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Clunky Clutch, Tetchy Tickover & Wonky Washer – Sat 23rd Nov 2019

Let’s face it, asking how my ’71 911 was going at the November Porsche Club Out East meet was never going to elicit the response “Perfect Steve. Not a single thing wrong it but I think old cars can become interminably boring over time due to their relentless reliability” ……… was it?

To be fair – I did actually restrict my response to “Pretty good thanks apart from the need for a bit of minor clutch adjustment”.

Steve Winter being the true gentleman he is immediately told me to bring Yellow Peril up to his Jaz Porsche workshop in St Albans the following Saturday where he’d quickly carry out the necessary clutch adjustment.

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Out East porsche club meet – Sun 17th Nov 2019

It’s scary how quickly these monthly Porsche Club meetings keep coming around. The time gap between them seems to shorten even faster as we we enter the dark, dank Winter months but I guess that entirely related to the declining hours of daylight.

Winter to not, the forecast of a dry November day was enough to entice Porsche owners pull their cars out of their garages to join the gathering in Hackney Wick.

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Regent Street Motor Show – Sat 2nd Nov 2019

Competing with the Rugby World Cup Final and awful wet and blustery weather was not good for the 2019 running of this event but “the show went on”.

Not sure if sporting and meteorological factors also impacted the vehicular variety and turn-out but the show seemed a bit more flat than normal, particularly in terms the non-veteran element of the cars on show.

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Out East Porsche Club Meet – Sun 20th Oct 2019

Jet lag after returning from Japan meant that I had no problem getting up to attend the Out East Porsche Club get together in the wilds of Hackney Wick. It was just a shame I had to wait 6 hours after I woke-up at 2AM to attend!

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Porsche KG at Goodwood Motor Circuit – Sat 17th Aug 2019

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.

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Silverstone Classic – Sat 27th Jul 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?

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Out East – Porsche Club Meet – Sun 21st July 2019

With the weather set fair, the wife having a lie-in and daughter not requiring a Duber (Dad-Uber), the monthly PCGB Hackney Wick 3rd Sunday in the month Porsche get-together beckoned!

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Porsche Night At The Ace Cafe – Mon 27th May 2019

It’s the last Monday in the month and it’s a Bank Holiday. A perfect recipe for an especially interesting turn-out for Porsche Night at the Ace Cafe. Time to fire-up the Yellow Peril and navigate the delights of the North Circular en-route to this world famous automotive venue.

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Out East Porsche Club Meet – Sun 21st Apr 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).

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