928 In The Future – 2017 – Brooklands in Surrey

 

The first news for 2017, that’s correct 2017, not a typing mistake. The Porsche Club GB 928 Register has reserved Sunday 28th May 2017 at Brooklands near London for the 40th Anniversary of the 928 and asked 928.org.uk to participate. Both groups are committed to supporting this event for all 928 owners regardless of club membership.

We shall celebrate in style, with unlimited parking in the midst of this historic race track. We last made a visit in 2011 with over 60 cars, we hope to double that number next year. Brooklands was awarded £3 million Lottery funding in 2015, they are scheduled to have spent it just in time for us to arrive! There will be many new attractions as well as the old favourites. It’s a handy place to find, follow the signs, just a couple of miles from Junction 10 of the M25.

Put the date in your calendars now. The exact details will become clearer as we get closer to the time.

David Hemmings (PCGB 928 Register) and Angus Fox (928.org.uk)

We met again at The Merry Miller at Cothill near Oxford. I believe there were 30 928's in attendance. It was lovely to catch up again with old friends and see some lovely cars. I took a few pictures especially of the beautifully detailed engine bay - surely beyond the call of duty - and I presented Yas with a Matchbox 928 for being the furthest travelled - he brought his car from France,as its for sale and is a british RHD car and better off being actually located here with relatives. I missed the early part of the meeting but it struck me that four or five of the originators of the list and four or five of those who went on the memorable 928 trip to Stuttgart were there and still just as committed to these great cars. I must get another one soon!

Calendar sample

The 2016 wall calendar is now available to buy with proceeds going to charity.  It is high quality 220gsm thick paper which is wire bound and satin finished.  Full of great photos from different photographers like the sample above, they make a great addition to your wall.

All sold out, thanks to everyone for your support.

 

Phil's_car_1

If Porsche continued to develop the 928, what would it have evolved into?  This project ended up being one man’s idea of what could have been but not without problems along the way, some of which would make most people give up right there and then.  I met up with Phil Rickard for a photo shoot and to hear about his project.