Welcome to the North West Region
Club Night Meetings are held every second Monday of the month from 7pm with Club business at 8pm.
The Bowling Green
Please feel free to come along from 7pm and see what we’re about, or come early and have a meal, as many of us do. We are an inclusive club and welcome all Porsche models, there is no snobbery about what you drive, we have everything from 924s right up to current 991 models. For more information contact us on the numbers or email addresses below.
Regional Organiser : Colin Hammerton – 07447742227 or 07500908091 email@example.com
ARO : Alan Diamond – 07582197558 –
ARO : Richard Sholl – 07970147779 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Find us on Facebook, search for: Porsche Enthusiasts Club-North West. And ask to join.
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Program of events for 2018 January
Sunday 7th: New Years Drive, meeting at Mc Donald’’s, Clitheroe on the A59 at 8:30am to be on the road for 9. Weather permitting.
Well what can I say about our first run of the year? It wasn’’t our usual sprint across the moors, it was probably the worst conditions we have ever encountered on a run, freezing conditions with mile after mile of black ice which resulted in lots of sideways moments and locked up brakes. That didn’t stop 20 Porsche’s carrying 30+ people turn out and complete the run albeit at a leasurly pace. We ended up at the Pack Horse Inn on the moors above Hebden Bridge for a spot of lunch. We had several new faces turn out, some of whom had traveled for a couple of hours to join us. Today proves Porsche’s should be driven all year round not locked away for winter. An outstanding Start to 2018, thanks to everyone who got involved in such bad conditions. You guys never let us down. Monday 8th: Club Night:
Fabulous turn out for our first meeting of the year. We had 35+ people in a good number of Porsche’s and some non Porsche vehicles. There was much talk about the year ahead and especially our second Northernish Gathering which is in April, there was also all the usual banter to keep us laughing. Sunday 28th: Breakfast meet. TC’s Cafe on the A565 between Southport and Tarleton (PR4 6JP). it’s a bit of an old-school greasy spoon, and all the better for it. Plenty of parking too! Be there for about 9.15
Another great turn out for our first Breakfast meet of the year. 17 Porsche’s and around 30 people gathered at TC’’s for a Breakfast fry up. You can always count on TIPEC NW members to turn out in force when food is involved. February Monday 12th: Club Night
The Wintery weather that had been around all day cleared and 35+ people turned out in various Porsche’s & some non Porsche vehicles for another very successful Club Night. We even had 4 Transaxle Porsche’s on the car park. We had a couple of new faces turn up to see what we get up to and they hung around for most of the evening, so we obviously didn’’t scare them off! Our meeting room was filled to capacity, at this rate we will need a bigger room.
Sunday 25th: Breakfast/Brunch meet. we’re joining Yorkshire Region at Jems Speed Shop, 678 Bradford Rd, Batley, WF17 8ND. Meeting at Birch Services between junction 18-19 eastbound M62 to be on the road for 9:45am. ETA Jems Speed Shop 10:30. There’s a planed drive after brunch towards Holmfirth, last of the Summer Wine country.
A cold crisp but dry and very sunny morning saw 17 NW Porsche’s carrying 30+ people gather at Birch Services for coffee. At 9:45 dead we headed to Jems Speed Shop to meet up with the Yorkshire bunch for brunch. After we’d eaten and had a good look around the Motor Bikes and memorabilia the Yorkshire group set off for a drive to Holmfirth. Some of our guys headed home and 9 NW Porsche’s headed up the M1 to Weatherby and then towards Menwith Hill through the Yorkshire lanes and the A59. We stopped for coffee and cake at the route 59 Cafe, some of us even sat outside and braved the cold in the sundhine and then all headed home. March Sunday 4th: AGM at Coventry Motor Museum arrive at 10am for a 10:30 start.
Two NW & one Cumbrian RO/ARO’s 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 success with over 30 members in attendance many of whom had travelled there in their Porsche’s. After the meeting we had a wander round the very interesting Museum.
Friday 9th: RS Day Oulton Park. Meeting at Lymm Services, Mc Donald’s from 8:30am to be on the road at 9:15 to convoy down to Oulton Park. This is a free to enter spectator day, if you’’ve never been get it in your diary it’’s a great day out.
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. As I’ve said before, if you’ve never been get it in your diary for next year, it’s a great day out.
Monday 12th: Club Night
A cracking turn out for our March Club Night with around 30 people in attendance including the 2 Darren’s from Unique Porsche, we also had 3 new faces turn up which is great. There was much chat about the upcoming Second Northernish Gathering and the fact that most NW gigs tend to involve food! If you’ve not been to a Club Night before, get yourself along to one soon and find out what we’re about.
Sunday 25th: Super Cars of The North West Show. We are meeting from 8:15am at Mc Donald’s, Marine Parade, Southport, PR8 1RY, to be on the road for 8:45. We need to be on the show ground just after 9am. If you’’re planning to attend please contact Darren Pollard on – tel: 07761270052 or email: email@example.com
The weather God’s certainly smiled down on us today, brilliant sunshine brought the public out in droves! We had 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! We cooked 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 for organising. April Sunday 8th: NW member John Adams Wedding
Five TIPEC NW members turned out today to supply Wedding cars for John & Carrie’s Big Day. This made a line up of 6 Porsches in total including John’s Boxster which was Driven by the Bride’s Father to deliver the Bride to the Dunkenhalgh Hotel for the Service and Reception. A huge thanks goes to George Pollard (997), Paul Dealwis (996) & Steve Taylor (996) who stepped in at the last minute to help transport Mother of the Bride & Bridesmaids. The Groom & Best man we’re transported by (RO) Richard Sholl (964) & (ARO) Colin Hammerton (944).
Monday 9th: Club Night
Another fabulous turnout tonight with 30+ people in around 20 Porsches even though it was a damp evening. We also had another couple of new members join us for their first meeting one of whom turned up in the 944 he bought 3 weeks ago from Michael Walters of the Peterborough Region. Sunday 15th: Second Northernish Gathering: Meeting at Mc Donald’s, A59 Clitheroe to be on the Road for 7am, heading to The Wellington, Weatherby Rd, LS17 8LZ for an all you can eat Breakfast. We will then be taking a short drive to just outside Knaresborough to visit Gmund Cars, RPM Porsche Specialists & Reep detailing who will be opening their doors to us for the afternoon and providing tea/coffee & biscuits. After this there will be a spirited cross country drive home.
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. The NW guys & gal’s had what can only be described as a spirited drive from Clitheroe to The Wellington over some great Porsche friendly roads. 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. Everyone made their own way home from Knaresborough but 6 NW Cars headed back via the Yorkshire moors at TIPEC NW pace! We then stopped for a coffee just outside Skipton and headed home our separate ways. Sunday 22nd: Breakfast meet at The Garden Kitchen, Holden Clough
A dry start to the morning turned into heavy rain but that didn’t stop 24 members in 16 Porsches turn out for Breakfast. After filling our bellies with fried food, 13 Porsches had a spirited drive cross country via the Trough of Bowland to the Jubilee Tower. We took a few photos and spent some time watching old classics drive by on the St George’s Classic Rally. We then had a quick drive to the M6 nr Lancaster and a run down to Longridge Services for a Starbucks and cake, from there we headed for home.
May Fri-Sun 4th-6th: Donington Historic Festival
An early start was the order of the day to see us arrive at Donington Park just before 9am. We put up the event shelter’s and flags before getting the mandatory NW bacon and brew on the go, we cooked about 40 bacon butties to keep everyone well fed! There were around 40 TIPEC cars on display and the blazing sun made us glad we’d brought the shelter for a bit of shade. There was some great Historic racing on all day and lots of classic race cars to look at in the paddocks. We had a good catch up with friends and members from many other regions. The humour, laughs and banter between Regions was great, get this in your diary for next year it’s a fab day out. Saturday 12th: Balshaw School
5 Porsches turned out for the Balshaw School Charity day in Leyland. A very pleasant day with lots of laughs was had by all, many burgers and much cake was consumed by some of us! We had the Birds of Prey display in font of us which was fabulous to watch and a stage to our left with some talented young musicians and singers performing some old classic Swing as well as some more modern songs. Monday 14th: Club Night
The warmer lighter evenings are encouraging NW Porsche people out in their droves! We had around 40 people in at least 20 Porsches and some non Porsche cars including Alan’s 2018 Lamborghini Huricane Peformante! But my choice for the night was Paul’s 997 GT3RS, what a fabulous looking car. There was the usual banter and much talk about up & coming events we have planned. If you’ve never been to one of our club nights your missing the whole point of Club membership, get your self along and find out what really goes on! I can assure you there’s no trouser leg lifting or funny handshakes, just good wholesome fun!! 😉 Monday 14th: Galloway Society for the Blind Driving Event (3 Sisters)
Nine Porsches from Cheshire & Staffs, Cumbria & the North West turned out to give Blind and Partially sighted people a track driving experience as passenger’s. The weather was good and nobody damaged their Porsche! A great day was had by all. Wednesday 16th: Jasmine Porschalink Open Evening from 7pm
Another great night at Jasmine with around 100 Porsches in attendance. NW members turned up in force and enjoyed the complimentary potato/cheese pie supper and drinks both alcoholic and non alcoholic. We had a fair amount of interest in the Club from possible new members who said we seamed a little less stuffy than PCGB! A good sum of money was raised for a local Hospice with a raffle and auction. A big thanks to Brian & his team for putting on another fab night. Sunday 20th: Porsche’s On The Prom, Llandudno
This year the NW decided to make the Elite Sports Car gig their official one for this weekend, that didn’t stop a good number of NW, Cheshire & Staffs and Cumbrian members hacking down to Llandudno to join in the amazing 1.6 kilometer display of 600+ Porsches that lined the Promanade. If you’ve never been your missing a treat. Sunday 20th: Elite Sports Car Show, Cumbria
A joint effort from both Cumbria & NW Regions saw 14 Porsches on the TIPEC stand for what turned out to be a really great day. We had the now compulsory Team TIPEC NW bacon butties coffee & tea for breakfast which was very much appreciated by everyone. Over the day we had lots of visitors to our little stand from PCGB members, including the recently retired Chairman Rob Kellock, Region 18 RO Dave Baker, Greg Horm RO North East and PCGB Motorsport director Albert Walsh. We had the usual banter and lots of laughs to keep us smiling all day. Big thanks to Paul Ffelan RO & Steve Bailey ARO Cumbria Region for inviting us along. Friday 25th: Curry Night
Another successful Curry night. Fourteen NW members enjoyed a Curry and a chat before heading off to Alan & Jo Diamonds house for coffee & biscuits. June Sat-Sun 2nd-3rd: Tatton Park Classic, Cheshire & Staffs Region for full details. ARO Gareth Aldridge & Stefanie Mahan 07881 228944 firstname.lastname@example.org
Several NW members joined C&S Region for a fabulous weekend of cars, bacon and banter. The TIPEC stand won 2nd best In show which is a testament to the hard work and wide spread of Porsche models on display. Sunday 3rd:
Several NW members attended the Supercar Showtime Charity Event in aid of Derian House Children’s Hospice at Houghton Tower. A great morning out in fabulous surroundings raising money for a very worthy cause. Sunday3rd: Simply Porsche Beaulieu, see PEC Home page for full details.
A record turnout this year for Simply Porsche. Over 1600 Porsches on display. Saturday 9th: Porsche at 70 Celebrations
A good number of TIPEC NW members were invited to join the convoy from OPC Bolton down to Cholmodeley Castle to celebrate 70 years of Porsche. A fabulous gathering of all the Porsche models from 356 right up to current models of the 991. A fabulous day was had by all involved. Sunday 10th: Diamond Drive and lunch. Contact Richard On the number at the top of the page if you fancy it. A great drive out and a spot of lunch was enjoyed by everyone who turned out on a very Sunny Sunday, big thanks to Jo & Alan for organising. Monday 11th: Club Night
Another great turn out for Club Night, 18 Porsches and over 30 people in attendance. Lighter nights mean more chance to admire the cars, if you haven’t been before get yourself along to our next one and meet the gang! They’re a great well mixed friendly bunch. JulY: Monday 9th: Club Night
A smaller than normal turnout for Club Night due to some members being away on the Nurburgring trip or at Classic Le Mans. We had around 12 Porsches and 20 people in total. Malcolm Edwards turned up to show us his new toy, a 944 S2 Cabriolet. Fri-Sun 20-22: Silverstone Classic, see the TIPEC Home Page for full details.
The Club had a good turn out and a decent mix of Porsche models on the stand. A great weekend was had by all who attended. There was a huge amount of Porsches present at the event to celebrate 70 years of the Marque. August Monday 13th: Club Night
Fabulous turn out tonight, I counted 17 Porsches in total but many people came in the Dailey drivers! We had over 45 people including several new faces to the group. On the car park was a Panamera, several 911 derivatives (991, 997, 996, 993) Boxster’s, Cayman’s and no less than three 944’s. Sunday 19th: 25th Anniversary Run & Dinner with Scottish Region.
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 three Cumbria Region Porsches at Tebay. Then all twenty 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 NW pace of course! 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 which slowed us down a little, 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. Sat-Sun 18-19: Tatton Park Passion for Power TBC
September Monday 10th: Club Night
Fabulous turn out tonight, around 20 Porsches on the car park and 30+ people in attendance. We had 7 new faces that discovered us on F.B join us tonight which was great, the NW Region seems to keep attracting people along to events, a good active FB page is defiantly a great advantage on that score.
Sunday 16th: Concourse Pride of Ownership, at the Hammerton’s again. Details to follow by email and facebook. If your attending we need to know for catering.
Another fabulous turn out despite the early inclement weather, 26 Porsches and 50+ people enjoyed a day of BBQ food, banter and Club comeradery. Later in the afternoon the weather brightened up and the sun actually showed its face! Winners on the day were, 1st place Doug Ogden’s 981 Boxster, 2nd Dave Shankland-Gorts’s 991T and 3rd Lee Shepard’s 997 Turbo. Visitors choice was won by Kevin Dodds Stunning 991GTS. The X box Challenge was won by Jamie Ogden and Peter Anderson. We also raised £120 pounds for Rosemere Cancer Trust with our raffle. In true North West spirit we didn’t let the weather ruin our day. Sunday 23rd: A last minute Facebook post by ARO Colin on Saturday evening saw 9 Club cars rock up at 8:30am for an early breakfast at the Preston Supercar Meeting held monthly at The Phantom Winger. We spent a couple of hours eating breakfast, chatting and looking around the cars on display. Three Club members decided to have a run out and ended up going over the Trough of Bowland to Lancaster and then home via the back roads over Bleasdale Fell.
October Sunday 7th: Run out to GMund open day, meeting at McDonalds Clitheroe A59 at 8:00 am to be on the road for 8:30.
The first real frosty morning of Autumn didn’t deter 10 Porsches from rocking up at Mc Donald’s for breakfast and a brew. Once on the road we were soon joined by Paul Dealwis 996. A TIPEC NW paced run up the A59 saw us reach Bolton Abbey by 8:50 where we were joined by a couple of Air Cooled 911’s driven by Tony Hartley from Performance Porsche/ Klassiker 911 and Phil a member of TIPEC Yorkshire Region. A good clear run from there got us to GMund/RPM for 9:30. We spent a couple of hours looking at cars, drinking brews, eating biscuits and catching up with friends before heading back via the Yorkshire Moors at a more than steady pace. We finally stopped for coffee at Skipton before heading home our separate ways. Monday 8th: Club Night to be held at OPC Bolton, numbers are limited to around 40 so if you wish to attend let Richard or Colin know ASAP.
Another fabulous Club Night with 50+ people in attendance, Club Business was got out of the way early and the Concourse/Pride of ownership winners were presented with their newly engraved trophies. Steve Webb dealership principal gave us a talk on their Wallys Jeans Racing Boxster, which won the Restorace series driven by young Josh. We then had a great Paella laid on by Porsche Centre Bolton before being given a full tour of the newly refurbished premises. Car of the night must have been the Black GT2RS. Adam Calvert, parts manager put on a quiz for us with a winning prize of a free service and a Porsche loan car for the day, which was won by Ben Hays. A huge thanks goes to Porsche Centre Bolton and their amazing team for hosting another great night. November Monday 12th: Club Night
We had a great turnout for Club Night, 20+ Porsches and a room full to busting! We als had 3 new faces turn up to see what we’re all about. Club nights seem to be getting busier than ever, if you haven’t been to one feel free to join us at our December Quiz night.
Sunday 18th: End of Season Run. Meaning at Mc Donald’s A59 Clitheroe at 8:15am to be on the road for 8:30. Breakfast at 9am at the Anchor Inn at Salterforth.(BB18 5TT) After Breakfast we’ll have a run up to Ribblehead for an end of season photo.
What a fantastic end to the NW Club “Run” Season! 27 Porsches rocked up at McD for coffee before heading off to The Anchor Inn for Breakfast, where we were met by 2 more Porsches to make a Grand Total of 29! A hearty breakfast was enjoyed by all. After breakfast 27 cars enjoyed a run up to Settle, from there we had a spirited drive to NW Mecca, Ribblehead Viaduct for a photo shoot. From Ribblehead a couple of cars turned back for home but the rest of us carried on to Hawes and the Wensleydale Creamery for Coffee and a bit of Cheese sampling. From Hawes everyone made their way home in smaller groups. December Saturday 8th: Christmas meal get together will be held at The Foxfields Hotel, near Whalley. As the North West Year draws to an end what better way to celebrate than a room full of NW members enjoying the Christmas Spirit. We had 48 people in total for what was a great afternoon spent eating, drinking a chatting. This was our busiest Christmas do ever. A huge thanks to all who turned out, it’s you Guys & Gals that make this region what it is. Monday 10th: Club Night & Annual Quiz
A fabulous turn out for Quiz night, 50+ people filled our Club Room to capacity with extra seating having to be brought in! There were some high value prizes up for grabs donated by Unique Porsche Specialist & Jasmin Porshalink. The first place winners were a team of three made up of Brian Butterworth, Paul Ffelan & Michelle Bonner. The quiz was set by Richard Sholl and fairly taxed most people’s knowledge. Richard stepped down as RO tonight after 3 years in the role and has been replaced by myself Colin Hammerton, he will now be an ARO & Alan Diamond has become an ARO. I’ll end the year by wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to seeing you all in 2019.