Club’s char­ity fundraiser breaks am­bi­tious tar­get of bring­ing 500 cars to­gether on the seafront

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Out & About - David Simis­ter

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.

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