North West

 


                         

                         Welcome to the North West & Cumbria Region

 Unfortunately due to the ongoing Covid -19 Pandemic, the Calander of events listed below will be subjet to cancellation and or postponed until such time that things return to normal. Take care and hope to see you soon!

Club Night Meetings are held every second Monday of the month from 7pm with Club business at 8pm.

The Bowling Green

Preston Rd

Charnock Richard 

PR7 5LA

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. IMG_1283

Cumbria Area Club Nights held last Thursday of the month from 7pm at:

Gilpin Bridge Inn  

Bridge End Levens

Kendal,

LA8 8EP 


For more information contact us on the numbers or email addresses below.

Regional Organiser – Colin Hammerton – 07447742227  –  col.hamm@hotmail.co.uk

ARO – Doug Ogden – 07702 117533

ARO – Mike Varley – 07712 342481

ARO – Joe Turner – 07599 100151 

ARO (Cumbria Area) – Dean Mason – 07599015694 – deanthediver@gmail.com

 

Find us on Facebook, search for: Porsche Enthusiasts Club-North West. And ask to join.

Or heres a direct link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1454718588084593/      

Cumbria  Area Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TIPEC.Cumbria/?ref=share

Club Merchandise: https://www.yourclubmerch.co.uk/product-category/clubs/tipec/

 

                                                Calendar of Events for 2021

All dates for 2021 to be confirmed as and when Government regulations allow.

January

Sun 10th- New Year Run 

Mon 11th- Club Night at The Bowling Green, PR7 5LA from 7pm 

Friday 22nd- Chippy Tea 

February

Mon 8th- Club Night 

Sun 21st- Breakfast Run 

March

Friday 5th– RS Day, Oulton Park. Meeting Lymm Services, McDonalds. 8:30am to be on the road for 9:15 to convoy down to Oulton Park as long as spectators are allowed.

Mon 8th- Club Night 

Sun 14th- Unique Porsche Anniversary Celebration. Details to follow.

Sun 28th- British Summertime starts, early morning run 

April

Sun 4th- Easter Sunday Run 

Sun 11th- Yorkshire Dales Run 

Mon 12th- Club Night‬ 

Friday 23rd- St George’s day Friday Feast/ Chippy tea  

May

Sun 2nd- Northernish Gathering.

Mon 10th- Club Night

Sun 23rd- Breakfast Meet.

June

Sun- Beaulieu Simply Porsche. TIPEC Annual show.

Mon 14th- Club Night

Sun 20th- Annual Longest day run/ Father’s Day run.

July

Mon 12th- Club Night

Sat 17- Italian/Indian/Chinese meal Night.

August

Sun 1st- Breakfast Meet

Mon 9th- Club Night

September

Mon 13th- Club Night

Sun 19th- North West Annual Concourse/ Pride of ownership BBQ.

Sun 26th- Breakfast meet.

October

Mon 11th- Club Night

Sun 24th- Breakfast Run.

November

Mon 8th- Club Night

Sun 28th- End of season run.

December

Sat 4th- Annual Christmas Meal.

Monday 13th- Christmas Quiz Night

 

                                                         Highlights of 2020                                                 

January

Sunday 12th: New Year Run. Meeting from 8am at the Tickled Trout Services J31, M6 to leave at 8.30am sharp.

What a fabulous turnout for our first run of the year, even the Biblical monsoon weather didn’t put the NW Guys n Gals off! Around 40 Porsches & 60 people set off from the Tickled Trout Services to enjoy a spirited drive over the lanes, followed a good old fashioned English Breakfast at Huntley’s. Roll on the dryer weather, let’s see how many we can muster then!

 

Monday 13th: Club Night at The Bowling Green, PR7 5LA from 7pm.

Quite a quiet one tonight after the huge turn out yesterday for our new year run! Around 25 people including new member Jed who had signed up only an hour before joining us at the Bowling Green. Unfortunately It was a little bit to dark and wet to take any pictures.

February

Monday 10th: Club Night at The Bowling Green, PR7 5LA from 7pm.

A very busy Club Night again, our meeting room packed out, with extra table having to be brought in. We had a good mix of old and new members. There was a few Porsches present but many members came along in their daily’s due to the awful weather. It was good to see Adam from OPC Bolton, Chris and Johnny from Jasmine Poschalink and Darren, Darren Rob & Gary from Unique. 

Saturday 22nd: After a Facebook request for members to help out with transport at the wedding of a Club Members niece, we had a huge response with around 30 people offering their services. On the day we had 10 Club cars to take the Bride & Groom along with other wedding guests to the Fence Gate Lodge. Members gathered at Belvedere Speed Shop for coffee & cake, they then attached ribbons & bows to their cars before convoying over to collect them all. This kind of thing is testament to the Fabulously generous people involved with TIPEC NW.

 

 

Sunday 23rd: Breakfast Run. Scarisbrick Marina. Details sent out via email and Facebook.

Another fantastic turnout for our February breakfast meet, 35 Porsches and around 60 people enjoyed a breakfast at Scarisbrick Marina followed by a drive to OPC Preston. ARO Richard organised the whole morning  and OPC Preston welcomed us with coffee and pastries. 

 

March

Friday 6th: RS Day, Oulton Park. Meeting at Lyme Services, Mc Donald’s from 8:30am to be on the road at 9:15 to convoy down to Oulton Park. This is a cracking free entry spectator day with lots of Porsches in attendance.

The weather Gods smiled on us for this years RS day, we had a good turnout at Lymm services before convoying down to Oulton. We were met there by other NW members and a few C&S members. The Unique Porsche Specialist catering Van once again kept us fed and watered all day with bacon/ sausage butties and brews, big thanks to Darren, Darren, Rob & John. There was a great array of Porsches in attendance from early 911 to brand new 911.2GT3RS, there was also a good number of Transaxles and even a Carrera GT.

 

Monday 9th: Club Night at The Bowling Green, PR7 5LA from 7pm.

The weather was atrocious but we still had 40+ people in attendance for March Club Night. We also had a couple of new members Paul & Mo come along for their first time. Roll on the dryer light nights when we can get out and kick a few tyres and get some good photos. 

New Member Paul Preston’s little beauty.

Sunday 22nd Jasmine Porschalink Open Morning, Cancelled due to Covid-19.

Saturday 28th: Ninemeister Open day. Cancelled due to Covid-19.

April

Sunday 5th: Yorkshire Dales Run, Meal cancelled due to Covid-19.

Monday13: Club Night‬ at The Bowling Green. Cancelled due to Covid-19.

Friday 17th: Friday feast. Cancelled due to Covid-19.

Sunday 26th: 4th Northernish Gathering. Postponed due to Covid-19.

May

Monday 11th: Club Night at The Bowling Green, PR7 5LA from 7pm. Cancelled due to Covid 19

Sunday 17th: Breakfast meet at Rivington Barn from 9:45am. Cancelled due to Covid 19

Friday 29th: Curry /Chinese Night. Cancelled due to Covid 19

Sunday 31st: Jasmine Porschalink Open Morning. Cancelled due to Covid 19

June Updates re- Covid 19 to follow as Government announces new changes.

Thursday 4th: Due to the slight easing of restrictions this week and the rule that 6 people from different family’s can now meet, as long as they observe social distancing, earlier today myself and five other Club members took our first tentative steps towards returning to normal Club life. We took a drive out to Ribblehead Viaduct and Hawes. We observed social distancing at all times whilst out of our cars and had a socially distanced breakfast stop at Dick Turpins on the A59. Going forwards we will endeavour to plan more of the same, involving small groups in accordance with the ever changing rules set out by the Government.


Sunday 7th: Beaulieu Simply Porsche. TIPEC Annual show. Cancelled due to Covid 19

Sunday 7th: After the success of Thursdays socially distanced run, a Facebook post saw myself and 5 different Club members meet up at 7:30am for what was quite a wet run around the Yorkshire Dales, a different route to Thursdays run but still taking in the Ribblehead Viaduct. We finally ended up at Dick Turpins for a butty and a brew at around 10:30am before making our way home.

Monday 8th: Club Night. Cancelled due to Covid-19.

 

Friday 12th: Thirteen Club cars and their owners, enjoyed what can only be described as a very wet Track Day at Blyton Park. We had six 45 minute sessions in-between Super-light Races. The day was a great success and social distancing was observed throughout. 

Sunday 21st: Annual Longest day run

 

Our annual Longest day run went ahead, albeit at a much reduced capacity due to the ongoing restrictions, 9 NW cars had a run from Preston to Porsche Centre Kendal and then on to Hartside Cafe for a bacon butty and a brew. From there we had a traffic free run through Alston, Middleton In Teasdale and down to Sedbergh, on some of the best roads in England. The weather was a little mixed, with sunshine and showers but the day was a great success and social distancing rules were observed at all times whilst out of our cars.

July

Friday 3rd:Blyton Park Track Day ? Should be going ahead as Blyton has re-opened.

Several members from the North West enjoyed a track day at Blyton Park organised by Jim Stevens of the East Midlands Region. It was another wet & windy day but was enjoyed by all involved.

Sunday 12th: We held another socially distanced run today organised by David Courtney, Doug Ogden & myself, with six totally separate groups of six cars/owners enjoying a gentle drive over hill and dale at TIPEC NW pace. Two groups set off around 7:00am at 15 minute intervals from just outside Burnley, three groups left Preston From 7:15am at 10 minute intervals and one group left Porsche centre Kendal at 7:30am. We took two completely different routes and all met up at the Tan Hill Inn for a socially distanced bacon butty and a brew. From here we made our way home via the water splash used in the opening sequence of All Creatures Great and Small, Buttertubs Pass and the Ribblehead Viaduct.

 
 

Monday 13th: Club Night (Bank Holiday)Cancelled due to C19.

Saturday 18th: Italian Night? Cancelled due to C19.

Friday 31st: Silverstone Classic (also 1st/2nd August) Cancelled due to Covid-19.

August

Sunday 9th: Club Member David Courtney organised a breakfast run Via our NW Facebook page, for a small group of people, to comply with social distancing rules. The day started off near Manchester, taking in the Peak District and finishing near Burnley, it was a great success and everyone enjoyed themselves. Dave has a few other good routes up his sleeve for future runs.

Monday 10th: Club Night. Unique Porsche Cancelled due to local lockdown rules.

Sunday 23rd: Breakfast Meet at the Boathouse Appley Bridge. Organised by ARO Richard Sholl.

Eighteen Porsches and their occupants enjoyed a socially distanced Breakfast meet, the first proper one since the beginning of lockdown. It was a great morning catching up with Club friends after what has been a very strange 6 months!

Wednesday 26th: A last minute Facebook post by myself on Tuesday, saw 7 NW cars enjoy an early morning blast. After meeting 7:15am at McD Clitheroe, our not so secret muster point! We enjoyed a socially distanced cross country run through Lancashire, North Yorkshire & Cumbria stopping at Ribblehead Viaduct for the obligatory photo opportunity. We had our breakfast stop at NW Club member Julie Beagles cafe in Kirkby Stephens for a brew and bacon & egg butty. The weather was mostly dry with occasional light rain but a great morning out was had by al involved.


September

Saturday 5th: Lakeland Motor Museum Drive In Day. Cancelled by the organisers due to C19.

Sunday 6th: Jasmine Porschalink Open Morning, 9-11am. Cancelled by Jasmine due to C19 Rules.

Monday 14th: Club Night at The Bowling Green, PR7 5LA from 7pm. Cancelled due to C19.

Sunday20th: North West Annual Concourse/ Pride of ownership BBQ. Postponed due to C19 regulations.

October

Sunday 4th. Midlandish Gathering.

Seven NW cars attended the Midlandish gathering at Weston Park, organised by Shropshire & mid Wales Region. There was a total of 22 cars in attendance. ARO Richard Sholl organised a breakfast stop and a run back through Wales to OPC Chester for coffee.

Sunday 25th: Socially distanced lockdown run!

After a last minute post of Facebook 12 NW members enjoyed a 200+ mile round trip up to Hartside in Cumbria. We had two groups of six cars, leaving Preston at 10 minute intervals for a scenic run at TIPEC NW pace via Kendal, Tebay, Appleby and Penrith finally ending up at the top of Hartside. The weather was dreadful but that didn’t dampen anyone’s spirit. In these strange C19 times it’s just nice to get out and drive! Social distancing was observed and everyone had a great day out.

November

Monday 9th: Club Night.

Sunday 29th: End of season run.

December

Saturday: Annual Christmas Meal.

Monday 14th: Christmas Quiz Night.