The last minute offer of a free ticket to this event was an offer I couldn’t refuse. Spending a sunny Saturday morning amongst classic and exotic cars in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea was an unexpected delight.Continue reading Salon Privé London – Sat 23rd April 2022
This Porsche Club GB organised event was delayed for so long by the COVID pandemic that I’d forgotten I had a ticket and I almost didn’t attend. I’m glad I did.Continue reading Das Feuer – Porsches posing in a post-apocalyptic landscape – Sun 5th Dec 2021
Hats off to the organisers of this long delayed and much missed event which was finally pulled-off to deliver acutely needed therapy to the pandemic fatigued Porschephile masses.Continue reading Classics At The Castle – Sun 12th September 2021
An early start beckoned for my cycle ride down to Fenchurch Street Station to get myself and my bike onto the train to the far east. Shoeburyness in the far east of Essex was my destination and the purpose of my trip was to collect the Yellow Peril after its new fuel tank and associated hoses had been fitted at Sportwagen.Continue reading Tanked Up – Sat 17th July 2021
Having a comprehensive throttle body rebuild has been at the top of the Yellow Peril’s “Should Have Sorted This Out Ages Ago List” for some time but various higher priority jobs and life in general simply got in the way.
Finally however, I had an email from Steve Winter at Jaz Porsche saying “Bring the car in and let’s get it sorted” and I was there like a shot to leave the car in his care.Continue reading Throttled!!! Sat 19th June 2021
So what and where on Earth is Boxengasse?
Well Boxengasse – the word translates from German to English as “Pit Lane” but Boxengasse the place is a large rural site off the A41 near Bicester which is dedicated to all things Porsche.
It incorporates a number of old farm buildings as well as new purpose built buildings in the same agricultural/industrial style which accommodate the site owner Frank Cassidy’s home, his personal car collection and the premises of Autofarm – a long established classic Porsche restoration and race preparation company.Continue reading Boxengasse Oilcooled – Sun 23rd Aug 2020
A-Z of Car Stuff
This is one in a series of posts on cars, drivers, designers etc. that have interested me over the years. I’ve bored my family and friends with this stuff for years – now it’s your turn!
See A-Z of Car Stuff page for more posts in this series.
Finally! – A Cobra Post
I’ve been planning to compose a Cobra post for a very long time but I was finally spurred into action by the announcement that in 2021, AC Cars will build a limited production run of new Cobras.
Hooray you shout ……… until you read the small print. The new cars will be powered by either a 308hp electric motor or by a 345hp turbocharged 4-pot internal combustion motor.
Sorry, I’m afraid I just can’t get my head around this. The key distinguishing characteristic of the Cobra is, and always has been, its Ford V8 engine. Even the plethora of Cobra replicas have almost all used a V8 motor of some description so I just have to ask WHY???Continue reading A-Z Of Car Stuff: C is for Cobra
This show provides a much needed mid-winter boost for for frustrated classic car owners itching to extract their cars from dusty garages to participate in a new year of classic racing, hillclimbs, shows, rallies, auto jumbles and any other form of automotive therapy, anorakery and nerdiness!Continue reading London Classic Car Show – Sat 22nd Feb 2020
Cars: Accelerating The Modern World is a curious but far too small exhibition in the Sainsbury Gallery in the V&A celebrating the influence of automotive development on the modern world.Continue reading Cars at the V&A – Sat 21st Dec 2019
December’s a funny old time to be holding a big Porsche gathering given the vagaries of UK weather but the thankfully mild (but wet) weather de-risked the dissemination of salt and all roads led to Bicester Heritage for a Porsche Club pre-Christmas gathering.Continue reading Porsche Club At Bicester Heritage – Sun 8th Dec 2019