BEAULIEU BUSTS THE 1000 PORSCHE BARRIER
The 2017 instalment of Simply Porsche at the Beaulieu Estate in the New Forest has been deemed a roaring success. Held on June 4th, more than 1000 Porsches attended. That was not only an increase of around 200 on the 2016 event but also an outright record.
Held in association with The Independent Porsche Enthusiasts Club (TIPEC), Simply Porsche was not only packed with 911s from across the eras. The transaxle cars including the 944 and 928 had a strong showing in this anniversary era, too. Fleets of Boxsters and Caymans also filled out the numbers.
Throughout the day, visitors and rally participants voted for their favourite car in the People’s Choice Award. Steve and Kate Hough took top honours with their impressive 2013 911 Carrera 4S. The fact that the car was bought as a 30th wedding anniversary present last year – turns out a Porsche was preferred to pearls – might just have swung it. Either way, the couple were presented with a commemorative Beaulieu trophy and a special Autoglym prize.
James Peel was a runner-up with his stunning 1960 356B Super 90. Having racked up three years in this high-performance variant of the original Porsche, Peel drives the car as much as possible and gets particular pleasure from its enduring prettiness. Norman Holliday was also a runner-up with his Peridot Green Cayman R, while another popular Porsche was the race-spec 1996 993 GT1 entered by Universal Classic Cars. Precise dates and timings for Beaulieu 2018 are yet to be confirmed. But you can keep track of developments at beaulieu.co.uk/events/simply-porsche.