Stuttgart cars’ second home
With an Experience Centre based at Silverstone, it’s not surprising that Porsches were the most prevalent club cars on display, but when one in every ten cars at the Classic belonged to Porsche Club GB members, you get an idea of just how many were at Silverstone.
Porsche Club GB chairman Rob Kellock explains: ‘ This year we’ve made Silverstone one of two national events for the Club to cater for motorsport fans. Later in the year we’ll be having a concours d’Elégance for those who prefer a quieter occasion.
‘ This is an event that’s very much alive, very popular with members and this year we’re here bigger and better than ever before.’
In addition to the various clubs there was also a manufacturer presence at Silverstone, with the heritage arms of Aston Martin, Jaguar Land Rover, Maserati and Morgan all in attendance, in addition to Porsche Classic.
‘What’s particularly great is our relationship with Porsche GB. We work very closely with them and helped source some of the halo cars on its stand, including a 996 GT3 RS, a 993 RS and a 2.7 RS,’ says Rob.
‘Of course, this is just a taste of things to come: The big anniversary is next year with Porsche’s 70th.’
‘This is an event that’s very much alive, and very popular with members’
A small selection of the nearly 1000 Porsches on display at Silverstone.
The Triumph Sports Six Club was out in force, with a colourful (and patriotic) selection of GT6s, Spitfires and Stags. This year, the club is celebrating its 40th anniversary.
Steve Guest of the TVR Car Club says: ‘There’s so much going on, it’s reasonably priced, it’s central – that’s why we’ve so many motors here.’
Club chairman Peter Chapman next to his car ‘Henrietta’, the oldest Morgan on display – a 1947 4/4.