Stuttgart cars’ sec­ond home

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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.

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