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Malcolm sent along a copy of part one of his article for TIPEC magazine so that 928.org.uk people could read it.
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There were some great events in 2015.
Saturday 11 April 2015 - Gaydon. PCGB 928 & 968 Meeting.
Sunday 3rd May 2015 - Duxford. 928UK & TIPEC. Contact John Speake.
Sunday 7th June 2015- Beaulieu. Simply Porsche TIPEC event. 928s Welcome
Saturday 4th July 2015 - Meguiars 928 Detailing, Daventry, Northants.
Weekend 24/25/26 July 2015 - Silverstone Classic. TIPEC event
Weekend 15/16 August 2015 - Althorp, PCGB Annual Meet
Sunday 6th September 2015 - Haynes Motor Museum
Saturday 3rd October 2015 - Tilford Green, 928UK event
Saturday 21st November 2015 - Merry Miller, 928UK event.
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PCGB 928 Register – April 2015
The Heritage Motor Museum at Gaydon in Warwickshire on Saturday 11th April
Last call for our first event of 2015, we hope we are tempting you to get the car on the road and clear the exhaust pipes, with a blast up, or down, the M40. It’s not very far from Stratford upon Avon, if you want to make a weekend of it too.
It was Ken Coad, from the 968 Register who had the idea, and whilst some of us last came here with our 928’s in 1997 (page 118 in the register handbook) we know that many changes and additions have been made since. A reduced admission cost per person of £8 applies by arriving in your Porsche (membership card if not in it) and the car goes free. Look for the Porsche reserved parking in front of the main building.
The museum is reputed to have the largest collection of British cars under one roof, a total approaching 300 cars. Whilst these buildings were built from scratch, when first opened in 1993, the idea came from the British Leyland Motor Corporation (BLMC) that became Leyland Historic Vehicles that became Rover Group back in 1986. It was they who decided that a purpose built centre was required to house their many and varied collection of cars. Whilst Austin and Morris plus MG and Mini, were at that time the backbone of the stock, many more British cars have since been added such as Morgan, Jaguar, Ford and Vauxhall and Land Rover. And you will find a few foreigners too!
The Centre is to be found just off junction 12 of the M40 south east from Stratford upon Avon and is clearly signed, or if you prefer use postcode CV350BJ for your satnav or Google www.heritage-motor-centre.co.
It’s not necessary to reserve a place but it’s always good for us to know likely numbers in advance, so please email myself with your intention to attend. We are meeting informally from 10.30am onwards in the car park.
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by Adam Towler
The 928 is a true enigma. It seems impossible for a journalist to write a story about the 928 without citing the car’s failure to replace the 911, or the perception that buying one as a classic car is a potential minefield. But this is the very same car that was deemed the future back in 1977, and with good reason. This is the car – the only sports car – to win a Car of the Year gong. Ok, say what you like about this motoring equivalent of the European song contest, but for a sports car to win outright – that’s something quite profound. It is a car that always tried to be many things on four wheels, but as the years passed, was tasked with becoming a quite different sort of vehicle: an aggressive sports GT rather than an all-round everyday supercar.
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Writer Pablo DeFerrari has written a very interesting article about the 928 and how it essentially didn't live long enough. The discussion about weather the 928 should be a 2+2 or full 4 seater, left the car being too similiar to the 911 when Porsche chose the 2+2 option. Pablo argues that the real problem was that Porsche couldn't find enough of the right customer - the Sybarite's (seekers of pleasure and luxury). I highly recommend you click on the pic to read on: