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It was a visit to the Porsche and Volk­swa­gen Swap Meet in Los An­ge­les in 2003 that gave Paul Ernst Strähle the idea to es­tab­lish a sim­i­lar event in Ger­many. And so, to­gether with Marco Marinello, he founded the Strähle Porsche Swap. The first edi­tion was held on the Strähle com­pany grounds in Plüder­hausen, and the event quickly be­came pop­u­lar among Porsche en­thu­si­asts. Today, it is one of the ʻmust-seeʼ dates on the cal­en­dar for fans of the Ger­man sports car mar­que. As the event grew from year to year, big­ger venues were re­quired. The swap meet was re­lo­cated from Plüder­hausen to the neigh­bour­ing town of Schorn­dorf, first to the Gallery of Art and Tech­nol­ogy, then to the Künke­lin Hall. Af­ter a break in 2016 for re­or­gan­i­sa­tion, Paul Ernst Strähle has now found the ideal venue for his event. On 11th Novem­ber 2017, the ʻAlte Kel­ter ʼ in Fell­bach will host the Strähle Swap Meet 13. For the first time, it will be pos­si­ble for ex­hibitors to put cars on dis­play. Ex­hibitors can set up on the day be­fore the event (Fri­day, 10th Novem­ber 2017) from 3.00pm. to 7.30pm and will have the op­por­tu­nity to get to­gether for a re­laxed con­ver­sa­tion un­til 10.00pm. Vis­i­tors have ac­cess on 11th Novem­ber 2017 from 9.00am to 3.00pm. En­try fee is €5 for adults, free for chil­dren un­der 16 years of age. For more de­tails or to reg­is­ter, visit


Just as we were go­ing to press, we re­ceived the fol­low­ing press re­lease: ʻWel­come to Porsche Parts UK. Our pri­or­ity is to help Porsche own­ers con­tinue to en­joy th­ese mag­nif­i­cent cars by sourc­ing high-qual­ity parts at fair prices. We are pas­sion­ate about the Porsche brand and have owned many of the mod­els we sell parts for. Our in­ven­tory is con­tin­u­ally grow­ing and if there is some­thing you need and canʼt find, then please ask us and we will en­deav­our to sup­ply your part or ac­ces­sory.

ʻOur parts carry a warranty and we only source trusted parts from high­qual­ity sup­pli­ers. We have built up over many years con­sid­er­able knowl­edge of parts, and the best sources from which to source them, through our sis­ter com­pany So whether itʼs a grom­met, a seal or more, please en­joy shop­ping via our web­site and place an or­der safe in the knowl­edge that your part will ar­rive as promised to your home or work­shop.ʼ

So there you are – a new name in the Porsche parts busi­ness! You can en­joy a fur­ther dis­count on prices by us­ing the dis­count code World15 on all your or­ders, by the way. For more de­tails, or to place an or­der, visit www.porschep­art­, or call 07720737896. E-mail sales@porschep­art­


New from Stuttgart Clas­sica is this high qual­ity acrylic Per­spex en­gine lid grille. Will Chap­pell tells us that ʻWe have two de­signs now, one that goes un­der the en­gine lid and can be used with a grille on top, or one that goes on top of the en­gine lid, re­plac­ing the stan­dard grille. They both come with stain­less fix­ings and 10mm black spac­ers, and are de­signed to fit all en­gine lids from 1974 to 1989ʼ. Theyʼre priced from £129.00 and thereʼs the of­fer of free UK postage on all prod­ucts, which can be shipped world­wide.

But thatʼs not all – if you want to delete the sun­roof on your 911 coupé, Stuttgart Clas­sica can help as theyʼve just pro­duced a per­fectly con­toured sun­roof delete panel which can be yours for just £249.00. It fits all mod­els from 1965 to 1997.

Want more? Have you ever tried to move a fully stripped 911 bodyshell? If you have, then youʼll know how heavy it is. The guys at S-C have pro­duced a dolly that fits all 911s (and 912s, of course) up to the 3.2 Car­rera, with adap­tors avail­able to al­low use on a 964. Priced at just £995.00, it could be the best money you spend be­fore get­ting stuck into a full restora­tion. More from www.stuttgart-clas­


Meet with like-minded Porsche en­thu­si­asts at one of the UKʼS most pres­ti­gious cir­cuits and help raise much-needed funds for Ch­est­nut Tree House, a lo­cal chil­drenʼs hos­pice in West Sus­sex.

Tak­ing place on 7th Oc­to­ber, this will be the fifth edi­tion of the char­ity event which has al­ready raised over £25,000 for the char­ity. The event is run in as­so­ci­a­tion with Porsche Club GB, PARR and VROOM Photo. Pre­reg­is­tra­tion is now avail­able and there is a sug­gested min­i­mum do­na­tion of £20 for Pad­dock space with an ad­di­tional £10 to par­tic­i­pate in the lunchtime Pa­rade Lap.

This year, the track­day el­e­ment of the event run by PCGB has sold out, but thereʼs still space to en­joy the pad­dock meet­ing – just visit the web­site be­low for more de­tails.

Please reg­is­ter your name against your do­na­tion – if you are anony­mous theyʼll be un­able to rec­on­cile de­tails and send you your tick­ets…


There’s noth­ing worse than stand­ing around at a race meet­ing, get­ting frozen to the mar­row while watch­ing ev­ery­one else have fun in their race cars. By the end of the day, all you want to do is go home and thaw out. En­ter the new of­fi­cial Mar­tini Rac­ing Col­lec­tion quilted jacket in olive green. Warm and easy to look af­ter thanks to ar­ti­fi­cial down, the jacket sports high-qual­ity Mar­tini Rac­ing badges and de­tails in­spired by the Porsche 917 long tail that com­peted at Le Mans with the num­ber 21. The quilted jacket also fea­tures an eye-catch­ing yel­low coloured lin­ing in 100 per cent polyester. Priced at £160, and avail­able in sizes from small to triple-x large, the jacket is avail­able now from or your neigh­bour­hood Porsche Cen­tre. Now there’s no ex­cuse for be­ing mis­er­able at the track…


We re­cently headed over to Can­ford Clas­sics in Dorset to at­tend their Clas­sic Porsche Pull-in #4 and had a great time. There was free cof­fee and ba­con rolls, and the chance to take a look round the projects cur­rently un­der­way in their work­shop, so it was a re­ward­ing way to spend a Satur­day morn­ing. With the staff on hand to an­swer all your ques­tions, and plenty of vis­it­ing cars to look at, a fun time was had by all! Visit www.can­ford­clas­

917-024 SELLS FOR $14,080,000

917-024 has had an in­ter­est­ing life, hav­ing been rechas­sised, owned by Jo Sif­fert, used in the film­ing of Le Mans, driven by Steve Mcqueen and sev­eral Porsche rac­ing lu­mi­nar­ies, hid­den away in a Paris ware­house – you name it, itʼs been there. And now fresh from a ma­jor restora­tion, itʼs been sold at auc­tion by Good­ing & Co. The price? A cool $14,080,000 against an es­ti­mate of $13- to $16,000,000. www.good­


We hate to men­tion the word, but Christ­mas is just around the cor­ner and Porsche has now come up with the per­fect present for any young fan of the mar­que aged two and up. Itʼs a 32cm-long wooden rac­ing truck com­plete with a cab unit, trailer and three rac­ing cars in the Porsche Mo­tor­sport colours of red, white and black. The cars, of course, sport a 911ʼs sil­hou­ette. Hope­fully itʼs enough to sow the seed and en­sure the next gen­er­a­tion gets hooked on that iconic rear-en­gined pro­file. The full set-up comes in at £68 in­clud­ing VAT and is avail­able to or­der on­line from Or you can head to your near­est Porsche Cen­tre and place an or­der while check­ing out the rest of the of­fi­cial Porsche prod­uct range (aka Christ­mas presents for grown-ups).


Roger Bray Restora­tion have let us know of their new part­ner­ship with Si­mon­sen 356 Pan­els, gen­er­ally ac­knowl­edged as some of the finest restora­tion pan­els for early Porsches cur­rently avail­able. ‘We have now been made an of­fi­cial sup­plier for their world fa­mous qual­ity 356 Pan­els,’ says Roger Bray. ‘We now hold a large se­lec­tion in stock, as well as many more parts for all mod­els of 356, 911 and 912, so please en­quire for more de­tails by phon­ing 01404 82205 or visit our web­site.’ www.roger­brayrestora­

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