Evening all, as a famous copper used to say!
I know everyone warns you about how busy life gets with teenage kids and middle age (spread).. but bloody hell they are right!! had a thought the other day to log in and see what's going on here on the site.. and I couldn't even remember the last update i posted on the Red Devil! So here are some belated pics and a brief update. I must firstly remind that Thomas Knoll who carried out the restoration sadly passed away some time back of cancer. I only met him once, but what a lovely guy, passionate about his work and working closely with his father and family.
When the car arrived here in the UK it was booked into OPC Tonbridge to resolve a few minor niggles. Shortly after Rob Tomlin who is a friend and runs Supercar Detailing and looks after my cars suggested entering the car into the 2018 Salon Prive event as there was a Porsche Concors Day on the Saturday after the main Concors
Now I'm not one for this Concors lark to be honest, but Rob suggested a. it would be a fun day out amongst some of Porsche's finest and b. would be a good opportunity to show the car. So I registered and was luckily accepted and then they told me how much it was to enter (gulp!, how naive i thought it was free!!!) Anyway in for a penny..in for quite a few pounds!
Rob also had customers entering two stunning cars, a 997 Sport Classic and a white 964 Turbo 3.6. The cars were loaded into a lorry and driven up on the preceding Friday. We stayed at the Bear in Woodstock.. what a beautiful village..I had never been to this part of England before. Anyway we stayed 2 nights and had much fun including the gala dinner with guest speaker Mr. Derek Bell.
I had the pleasure of showing the car to the judges, who included Mr. Bell, Max Girardo (RM Auctions) and Thomas Schmitz amongst others. Interestingly, none could quite believe it when they saw the car.. I even overheard one say to the other "that's the one.." in a "maybe its a bitsa?" kind of way. Luckily I had taken a copy of the book by Ryan Snodgrass (who lurks on here) https://parabolicapress.com/products/porsche-carrera-2-7-book as evidence!
Anyway.. unbelievably the car ended winning a prize!!! I like to think of it as "Best Bstrd Interior!".. i think actually it was Best Interior 74-89 or something like that! The Sport Classic also won two prizes so we ended up having an ever better weekend than expected.
Enough of my waffle.. here are some pictures and have to say what a stunning location Blenheim Palace is!!
Wish everyone a Happy New Year!!