Porsche KG – “what’s that?” I hear you ask. Well, it stands for Porsche Konstruktionen GesmbH, the company founded in 1947 by Ferry Porsche and his sister Louise Hedwig Anna Wilhelmine Piëch in order to build the very first Porsche badged cars. Porsche KG changed to Porsche AG in 1973 when the company went public.
The Porsche Club of Great Britain organised the KG event at the glorious Goodwood Motor Circuit as a celebration of Porsche cars built during the “KG” years from 1947 to 1973.
Continue reading Porsche KG at Goodwood Motor Circuit – Sat 17th Aug 2019
In these climatically challenging times, I suppose we should no longer be surprised at how rapidly weather conditions can switch from tropical heatwave to standard UK summer drizzle but why does this always seem to coincide with seriously special classic car events?
Last year it was Luftgekühlt at Bicester Heritage which in the midst of wonderfully warm and sunny Summer, transformed into Wassergekühlt! This year, we went from sweltering 38 degree heat (in London at least) to a state of excessive sogginess for Silverstone Classic. Sigh …………. where did I leave my waterproofs and underwater camera?
Continue reading Silverstone Classic – Sat 27th Jul 2019
I think my 48 year old 911 is magically mutating into a Plug-In-Hybrid! The Yellow Peril only seems to start reliably if both of Mr Bosch’s best batteries are brimful of volts ……….. which can be a little inconvenient at times.
Thankfully – removal of the batteries and a couple of days of trickle charging revived them sufficiently to resuscitate the slumbering Peril to get me to (and from) the Third Sunday In The Month sojourn to the Porsche Club’s Far-East(er) meet (Hackney Wick almost qualifies as being oriental).
Continue reading Out East Porsche Club Meet – Sun 21st Apr 2019
An increase in the hours of daylight and reported sightings of sunshine could only mean one thing. Time to don the de-rigueur Fifty-Textures-of-Tweed country casual combo and put my best brown-brogue’d foot forward to attend the Goodwood 77th MM.
Just to flat-cap it all – mustn’t forget the tweed titfer-tat!
Continue reading Goodwood 77th Members Meeting – Sun 7th April 2019
“Sunny intervals AM to be followed by thunder, lightning and hail storms PM”. An early morning drive in the Yellow Peril beckoned in order to attend the PCGB Out East monthly meet at Beachy Road and Stour Road.
Continue reading Out East – Porsche Club Meet – Sun 17th Mar 2019
On a crisp, cold January morning with no evidence of salt on the roads – I simply had to fire-up the Yellow Peril and head Out East!
Thankfully – a few other Porsche Club GB members decided to follow suit!
Continue reading Out East! Porsche Club Meet – Sun 20th Jan 2019
Mild and sunny November weather was the final enticement I needed to go Out East with the Yellow Peril.
Nick and Ed Pike (organisers of the Porsche Club London Region) hunted down this great venue some months back and the 3rd Sunday in the month meet seems to have become very popular with club members. It’s far less frenetic than the former Smithfield venue i.e. no stroppy traffic wardens!
Continue reading Out East! Porsche Club Meet – Sun 18th Nov 2018
The 70th Anniversary of the first Porsche production car had the highly beneficial side-effect of reviving the Brands Hatch Festival of Porsche.
Brands is a lovely compact circuit that’s easily and quickly accessible from London and unlike some of the airfield based circuits (e.g. Silverstone and Goodwood) it offers excellent viewing opportunities over large parts of the circuit without having to walk too far.
Continue reading Brands Hatch Festival Of Porsche – Sun 2nd Sep 2018
Whilst listening closely to the Yellow Peril’s engine earlier this week (as you do) – I noticed a bit of a mechanical clattering noise coming from left hand throttle body as I revved the engine using the throttle linkage.
This odd noise and the fact that the engine had gone a bit off-song since its trip to Le Mans Classic in early July prompted me to arrange a visit to see Steve Winter at Jaz Porsche for his expert opinion.
Continue reading Chattering Butterflies – Sat 1st Sep 2018
A visit to Le Mans Classic has long eluded me but this year all barriers and sensible-head reasons-not-to-go seemed to disappear.
The Yellow Peril was running well (bar a last minute clutch change) and the problem of abandoning the Mrs for a long weekend to go off on a car related jolly was resolved by taking her along .