Cumbria Region

Welcome to TIPEC Cumbria – Porsche Enthusiasts

Our previous meetings were held  at the

Gilpin Bridge Inn,

Bridge End, 

Levens, Kendal,



Please feel free to come along to any of our meetings to see what we’re about, we are an inclusive club and welcome all Porsche models of all ages and condition!

For more information please contact us on the phone numbers or email address below.

Regional Organiser :


Cumbria Region is looking for RO/ARO to run monthly meets – if you would like to get involved please contact us!  Until a local RO/ARO is found the nearest regional meeting is NW.


Find us on Facebook by seaching for: Porsche Enthusiasts Club – Cumbria (TIPEC) and ask to join.

Here’s a direct link:  Cumbria Facebook Page


2018 so far….     



Thursday 27th: Club Night

8 Porsche’s,  great food and great company!


Thursday 20th: Wray Tea Rooms Classic Evening

Sadly washed out by the weather – roll on 2019!


Sunday 9th:  Breakfast meet

4 of us had a great breakfast at Carnforth!  Hopefully more will cvome along to the next one!



Sunday 19th: Jubilee run to Gretna with Tipec Scotland and NW regions

Sixteen NW Porsches and a BMW (Michelle’s 996 was blocked in the garage by her Builders!) met at the Tickled Trout Services at 8:30am for coffee before heading North to meet up with our Cumbria Region Porsches at Tebay. Then all the cars convoyed up to the Greens Hotel at Gretna. We were joined at Gretna by 10 Porsches from the Scottish Region, in total we had around 50 people. After a bit of chat and looking around the cars we headed inside for a great carvery lunch. After lunch the Scottish Region headed back North and the NW & Cumbria cars headed kind of South over some fabulous Porsche friendly roads via Longtown, Brampton and Alston at TIPEC  pace! We visited the recently burned down Hartside Cafe, which was the highest cafe in Britain! The weather up there was damp and cold with bad visibility but once off the tops the weather brightened up and NW pace was resumed.

We stopped in Melmerby for a brew and cake at the Village Bakery before heading south over Shap, Kendal and then home. A great way to celebrate 25 years of TIPEC and 70 years of Porsche.


Sunday 1st: Leighton Hall Classic Car Show  FOR INFO

Wednesday 4th:   Unified Porsche Meet –  Crooklands Hotel

Wow,  so many Porsches turned up from across the north of England!  TIPEC and PCGB members from across the region descended on Kendal for an almighty show of metal!

lots more pics here!

Thursday 19th:  Wray Tea Rooms

Fri-Sun 20-22nd: Silverstone Classic- National Event

Thursday 26th: Club Night

Lots of people enjoying the summer sun as ever @ The Gilpin,  hope to see you next month


Thursday  31st: Club Night

Great weather once again on the Costa del Kendal!   We actually all sat outside for the whole evening – good to see faces old and new and a wide variety of Porsche



Fr- Sun 4/5/6th: Donnington Historic Festival

Well what can I say?  Epic weather over the weekend enabled a great turnout from across all the regions – traveling down in convoy with NW  – we soon had the shelters and kettle on the go  – closely followed by bacon butties and nibbles through the day.  40 odd Porsches,  classic racing, plenty of great stuff to see in and around the paddock –  In conclusion make sure you don’t miss it next year!

Monday 14th: Galloways 3 Sisters Charity Event

Along with our chums in Cheshire and Staffs region we had a great time working with Galloways  to give track experiences to blind and partially sighted people.  Whata great day on the Costa del Wigan.

A scene in the pit lane – as you can se we took quite a spread of Porsches

With regard to reports of the death of a number of Bridgestones, Continentals and Michelin tyres on a variety of Porsche – we would like to say this has been greatly exaggerated 😉

Thursday 17th: Wray Tea Rooms

Another superb meet with a wide variety of metal – both Porsche and non Porsche.

Sunday 20th: Cumbria Motor Show

Big day !  With our new Gazebo up early,  bacon and brews on the go we assembled 14 Porsches on the stand with many more out in the carparks – hundreds of people passed through for a drink and a chat!

We also had a special visitor on the OPC Kendal stand.  Lots of us would have liked to take this one home


Sunday 15th: Northern’ish Gathering

What an Epic day  – early start from the A65 at J36  and then across to a sea of Porsche…

WOW Is all I can say, 90 Porsches in total for our 2nd Northernish Gathering. A fabulous array of Porsches from 924 to 991and everything in between. A full English was enjoyed by all and then a run up to Knaresborough for the Gmund/RPM/Reep open day. There must have been 2-300 Porsches in total at the open day, a real sight to see.   Some long round trips  – nearly 200 miles for me and  305 for Dean!  That’s commitment

Thursday 19th: Wray Tea Rooms

What a lovely venue and what a great selection of cars to see!   At least 3 members Porsches feature in the pic below – the venue recorded record turn out and a good time was had by all.

Thursday 26th: Club Night:

Aprils club night was another great evening in the Gilpin Bridge – new faces, new Porsches, and a brilliantly educating talk from our guest Michael Booth from who opened eyes and minds and enhanced all our abilities to clean and protect our Porsches.

We had a great turn out – 30 people enjoying the presentation, the food and and the chat.  Lovely to see a wide spread of Porsches in the car park too.

I know a few eyes were opened on how to best keep those Porsches looking sparkling!!!


Sunday 4th: AGM meeting at Coventry Motor Museum 

Sunday 4th: AGM at Coventry Motor Museum arrive at 10am for a 10:30 start.

Along with the NW RO and ARO  the Cumbrian RO braved the inclement weather to attend the AGM albeit in Richards Skoda Octavia VRS not a Porsche. Let’s face it we’d have struggled to get three people in any of our Porsche’s! The meeting was a  big success with over 30 members in attendance  many of whom had travelled there in their Porsche’s. After the meeting we had mooch around  the fantastic automotive Museum.

A good array of Porsches in attendance outside the Museum.

Friday 9th: RS Day Oulton Park. Once again joining our NW and C&S regions  Meeting at Lymm Services

There was another great turn out for RS Day, 12 Porsches met at Lymm Services to convoy down to Oulton Park. Once there we were joined by more Porsches from Cheshire & Staffs Region. We also had along, friend of the Club Darren King, owner of Unique Porsche Specialists in his Race day Service/Camper Van, he generously provided us with cups of coffee, tea & biscuits, at dinner time he even fired up a barbecue and made us all sausage & bacon butties. There was a huge amount of Porsches in attendance both on track and in the paddock including a 991Cup car, Carrera GT & a couple of RUF CTR’s. If you’ve never been get it in your diary for next year, it’s a great day out.

TIPEC NW Cars arrived nice and early.

Darren King, Unique Porsche Specialists Race day Service/Camper Van.

Sunday 25th: Supercars of the North West.

The God’s certainly smiled down on  the Southport Riviera today,  some brilliant sunshine brought the public out in droves!  There were 16 Porsches on display from 944 to new 911T, there should have been more but several couldn’t get to the show due to Southport being gridlocked for several hours! As ever Tipec is all about the bacon butties  –  for all Club members to keep their bellies full and had a cracking time chatting in the sunshine. The Club display got lots of attention and several Porsche owners stopped to chat and showed an interest in joinig the Club. Big thanks to all who turned out and to Darren (Bowser) Pollard  NW for organising.

Thursday 29th: Club Night: Alan Aspden from the North West region  gave a slide show and talk at our March meeting  – a fantastic tale of pan European travel and the history of Porsche…


Thursday 22nd: Club Night – The Gilpin Bridge

Thanks to all who came – another enjoyable evening with a plethora of Porsche in the car park. Lots of banter  and good to build on the foundations for our upcoming events – Northernish Gathering and the Cumbria International Motor Show.



Sunday 7th:  North West region “New Year Run” meeting at Mc Donald’s, Clitheroe on the A59 at 8:30am to be on the road for 9. Weather permitting. 

A couple of us joined up with the NW region “New Year Run” today. After a breakfast meet we took a cautious drive over to Hebden Bridge for lunch. There was a total of 20 cars in attendance and some great sideways action on the icy roads. Dean Mason covered a 365 mile round trip – very impressive

Thursday 25th: Club Night: We had a total of 22 people and 10 Porsche’s turn out on a damp January evening. We discussed a couple of future events and asked people if they are interested to please let us know. We also welcomed Paul ffelan as an ARO. Paul has a lot to offer our region and we look forward to his input into future events. Many thanks to all who attended and a warm welcome to our new members.


                                                          Program of events for 2017


Thursday 25th: A very big thank you to all who turned out for the first Tipec Cumbria meet tonight at the Gilpin Bridge (especially Richard & Diane who travelled up from the south) well Blackburn to be precise!
There were 10 people in 6 porsches & a sporty Skoda who all enjoyed the evening sunshine, good food and great company.Good to meet everyone & we’re looking forward to future events.
Big thanks again from Paul & myself.(Steve) 😀


Sunday 18th: 2 Cumbrian Porsche’s joined the NW Region for an 8am start in Southport which saw 13 Porsche’s gather from 7:30 for their epic Longest day run to Whitby Abbey. We had a spirited drive to our breakfast destination the Hopper Lane Hotel and were joined by 5 more NW Porsche’s on route. After a hearty breakfast we headed out for the second leg of the journey which took in some very Porsche friendly North Yorkshire roads. Private  parking was provided for us in front of the Abbey which was great as Whitby was very busy. A couple of hours was spent taking in the sights and eating Fish & Chips and ice cream before making our way home.

Porsche’s on display in front of the Abbey.

Thursday 29th: We had 9 Porsche’s and 15 people attend our monthly meet this month. It was great to see a few new members attend and we look forward to seeing you all again at future gatherings. Many thanks to Richard & Colin from the North West region for travelling up and giving their support. We all had a great night with good food & top banter. 😀



Saturday 8th: For our first region run we had 27 people in 17 porsches turn out for early morning tea/coffee before setting off on our “7 lakes” tour around the beautiful Lake District. Thanks to the guys from the North West region who travelled up to join us. We took our cars on a ferry across Lake Windermere, we ate good food, the weather was perfect & we finished at a motor museum. (What more could you ask for !) We covered 82 miles in total. Even the “Cumbrian Ladies” enjoyed a prosecco or two.

Thursday 20th: Classic Car Night This evening saw 6 Cumbrian members turn out to this event at Wray. There was a great collection of both classic & modern cars there. It was a fine summer’s night with brews & “Aberdeen Angus” burgers enjoyed by all. The atmosphere was very relaxed with parking aplenty . We are going to attend this meet again each month until September for anyone interested in joining us.

Thursday 27th: Another well attended meeting this evening. The good folk of the Cumbria region (with 2 North West region guests) enjoyed a night of good food & top Porsche banter. We are delighted that for our third month we had 20 people and 9 Porsches, that’s great – keep up the good work everyone. A big welcome also to our new members, hope to see you all again at future meets/events


Saturday 5th: Another successful outing today. Cumbria & North West regions met up for the Cheshire & Staffs region’s  Lakeland motor museum meet. We ate breakfast, admired some classic vehicles, toured the museum and finished the afternoon with a 70 mile tour of the Lake District . A great turnout of 45 people in 29 porsches & 1 mini. Big thanks to all who attended

Thursday 17th: Good turnout from Cumbrian region this evening. Some great cars on show (84 in total) ranging from an MG Magnette to an Aston Martin. Jamie left the Porsche at home & attended in his XJS jag this month

Friday 18th: Our first Cumbria Chippy tea run saw 5 of us visit Knott End Chippy for excellent food & good banter followed by a country lane drive to Guys Tavern at BIlsborrow for further refreshments. Many thanks to Jim, Nichola & Richard for joining us.

Thursday 31st: A great turnout this evening with  22 people in 12 Porsches & a BMW. The food was good, the banter was great & the company was tops. We had a wide variety of cars turn out including a beautiful Carreras 2.7RS. Many thanks to all who attended & we hope to see you at future events.


Thursday 21st: Wray Tea Rooms- Classic Car Night Nr Lancaster, LA2 8QP we will meet at the Gilpin Bridge to be on the road at 6pm sharp.  The Cafe will be open and there is Burgers etc available outside. This is not just for Classic Cars we will all be made welcome.. Feel free to join us or make your own way there.

Thursdasy 28th: Tonights event had 20 people in 10 very shiny porsches. Judging was undertaken by our friends from the North West region and trophies were awarded for the top three & also a “members choice”. We all had a great night with good food and top humour. Thanks to everyone who turned out and a warm welcome to the newcomers


Sunday 15th: Yorkshire Dales Run- Leaving GIlpin Bridge we took a steady run over to Settle where we met up with our friends from the North West region. From there we headed over to Hawes to the Wensleydale cheese factory for a brew & some cheese sampling. We then took a spirited drive through some great countryside to arrive at Tan Hill Inn, the highest Inn in the UK located at 1732 ft above sea level. We enjoyed a great lunch & got to make new friends. This was a fabulous turnout with a total of 31 porches & approximately 60 people in attendance. A big thank you to all who attended and a warm welcome to our new members of Cumbria Region

Thursday 26th:This evenings meeting was well attended by our regulars where the atmosphere was very chilled and relaxed. We discussed lots of ideas for our 2018 events calendar. Many thanks to all who attended

Saturday 18th:A few of us took an Autumn drive out over to Hawes today for lunch. We met at GIlpin Bridge for coffee at noon and drove over to Ingleton to meet up with Ray & his  wife from SYNN region. From there we travelled over to the cheese factory at Hawes for lunch before returning home via Sedburgh. A big thanks to everyone who came along

Sunday 26th: A meet up with North West region today saw 14 Porsches gather for breakfast before heading off on a run to Settle and onto White Scarr Caves at Ingleton for coffee.

Thursday 30th : Cumbria Club Night- This  will be a “Quiz Night” at the GIlpin Bridge Inn.The quiz night went well with some interesting questions all related to Porsche and Tipec. Winner of the night was North West region RO Richard Scholl. Many thanks to everyone who attended


Sunday 3rd: Our first Cumbria Region Christmas lunch was well attended with 13 of us turning up at Gilpin Bridge for a festive feast. The food, the company and the banter were all first class. Many thanks to all who attended

Thursday 28th : Club Night.

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