsche US headquarters, Mark Morgan is well on the way to uniting his joint passions – Porsche and design


Vintage View The 356 had established itself as a competitive rally car. However, if there was one car that could pick up the baton succesfully, it was the 911

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No cost 911 GT3 Touring Package debuts at IAA Porsche has added yet another derivative to its 911 range with the unveiling of the GT3 with Touring Package earlier this month at the 67th International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. Available exclusively with a manual six-speed gearbox, the new no-cost option takes a ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’ approach, playing down its GT potential. Externally, there’s an automatic extending rear spoiler with a unique airflow ‘tear-off edge’ to aerodynamically balance the car, replacing the trademark aggresive fixed rear wing. However, with the exception of the rear, the body of the GT3 remains unchanged. This means large air intakes feature in the specially designed nose, together with the air outlet – typical of the 911 GT3 model – located at the front of the luggage compartment lid. The front and rear lights are identical, though not dark-tinted.

Under the bonnet it’s business as usual for a Porsche GT car. The 4.0-litre naturally aspirated, motorsport-derived engine develops 500hp and 460Nm of torque – 0-62mph arrives in 3.9 seconds, while top speed is 196mph. Twenty-inch diameter forged alloy wheels with centre locking nuts dominate the side profile. On the front axle, 245/35 ZR 20 tyres are fitted on 9-inch wide wheels, while at the rear 305/30 ZR 20 tyres sit on 12-inch wheel rims. The name Touring Package harks back to an equipment variant of the 911 Carrera RS from 1973, where the pure 911 design and classic interior features were a key element. The new 911 GT3 with Touring Package aims to adopt and modernise this concept. Aside from the Clubsport Package and Alcantara interior equipment ranges, virtually all 911 GT3 options are also available in combination with the Touring


Package. They include features such as all exterior and wheel colours, PCCB ceramic brakes, front axle lift system, LED headlights, all seat variants, the Chrono Package and audio systems. Inside, the GT3 recreates the feel of a classic sports car – its manual transmission is joined by fine leather, rather than Alcantara, with the steering wheel rim with 12 o’clock marker, shift lever, door panel armrests, centre console storage compartment lid and interior door handles trimmed in smooth-finish cowhide. The headrests feature embossed Porsche crests and all seams in the partial leather interior are sewn in black thread. The finishing touch is the trim in black aluminium. The Touring Package option is available to order now at no extra cost. The 911 GT3 with the Touring Package costs – like the 911 GT3 – £111,802 RRP including VAT.

Third-Generation Cayenne ups sporting ante Porsche’s all-new, lighter, faster and more efficient third-generation Cayenne is set to further blur the line between sports car and SUV, thanks to a host of driving improvements, including new engines and chassis technology. Arguably the sleekest version yet, with styling cues taken from the 911, the new Cayenne offers two newly developed six-cylinder petrol engines – a 340hp single turbo three-litre V6, while the S version gets a 2.9-litre twin-turbo producing a worthy 440hp. These are mated to a new eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic gearbox, which provides shorter response times and sportier ratios in the lower gears, with the taller eighth gear providing lower revs for optimised fuel consumption and relaxed cruising. At the front, the enlarged air intakes and horizontal light edges smooth out its distinct face, while an increased length of 63mm and a lower roof height of 9mm give better overall balance. The wheelbase remains the same. Despite an increase in size and standard equipment, the Cayenne weighs up to 65kg less than its predecessor. Porsche claims the new Cayenne’s lightweight chassis combines three concepts: sports car, off-roader and touring car, together with a front axle featuring a separated link design and a

multi-link rear axle. And for those needing it, there are four off-road modes to choose from – Mud, Gravel, Sand or Rocks. The drive, chassis and differential locks can be selected to adapt to the relevant scenario, with Porsche Traction Management (PTM) distributing the torque between the driven axles. There are also mixed tyres, featured in the 911, which improve cornering stability and driving dynamics, and are wrapped around standard 19-inch wheels – optional 21-inch wheels are also available. LED lights are fitted as standard, and a new three-stage headlight concept is available. Options include rear-axle steering (already featured in the 911 and the Panamera), air


suspension, roll stabilisation, and a performance Sport Chrono Package. Inside, the Cayenne also gets a fully integrated cockpit with new 12.3-inch full HD touchscreen display, featuring the latest Porsche Communication Management (PCM), launched last year with the new Panamera. The standard Porsche Connect Plus allows access to online services and the internet and includes the standard online navigation with real-time traffic information. Available to order now, the new Cayenne is priced from £55,965 inc VAT RRP, and for the Cayenne S from £68,330 inc VAT RRP. First deliveries to Porsche Centres will be from April 2018.

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LMP team on track to retain WEC title A commanding one-two victory at the fifth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) ensured the Porsche LMP Team continues unabated towards defence of the title. The victory, at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City, was enhanced by a fourth podium result this year for the Porsche GT team in the new 911 RSR. The championship-leading Le Mans winners Earl Bamber (NZ), Timo Bernhard (DE) and Brendon Hartley (NZ) came first ahead of their teammates Neel Jani (CH), André Lotterer (DE) and Nick Tandy (GB). Despite a gloomy forecast the conditions remained dry during the six-hour race, with the two Porsche 919 Hybrids lapping the Toyota competition – Hartley also set the fastest lap. Since the beginning of the 2014 season, the Porsche 919 Hybrid has now competed in 30 races, achieving 17 pole positions, 16 race wins – including six

one-two victories – and 10 fastest race laps. For 2017, the team is aiming to achieve a third consecutive world championship title for manufacturers and drivers. Porsche has now scored 198 points in the manufacturers’ world championship with Toyota on 141.5 points. In the drivers’ rankings, Bamber/Bernhard/ Hartley (134 points) have extended their lead over the best-placed Toyota trio to 41 points. Jani/Lotterer/Tandy now lie third in the championship (64 points). Commenting on the result, Andreas Seidl, team principal, said: “Congratulations to the whole team here at the track and at home in our Weissach workshop for this stunning one-two victory today. After the Nürburgring race, we’ve worked very hard at another test in Barcelona as well as in the following weeks to further improve the Porsche 919.”

Monterey welcomes one millionth 911 The one millionth 911 is continuing to spread the good word, this time at Monterey Car Week, where it ended a 600-mile road trip to celebrate the historic achievement and the ongoing success of Porsche’s flagship model. The journey sent journalists on a 250-mile road loop to Thunderhill Raceway Park and back in the cream of the new 911 models – the 2018 911 GT3 and 2018 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series. With cars specially sourced from Germany, the journalists spent several hours lapping under the guidance of America’s most successful endurance racer, Hurley Haywood, and Porsche factory driver Patrick Long. The following morning, the group switched to the one millionth 911, as well as six other 911 models from previous generations. The cars, provided by the Porsche Museum, included a 1970 911 S Targa, the 1985 Carrera Clubsport Prototype, and a 996 GT3 of the first generation which was never sold in North America. The next stop was at the Werks Reunion,

hosted by the Porsche Club of America, giving more than 8000 attendees a chance to view the one millionth 911 as well as its predecessors. All of the cars then assembled for parade laps at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during the Monterey Historics, with Hurley Haywood joining the group in his Daytona-winning 911 Carrera RSR race car from 1973.


Of all the manufacturers represented at Salon Privé, Porsche had a strong presence with a number of cars up for auction, as well as their own stand. But probably the most special Porsche was parked next to Pirelli’s hospitality centre: a Fashion Grey 356 Pre-A bearing Mille Miglia stickers. It was driven at the legendary Italian event by former F1 driver John Watson – who carved out a reputation as one of the great overtakers in motorsport and was able to keep multiple champions at bay, including Niki Lauda. Watson won five Grands Prix during his F1 career before moving into endurance racing, where he finished second in the World Sportscar Championship. But until the start of the Mille Miglia this summer he hadn’t competed for about 30 years. “It was like I’d never been away,” says Watson, 71. “We were overtaking everything, and not a lot got past us.” The 356 that Watson drove started its life in the US in 1953, before coming to Europe and being restored in Paris, eventually making its way to the UK. In tribute to its birth date it now carries the number plate ‘53P’. Watson and co-driver Lindsay Gray, the car’s owner, ran Pirelli Collezione Cinturato tyres throughout the race: updated versions of the original tyres supplied for the Porsche 356. Combining classic looks with modern technology, there’s a Pirelli vintage tyre for practically every classic Porsche, from 356 to 911. “I was amazed by the new Cinturato on the Porsche during the Mille Miglia,” says Watson. “You could lean on them really hard and they just didn’t seem to run out of grip. We were pushing pretty hard.” Despite the punishment, the 356 didn’t miss a beat thanks to the support of Steve Winter from Jaz Porsche. Watson’s taste for competition has been well and truly rekindled and plans to do the Mille Miglia again next year with Gray. They even have half a mind to tackle the Carrera Panamericana – a flat-out road race across Mexico. But not in this particular 356, which is a bit too original and valuable for those sorts of capers. Watson is a true devotee of Porsches: he also has his own 356 and a 911 2.7 RS Carrera that he bought when practically new in the 1970s, as well as a 991 GT3 RS which gets less frequent outings, being accurately described as a ‘one-way ticket to prison’. “I’ve just always had an affinity for Porsche,” explained the Northern Irishman. “They’re brilliantly handling cars with a sort of ageless appeal.” The Porsche 911 was almost the default choice for British racing drivers of that era: James Hunt was another 911 owner, and his 3.0 RS surfaced again at auction a few years ago. But that’s another fascinating story…

NEC Classic Car Show Congratulations, Ella! Ella Palmer, who many members will know as the barista who works so hard at Club events, achieved outstanding grades in her recent A levels. She is set to start a degree in English at Cambridge University in October. The Club sends sincere congratulations to Ella who, we hope, will be able to work with us during her holiday periods next year.

This year’s Classic Motor Show will take place from Friday, 10 November to Sunday, 12 November at Birmingham’s NEC. As ever, the Club’s stand will have a selection of members’ cars on display and items from the Members’ Collection retail range. Complimentary refreshments will be available throughout the show, so stop by, rest and refuel. To secure a Saturday or Sunday one-day ticket at the Club rate, use the discount

code CSCMS17, while the discount code CFCMS17 applies to a family ticket. Tickets can be purchased by calling 0871 230 1088 or online at Calls cost 13p per minute, plus your phone company’s standard charge. If members would like further information, or if they have any questions relating to the event, they should email

Register interest for 2018 Silverstone trackday Interest is now being sought for a Porsche Club trackday on the full Silverstone Grand Prix circuit in 2018. Members who would like to participate should email Further details about the event will be released in due course.

Porsche Club at The classic car & Restoration Show For the first time, the Club is intending to take display space at Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, which takes place at Birmingham’s NEC in March. Officially the UK’s fastest-growing classic car event (more than 21,000 enthusiasts attended in 2017), it brings together all aspects of classic motoring. A discount code will be released to members when tickets go on sale for the 2018 show.

Porsche Club Christmas Open Day The Club’s annual Christmas Open Day will take place on Sunday, 3 December in the Cotswolds. Members wishing to attend are can email More details will be released next month but plans are in place to increase the appeal of the day by utilising the Club’s race centre. 10

Going once, going twice at silverstone classic

With a ‘Flat Nose’ on the roster, it was set to be an exciting Salon Privé Words: Nick Whale ith only around 10 ‘Flat Nose’ 930 Turbos in RHD built, all roads pointed to a recordbreaking day at Salon Privé on 2 September. Silverstone Auctions has been lucky enough to have five of these exceptionally rare machines pass through its doors in the last few years, with ever-increasing sale prices. These culminated in the 1989 Minerva Blue Cabriolet at Blenheim Palace going for £245,250. With the Porsche Sale at Silverstone almost upon us, let’s take a moment to offer a few insights into the current market for classic Porsches, so that on 21 October you can come armed with all the information you need to take the plunge. The ‘Flat Nose’ 911 sold at Salon Privé is a perfect example of a car that has all the elements that help to set the value of any classic car, and especially a Porsche. This record-breaking car was in fantastic original condition, had an extensive history file and, with only one owner, had superb provenance. Add to that the scarcity of this particular model, and all of the important elements converge into an irresistible package for any classic Porsche enthusiast. The Salon Privé sale was a great success for Porsche vendors, and the marque still represents


excellent value for money across the board. But when choosing a Porsche to invest in, remember to look for that rarity factor, mileage, condition and a detailed history. Limited-edition specials are always the ones to look out for. According to the HAGI Index of Porsche prices, the classic models have generated a positive return of 1.32 per cent year-on-year to July, but over the last three years the marque has gained 56.38 per cent, outperforming the 38.56 per cent gained by the rest of the market. In fact, Porsche leads the market overall and heads Ferrari by 4 per cent, reversing the previous decade’s trend where Ferrari dominated. Certainly from our experience of the last year, Porsches seem to be doing better at auction than Ferraris. Overall, I believe the market may have softened just slightly this year but I think that is largely a result of economic uncertainty, due to Brexit and other world events. While it doesn’t seem to have gone completely away, confidence will return once a clearer picture emerges over our future outside of Europe, and I take great comfort that Porsches are outperforming all other marques in this market. In the current climate, therefore, you will be rewarded by paying close attention to quality when thinking of investing in a classic Porsche. People contact me all the time, asking what the next big thing is in terms of value growth, and I often advise them to look for opportunities with models that might previously have been overlooked. Front-engined Porsches are a good example of this. With the Porsche marque, all eyes tend to be on 911s, but 928s, 944s and 924s are beginning to find their feet price-wise. 12

But if you are looking at one of these models you need to assure yourself that the car is truly special as there can be a huge price difference between a superb example and an average car of the same year and model. Look out too for the mid-engined 914s that appear to be on the up. At the time of writing, we are in the very early stages of putting together a fine collection of cars for the Porsche Sale, but already we have a number of truly special cars confirmed, including a 1993 Porsche 964 Carrera RS Touring and an exceptional 2002 911 GT2 – a taste of things to come. I look forward to seeing you all on 21 October for what promises to be a truly special Porsche Sale, and I wish you happy bidding! Nick Whale is managing director at Silverstone Auctions

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The Porsche month in pictures

It was a welcome return to Hedingham Castle, Essex, for Porsche Classics at the Castle, which attracted some of the best KG badged cars in the country. The event focused on the 50th anniversary of the 911 S with more than 65 examples assembled in the keep, which is all that remains of the Norman castle built 877 years ago. More than 850 Porsches were in attendance spanning all eras of production, with pre-1973 cars assuming centre stage. Attention now turns to Mayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 356 International. More details about how members can get involved will be released in due course.


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Classics at the Castle, 3 September

Brands Hatch, 30 August

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More than 40 Club members enjoyed the Club’s second Brands Hatch track evening of the year. The popular evening-only format encouraged a strong turnout of air-cooled and transaxle models alongside many, more modern Porsches. Spaces for our remaining trackdays at Goodwood and at Oulton Park are extremely limited – however, spectators are always welcome at all of our trackdays. Call the Clubhouse on 01608 652917 for more information.

A record number of Porsches took part in Region 5’s showcase event of the year at the Oulton Park Gold Cup, held over the August bank holiday weekend. Visitors to the show enjoyed six decades of historic motor racing, celebrating Oulton Park’s rich heritage. The racing was just the tip of the iceberg on a fine day at the picturesque venue, with the busy infield area getting into the spirit with a range of themed attractions and displays.

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Oulton Park Gold Cup, 26-28 August

Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA), 12-24 September

Mexico City, 3 September

The 911 GT3 with Touring Package celebrated its world premiere at the IAA in Frankfurt, Germany. Available exclusively with a manual six-speed gearbox, the new no-cost option represents a further extension to the choice of pure, focused driving experiences. The Touring Package loses the fixed rear wing, instead making use of an automatic extending rear spoiler to create an altogether more understated exterior. Its 4.0-litre naturally aspirated, motorsport-derived engine develops 500hp and can sprint from 0-62mph in 3.9 seconds, with a top speed of 196mph.

The Porsche LMP Team made another big step in their title defence, with the two Porsche 919 Hybrids achieving a dominant one-two victory in the fifth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship in Mexico. The championship leading Le Mans winners, Earl Bamber, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley finished first, ahead of their teammates Neel Jani, André Lotterer and Nick Tandy. As the 2017 season passes the halfway point, Porsche has currently scored 198 points in the manufacturers’ world championship ahead of Toyota with 141.5 points.


The Porsche month in pictures

London Landmarks X, 10 September Blue skies and a stunning sunrise greeted members of R20 as they took part in the 10th iteration of the iconic London Landmarks run. With the roads to themselves in the early morning sun, they weaved their way through the city, taking in some of the capital’s most famous features, including, of course, Tower Bridge.

Social Sunday, 20 August

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Our annual Social Sunday breakfast meeting with the Bugatti Owners Club took place at the idyllic Prescott Hill. The grounds of Prescott were soon filled with Porsches, as members explored one of the country’s oldest motorsport venues, before enjoying a scenic drive through the Cotswolds to our Clubhouse. Our next Clubhouse open day takes place on Sunday, 3 December. This ever-popular event always attracts a large turnout, so be sure to call the Clubhouse on 01608 652911 to reserve your place.

Salon Privé, 31 August Reaffirming its place as the UK’s finest Concours celebration, 2017’s Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance saw some of the world’s rarest and most spectacular classic cars battle it out in the prestigious grounds of Blenheim Palace. Now in its 12th year, Salon Privé continues to attract some of the most important collector cars in the world. This year, the award for ‘Most Iconic’ car at the show was presented to a 1957 Porsche 356 A T1 Speedster.


Sumpter double sets up title showdown on Brands Hatch GP circuit Petro-Canada Lubricants Porsche Club Championship with Pirelli at Brands Hatch ark Sumpter had the perfect day at Brands Hatch on 10 September, as the Petro-Canada Lubricants Porsche Club Championship with Pirelli made its second visit this season to the Kent circuit. Sumpter dominated the day and collected two pole positions, two fastest race laps and two wins. After setting the pace in qualifying, Sumpter led with a fast-starting Kevin Harrison briefly alongside, before he settled into second. Michael Price got out of shape coming off the line, leaving Craig Wilkins to slot into third, with Mark McAleer fourth. Harrison kept pace with Sumpter until lap six, when his clutch pedal dropped to the floor, forcing him into the pits before rejoining far


down in the race order. With Sumpter now handed a useful lead, Wilkins was up to second with Mark McAleer and Price right with him. McAleer constantly looked for a way past with Richard Higgins close behind. Light rain fell and times for the slick-shod Porsches slowed, but Sumpter was well clear and took his third win this season. Behind Sumpter, Mark McAleer was still pressuring Wilkins, but got tapped from behind and sent into a spin as they exited Surtees. Wilkins came in second with Price now up to third as they took the flag. “Kevin Harrison did really well at the start and it was a bit scary for a moment,” says Sumpter. “Once I was out of Druids in the lead, I knew it was mine to lose.” Steve Cheetham was the early leader in class

two, his car just ready in time for the race after suspension issues in qualifying. Within two laps it was Jake McAleer in front, as Cheetham still battled with handling problems. Paul Seagrave passed Cheetham on lap six to take second and they finished in that order. Rain shortly before the start of the second race saw the field on wet weather Pirellis. Sumpter was the quickest in the tricky conditions and eased away, Price coming into the pit straight at the end of lap four with Wilkins right with him – the latter on the inside line and ahead into Paddock Hill bend. Behind, Harrison was still fourth, but Gary Duckman had moved past Mark McAleer. Price lost further ground on lap 11, tumbling from third to fifth, Harrison really finding his pace once into third and closing in on Wilkins. Into second, with two laps to go, Harrison stayed there to the end and Sumpter took his second win of the day. Wilkins held third, with Duckman fourth, after holding off a stern challenge from impressive series newcomer Simon Clark. Cheetham again led early in the race in class two, but Jake McAleer closed in and got inside Cheetham at Druids on lap 12. The back of Cheetham’s car stepped out on the slippery wide line and Jake McAleer went on to take the win, with Ross Morris third. Sumpter secured a large points haul and championship leader Mark McAleer finished down the order. The title battle now goes forward to the final two races at Castle Combe in October.

Conditions were changeable on the Brands Hatch GP circuit, but a consistent performance from Mark Sumpter (below) earned him two victories


Dyson secures Speed Championship crown Petro-Canada Lubricants Porsche Club Speed Championship with Pirelli at Curborough he penultimate round of the 2017 season ran at Curborough Sprint Course on 26 August under warm and dry driving conditions, with 17 PCGB drivers attending. There were very close times within each class as well as a couple of class records created on Curborough’s ‘figure 8’ course layout. Stephen Jory and Stuart Maclean made up Class P4 with Stuart giving away nearly 30bhp in the power differential between his 924 and Stephen’s 944. In the end, just over three and a half seconds separated them, with Stuart taking second place in 69.27, while Stephen powered ahead to create a new P4 class record of 65.71. With competitors taking holidays, numbers were slightly down in Class P3 at Curborough, meaning that critical bonus points were also depleted for the three P3 competitors running on the day. Taking third place in a shared drive in Justin Mather’s 924S was David Chivers, with a fastest time of 70.65. Much closer, with just 0.83 seconds between them, were Simon Parkin (Boxster) and Justin. Simon’s final run of the day earned him second place in 66.01, while Justin took his 924S to the second of the day’s class records with a winning time of 65.18. A suspected broken clutch meant that


Mick Brown was unable to complete the first practice run, leaving five drivers in Class P2, with the fastest three extremely close with just 0.40 seconds separating them. Taking third place, with 0.08 seconds between him and second place, was Andy Fagan (Boxster S), who finished the day with 64.50. Fractionally ahead was Geraint Evans (911 Carrera 3), who took second place in 64.42. Taking his first class win in this closely matched class was Nick Wadsworth, who finished the day after a skilful drive with a time of 64.10. Six drivers entered Class P1 at Curborough with, again, very close times among the very different cars that were driven by the fastest three competitors in the class. Taking third place was Martin Leach in his black and orange 964 C2. A smoothly driven first time run was clocked at 63.99, while Graham Rose (supercharged 924S) put in similar times to Martin, with his fastest run securing second place in 63.91, just eight hundredths of a second ahead of Martin. David Dyson continued his winning streak at Curborough with yet another superb series of times to take the class win and Porsche FTD in 62.99. David’s win at Curborough puts him in an unassailable points position in the championship as we go into the final round, but there is still plenty to play for as the final championship positions are decided. 23


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DELIVE Fifteen years ago Porsche ventured into unknown territory with a vehicle that was unlike any other before it – the Cayenne 4x4. Controversial as it then was, today enthusiasts can appreciate its vital role in the company’s history ➝ Words: Simon Charlesworth Photos: Porsche AG Press 24



f every now and then, thanks to the introduction of a new model, the Porsche waters become a little choppy, then the effect the Porsche Cayenne’s introduction had was closer to that of a Godzilla movie. Jaws dropped, fingers were pointed, exclamations exclaimed and a salvo of opinions fired into the ether and across paper. A legendary sports car manufacturer building a nouveau riche 4x4? Are you sure? It had been done before, by an Italian tractor manufacturer, which had diversified into supercars and then launched the brutal Lamborghini LM002 – but that was an off-shoot of a military project built in teenyweeny numbers. Plus, Porsche’s previous tractor involvement with Allgaier was largely unknown or forgotten, either by the great unwashed of the motoring press or the great unread of the carbuying public. Nevertheless, this wasn’t just a bold move by Porsche AG – it was an essential one. Increased prices, allied to economic slowdown in the late 1980s and early 1990s, illustrated how vulnerable Porsche’s business plan was – put simply, it had placed all its jewelled eggs in one golden market. So when the economy started to sneeze and sniffle and then develop a fullblown fever, luxury purchases – such as those premium models built by Zuffenhausen – were the first items struck off the list as the belts of indulgence were tightened. At its peak in 1986, Porsche’s US sales amounted to 30,471 cars but by 1991 this had collapsed to a mere 4388 cars. Sales were worse in 1992 when figures reduced further to 4131 sales in the US from a global total of just 23,060 cars. Just as kitchen staff in post-revolutionary France needed to find a new living among the decapitated aristocratic heads of their former employers, if Porsche

was to survive, its business plan needed reconfiguring and overhauling – something understood by Porsche’s new Chairman Wendelin Wiedeking, who had set about saving the company via a programme of radical reorganisation and much-needed new products. Not only did he establish new working practices with the unions and adopt Japanese production methods, but he also stopped producing unprofitable cars like the 928 and 968, both of which had their origins in the 1970s. The 911 would undergo its most drastic redesign to date under Wiedeking, and he would oversee the introduction of two new model lines – an entry-level Porsche, the Boxster, and something a tad more unusual. While there was historical precedence for the Boxster, the car that would become the Cayenne was unlike anything that Porsche AG had produced before. The US remained Porsche’s largest market and that was gluttonously feasting on 4x4s, or SUVs to use the Americanism. Indeed, BMW and Mercedes-Benz had also noticed this and already had a head start in developing their respective X5 and ML (intended to replace the aged G-Wagen) offerings. The premium 4x4 vehicle – epitomised by the Range Rover – was being adopted by people who saw them as a way of safely transporting their family, while also telegraphing a premium image, sprinkled with the sexiness of outdoorsy adventure. Contemporary market research revealed that Porsche’s US customer base was likely to own two additional cars, and most, around two-thirds, owned a 4x4. If the concept of the Cayenne was to figuratively build a safety net for Porsche AG – if or when the economy would next take a nose dive – then its engineering would also be a hedged bet, thanks to a familiar collaborator from

yore. It was another car company that had decided to enter the 4x4 market for the first time – Volkswagen – with Wiedeking striking a deal with VW Group’s chairman, and Porsche alumnus, Ferdinand Piech. Wary of the mixed success of joint projects in the 1970s, the message from Porsche was that it would lead the way in the Cayenne’s development. Shared components would be kept to a minimum – for example some elements of the drivetrain and floorpan – while engines, chassis set-up and design would be the responsibility of the respective parties. The most telling differentiation was that while the VW Touareg would be built in Slovakia, the Cayenne would roll out of a new Porsche plant in Leipzig, making it unique among this turn-of-the-century gang of premium 4x4s, in that it was able to boast ‘Made in Germany’. Stylistically the 2002 (9PA) Cayenne bore a strong family


resemblance to the Type 996 911 and the Type 986 Boxster – a period of design which was perhaps not Porsche’s most successful thanks to the sportsters’ ‘broken fried-egg’ headlamp units. To judge this 4x4 by its cover though, would be to miss the point – for the Cayenne’s forte lay beyond its restrained five-door body and its luxuriant Range Rover bothering interior. Its transmission was of the permanent four-wheel drive type, split 38:62 between the front and rear axles, and it came with a separate low-range facility for when things got particularly gloopy away from the road. Doling out power between front

Left: the second-gen Cayenne proving that, unlike some competitors, it is a capable off-roader. When viewed next to the original (see far left and below) it appears less aggressive and happier in its metal skin


4511CC, quad-cam, 32-valve V8

£68,970; 18mpg; 0-62mph 5.6 secs;


450BHP @ 6000RPM TORQUE: 460LBF.FT AT 2500-4750RPM Weight:

5192LB Start of UK sales Spring 2003

“Any purism aimed at the Cayenne is quickly deflated by driving one” and rear axles (both suspended independently via steel or air springs) was a plate-type central differential which, for maximum traction, could be locked (as could the front diff). Porsche would also point out that the Touareg’s torque split was 50:50 – the reason for the Cayenne’s 38:62 was that this was clearly a performanceorientated 4x4 and a rear-drive bias was more in keeping with Porsche. Porsche Stability Management (PSM) was on offer, as was electronic traction control. Launched with three variants, the Cayenne was powered by a 247bhp 3.2-litre VW-based iron-block V6, while the Cayenne S and Cayenne Turbo were powered by variations of Porsche’s new all-alloy 32-valve 4.5-litre V8, saving precious poundage given the machine’s sizeable mass. The specification of this over-square (93 x 83mm) quad-cam V8 included niceties such as dry-sump lubrication, VarioCam camshaft timing and duration adjustment, distributor-less on-coil ignition, sequential port fuel injection, 27

piston-cooling oil jets and Bosch Motronic ME 7.1.1 ECU with fly-by-wire throttle. All this resulted in 340bhp for the naturally aspirated S, and 450bhp for the intercooled twin-turbo Turbo, punting it straight to the top of the 4x4 power table, a fact that some motoring titles jumped on with glee. Entitled ‘Perfectly Pointless’, Car magazine introduced the Cayenne Turbo to its readership at the end of 2002 by questioning Porsche’s claim to have engineered and launched a 5192lb (2355kg) 4x4 that was both nimble and entertaining to drive. Executive Editor Paul Horrell wrote: “Just forcing such a big galleon through the air is a colossal effort, and you sense the Cayenne’s strain not only as a swishing white noise of wind roar, but also as a deep hum coming from down in its bowels, as if from the engine room of a warship... “It goes radically hard for an off-roader – but not that hard in the overall scheme of things. It’s Boxster S performance, which is, ➝

and torque. The Cayenne would continue in this form until 2010: in 2011 it would be superseded by the second generation Type 92A Cayenne – a car which would evolve and improve further on its forebear’s talented legacy throughout its life. Admittedly, it is easy to be ideologically opposed to the notion of the Cayenne and its ilk. Some people, a dwindling minority, would only consider a 4x4 if they needed to deal with genuine rural uncertainties – floods, Third World roads, poorly livestock – but any purist idealism aimed at the Cayenne is quickly deflated by sitting behind the wheel. If the 2007 Cayenne’s improvements embarrassed competitors – humiliating their dynamics by making them feel comparatively flaccid, wobblesome

as I’ve often said, fast enough for any of us. Let’s face it, in most 450bhp cars you don’t get the chance to give it the full right-foot ticket for much of your wheel time. But in the Cayenne you tend to use wide-open throttle for quite a lot of your day. Simple proof: I averaged 9.8mpg.” On driving characteristics, he wrote: “In the corners you soon see that this really is the Porsche of off-roaders. It’s capable of forces at car-like levels and, more surprisingly, you feel what it’s up to. Once you’re properly in a bend, just pour on the torque, the steering lightens a little and you feel both ends gripping furiously, or even going into a bit of a four-wheel drift. Not much apparent need for the PSM stability system. You might be sitting at altitude, but you’re connected at ground level. It’s truly remarkable. Especially in fairly quick, sweeping bends.” It wasn’t all good news. Its bulk and understeer through slow corners and in wet conditions were noted, as was the rather unhappy exterior styling – an insipid union of Porsche cues, off-road necessities and first night design nerves. Horrell concluded by echoing the disdain of the piece’s headlines – questioning the point of a £69,000 off-roader which did 10mpg, though the sting of this was reduced by a sidebar explaining the business logic behind it. It was here the Cayenne’s salvation lay, for it was a business model that quickly proved itself when the Cayenne became the

best-selling Porsche to date. Global sales from launch through 2006 topped 150,000 – averaging 25,000 cars per year – with the important North American market accounting for 60,000 vehicles. Within a year of the Cayenne’s US launch Business Week reported that its sales had generated $2.1 billion in cash, in spite of research and development costs, and reduced Porsche AG’s debts to $128 million. Thanks in part to the Cayenne, Porsche’s net profit margin stood at the top of the motor industry at 10.1 per cent. Further proving its Porsche credentials, the Cayenne underwent a series of improvements in 2007, the most notable of which were more resolved sharper stylistic cues and a range of direct fuel injection engines (290bhp 3.6-litre V6, 385bhp 4.8-litre V8 and 500bhp turbocharged 4.8-litre V8) which consumed less fuel and emitted less, while being more responsive and boasting higher levels of power

Above and top: the Cayenne is a Porsche and like all the others it underwent intensive development and improvement programmes which continue to this day – in all sorts of harsh environments


and roly-poly – then speeding around the challenging Porsche Experience Centre track at Silverstone in a GTS while shadowing a 911 Targa 4S was, and remains, something of a revelation. In the 2007 Cayenne Turbo, Porsche came very close to arm-wrestling physics into submission – however, with the recent GTS, it seems to have managed this. As for the latest model waiting in the wings, who knows how much further it will progress the Cayenne’s game?

The parallel between ‘big’ and ‘powerful’ is a familiar one, epitomised by the likes of strongman Geoff Capes. When this pairing is joined by ‘pace’ to form a novel threesome, it comes as a shock – one echoing the impact that the late Jonah Lomu had on the 1995 Rugby World Cup. The Cayenne cultivated new technology at Porsche, be it in transmission or suspension or the adoption of diesel and hybrid power plants. In the wider world, it encouraged a new approach within the motor industry. Mirroring other luxury goods sectors, it was the defining moment where prestige car manufacturers were no longer marques shackled to their legacy, but instead evolved into brands that could be applied to any four-wheeled product, in any market sector, if it was deemed


desirable enough. In a similar vein to Hugo Boss watches or Dolce & Gabbana perfume, it was the name rather than the company’s track record that customers regarded as being the most desirable. Why have customers so embraced the Cayenne? Is it performance, badge or image? In the end, none of this really matters, because the Cayenne and its owners have – for whatever personal reasons – managed to preserve Porsche and armourplate its independence. PP

The third-generation Cayenne was unveiled at the 67th International Motor Show in Frankfurt, as reported in the news section of this month’s PP. The press release announcing Porsche’s all-new range-topping 4x4 was headlined ‘Even More 911 In An SUV’. Talk about cranking up expectations... Stylistically, the Cayenne is a typically wonderful Zuffenhausen aesthetic contradiction – all change and no change. The changes are the epitome of subtle – enough, without visual reference, to challenge anyone’s memory, even that of a paid-up Porsche enthusiast. It’s as tough as spotting what has eroded from where in a familiar landscape. Concentrating on the king-of-the-hill Cayenne Turbo, it is equipped with double-row front LED lights. Twenty-one inch Turbo alloys fill 29

understated wide wheelarches resplendent with colour co-ordinated trims, as too are the rear bumper assembly and external door furniture. Then there are the rear-exit 2x2 exhausts that peep out from beneath the rear bumper assembly. Details that together with a freshly tailored roof profile – adding a soupcon of Macan here and Panamera Sport Turismo there, with rear light clusters inspired by the 901 – make the new Cayenne thoroughly desirable. The overall effect is akin to the latest model of iPhone, there is a comforting sense of continuity – of building on the past, without any risk of recklessness along the lines of a lazy third album. It is sporty, powerful, classy and undeniably Porsche. Inside, the Cayenne Turbo will slightly edge the game forward in terms of the

company’s interior design and equipment levels. Powered by a 4-litre bi-turbo V8 which delivers 550hp (up 30hp over its predecessor) with 568lbf.ft (an increase of nearly 15lbf.ft), a 0-62mph sprint in 4.1 (3.9secs for the Sport Chrono Package) and a maximum velocity of over 178mph, the latest Cayenne is clearly continuing the family business of being the fast and furious performance 4x4. Competitors will no doubt again experience a familiar gloomy foreboding. The Cayenne Turbo promises to raise the bar in terms of sporting feedback and dynamic quickwittedness. All thanks to a comprehensive range of chassis, active aerodynamics and suspension features – both standard and optional – which will make this Porsche the premium sporting 4x4 to beat.

A FOR 30

It started with restoring a 912 in his teens. Now Alan Drayson has just chalked up 10 years doing it for other peopleâ&#x20AC;Ś â&#x17E;? Words and photos: James Page 31


hen cars are in your blood, there’s not much that will distract you from them – not for long, anyway. Alan Drayson set up Canford Classics a decade ago, but his experience with Porsches goes all the way back to a 912 he bought when he was 17. He restored it while studying for his A levels and by the time he went to university, he’d moved up to a 911S 2.2 – pretty impressive by the standard of most people’s student wheels. All the while he was working towards getting what non-motoring folk might consider ‘a real job’, going on to do a master’s degree, and then a PhD after his degree. He was 28 by the time he left, but classic Porsches remained a big part of his life. Five years later, he took the plunge and turned his hobby into a business: Canford Classics, tucked away in deepest Dorset, where you’ll receive a warm welcome from both Dominique – Alan’s wife, who looks after day-to-day organisation – and Baz, the resident dog. Alan explains: “I did start out working in three-dimensional mapping, which is what my PhD was in, but I was always working on cars, always tinkering. I’ve been with Dominique since we were at school so she’s used to it. She’d ask if I wanted to go out and I’d say stuff like, ‘No, I’m saving money for a master cylinder.’ It has always been cars.” The company’s first premises were about the size of the room in which we’re chatting, which is good, Alan says: “It teaches you control and space management and that you can’t just get work in and not do it. It teaches you to be clean and tidy. Parts are always catalogued and on the shelf. It makes life much easier. You try building a car when it’s spread everywhere…” The vast majority of the business is centred around restoration. He says: “The way in which we’re developing – and I think it’s the way a lot of businesses are going – is to bring everything in-house. It’s about timing, it’s about quality control – knowing every aspect.” To that end, by November the sprayer who’s 32

currently just down the road will have relocated to a new booth at the back of the main workshop. “A lot of people forget that there are problems along the way with any restoration,” says Alan, “but if it’s all here you can get it fixed. My trimmer’s not here, though. In an ideal world, I’d like to put in a mezzanine level and move him in.” But that’s not to say that complete rebuilds are all he does: “We sell parts, we do Fuchs wheels and engine builds. Because we’re a restoration shop, we can do anything – I can restore a seat for a customer and I can anodise steering wheels…” Wander downstairs from the office and you’ll come to the bodyshop, where a righthand drive 1973 Targa is having some welding done. “That was my car,” explains Alan. “It had been stored since 1984. A customer came down and said they wanted a Targa – I didn’t really want to sell it, but before you know it, we’d done a deal.” Alongside the bodyshop is a showroom in which four cars are lined up – a restored 2.2S, a Targa shell that’s soon to be painted, an original 2.4S and a 964 Cabriolet that Canford resprayed a few years ago. This side of the business, in fact, was a natural progression from the restorations: “If we’ve rebuilt a car for someone, you’ve built up that relationship, so we have customers bringing back cars and asking us to sell them. We decided to set up a little showroom. If sales grew, we’d probably have a bigger one.” Across the courtyard is the main workshop, where a 2.4S is being restored – its pristine engine is sitting alongside – next to a 1968 T/R. In turn, that’s next to a one-owner 1970 E. “It belongs to an American captain,” says Alan. “It’s American-spec but has never left

Europe. As soon as a car has a back story it changes your thought process. It has lots of rare bits on it and when I ask the owner about them he just says that he specced it like that. How many people can say that for a car that’s 47 years old? “Restoration-wise, we’re doing three or four cars at a time, plus other smaller things in between. I wouldn’t want to be any bigger. The bodyshop is only small but my argument is how many cars can you weld at any one time? You should be focusing on that one car. “We don’t do our own chrome or powdercoating, but we do our own machining. Our machine shop is five minutes away – that’s where our heads are done, crankshafts polished etc. The guy who does it is brilliant, and it’s just the way he thinks. Everyone buys valve guides, for example, but he says that he can make better ones. We make a lot of stuff – there must be 50 parts we have machined because you can’t buy them. Over the years, we’ve just had them made instead.” Upstairs is a storage area full of neat shelving, some of which houses components for cars being worked on below. Alan says: “We try to be quite organised, so there’s stuff in here for cars that haven’t yet been painted. A suspension will be ready, for example, or we’ll have gearboxes for cars that might not be ready for them quite yet. The Targa that’s being welded, its chrome is here and its wiring loom has already been built, so we’re quite organised. We’ve also got a lot of old spares that we’ve collected along the way.” At the end of the upper floor – and in a position from which, if he felt so inclined, Alan could keep an eye on what was happening downstairs – is the engine room. This is his own little space, clean and perfectly organised. He

“People like restorations because they want to learn and it’s like a journey”

Left: the white 911E is a one-owner car that was bought directly from the factory with a host of rare options. Above: patiently working on a seal kit for a 2.4S


currently has two powerplants on the go, both of which are from S-spec cars – one 1975 and the other 1968 – and both are fixed to a stand that was built in-house. They’ll be finished in two weeks, after which Alan explains that he’ll help out downstairs until the next flat-six is ready for him to start work on. You get the impression that he’d be happy filling his days doing anything, as long as it involves working on a 911. In the 10 years since Canford was established, the classic car market in general – and in particular that of early 911s – has changed beyond recognition. Even if values are now slowly starting to soften, it’s been a heady time. “Fifteen years ago, the term restoration meant something completely different,” Alan says. “Think of budgets and what expectations are. I sold probably the first £100,000 early 911, and then I sold the first £100,000 911T. People said that it wasn’t worth it and I’d never get that much for it. Now £100,000 is a ➝

boxes, it’s the wiring, it’s the steering column, it’s welding up the vents…” Canford has worked on 912s and 356s, but for the most part its focus is squarely on air-cooled 911s. The result is that there’s little Alan doesn’t know about them: “They’re fantastic cars, aren’t they? We’ve done quite a few 964s, but mostly it’s what people would term the classic 911 – before the body change for the 964.” Ask if he has a favourite among those and the answer is instant: “All of them! You have to determine budget, though – I could just say that I want an RSR but I’ve driven 2.4Ts recently and loved them. Rather than the revvy 2.2s, which are fantastic, I’ve enjoyed tootling round in a 2.4T with that low torque. I’ll think, ‘I get it.’ Then I get in an RS and think, ‘I get it.’ Then I’ll drive the 3.2 that we’ve got for sale, and it’s brilliant. Honestly, I think they’re all good. “I have a new 911 and it doesn’t make me smile like the old ones but it’s still a 911 – it’s still pretty cool. I’ve driven other classics and nothing removes people’s inhibitions like an early 911. If you turn up in a Ferrari people probably won’t come and talk to you! And in my new 911, I’m treated differently than I am in a classic. I was driving an older 911 the other day and went past a school bus – they must have been A level students, that sort of age, all in their rugby gear, and they all cheered! In a petrol station people will always say, ‘That’s nice.’ It’s lovely for that – it removes people’s inhibitions to come and talk to you.” Even though it’s a relatively small business, Canford held an open day in August which attracted 120 Porsches. They’re all enthusiasts here and Alan is emphatically one of those who’d rather cars were used, not tucked away as investments. “If all these cars disappear, who are the young people that’ll be buying cars and restoring them in the future? Who’s going to drive past that bus full of school kids so that they can say that they want one of those?” As for the future, even someone with such encyclopaedic knowledge as Alan insists he’s still learning, still finding little ways to improve: “People will come in, see a finished car and ask whether theirs will be that good. I always say it’ll be better. It has to be better, otherwise we’re going the wrong way.” PP

common number to throw around for a restoration. Is it because they were slightly undervalued as well? Probably. “There were certain Astons, Ferraris and Maseratis that were way above Porsches, and they shouldn’t have been. Now it’s concertinaed slightly. So people’s expectations have changed and the quality of cars is so much better now. Twenty years ago, you’d be restoring cars within a limited budget – it’s just different. I sold that 2.2S for £23,000 and I’d painted it and built the engine. It was a good car, but you almost had to reverse-engineer the costs – can you spend £10,000 spraying a £23,000 car? “People like restorations because they want to learn and it’s like a journey – that’s a slightly romantic notion, but it’s true. There’s also the fact that the 911 has a distinct bloodline going all the way back to the 1960s.

“People buy a 964 and all of a sudden they’re interested in its history. What’s a 3.2? What’s a 2.7? Then you end up back at the early cars.” With the rise in values has come a rise in expectations, which suits Alan perfectly: “My argument is, if you’re going to do it, why would you not make it the best it can be? My brain doesn’t compute half a job. I don’t think I’ve changed but more people are thinking that way – the detail that people expect in Porsches is much higher and that’s a great thing. “Because we’re focused on that detail, we’re a little bit purist. That’s not to say we don’t modify cars or that we can’t – the orange RSR that we did [based on a 1978 SC] was a 3.5-litre monster. “But if you look at it, the panel gaps are still perfect, the trim’s still perfect. A true ‘backdate’ involves everything – it’s the battery 34

Top left: a pristine 2.4S engine has been rebuilt and will shortly be reunited with the car – note the 1968 T/R beyond. Above: this bespoke stand was built to hold two engines


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high”. “I kind of wanted to be a car designer. I loved drawing fantastical super cars on the back of my maths book. “When we came back to the UK we had lots of Volkswagens. There’s always that link between VW ownership and hankering after the bigger brother. I passed my test at 17 and my first car was a 1962 Type 3, so there’s been a big air-cooled background.” After art college Mark became a freelance illustrator, signing up with an agent in London. “My bread and butter was women’s lifestyle magazines. This was before image banks, which subsequently killed off my illustration career because art directors could buy an image of whatever they wanted. It was a lot cheaper than employing my services, so then I moved towards graphic design and working in magazine publishing, doing layouts and so on for them.” Around 2004, Mark returned to illustration. Working in the corporate sector, he started producing large wall-based graphics that would help a company explain complex stories in a medium that was easy to understand, for use either internally or for clients. “At the same time I’d been producing pictures based around Porsche iconography for a number of years, just for myself really, using some of the influences I’ve grown up with and learnt about – people like Erich Strenger, who created those classic Porsche race posters,” he says. “I’m really influenced by that cool graphic

Bottom left: Mark (left) and Patrick Long in front of the Porsche timeline artwork. Below: even Mark’s coffee cups are a canvas for his art

“Triple Espresso sums up how I like my cars... nothing added, stripped down, potent”

Photo by: Jeremy Heslup


or most Porsche enthusiasts, combining their passion for all things Stuttgart with the day job is usually reserved for those moments staring out of the window on the way to the daily desk-driving role. For Mark Morgan, however, the planets have somewhat aligned through his creation of Triple Espresso, which brings together his lifelong enthusiasm for the marque and his role as an illustrator. This most righteous of combinations has culminated in a commission, currently residing at Porsche’s US headquarters in Atlanta, which explores the company’s air-cooled timeline, and there’s another commission in the pipeline. The journey began in the Rhineland, Germany, when four-year-old Mark was taken with a model Porsche 911 police car. “I was given this car, a Targa version, and it caught my imagination,’ he says. “I was a big collector of all sorts of Matchbox cars and my dad was into cars, so it filtered down from there.” After the family returned to England when Mark was eight (his dad was in the air force), he veered towards art at school, though it wasn’t until a teacher suggested illustration as a career that the idea of transferring his talent into the working world inspired him to later sign up for a foundation course to get into art college in Cambridge. By that time Mark’s interest in cars was, as he puts it, “at an all-time


look, that immediacy they were employing. This started to influence my own work, which I showed to some people and received really positive feedback. Before I knew it, Triple Espresso was born.” The name reflects Mark’s car philosophy, as well as his love for a strong cup of java. “It sums up how I like my cars,” he smiles. “There’s nothing added, it’s stripped down, potent. There’s no cream, milk, nothing. It lends itself to the company name.” The impact on the marque of the legendary Strenger, credited with shaping the Porsche image over four decades through adverts, brochures and racing posters, and the similarly revered Hanns Lohrer – a pioneer of German post-war graphic design – is hard to overstate. Mark explains: “After I left college I saw some of their posters being sold at a car show – a striking combination of photography and typography. There wasn’t anything else like it being done in automotive circles then, or even now. These days Porsche’s corporate identity is very safe, but back then you had these playful, alternative adverts with their great use of colour. I’ve learnt recently they had to turn around the posters almost immediately after a race so they could get them into the showrooms. I think this lends itself to that immediacy, including the technology they used, which was way before digital press.” Part of the appeal was that it wasn’t all about the car. There was also experimentation with association, an approach that wasn’t typical for a car company. “It was radical for the time for a sports car manufacturer to celebrate ➝


the type of people they thought the car would appeal to – skiers, golfers, hunters or even stylish ladies about town walking their poodles,” says Mark. As Mark started to produce more products based around his passion for Porsche imagery, including prints, posters and T-shirts, he got in touch with Luftgekühlt in the US. The brainchild of two-time Le Mans class winner Patrick Long and noted Southern California creative director Howie Idelson, Luftgekühlt is a series of automotive events celebrating everything air-cooled produced by Porsche. “I contacted Patrick and told him what I did and asked him if he fancied doing something live at an event that captures the air-cooled timeline of Porsche,” says Mark. “He was up for it. We worked it out, I went over there, then Porsche Classic America got involved and sponsored the commission.” The work went on display at the Porsche Experience Centre in Los Angeles and now resides at Porsche’s US Atlanta headquarters. The next commission for Porsche US is a timeline of the people involved in Porsche’s air-cooled evolution. “It’ll feature a bit about the cars, but more the faces behind engineering, the influencers,” says Mark. With more Porsche projects in the pipeline, including several private commissions, Triple Espresso is set to become a full-time occupation for Mark. “I want to do something that I’m really passionate about, so the picture I did for those guys, bringing the two worlds together, articulates what I’m all about,” he says. “There are some private clients in the UK who want smaller walls done for their garages. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the reaction, that people get it, and I’m happy to see where it leads.” Mark is also in touch with Porsche enthusiast groups in Europe, including the people behind Germany’s Tunnel Run events. “I’m about to drive to Germany to meet up with the Tunnel Run guys. I previously produced a poster for them, so it’s great to hang out and enjoy music, food, driving – all the good stuff.” So what will his transportation of choice be for Europe? “I originally started looking to purchase a Porsche in 2002 but life gets in the way – you know, wife, kids etc! When I returned to the idea in 2010, all prices had started to jump and I was left with the original budget. I drive a 1968 SWB 912, which came from the US. It’s underpowered and under-tyred compared with a lot of people’s cars, but it’s very visceral, very analogue. Every time I get in it, it makes me smile. I treat it well and drive it hard.” And if budget were not an issue? “It would have to be a four-cylinder 550 Spyder, as driven by James Dean,” says Mark. “It’s very much a ‘wind-in-your-hair’ machine. Having no roof you have that enhanced connection, that immediacy, plus it harks back to those days when Porsche was winning in its category but not the overall race.” He adds: “The 550 and subsequent derivatives were giant-slayers. These cars were competing against the likes of Ferraris. They could do much more than on paper.” A bit like Mark himself, really. PP






VINTAGE VIEW Evocative images from the Ted Walker Archive

The 356 established itself as a competitive rally car early in its career and so it was only logical that the model that succeeded it would carry on in the same tradition writes Martin Broadribb. The 911 wasted no time in becoming an established competitor in rallying and many examples are still to be found throwing up the mud and dust at a variety of events. Although they are invariably worth including, it’s sometimes the case that caption details for the pictures we have available – particularly those in colour – are rather sketchy and this one is no exception. “Cheltenham Festival Rally” is the only information provided and this certainly looks to be true: a Cheltenham Motor Club sign can just be seen. This club, established in 1906, is one of the


oldest motor clubs in Britain and is also famous for having a CAMRA award-winning club house. My research indicates that this shot was taken during the Cheltenham Festival Stages Rally in 1976 and although high-flying 911s are not unknown, it’s rather unusual to see one this far off the ground in the car park of Cheltenham Racecourse. Although I don’t know how this car fared (the event was won by a local man in an Escort RS), it is interesting that it is on German export number plates and so was presumably destined for further UK events. Any additional information would be welcome. To see many more Porsche archive images, please visit the Porsche Pictures Past thread on the PCGB Forum. PP

Regions Regional Director’s report At the time of writing this, more than 50 Regional events will have taken place in September, with a whole variety of activities bringing together the members and their cars. This amounts to 31 Regions planning an average of 1.64 events and the busiest month so far, representing a great deal of organisation by ROs and their assistants. We are all aware of how time-consuming this can be but the rewards are the appreciation of your members and the satisfaction of delivering a memorable event that makes it all worthwhile.

Scotland South

September will also have seen some major Club events, such as Classics at the Castle, the Goodwood Revival, the Porsche Club Awards Ceremony and the National Concours at Ragley Hall. The team at Cornbury House works incredibly hard to portray the Club in the most professional way at all events and will endeavour to support your Regional ones in a similar manner. With assistance from the Club, Region 5’s Gold Cup weekend at Oulton Park has been elevated over the past two years to become a top National Event. Thanks to the splendid marquee housing the Club Shop and providing a welcoming atmosphere for members to relax in. With refreshments served by the 356 Gas Coffee Company, we all enjoyed the best show to date. My appreciation goes out to all levels of Club activities from the Board, the staff at Cornbury House, the ROs, RSs and all the members who

turn up to populate the events. If you think that an event could be improved by a little support, please contact me and we can decide how to help. The PCGB calendar is ongoing and already filling up for 2018, so early planning is essential. The last few months have also seen a large intake of new members, so if you’re one of those do email your Regional Organiser and also your Register Secretary to see how you can make the most of the Club. They will be pleased to hear from you and hopefully encourage you to come along to a Club night and find out how it all works. As always, I would be pleased to hear from officials or members regarding any Regional matters. Phil Graham Regional Director 07941 109638

Regions Index Your Regional reports at a glance

Regional Organiser Donald Hossack 07968 724441 – Assistant Regional Organiser Scott Laurie 07803 260417 It’s certainly getting colder with the nights drawing in and some of you may have already tucked up the pride and joy for the winter months. Although colder, there have been some lovely bright and dry days throughout August to enjoy the car and, as I use both

R1 Scotland South p45 R2 Scotland North p46 R3 North East p47 R4 Lincolnshire & Humberside p48 R5 North West p50 R6 North Wales p50 R7 Yorkshire p53 R8 East Midlands p55 R9 West Midlands p55 R10 Milton Keynes & Northamptonshire p56

R11 Essex p58 R12 Norfolk & Suffolk p60 R13 Herefordshire, Worcestershire & Shropshire p62 R14 South Wales p65 R15 South West p66 R16 Gloucestershire p69 R17 Southern p69 R18 Lancashire & Cumbria p70 R19 Thames Valley p71 R20 London p73

all year round, it’s great to get out so long as the salt and grit isn’t lying on the roads. The big event for August was not a Scotland South one but the wedding of Scott, our ARO, to his lovely bride Angela - a lavish day at Glenbervie House Hotel. We send them both many congratulations and best wishes for the future. Events are tailing off considerably but there is enough to keep us ticking over - please try and join us at one as it would be great to welcome you along. Many thanks go to all who attended our August events. RECENT EVENTS

Scott Laurie and Angela, his lovely bride, celebrate their wedding

1 August West Coast July Club meet Scott reports: “Jaq’s Bodyshop Ltd in East Kilbride hosted our July Club meet. Over the last year Alex, the owner, has 45

R21 Chiltern p76 R23 Sussex p76 R24 Cambridgeshire & Bedfordshire p77 R25 Kent p78 R26 Dorset p80 R27 Ireland p82 R28G Guernsey p85 R28J Jersey p87 R29 Surrey p87 R30 Isle of Man p89 R31 Cotswold p90

undertaken some amazing work on some of my cars and we thought it would be an opportunity for some members to come along and see the cars that were being worked on. “Jaq’s mainly specialises in Porsche and I have seen many classic 911s and 356s undergoing major restoration there. There are some excellent photos on their Facebook page of the current 356 being restored. “The evening was a sunny one and we had around 20 members’ cars attend with close to 40 people. R1 supplied burgers and buns and Alex provided sandwiches, salads, biscuits and enough food for about 100 people. It was a great evening chatting with friends and viewing both members’ cars and also cars previously painted or restored at the body shop. I have to thank Alex and his family - father Donald, daughter Chloe and son Jason - for putting on an excellent night. Thanks to everyone that made an effort to attend.”

Regards Donald and Scott Cars at Jaq’s in various states of restoration

DIARY DATES 13 August Cars and Cofee A great turnout of 28 of us in 15 cars met up on the Sunday afternoon at the stunning Murrayshall House Hotel just outside Perth. This was the first time I had used this venue for a Club event and we received a warm welcome from helpful staff and had a delightful afternoon tea of cakes, scones, tea, coffee and juice. An interesting selection of cars in attendance included many Porsches, a 458 Spyder and Karen and Bill’s beautiful 1935 supercharged 847cc MG PA. There was no charge to PCGB members for the tea, with costs coming from the Scotland South funds.

FIRST TUESDAY OF MONTH West Coast Club night Sherbrooke Castle Hotel, Glasgow, G41 4PG. 8pm. LAST THURSDAY OF MONTH East Coast Club night Dakota Hotel, South Queensferry, EH30 9QZ. 7.30pm. TBA OCTOBER PCGB guest speaker 22 OCTOBER Detailing workshop with lunch 4-5 NOVEMBER Officials’ Conference 5 NOVEMBER Breakfast run

16 August Detailing workshop with BBQ With August appearing to be the month for BBQs, REEP in Paisley invited us along to demonstrations on the care of vehicle trim and ceramic coating. This was our second visit of the year and a good number came along on the Wednesday night despite the weather not being conducive to holding a BBQ. Instead, REEP laid on pizzas and refreshments that were just as well received before giving various demonstrations on the care and treatment of vehicle trim with several products available to try out. Thanks again to Stephen and the team for their hospitality.

Scotland North Regional Organiser Steve Rose 01224 868052 – Assistant Regional Organiser Gillian Gardiner 01382 778923 RECENT EVENTS 20 July Royal Deeside Speed Festival Mike Raeburn kindly volunteered to organise our presence at the festival whilst the RO was on holiday. Here’s his report: “R2 attended the second running of the Royal Deeside Speed Festival. We had a great turnout with a good selection of cars on display. This new event is held in the grounds of Kincardine Castle on Royal Deeside not far from the Queen’s residence at Balmoral. There was a short hill climb course up the main drive of the castle as well as display areas for clubs and individual cars. Once again, we were blessed with excellent weather and members enjoyed watching an eclectic selection of cars making their way up the course. It is a ‘demonstration’ event and not timed, however some newly laid tarmac at the top of the course caught out a few cars and there were a number of instances of ‘kinetic parking’ in the trees! Royal Deeside Speed Festival

Photo by Mike Raeburn

Jaq’s Bodyshop

27 August Porsche in the Glen Scott reports: “This event is one of my favourites of the year, as it has to be one of the biggest gatherings of Porsches in Scotland. Every year I have been the weather has been kind. This year everyone was requested to be on site for midday. I arrived around 11.15am and there must have been close to 100 cars on display already. Brian Woods, our long-term member, parked my little Spyder on the hill next to a lovely old 356 and another Spyder shortly joined us. There were some lovely high-end Porsches on display including a 991 RS, a 911 R and a 997 RS 4-litre. One other car that caught my eye was Andrea Kerr’s 3.2 Targa SSE that was once owned by legendary film director Ridley Scott. I had a chat with the lovely Andrea and it was nice to hear her enthusiasm for the car. It turns out it resides close to me so hopefully I will see the car in the future. Porsche in the Glen is organised not only by Brian Woods but also Neil Scot and John from TIPEC. It’s a super day and a big thank you must go to Brian for his work in organising and promoting the event.”

Photo by Mike Raeburn

R2 display at the Speed Festival


“Thanks go to Malcolm Lovie (911 Carrera/924 Turbo), Mike Raeburn (928 GTS), James Harley (944 Turbo S), George Mayson (944), Stan Fong (918 S PDK Boxster), Linda Farley (987 Boxster), John Harris (Carrera 4S Cabriolet), Russ Gould (Macan) and Bruce Macdonald (Panamera GTS).” 11-13 August Oldtimer Grand Prix In August Pauline and I joined John Chesworth, and his pal Stuart, Robin Provan and Ray McIntyre on an expedition to the Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Nürburgring. Tickets for the event were offered through PP – our thanks to Steve Kevlin at Club Office for organising. As John and Ray had been to the ’Ring before we had reliable guides for the drive down through the Netherlands and Germany from Amsterdam following our ferry crossing from Newcastle. With our Porsche tickets we all enjoyed the three-day event enormously. Arriving in our Porsches gave us the luxury of display parking within the Porsche ‘village’ at the circuit. We had access to most of the stands, all the paddock areas and Porsche’s own hospitality tent as well. Spectators can get really close to the cars, mechanics and drivers, making the experience highly immersive. The catering provided by Porsche was excellent too, and made the tickets really good value! After the weekend, as the main party returned to the UK, Pauline and I continued down to Stuttgart to spend a day visiting the Porsche and Mercedes museums. Driving on the continent with the benefit of satnav is not too challenging and we really enjoyed it, especially when we were able to choose the ‘avoid motorways’ routing option to see some of the German countryside.

A US adventure R2 member John Joss reports on his own motoring experiences during his summer holiday in the US: “Very fortunate to have had the opportunity to drive the GT3 RS at EXR Las Vegas. What can I say about this car? Everything you’ve read is true! It made my 997 CS seem like a runabout - the mind can’t comprehend how hard and late you can brake into corners. Jason, the instructor, was great and, despite the mid-session coaching/pit stop, he told me at the end I had used only 40 per cent of the car’s braking capability... funny, I thought I was flying! All jokes aside, anyone who knows me will tell you I’m no slouch behind the wheel, but driving this car reminded me of the TV programmes where someone gets into an F1 car and realises they’re actually a little off the mark!” Please also check the Events pages on the website for forthcoming events, news etc… Steve Rose and Gill Gardiner

DIARY DATES 5 OCTOBER Club night, Lairhillock 8pm 19 OCTOBER Club night, Milton Inn, Monifieth 8pm 26-29 OCTOBER Gain-an-Hour Weekend R2’s WOTY. See our Events page on the Club website and my emails. 2 DECEMBER Christmas lunch The Strathmore Arms, near Glamis. See our Events page on the Club website and my emails, or contact Gill. 7 DECEMBER Club night, Lairhillock 8pm 15 DECEMBER Christmas Party - Aberdeen area Details TBA and date TBC. Look out for emails or contact Steve for details.

Photo by Steve Rose

North East Regional Organiser Greg Harm 07932 746152 – Get even closer…

Photo by Steve Rose

Photo by Steve Rose

Porsche hospitality

As you settle down to read this and eagerly turn to your favourite section of your PP, July and August will probably be a distant memory for most. I hope you have taken advantage of some of the recent cracking Club experiences available and that you are already looking forward to more of the same next year.

scattered around various Northamptonshire hotels, B&Bs and campsites, we somehow always seem to gravitate towards the impressive PCGB stand at around the same time each morning. From early Friday morning the Club marquee was already serving great coffee and looking splendid behind the Wellington Straight grandstand, which all PCGB members had exclusive use of throughout the weekend. We’re so proud to be involved in the Club display at such a prestigious event, parked as part of the centre circuit display area - a great place to meet, socialise and view the track action. We must be the envy of some of the smaller car club displays. As each race day drew to a close it must have looked as if the Club marquee was being invaded as R3 regrouped there before heading to the main stage for the music acts. I can’t thank enough the tireless volunteers and workers who looked after us with great hot teas and coffees, and also those who just put up with us being a little loud. However, being R3 we never forget our manners and helped clear away the marquee each night, even taking our own bin bags, we are a well-practised lot!

Just some of the many from R3 gathering in the marquee at Silverstone Classic

31 July Ace Cafe meet Several of us extended the weekend away when we realised that Monday night was the London Region’s monthly Ace Cafe meet - it would be a shame to miss it as we were only an hour away. We had a great time; a tick off many a bucket list - thanks R20 for your warm hospitality. The few remaining members also enjoyed a drive through the Cotswolds; using route directions borrowed from R20 - thanks again Ed and Nick. Unfortunately, we weren’t particularly overwhelmed and all put that down to being somewhat spoilt by our own magnificent north east countryside. We had a great day though, despite the wet weather, finishing our drive with an obligatory stop at Cornbury House where everyone was still working flat out sorting out stock and equipment after Silverstone. Do those guys ever stop?

RECENT EVENTS 28-30 July Silverstone Classic A record number of R3 members headed down to the iconic Silverstone Classic. Every year despite being

R3 waiting for R20 to arrive at the Ace Cafe

12 August Ladies afternoon tea Recognising that Deb and I had our hands full focusing on our annual show, Wendy Duffy organised a treat for the R3 ladies. The spaces quickly filled up and soon Wendy’s list was full, with the girls

Park near the action!


eagerly looking forward to an afternoon tea served with Prosecco at Beamish Hall. With this in mind I had a light bulb moment; what if we dropped the ladies off and then went for a ‘quiet’ drive into the moors? The idea went down well with the fellas, so a route was planned. After dropping the ladies off we headed out, stopping for our own tea and coffee break in Allendale, before returning to collect our better halves. I had planned some nice scenic sweeping roads to drive but, unfortunately, the weather closed in and much of the run was hampered by rain. Nevertheless our spirits weren’t dampened as the usual R3 banter flowed in the Allendale Tearooms. 20 August Witton Castle Regional show This was the fourth year we’d held our Regional show and picnic in Witton Castle’s tranquil surroundings. Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun? Last year’s event was extremely successful and well supported with a good number of Porsches visiting. This year certainly didn’t disappoint either - 262 Porsches turned out in the sunshine with many from neighbouring Regions too.

money for the Great North Air Ambulance. With this included, the final sum from the show was a fantastic £1,011.35. Thank you to all who contributed and sold raffle tickets. Following the show, Deb and I received many kind words of appreciation - it seems that everyone had enjoyed the day. Thank you, but it really is a team effort and we couldn’t do it without the great support of members and friends - from Concours entrants to car park helpers, or even those just popping along on the day, you are all key to making these events a success. We have, as always, some real troopers who selflessly give up their time for the benefit of others and this amazing Club. Although Deb and I, as ROs, get all the accolades I can’t stress enough how much effort and involvement these key members tirelessly put in, not just on show days but throughout the whole year so others can have a great time on the day - thank you! Sitting down at the end of a very long day, I looked around the weary faces of those key members tucking into their bowls of chilli, their reward for the work they’d all put in that day, and I was reminded how lucky we are to have such great support. As we were unwinding we were joined by a hot air balloon team - what better way to relax after a long day than with friends, and cake, watching a hot air balloon launch? Thanks to everyone who came along, we hope to see you again next year. Greg Harm

Lincolnshire & Humberside Peter Simpson’s 968 Club Sport arriving at Witton Castle for the 25th anniversary display

Our Regional and visitor class Concours competitions ran alongside the show and some beautiful examples were displayed. First place in the highly competitive R3 class went to John Ashcroft (944 S2), with second to Matthew O’Keefe (early 924) and third to Ian Nichol (964). In the visitors’ class, first place went to Martin Newis (Supersport), with Joe Kidd (930) in a close second and finally Phil Ward (996). Congratulations to everyone who took part in this extremely close competition - only a few points decided the difference between the top slots.

Regional Organiser Rod Stormes 07887 690716 – Assistant Regional Organisers Richard Watkinson 01472 220185 Gavin Marshall 01472 826334 Well, as I write this, the weather has certainly improved and we have managed to enjoy some warmer sunny days. RECENT EVENTS 23 July VSCC Cadwell Park The weather was kind to us whilst we were there as 13 of our cars gathered at the Gooseneck. There was only one downpour, which quickly passed. As ever, the racing was entertaining - I always enjoy seeing vintage cars out on track. The drivers do seem very exposed and vulnerable, with no seat belts or roll cages in most cases. The specials are particularly so, with some looking as if an old Chesterton armchair has been bolted on to a rudimentary chassis for the driver’s seat – maybe it has! The paddocks and car

parks were also full of interesting vehicles. In fact, you could probably spend most of the day just wandering around those, never mind trying to fit the racing in! What a great event. 2 August Pub drive out to The Triton Inn, Brantingham This was our annual pub drive out to the north bank, with R7 members joining us. It was an excellent turn out with around 35 attendees; even more so as R7’s usual Region meet was also taking place in Leeds not too far away. Thank you to Mark, R7’s RO, for coming to the pub before heading on to Leeds. It was also nice to have some new members from both Regions - a pleasure to meet you all. The pub was a great venue - they put us in the conservatory with our own bar. The food and service was good - even more so when they had opted to take the food orders on the night rather than have us pre ordering. Thank you to Steve Todd for suggesting and organising the venue - I am sure the fact it was in walking distance from your house had nothing to do with it! 20 August Gliding This year, our annual visit to Trent Valley Gliding Club at Kirton Lindsey was very well supported, with around a dozen taking up the opportunity for a flight, with others coming along to spectate. The weather was good and, fortunately, with the numbers attending, we started early with a 9.30am briefing in the clubhouse. A discussion was held as to what might be the quickest 0-60mph Porsche there (a 996 Turbo), only for us to be told the winch launch would be quicker! Then it was time to head out to the grass airstrip of the former RAF base where there was further practical instruction on the glider for those flying. The length of flight depends on the thermals and I think everyone got some decent airtime, which included being allowed to take the controls. Those of us on terra firma sat alongside their control ‘bus’ enjoying the sun and chatting whilst watching the flights and eating picnics. A big thank you goes to the Gliding Club for, once again, providing some memorable experiences, giving us a warm welcome and for fitting us in around their own flying. A special thanks goes to Mark, the instructor, who took every one of our members up. The first flight was at around 10am and last at mid afternoon, with little down time between them. Thought it was a winch launch

Chairman Rob Kellock congratulating John Ashcroft on his Concours win

We had great representation from Specialist Cars of Malton, who judged both Concours classes and kindly sponsored the visitors' trophies. PC Teesside, Lloyds Bodyshop, DDB detailing, and our very own PCGB Membership Secretary Chris Sweeting, along with Gunther’s bratwurst stall and other traders, all helped make the show a success. The new kid on the block that everyone was talking about was PC Teesside. Their sealed bid auction - to win the use of a 911 GTS for a whole weekend - helped us raise even more

Flight briefing


FORTHCOMING EVENTS We are looking at an event in October, and a possible talk in November, so do please look out for our MailChimp updates and check the website regularly. We expect to have details of the Christmas lunch out shortly, so please watch for those as well. I have just been reminded that there are only 17 weeks to Christmas - probably around 12 when you’re reading this!

PCGB display at the Oulton Park Gold Cup

North Wales Regional Organiser Sue Taylor 01928 735357 (01766 890844 Weekends) RECENT EVENTS

2018 TOTY to NC500 Our 2018 ‘Tour of the Year’ will be the North Coast 500 in Scotland and there is only one room left! DIARY DATES 29 SEPTEMBER - 1 OCTOBER WOTY to Betws-y-Coed, Wales There may still be a last minute opportunity to book for this event. 11-12 OCTOBER Pub drive out Check website for details.

North West Regional Organiser Allan Crosby 01744 894500 – RECENT EVENTS Allan Crosby reports on R5’s August activities: 9 August New members night and hotpot supper ‘Twas on a cool and damp 9 August evening that members gathered at The Deanwater Hotel for a very welcome and warming hotpot supper. Both new members and not-so-new members consumed 49 servings of The Deanwater’s finest dish. Together they created a great atmosphere and made it a most enjoyable evening. 26-28 August Oulton Park Gold Cup R5’s highlight event of the year was hosted again by MSV over the August Bank Holiday weekend. This meeting provides a great mixture of Historic Grand Prix racing, plus numerous Formula Ford, Touring Cars, Super Touring Cars and Classic Car races throughout the weekend. There were a total of 271 applications for tickets from members (compared to 165 last year), and even a last-minute request on the Sunday for a ticket on the Monday was accommodated by a few deft manoeuvres. The most attended day was Sunday with 168 cars (61 more than last year) and, unlike a traditional bank holiday weekend, the weather was glorious! As a feature display, an area was set aside for Porsche 928s to celebrate the model’s 40th anniversary.

928s at the Oulton Park Gold Cup

This year there was even more support from Club Office. Chris, Mandy and the team took on the bulk of the workload for the administration of tickets and the provision of the main marquee, of course, which contained Club Shop, a membership counter and the much welcomed coffee and drinks service. The marquee is a great facility for relaxing in and meeting up with friends. Thanks go to Chris and Jess from the Club, and to Chris and Elle for the drinks service over the three-day weekend, all of which made the Porsche presence even more professional. There was significant representation from the Club’s ‘management’, as the Chairman, Regional Director and Register Director were all there with their cars to support the event. A big thank you must also go to the band of helpers, including some from R6 and R18, who turned up on the Friday to give much-appreciated assistance in setting up the pitch, helped with marshalling the cars over the weekend and assisted in taking everything down on the Monday afternoon. It has been good to receive the feedback and notes of appreciation from members, so all of the hard work by the R5 committee in planning and organising the event has been worthwhile. Last, but by no means least, thanks go to all the members who turned up with their great variety of cars over the whole weekend - it is your support that turns events into successes. FORTHCOMING EVENTS 11 October Club night at The Deanwater - members’ previous cars Members are asked to bring along one or two photographs of their past cars (or other vehicles) please bring real, paper-based photographs where possible. All photos will be returned at the end of the night, but do make copies of any that are of significant value. 15 October Sunday run and lunch Meet at The Deanwater Hotel for coffee prior to an 11.15am start. The run will take in some scenic roads through Derbyshire before returning to the Swettenham Arms, near Congleton, for lunch at 1pm. Booking information has been published via the R5 e-newsletter. Chris Clark

Sunday drive and BBQ A fantastic turnout for our drive and BBQ at PC Chester. It was lovely to see so many new faces. Apologies in advance if I’ve missed anyone, got the Welsh spellings wrong or mixed up partners! A big welcome to Peter and Ellen Hughes, Justin and Jane Humphreys, Steve Hassall, Phil Whitlock, Stefan Tomas, Peter and Janet Fletcher, Alaw and Linda Hughes, Paul and Jane Hughes, Harry, and Nick and James Williams. We very much hope to see you all at future events and meetings. We met at Hawarden Farm Shop for tea, coffee and bacon butties. It’s a great place to visit, so will definitely be going back there. Malcolm and Geoff did a brilliant job of designing the route and producing tulips for us all. Thank you! Malcolm, our route leader

The drive took us over the Llandegla Moors and Horse Shoe Pass then, via Llangollen, on to Ruabon and Wrexham. Leaving Wrexham we headed cross-country via Farndon and Broxton to Bunbury for the drive north up the A49. Finally, after heading cross-country via Huxley and Waverton to the A51, we arrived at PC Chester. Given the number of cars (over 30 plus an Aston Martin) we all did well to stay together and not lose too many on the way. David and Mags even managed to slot into the convoy at Horseshoe Pass. Usually we are watching out for sheep and pheasants, this time it was cyclists and potato tractors. No bad thing as it gave us chance to catch up with each other. Kat and the team at PC Chester pulled out all the stops for us. We browsed around an amazing collection of specialist cars in the new showroom. Members had the opportunity to pre-book their cars

DIARY DATES 11 OCTOBER Club night at The Deanwater Members’ previous cars. 15 OCTOBER Sunday run and lunch 8 NOVEMBER Club night at PC Wilmslow With raffle prizes, food and much more. 13 DECEMBER Christmas Club night The Deanwater With complimentary coffee and mince pies. 20 JANUARY New Year Dinner - The Deanwater R5’s annual dinner. This is on a Saturday evening and replaces the usual Wednesday Club night.


Porsche chocolate cake

for health checks and valuations. Some reported back that it was more stressful than going to the dentist - none of us like to hear bad things about our pride and joy. We also booked test drives of vehicles we may purchase in the future. The BBQ was much appreciated - some even went back for seconds! Deana did us proud and baked a Porsche chocolate cake and a coffee and walnut tray bake. Not a crumb was left by the end of the afternoon. Thank you Deana. Steven the psychic technician Just as we were leaving the Centre, we heard that sad noise of an engine not quite catching. Obviously, this warranted a lot of interest from us all, along with an attempt at an unsuccessful bump start. Tommy thought it was a fuel problem. Rhian suggested carburettors. Annette kept her thoughts and her beautiful manicured fingernails to herself. A Porsche technician was needed. After finishing his scheduled work, Steven wandered over to find out what was wrong. Simply standing next to the car did the job. It fired into life straight away. Not sure of Steven’s hourly rate, but for 20 seconds of psychic presence, I’d say he was value for money. Andy Fagan updates us after Castle Combe and Goodwood More great progress from Andy: “I’ve had two great results since my last diary, with class wins at Castle Combe and at Goodwood. Castle Combe, one of the faster circuits, is one I never felt 100 per cent comfortable due to only having been there twice before for sprints. This year I went down the day before and did a trackday. It’s amazing how

much time you can save when you learn a track properly. In the sprint, I managed to trim 2.47 seconds off my personal best and won the class by over half a second. “Goodwood is an even faster circuit with flat out blind bends and speeds over 130mph on the Lavant Straight. This is another circuit I have only had limited track time on but it is thoroughly exhilarating on a fast lap. Morning practice went well with no issues, but a cloudburst at lunchtime left us all wondering how wet the track would be for our first timed run. It seemed to be drying out quite well but there were some damp patches and standing water in the odd place. I managed to get a fastest time in as a banker just in case it rained again. The rain did stay away and the track dried out properly for the second timed run, so it was all to do again. My second timed run, despite feeling a bit scruffy to me, was good enough to win the class again by just over three-tenths of a second.

“While I am still leading class P2, there are now three people who are in with a chance of the Championship - Justin Mather (924) and David Dyson (991 911 Turbo) and myself. The last two rounds will be the deciders.” Good luck Andy! Golfy McGolf-face Just a little aside. The 993 hit 105,000 miles on the way home from Chester and, yes, I did wash and dry her before putting her to bed in the garage until next time. On the Monday, my amazing Golf clocked 254,000. That is one little work horse. Only 246,000 more miles before I need to think about a replacement. DIARY DATES 12-15 OCTOBER WOTY - Harrogate 19 OCTOBER Monthly meeting Paddling down the Yukon - guest speaker. 12 NOVEMBER Mersey crossings and Sunday lunch 16 NOVEMBER Monthly meeting Quiz and supper. 3 DECEMBER JCB museum and Sunday lunch


Andy Fagan collecting another prize

Regional Organisers Mark and Carol Jessop 07981 412895 – August has been a very quiet time, due to holidays. We have been away for the second half of the month and so we missed the Sunday Service picnic, which took place at the R3 Regional Show at Witton Castle. We will include August’s report in the next issue of PP. 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, postcode LS27 7LY. We aim to kick the night off around 8pm.

Poorly Porsche


Club website The Club’s website contains a wealth of useful information and everything you need to keep in touch

with the Club and our own Region - we maintain our own Yorkshire areas within the Forum and the main website. You can find all the event information for the year, including photos from events and route information for past drives. Events diary The events diary is getting a bit sparse as the year comes towards a close. Keep an eye out for the newsletter and Forum updates on the new October and November events.

humorous debrief. The memories of such a successful day will always stay with all 115 participants. If you did not attend then make sure you are on the list next year. Remember, the event is always oversubscribed and therefore not nationally advertised. Thank you to all the crews, Adrian Ancliffe organiser, our marshals, Mike Pollock photography and, of course, PC Leicester.

East Midlands

Curborough sprinting Although the R8 speed team was two or three drivers shy of our full complement I hope we put on a good show for all the members that turned up in support - thank you, it was great to see you all. Once again, I only managed a fourth in class, but I did beat my personal best at this track by two seconds, which I put down to all the support and encouragement the team received. There was just half a second covering the first four places in my Class 2! Graham Rose achieved second place in Class 1, Simon Parkin second in Class 3, and Stephen Jory first in Class 4. Very well done everyone. DIARY DATES

Regional Organiser Tom Fisher 07768 317346 – Geoff and Caroline Lane passing through Medbourne

RECENT EVENTS Club night at The Coopers Arms A wonderful evening resulted in a great turnout of members and their shiny cars. Much tyre kicking and chat equals a great event. Martyn ‘Dentmaster’ was busy working in the car park - we nearly ran out of dents for him to fix, but a member’s new BMW was subject to Martyn's talent of total dent removal. We also welcomed Craig Croucher and Deborah Wells along for the first time - we hope to see you again. Open morning at Nielsen - Swadlincote It was a wonderful morning’s visit to Nielsen, manufacturers of specialist cleaning products for the automotive industry - many thanks. Alan Mendlestone’s 911 was subject to the magic that the team at Nielsen were able to show us. I know that Alan wishes to create a more comprehensive report on the experience and visit overall on return from a European tour so I will leave that until next month. In the meantime, personal thanks go to Tony and his team. Tour of the East Midlands Adrian Ancliffe and the team once again organised another wonderful day helped by the glorious weather. PC Leicester, as usual, was our excellent morning breakfast host and sponsor for the day. The route took us through five counties where we experienced excellent, yet mostly deserted roads, villages and beauty spots. Finishing at the wonderful Brooksby Hall near Melton Mowbray we enjoyed a wonderful formal meal, the end of day awards and a

Tony and Jackie Williams arriving for lunch

2 OCTOBER Club night - The Coopers Arms 6 NOVEMBER Club night - The Coopers Arms With quiz. 4 DECEMBER Christmas Party The Coopers Arms £5 deposit required.

West Midlands Regional Organisers Kim and Mandy Sutch 07811 114646 – David Jones 01455 220081 – 07836 374295 RECENT EVENTS

Porsches resting at the lunch stop

Mike and Lisa Jackson finishing


Club night Well once again it is fantastic to report that the R9 Club night meetings are still breaking records. We have gone from 86 cars in June, 100 cars in July and, in August, we were stunned to have 104 cars arrive in the pub car park. Thankfully The Bear has a large car park, but it was completely full with Porsches! Mandy had a slight panic and shouted at Kim and Dave to help with parking. Dave, always doing as he’s told, immediately put on his high vis vest and went to work. We managed to get everyone in and can’t thanking you enough for all for the fantastic support. We have a great Region with members who all love their cars. It’s good to see all models from early 356 and 911s right through to Cayennes and Panameras.

DIARY DATES 17 OCTOBER Club night - The Bear Berkswell 21 OCTOBER Coventry Transport Museum 21 NOVEMBER Club night - The Bear Berkswell 16 DECEMBER Christmas Party 19 DECEMBER Club night - The Bear Berkswell

Milton Keynes & Northamptonshire Regional Organiser Paul Ebbs 01234 363358 (7pm–9pm) 07769 805594 (daytime) –

R9 Club night

Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you all again in September.

Another record with 104 cars

Thank you to Mike of Michael White Photography for taking some stunning photos. More can be seen at 5-6 August Baz’s R9 events weekend Saturday: The weekend of events got off to a flying, and early, start for some as R9 members descended on the relatively new PC Wolverhampton at J2 of the M54. From 8.30am some pre-booked members were treated to a free one-hour clinic for their Porsche model in the Centre’s pristine workshop. It was a hive of activity as their technicians gave their cars a very detailed once-over and answered many questions posed. My 944 was in for MOT too, and passed (with advisories) - not bad for a 35-year-old car! Other non-clinic and newly registered members arrived by 10am and we all tucked into tasty bacon butties provided by the Centre. It was a pity that the weather was a mixture of sun and teeming rain, otherwise even more members would have attended. Anyway, I’ve had great feedback since the visit; so many thanks again go to David Joyce and the team for their invitation and superb hospitality.

through the lanes and beautiful countryside to Marquis Drive, a WW2 history site - a very popular destination in the nice weather for visitors to Cannock Chase - and popular it was when we arrived. There was a summer fete going on and few parking spaces so some members continued on to the next venue, which was Birches Valley Forest Centre. This was also very well attended by visitors so, once again, there initially was a parking issue. Spaces were eventually found where we could park together amongst some amazing backdrops of trees and countryside. After staying a while we then headed off to the Barley Mow at Milford for a late (and very tasty) lunch, before finally ending the drive-out in the sumptuous grounds of Shugborough Hall. It was quite a long, but enjoyable, day - most of it spent on the road admiring this breath-taking area. I’ve had fantastic feedback again from members - thanks to those that attended. Baz Member article Congratulations to Rasneet Sohal on her Cayenne, which she received as a complete surprise on her recent birthday. Also in the picture is Sandip Sohal’s 911, which he has obviously cleverly positioned! Sandip tells us that Rasneet’s car was a welldeserved gift and that everyone in the family is very proud of her. We look forward to seeing both cars at the next Porsche event with little Sonam and baby Shaan also attending wearing their Porsche T-shirts!

Rasneet Sohal pictured with her new Cayenne

Dave, Kim and Mandy JROs Porsche Clinic at PC Wolverhampton

Sunday drive to Cannock Chase

Sunday: The sun shone brightly (thankfully) as, at around 10am, 13 Porsches assembled at Hilton Park Services Northbound for a summer drive out to Cannock Chase. A quick breakfast butty and briefing from myself and we set off for the Chase in convoy. First, we visited Castle Ring, an Iron Age Fort that dates back as early as AD50. We then snaked 56

This year seems to be disappearing quickly, but there are still some good events to attend as the nights draw in. For those that tuck their cars up for the most inclement weather, you may still be missing out on some good driving days. If you still manage to drive your Porsche later in the year - enjoy it at every opportunity! RECENT EVENTS R10 Show and Shine at Dove House Motors We had a great turnout of around 35 Porsches, at one time or another, for our 2017 R10 Show and Shine. Held this year at Dove House Motors, we were fortunate to have reasonably warm weather, which even turned out to be sunny as the majority of us were leaving! It was heartwarming to see you all enjoying each other’s cars, and a happy atmosphere made it all better still. It was also fantastic to see many regular attendees plus a few newbies who were (quite rightly) gleaning as much information as they could from the seasoned members. I was particularly glad to have my newly acquired 944 Turbo with me - but, with all the organising, I didn’t really have any time to give it a proper clean (it wasn’t that dirty anyway). I’m loving the new car and getting used to its unique character and smooth power delivery - I’m very fortunate to have the chance to own and enjoy driving one after all these years. Quite a few members took advantage of the opportunity to view their Porsches on the ramps and receive some welcome advice from the Dove House technical staff - many thanks to them! Simon Lenton shone to us all - he repeatedly made coffees for those that wanted one when their drinks machine got exhausted and supplied us with welcome bacon butties just when they were needed. We made our choices of the best cars in each category - all were well deserved amongst the many entrants. I’m glad that, after many years of owning his splendid 3.2 Supersport, Mike Holmes was particularly happy to be overall winner. Results of the Show and Shine Best early water-cooled: Peter Garrett with his fantastic (very) Red 944 S2

Best late water-cooled: Manjit Aujla with his immaculate 997 C2S Best air-cooled and overall winner: Mike Holmes with his splendid 3.2 Supersport

20 October Silverstone Auctions A good list of Porsches available to buy has been consigned to auction at the Silverstone Wing event. Please see the Club website for more information. In particular, the 911 and rare Porsches of all ages will always be best sellers, but now we will see the transaxle cars starting to come into their own watch this space. For further information on any of these or other Club events, contact me and I’ll do my best to help. Hope to see you all soon Paul

Mike Holmes’ 3.2 Supersport, the overall winner

DIARY DATES 1 OCTOBER Bicester Sunday Scramble 14 OCTOBER R10 monthly meet 20 OCTOBER Porsche Auctions at Silverstone


L-R: Simon Lenton, Pete Garrett, Paul Ebbs, Mike Holmes, Manjit Aujla

My sincere thanks to Simon Lenton (MD) and his team at Dove House Motors for all the marvellous hospitality, food, drink and prizes! The winners received various vouchers from Dove House for future work on their car. The overall winner also received a very full (self) valeting pack from Dove House and will have his name duly added to the Martin O’Kane Award for overall show winners. I’d also like to give a very special mention to Michael Hart who very kindly sponsored the winners’ trophies and did many other really helpful things to make the day go smoothly - thank you Michael. I hope you all enjoyed the day and I’m glad you all came along!

Regional Organiser Martyn Molyneaux 01245 222937 (7pm-9pm) Assistant Regional Organiser Greg Thompson 01376 573445 – RECENT EVENTS King’s Head Klassic Praba Kugathasan has kindly given me the following report:

“Glorious sunshine and clear skies greeted the second annual Kings Head Klassik Porsche show in Bradwell on Sea. Set deep within the idyllic Essex countryside, this is an informal event, enabling Porsche enthusiasts to chat about their favourite topic and admire the good selection of cars. This year saw a large number of 356s, a good variety of early 911s, 912s and some later models, as well as a brace of delightfully colourful 914s. Drivers came from far and wide, including the Midlands, Sussex and Kent. The day was topped off with music from a very talented DJ and delicious food. Many thanks to Angie and Rich King, and the Karmann Konnection team for a thoroughly enjoyable day out and making everyone feel very welcome.” Helmingham Hall I am grateful to Lynda Burrows for sending me the following report: “Suddenly finding ourselves free on a sunny Sunday morning, we decided to drive across Suffolk for our first visit to The Helmingham Festival of Classic and Sports Cars. “We arrived a few minutes after the official opening time of 10am, and drove in without any queuing. R12 of PCGB had a good display of cars near the entrance but we omitted to count how many as we didn’t know we would later be asked to make this report! “We found a place in the sunshine to watch the Driveway Run of cars ranging from a 1973 Fiat 126 to a 1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom 1, complete with bullet holes apparently obtained during WW2. “Other cars that caught our attention included a 1965 Alfa Romeo Spyder, a Ronart W152 and a 1955 Alvis Grey Lady. There were 34 car clubs in attendance, plus around 850 classic and sports cars. In addition, there were craft stalls, food outlets, a display of birds of prey, live music and free access to the Hall gardens. Plenty for everyone to enjoy, and well worth £9.”

FORTHCOMING EVENTS 1 October Bicester Heritage Sunday Scramble Get your tickets online - see their website and book via car clubs (Porsche, of course!). Hope to see you there! 14 October R10 monthly meet See you at The Sharnbrook this month? Drive over, meet nice people and talk Porsche - a welcome tonic for the everyday grind.

A lovely variety of 356s at Kings Head Klassic photographed by Praba Kugathasan


Hyde Hall After so much wet weather during August, it was wonderful to have a sunny day. 12 Porsches, and Greg’s 1965 Mustang, parked on the greensward at a prime spot by the lake at Hyde Hall. We were in close proximity to a hotdog van serving delicious sausages, an ice cream van, a Pimm’s bar and a micro-brewery selling their wares, not to mention what appeared to be a new Portaloo block, which was the best of its type that I have ever visited. Two Jaguar Clubs, Mercedes, Morgan, Austin 7, MG and Singer Car Clubs were all present for an excellent display of classic and modern sports cars. When you were tired of looking at the cars, and there was a superbly restored E-Type, you could wander around the beautifully kept gardens, which now include a large Global Growth Vegetable Garden - there seems to be a new garden attraction each year. Because of A cloudless blue sky beautifully complements a red 964 at Hyde Hall

the attraction of the cars and fine weather, RHS Hyde Hall had an extra 1,000 visitors over their normal Sunday attendance and they signed up over 60 new members, so it was a good day all round. FORTHCOMING EVENTS WOTY By the time this edition arrives, we will be on our WOTY in Northumberland and a report will follow in a future edition of PP. 12 December Club night Christmas dinner Pontlands Park has been booked for 7.30pm when we will have a pre-dinner drink before being seated at 8pm for a three-course meal, including coffee, chocolates and a Christmas cracker for all guests. The cost is £34, inclusive of service. It is hoped you will be able to attend and please let me, Martyn, know by emailing Happy motoring Martyn DIARY DATES

Photo by Rodney Hyne-Jones

7 OCTOBER Breakfast meeting at The Castle Great Leighs, CM31NE.

Aerial shot of R11 Porsches (and Greg’s Mustang) at Hyde Hall


10 OCTOBER Club night We are hoping to run one of our ever popular quiz evenings. 14 NOVEMBER Club night Richard Eniffer, the Sales Manager at PC Colchester, to give an update on the world of Porsche.

Norfolk & Suffolk Regional Organisers Tony and Colleen Wickins 01379 676251 – RECENT EVENTS 29 July R12 committee meeting We are pleased to welcome Gail and Andrew Rowley onto our committee. Andrew will be our IT guru and will input events and information onto our Regional section of the Club website. Owing to everincreasing work commitments, Stephen Thompson has decided to stand down from the committee for the time being and we send our thanks to Stephen for his hard work and support over the years. We wish him and his family all the very best and hope to see Stephen at an event or Club night in the not too distant future. Lunch was followed by a brainstorming session and we have many events in the pipeline for 2018 including a holiday to the Loire Valley in September with Scenic Car Tours that has been well received with six couples already booked. Also on the agenda (although dates have to be confirmed) is a visit to Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse museum on 24 June and a gliding day at Tibenham Airfield on 19 August.

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse museum

6 August Festival of Classic and Sports Cars at Helmingham Hall Another sunny Sunday for our annual jaunt to Helmingham with 46 Porsches and one Maserati (courtesy of Chris’s dad) booked on our Club stand. Several of us met up as usual at Mendlesham transmitting station to go in convoy to Helmingham. A few cars needed to leave early and had to park in the public car park, but we still had a very impressive display. We were pleased to welcome several members attending Helmingham for the first time, as well as David and Anna who joined us from R11. Most people took picnics and enjoyed sitting in deckchairs, enjoying the sunshine and having their cars admired by the public. The usual trade stands were on site, with live music throughout the day and entertainment in the grand ring. As usual, on the far side of the park, a fantastic gathering of ‘privateer’ cars arrived, including a couple of our members, who displayed their cars in front of the hall. Our Club stand raised £504 from car entrance fees, which we passed on to the organisers for their chosen charities. Our thanks to those willing hands who helped to erect our gazebo and stayed until the end of the afternoon to take it down again. We look forward to 5 August 2018! Kevin Nunn talking to members of the public beside his immaculate Boxster B1 POR

Two OAPs on show at Helmingham

rollmops and prawns were on offer along with salad, new potatoes and samphire. This feast was followed by strawberries, raspberries and a selection of ice-creams. We welcomed new members Mark and Fiona, and Tim and Tracey, to their first Club event and, also, Peter and Carolyn and Trevor and Barbara who were enjoying their first fish banquet. Everyone had a great time and took the opportunity to wander around John and Sue’s extensive garden. For those who left a bit early, you missed John serving hot dogs and fried onions at 6pm! Our thanks to John, Sue and their family for their hard work and for being brilliant hosts as usual! Club nights Club nights are from 7.30pm at The Bird in Hand, Wreningham (NR16 1BJ) on the third Tuesday of the month (there are no Club nights in January and August). Our events calendar is regularly updated on the R12 Club Forum at which includes links to full details of each event. FORTHCOMING EVENTS 15 October North Norfolk autumn drive Meet any time after 10.30am for tea and coffee at The Pheasant Hotel, Kelling, NR25 7EG. We are departing at 11.45am to continue along the A149 coast road to Briarfields Hotel at Titchwell (PE31 8BB) where lunch has been booked for 1pm (if anyone wants to have lunch but not do the drive, that’s fine). The closing date is 5 October. We do need to pre-order so contact: brianandrosemaryglover@ to book your place and request a menu. 17 October Club night We are very pleased to welcome David Bakewell as our guest speaker. David used to own the Shire Horse Centre at West Runton in Norfolk for many years and is quite a character. He will give an informative and amusing talk on ‘horse power’. 28 October Cars and Coffee at PIE Performance Hill Farm, Brent Eleigh, Suffolk. CO10 9PB. Spend the morning at PIE for cars, coffee, cake and chat with like-minded people. No need to book. 11 November Visit to Porsche specialist William Hewitt Unit 1, Bunkers Hill, Egmere, Walsingham, NR22 6AZ. 10.30am-12.30pm. We have been invited to visit this Porsche independent specialising in water-cooled cars. Tea and coffee will be available on arrival. Lunch has been booked afterwards at The Black Lion, 14 Market Place, Walsingham, NR22 6DB. There is a large

pay and display car park near the pub. Please contact Colleen and Tony on to book your place. Menus will be sent out near the time. 21 November Club night Tony and Andrew will give a presentation of their September tour of northern Spain and the Picos de Europa, aided and abetted by Colleen and Gail! 25 November Christmas Party at The Wroxham We visited the hotel recently and were very impressed by the décor and food. The Christmas menu is now available at the cost of £27.50pp and will be sent out to those who have booked. If you wish to stay the night, rooms are still available please see previous PPs for booking details. Closing date 11 November.

Herefordshire, Worcestershire & Shropshire Regional Organiser Steve Cutler 01384 370038 – Assistant Regional Organiser Philip Sloper 01562 885740 – RECENT EVENTS 20 August BBQ This was a new event for our Region, an afternoon BBQ at The Danery in Quatford, Shropshire where we have previously had an occasional evening get-together. On a warm August afternoon, over 60 members and their partners joined us for a most enjoyable social event, in an area reserved exclusively for our use. There were a few new faces and several new cars that we had not seen before in a stunning line-up of 30 plus Porsches. This gave the other customers something to look at, and many commented favourably about the display. Our thanks to Pat and Sylvia Henson for helping to organise this event in the north of our Region. 29 August Club night Our Club night for August was again in the splendid county of Shropshire, but this time the evening event was at The Riverside Inn at Cound. We had around 40 cars turn up, with parking on a grassed area between the trees. The Riverside is an excellent venue for social meets with a first-class al fresco area

R12’s youngest member Michael Haywood-Smith and girlfriend Lucy beside his early 986 Boxster

20 August Fish banquet Thirty-six of us met up at the home of John and Sue in north Norfolk for their third ‘fish banquet’. John’s neighbours had kindly let us park in their driveways and 18 Porsches were neatly parked by us with Colleen waving a Porsche flag to direct everyone in. A glass of Pimm’s was offered on arrival and around 2pm lunch was served! A fabulous array of fish, including dressed crabs, salmon, cockles, herrings,

Not much parking space left after R13 arrived at The Danery


Regions Plan in CLASFD section

Club nights Unless otherwise stated, Club nights are on the last Tuesday in the month, 7.30pm for an 8pm start, at The Manor House of Whittington, near Kinver, DY7 6NY. As well as being shown in PP, our events calendar is regularly updated on the R13 section of the Club Forum. DIARY DATES

Nice variety of Porsche at The Riverside Inn

17 December Christmas lunch This year’s Regional Christmas lunch will be held at the Crown and Sandys Arms, Main Road, Ombersley, Worcester, WR9 0EW, 12noon for 1pm sit down. The meal will consist of three courses, plus coffee and mints for £22pp. Please contact Steve or Phil to book and receive a copy of the menu. Menu choices and payment by 31 October, at the latest, please. As normal, it should be a good social occasion with some opportunities to win prizes!

1970 Le Mans winner Richard Attwood

overlooking a bend in the River Severn. Several of us booked tables in the lovely conservatory, which also has a great view over the river. My starter, black pudding and apple fritters with a side salad, comes highly recommended. Another successful evening, with even more new faces, meaning more exotic and interesting Porsches to be admired.

8-19 May 2018 Grand Prix de Monaco Historique A reminder to book our R13 2018 continental trip with Scenic and Continental Car Tours, for a run down to Monte Carlo to watch the 12th running of this historic race. We have a choice of three different hotels in Menton (a short train ride from the circuit) to cater for all budgets and standards. Make direct contact with Kieran Line. Kieran is the Car Club and Group Relationship Manager, Scenic and Continental Car Tours. He can be contacted by telephone on 01732 879 172 or by email at You can also visit: Please let Steve or Phil know if you decide to book.

26 SEPTEMBER Monthly meeting – the Manor House of Whittington With ex-traffic and forensic accident investigator as guest speaker. 7-8 OCTOBER R13 two-day WOTY **Fully booked** 31 OCTOBER Our monthly meeting – PC Wolverhampton With ex-racing driver Richard Attwood as guest speaker. 28 NOVEMBER Last social at the Manor House for 2017 Includes discussion on 2018 programme.

South Wales Regional Organiser Huw Jones 07799 532661 – RECENT EVENTS August is over, and the weather again has not favoured open-top motoring. Luckily, for our Shobdon airfield visit, the sun came out making the event an enjoyable day, with the bonus opportunity of eating outside. Twenty members turned out in 16 cars, with five cars starting from Llandovery and another 11 cars from Merthyr Tydfil. We began the visit with our guide giving a talk

FORTHCOMING EVENTS 26 September Club night Back to our ‘home’ venue for this meeting, to receive a speaker with a bit of a difference, we will have an ex-traffic and forensic accident investigator to talk about how it all works. 31 October Club night Le Mans winning (in a Porsche 917) and ex-Formula One racing driver, Richard Attwood, will be our guest speaker. In anticipation of greater numbers than we would normally expect, we have moved the venue to PC Wolverhampton (WV10 7ER). Please confirm your attendance to Steve or Phil in advance; arrive from 7pm for an 8pm start.

22 August 2018 Loton Park Hill Climb We have decided to add a new event to our calendar for 2018 which will be a hillclimb driving day at Loton Park, Alberbury (near Shrewsbury, SY5 9AG). The cost will be around £180 for the whole day inclusive of approximately eight runs, tuition, lunch and a souvenir video of your runs. We would need around 25 cars to make it viable as an exclusive PCGB event. Cars must be road legal (current MOT, not excessive exhaust noise, etc.). Following an earlier announcement on the Forum, places are filling up fast, so please contact Steve if you are interested.

View of the River Severn from the Riverside Inn photographed by PL Chadwick

Swallow 2 aircraft were pulled out of the hanger and started for us

Some of the members’ cars lined up at the airfield


about the airfield and its usage during WW2 as a glider base. We were joined by John Lord from R13 who contributed to the talk by describing how he started the flying school there. We are also joined by Alan Hawkins from R31 whose father was involved with the base. Geraint Thomas, who used to be the Deputy After-Sales Manager at PC Cardiff, is now the Senior Flight Instructor at the base. I would like to thank him on behalf of the Region in assisting in setting up the visit and being one of the hosts during our visit. More photographs of the event can be seen at our Region section of the PCGB website. Our Regional planning meeting for 2018 is scheduled for 28 November, so please get your thinking hats on to come up with ideas you would like to propose for our Region next year.

South West Joint Regional Organisers Keith Young and Alan Stoneham 07769 320379 (Keith) 07803 237610 (Alan) RECENT EVENTS Not too much to report this month following a busy July edition. Drive and dine at The Arundell Arms, Lifton One of the more balmy evenings of August meant that hoods could be down (where permissible) for the country drive to The Arundell Arms for a dinner date with Club friends. The car park filled up with various Porsches, from Boxster to Cayenne and, after pre-prandial refreshments in the historic lounge, a three-course meal was laid out in our own secluded dining space. Some fine food and wine was served, I had the fish followed by the fish in an effort to maintain my racing snake physique, and a very good choice it was too. Our group of 32 were looked after very well by the enthusiastic hotel staff. I believe that a number of our party opted to spend the night and enjoyed the full experience without the need to refrain from the grape or grain. Probably, a very clever decision. I only hope that they behaved themselves in the bar, though I have yet to hear any complaints from the management.

Planning for 2018: your input We are beginning to fill dates for the 2018 calendar and have a few ideas in the melting pot and a few fixed points. We are returning to the Royal Naval College Britannia in March to ensure that demand for this popular (limited numbers) event was satisfied. However, I would like to appeal to South West PCGB members to send in your brilliant ideas of events that you would enjoy doing with the Region again, so that we can give them due consideration for next year be it scenic, technical, historical or gourmet, let us know! Other news I hear from the current Cornish owner of my white Carrera 4 Targa that it has been treated to aroundscreen rust repairs, a full respray and a re-covered Targa top, so it’s now looking very sharp indeed. It would be very nice to see it in the metal, David. Christmas comes early this year To book the Christmas dinner-dance on Saturday, 2 December at the Saunton Sands Hotel, near Braunton in north Devon, please contact the hotel, stating that you’re from PCGB, reserve your room and ‘Bob’s your uncle’. We will be having the use of a private dining room, bar and disco and holding a huge charity raffle, as usual. Some very special prizes have been promised – only available there! PCGB and R15 website Alan writes and circulates the comprehensive newsletter from the Region at the beginning of each month. In addition, we keep the R15 section of the website updated with events and photographs. Any contributions to the reportage would be gratefully received, so email us at

A monument dedicated to the servicemen killed from the base during the war

Keith and Alan

DIARY DATES 15 OCTOBER Drive and lunch Symonds Yat 19 NOVEMBER Return of the Gower tour Organised by Ken Davies, a drive along the Gower coast followed by lunch at the Oxwich Bay Hotel. 28 NOVEMBER Region planning meeting for 2018

On a lighter note, it was very good to see Paul and Ann Simpson back out with us and Toby and Ruth Bryant guesting from their Hampshire residence. Many thanks to The Arundell Arms and Jackie Elford, in particular, for their organisation and warm welcome.


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It’s great that our Region’s monthly social evenings are continuing to be popular and new members are being welcomed each month, but don’t worry if you can’t make the evenings as we will keep you updated with news and extra events through the Region’s email subscription system.

Club night Wow, after indifferent attendance figures for July, August Club night was bursting at the seams. A large thank you to all our regular stalwarts and a big welcome to the continuing list of new members who, I hope, continue to attend.

RECENT EVENTS At our last monthly social evening, we briefly touched on the Christmas subject but only to decide that our December evening will be a sit-down meal, as last year, and booking is essential as places are limited. Also, we discussed events for next year as we wanted some feedback from our members. We will be including the most popular ones from this year along with Le Mans Classic, Spa Classic and a trip to the Isle of Man to name but a few. We are always open to new suggestions so if there is anything you would like to do then let us know. Our drives are always popular and if you would like to organise one then please let us know. Williams Automobiles Even more popular than last year with over 30 members and friends enjoying a rain-free breakfast morning test-driving the Caterham, Morgan and Lotus Evora. Everyone who attended had a fabulous time

and we were all made to feel very welcome by Williams Automobiles. We have also heard that the Williams family and staff were impressed by our enthusiasm – likewise, we were impressed by Williams Automobiles. No doubt we will return next year. At the final round of Porsche Club Championship, we have heard the gentleman who bought my race car will be racing at Castle Combe. Let’s see we if can get a group of us together to cheer him on. Please lodge your interest with any events to Happy motoring

12 August Visit to Brooklands Our big trip for August was a planned visit to Brooklands, with a report by Peter: “On a typically overcast August morning, a group of us met up at the retail park at Hedge End. There was quite a mix of cars ranging from James Peel’s lovely little 356 through to Boxsters, Caymans, Macans, 996s and 997s as well as Dave Jones’ sublime 991 Turbo S Cabriolet. “We headed off on a good driving route out to Durley and Winters Hill, where new members Keir and Maida McCartney were waiting to take a video of the convoy, before tagging onto the back. We carried on to Bishops Waltham, Corhampton then the A32 and A272 before finally driving onto the A3. “I tasked myself with shepherding our oldest member John Smith, with his 944, which was not always easy when the likes of Phil Hardbottle and ‘the Fisher’ (Jon, ARO) shoot off, but it was all good fun if a bit tortoise and hare.

Elaine and Stuart

Stefan preparing for his test drive

DIARY DATES 7 OCTOBER Castle Combe Classic 14 OCTOBER Porsche Club Championship final round – Castle Combe 18 OCTOBER Social evening at the Huntsman Including film night with ’Steve McQueen the man and Le-Mans’. 19 OCTOBER PCGB Castle Combe trackday 22 OCTOBER Autumn Leaves Drive ’n’ Dine A reverse blast around the Cotswolds. 4 NOVEMBER Exmoor and Dartmoor drive 10-12 NOVEMBER NEC Classic


R17 in one of the ‘sheds’ at Brooklands

“We got to Brooklands only to be met by a jobsworth who wanted to see our Club membership cards in order to get a concessionary rate - hang on, we are all in Porsches attending a PCGB arranged function! Anyway, he had his moment of power. Note to self, put membership card in the car for future eventualities. “We all assembled in front of the main Clubhouse at Brooklands. Altogether, with those who had joined en route and those who met us there, we numbered 27 cars. We were sharing the day with the Francis Barnett Motorcycle Club and even a couple who were holding their wedding reception. “First stop for most was a coffee and a cake in the well-appointed cafe area and a chance to review Brooklands. The museum has improved a lot since my last visit some years ago. The Clubhouse details the history of the place and has rooms set out as they were back in the day. Outside, there were several buildings containing all sorts of great cars including Railtons and others, right up to a Senna McLaren. “There is also a very interesting collection of aircraft now, including Concorde, which is still a sight to behold. The new Bus Museum is a great addition and reminded many of us of a misspent youth. “All in all, a great day was had by all. It is very gratifying when so many members, both old and new, can get together and get to know other people – hopefully, it means they come back again and again. A large thank you to Peter Hogarth for organising this event.” PC Portsmouth Please note that October’s Club night is being held at PC Portsmouth. It’s also getting close to our black tie event on 13 January, at the lovely Elvetham Hotel near Hartley Witney. Tickets for ‘dinner only’ are £35pp, but rooms are available at a very reasonable £69 per room, so why not make a night of it, let your hair down (if you have any left) and enjoy the hotel’s charm for the afternoon and finish with a lovely late Sunday breakfast. I just need to have your names at this stage but don’t leave it too late, last year we turned people away. Contact me via email or mobile and also contact the hotel to book your room on 01252 844871.

Lancashire & Cumbria Regional Organiser David Baker 01772 451970 – RECENT EVENTS Drive and lunch Report by Jo and Allan Diamond: “On Saturday, 22 July, 10 Porsches and one VW Golf met up at Burger King in Bamber Bridge before going onto Gregson Lane and then some very narrow twisty roads through to the A59. “We continued through Ribchester and Longridge before hitting the roads over the moors and into the Forest of Bowland. Although the weather wasn’t perfect we could see across Morecambe Bay to Barrow-in-Furness. We then travelled over Quernmore, a well-known motorbike route that Allan and I used frequently when on two wheels, and onto the Bull Beck café stop for a comfort break. It was raining as we drove through Sedbergh and passed an artisans’ market in the main street. Thankfully, the weather kept people away, giving us an easy run through the narrow town. “By now, the roads were starting to look like streams, water was running off the fields and starting to pool. Just before Appersett, the road followed the River Ure before crossing it on a small bridge but the

Ure had another idea and wanted to take over the road too. What should we do... stay on route or drive round, taking us on uncharted roads? The road markings were visible through the water so how deep could it be? Through we went. The road then rose above the valley bottom and there were no further problems. We had a spirited drive on the Horton in Ribblesdale road – I heard more than one driver claiming that they took to the air! The sun was coming out as we came into Little Stainforth and stopped at the Knights Table where everyone enjoyed a hearty meal before heading home.” 12 August Classics in the Park This event is organised in Miller Park, Preston by Canon Timothy Lipsome, a keen classic car enthusiast. The event is only open to pre-2000 vehicles. Again, this year the entry filled up extremely quickly and a number of PCGB members were too late to get an entry. This event was free to enter and Canon Timothy organised a fabulous buffet, ably assisted by some of his parishioners, including our own Jo Diamond. Jo told us that she, and a team of ladies, had used 50 loaves to make sandwiches on the Friday evening. To this were added pies, pasties, sausage rolls, pizzas and a great selection of cakes as well as hot and cold drinks. Again, no charge was made, as Canon Timothy had actually funded this buffet and provided trophies for the winners of various Concours classes. When I offered to make a donation all he said was, “take your wife shopping in Preston”. Thanks to all PCGB members who attended.

A sartorially elegant Rod Stables takes a statement from R18 members at Classics in the Park

Charlie McLaughlin DIARY DATES 10 OCTOBER Club night at PC Portsmouth 7.30pm 21 OCTOBER Drive and lunch at Gordleton Mill in Lymington


13 August Classics at the Mill This was the second time this event has run, where about 50 classic cars assembled at The Mill, the restaurant attached to St Catherine’s Hospice, Lostock Hall. This was a very informal event with excellent food available in the Mill, or from the catering tent in the car park. The hospice staff brought several patients out in wheelchairs to look at the cars and they thoroughly enjoyed having their photographs taken alongside the cars and talking to the owners. Please check St Catherine’s Hospice website to confirm future dates but they talked about it being on the first Sunday of the month. Of course, the cafe and bacon barm proceeds go towards the hospice funds to help patients and their relatives.

attending, including a few rally cars such as early Volvos and Escorts. Entrants judged each other’s cars in a number of classes. As usual, I had arranged for a Best Porsche trophy which was won by a surprised Carol Butterfield in her early 911 2.7. Another surprise award winner was R18 member Tony Wilkinson. Tony has just changed his 997 for a new Ford Mustang, and this won ‘Best Sports Car’, ‘Best GT’ and overall ‘Car of the Show’ - I hope you are soon back with a Porsche. FORTHCOMING EVENTS As we are getting towards the closing date for entries to the R18 photographic competition, please get your entries in as soon as possible to Sean R18 calendar I am now working on the 2018 events calendar. If you have any suggestions of events you would like us to have a presence at please let me know and we can fit them in the diary. There has been interest in having a disco/dinner at the Crooklands Hotel near Kendal, sometime early in the New Year, where members from both Lancashire and Cumbria can come together for an informal night. We will also be organising a WOTY, so any suggestions as to venue would be appreciated.

Wolseley police car at The Mill, St Catherine’s Hospice

Monthly meeting As usual, our August monthly meeting was a joint one with Kirkby Lonsdale Motor Club at their car park Concours. As Heaves Hotel is in the process of being sold, the event was moved to Park House Farm at Heversham near Milnthorpe, which is a ‘pick-yourown farm’ establishment. PCGB had 17 cars attending, including Regional Director Phil Graham and Chairman Rob Kellock. There was a wide variety of cars Carol Butterfield – ‘Best Porsche’ at Kirkby Lonsdale MC Concours

22 OCTOBER Preston Sports and Supercar Club breakfast meeting 8.30am to get in the car park. 7 NOVEMBER Social meeting Green Hills Hotel, Wigton. 15 NOVEMBER Monthly meeting Garstang Golf Club with Chris O’Donnell from Swissvax (and auction) **Provisional**

Welcome to new members Richard Eaves, Carl Matthews, Mike Drayton, Mark Shorrock, Kevin Hunt, Tony and Alison Raynor and David Connolly. I have already met some of you but I hope you will all come along to one of our meetings and meet fellow R18 members. David, Judy and the R18 Organising Team DIARY DATES 1 OCTOBER Classic car breakfast At Cornerhouse, Wrightington 8.30am. 1 OCTOBER Classics at the Mill St Catherine’s Hospice, Classic car breakfast, 9.30am. Check St Catherine’s Hospice website for further details. 3 OCTOBER Social meeting Sportsmans Inn, Penrith. 8 OCTOBER Drive and lunch Meet at Boundary Mill car park, Colne to depart at 10am. Please confirm to me if you will be attending as we need numbers for lunch at the Hinchcliffe Arms then on to The Oil Can Café, near Holmfirth. 18 OCTOBER Monthly meeting Auction. PC Bolton visit rearranged until early 2018.

Classic rally cars at Kirkby Lonsdale MC Concours


Thames Valley Regional Organiser John Barnatt 01628 471985 – 07890 181495 RECENT EVENTS R19 BBQ Hi all, what a great couple of events for August. The Region planned to have its annual BBQ at our regular monthly meeting on the first Sunday of the month and it couldn’t have turned out better. From an acorn of an event with about six or seven attendees at the hired BBQ hearth in the New Forest, the Region made a change to the Novello, our regular meeting place. Palms were crossed with silver and we had our first one last year. One might think £100 is a lot to pay for what seems very little, but if you check out the hiring of a hearth at Wellington Park they are now probably more than £150 – they were £140 last time I looked – and it by no means guaranteed exclusivity, so giving over what I did seemed like a bargain and we could maintain exclusivity at the Novello. This year the acorn really took root, and in perfect August sunshine 24 members attended; I say attended, they just brought meat to their normal monthly meeting, but a bum on a seat is a bum on a seat. What the Region’s members must get used to though, is that I don’t do BBQs by half. This year, £35 was spent on salad items and authentic tasting French bread, but some of it went to waste because you brought your own; that is not a criticism, it’s perfectly natural, what we used to call ‘the newness’. Just bear in mind for next time, I will squeeze as much out of the Region’s budget for member benefits as I can, and there is no difference between 24 salad sandwiches, which are allowed, and 24 salad sandwiches’ worth of loose ingredients and bread to suit, as far as I can see. Have you any idea how long it takes to cook three-and-a-half kilos of new potatoes? Our new BBQ has been thoroughly jet washed and is tucked away under its cover ready for the next time. We will definitely repeat this event so look out for the date in 2018. Late summer drive Last month I recall bemoaning the lack of support for our late summer drive, and it was justified because at the time there were only four people signed up. With just a few days to go before the deadline it very nearly didn’t happen, and goodness knows I pushed it. Maybe I should have kept the faith because in the end we had just the right number at 12 cars and 16 people, but you had me sweating there for a minute. Still, three people pulled out after I confirmed numbers with PC Reading, but luckily some last-minute enquiries enabled me to fill the vacated spaces, so all was well. This will be the last blind run we go on, because from now on 10 walkie-talkie radios will be available.

They came within 24 hours of being ordered, and are now assembled in their chargers and ready for use; I have been the last man in the snake before, and it is not a pleasant experience trying to keep the convoy in sight I can tell you! So, to the drive. We departed the Novello at 7.40am (spare time was built in) and in lovely early morning sunshine the snake crossed the A404 and drove past Stubbings Nursery to join the A404 a little further upstream, just to add a bit of mileage. We drove on towards the M4 but took the road to Ascot at the Braywick roundabout off the A308. We followed our noses then turned off for Winkfield Plain, Drift Road and Shurlock Row. Binfield followed soon after, then Tilehurst Road, Howe Lane then on to the Fernygrove coffee shop, where I unleashed my secret weapon – the coffee shop’s uninterrupted view across 27 miles of the Thames Valley. Taplow and beyond were visible from the tea room, which is close to Bracknell. Unbeknown to me, the coffee shop seemed to have a secret weapon of its own if the ‘two-handed sprain-your-wrist’ sausage and bacon bap was anything to go by. We ‘watered the horses’, had a quick coffee and made haste for a few more twisty bits before setting out for the M4 and PC Reading. Samantha Gardiner, my liaison at the Centre, once again did the Centre and us proud with the way she organised things. The hospitality at PC Reading was, All under one roof at PC Reading

as always, of the highest order, the Centre even arranged for us to park under their large canopy. Every driver was made welcome and everybody enjoyed the sit-down and chat over complimentary bacon baps as a way of rounding off the morning. Even after a brave but futile effort from yours truly, I was unable to prevent several rashers of succulent back bacon from going to waste. FORTHCOMING EVENTS Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway You may have spotted on the R19 Forum, our imminent meet at the Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway for bacon rolls, a chat and ride on the train, as time permits. The date is 24 September; we’ll meet in the railway car park at 10.30pm. This meet coincides with the railway’s annual ‘wear any hat and go half-price’ day so Porsche, PCGB and Club Motorsport themed hats at the ready. Please don’t just turn up on the day, especially without a hat, as we don’t want to swamp the place. Get in quick if you are thinking of coming along as it’s first come, first served. Tea and coffee are at the Region’s expense. Don’t worry if you don’t have a hat as I normally carry spares. More details on the forthcoming events page of the R19 forum or email James to confirm: or me at

London Regional Organisers Nick and Ed Pike 02089 607 111 – Twitter: @PCGB_London The autumn is a great time to be out driving your Porsche, as the leaves turn and the days are crisp. Last year we were out and about in the South Downs, this year we will be heading to the coast for our final Sunday escape of the year. If driving is not for you, the casual and laid-back feel of our static meets at Ace Cafe (last Monday of the month) or Smithfield ‘meat’ (third Saturday of the month) may be. They offer a chance to chat with other enthusiasts surrounded by Porsches. This is the richest way to engage with other members, as drives and weekends away are often organised between like-minded people. Bring your Porsche and say hello! For those of you that wished you could have joined us for the Great Escape, a report on the first part of the trip can be seen on the next page. We have the Black Forest and the Champagne region to come. See you out on the road Ed and Nick

Chinnor railway station

RECENT EVENTS R20 On Tour – Summer Cruise A heavy storm passing through wasn’t enough to dampen our spirits as we headed out on our evening drive to Kent on an improved route with all the things we love. We took twisty B roads that undulated up and over the hills and through the woodland before we surfaced onto the top of the Ashdown Forest. Descending back into the woods we finally made it to our supper stop, tired, but happy. Members cars at Fernygrove coffee shop

Stormy roads in Kent


Smithfield ‘Meat’ Bathing in August sunshine, surrounded by Porsche enthusiasts, chatting about our cars and their adventures, it doesn’t get better than this. Great to see some visitors, including Ollie with his transaxle. Much excitement about the upcoming Great Escape and, further out, the Treasure Island weekend away.

RS at Smithfield

The Great Escape (part 1) ‘Epic’ is the word that best describes ‘The Great Escape’, our Region adventure to Switzerland, Austria and the Black Forest. Our transit days passed through five countries in quick succession, and gave us our first taste of a de-restricted autobahn. The light show projected on Metz Cathedral was a great way to end our first day. The sweeping roads up the valley to our Swiss base are a great warm-up for the next few days spent high up in the Alps. It was a day of rest, so we drove deep into the mountains, taking a cable car to an impossibly turquoise glacial lake nestled in the peaks for lunch. Our first serious driving day was all about the Alpine passes. We warmed up on the Grimsel Pass, high above the tree line, before a spirited run up the Furka Pass, stopping at the top for pictures of our Porsches against a glacial backdrop. Heading south, we took the road less travelled, avoiding the tunnels, driving along the historic Tremola Road – 15km of perfectly cobbled steep switchbacks that we had all to ourselves. The great run headed along the Nufenen Pass, through the long valley before driving up and over the ridge, stark yet colourful. A return on the Grimsel Pass and along the lakeside followed, tired but happy.

Glaciers and Porsches

On a mostly clear run up the Susten Pass, we stopped at the top for coffee and pictures of the stunning glacier glinting in the sunshine, before descending on the old Route 2 to Andermatt and the Oberalp – a sweeping run up, over, then through a long valley towards our Austrian base. A morning sprint up the 34 switchbacks of the Silvretta Pass before the 15km downhill sweep through the valley. Ascending to the ancient wooden snow shelters and twisty roads of the Flexenpass, we took a sharp right turn onto the Hahntennjoch and we were in driving heaven. Hugging the steep hillside, this technical pass gives a great workout for your Porsche, the smiles and joy at the top said it On top of the Furka Pass

Looking out on the Nufenen

all. A firm R20 favourite, it’s a steep downhill, then sweeping roads through the tail end of the Alps and into the wooded hillside of South Bavaria and our stop for the next two days. More in next month’s PP. Ace Cafe There was a great turnout at the August Bank Holiday Monday Ace Cafe meet. A perfect chance to spend time in the late summer sunshine with your Porsche buddies, great to see Mark’s Togo Brown 356 in the front row and Karl’s immaculate 996 GT2. If you haven’t been before, this meet should be on your bucket list, it is popular throughout the year. FORTHCOMING EVENTS 19 November R20 Sunday Escape – Sunday on Sea As is now traditional for our end of year run, we will head to the coast, not quite sure which one, but can promise a great drive to get there.

Resting at the top of the Hahntennjoch

5 December R20 on Tour Christmas Curry Carrying on the R20 tradition, we will celebrate the festive season with an ‘off’ Brick Lane curry, at our favourite Indian restaurant. DIARY DATES 25 SEPTEMBER Ace Cafe London meet The regular monthly Porsche-only meet at Ace Cafe on the North Circular Road, Stonebridge, London, NW10 7UD, from 6pm (last Monday of the month). 21 OCTOBER East London Smithfield ‘Meat’ Join us on the north side of Smithfield Market (Charterhouse Street, London EC1M 6HL), from 2pm onwards (third Saturday of each month). 30 OCTOBER Ace Cafe London meet 19 NOVEMBER R20 Sunday Escape – Sunday on Sea 74

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Porsche 911 (997) “2s” 3.8 Gen 2” pdk cab (09 - 2009) Basalt black with black leather 29,000 miles ................................................... £48,000

Porsche 911 (997) “2s” 3.8 Gen 2 pdk (09 - 2009) Basalt black with black leather 32,000 miles .................................................... £47,000

Porsche 911 (997) Turbo 3.6 (06 - 2006) GT Silver with ocean blue leather 53,000 miles ......................................... £57,000

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Porsche 911 (997) “2s” 3.8 (08 - 2008) Midnight blue with grey leather 46,000 miles ........................................ £35,000

Porsche 911 (997) “4S” 3.8 tip cab (06 - 2006) Lapis blue with grey leather 64,000 miles ......................................... £34,000

Porsche 911 (997) “2S” 3.8 tip cab (07 - 2007) Basalt black with black leather 62,000 miles ......................................... £34,000

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Porsche 911 (997) “4S” 3.8 (56 - 2006) Basalt black with black leather 63,000 miles ......................................... £33,000

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Porsche 911 (997) “4S” 3.8 tip (56 - 2006) Basalt black with black leather 65,000 miles ......................................... £32,000

Porsche 911 (997) “2S” 3.8 tip (05 - 2005) Silver with ocean blue leather 66,000 miles ......................................... £27,000

Porsche 911 (996) Turbo 3.6 (53 - 2003) Midnight blue with ocean blue leather 70,000 miles ......................................... £43,000

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Porsche Cayenne 3.0 Diesel tip (15 - 2015) Meteor grey with sand leather 22,000 miles ......................................... £45,000

Porsche Cayenne “Gts” 4.8 tip (59 - 2009) Lava grey with black leather 53,000 miles ......................................... £27,000

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Chiltern Regional Organiser Terry Perry 07748 555333 – Club night BBQ There was a great turnout of R21 members and their cars for the August Club night BBQ. The weather was reasonably kind to us (meaning it didn’t actually rain!) but it wasn’t particularly warm. Nevertheless, most of us were able to eat outside. The Black Horse team was a little slow in serving some of the meals but with just over 80 people descending upon them within the space of half an hour or so, it understandably put them under some pressure. In an ideal world, people would have drifted in over a longer timescale but members were enjoying looking at the fantastic array of cars in the car park and then all arrived for their BBQ at the same time! The display of cars was impressive with pretty much every model represented, from 356s through to 991 GT3s - it was great to see. If you were there, thanks for coming along and bringing your car.

Impressive Porsche line-up at R21’s BBQ…

Display cars for the Herts Air Ambulance evening

explaining all of the facilities, equipment and tooling necessary to service and repair Porsche cars. Thanks to all at the centre for their time and hospitality.” Supercar Sunday at Beaulieu I was pleased to attend the 991/997 Register gathering at Beaulieu on Supercar Sunday. As well as a good assortment of 991s and 997s there were a few air-cooled cars and mid-engined versions that had gatecrashed the event. It was a good opportunity to catch up with some old Porsche friends and also watch the various cars performing launch control-type starts along the main straight. Whilst some of the powerful rear wheel drive cars were crowd pleasers with dramatic burnouts, the launch control 911 Turbos and GT3s just powered off the line with incredible speed and efficiency. Herts Air Ambulance charity evening at PC Hatfield By coincidence, Mark Goody (Dealer Principal at PC Hatfield) and R21 both support the Herts Air Ambulance charity. Mark has family reasons for doing so and has committed to a 50-mile charity run to raise funds for them. As an additional fund raiser, he organised an auction and raffle evening at PC Hatfield. Mark asked if we could enhance the evening by providing a small selection of cars for display outside the Centre - which we were pleased to agree to. Robin Walker brought along his lovely 356, Steve Edwards his Concours-winning 3.2 Carrera, Ken Swaine his Concours-winning 993 C4S and there was Graham Hill’s 996 GT3 and my GT4. It was an enjoyable evening that raised a considerable sum for the charity.

…including a lovely 356 Cabriolet

PC Hatfield Open Day R21 Committee member Ken Swaine reports: “On Saturday, 5 August R21 members gathered at PC Hatfield. Ten members had their cars booked in for an inspection and appreciated the opportunity to have their cars examined by Porsche-trained technicians. While the inspections were taking place, members were given refreshments and took time to look at the classic and modern Porsches on display. “Later in the morning, Richard Greenfield (After Sales Manager) escorted a group on a workshop tour,

PC Hatfield 914 restoration project car

FORTHCOMING EVENTS 1 October R21 visit to Max Protect detailers Max Protect, who are detailers based in Kings Langley Herts, have invited R21 members to visit their premises on Sunday, 1 October. The morning will run from 10am-12.30pm and will include light refreshments, a detailing demonstration, full explanation of the products available, a display of previously detailed cars and a raffle for one lucky winner to have their car detailed free of charge. If you would like to attend please email me at R21 Club nights The Club night on Tuesday, 3 October will be a social evening at our normal venue, The Black Horse, The Vale, Chesham and we will be looking at the entries for the R21 photo competition. Hope to see you there. At the Club night on Tuesday, 7 November we have guest speaker Phillip Goodall attending who will be telling us about his Cold War experiences and flying Vulcan bombers. 76

6 January R21 New Year Dinner Now is the time to book for our New Year Dinner. Following the success of the 2016 and 2017 events, we will be returning to the same venue - The Mercure St Albans Noke Hotel, Watford Road, St Albans, AL2 3DS. The event includes a three-course dinner, wine, disco and festive novelties all for only £30pp or, if you book and pay before 31 October, the Chiltern Region will subsidise the cost to £25. Please book as soon as possible by making cheques payable to ‘Porsche Club Great Britain’ and posting them to the organiser, Jo Walker at 16 Ridgeway, Wing, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 0TH. Special rates are available for those wanting overnight accommodation, standard double or twin rooms are £80 (£70 single occupancy) including full English breakfast. Please book rooms direct with The Noke Hotel 01727 854252 and quote ‘Porsche Club Great Britain’ or PORSH060118 when booking. If you have any questions please phone Jo on 01296688760 or 07791732133 or email Photo competition for R21 members A reminder about our photo competition, which is open to all R21 members. The photographs can be of anything as long as there is a Porsche connection. The closing date is the end of September to give you time to get some good shots. Prizes will be awarded for the best three photos as judged by the R21 Committee. We will show all the photos on October Club night. We still have not had many entries so please get busy with your cameras or phones! Submit your photos, up to three per person, to me by email at Terry Perry

Sussex Regional Organisers Chris and Martin Woolger 07720 849982 or 07802 409272 RECENT EVENTS Region update July and August have been quite busy for R23. July saw 12 members’ cars going on our first driving tour to Europe for seven days, visiting the Alsace region of France, the Rhine and the Black Forest in Germany (including the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart) and Ypres in Belgium, a full report on this tour is in the main part of PP.

We have been asked by members to do another tour next year, so we will be sending out a questionnaire over the next couple of months to see where you would like to go, how long you want the tour to be etc., so check your emails. After there were so many people at our July meeting at The Bolney Stage, and we filled our room and the bar as well, we spoke to the managers and they gave us the main restaurant for our August meeting, provided we had at least 20 people attending. Well, I am pleased to say that we filled that room at our August meeting, and we will continue to be using the main restaurant for our regular meetings on the first Tuesday of each month. Borde Hill Garden As soon as we arrived home from the tour, it was only two weeks before our display of cars at Borde Hill Garden, near Haywards Heath. These gardens are family owned and have been featured on many TV gardening programmes. We were parked on the South Lawns in front of the 16th Century house, with 17 acres of formal garden to walk around. All we wanted for this display was good weather, and we were very lucky as the sun shone all day.

In the end, we had 65 cars on display, ranging from a 1959 356A to a 2016 GT3 RS and everything in between. We even had people joining PCGB the week before the event so that they could have their car on display. Although there were cafes and restaurants in the gardens, most people took a picnic and stayed around the cars chatting and enjoying the company and the sun, and taking the opportunity to walk around the gardens. This is the biggest display of Porsches that we have had at an event like this in Sussex and, unlike other events, we did not have to limit the numbers, which was great, and the organisers at Borde Hill Gardens were amazed at the display. Thank you all for bringing your cars to make this the display that it was, and we will be going back next year.

1 OCTOBER Breakfast and Bluebell Railway 3 OCTOBER Monthly meeting – The Bolney Stage

22 OCTOBER Breakfast meeting Shoreham Airport. 8.30am with a drive afterwards. 7 NOVEMBER Monthly meeting – The Bolney Stage 19 NOVEMBER Breakfast meeting The Beach Deck, Eastbourne. 8.30am.

Cambridgeshire & Bedfordshire Regional Organiser John Dunn 01954 789764 – RECENT EVENTS

Two 356As in a perfect setting

We are now beginning to plan the R23 2018 calendar, so if there is something you would like us to organise or a drive you would like us to do, please email with your ideas. We look forward to seeing you all at a meeting or event soon and enjoy your summer driving wherever it takes you. Borde Hill Garden from the air


Chris and Martin Woolger

R23 parked amid the lush surroundings of Borde Hill Garden


August Club night A great turnout of both members and cars gathered at the Ferryboat for our August Club night. It had all the usual features, including News at Ten keeping members abreast of both Regional and National events. Thanks to those who continue to bring along raffle prizes which help to support the Region at events. Regional Concours For the first time in many years, the Regional Concours event made a return to the Ferryboat Inn, Holywell. With the blessing of the Parish Council members’ cars were parked on the grass area along the river bank at the front of the pub. Inside the pub cars were registered and members enjoyed tea, coffee and Danish pastries. One thing the Parish Council had failed to deliver was the weather. The weather was fine on arrival but the day was blighted by the odd shower. Certainly not the best for a Concours event. Nonetheless, the cars certainly looked a picture once lined up along the river bank. As many know, Holywell and the Ferryboat have long (well, for at least 20 years that I know of) been the home for the Region. The pub sits alongside the river in the Hamlet of Holywell. Around midday, a tour had been arranged for a local historian to take us on a walk around the village. Well done to Peter Cooper, our guide, who enlightened us all. Then it was back to the River Room for lunch. Score cards were then added up (the results are listed on p78). We were then joined by Adrian Gibbins from PC Cambridge. Adrian selected Brian Winstone’s GT3 RS as the car of the show. Brian was delighted to take home the Jeremy Burchall Trophy.

Concours results Class A ‘The Young Ones’ 2008-2017 Winner: Keith Hubbard 991 Second: Brian Winstone GT3 RS Third: Wayne Helme Cayman Sport

Photo competition Entries for the photo competition are coming in. However, more are needed so get shooting! We hope to have entries judged and, possibly, the winning entries will form a 2018 Regional calendar. To enter, please pass your entry to one of the Regional committee or email

Class B ‘The Middle years’ 2001-2007 Winner: Clive Adams 996 Turbo Second: Graham Greaves 996 Third: Linda Parry 987 Boxster

28 January Post-Christmas lunch Tickets will go on sale shortly for our Post-Christmas lunch. Following the success of 2017, we will be returning to the Tithe Barn at the Barnes Hotel, Bedford.

Class C Pre-2000 Winner: Chris Bennett 964 Second: John Broadbelt 928 Third: Kim Dunn 993 S

2018 season planning We are looking for guest speakers for 2017-2018 winter Club nights. If you know of someone who would like to come along and keep us entertained (it does not have to be motoring related) we would be pleased to hear from you. Your committee is busy planning a schedule of events for 2018. We hope to bring you a variety of events which will appeal to members and their families. If you know of an event that you think the Region would enjoy please let us know. A full list of events appears towards the back of PP every month.

Car of the Show Winner: Brian Winstone GT3 RS Thank you to all who turned out on a less than ideal day. My thanks also go to the Ferryboat staff who did a splendid job looking after us. Thank you. 11 October Club night Join us at the Ferryboat for our October Club night. As ever, new members will be made most welcome. We hope to be able to bring you a range of guest speakers and a quiz throughout the winter months. We look forward seeing you all at the Ferryboat Holywell.

Enjoy your cars and Club John Dunn

Kent Regional Organisers Phil and Pearl Sharland 01797 344121 – RECENT EVENTS August Club night was a little quieter this month probably due to the torrential rain that hampered driving somewhat. Some Porsches were in attendance but ‘other’ cars made up the numbers with R25 members and visitors joining us for the evening at the Kentagon, Brands Hatch. Kent Sortie This year’s Kent Sortie attracted a disappointing turnout of just eight teams (16 people), all of whom completed the 38-mile course from Knockholt to Rochester with each having visited five of the eight selected points along the way in whichever direction they chose to take. This year, the tie break questionnaire wasn’t called upon to decide the outcome as Sheridan and Angela Bowie finished runners up to Phil and Pearl Sharland who posted 40 and 39 miles respectively. It was a very fine effort by all who took part in what turned out to be a very close run competition.

The Sortie results are announced

Concours winners





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MONDAY – FRIDAY 8:30AM – 5:30PM SATURDAY 9:00AM – 4:00PM


Photo by Sue Dennis

Checking the mileage on Kent Sortie

Photo by Sue Dennis

Riverbank line-up

Archery and BBQ “Try something new” someone said, so ‘have-a-go’ archery was put on our calendar. What a great way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon in August. Twentyfour members joined us at Fox Archers shooting ground in the beautiful grounds of St Michael’s Prep School in Otford to learn the rudiments of archery. On arrival, we were offered tea and coffee and biscuits in their clubhouse. Having established if we were right or left handed, and fitted with wrist guards, we were split into small groups each assigned to a qualified coach and a dedicated target, some 20 yards away. It was a real hands-on affair and we were all soon firing arrows at our targets. Admittedly, they did not all find their way to the targets to start with, but it wasn’t long before we were hitting the ‘gold’ centre. Having declared us all fairly proficient several balloons were pinned to the targets, which we were supposed to burst! Not as easy as it seemed but we soon heard loud ‘pops’ as they began to be hit. All too soon we turned our attention to the BBQ which had been prepared while we were busy playing at Robin Hood. Having eaten our fill of burgers, sausages and salad followed by lemon drizzle cake, it was time to leave, with everyone agreed that we should do it again next year.

Retrieving our arrows

Payment will be required in advance by 8 November latest. 20 January Post-Christmas party night Bookings are now being taken for our postChristmas dinner dance. This will be a three-course dinner followed by a disco. Please call or email for a menu. Cost £23pp. A £10pp non-refundable deposit will secure your booking. We will be holding a number of rooms for those that wish to stay overnight, at a cost of £82 per room, including breakfast. Please ask for the telephone number and booking code in order to book rooms. Please call or email for a menu. We will need menu choices and full payment by 28 December latest. All of our events can be found in the Kent Region calendar, as well as in PP and on the PCGB website. 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. Happy and safe motoring Wishing you smooth and empty roads Phil and Pearl

FORTHCOMING EVENTS 14 October Winter health check at PC Tonbridge Bookings will be taken by email only to Please give membership number, model, year and registration number. Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. 22 October Breakfast club For the last breakfast club of 2017, we will be at Teal Cafe, London Road, Sevenoaks, TN15 0RS on Sunday, 22 October from 9am onwards. Contact Mick and Sue Dennis on 01322 660201 or, for further details, email Details of this month’s venue can be found on 19 November Sunday buffet lunch A three-course Indian buffet lunch at Shampan Indian Restaurant at The Spinning Wheel, Grays Road, Westerham, TN16 2HX is on offer at this lovely venue at a cost of £15.50pp. We will meet at the restaurant at 12noon for 12.30pm lunch. Please book with Phil and Pearl on 01797 344121 or

DIARY DATES 4 OCTOBER Club night at Brands Hatch 14 OCTOBER Winter health check at PC Tonbridge 22 OCTOBER Breakfast club 8 NOVEMBER Club night at Brands Hatch 19 NOVEMBER Sunday buffet lunch

PR26 monthly report August 2017 Lots of new faces appeared at the George Albert Hotel and I’d like to extend a warm welcome to all of you. I hope you enjoyed the relaxed nature of proceedings, but don’t be fooled, we take event organisation very seriously in R26 and the result is a calendar of events that are many and varied, with something for everyone. We look forward to seeing you at some (or all) of them in the future. RECENT EVENTS National Event at Silverstone Classic Reported in greater detail elsewhere in this magazine, several R26 members were in attendance and Tref, Robin and the others waxed lyrical about the National Event held in conjunction with the Silverstone Classic which to an outsider might yet again have appeared to be a PCGB event, such was the size of the Club turnout! ‘Neunelfer’ cars and coffee at Poole Accident Repair Supported by Total 911 magazine and PC Bournemouth, Poole Accident Repair, one of just 15 Porsche approved body repair centres in the UK, opened their doors for a relaxed morning of chat, bacon butties, workshop tours and, of course, coffee. PAR’s Dave Wade and his team proved to be excellent hosts, knowledgeably answering questions during ‘access all areas’ tours of the facilities, which included all the usual equipment expected in any respectable body repairer, plus a few things which perhaps aren’t. On display in the paint shop was Dave’s labour of love, the Martini 924, which is undergoing a total restoration but is proving anything but straightforward. As an example, the floor is no longer available from Porsche, so it had to be hand-formed by his expert metal-man from flat sheet-steel and is a work of art, indistinguishable from the factory panels. There is a long road ahead before the car is complete, but an R26 visit to check on progress shouldn’t be too far away, keep an eye on the website for further details when they are available. Poole Accident Repair – the Martini 924 in primer

Dorset Joint Regional Organisers Trefor Willingham 01747 838158 Karl Wells 07980 212056

Reports compiled and provided by Chris Hak:

Safety briefing


Canford Classics Annual Open Day The Canford Classic Porsche Pull-In No 4 took place in wall-to-wall sunshine on the Saturday morning of the August bank holiday weekend and everyone agreed that it was the best yet. The event is developing into another unmissable date for anyone with an interest in Porsches of any age. This year 86 visiting Porsches were counted - which is a remarkable 30 per cent of the turn-out at WeyPoP in July! With a steady stream of cars arriving from 8.30am onwards, the courtyard was soon full and the overflow car park put into use. In addition to the cars arriving, visitors could enjoy a fascinating display of Porsches in the workshops, showing vehicles in various stages of restoration. Pride of place was taken by an original and ultra rare 911T/R nearing completion and which contrasted wonderfully with the now famous ‘rat-look’ 911 2.4S

October Offers Porsche Cayenne 29535ZR21 Pirelli Pzero N1 £227.95 Porsche Macan 26545R20 Pzero N0 £244.95 29540R20 Pzero N0 £212.95 Porsche Cayman Boxster 23535Z19 Pirelli Pzero N2 £158.95 26535Z19 Pirelli Pzero N2 £225.95 911 991 24535Z20 Pzero N0 £206.95 30530Z20 Pzero N0 £274.95 911 997 23535Z19 Pzero N2 £158.95 30530Z19 Pzero N2 £256.95 911 996 22540ZR18 Pirelli Pzero Rosso N4 £126.95 26535ZR18 Pirelli Pzero Rosso N4 £177.95

Canford Classics – just a small portion of the cars at this event

Back To The Factory at DeLorean site in Belfast

Targa recently imported from Japan. Talking of which, in another workshop, was a 2.7 Carrera RS, also recently imported from the land of the rising sun. Good use was made of the soon-to-be completed paint shop, with an inventive barn-find diorama constructed adjacent to Canford Classics’ slate-grey 911 S appropriately fronting the film Le Mans being shown in the background. There were cars for sale in the rustic showroom below the office and a preview display of soon-to-be launched ‘Motoratus’ clothing range. Visitors were treated to very welcome complimentary coffee and breakfast rolls (both excellent) and, for the first time, the PCGB membership ‘roadshow’ was invited along. Chris Sweeting was on good form, signing up new members and presenting the friendly and inclusive ethos of the Club. Our thanks go out to Alan Drayson and his team at Canford Classics. The big question now is, how will they top this next year?

‘competitor’ dealership nearer to his home in Berkshire, I suspect he’s not seen the last of me though – the showroom is 300 yards from my brother’s house so I’ll make a point of checking out his coffee sometime in the future. A bit of administration Can I take this opportunity to encourage everybody to view the website, Forum and Twitter feeds for news of future events. Can I add also the reminder that where numbers to an event are limited, a show of hands at the monthly meeting is taken as an indication of intent but places will only be allocated when dates, times etc. are finalised. I know one or two members have been disappointed to miss out on events, for which we can only apologise. I’m sure you understand that garnering a response to a proposal to see whether an event is worth pursuing is only used to get an estimate of numbers and a raised hand cannot constitute a firm booking.

Paul McAleer’s C4S ahead of his father Herbie in ‘The Turbo’ – a rare sight!

DIARY DATES 19 OCTOBER Monthly meet 16 NOVEMBER Monthly meet


The level of detail Canford Classics go to in their restorations is evident here

OTHER NEWS Neil Lines As you may or may not be aware, PC Bournemouth Dealer Principal, Neil Lines, is leaving Ferndown for pastures new. For the three years he has held the post, Neil has been an avid supporter of R26 and the first time we met was when I was on the hunt for a car for the PCGB display at Goodwood. We spent over an hour in his office talking about anything and everything, only some of which was Porsche related, after which he asked me if I’d driven the new Carrera GTS. When I replied that I hadn’t, he handed me the keys to their demonstrator and told me to enjoy myself, at which point I knew we were going to get on just fine! A genuinely nice guy who always had time to chat and who took a great deal of pride in his work, Neil will be sorely missed by R26 and I’d like to thank him for all his support over the last three years and wish him all the best for the future. Moving to a

Back To The Future is much sought after and, in my humble opinion, still cuts the mustard in terms of 1980s styling - present company excepted of course! The Region was invited to support a charity event that would not only raise much-needed funds for local NI charity, Macmillan Cancer Support, but also give members the chance to take their Porsches for a drive on the original DeLorean test track, in the grounds of the former factory in Dunmurry. The decision to attend was taken quicker than a Turbo needs to get from parked to 60mph!

Regional Organiser Ken Mack 07860 850444 – Assistant Regional Organiser John Hilditch 07907 437303 August round-up Where is the season going? It hardly feels like a month has passed since penning the July round-up! With just one drive of the current season left, this year it has been one of our busiest. R27 events now average around 40 members in 30 cars for our drives and numbers attending our monthly meetings are growing every month. We must be doing something right! At the end of August, we have welcomed over 40 new members, including joint memberships. Thanks go to everyone for your continued support. So, how has August gone? The first of three events saw R27 go back to the future! Well, back to 1985 (when incidentally, a certain RO’s 944 was just about to celebrate its first birthday!) The DeLorean is a bit ‘Marmite’ – some love them, some don’t! Whichever side of the garage wall you find yourself on, the car and iconic star of the movie 82

The R27 PCGB had the larger turnout by far when it came to counting cars! A great day out for everyone with around £4,300 raised for charity, including around £500 we contributed as a group – an effort everyone who supported the event should be very proud of. Thanks for the great support and for making the day truly unique. Monthly meeting Next up was our monthly meeting, and ‘back to Gowdys’ (sorry - could not resist that one!) at the Maze. As with all our monthly meetings we allow time for members to have an informal catch-up before the business gets under way. If you have not taken the opportunity to enjoy an ‘early-bird’ meal at either Gowdys or the Lough Shore, our other meeting location, then I would encourage you to give it a try. In addition to the usual admin, our discussions turned to the sharing of photographs. I’m glad to report that we now have plans in place to make pictures available for download by members - details at our next few meetings and later in PP. Sunday drive Drive day was 20 August. The lead organiser was committee member Geoff Moore, ably assisted by his wife, Alison, and supported as usual by the R27 committee. A great route of approximately 130 miles across spectacular countryside, taking in Tobermory, Draperstown, Plumbridge and a coffee stop at the Ulster American Folk Park at Castletown near

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Coffee on the go at Ulster American Folk Park

Omagh. Then it was just a short jaunt via Enniskillen to Corick House Hotel for lunch. A really great day out. Well done to Geoff and Alison. Remember that our last drive of the season will be in October and, with a long winter ahead of us, why not make a special effort to join fellow members for the last one! That’s about it for this month. Don’t forget that our meeting in October is the end of term ‘report time’ for myself and committee members, when we hear from you how you enjoyed this season. There will also be a focus on planning for the 2018 events, so hope to see you along and bring along some suggestions!

22 October Final drive of the 2017 Season Details will go directly to members via email and text. 9 November Region meeting Followed by complimentary light refreshments and exclusive shopping at Shannon Jewellers in Lisburn. 11-12 November NEC Classic Show in Birmingham A number of R27 members will be attending, anyone interested should ring me for details. Finally Did you know? Based on the findings of the latest PCGB membership survey, 54 per cent of R27 members who took part in the survey engage with the Club in some way every week! Ken Mack

Channel Islands, Guernsey

New members Quentin and Clare with ‘junior member’ Ava in their 996 Anniversary Edition

PC Belfast Now, over to PC Belfast. Not so much a ‘Top Tip’ this month, but an exclusive update on the restoration of PCB’s ‘secret project’ 964 Targa: “Although we have had a busy summer here in PC Belfast keeping our customers happy, we have been able to pry away a few mechanics from their regular work to further the restoration of our 964 Targa. Work continues apace with most aspects of the car, but the highlight this month has been the return of the suspension components after being freshly powder coated. Coupled with new parts where appropriate, we are now confident the car will hold the road as well as it would in 1991. Next on the agenda is the brakes… stay tuned!” As always, for all things Porsche in Northern Ireland, the PC Belfast team are just a phone call away on 028 9038 9999. And finally, here are the upcoming dates for the next couple of months. Just to draw your attention to a change of date for our November meeting when we will be guests of Shannon Jewellers in Lisburn for an exclusive members’ night, just in time for Christmas! It will now take place one day later to facilitate the change - remember that all the dates for R27 meetings and events are posted on the Club’s website.

Regional Organisers Ian and Angela Banneville 01481 715678 – Twitter: @PCGB_Guernsey At the beginning of the month, several other Club members from Guernsey, Jersey and the UK and I were treated to some of France’s finest weather for a two-day trackday at Le Mans, organised by Delta Racing. There was the usual stunning array of machinery and it was notable on this weekend how popular McLarens are becoming, including two 720S, both a week old. I was lucky to go out in a 12C with one of my Club friends and I am pleased he still talks to us! GT4s were a very popular choice of track weapon which meant David Sass and I joined other owners in the dubious honour of an ‘award’ of a glass of green Chartreuse at the end of the presentation meal on the last night. An envy inducing line-up of Porsche GT4, McLaren 720S and Lamborghini Aventador

FORTHCOMING EVENTS 11 October Region meeting Loughshore, 75 Belfast Road, Carrickfergus, County Antrim, BT38 8PH. 7pm for 8pm (early bird menu available until 6.30pm). 85

Nice variety of cars on Le Mans trackday

I particularly enjoyed the opportunity of going out on track with Jersey’s new RO, Goetz Eggelhoefer; his first trackday and, he assured me, not his last. The only rain was perfectly timed, arriving just in time to make karting on the Alain Prost circuit even more entertaining. Emergency dinner Driving back to the boat through the French countryside on a quiet Sunday morning in the sunshine, I was thinking how pleasant it would be to spend an evening in Guernsey’s neighbouring island – Herm – which was lucky as this was our August event. So, after setting the scene with the weather commentaries, we reflect on the best-laid plans… Moving forward three weeks and one season, the boat to Herm was cancelled due to high winds the day before our event. This led to a rapid rethink, and within an hour Angela had reorganised a dinner venue. Instead of dinner on another island, we arranged a Regional visit to Copenhagen restaurant (although strictly speaking this is a new restaurant at the Hotel Havelet). However, on the basis this event did not involve cooking your own food or boat travel, we were able to tempt out a couple more members. After an excellent steak dinner, I was contemplating the saddle and stirrups motif on the placemats and became concerned at the origin of the meat I had just enjoyed. However, all was made clear when it was pointed out that this represented Wellington’s saddle and Copenhagen was the horse he rode at the Battle of Waterloo. PCGB: entertaining and educational! Thanks to those who came along. Member news We were delighted to be joined by new members Andy and Karan Best who joined the Club at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and were very impressed by the facilities there (we are all fans of the 356 coffee machine).

They are our first local Club members with a Macan and Andy is looking forward to taking it to Germany. We were fascinated to hear that he will be visiting an airshow there which consists entirely of model aircraft including scale jets which he also flies. A la porschaine Ian, Angela, Jean-Marc and Sebastian DIARY DATES 30 SEPTEMBER Joint meeting with Classic Car Club 1 OCTOBER-11 NOVEMBER Tennerfest 26 NOVEMBER Abu Dhabi (Grand Prix) do

Channel Islands, Jersey Regional Organiser Goetz Eggelhoefer 07797 892502 - RECENT EVENTS Since taking delivery of my Porsche Cayman GTS 18 months ago I have been itching for an excuse to press THAT button; the one that engages the Super Sports mode. So, when the opportunity arose to participate in a trackday at Le Mans, I did not hesitate... and nor did 20 other Porsche owners from the Channel Islands. A quick visit to Oakhurst Garage was called for to give the Cayman its pre-trackday check – oil, brakes, tyres etc. Having received Steve McCann’s seal of approval, both I and my Cayman were ready to go. The day duly arrived and a chance meeting on the ferry with Mike Balston and his gorgeous Metallic Blue 911 Turbo gave me an excuse to travel the back roads from St Malo to Le Mans in convoy with Mike, Trevor Dorman and his son Ed. The journey was straightforward and we arrived in time for a shower and a few drinks prior to the BBQ that had been arranged for Friday evening. The drivers’ briefing at the Bugatti circuit was scheduled for 8.30am the following morning. Attendance is compulsory for anyone wishing to drive the circuit that day. During the briefing Stewart Barrow from Delta Racing, the organisers of the track day event, asked for a show of hands from those who classified themselves as novice drivers. My hand was firmly raised, along with a handful of other drivers. He then asked how many of the novices had never driven on a circuit before. My hand remained firmly in the air but, looking around the room, I realised with some trepidation that mine was the only hand that remained raised. Stewart jokingly asked whether I might like a refund!

Your fearless RO attaching the towing eye to his trusty Cayman

Paul Roper, Ian Banneville and David Sass

After the drivers’ briefing, we proceeded to the paddock. Towing eyes were attached, tyre pressures checked and, in my case, the large yellow sticker signifying a novice driver was firmly applied to the rear bumper of the car. Daunted by the prospect of making my debut run on a ‘live’ track, I leapt at the offer from Ian Banneville (Guernsey RO) and David Sass (both very accomplished track drivers) to ride ‘shot-gun’ with me and to provide me with a steady stream of advice during my initial laps of the track. David suggested that I “take the first lap slowly to give yourself and your car the opportunity to warm up. Build up your speed over time.” The second piece of advice from Ian was “be sure to brake into the corner in a straight line and accelerate out. It’s a Porsche thing”. Those recommendations turned out to be excellent advice that stood me in good stead throughout the day and kept me out of the gravel traps. The McLarens and Porsche GT3RS were a different class; blisteringly fast with a remarkable ability to brake late and aggressively into corners. That said, my Cayman GTS delivered more than enough excitement to keep my engines revved. But whether you were driving a track-ready GT3 RS or an ageing, standard production 911 it is clear that these cars are born to run – and run they did. Beautifully. The Cayman is very forgiving and, if I am being honest, its superb balance and poise on the track bailed me out of a few of the less-than-impressive lines that I occasionally took into corners over the course of the day. There is no doubt in my mind that the Cayman’s great handling made me look and feel like a much more accomplished track driver than I really am. I left the track that evening feeling that not only is there a lot more for me to learn about driving at speed on a circuit but also that I had only scratched the surface of the potential that my Cayman GTS has to offer. It was an utterly exhilarating, and surprisingly exhausting experience and one that I will be sure to repeat in the future.

The Jersey Porsches homeward bound


The two and a half hour homeward journey to the harbour at St Malo was made all the more enjoyable by the company of Paul Roper and David Sass, travelling in Paul’s 993. A leisurely lunch in St Malo and a smooth ferry journey to Jersey capped off a memorable weekend. As I drove home along the beach road the urge to press THAT button was strong. I am going to have to do something about that. Goetz DIARY DATES 27-29 OCTOBER WOTY Champagne Tour, Reims

Surrey Committee Chairman Mike Lucas Regional Contact Keith Morgan 07833 206078 (before 9pm) RECENT EVENTS Club night We were back in our normal room for our August meeting, which was just as well as we had a good turnout for the evening and we also had the company of Ian Wallis and Steve Mays from Premier Panel Skills in Farnham. Ian and Steve had come along to give us a blow-by-blow account of a recent respray the company had carried out on a 964 belonging to one of our Region’s members and to identify some of the issues that can crop up when a car’s bodywork is put under the microscope. They also brought along with them a 911 body (parked outside on a trailer - the room isn’t that big!) that had suffered from some serious neglect and

Steve Mays and Ian Wallis from Premier Panel Skills

that had one half restored by the company to what can only be described as pristine condition and the other half left as is. Ian and Steve gave us a very good insight into the technicalities of bodywork repairs and paint spraying and also gave us a few tips on how to keep our cars looking good despite the efforts of the English weather and our little feathered friends. We would like to thank them very much for their time and for a most interesting evening’s presentation, which I am sure was thoroughly enjoyed by all those present. We also had a little ‘cakefest’ as we celebrated the forthcoming notable birthdays of Brenda Trotter and Brenda Wareham, and we would like to thank them both for their support and commitment to the Club over the years.

A nice line-up of Porsches at Capel

The Capel Show is always a wonderful trip down memory lane and very relaxing, particularly if the weather also plays its part. I would like to thank those members who came along to support us and also helped with both the erection and dismantling of the gazebo, no mean feat when the canopy is trying to take off at every opportunity. Only another 12 months to the next one, 18 August 2018 to be precise! FORTHCOMING EVENTS

The two Brendas cutting the cake

Capel Classic Car and Bike Show I don’t know how long we’ve been going to this show but it’s certainly longer than I’ve been in the Club and I never get tired of seeing the huge variety of cars and bikes on display, a very small proportion of which I’ve owned and wished I’d kept hidden away for a while, because I certainly couldn’t afford to buy them today! My first car was a Ford Popular 100E and I sold a 350cc Velocette Viper Clubman for about £120 to buy it! That bike now would probably be worth around £10,000 and the Ford Popular possibly half that, or more. The fact is that I couldn’t get on with the three-speed box, vacuum windscreen wipers and performance so sold the car to buy another motorbike, a 650 SS Norton, another classic with a hefty price tag these days! The day was blessed with good weather, albeit a bit windy. The organising officials are a friendly bunch and the ‘check-in’ process was quite straightforward. Our pitch was marked out and there were already a couple of Porsches parked with their owners waiting longingly for the opportunity to give me a hand with the gazebo. Other members arrived as we got to grips with the tent erection process and it all seemed to go together quite well considering we were battling against the wind and the learning process, which seems to come into play each time we get the gazebo out of its carry bag. Maybe we should practise it each Club night until we can do it blindfold! Anyway, gazebo up, picnic chairs organised inside and then the slow walk up through the exhibits to the catering area to get a cup of coffee to start the day. We had 16 cars in our display, so a good turnout from the Surrey Region. The show is very well supported, both from an exhibitor point of view, with over 600 cars and bikes on display, and from the numerous stallholders selling their wares, as well as food outlets, horticultural activities, a fun fair and a dog show. There is also a dedicated section of the showground for auto-jumble, which is always worth a browse for that tool, car bit or cleaning aid that you just can’t live without!

28 October Drive and lunch to The Fox Goes Free Note the change of date for this event. We will meet at the Devil’s Punchbowl Cafe at around 10.30am for coffee before leaving for The Fox Goes Free in Charton, near Goodwood, at 11.30am. After lunch, the intention is to have a short drive in the countryside before making our way to the motor racing circuit for tea or coffee in the Old Control Tower Cafe. 11 November Visit to Renaissance Classic Sports Cars in Ripley We will meet at the premises (GU23 6HB) at 10am for refreshments and will then be shown around the showroom and workshop areas. If you are interested please let me know as soon as possible so that I have some idea of numbers. 18 November Afternoon tea at Barnett Hill Hotel Afternoon tea is booked for 2.30pm and numbers are limited (Wonersh, GU5 0RF). 8 December Christmas dinner, Silvermere Golf Club If you are interested in joining us for our festive get-together, please let me know as numbers will be limited. Dress is black tie or lounge suit. To download a printable events calendar, please see the Surrey Region area of the PCGB website. Club nights Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at the Inn on the Lake, Silvermere Golf Club, Redhill Road, Cobham, Surrey KT11 1EF, starting at 8pm. Keith Morgan Club display


DIARY DATES 10 OCTOBER Club night at Silvermere Golf Club 28 OCTOBER Drive and pub lunch **Note date change** 11 NOVEMBER A morning at Renaissance Classic Sports Cars 14 NOVEMBER Club night at Silvermere Golf Club with bingo 18 NOVEMBER Afternoon tea, Barnett Hill Hotel

Isle of Man Regional Organiser Julian Chappell 01624 816563 (evenings) Assistant Steve Morrow 07624 433268 RECENT EVENTS Breakfast Club meet A bit of a sparse turnout this month but an interesting selection of vehicles, nonetheless. Ian and Trish arrived in their Jenson Interceptor, Gordon and Shirley in their new 991 GTS, and a change of car for us. After having our 996 Turbo for 12 years, we have now swapped it for a Macan!

Henry’s 991 Turbo S and Doug’s 911

Gordon and Shirley’s new 991 GTS

At the run around the south of the island (thanks Gordon for leading) we headed to the museum and the guard house for breakfast. DIARY DATES 1 OCTOBER Breakfast run Meet at the grandstand at 8.30am for a drive out or, alternatively, meet us at the motor museum in Jurby for 10am. 4 NOVEMBER Breakfast run Details as per October breakfast run.

Against the backdrop of Garth House, a former 19th-century hunting lodge set in nine acres of parkland and formal gardens, over 60 gleaming Porsches of all ages and models, ranging from a 914 to a GT3 RS, were on display. As well as the Cotswold contingent, several members from other Regions also took part, with some members travelling from Devon, Dorset and South Wales. Aimed at the general public and car enthusiasts, the day’s programme featured live music, a BBQ, motor trade exhibits, an extensive play area and café, a raffle and a tombola. In all, the sunshine and location provided a perfect backdrop, ensuring that everyone who attended, whether displaying or visiting, had a really superb day out. We would like to express our grateful thanks to Wayne for organising the event, the R31 event marshals and Bicester Town Council’s Chris Johnson and his team for all their enthusiasm, effort and energy in ensuring the venue was so immaculately presented and managed. Based on the highly positive feedback, we’ve already committed to holding another show at The Garth next year. And, for the record, you’ll be pleased to hear we also managed to raise nearly £500 for the Garth House Centre charity.

Motor and munch After the Coffee Cruise, 20 members set off from Burford to drive over to the Mill House Hotel restaurant at Kingham for lunch. To make the journey interesting, James devised a route that took us through Bibury, Northleach, Bourton-on-the-Water and the Rissingtons, and then on to Kingham. In hindsight, this may not have been the best idea for a busy bank holiday weekend but we eventually escaped the Cotswold’s equivalent of the Bermuda Triangle and reached the Mill House Hotel where we enjoyed a brilliant lunch together. Afterwards, we were treated to live music and eventually drove home around 5.30pm to watch the highlights of the Belgian Grand Prix. A cracking day out we thought. Happy lunch diners at the Mill House Hotel

Cotswold Regional Organisers Alan and Fiona Bartlett 07785 928687 – @PCGB_R31 Monthly round-up With the holiday season upon us, the Cotswolds experienced several weeks of mostly rain and overcast skies with temperatures rarely reaching 20°C, making August a fairly miserable month for holiday makers and those running car-related events. Much of the time we found ourselves checking the weather forecasts wondering if we’d need to pack our wet weather gear and take the 4x4 to our events, which became fairly tedious. We needn’t have feared, however, because, as if by some miracle, for every one of the events that took place, we ended up basking in sunshine. That meant the gazebo and anoraks stayed packed away and the Boxster got taken out most times with its hood down. Monthly meeting Our August meeting was held at The Red Lion, Long Compton. On arrival, we were delighted to see the car park bristling with Porsches. Inside, the pub was heaving with over 30 members and we managed to fill every seat in the back dining room making it the best attended mid-week meeting we’ve ever had. A sunny summer evening, probably the only one in the month, certainly helped persuade members out, including some new ones who eventually tracked us down at the rear of the pub. Once again, The Red Lion’s hard-working team did us proud and we enjoyed a thoroughly enjoyable evening in great surroundings accompanied by excellent food.


Fine detailing on Guards Red 944

Cofee Cruise Looking out of the window early on Sunday morning, it came as a very pleasant surprise, almost a shock, to see clear blue skies overhead. This made the drive over to Burford especially enjoyable and allowed us to gather and socialise on the hotel’s rear terrace in the summer sunshine. The turnout was especially large with over 40 members and their partners driving their Porsches to Burford. Pleasingly, we were able to welcome more new faces, including several new Club members. If you’ve never been before, these informal gatherings at the Cotswold Gateway Hotel are held monthly and are where Club members chill out, drink coffee and natter with one another on a Sunday morning. There’s no need to let us know in advance; just turn up, order a coffee at the bar, walk over to the lounge and join the throng. One of us will make ourselves known to you and introduce you to other members.

The Garth Charity Classic and Performance Porsche Show Building on the success of last year’s event, the Region ran another fundraising event at Bicester. Once again, R31 member Wayne Singleton organised this brilliant fun family event that centred on a display of Porsches with the intention of raising funds for a local authority centre providing daytime support for adults with learning disabilities in the Bicester area.

The diary dates shown below are for guidance. Details of all Cotswold Region events can be found in the Cotswold Region Events section on the Club website and on our Facebook page ( Events may be changed or cancelled after the PP publication deadline, so please always check for any last-minute updates about events on the R31 Facebook page or Twitter feed (@PCGB_R31) before setting off to avoid disappointment. Drive carefully and we look forward to seeing you soon. Alan and Fiona

DIARY DATES 1 OCTOBER Sunday Brunch Scramble, Bicester 11 OCTOBER Monthly regional meeting – The Red Lion, Long Compton 22 OCTOBER Sunday Cofee Cruise at Cotswold Gateway Hotel 8 NOVEMBER Monthly Regional meeting – The Plough Inn, Alvescot near Carterton 26 NOVEMBER Sunday Cofee Cruise – Cotswold Gateway Hotel

Some of the 60 Porsches at the Garth Charity Classic and Performance Porsche Show


REGISTERS Register Director’s report By now the National Event at Ragley Hall will have been and gone. Going by the previous events at Hedingham and Oulton Park, it should have been another success for the team at the Clubhouse. I hope many of you managed to attend

356 Register Secretary Fred Hampton 01992 581580 –

912 Register Secretary Rowena Purdy 01472 399381 – Assistant Register Secretary Vacancy RECENT EVENTS Looking over the past month Each month I start my regular submission by using the previous year’s account as my template. This affords me the chance to look over the activities of yesteryear and reflect on the current year’s activities – or in this year’s case, lack of activities! As I look back over August with the aim of writing something of relative interest to my reader, it is very obvious just how quiet this month has been on the 912 front. Whilst drying off the 912 at Silverstone, I noticed that the topcoat on the bonnet had started to lift from the primer. The paint was good, the primer was bad. With a week’s sailing planned for mid-August with ‘Girls4Sail’ down in Cowes, I arranged to take the car to Andy at ‘Rust2Riches’ in Market Rasen for the work to be carried out whilst I was away enjoying myself. The bonnet, stripped and repainted, now looks as good as the rest of the car. I engaged in a very interesting series of emails with a 912 owner researching the provenance of the 912 and 914 engines. This brought up historical queries regarding facts about which I had no knowledge – even with my increasing library of 912 facts and figures. The queries fired up my ‘little grey cells’ and so I also had a scout around various books and articles – unfortunately though, I found no supportive

and enjoy the benefits of your membership. If you haven’t registered your particular car, or cars, with your relevant Register add your details via the PCGB website under your vehicle details - that way you will always receive up-todate information of any events that may interest you. Please make the most of all the benefits on offer. The Registers are here to provide support and help for all members. If you have an item of interest,

documents to answer his queries. I shall re-address the subject once the nights draw in and my time on my vegetable patch gets shorter and shorter. What a depressing thought! Not the vegetable patch, the thought of longer nights and darkness. With the impending ‘HERO Challenge’ coming up (probably as you read this) I also took the opportunity to get Andy to fabricate a stronger back plate for my Halda Twinmaster tripmeter, which now needs to be sent away for servicing before I fit it into the car. We are both attending the HERO-organised teaching day, the day before the challenge, where we will meet for the first time. No doubt I will be told of all the bits I need to get right in the car in order to satisfy the scrutineers and my sat nav will be taught the intricacies of average speeds, mileages and stop watch management whilst reading a map/road book at the same time and directing me down the correct route. While parking in my local Tesco car park, a customer with a full trolley accosted me, waiting until I parked to open up the conversation with the single word “Wow!” A discussion about the 912 model ensued during which he did admit to a liking for the more simple model Porsche such as the 912 - he currently owns a Carrera 2S. An hour later, after I hopefully managed to persuade him to join the Club, I finally got to do my shopping and fill up with petrol ready for the morrow and the event at East Kirby. Props and Pistons, East Kirby I spent the last Sunday of August with 32 or so owners of various Porsches at the local ‘Props and Pistons’ event in East Kirby, which was sponsored by Bush Tyres and supported ‘Bloodwise’, the blood cancer charity. A sea mist covered the coast of Lincolnshire as I drove to the venue first thing but, as expected, this burnt off fairly quickly once the sun heated up - although there was no wind to help! The sun proved to be as hot as forecast and reached a comfortable 28°C with clear blue skies and a bit of a breeze! Whilst Region 4 had its own dedicated show area, the airfield (previously RAF East Kirby, a Lancaster station during World War II) was covered with cars of various marques and makes. The ‘props’ version included numerous flying displays. A Spitfire 92

which you think may be suitable for publishing in PP or on the website, then please contact your Register Secretary. As always please continue to enjoy your cars and Club. Albert Walsh Register Director 07753 441730

from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flew in place of the planned, and unfortunately cancelled, Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane flypast owing to the grounding of the Merlin-engined aircraft, and a private Mk11 Spitfire was put through its paces to thrill the crowds. There were also two Chipmunks, a single Bulldog and, best of all to me, the only Blenheim still flying anywhere in the world. I had many an interested visitor asking about my 912. It always pleases me that the car is still of interest to members of the public. Many misidentify it as a 911, only to be shown the error of their ways! Isle of Wight What a week - some terrific sailing from Cowes to Salcombe on a night passage and back via Weymouth, during which we saw the new HMS Queen Elizabeth on her way to Portsmouth. We were also entertained by the Red Arrows, including an overfly by the ‘Synchro Pair’, when heading into Weymouth, and, on entering Cowes, a Spitfire flew overhead. It has rekindled my enthusiasm so I am now planning a return to Cowes to take a further theory course in November. If there is anyone around the island then – dates to be confirmed – perhaps we could meet up somewhere in West Cowes (I will be foot bound!) for a noggin and natter. Classics at the Castle I shall pen a report of the event for next month’s PP, as this edition gets published before the event. I hope I managed to see those of you who were there – if not, my apologies! At the time of writing, there should be at least four 912s at the show. Ragley Hall I was not in attendance so I would appreciate a report from anyone who was present. Just a few words will do. If you entered the Concours, and I hope somebody did, then I hope you were successful. FORTHCOMING EVENTS North Coast 500, May 2018 I have also managed to find myself a willing navigator/passenger for next year’s North Coast 500

Tour with Region 4. Her identity will be revealed nearer the time to spare her blushes – but I’m sure we’ll both have great fun driving some terrific roads in Scotland, especially down the west coast, and along others that are not actually on the route, but are just as interesting, if not more so! But we’ll have to wait until May to find out! Another edition, next month – please send me reports of your activities for inclusion in the 912 PP column. That’s it for this month so, as Jimmy Young used to say, “TTFN”. Rowena

Early 911 (2.0,2.2 &2.4) Register Secretary Ian McLeod 07539 033377 –

911 Sportomatic Register Secretary Peter Cook 01789 400832 –

911 Carrera RS

situations, there is enough slack in the wiring to allow this. The original Porsche wiring uses ‘uninsulated’ terminals rather than the more readily available red, blue or yellow plastic covered ‘insulated’ terminals. A crimping tool, specifically designed for uninsulated terminals, is required to refit these. There are simple crimpers available, which require separate operations to crimp the stripped wire section and the outer cover section, or more sophisticated versions, which combine these into one operation. The original Porsche terminals were then insulated using a rubber or neoprene sleeve - again a special expanding tool is required for this although a near identical result can be obtained using a short length of heat shrink tubing. Several other terminals in the loom required replacing using this method and there were also a number of broken or weakened wires - especially in the instrument lighting circuit, which uses very thin gauge wire. In this case the wires were soldered together and then insulated with a short length of heat shrink tubing - remember to slip this over the wire before soldering the two ends together. The H4 headlamps have a three-terminal connector, which ensures the correct connections but I found that these had, at some point, been removed and replaced by individual insulated terminals. I also found that the main and dipped beam wiring had been reversed at the fuse board, proving the point that the original style connectors need to be utilised to prevent an incorrect connection. Fortunately, I found that the original connectors are available although the ‘flag’ style terminals require yet another special crimping tool! I did however manage to overcome this with a soldering iron and the careful use of a set of pliers.

Register Secretary Fred Hampton 01992 581580 – Assistant Mike Chadwick 01454 232232 –

911 2.7 Carrera & 3.0 Register Secretary Guy White 01493 750278 Technical Assistant Tony Ruggles 01992 892333 Wiring loom repairs and re-fitting As part of the restoration of my 1974 Carrera 2.7 I am, at present, re-fitting the wiring looms and fuse boxes. The first task was to refit the looms for the interior lights and electric sunroof, which pass up the right and left windscreen pillars respectively. On sunroof models the metal drain tubes also route up these pillars leaving little space for the wiring. A length of gardening type metal wire was first passed from the top to the bottom of each pillar, fixed to the ends of the wiring looms using insulating tape and then pulled back through the pillars from bottom to the top. Unfortunately, due to the limited space with the sunroof drain tubes the terminals at the end of the wires made contact somewhere up the pillar making it impossible to pull them fully through. The terminals were therefore cut off making it possible for both looms to be pulled fully through the pillars - the wiring is shortened slightly but, in most

Restored headlamp wiring

The fuse board itself was refurbished using some paint stripper, a wire brush on a drill and some emery cloth before re-painting. The terminals on the fuse 93

panels were cleaned with a fine brass wire brush to ensure good electrical contact.

Restored fuse board

The next task is to refit the long front to back loom, which passes through a tube in the central tunnel, I’ll let you know how I get on with that next time! Guy

911 SC Register Secretary Paul Thompson 01531 822 305 07836 261 365 Technical Advisor David Sewell I’ve seen the light At the end of 2015 I fitted LumeTechnik LED headlights. They have been superb - especially on dipped beam - giving a well-controlled bright wide pool of light in front of my SC but causing no problems for oncoming motorists. At the time I was told they would not pass a MOT, but they did! I have recently read an article that states if a LED headlamp is fitted in a fully approved reflector/light unit they are legal - I am not breaking the law after all. The example given was of sealed beam headlights, which are no longer available; you are therefore allowed to purchase an approved reflector unit and to fit modern quartz halogen bulbs – logical. Coming back from Silverstone Classic (well done everyone - superb!) in the early evening I was pleased I had the units as a lot of cars were driving on their daylight running lights alone, which sitting low in the SC I found to be blinding. Even worse is catching up with a car with only DRLs on as they have no rear lights, but my excellent dipped headlights helped me to spot them. All cars with DRLs should have automatic headlamps by law... so there! Last week, my driver’s side window stopped working and, the following day, the opening roof jammed. I cannot complain - after all she is nearly 40 years old and I have never had any problems before. I will let you know what the problem is. Richard Langshaw’s SC Targa rebuild Now an update from Richard Langshaw who started the major rebuild shown last month: “The shell is basically stripped and the engine and gearbox are out - both as a result of using my own fair hands. Now the condition of the shell is known I’ve started to get repair estimates from local body shops. In the meantime, and whilst searching the classifieds for parts, I came across an advert for a perfectly decent rolling shell with a valid MOT. “As the seller lives just 10 miles away I popped down to see the car. The seller explained he was

splitting the engine and gearbox from the shell to progress another project. We came to an agreement on the price for the shell and I started formulating new plans. My only dilemma was the condition of my engine and gearbox. Neither had been used for over 10 years. I sought advice from numerous engine specialists and arranged for one of them to perform a leak test (£50 plus VAT). As you can imagine, the results of the leak test were dreadful and I was advised to get a top end engine rebuild and gearbox refurb. The only positive was that the cracked shaft moved really well. I took a huge punt and arranged for my engine and gearbox to be installed into the newly purchased shell. HP Motorsport in Essex undertook this. Two days later they called me to say the engine was running and the car was driving. Aside from a new set of HT leads and a proper service the car is good to go! I drove it home that very day. “Needless to say that the combined car does have a few niggles and it’s a non-matching numbers car, but it’s alive! “I do still have my original semi-stripped rotted rolling shell. It’s currently on eBay and I’m hoping to sell and invest any money made in the new combined car.” Well done Richard.

My old belt, of at least 25,000 miles and still looking deceivingly good, was bought from the local Porsche Centre and was being replaced with the same. It’s not an expensive item, so why buy elsewhere? The quality of the old belt meant that it hadn’t needed any adjustment during all those miles, so I counted the shims behind the pulley half as a guide to re-fitting. Charles was busy checking the pulley half, explaining it can fracture between the centre hole and the small holes, and also bridging the small holes. Pulley half, no cracks

Check the shims are properly centred on the shaft before final tightening - this can be a bit fiddly but not difficult. A shim out either way is plainly evident as it has a noticeable effect on tension. If doing this job, remember to fit all shims because missing out any of the outside shims may stop the nut properly tightening, bottoming out on its thread. The old belt was made in Mexico, the new in Germany, but otherwise both are very similarly printed up. I was slightly concerned to see the fine cracks on the inner surface of the old belt. They were not evident when fitted but clearly seen once off the car and with the belt gently bent back on itself. If your old belt is in reasonable condition, save it in your tool kit for emergency use, but do change the fan belt every four years. Perished belt


911 Carrera 3.2 Register Secretary Steve and Sue Edwards 02083 667770 Technical Advisor Charles Marsland 01732 848323 Fan belt replacement Previously, I’ve replaced the fan belt and been pleased with my results - it was due for replacement again. I had a new belt with me while I was changing the rear anti-roll bar drop links with Charles (see last month’s column) and he was kind enough to run through the process with me. I did need to pay careful attention, though, as it can be done so quickly by a professional. He had to stop occasionally so I could take photos and catch my breath!

The new belt was put in place, with four shims re-fitted behind the pulley and three in front, as before. The cup washer and nut were tightened, but the engine wouldn’t turn on the ‘brace’ - a test for belt tightness. The belt was too slack so a washer needed to be transferred from the back of the pulley half to the front to reduce the gap in the ‘V’, forcing the belt to rise on the pulley adding tension. Tightening the nut turned the engine over, with the recommended 5-10mm belt deflection. The ‘C’ spanner handle was then locked against the other side of the engine carrier frame and nut secured.

Charles gave the following tips. With the car toolkit, use the engine carrier to lock the ‘C’ spanner handle against while using the 24mm brace (a similar shaped tool to the wheel nut brace) to undo the fan pulley nut. With the nut removed, the cup washer, shims (rather like thin washers) and pulley half will come away allowing the belt to be removed. There will be a number of shims either side of the pulley; these provide the adjustable tensioning of the belt.

‘C’ spanner handle arrowed, locked on engine carrier

Cup washer and four shims


Thanks for the help and advice, Charles; I must have doubled the fitting time due to the photo stops! Over the years, the black plastic cover for the 24mm nut may go missing, as mine had when I purchased the car. The replacement part number is 911 603 129 00 and makes a distinct cosmetic difference when fitted. The belt is called the narrow v-belt part 999 192 176 5A, previously ending with 50, there is also another similar size belt, so beware. Belt failure warning: I can’t impress how important this simple and possibly mundane looking item is, any failure of the belt must be taken very seriously. A failure of this low cost item could cause a wallet meltdown due to an overheated engine failure. If your alternator warning light comes on whilst driving, stop the car as soon as possible, and I’d recommend not restarting the car until the failed belt has been replaced. Replacing brake fluid The next item on the agenda was to replace the brake fluid. I was looking for ATE Racing Blue, as it would indicate when the current old gold colour fluid had been flushed through. I say old, but I like to change the fluid each year. From searches on the web, it seems that the blue dye was outlawed by the US and EU a while ago, but I didn’t see a reason and it isn’t going to change the availability. I’ll have to continue to guess how many pedal pumps it could take at each wheel to get the job done. It’s always less than a litre of fluid in total, so a generous number of pumps will do it. What are you going to do with the fresh fluid leftovers anyway? The freedom of movement of the rear caliper pistons was checked too, as these are

more prone to sticking than the fronts during braking. I understand this is because they move less. Handbrake grip replacement Back home and another little job. Due to a small crack on top at the button end, the grip needed replacing for cosmetic reasons. I’d put up with it for so long and decided it was high time I fixed it - the grip was only about £10 from the Porsche Centre. It was only when I was about to fit it that I thought about how it was secured, did I need a special glue? I thought I’d investigate how the old one was attached. As it was cracked, I could rotate it side to side a little and managed to wriggle it forward, inching it off the metal handle as I did so. It revealed a solid milky looking substance underneath that remained firmly attached to the hand brake lever and had a smooth surface. With the old grip off the lever, I could see there was a keyway at the lower front end that orientated the grip. I thought I’d try it out over this old glue to see how snug it fitted. All went well, sliding on with a building resistance, with just a few gentle taps from a rubber mallet to finish the job, and the keyway nicely slotted home. I can’t budge the grip now it is fitted, so I think the job is done with no adhesive necessary. I’m pleased it turned out to be a quick simple job without any complexity and a nice new grip in place. Steve and Sue

911 Carrera Club Sport

A Speed Yellow 964 looking good

Luckily our numbers were swelled on the day by a couple of 964 RS models and a road-going Cup car. It was so cramped in the area that I had marked out at 7am that one 964 owner, who had opted to drive the track during lunchtime, wasn’t able to park with our group as his place had been usurped by a latearriving RS. It was a good meet-up with new and old friends and to see some classic car racing to boot. This year a large amount of prime parking space was taken up by the Club tent, I don’t know why it was situated there. Great to meet up with friends and see some classic racing

Register Secretary Alan Cordery 01798 344481 –

964 Register Secretary David Bladon 07771 194507 – Register Assistant Paul Matthews 07768 483559

RECENT EVENTS 30 April Donington Classic What seems like an age ago now, I organised a 964 meet-up. There were about six that signed up on the Forum, so I guess it’s not a popular event with the majority of 964 owners.

964 Carrera RS Register Secretary Melvin Spear 07860 595355 –

993 Register Secretary Maurice Piper Register Assistant Christian Sanger 07968503385 –

993 Carrera RS

The weather was good if rather cool, although what can you expect for the end of April? It was good to see some customised 964s; the one above looking like the RUF Yellowbird was looking really good. At the moment, I don’t have a great deal of time for writing, as I’m in the middle of renovating two properties, so my apologies for not sending any copy in last month.

Register Secretary Paul Howells 01594 833238 –

996 Register Secretary Andy Willis 07775 138527


964 Register at Donington Classic


A repeated warning to Cabriolet owners I have had a few emails recently from unlucky owners who have suffered an expensive bill due to the consequence of blocked water drain tubes. I ran an article on this same subject two years ago in PP and thought it prudent to bring it to members’ attention again. The main issue is that when the rear drain holes get restricted or blocked, water gets into the cabin and under the seats right where the ECU and alarm module are all located. This ultimately leads to these components failing and one very expensive bill. Most owners would be blissfully unaware of any issue until it was too late - especially as there’s no mention of this in the manual and it won’t be done on any service schedule. As our cars get older these drains need to be checked more regularly. It’s almost inevitable the above will happen unless the drains are cleared. It’s not a hard job.

The following is a brief guide together with three photos.

Ian Bevis’ 2002 Turbo

Rear wheel liner

Blocked drain tube

REGISTER MEMBERS IN PRINT Ian Bevis Ian spent over three years looking for a Turbo until this genuine perfect example came along. It’s a 2002 one-owner car with 40,000 miles and full history. I must say it looks fantastic.

Enjoy your 996… Andy DIARY DATES 1 OCTOBER Bicester Heritage Sunday Scramble 10-12 NOVEMBER NEC Classic Car Show

Richard’s C4S

997 Register Secretary Clive Wratten Register Assistant Jonathan Lennard

Cleared drain tube

The rear drain outlets are located behind the inner plastic wheel arch liners, in the lower front section of the rear wheel arch. After removing the rear wheels and the liners to gain access (see photos), you may well find them restricted or completely blocked with what can only be described as a black silt. The outlet itself consists of a simple plastic check valve with a rubber flap. If you remove the rubber seal it’s quite easy to clear the tube with something like a small flexible test tube brush. The tube has a 90-degree bend about three inches in. However, the end of the pipe is removable (which won’t be immediately obvious) so you should be able to get this off and do a thorough job. Finally testing with a jug of water through the channels under the clam shell should show it to be all clear. So hopefully, as long as owners remember to do this as part of their regular cleaning routine, this is the end of the problem. If you are unable to tackle the issue yourself make sure you get whoever services your car to do it for you. 996 technical issues Please keep your 996 technical questions coming through via phone or email to me or Gary Sorrell ( You can also use the Forum to contact Richard Hamilton.

Richard Clark Richard from R7 (Yorkshire) sent me a photo of his beautiful C4S in Speed Yellow. Richard acquired it in April 2016 and has loved every minute of his ownership. He enjoys nothing better than touring round the Yorkshire Dales and Moors in his ‘Yellow Peril’ with a few friends in their cars.

With other Registers starting to help members with DIY tutorials we thought we’d join in. We have had a message from Graham Kerr, with photos of his lovely 997 C4 S, describing how he has improved his car. A very common flaw on 997s is the poor visual condition of the wheel hubs - certainly an area for improvement on Clive and my 997s. Graham Kerr’s stunning C4S

Mike Plevin Mike from Cheshire recently acquired this totally unmolested two-owner 2000 C4 Cabriolet with just over 50,000 miles and full history, complete with a few nice options, including embossed sports seats, an upgraded sound system and turbo alloys.

Mike Plevin’s 2000 C4

A very warm welcome to all new members and please remember, if you would like an image of your 996 (preferably yourself with it) published in this column, then just email me a photo together with a few words if possible, for inclusion. 99

This is how Graham enhanced his hubs: “Since I got the car it has had a few things done to it, new steering rack, all coolant pipes and a very nice Dansk stainless steel exhaust system. There was one small job that I did want to carry out, however - to paint the hub portions of the brake discs, which, being an unpleasant mix of grey and rust, always looked very dowdy. At the same time, with the wheels removed, it offered the opportunity to get rid of all traces of previous stuck on wheel weights and to give the insides of the wheels a really good clean and polish. OK, this is a bit on the anorak side of things but, once done, the wheels remain very easy to keep clean.

“I gave the hubs a light rub over and masked off the brake calipers against any paint overspray then gave the hubs a couple of light coats of satin black with my detail spray gun. However, an aerosol can would do an equally acceptable job. “With the wheels off the car the hardest part was removing the old adhesive from the sites of the redundant wheel weights. After a fair amount of elbow grease I found the best stuff to get the glue off was cellulose thinners and petrol - quite a nice cocktail, I know. Just don’t breathe too much and don’t light up a fag - and don’t tell ‘elf n safety! As a result, with a once over with T-Cut followed by a good polish, the wheels looked great. I cleaned and painted the lug nuts and wiped the threads with some anti-seize grease and, after a morning’s work, everything is looking rather good in the wheel department.”

Graham’s enhanced wheel hubs…

The first hour was run in three groups – novice, intermediate and advanced - with each group being given 20 minutes’ track time. Then, for the remainder of the evening, it was open pit lane. The event put no pressure on the drivers to go faster than they wanted to. A big thanks to Steve and his team for making the event go so well. Jonathan Lennard on track in the wet at Brands Hatch

Clive Wratten takes the same corner at the 997 Register track evening

FORTHCOMING EVENTS 29 September – 2 October Register Autumn Tour – Loire Valley, France All the fortunate attendees are eagerly anticipating this ‘sell out’ event. Alan Stoneham has worked for days planning the routes for the trip and I am sure everyone will have a blast.

…and a close up

Clive and I wish you the very best and enjoy your 997s. Clive and Jonathan

991 Register Secretaries Phil Graham 01625 524596 – Kenny Robinson 07768 862280 - August Another month has flown by, starting with a great 991/997 display at the Beaulieu Supercar Extravaganza and finishing with our Region 5 Gold Cup over the bank holiday weekend. Many thanks to Clive White for co-ordinating the entries for Beaulieu. Unfortunately Clive couldn’t attend the event due to his wife Judy’s hospitalisation. Judy is now on the mend following some tricky knee surgery and hopefully should soon be able to enjoy their new white Turbo S and attend the Christmas party. The Gold Cup at Oulton Park has now become Region 5’s flagship event and has grown over the last five years mainly through the determination of Allan Crosby who is now officially the Regional Organiser. Ably assisted by the R5 committee and a willing group of members, the Gold Cup has support from the Club thus making it an important National Event and producing a professional Porsche presence to the envy of all other car clubs. Kenny has had a busy month - with lots of golf - but, more importantly, we now have a seven-night European trip posted and filled within 24 hours. For a few others and myself this will be a first experience of driving the Alpine passes in a Porsche. Great job Kenny and I’m really looking forward to it. Talking of golf, we are thinking of organising a 991 Golf Day – I’m no good with the bats but I would love to drive a buggy. Please let us know if there is any interest there. RECENT EVENTS 5-6 August Beaulieu Supercar Showdown The Supercar Showdown attracted a good mix of 991s, 997s and a few other models. With those booked directly through Beaulieu the 86 members’ cars swelled to over 100.

RECENT EVENTS 30 August 997 Register track evening at Brands Hatch It was a very wet and gloomy afternoon as we attended Steve Kevlin’s drivers’ briefing in the Kentagon at Brands Hatch. The weather, however, did not dampen the enthusiasm of the drivers at another sold out 997 Register event. There was a fascinating mix of Porsches - mainly 997s but also 944s, 993s, 996s, GT3s, Boxsters and Caymans. On hand were four top-notch ARDS instructors available to hire for 20-minute sessions. Given the wet weather and the need for wet weather lines this proved to be an invaluable investment. A wet Brands Hatch

Kenny’s 991 Carrera in Mexico Blue


Michael J B-H – your Targa, once again, but I didn’t get the chance to meet you – Phil!

FORTHCOMING EVENTS 2 December Christmas Party 991/997/ Macan Registers Once again Wroxall Abbey Hotel will be the venue for the joint 991, 997 and Macan Register Party with a Sunday morning run finishing up at Cornbury House for the Christmas Open Day. Last year, many members stayed both Friday and Saturday nights and enjoyed a visit to Sulgrave Manor with some good driving on the Saturday afternoon. Full details for booking are on the Club website and Forum - there may still be some places available. Phil DIARY DATES 6-8 OCTOBER – Dales Revisited **Fully booked** 2 DECEMBER Christmas Party 991/997/ Macan Registers

Apart from a Saturday lunchtime downpour, the weather was ideal making it a really enjoyable weekend. The rain made the display runs a little more interesting, as cars fought for grip up and down the short drag strip. This year runs were slowed with a crossroads at the half way point, which gave the crowds a chance to see the amazing array of supercars fiercely accelerating and heavily braking twice on each run and then repeating this in the opposite direction. This was a good opportunity to check the Porsches’ 0-60 and 60-0 times. The Club supported our display with a small marquee and plenty of tables and chairs, which provided shelter from the brief rain and shade from the hot sunshine. Once again PCGB put on a very professional display and our presence has been requested for 2018. Apart from the cars, Beaulieu offers a wide range of attractions including the house and gardens, the motor museum, the Top Gear exhibition, the monorail and an excellent restaurant. For those displaying cars there was complimentary hospitality in a dedicated marquee serving tea, coffee and soft drinks along with homemade pastries and cakes until midafternoon each day. The minimum cost was £80 for two people over the weekend but, for those displaying, it was completely free plus the hospitality. This more than covered an annual PCGB membership. Huge thanks go to Beaulieu, PCGB, Clive, the helpers and all those who brought along their cars to produce a superb display. 26-28 August Gold Cup Oulton Park Many months of planning and perfect weather made this year’s event the most successful and enjoyable one to date and truly established this now National Event in the PCGB calendar.

Andrew Rogers’ Sapphire Blue GT3 and Jamie Cooke’s Ultraviolet GT3 RS

The spacious marquee provided a friendly atmosphere to relax, socialise and connect with everyone. The Gas Coffee Company served 1,200 barista coffees from the 356 machine and the Club Shop enjoyed a healthy turnover. Memberships and renewals were good and it was nice to see Jamie Cooke, who I met at the Turbo S Exclusive Series preview, finally signing up after many years of Porsche ownership. Friend and fellow GT3 owner, Andrew Rogers, also joined. A warm welcome goes to you both and your fine cars. With a record 270 plus cars attending over the weekend there were many 991 Gen 1 and Gen 2 models. It was good to meet up again with Dave and Christine Woods with their fabulous black Targa, having met earlier in the year at our Portmeirion get together. Many thanks go to all who made this a top event and to all those enthusiasts who provided a fabulous display of Porsches.

930 (911 Turbo) Register Secretary John Ward 01844 237508 – Not much to report this month, other than two little snippets. Firstly, regarding the matter of post rebuild oil leaks reported last month; whilst researching something else I found that RSR Engineering down in Hampshire offer a two-year/24,000-mile warranty on all work that they undertake, including engine and transmission rebuilds. Given the company’s good reputation, I would have felt this was well worth checking out. Secondly, whilst recognising that some sectors of the Porsche market have softened, the prices achieved recently at auction by the very best cars have been remarkable. Hopefully by the time you read this we will have caught up with some of you in person at Ragley Hall. John and Penny

Dave and Christine Woods with their lovely Targa

Congratulations Tony on your new GT3 - the first through Wilmslow and the first I have seen up close. Dave and Michelle Trafford (top left) seem to approve!

Tony Richardson’s GT3 in GT Silver with Satin Aluminium wheels


The type of quality that sells – full history and near Concours presentation


The classic 914 teapot pose

Register Secretary Kevin Clarke 07946 080454 – Assistant Rob Taylor 07900 164546 – International Events Co-ordinator Bruce Manning 07887 380914 – RECENT EVENTS South East Classic Car Show At 9.14am on a bright sunny Sunday morning we meet for breakfast at the ‘7 Diner’, an American diner in Polhill, Kent ready for our drive to the South East Classic Car Show, which was at ‘The Bull’ on Chelsham Common near Warlingham in Surrey. After breakfast, Bruce Manning, who had set the route to the event, handed out the directions.

use of a great photo opportunity with the backdrop of the Hawker Hurricane and the Supermarine Spitfire at the entrance. After some more zigzagging our way across the Kent/Surrey border we arrived at The Bull and parked up amongst the classic cars on display. We had a good look around those on display before having a group picnic. Capel Classic Car and Bike Show We met at Pease Pottage Services on the M23 for a run to our morning snack stop - the Milk Churn Coffee Shop in Rudgwick, West Sussex. They make their own cheese the ‘Sussex Charmer’ and their cheese on toast is wonderful. After relaxing, having coffee and cheese on toast we then headed for the Capel Classic Car and Bike show and the accompanying Village Show in Surrey via a route again plotted by Bruce Manning.

914 Register at the ‘7 Diner’

We all followed Bruce in the lead car as we zigzagged our way along the country lanes but, half way along the route, Brian McDonald’s and Kate Maynard’s 914 just cut out and wouldn’t restart. Well, as ever, I sprung into action to rectify the problem. This gave me the perfect excuse to wear my new bright orange overalls with a 914 on the chest pocket that Bruce had bought for me in the event of any breakdowns on 914 Register runs. It wasn’t long till I found the problem - a bad crimp connector. A new one was fitted and Brian and Kate were back up and running.

Enjoying coffee and cheese on toast at the Milk Churn

At the show the 914s lined up to form a display and the 914 group enjoyed the charm of both the car show and village show. It was also a farewell to Brian and Kate’s ’71 Bahia Red 1.7 as they had decided to sell it on for another person to enjoy. They’re taking delivery of a 914 fitted with a six-cylinder engine and looking like a GT race car that they’ve had built for them in the US. Colin Barratt is the lucky new owner of their 914 - welcome to the 914 Register and back to being a 914 owner. Colin first had a 914 back in the 1970s and we look forward to seeing him and his 914 at a future event.

The Biggin Hill Hurricane and Spitfire

924 except GT Register Secretary Paul Hedges 07940 441452 (6-10pm) History I have been asked to carry out a database search for two people who have asked me to trace cars. The first is a former owner of a particular car HOI 185 (previously EUC 869V) who is looking for a paper trail to lead him to the current owner. Early indications are that it may still be on the road. If you recognise these plates then give me a call? Otherwise, the PCGB trail goes cold. The second is a potential owner looking for previous PCGB owner history. Of course, I always have to comply with Data Protection but, where possible, I can research and try to get permissions. In this case I could trace this car through 13 years, two owners and three addresses. Vehicle history is a specific, interesting and immersive topic and I have a massive amount of data on my car alone. Wheels “Hi Paul, I’m wondering if you can help me! I have a time warp 1981 LHD non-sunroof 924 with 6,000 miles on the clock! You may have seen it on the 924 Forum or from the Silverstone 2016 Porsche auction. “I recently had the wheels refurbished. However, I’m not happy with the colour – the paint shop did them in bright silver rather than the mid grey, which I think they should be. “Do you know where I might be able to get a paint code or colour reference for them please? I’m going to try Porsche GB and also the PC Bristol as they have one for sale, which I presume they restored as part of the restoration competition. Any info would be gratefully received.

Happy Fourteening… Our next stop on the journey was outside St George’s Chapel of Remembrance at Biggin Hill Airport - to make

“Many Thanks, Keir Edmonds.” Kevin That’s an interesting question Keir. Apart from the obvious special editions, has the colour code of the eight spoke wheels always stayed the same? Tyres “I have four brand new tyres that I need to dispose of as follows: Pirelli P6000 185/70 R15 89V N2. “My car was fitted with a new set of these when I purchased it and these were also part of the deal. They retail at around £220 each including VAT. If you know anyone who might be interested for the four, either collection from Bradford on Avon or plus carriage. Tel: 01225 863050 Mobile: 07899 925827. “Many thanks and kind regards, Allan Windmill.”

South East Classic Car Show at The Bull, Chelsham Common


Remanufactured Parts #14 Each month I feature a part that is featured for each model of 924 (as well as other models they apply to). Its inclusion 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. Remember 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! Rear axle cotter pin 5x45: 90002102502 - 356 (1950–1965), 924 (1976–1985), 944 (1982–1985) Hexagon nut: 99903404001 - 924 (1976–1985), 924 Turbo (1979–1982) Air box: 94411035804 - 924 S (1986–1988), 944 (1982–1991) More next month…

London area may have exceeded £50,000. The UK is not alone with high prices - US websites are claiming even higher prices and one or two cars in Germany with really low kilometres have done really well. On the early cars, from 1977/8 to 1980, UK prices seem more variable, there being fewer cars to choose from in the all important pristine finish. When you joined the Club you did not automatically join The 928 Register, this means you may have not seen the 250-page spiral bound ‘The 928 Register Handbook’. If you want to join the 928 Register then consider it now by emailing me at or have a look at the book cover on the 928 Register News section of the Club website. You will also find more information on the handbook and previous 928 events in this Register section, including all the pictures from Brooklands in May.

to the team from PC Leeds and the driver. The 10-lap race, the last of the day, was well worth the wait to see it moving in anger. It finished ninth overall and third in class with a broken fan belt. On a rolling road it pumps out 308hp, so it’s not short of breath - and sounds really good too!


930 Turbo SE Register Secretary Robert Day 07786 396925 (evenings)

924 Carrera GT

16 July Scotland in the 928 headlights Malcolm Lovie in Region 2 (Scotland North) runs a blue GTS (page 60 in The Real 928 Handbook) and won a prize at their joint Concours with Region 1 (Scotland South) for ‘best front-engined car’ as well as the day’s ‘members’ favourite’. He also managed to drive his 911 to the same event and won a prize with that too. A good day out for his family of cars, he had to leave the 924 Turbo at home, or he might have cleaned up all the awards!

Register Secretary Ricky Caesar 07796 935550 –

… and under the bonnet

A media team was busy all day interviewing Richard and filming the race. See porschetribe/drivetribe - all the interesting bits should be on the site by now, but enter ‘928’ in the search section to get to the action on the day.

928 Register Secretary David Hemmings 07768 983743 – Assistant Register Secretary Andrew Brierley 01204 491573 – How many 928s in the UK? The Register has now passed 825 cars since inception in 1992-3, each one a different chassis/ VIN number. Porsche Cars GB imported approximately 4,500 from Stuttgart during the 18 years of production. Full assembly and engines for a 928 all took place at the factory, unlike current 2017 production, which has long since outgrown the original sites in the city. The DVLA at Swansea provide ‘On the Road’ and SORN estimates suggesting that approximately 2,200 are still roadworthy, so let’s say that around half of the 4,500 are still around. This helps to explain the recent price rises. Although, with the bank rate at less than one per cent it’s quite possible that many recent ‘new’ owners have invested some of their savings into a 928 - no doubt happy in the knowledge that they can enjoy a gently appreciating asset. This column has presided over many an article bemoaning the depreciation of the car, but times have changed for the better and the prices now look more sustainable too, with perhaps a slight cooling in some of the optimistic London prices - the highly priced cars have not moved off the shelf. There are GTS models that have sold for in excess of £40,000 and it’s not fantasy that some cars in the

A view into the cockpit of Porsche Cars GB’s early 1978-9 928…

The 1978-9 4.5-litre 928 being driven by Richard Attwood at Oulton Park

Malcolm Lovie’s blue 1994 GTS

27 August 928 Register at Oulton Park We counted 12 cars in our 928-reserved parking, including the Speed Yellow GTS racer belonging to Graham Saul. His car was static that day and not racing, but another 928 in the paddock was racing - one belonging to Porsche Cars GB and managed by Steve Pottinger from their Reading office. Graham Saul’s Speed Yellow 1994 GTS

Porsche have chosen to promote the ‘Classic’ brand with an early 928 from ’78/’79 and it’s being driven by racing Le Mans legend Richard Attwood. I had first seen this car on display at our Silverstone Classic event in July, but this was the first opportunity to see the full detailed interior and take a look under the bonnet, as well as being able to talk 105

Richard Attwood in the ‘working paddock’ chatting to the author and signing his ‘Real 928 Handbook’

The next race is at Spa in Belgium on 16-17 September, followed by Silverstone on 21-22 October and the final race will be the Walter Hayes Trophy on 4-5 November, again at Silverstone. FORTHCOMING EVENTS 4 November 928 UK Anniversary meet The 928 UK Anniversary meet, now in its 18th year, is to be held at The Merry Miller in Cothill near Oxford ( If you have not been before then you are missing the opportunity for a good quality lunch coupled with serious 928 chatting! We start arriving from 11am onwards and finish around 3pm. Anyone with a 928 is welcome. A small prize will be awarded to the furthest travelled car on the day - make a note of your mileage. Last year it was Preston, over 250 miles! Inform Andrew Brierley if you are attending. When the car park is full with 30-plus cars there is another on the opposite side of the road. Note - there is a 30mph speed limit in the village.

gauges is produced by three, three-watt bulbs and is then reflected and refracted through three large clear plastic pieces, which are silver painted on the outer sides, shining it onto the dials from the lower front edge of the pod. The silver paint however gets old and flakes off, dimming the light transmission considerably. I don’t like very bright dash lights at night, but mine were barely visible, so some similar sized LED lamps were purchased from the local car accessory shop and a suitable rainy day awaited. I didn’t have long to wait!

David Old and new

944 Register Secretary Mike Pollock 07811 944953 – Assistant Register Secretary Andy Watson 07920 589750 (6pm-9pm Mon-Fri and 9am-6pm weekends) Technical Advisor Jon Mitchell 01202 488800 (during normal working hours) Hello. This month I have been quite busy with various things, from my wife’s poetry book launch to three separate carnivals in my home city of Leicester, so I have had to squeeze Porsche bits in. I have managed a Club night, the TOTEM (Region 8’s Tour Of The East Midlands), a couple of other car events and meeting a number of members, and non-members, with 944s - including a young man who has just been given a 1985 model by his grandfather. This was bought new and regularly used by him until 15 years ago, when it was left outside. As you can imagine, it is now in a bit of a state but the grandson has already restored a Mini. Work will start shortly with family help. There is no set timescale but it will be done properly, as befits such a family heirloom. I did the upgrading of my dash lights a few months ago… Dodgy dash lights Very dim dash lights are a well-known issue for oval dash 944s. The light used to illuminate the

Removing the dash pod is quite straightforward for me. I have a small diameter Momo steering wheel and hub, so don’t need to remove it first. I think a standard wheel must be removed. There are eight screws holding the dash and vent trim - three in the vents (take care not to lose any down the vents!), three above the gauge pod and two below next to the column. There are four more holding the pod itself – again, it is easy to drop these. The back of the pod has three multi-pin connectors, which have locking levers either end. These need pushing up and then rotating outwards. If the levers don’t rotate easily, they have not cleared the locking nub - do not force them, they will break! With the levers at 90 degrees to the normal position, the connectors are easily removed and the pod can be withdrawn. The three lamps can then be withdrawn in their holder and replaced. Just this will make a difference.

squashed down with heat. They are quite easily removed with a small screwdriver. I removed the remainder of the paint with cellulose thinners. Then, using a little contact adhesive on the edges, I stuck some kitchen foil on. Each reflector was then refitted using hot adhesive Reflectors with new aluminium covering

from a glue gun on the top of the locating pins. Finally the whole bottom was covered with tape to prevent damage to the foil when reassembling, which is just the reverse of above, whilst taking care to seat the trip meter switch carefully in its hole, just to the side of the pod.

Pod with reflectors in place and taped over

Testing with an LED torch in the lamp chamber – old and new – showed quite a difference (I could not photograph this). I put stainless steel rings around the gauges some time ago. A friend who had a 968, now replaced by a 997, gave them to me - thanks Tony.

LED and filament

But, I wanted to have a look at the reflectors as well - there is a dimmer if it ends up too bright! The reflectors are retained by the holes in the side lugs, which go over a plastic pin, which is then Cleaned reflectors

Original reflectors


Pod with bezels

Bezels peened over at the back

I had no fitting instructions and initially tried, unsuccessfully, to glue them in. I then placed them in position and, with the metal being thin, flared it out behind the hole. I don’t know the make of them, or if any others fit like this, but these did and I like the look! With everything reassembled I just need for it to get dark. Finished article!

Well, I am very pleased! The above photo was taken at night, with no street lighting and is just about perfect for me. Hope that helps brighten someone’s day. Please send me notes about anything you have been to or been doing with or to your 944s, I love to hear about them. Also, keep an eye on PP for upcoming events. One thing that will be happening in November is the Officials’ Conference; so if you have any 944-related issues, please let me know. Cheers Mike

968 Register Secretary Ken Coad 01923 262960 – Assistant Register Secretary Richard Warburton Technical Advisor Alex Eacock 01213 282225 Hello 968 drivers. RECENT EVENTS 5 August Goodwood Transaxle Rendezvous How about that! Well done everybody for the brilliant turnout. 968s, 924s, 944s and 928s - they just kept coming, and coming. We filled one car park called Gasolene Alley and used another overspill parking area opposite. With banners, the Club van and PCGB staff in attendance it was a very professional event. Thanks to the greatly appreciated Ricky Ceaser for positioning the cars lined up looking like a Le Mans start in echelon. Glorious Goodwood, well almost. It had other attractions – a circuit sprint involving PCGB members competing, plus various aircraft activities, semi race cars to peruse and action on the circuit, looking like a must-repeat event for next year. I hope to be continuing as organiser. I reckon we had 14 968s and more than 30 944s, along with a few 924s and 928s. The total was well over 60 cars, plus three 924 Carrera GTs. Well done everybody. Now for something completely different… I have just returned from the Nürburgring and the Nordschleife circuit in the 968 with my godson Ian. We spent time watching the Oldtimers races and visiting the pits with my godson’s mates who were prepping the Formula One racers.

Putting on the miles? Yes indeed - I will soon need to start thinking about belt changes etc. Having driven over 500 miles to the race circuit the car was going well. (The round trip to Germany added another 1000 miles to the car!) The hospitality was great - we had purchased VIP tickets and were treated to three meals a day plus whatever drinks we wanted, at any time of the day. Surprisingly very few Brits were there. However, we did meet up with Charles Smith and his charming wife in their 968 Cabriolet. Good company - we had a few laughs. It seems we were the only two Brits with 968s. We averaged over 65-70mph, despite having to drive through torrential rain, and the car went brilliantly - until the trip home. Quite literally on the final leg in the UK the ammeter started to show a discharge, so we stopped and called up assistance through Lockton Insurance who had a man in a van temporarily sort it. It seems the gauge might be playing up. Now I have a few other irritating niggles like the central locking etc (but more on that next month), plus my Porsche sat nav needs updating with the latest maps. Porsche can sort it for £80 - how annoying is that! More updates next month and maybe a few words from Chris. Finally, I think I have exceeded my insurance mileage quota again…

car for a final judging. This year many dealerships are restoring Boxsters to mark the end of its 20th Anniversary celebrations. In addition to preparing a car the Centres must then compete in a dedicated, three-round Porsche Classic Restoracing Championship run by PCGB at Brands Hatch, Silverstone and Donington Park. If you would like to follow the progress at your local dealership, follow the links (under ‘About Us’ and ‘News & Events’) on their website, if they are taking part. I will let you know when dates and ticket prices have been released in order for us to support this exciting event.

Assistant Register Secretary More good news - this time concerning the 968 Register. Chris Sweeting, 968 owner and Club Membership Secretary, has accepted the position of Assistant Register Secretary. I am delighted to have someone to share the Register with and hope Chris will come up with some cracking ideas for Register get-togethers. Welcome on board Chris, and thanks to Richard Warburton.

New members This month we welcome Tom and Jill Frost who have added a fabulous Boxster 981 GTS to their current 996 Turbo. We also welcome James Goolnik who, after much searching, finally found his dream car - a 2011 Spyder, which he found via PCGB. Welcome to the Register. Don’t forget that the new ‘cars for sale’ section on the Club website is a great way to find your perfect car.

Racing Boxster on Porsche Cars GB stand at Silverstone Classic


Boxster Register Secretary Tracy Wilkins 01992 450740 – Assistant Secretary Cliff Wilkins Contact details as above Technical Advisors Steve Winter Nick Pike 02089 607 111 (evenings and weekends) At the time of writing I am making the final preparations for our Paragon visit and also the Boxster Register parking area at Ragley Hall. There will be a full report on both in next month’s PP. At the end of July we attended the Silverstone Classic and, as always, it was great to meet new members. The infield parking for the post-1997 cars was so impressive that over the three days we spent a lot of time just admiring some fabulous cars. I have never seen so many Boxsters, especially Spyders and GTS models, in one place. The Classic is always a brilliant weekend and, if you are one of the few that haven’t attended, I can thoroughly recommend it. Porsche classic restoration competition Over the last couple of years Porsche has held a restoration competition amongst its dealerships in which every dealership entering has to fully restore a 108

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And finally Over the last 20 years of Porsche ownership I have seen many Boxsters being used to transport items, such as bicycles and wheelchairs, but I have never seen anything quite like one being used to transport a... penny-farthing! Nick Doczi, past Director of PCGB, sent over the following photos of his long time friend Alan Price transporting his very own penny-farthing in his new 718. As you can see the penny-farthing is Alan’s pride and joy. Thank you so much Nick for the photos they really made my day.

time to set a date in September as intended. I will once again post on the Forum to choose a date when a good number can meet up in October. There is a large multi-storey car park next to the museum and even a jousting yard but I don’t think there are any jousting events planned. If this one is a success, then next spring’s get-together could possibly be Warwick Castle where they do have a number of events or exhibitions each year. Could anyone with suggestions for other venues please email me? Bear in mind that I do try to make such get-togethers reachable for as many attendees as possible without the need for overnight stays.

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assembly floor than a robotic, thumping etc. factory floor. Exquisite pieces of carbon fibre, polished metal and great paint schemes were all in evidence. It was fascinating to see the cars being built, with their different owner options. But, it is sad to think that most are never used - more of a £2m piece of mobile art than ‘use on the road’ car. Perhaps the lack of height adjustable suspension makes them impossible for any speed bump-ridden town, perhaps they are just too good looking to get dirty, or perhaps they are as easy on the eye moving as standing still – who knows. As we toured the floor I did notice one non-Pagani parked. It was explained that it was one of Horacio Pagani’s personal cars, one where he stumped up the cash to buy it. What car was it, well... a Porsche 918, of course – what else; you know it makes sense. Alas, we were not allowed to take pictures inside the production area but the following of the Huayra in the reception area is an example of the wonderful and weird machines they build.

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TECHNICAL Q&A Question: Hi Steve. I would like to know if the windscreen on my 2005 Boxster is ‘athermic’. I wish to use a motorway ‘bip and go’ device. Normal installation on such windscreens is in the shaded area behind the rear view mirror. Your help would be much appreciated. Steve: Hi. As far as I know the Boxster windscreen isn’t athermic. We have a 2006 Boxster ourselves and I have used the French péage thing on the glass many times with no issues. As we travel to the continent a lot in different cars I just hold it up as I approach the gate rather than stick it to the glass. Thanks Steve for your reply. On returning from our recent trip to Honfleur with R24 it was very interesting to see this query as many members on the trip were using the tag either on their windscreens or with the passenger holding it up on approach to the toll without any problems. Certainly something I will consider for our next trip.

Register Secretary Alex Drobik 01628 620702 – Musings on Le Mans I was not surprised by Porsche’s decision to pull out of LMP 1 – after two close shaves with the Toyota team, and this year’s WEC finely balanced, a new car platform would have been needed to be competitive next year. As any good boxer knows, there is a time to quit whilst ahead and the factory took that decision. The move to ‘electric’ makes sense – mostly… but I am wondering if the 2017 Le Mans race was the last of the fire, sound and speed races. I cannot see electric cars doing anything useful at Le Mans for a decade - maybe longer. Do we want to see slower cars having to come in every five laps to swap car or a battery pack? Is driver skill now going to be totally focused on smooth driving to preserve electric power? Will cars need flashing lights to announce their arrival as being so quiet they could pass you by without notice? I am hoping I am wrong, but I am happy that I was at the 2017 Le Mans race.

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Cars and things I had a holiday in Italy driving down to the lakes area, before heading on to Salzburg, passing Stuttgart and then to Koblenz before returning to Blighty. In Italy, we did find time to visit the Pagani factory – more of an

Register Secretary Kevan Sutherns 07733 318671 – This year we have had the Porsche Pageant at Chatsworth, which was a good event blessed with good weather, the midweek get together at Duxford museum, which went well with a good turnout of Caymans, Silverstone Classic and, most recently, the National Concours event at Ragley Hall. I had planned on having another informal meet towards the north in September, since Duxford is in the south. At Duxford I stated that it would be at the Royal Armouries in Leeds but somehow ran out of

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On our way home we stopped off at the Porsche museum – it was a handful of miles from the motorway we were using. As usual, it’s a great mix of cars, all presented better than when they left the factory. The picture below captures the racing legend that is Porsche – yes, the 917s did make a better noise than the 919 Hybrid, and, yes, both had soul in a way I doubt fully electric cars will. Lastly, returning home via Germany, I was disappointed to note the state of the autobahn network – full of contraflows (no workers working on the repairs either), reduced speeds on long downhills (maybe German car brakes are not very good any more) and the type of driving you used to associate with countries with little driving experience. For once driving from the Channel Tunnel on the M20 and M25 and M4 felt like rapid and easy driving. Insurance I continue to be surprised by insurance companies. My company, Heritage, sent me a letter two weeks before renewal on the GT3 saying to call them and



check some details. Apart from the usual long wait – ‘your call is important please hold’ – the first few minutes were taken by someone trying to sell me a multi-car policy. I explained that this was unlikely to work as I have one car with track cover and the other not needing that. They checked, confirmed it would be an issue, and then explained they could not cover the GT3 at the same level as they dropped their motorsport cover – all in all a pretty useless discussion. Anyway, I am now talking with the original motorsport underwriters and thus far they have made more sense and gave me the feeling that they want the business – hopefully that will pan out OK.

production time. The supplying dealer would have documented the work and this illustrates the importance of retaining all paperwork for your car. Provenance is everything. Ralph asks, is bigger better? The introduction of the 4-litre Mezger engined 997 GT3 RS raised expectations that subsequent GTs might continue with that engine capacity, but, of course, the first generation of DFI engines retained the 3.8-litre capacity in both GT and cooking models. The first 4-litre DFI engine appeared in the 991 GT3 RS with a rev limit 500rpm lower than the 3.8-litre GT3, and later 4-litre versions have received redesigned valve trains and oiling systems - improvements informed by the in-service experience in the 991 GT3. Outside the official Porsche models, engineers in the US have been working away at increasing the capacity of both GT and cooking versions of the DFI engines. One such project, by Flat Six Innovations and LN Engineering, was featured in Porsche Club of America’s December 2013 Panorama magazine. Here a 987.2 Cayman S with PDK transmission received a 3.4-litre 9A1 engine bored and stroked to 4.2-litre. The donor car was run from new for 13,000 miles (including 50 hours on track) after which the engine was stripped and inspected for wear in order to inform the development process. The additional displacement was achieved by enlarging the stroke from 77.5mm to 82mm and the bore from 97mm to 104mm. No cylinder spacing is quoted but with any larger bore it must be pretty marginal. This engine was completely rebuilt with a new crank, pistons, con rods, revised timing chains, plenum and apparently produces over 450hp at the crank and runs to 7600rpm. Another US development featured in Panorama was a Sharkwerks® 4.1-litre 997 GT3. On this development of the 3.8-litre Mezger engine the approach was to increase the bore from 102.7mm to 104.5mm (leaving a 1.5mm cylinder wall) and stroke by 4mm to 80.44. The custom crank, which is shown below is 2.5lbs lighter than the OEM GT3 part and tested to 9500rpm. This completely re-engineered engine additionally includes short-skirt pistons, upgraded oil pump, flywheel, valve gear and many other internal parts. Sharkwerks claim 550PS and 540Mn for this conversion.

JZM event By the time you read this we will have had the JZM Register visit. Thanks to Steve and the JZM team, Gary Marsh, who organised the driving tips session, and the Akrapovic, KW and OZ Wheels partners who came along to support the event. Happy GT3ing! Alex

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Hi Modifiers. I have recently received some calls and emails from members about modified cars and hope my help was useful. Having owned Porsches for more than 45 years I am happy to help with advice or suggestions for further research, so please feel free to ask. Interestingly some early ’70s cars were actually modified by the supplying dealer using factory parts, as the factory did not have wide bodies available at

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For GT4 owners in the US who are prepared to risk their warranty, capacity upgrades are readily available. These have avoided changes to cylinder bores and have combined a new crank and pistons to add 200cc capacity. Notably, these do not involve the extensive internal modifications of those above but the developers rigorously inspect donor engines pre-modification. Their wide experience of these engines under race conditions informs their development work. As an alternative for GT4 owners, the Porsche Powerkit, with its more complex plenum, improved cylinder heads and cam profiles, is still available in the US. I am sure from my experience of a 997 GTS, this upgrade would make the engine much stronger at higher rev ranges, and most likely provide a more characterful and lively engine. The cost for the first two developments are probably in the ‘if you have to ask the price’ range. The GT4 4-litre upgrade costs up to $30,000, and Powerkit parts are available for $12,000. Thank you Ralph. Keep on modifying and we look forward to seeing you at an event soon Happy Modifying… Des, Ralph and Ian

Macan Register Secretary Mike Allen 07976697070 – Is yours a drag? Your Macan rear wiper blade, that is. Alan Taylor had this problem and mentioned it to his local PC Portsmouth. They advised him there was a warranty fix for this issue involving the fitting of a spacer – job done! Champagne trip catch-up I recently managed to visit two Club members who were both instrumental in making the recent Macan Register visit to the Champagne region of France such a splendid success. The initial idea for the trip came from friend Gary Willn - former 997 Register Secretary – who, on learning back in 2014 that I was the new Macan Register Secretary, mentioned about Champagne Jeeper. The name relates to the story of an injured young Frenchman who, returning from World War II, decided to start his own vineyard outside Epernay. The local authority, realising his disability, gave him an ex US Army Willys Jeep to get around his vineyard - hence, he named his Champagne ‘Jeeper’. From the Jeeper warehouse in the small village of Faverolles et Coëmy and the nearby hillside vineyards, we were treated to an exclusive visit to Champagne House Pol Roger, courtesy of Macan owner Hugh Oliver-Bellasis who, with his contacts, arranged this trip to the prestigious mansion off Avenue de Champagne in the heart of Epernay. Pol Roger, of course, was the Champagne favoured by Sir Winston Churchill and his guests. I noted with interest a recent Sunday Times ‘quote of the week’ by Kate Hawkings, which stated – “Once the prime ministers gave guests at Chequers Pol Roger to drink. Now they get Prosecco. This is what our nation has become”. Mmm – food for thought!

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So, we were treated to the extremes of the Champagne-producing spectrum courtesy of both Gary and Hugh – sadly neither of them could actually join us on the trip. However, I was able to pass on the grateful thanks of the whole group together with a complimentary bottle from the respective houses.

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Surplus rear exhaust system I’ve been asked to mention that Peter Standbridge is having a retro-fit sports exhaust fitted to his new Diesel S and will have the original ‘as new’ rear silencers and tail pipes available. If those parts are of interest to you please contact me and I’ll pass on your details to Peter. Another batch of new Macan owners Toby Beaumont has purchased a new GTS and writes: “As this is my first Porsche (although I’ve quickly come to accept it’s going to be extremely difficult to have only one... watch this space) and indeed first real performance car, it’s easy to say it’s totally and utterly phenomenal - but it is. That said, my business partner owns a 911 Turbo S, a GT3 and a McLaren 720S and was genuinely gob-smacked at its power, law-of-physics-defying cornering and handling - not to mention it’s considerably more practical than all of his three combined. Oh, and a lot more comfortable! So yes, as you can tell, I absolutely love it. I did test drive several others, including the SQ5 and Levante, but, honestly, the Macan is at a whole new level. “Last weekend I had the pleasure of showing it off at Beaulieu, which, after some debate with the steward as to where to park up (the debate only cut short by my son impatiently reminding me we’d come here to see real supercars... kids, eh?), we were directed to the SUV Secret Garden. Seeing people taking selfies next to your car - that’s special. I thoroughly enjoyed that one... even more so that I counted considerably more interest in the Macan than its neighbouring Bentayga and Model X (even with its flappy doors and ‘dancing’). Not that I was counting of course.”

Also pretty happy with his white GTS is Phil Summers who was sad to sell his Boxster S but delighted with its replacement. FORTHCOMING EVENTS 2-3 December Christmas Party There are still a few rooms left so, if you fancy joining the combined Macan/997/991 Registers for this year’s party at Wroxall Abbey Hotel in Warwickshire please contact Clive White for details by email to The Hotel is a four-star historic venue set in acres of parkland and handy for the short journey to Clubhouse on the Sunday for the Christmas Open Day.

Euro-hoon In July, ‘Custard’ the 968 CS took me on a road trip across Europe with a group of Cayman GT4s and Cayman Rs. Not exactly a GT - the noisy cabin and lack of air-con made for a spirited experience! This annual holiday is always excellent - this year with, you guessed it, stops at car-related museums en route. On the outbound leg to Spa Francorchamps we spent a wonderful couple of hours taking in the sights at Classic Park in the Netherlands. The deal was that you pay 10 Euros to view their cars that were for sale - their collection is very interesting and includes a number of modified 911s plus a 964 3.6 Turbo. Of special interest to me was a restored BMW 3.0 CSL similar to my own. Ahem - I like BMWs. Our trackday at Spa Francorchamps was followed by a Ferrari Clienti trackday. Ahem - I’m interested in F-cars. It was fascinating to see how a trackday for billionaires compared to ours! On our third day we did a track evening at Zaandvoort in the Netherlands, which was mildly inconvenienced by the locals causing multiple red-flags. The Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres I had fitted were extremely grippy. I’ll be selecting these over the Toyo 888Rs in future. The ABS function had stopped working at Spa - it appeared that the silver coloured ABS relay wasn’t fully seated in its socket. A wiggle and cleaning of the contacts resolved the issue - I think that a new relay is on the cards. We had a free day on the return to the ferry and visited The Louwman Museum in The Hague. The museum staff kindly let us park our cars in the quadrangle for a photo-shoot.

Happy Macan-ing… Mike

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INDEPENDENT PORSCHE SPECIALISTS Avon Advanced Car Care Unit 3, Fairways Ind. Est. Filton, Bristol, BS34 7QS T: 0870 765 5911/0117 944 1944 E: A progressively high tech, fully equipped Porsche servicing facility based in Bristol. The professional personalised care for you and your car is what makes us so unique. We pride ourselves on our integrity, flexibility and understanding of each client’s specific needs. Our friendly and professional staff believe that our best customer is an educated customer. We will take as much time as is necessary to explain what needs to be done to your ‘pride and joy’ and how we will go about doing this. No matter what your needs or desires, if it’s quality main dealer standards you need, we do it here. We don’t cut corners and we don’t rush jobs. At Advanced Car Care we take the time to do it right, first time! Call us for a free estimate, or pop into our Bristolbased premises. Which trusted trader.


RPM Technik Units 6 & 7, Old Airfield Industrial Estate, Cheddington Lane, Long Marston, Hertfordshire, HP23 4QR T: 01296 663824 E:

Cambridgeshire TWG Motorsport Thorpe Road, Longthorpe, Peterborough, PE3 6LU. T: 01733 332911 E: Since 1982, TWH Motorsport has been dedicated to providing you with quality and dependable care of your Porsche. Expert mechanical repair and maintenance are the cornerstones of our business and, combined with our quality control scheme, give our customers 100% satisfaction. We offer a complete service from minor to major repairs for your car. To find out more about how are comprehensive service and repair can help you with all of your Porsche needs, we invite you to experience first-hand our quality service, staff and technicians.

Export 56 LTD

Export 56 LTD

Unit 9, Blundells Drive, Bradville Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK13 7HA T: 01908 216661 E:

Unit 9, Blundells Drive, Bradville Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK13 7HA T: 01908 216661 E:

RPM Technik Units 6 & 7, Old Airfield Industrial Estate, Cheddington Lane, Long Marston, Hertfordshire, HP23 4QR T: 01296 663824 E:

Berkshire RSJ Sports Cars 3rd Floor STS House, Bristol Way, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 3QE T: 01753 553969 E: RSJ have been established since 1998 as a Porsche dealer and we are focused on the sales of used Porsche cars and the servicing and repair of used Porsche cars. As a Porsche dealer RSJ aims to be the next best alternative to a main dealer. We prepare our cars for sale to a main Porsche dealer standard. Our used Porsche cars have all cosmetic and mechanical refurbishment carried out to the same level as our staff did when they worked at a main Porsche dealer. Our aim is to make your life-long dream come true to buy that used Porsche 911 and have a good experience while owning it. Please call to come and view more than 25 used Porsches in our indoor 6,000 sq foot showroom.

Buckinghamshire Export 56 LTD Unit 9, Blundells Drive, Bradville Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK13 7HA T: 01908 216661 E: Proprietor, Mick Pacey is an enthusiastic and passionate owner and racer of Classic Porsche cars as well as an independent Porsche specialist which helps in his understanding of your requirements, as enthusiasts, running air cooled Porsches. With over 25 years experience Export 56 is dedicated to fine quality restoration and can list a number of rare road and race Porsche cars completed in our workshops. The Export 56 Service Centre is the newest addition to our Classic Porsche facilities in North Bucks. Conveniently located in Central Milton Keynes and provides an exceptional offering to Air Cooled Porsche clients for all aspects of servicing, repair and maintenance. Our experience and enthusiasm gives us a sound understanding of what is required to provide the highest levels of service to you our existing customers and hopefully to you our prospective customers too.

Cheshire Ninemeister 12 Chesford Grange, Woolston, Warrington, Cheshire, WA1 4RE T: 01925 242342 E: The new 19,000sqft Ninemeister Customer service centre is perfectly located near M6 Jn21 offering ease of access via M6, M62 & M56 for customers across Manchester, Liverpool, Cheshire, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Staffordshire & the Wirral and just 20 minutes from Manchester & Liverpool airports. Our services include OPC quality fixed price servicing & repairs, Hunter 4 wheel chassis alignment & performance tyre service with Hunter Road Force wheel balancing; extensive engine rebuild facility for all 911, 964, 993, 996, 997, Boxster & Cayman; insurance approved repair facility, full body restoration, repair & paint. Performance upgrades include: Klein Innovation UK dealer; KW Suspension fitting centre; Motec engine management dealer; 9m Racing air-cooled fast road & race engines & parts. Please call or refer to website for more details. Unit Eleven Porsche Specialists 10/11 Aston Court, Kingsland Grange, Warrington, WA1 4SG T: 01925 852 000 Specialising in Air Cooled and Water cooled cars, experts at geometry setup, offering regular maintenance services to full restoration services. Tech9 Motorsport Ltd Hale Garage, Hale Road, Liverpool L24 5RB. T: 0151 4255 911 E: Engineering dealer since 1993, Tech9 has been providing a high-quality service for the repair, restoration and servicing of all Porsche models. Equipped with the official Porsche PIWIS diagnostic system, our services extend to cover engine and gearbox rebuilding, performance tyre supply and fitting, and we have an on-vehicle brake disc lathe. Highly experienced with R/RS/RSR, GT2 and GT3 variants. Specialising in geometry setting for road/track day or full motorsport use, using our Beissbarth alignment system. Sole UK distributor for TECHART tuning products for all the latest Porsche models. Discount available to Porsche Club members.

Cornwall Location close to Liverpool Airport.

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Williams Crawford Ltd

Unit 9, Hill Farm, Lavenham Road Brent Eleigh, CO10 9PB T: 01473 827927, 07789 908303, 07788 410375, 07557 773642 or 07740352488 E:

911 Forge Lane, Moorlands Trading Estate, Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 6LX T: 01752 840307 E: Williams Crawford Ltd has been in business for almost 25 years, representing Cornwall dealing in classic and modern Porsche. We service and repair all Porsche models in our modern well-equipped workshops backed up by our highly skilled, dedicated and friendly team. Also on offer is our popular prestige brokerage service designed to take all of the hardship out of selling your valuable Porsche. Call Adrian or Richard to learn how our personal approach is different and can benefit you.

Devon Braunton Engineering Braunton Garage, Exeter Road, Braunton, Devon, EX33 2JP T: 01271 814144 E: South West specialist dedicated to Porsche owners. MOT testing station. Bosch car service garage. All Porsches welcome. Diagnostics, service/repair, AC, geometry, restoration, bodywork. Oak Tree Garage Newton Popplefield, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 0ER. T: 01395 568498 Mobile: 07973 550911 Specialising in Porsche since 1974. Full Porsche diagnostics. Mechanical repairs and servicing. Four-wheel alignment. In-house MOT. Air conditioning. Free loan cars. Contact Crispin. SCSPORSCHE Honiton, Devon, EX14 3AW T: 01404 549921 Mobile: 07762 244477/ 07770 933054 E: Independent purely Porsche specialists, factory-trained technicians from 1987 to present. Porsche diagnostic equipment for all your Porsche needs, from fixedprice servicing to full rebuilds, with free loan cars. Collection and delivery service available.

Dorset JMG Porsche 98 Cobham Road, Ferndown Industrial Estate, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 7RE T: 01202 488800 E: At JMG we are dedicated to helping you get the best experience from your Porsche. We service, diagnose, repair and improve Porsche vehicles in our south of England workshops. Marque 21 Unit 20 Dreadnought Trading Estate, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 5BU T: 01308 459106 E: We are an experienced, enthusiastic team offering servicing, repairs, restoration, engine rebuilds, Porsche diagnostics and computerised full wheel alignment for all Porsche models from 1950 to 2010.

Essex Lancaster Volkswagen Loughton / Porsche Specialists Specialist Body Repair Centre, Langston Road, Loughton, Essex IG10 3TQ T: 020 8532 5555. Contact Chris Toumazos or Andrew Lester E: Covering Essex and London postcodes. We provide the highest levels of quality and expertise with Porsche trained technicians. Using the very latest technology when repairing, restoring or enhancing your Porsche. For full details on the services we offer as a Porsche Specialist Body repairers please give us a call.


. Gloucester Peter Chambers Automotive Ltd Unit 5, 4,200 Oakfield Close, Tewkesbury Business Park, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 8PF T. 01684 274168 E. We are a well-established specialist workshop offering a full servicing, repairs and preparation on any Porsche, be it everyday road car or track day car, right up to full race peparation. Competitive rates and efficient, friendly service. . Greater


Hartech Firwood Industrial Estate off Thicketford Road, Bolton, BL2 3TR T: 01204 302809 E: Ninemeister 12 Chesford Grange, Woolston, Warrington, Cheshire, WA1 4RE T: 01925 242342 E: The new 19,000sqft Ninemeister Customer service centre is perfectly located near M6 Jn21 offering ease of access via M6, M62 & M56 for customers across Manchester, Liverpool, Cheshire, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Staffordshire & the Wirral and just 20 minutes from Manchester & Liverpool airports.

Hampshire David Newton: Keylink SAS Ltd Units 15/16 The Calvert Centre, Woodmancott, Winchester, SO21 3BN T: 01256 397150 E: Sharing one man’s passion. Specialising in precision servicing of Porsche at highly competitive pricing. Collection, courtesy cars and delivery service available. David Newton: Sandydown Bodyworks Ltd Heath House Estate, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO20 6BY T: 01264 810757 E: Share one man’s passion. Independent Porsche specialists in paint restoration, bodywork repairs. Fully VBRA and insurance company approved. Modern low-bake ovens. Paint mixing scheme. Full valeting. Independent Garage Services Unit 5, Stanstead Road, Boyatt Wood Industrial Estate, Eastleigh, Southampton, SO50 4RZ T: 023 8062 9606 E: enquiries@independent Independent Porsche specialists. Factory-trained technicians. Laserline geometry equipment service available. M.R Performance Cars A36 Warminster Road, South Newton, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 0QW T: 01722 741247 Established for 33 years Mike and Richard have a real passion for Porsches. We offer sales, servicing, repairs, engine and gearbox rebuilds for all models of Porsches from 1960s to current models. With 45 years’ relevant experience and a customer service of the highest standard, we are an ideal choice for all Porsche owners.

Brookspeed 14 Parham Drive, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 4NU T: 02380 641672 E: Brookspeed is an independent Porsche specialist based near the M3 between Southampton and Winchester. With 20 years’ experience of racing and servicing Porsche models, Brookspeed are able to offer a ‘one stop shop’ for maintenance, servicing, Tyres, MOT and diagnostics. Whatever your Porsche problem contact our friendly team at Brookspeed and we will do everything we can to help.

Hertfordshire RPM Technik Units 6 & 7, Old Airfield Industrial Estate, Cheddington Lane, Long Marston, Hertfordshire, HP23 4QR T: 01296 663824 E: Located on the border of Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire RPM has been maintaining both modern and classic Porsches since 2001. In addition to our specialist Porsche servicing, RPM also undertakes warranted car sales, project builds and restorations, engine and transmission rebuilds and track day / race support. JZM Porsche Ltd Unit 1, Langley Wharf, Railway Terrace, Kings Langley, WD4 8JE T. 01923 269 788 E: With excellent transport links from London and the M25 JZM is well positioned to service customers throughout London and the Home Counties. We boost over 30 years’ experience in Porsche servicing and have recently expanded with a huge 40 car showroom. Our factory trained technicians coupled with the latest Porsche technologies and diagnostic equipment can meet all your Porsche needs in servicing , tuning and on or off the track.

15. Hertfordshire Kent La Rose Porsche Unit F3, Chaucer Business Park, Watery Lane, Kemsing, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 6PL T: 01732 763333 E: We are a well-established Porsche specialist with more than 30 years’ experience. Our fully equipped workshop, factory-trained technicians and the latest Porsche diagnostic equipment enable us to service and repair your early Carrera or current generation of Porsche.

Lancashire Hartech Firwood Industrial Estate off Thicketford Road, Bolton, BL2 3TR T: 01204 302809 E: Cavendish Porsche Units 6 & 7, Gainsborough Close Long Eaton, Nottingham, NG10 1PX T: 0115 972 2001 E:

London 911 SBD Unit 5, Wellington Park Est, Waterloo Road, London, NW2 7JW T: 020 8208 0464 E: With more than 35 years Porsche service and motorsport experience, 911 SBD is the premier Porsche specialist in London. Full electrical diagnostics including the PIWIS tester. Can service all models all years. Brake Disc service. Air-con service. Bodywork / insurance work. Alloy re-furbs. Full engine re-builds. Give us a ring or call on for a chat.

Charles Ivey 160 Hurlingham Road, London, SW6 3NG. T: 020 7731 3612 E: London’s premier Porsche specialist since 1970. Charles Ivey (Specialist Cars) Limited has been selling and servicing Porsches in London since 1970 and we have been at our present site for the past 35 years. We have a team of dedicated people who are committed to maintaining the very high standards that have, over the years, made us London’s leading Porsche specialist. Chelsea Carrera Ltd 203 Seagrave Road, London, SW6 1ST. T: 020 7610 2326 E: High-class Porsche service and mechanical work in Central London. Full engine diagnostic service available. Four-wheel alignment equipment for perfectresults. Competitively priced. Collection and delivery service available. Premises outside the congestion charge area. Parr 5 Faraday Centre, Faraday Road, Crawley, RH10 9PX T: 01293 537911 E: With 30 years’ experience Parr is the leading Porsche specialist in the UK, covering all areas of Porsche maintenance, preparation, tuning (Cargraphic 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. Porsche Torque Unit C2, Arun Buildings, Arundel Road, Uxbridge, UB8 2RP T: 01895 814446 E: Service and repair on all Porsches, any year. 30 years’ Porsche experience. Discount given to PCGB members, please mention Porsche Post. Ex AFN & OPC technicians. Xavier Auto Clinic 166-167 Stamford Brook Arches, Hammersmith, London, W6 0TQ T: 020 8741 2251 E: Xavier Auto Clinic is an independent Porsche specialist based in West London that can offer a full range of service on all Porsche models. Established in 2002, 5-star Good Garage Scheme member. Air-conditioning service and repair. Manufacturer-scheduled service keeping manufacturer warranty intact under block exemption. Customised servicing for three-plus years. Vehicle diagnostics and engine rebuilds.

Manchester Hartech Firwood Industrial Estate off Thicketford Road, Bolton, BL2 3TR T: 01204 302809 E: 986/996/997 and Cayman engine repair/rebuild specialist addressing failed IMS bearings, scored bores, “D” chunk failures, etc. We carry out engine work for many of the UK’s leading specialists and worldwide. Porsche servicing, repairs and maintenance, sales, re-manufactured spares, monthly paid “Lifetime Maintenance Plan” (free labour and services).

Merseyside Tech9 Motorsport Ltd Hale Garage, Hale Road, Liverpool L24 5RB. T: 0151 4255 911 E:

Norfolk STR Porsche & Mercedes Specialists 10 Garden St, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1QU T: 01603 626668 E: STR have provided Porsche servicing, diagnostics, engine and gearbox rebuilds, four-wheel alignment and bodywork repairs for more than 12 years. We cater for everyday road cars, track day and race cars, and also provide track day and race licence training through our motorsport division. We pride ourselves on ensuring you – and your car – receive the very highest level of care and service.

Nottinghamshire Cavendish Porsche Units 6 & 7, Gainsborough Close, Long Eaton, Nottingham, NG10 1PX T: 0115 972 2001 E: We are a Porsche Specialist based in Long Eaton, Nottingham. Our technicians have more than 21 years of Porsche main dealer experience and seven years’ independent experience, so we are more than confident that our work is of the highest standard. From servicing to full engine rebuilds, your beloved Porsche is in very safe hands. We use the very latest PIWIS official Porsche diagnostic systems and can offer you the same workshop facilities that you would find at any official Porsche Centre, but at independent prices. We hope to see you in the near future.

Northamptonshire Export 56 LTD Unit 9, Blundells Drive, Bradville Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK13 7HA T: 01908 216661 E: www.

North Wales Tech9 Motorsport Ltd Hale Garage, Hale Road, Liverpool L24 5RB. T: 0151 4255 911 E:

Oxfordshire Autofarm Oddington Grange, Weston on the Green, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX25 3QW T: 01865 331234 Autofarm has more than 40 years’ experience of maintaining, preparing, racing, restoring and selling Porsches of all ages. The Oxfordshire-based workshop offers servicing using accredited diagnostics equipment, sales, parts, race preparation, restoration and engine build capability. Its extensive road and race engine experience led the company to develop Silsleeve, an innovative and cost-effective method of repairing modern Porsche cylinder blocks. It also offers bespoke builds through its Autofarm 911 programme. Hillcrest Specialist Cars Whitehouse Garage, High Street, Nettlebed, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon, RG9 5DB. T: 01491 642911 E: Hillcrest Specialist Cars is a leading independent Porsche specialist based in Henley-on-Thames. We offer a highly professional service at competitive prices. We pride ourselves on our high quality and standard of service. Wrightune Ltd The Croft, WhiTy Road, Hithercroft Industrial Estate, Wallingford, Oxon, OX10 9RG T: 01491 826911 E: Wrightune was founded by Tony Wright, well known and respected in the Porsche world. 30+ years of continuous experience with Porsche cars results in a wealth of knowledge and expertise.

Suffolk PIE Performance Independent Porsche Specialist Unit 9, Hill Farm, Lavenham Road Brent Eleigh, CO10 9PB T: 01473 827927, 07789 908303, 07788 410375, 07557 773642 or 07740352488 E: PIE Performance is a family-run independent Porsche specialist in East Anglia. We offer all workshop facilities for servicing and repair, supply new and used parts, vehicle restoration to include back dating, Porsche car sales and many other services needed to support running a Porsche.

Surrey Cridfords The Street, Ewhurst, Surrey, GU6 7QY T: 01483 273302 E: has been established as an independent Porsche specialist for both sales and servicing. We pride ourselves on offering extremely well prepared and presented cars and we are able to provide the best all round servicing options for your Porsche. Talk directly to our service manager who has been servicing and preparing Porsche road and racecars for 40 years, he will be happy to discuss your requirements from a simple MOT to a full engine rebuild. We look forward to hearing from you. Parr 5 Faraday Centre, Faraday Road, Crawley, RH10 9PX. T: 01293 537911 E: With 30 years’ experience Parr is the leading Porsche specialist in the UK, covering all areas of Porsche maintenance, preparation, tuning (Cargraphic 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. Charles Ivey Specialist Cars Hollyfield Road, Surbiton Surrey, KT5 9AL T: 020 7731 3612 E:

Sussex (East) Paragon Five Ashes, East Sussex, TN20 6HY T: 01825 830424 (open 7 days) E: Located in the heart of East Sussex, we offer an outstanding selection of high-quality and expertly prepared used Porsches for sale. Our in-house workshops and parts department are fully equipped and offer a vast depth of knowledge and enthusiasm that enables us to provide complete long-term care for your modern or classic Porsche. Parr 5 Faraday Centre, Faraday Road, Crawley, RH10 9PX T: 01293 537911 E: With 30 years’ experience Parr is the leading Porsche specialist in the UK, covering all areas of Porsche maintenance, preparation, tuning (Cargraphic 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.


Precision Porsche Unit B1/B2, Bluebell Industrial Estate, Sheffied Park, Uckfield, Sussex TN22 3HQ. T: 01825 721205 E: We specialise in Porsche maintenance and bodywork repairs – from regular care through to full restorations. We have new dedicated workshops all on one site including the latest Porsche diagnostic equipment and body shop services. Our premises are light, spacious and customer friendly located in Mid Sussex.

Sussex (West) Carrera Performance Unit A, Monks Gate Garage, Brighton Road, Monks Gate, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 6JD. T: 01403 891911 E: We offer a complete range of services or all Porsches including engine and gearbox rebuilds and upgrades. Servicing, race and rally prep including four-wheel alignment and corner weighting, suspension upgrades, rolling road service. We also have an in-house machine shop to make those hard-to-get parts. Parr 5 Faraday Centre, Faraday Road, Crawley, RH10 9PX. T: 01293 537911 E: With 30 years’ experience Parr is the leading Porsche specialist in the UK, covering all areas of Porsche maintenance, preparation, tuning (Cargraphic 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. Philip Raby Porsche Porsche sales and service Clovelly Road, Southbourne, West Sussex PO10 8PF. T: 01243 780389 Contact Philip Raby, Andrew Windsor E: Friendly and affordable help on buying, selling and running Porsches. We sell top-quality Porsches at sensible prices with great aftersales service. We also offer full service, repair and restoration services for all Porsches, classic and modern. Visit our website for more details or please ring for an appointment. We’ll be happy to chat with you.

Tyne & Wear D&G Porsche Specialists Workshop/service: 0191 340 6454 E: Sales: 07710 243716 E: Friendly dedicated Porsche specialists serving the north east of England In both car sales and service. Everything from tyre fitting to engine rebuilds we have it covered here at D&G.

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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: 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!

Wiltshire M.R Performance Cars A36 Warminster Road, South Newton, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 0QW T: 01722 741247 Established for 33 years Mike and Richard have a real passion for Porsches. We offer sales, servicing, repairs, engine and gearbox rebuilds for all models of Porsches from 1960s to current models. With 45 years’ relevant experience and a customer service of the highest standard, we are an ideal choice for all Porsche owners.

Worcestershire Peter Chambers Automotive Ltd Unit 5, 4,200 Oakfield Close, Tewkesbury Business Park, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 8PF T: 01684 274168 E.

Yorkshire Car-Tech & Care Unit 10, Station Road, Industrial Park, Station Road, Brompton on Swale, North Yorkshire, DL10 7SN T: 01748 810788 E: Car-Tech & Care is a Porsche specialist situated south of Scotch Corner just off the A1. Proprietor David Raper has more than 17 years’ Porsche experience. Offering friendly, value-for-money service.


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The Old Stables, Railway Terrace, Penarth, CF64 2TT. T: 02920 706944 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.

T: 01360 870103 M: 07951 112581 Scotland’s Largest independent Porsche Dealer Specialising in the Sale, Restoration & Preservation of Porsche cars Based in the beautiful Loch Lomond and Trossachs national park on the shores of Loch Lomond Conveniently based between Glasgow & Edinburgh Free insurance valuations to Porsche Club Members.

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PP: What’s your dream Porsche? IH: The 918 Spyder. My stepson would think I was the best stepdad in the world if I had one of these.


PP: What model, in your opinion, is set to become a classic? IH: Personally, I think that any GT product will become a classic.

Q A PP talks to Porsche Centre East London Principal Ivan Howell on hosting Porsche Club GB events and what the future holds for the Centre

PP: The Centre has held several highprofile events in collaboration with Porsche Owners Club. IH: We welcomed Jacky Ickx and Magnus Walker to Porsche Centre East London, both of which were very popular with members. These events would not have been possible without the co-operation of the Club. As a standalone business I don’t believe we would have been able to attract the likes of Jacky or Magnus, both of whom are clearly passionate about Porsche and motorsport. And they could see the passion that members have for the brand. For us as a business it was really important to host these events as part of the growth and knowledge for the brand new Porsche Centre East London. PP: Describe your ultimate road trip? IH: After flying first class (I wish) to LA, I’d collect my 911 GT2 RS from the car park and proceed to drive through LA to San Diego, then along Route 66 to Palm Springs and on to Arizona, followed by a visit to the Grand Canyon then over the Hoover Dam, ending up in Las Vegas. As well as enjoying the car, open roads and the wonderful sights along the way, I would also hire a set of golf clubs and play some of the wonderful golf courses, including TPC Scottsdale.

“The motor industry will change more in the next five years than it has in the last 50. The entire infrastructure for fuelling cars in the UK will need to accommodate electric cars – currently it can take up to 24 hours to charge a car to the capacity required at home. How would we have zero power left in the battery with a 24-hour charge cycle?”

BIGGEST CHANGE? “The first fully electric model produced by Porsche will be the Mission E. It will have an electric power range of more than 300 miles and it’s set to go on sale by the end of 2019/early 2020.

THE CENTRE? “We’re in the process of planning for the electric model. We will need to install fast-charging units to allow our customers to pop in for a coffee while the Centre charges their cars.Technicians will need to be retrained to the highest level and our sales teams will need to understand a completely new set of rules for electric transportation. We are currently undergoing a £2 million extension to our workshops to accommodate the additional requirements for electrification and to cope with the additional demands.”

PP: When did your relationship with Porsche start? IH: In mid-2012 I was approached by Jardine Motors Group to consider working for them, specifically at Porsche Centre East London. I’ve been the Centre Principal there since January 2013. PP: What were your first impressions regarding the culture when you joined Porsche? IH: I believe the word to describe this culture is passion. PP: What makes the marque special? IH: Porsche is a sports car manufacturer and it’s the history of its sports cars and motorsport that makes it so special. PP: How would you describe Porsche enthusiasts? IH: They are very knowledgeable about their own cars and about Porsche as a whole. PP: Favourite car that’s passed through the Centre? IH: The Porsche 911 Sport Classic. This car helped me understand the brand and exclusivity of limited production cars, and the passion that our customers have for the brand.

The Porsche 911 Sport Classic: “This car helped me understand the brand and our customers’ passion”


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