Tilford 15th Anniversary meeting

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The 15th annual meeting took place on the 1st October 2016 at Tilford Green, Farnham opposite the Barley Mow pub.

The event was well attending despite the awful weather most of us had to drive through to get there and once all parked up it stayed pretty much dry.

Long time owners, new owners and potential owners had a great chat about all things 928 among fellow enthusiasts.

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The Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland

Our Grand Tour of the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland by Mike Parris

 

Embarking on a lengthy drive fills me with excitement but also trepidation that our 1990 928S4 will behave.  It didn't help that the belt service light came on a few days before the trip but that was just the wire came off at the spade connector on the tensioner for some reason.
Oil, water and tyres checked we fail at the first hurdle and curse the sat nav. for not finding the ferry port in Holyhead until we work out the country needs to be set to Wales!  

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928UK 17th Anniversary Meet, Merry Miller.

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!

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The 40th Anniversary of the Porsche 928, celebrated at Brooklands

The 40th Anniversary of the Porsche 928, celebrated at Brooklands

Porsche 928 Rear AC Pic: Tony Baldwin

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I'd like to thank The Porsche Club GB 928 Register for a super day today at Brooklands for the 40th Anniversary of the 928. I was surprised to recieve an award and very much appreciate it. 928.org.uk and PCGB committed to supporting this event for all 928 owners regardless of club membership and I think that is probably why over 150 Porsche 928s were in attendance.

156 Porsche 928s is the final total, and I saw lots of lovely looking Cayennes, a 356, 911s, a 914, several 924s, a 944 and 968 models lurking in the public and garage parking!

Brooklands are spending their lottery funding wisely. It was a super place to visit and the weather held until late afternoon.

In 1998, 6 people fed up with invitations to Barbeques in the USA on the porschefans mail list set up the 928uk email list. We used to meet at each others houses. Now we need to meet at Brooklands! Today there are 600 people on the list and according to the figures today there are 800 odd 928s on the road in the UK. Not bad coverage I would say!

Looking at the photos of the prototypes and clay models today I was reminded of the test drive I had of a 996 Carrera 4 at Park Lane in the rain. Also designed by Tony Lapine, At the time I felt it was more like a 928 than a 911. It echoed some cues you can see in the designs for the 928 in the book Project 928 and saw on those prototype drawings today. The 928 design team was truly decades ahead of its time. No wonder it won car of the year.

We broke the Beaulieu record.

Angus

Porsche 928 Rear AC Porsche 928 Rear AC

PS This was my personal favourite car. Rear AC! That is all.

2016 Porsche 928 Calendar

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.