BEAULIEU BUSTS THE 1000 PORSCHE BAR­RIER

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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.

Beaulieu’s Sim­ply Porsche event, in con­junc­tion with TIPEC, drew over 1000 Porsches

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