2010 Club Events
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Porsche Picnic - 26th September 2010
A change of venue for the Porsche Picnic, organised by the publishers of 911 and Porsche World, Italian Performance Cars and Japanese Performance Cars, with the invitation extended to all three types of motor.
Although a somewhat cold and windy day, the show was a good one, with the promise of being even better in future years as the organisers benefit from the possibilities offered by the new, impressively large site at Windsor Racecourse.
Our display area was more than filled with at least eight of our regulars being joined by some "guests". These included an original black Speedster owned by a hairdresser who found the car in a barn 17 years ago and who has undertaken a full restoration, resulting in a car worth some £120,000.
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Another visitor was a guy who had built a Speedster himself as a resto-rod with skinny wheels and white-wall tyres, cut-down Mercedes bench seats and a Hillman Minx steering wheel!
We were also joined by a couple we have met on previous occasions with a stunning silver 356C Coupe and another enthusiast in a black DDK 356A Outlaw Coupe.
The remaining half of the "Speedstars", Michael Kempster, was also present (his colleague having moved to Cyprus). Michael has spent a lot of money on his car, as can be seen in the real Speedster seats, dash, gear change, doors, bonnet and boot catch, etc - all this original equipment being added to a fibreglass body.
Porsche 911s (and every other type of Porsche known to man) were in evidence in large numbers, together with several Japanese Supercars and night-racers, various Ferraris and Lambos, a big display of Alfa-Romeos, a Fiat 500 Dragster with huge wheels and several Fiat Abarths on an anniversary celebration (also Simcas of the Abarth variety)
All in all, this was a pretty impressive display and the new venue is a big improvement. We expect to be back (with warmer conditions, hopefully!) next year.