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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!
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
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