Monday 5th September saw the Final of the Porsche Great Britain Golf Cup at The Grove, Hertfordshire. Our Leicestershire regional finalists joined other finalists from Porsche Centres all over Britain, with the winners going to the World Finals in Majorca.
Although the weather was a little wet, it wasn’t enough to dampen anyone’s spirit, and a great weekend was had on the course, as well as at the Awards Dinner in the evening.
Various examples of the Porsche range were on display along the course, including the new 718 Cayman and Boxster, 911, and Macan.
One car of particular interest was the 1980 winner of Le Mans, the Porsche 924 Carrera GTP 002.
In 1980 Porsche entered Le Mans with three examples of the new race car which were piloted by teams from Germany, USA and Great Britain. Titled the 924 GTP, each car raced under their national colours in the highly competitive 'Prototype' class. 924 GTP 002 remains the only Porsche factory owned race car ever to compete under a British flag. Having been used for further testing the car was officially retired in 1982.
35 since its launch and to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Porsche 924, Porsche Cars Great Britain and our network of Classic Partner Centres will return the car to its former glory. Porsche Centre Glasgow will handle the suspension and brakes, Porsche Centre Swindon will restore the engine, Hatfield the gearbox and finally all plumbing and electrics will be the job of Porsche Centre Leeds.