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PORSCHE HEAVEN ON EARTH!

How does the thought of be­ing able to rock up to a mod­ern de­vel­op­ment set in the heart of the English coun­try­side, home to busi­nesses ded­i­cated to the Porsche mar­que and a fu­ture host to Porsche events large and small sound to you? This is the brain­child of Porsche afi­cianado Frank Cas­sidy. And the con­cept is called Box­en­gasse.

In his own words, ʻBox­en­gasse is a des­ti­na­tion with over 25,000sq ft of be­spoke-built premises for ser­vices and hospi­tal­ity, all set within 100 acres of out­door event space, amongst wood­lands and lakes; and itʼs en­tirely ded­i­cated to Porsche!ʼ

The lo­ca­tion has been care­fully cho­sen – itʼs pur­posely sit­u­ated in cen­tral Eng­land, 90 min­utes from over 50 per cent of the UKʼS en­tire pop­u­la­tion and only 30 min­utes from Sil­ver­stone Cir­cuit and “Mo­tor­sport Val­ley”, the area that has be­come home to so many race teams. Box­en­gasse will be a one-stop des­ti­na­tion for Porsche en­thu­si­asts.

The ma­jor news is that, after more than a year of de­vel­op­ment, Box­en­gasse is proud to an­nounce that mar­que spe­cial­ists Aut­o­farm will be of­fer­ing a full range of Porsche ser­vices on site in early 2019. Aut­o­farm is, as few will need re­mind­ing, the long­est-stand­ing in­de­pen­dent Porsche spe­cial­ists in the UK.

Frank is un­der­stand­ably ex­cited about the whole project, one which has been a per­sonal brain­child for many years. The build work is com­ing along well, and it will only be a mat­ter of time be­fore we can give you some more news. But as you can see from the ʻwork in pro­gressʼ pho­tos, this is no pie in the sky project – and we canʼt wait to see it com­pleted.

Fu­ture plans are to hold reg­u­lar ʻcars & cof­feeʼ meet­ings, as well as an an­nual Porsche show, some­thing we can all look for­ward to. If you want to keep abreast of de­vel­op­ments – or run a busi­ness which you think would like to be­come part of the Box­en­gasse project – then log on to... www.box­en­gasse.com

IDA3C WEBERS ARE BACK!

Itʼs just been an­nounced that We­ber 40IDA3C & 46IDA3C car­bu­ret­tors for the clas­sic Porsche 911 will soon be pro­duced once again, and will be avail­able from We­b­con.

The car­bu­ret­tors are be­ing pro­duced from 100 per cent new tool­ing cre­ated from the orig­i­nal Ital­ian We­ber fac­tory draw­ings. Although the prod­uct is as orig­i­nal, the man­u­fac­tur­ing now uses the lat­est tech­nolo­gies to en­sure that the very finest qual­ity is main­tained for ev­ery com­po­nent.

The car­bu­ret­tors are ex­pected to be avail­able from Oc­to­ber 2018 – watch the We­b­con web­site for con­fir­ma­tion of a re­lease date.

Re­tail prices are as fol­lows: both the 40IDA3C 3130000100 and 40IDA3C1 3130000200 are priced at £1295, while the larger 46IDA3C 3136000100 £1395 and 46IDA3C1 3136000200 will cost £1395. In each case, these prices are plus VAT.

Theyʼll be avail­able di­rectly from We­b­con and from ap­pointed We­b­con deal­ers around the world. For fur­ther de­tails con­tact We­b­con UK on +44 (0)1932 787100, or log on to www.we­b­con.co.uk

HAPPY BIRTH­DAY PORSCHE

Marco Marinello of Eleven­parts in Switzer­land man­aged to bring to­gether no fewer than 70 Porsches, rep­re­sent­ing each year of the com­pa­nyʼs ex­is­tence. What makes this so spe­cial is that each of the cars shown was orig­i­nally sold by Swiss Porsche im­porters AMAG. Hav­ing tried to ar­range pho­to­shoots for just three cars, we can only guess at the ef­fort re­quired to get the photo!

PRIVÉPERFECTION

Great news from Mick Pacey of mar­que spe­cial­ists Ex­port 56, based in New­port Pag­nell. Mick took a num­ber of cars along to the pres­ti­gious Sa­lon Privé con­cours dʼélé­gance at Blen­heim Palace in Septem­ber and one of them, the very rare and de­sir­able right-hand drive Car­rera Speed­ster, took home three tro­phies, in­clud­ing best engine, best open top car and the Duke of Marl­bor­ough award for Best In Show. www.ex­port56.com

CAR­BONE PINS

Hereʼs some­thing fresh and new from Pawel and the guys at Car­bone: high qual­ity metal and enamel pins. There are four de­signs: crossed bones, 70 years of Porsche, flat-six engine and a side view of Porsche with a duck­tail – and theyʼre pre­sented in in these neat match­boxes. Cost? Just $19 plus postage. De­tails at www.car-bone.pl

STRONGER TARGA FRAMES

Targa top frame arms of­ten break at the hinge points due to metal fa­tigue and use of a brit­tle al­loy in the orig­i­nal. After more than a year of de­vel­op­ment, Lakewell now have a so­lu­tion.

Us­ing the lat­est state of the art 3D tech­nol­ogy, some smart changes on the in­side of the fold­ing arm were made to im­prove struc­tural strength. They have also in­vested in find­ing a Mg-al al­loy of­fer­ing the best ma­te­rial char­ac­ter­is­tics for the ap­pli­ca­tion. The net re­sult is a fold­ing arm with a ten­sile strength more than 300 per cent higher than the orig­i­nal, while the shape ex­actly repli­cates the fac­tory part.

The re­man­u­fac­tured arms per­fectly cross-fit with the orig­i­nal parts, so you can safely just change one side. The new frame arms are avail­able for ʼ70–73 mod­els with stan­dard cen­tre pin and ʼ74–85 mod­els with lock­ing cen­tre pin. Prices start from €260 plus VAT. You can find more de­tails on www.lakewell.com

PULL IN TO CAN­FORD CLAS­SICS

Dorset-based spe­cial­ists Can­ford Clas­sics held their an­nual Porsche Pull-in in Au­gust, wel­com­ing an im­pres­sive num­ber of Porsches (and own­ers) for a day of check­ing out the lat­est projects and rais­ing money for char­ity. A great day out, it was the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to catch up with all the gos­sip! www.can­ford­clas­sics.com

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