Venturing abroad with your Porsche 928

Taking your car abroad

Each year over 2 million motorists take their cars abroad. Whether you are only making a day trip across the channel to France, driving on business or holidaying overseas,

it is vital that you have full insurance cover before setting out. If not, you could find yourself unprotected and left with an expensive bill if you are involved in an accident or your car is stolen.

Motor insurance cover and Green Cards

The relationship between UK motor insurance cover and Green Cards can be confusing. The following notes clarify the position.

All UK insurance policies automatically provide, at no extra cost, the minimum cover required by law in all European Union (EU) countries, or the minimum cover in the UK if that is greater. The minimum required is cover for your liability to third parties.

In the countries listed below, the same situation will normally apply. However, some insurers may exclude cover, or there may be practical or legal issues with some of these countries that make it desirable that you contact your insurer before travelling.

Croatia, Gibraltar, Monaco, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstien, San Marino, Switzerland,

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8th Anniversary 928uk Porsche 928 mail list meeting, December 2006, Merry Miller

Saturday 2nd December 2006 was our 8th Anniversary meeting

30 cars and many old friends turned up. Martyn suggests a rear of the year competition..

8th Anniversary 928uk Porsche 928 mail list meeting, December 2006, Merry Miller

Pics: Martyn King

8th Anniversary 928uk Porsche 928 mail list meeting, December 2006, Merry Miller

8th Anniversary 928uk Porsche 928 mail list meeting, December 2006, Merry Miller

8th Anniversary 928uk Porsche 928 mail list meeting, December 2006, Merry Miller

8th Anniversary 928uk Porsche 928 mail list meeting, December 2006, Merry Miller

8th Anniversary 928uk Porsche 928 mail list meeting, December 2006, Merry Miller

8th Anniversary 928uk Porsche 928 mail list meeting, December 2006, Merry Miller

8th Anniversary 928uk Porsche 928 mail list meeting, December 2006, Merry Miller

8th Anniversary 928uk Porsche 928 mail list meeting, December 2006, Merry Miller

8th Anniversary 928uk Porsche 928 mail list meeting, December 2006, Merry Miller

8th Anniversary 928uk Porsche 928 mail list meeting, December 2006, Merry Miller

8th Anniversary 928uk Porsche 928 mail list meeting, December 2006, Merry Miller

8th Anniversary 928uk Porsche 928 mail list meeting, December 2006, Merry Miller

8th Anniversary 928uk Porsche 928 mail list meeting, December 2006, Merry Miller

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928 maintains it's public reputation!

This episode of 'The Bill' was transmitted on ITV1 on November 15th 2006

928 maintains it's public reputation!

Karl Neilson, 89 S4

For the past 2 months I've been directing 'The Bill' for ITV1. When reading scripts I have to think carefully about the characters - who they are, how they develop, and their role in the story I have to tell.

One of my scripts had the wonderful character of 'Alec Vincent', an old school, London villain, accused of doing 'one last robbery' before retiring to spain.

My Location Manager and I soon found the perfect house for such a man, a huge detached residence tucked away in South London, with palm trees outside, and a wonderful huge space inside. Finding the right actor was more problematic, but I soon cast Gary Powell, who went on to give an excellent performance.

I decided this 80's criminal needed an 80's supercar, and therefore opted for the Porsche 928. My design team looked nervous, saying they are a very difficult car to source and would be expensive. I dug my heels in though and insisted Alec Vincent would only ever cruise to retirement in the great Porsche V8 supercar.

In the build up to filming, 'Alec Vincent's car' often came up, and it was a choice I had to defend quite a lot. Many people didn't know what a 928 was, and those that did said things like 'that's a bit old" ( missing the point ), and "that's a bit crap" ( ignorant ! ).

Filming day soon arrived, and I got to location at about 8.30 am. Everything was set to go. The house was dressed, the actors were made up, the camera van was ready....but where was the 928?!!!. Convinced a conspiracy was about to deny me my vision, I took the art director aside, only to hear the beep of a horn and the roar of an engine. The 928 had arrived.....

Porsche 928 stars in The Bill

Pic: Karl Neilson

.....on the back of a low loader. That morning all the other cars we needed for the days filming had started fine. No it just happened to be the 928 that wouldn't turn over and delayed me for 15 mins whilst it was unloaded and pushed into position.

We all stood and watched this happen. There were smiles among the many who told me the 928 was not a very good car. But as I told them all, I bought mine as much to look at, as to drive. And when pushed into position it didn't matter that it had an off coloured wing, a bent sunroof, and didn't start. It just looked fantastic, like it does in 'Weird Science', 'Risky Business', 'The Business', and now 'The Bill'!!!! Perhaps Alec Vincent should pay more attention to it's servicing requirements though....

Porsche 928 stars in The Bill

Pic: Karl Neilson

 

Silverstone Finals

Paul Anderson Porsche 928 Race car in the lead at Silverstone October 2006

Porsche 928 In the lead at Silverstonr! 2006

Just to let you all know how i got on at the last race of the season at Silverstone this weekend. Qualified my best yet in third position on the grid behind two Morgans with not a lot in it as far as times were concerned so thing were looking good for the race. I managed to get the jump on one morgan at the start and tailed the leader for the first lap with him squeezing me out of an overtake at woodcote on th eend of the first lap which resulted in me bumping the rear of his car at 120mph no damage to either car but still scary nonetheless.

Paul Anderson Porsche 928 Race car at Silverstone October 2006

Picture of damage

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Porsche - The Legend, Jonathan Wood

Porsche - The Legend

Author:Jonathan Wood

Extremely cheap book this. Colour pictures of all models and some good detail with tables a la top trumps of information. 928 model coverage is good with pictures of UK cars from 1979, 1988 and 1995 although the author dismisses the 928 as a footnote in the companys evolution.

For a couple of quid its worth it. Its only 3.99 in the shops.