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.
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.
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.