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STRÄHLE SWAPMEET 2017
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 www.straehle.org
PORSCHE PARTS UK
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 www.theslshop.com. 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.porschepartsuk.com, or call 07720737896. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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-classica.co.uk.
CHARITY TRACK EVENT
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… porscheclubgb.com
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 www.porsche.com 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.canfordclassics.co.uk
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.goodingco.com
START THEM YOUNG…
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 www.porsche.com. 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).
NEWS FROM ROGER BRAY
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.rogerbrayrestoration.co.uk