Harpenden, UK @propertypetrolheads Model 991 Carrera S Year 2014
Acquired March 2016
Model 997 Cup
Acquired December 2016
With winter now settling in and the year coming to a close, it’s preparation time again for the 2018 race season.
First stop was a trip to GT Marques to see how they were getting along repairing the panel post the little ‘off’ at Snetterton. As we thought, it was only panel damage, but to make sure the car is 100 per cent straight it’s been necessary to strip the car back to its shell in parts just to make sure.
New radiators and a new steering rack, which bent after touching the tyre wall, are also about to be fitted, then it’s time to rebuild the car ready for the season ahead. Then we need to re-decal the car to make it look the part. If anyone is looking for a race car, they have a couple of nice 991 Cups for sale if anyone is interested. One I raced at Brands GP earlier in the year, and I know is an excellent car.
Next was time with the sponsors to see who might be interested in supporting the championship next year. Initial feedback is proving positive, so we are preparing a full pack to explain the choices businesses have, and what level of involvement they can expect in 2018 if they back the GT Cup again. The aim is to secure enough support to sign up for eight to ten races by the time the Autosports Show comes around at the NEC in Birmingham in January.
This coming weekend is a planned trip to Palmersports near Bedford as a treat
to my son who has just turned 25. If you haven’t been, I still believe it’s the best track-day experience you can have in the UK until you upgrade to personal track and test days in your own race car. I will give a full report next month, as some of the cars are new since I was last there. It’s certainly not a cheap day out, but compared to the experience days for a couple of hundred quid, the extra money is 100 per cent worth it. A famous quote (from one Steve Mcqueen) says “Racing is life and everything else is waiting.” It certainly feels like that at the moment.