928UK 20th Anniversary Meet, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October

There are now around 24 cars and 40 people booked for the 928UK 20th Anniversary in October.

Anniversary Plate

20th Anniversry Plate

You'll be able to buy a special anniversary plate for just £10 on the day.

 

Please remember, it is important you let Mike Gibbons (check the email list) know which parts you will be attending as we do need an idea of numbers. If we could have mobile numbers and email addresses that would be useful.

The event has been designed so 928 owners can attend one or more sections of the event. We will be able to accept people for the Merry Miller right up to the week before as usual but the other sections will have to be booked early as numbers will be limited.

Please let us know ASAP if you intend coming to the Isle of Wight.

1. Merry Miller

Start Saturday 13th October at the Merry Miller (www.merrymiller.co.uk) from 11.00am onwards with complimentary tea/coffee and biscuits on arrival. Stay for lunch. Mid-afternoon drive to the south coast for meal and overnight stay.

2. Saturday Evening Meal

Beefeater Harbour Lights, Portsmouth. Please book your own tables, you can do that online here

3. Overnight stay - one or two nights (Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October)

Premier Inn North Harbour, 1 Southampton Road, North Harbour, Cosham PO6 4SA. If that Premier Inn is full by the time you read this there is another Premier Inn across the road, Premier Inn Port Solent. At the time of writing both Premier Inns had stopped taking bookings for one night only and if a booking is required for Saturday night only Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth North is only 2.8 miles from the Premier Inns and Beefeater, with a similar cost to the Premier Inn.

4. Isle of Wight tour

Sunday 14th October morning ferry from Portsmouth, lunch in IOW and returning to Lymington late afternoon for a drive through the New Forrest. Details of tour yet to be finalised. Ferry booking details below with 20 per cent discount code.

ONLINE:
1. Go to the Wightlink website www.wightlink.co.uk
2. On the Home Page there is a box at the top of the page titled Start your booking
(i) Select "Return"
(ii) Outbound - select "Portsmouth to Fishbourne"
Date: select "14th October 2018"
Time: select "Early morning"
(iii) Return - select "Yarmouth to Lymington"
Date: select "14th October 2018"
Time: select "Late afternoon"
(iv) Enter car size and number of people
3. You will then be taken to the Availability screen (Step 2)
Outbound - select "11:00"
Return - select "16.20"
4. Your details - the Step 4 page shows a summary of your booking.
(i) Unless you have an existing customer log-in, fill in the "New customers" section.
(ii) Enter your vehicle registration number
(iii) Enter Promotion Code SP18PORSCH in the box at the bottom of the page. Please note that the promotion code is case sensitive and should be entered as capital letters.
When the code is entered it will re-calculate the price of the booking and take the discount off.
5. Payment will be required (by credit card)

BY TELEPHONE:
1. Contact the Call Centre on 0333 9997 333 (calls charged at local rate)
2. State to operator that you wish to book a promotional offer quoting Promotion Code SP18PORSCH
3. Give operator full details of booking required (Date, Time and Port of travel for outward and return journeys, vehicle type, passenger numbers, etc)
4. A booking will be made (subject to availability) and payment will be required at this stage (by credit card)
5. A £5.00 admin fee will apply to bookings made over the phone

928UK 19th Anniversary Meet, Sat 4th November at the Merry Miller.

We met again at The Merry Miller at Cothill near Oxford to celebrate the anniversary of our deciding to set up a mail list and website for 928 owners and fans primarily in the UK.

The Merry Miller website

Address

The Merry Miller
Cothill Rd
Dry Sandford
nr, Abingdon
Oxfordshire
OX13 6JW

Map

Map showing the Merry Miller in relation to the wider Oxford area

This is an informal meeting from around 11.00a.m onwards, anyone with a 928 is welcome to come along. The Merry Miller has a full range of meals and refreshments available from noon.

Please let Andrew Brierley know if you are attending as we do need to know numbers in advance.

Note the 30mph speed limit in the village.

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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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 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.