Tilford, 4th October 2014

 3 stages of rear

A Frenzy of Sharks – that was the sight on roads to Tilford as pre-meetings turned into convoys.

31 cars parked on the green (with a few early leavers) and green keeper donations came to nearly £120 so thank you everyone for that.

For the first time in 14 years rain was the order of the day for most unless you stayed a bit later when the sun finally broke through.

Great day despite the rain - that just made the pub even more fun!” - Steve Sydee.

The Barley Mow serves great food too;

Cod with new potatoes in a white wine, lemon and dill sauce with black pudding and poached egg - who'd have thought it up, but yummy !” - Paul Lacey.

Stewart and Sue do a great job in organising the meeting every year, it has become the main event and probably the only time you can see so many Porsche 928 of various years in the same place in the UK.

The meeting is always the first Saturday in October so save the day for 2015 and come along even if you don’t own a 928 as all are welcome.

The Barley Mow at Tilford Green, Surrey, GU10 2BU

Sold my 88 S4 SE :(

Sadly, it has been SORN for two years now, and although I love it, my SE is beyond my skill level and budget so it had to go. Its gone to a good home though. Phil Rickard of the mail list is the very best person in the world who could have taken it on. It needs a ground up restoration and he's the man. It couldnt have gone to a better place. I have had it for 9 years. I didnt realise it was that long! I will pause a while, but I fancy an early early car or a last of the line GTS Auto. Every 928 I have has has been a manual so far and its time for a change!

 

1988 Porsche 928 S4 SE
1988 Porsche 928 S4 SE

 

 

Merry Miller meeting 2013

Merry Miller 4

The last Saturday in November saw the 15th annual gathering of Porsche 928 cars at the Merry Miller pub which was organised by Andrew Brierley.

There were 35 cars in attendance including the first and last UK registered which provided a nice photo opportunity.  Andrew also organised a couple of competitions, one for the favourite car at the meeting and the other for guessing how much it has cost Andrew to maintain his own 928 for the last 13 years not including paint and tyres. Prizes were a $100 credit to spend with Roger Tyson of 928srus.com.  The runner up prize was £50 toward parts from Simon Watson and a 2014 Porsche 928 calendar.

Merry Miller 2

Barry Barton won favourite car for his Chiffon white S2 with red leather interior and white piping.  The car also has interesting gulf colours along the rub strips and matched painted wheels. The runner up was John Vaughan for his immaculate 1978 Silver car pictured below.

Trevor Peddle guessed £18,565 which was the closest to Andrew’s maintenance costs of £16,998.18 and Bill Robertson was runner up with his guess of £19,101.32.

“Thanks to everyone who turned up at the Merry Miller today, I counted 35 928s, a good turnout helped by the great weather. It certainly made my 350 mile round trip easier driving in decent weather conditions.” - Andrew Brierley.

Philip Rickard must take the prize for the longest distance travelled as he came from Cumbria and that is probably around 280 miles each way!

It was pretty cold outside but the food and warm open fire in the pub was very nice indeed. I heard recommendations for the raspberry crème brulee and cheesecake.

Merry Miller 3

The first and last registered UK cars. 

The 16th annual meeting will no doubt take place on the last Saturday in November 2014 so put that date on your calendar and come along.

Porsche Macan

Dropped in to Porsche Service Centre Byfleet yesterday to see the Macan and chat Porsche with them. They are always so welcoming and well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Here are some pics. What do you think? I love it. I love these wheels! I'm not sure it would replace the Cayenne but as a second car its pretty interesting. Trouble is they are on an 18 month waiting list.

Porsche Macan Diesel

Porsche Macan Diesel
Porsche Macan Diesel

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Tilford 2013

Tilford

The 13th annual meeting took place in Tilford, Surrey as it does every year on the first Saturday in October.  It's arranged by Stewart and Sue Wren, they probably arrange the nice weather too.  It’s the largest gathering of the Porches 928 in the UK each year, taking place on the green opposite the Barley Mow pub.

“Another great day with great weather and great 928s.” – Eric Coolen

“Thanks again to Stewart and Sue for arranging this. It is a fantastic staple of the 928 calendar. It was great to see some old friends and some new faces.” – Martin Taylor

“Want to add my thanks to Stewart & Sue for yet again making the best day in the 928 calendar happen, and for their influence with weather gods.” – Adrian Langford  

Porsche 928 S4

In total around 52 cars attended.  The distinctive V8 sound rumbled around the green as visitors came and went.  Every model and almost every colour was represented from the earliest very well cared for silver car owned by John Vaughn through to S2, S4/GT and GTS models including the last one registered in the UK.

Chats between owners and visitors spilled into the pub over lunch and a beer (or two).  Richard Armstrong filled up the AC systems of several cars leading to happy people and cool interiors.  The green keeper thanked everyone for the £160 from donations for the future care of the cricket pitch.

If you brought your car along, thanks!  If you didn't why not try and make it next year, I am sure Stewart will book great weather again and the chat, beer and food are all very good.  It’s always the first Saturday in October so mark your calendar now!