Club’s charity fundraiser breaks ambitious target of bringing 500 cars together on the seafront
The cry of seagulls and the sound of waves crashing against the North Wales coast was drowned out by the snarl of flat sixes at this charity fundraiser.
While most of the 580 cars displayed on Llandudno’s 19thcentury promenade were post2000 911s, Boxsters and Caymans, there were plenty of Stuttgart’s classics on show.
The oldest entrant on the seafront was Ged Collins’ 1958 356A, but 914s, 944s and a lone 928 also grabbed showgoers’ attention. The three-figure turnout of classic 911s included a 2.7 Carrera RS, 930 Turbos and several Ruf-branded examples.
Event organiser, Porsche Club GB, says that fans talking about the event on social media in the week leading up to the display helped to boost the turnout – 100 more than at 2016’s event. Porsche owners travelling from a club track day held in Anglesey the previous day also helped the success of the event, which raised funds for North Wales children’s hospice Ty Gobaith.
Porsche Club GB’s North Wales regional organiser, Sue Taylor, was delighted with how many cars and visitors attended. She says: ‘The event has grown massively since it started five years ago, when we only had 29 cars here.
‘The turnout this year has been fantastic – I’ve never seen so many cars stretching so far down Llandudno’s Promenade.
‘There’s one of virtually every Porsche model on show, going right from the 356 to the brand new offerings.’
More than 500 cars took part in this year’s event on Llandudno’s seafront, up from just 29 five years ago. Southport couple Paul and Hazel Kennedy showed off their 1972 Porsche 911 2.7 Carrera RS. It’s originally a German market car, but Paul bought it in Sweden 18 months ago.