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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
ARO : Alan Diamond – 07582197558 – email@example.com
ARO : Richard Sholl – 07970147779 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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Calendar of Events for 2019
Sunday 13th: New Year Run.
Another great turnout for our first run of the year. Twenty Six cars carrying 45 people had a run down to Porsche Centre Wilmslow where we’d been invited to visit for a look around their Showrooms and a coffee stop. We were made very welcome and enjoyed an hour & half, jumping in and out of their great stock of Porsches, drinking there Coffee/Tea and eating their biscuits. From there we had a drive out to the Three Greyhounds Pub for a fantastic Roast Beef Lunch. The Landlord of the Pub is a huge car fan and both he and his staff looked after us very well. We spent a fabulous couple of hours eating and chatting. After lunch some members made their way home but the rest of us had a run up to Buxton. From Buxton we headed towards Chapel-en-le -Frith and then homewards with a coffee stop on route. Another great day out with fabulous company. Standout NW Club Cars on the day have to be the Yellow 993 Turbo S, Red 993 RS both owned by Chris, the cream 356 C belonging to Alan & the brace of GT4’s owned by Simon & Paul.
Monday 14th: Club Night at The Bowling Green, PR7 5LA from 7pm.
Our first Club Night of 2019 saw around 30 people turn out including a couple of new faces. This was my first Club Night as RO and my chance to present Richard & Diane Sholl with a gift from us all at TIPEC NW. We had a little secret collection at Christmas to buy a present to thank Richard for all the hard work he’d put in as RO over the last three years. With the money collected we had a canvas print done of his lovely 964, we also got Diane some flowers & chocolates and £50 worth of vouchers for a couple of local restaurants. To say they were gobsmacked would be an understatement! I hope going forward I can bring to the region as much as Richard has in the last three years
Sunday 20th : Breakfast run to TC’s Cafe between Southport & Tarlton, (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 9.15am.
Well TC’s didn’t quite know what hit them! Luckily Richard had tipped them off earlier in the week to get extra supplies in. Twenty Two Porsches and a couple of non Porsche cars carrying 38 people rocked up for Breakfast on what was a cold damp Sunday Morning. We ate fried food and chatted for a couple of hours before heading home. We also had a couple of new faces join us to see what we are all about. It’s you the members that make our little NW group the success that it is.
Monday 11th: Club Night at The Bowling Green, PR7 5LA from 7pm.
Traditionally February Club Night is pretty quiet due to dark nights and damp weather, not tonight it wasn’t, we had a meeting room full to busting. I counted 15 Porsches and lots of non Porsche cars on the car park. The topic of conversation was mainly about the year going forward and the many events we have planned. If your reading this and have never got involved in any of our events, please feel free to do so, it’s the best way to get the most out of your Club Membership.
Sunday 17th: Breakfast Run. Meeting at the Tickled Trout Services just off the M6, J31, from 8:00am to be on the road for 8:20am, destination Lantern O’re Lune Cafe Bistro, Glasson Dock, LA2 0BY, for a 9:00am Breakfast, parking on the Marina carpark.
Friday 8th: 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 cracking free entry spectator day with lots of Porsches in attendance.
Sunday 10th: Jasmine Porshalink Open Morning. Open from 9 – 11am. 3A Pendleside, Nelson, BB9 6RY, Free Bacon Buttie & a brew. Not to be missed.
Monday 11th: Club Night at The Bowling Green, PR7 5LA from 7pm.
Sunday 31st: Breakfast Run.
Sunday 7th: AGM.
Monday 8th: Club Night at The Bowling Green, PR7 5LA from 7pm.
Sunday 14th: Our 3rd Northernish Gathering. Breakfast served from 8:30am at The Wellington Inn, Weatherby Rd, LS17 8LZ. Then a 30 minute drive to Performance Porsche, Brighouse, who are opening their doors for us from around 12 noon. Coffee/tea and biscuits will be provided. We will also be having a Charity collection for the Yorkshire Blood Bikes. We are meeting at Mc Donald’s, A59 Clitheroe from 7:00am to be on the road for 7:30am. It’s a 75 minute drive to the Wellington on some great roads. Route notes will be given out at Mc Donald’s. We had 90 Porsches in attendance last year.
Friday 26th: Chippy Tea Run.
Friday 3rd – Sun 5th: Donnington Historic. Discount Club ticket details in All Torque.
Sunday 12th: Jasmine Porschalink open morning 9 – 11am. 3A Pendleside, Nelson, BB9 6RY.
Monday 13th: Club Night at The Bowling Green, PR7 5LA from 7pm.
Saturday 18th: RPM Porsche Specialists open day. Hog Roast, ice cream and refreshments provided. Free tickets availability here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/porsche-fest-2019-tickets-55214750806. We are meeting at Mc Donald’s A59 Clitheroe from 7:45am to be on the road for 8:15am. Breakfast will be at the at Hopper Lane pub 9:00am then off to RPM. Porsche friendly Cross country drive home.
Sunday 19th: Porsches on the prom Llandudno. PCGB event.
Friday 31st: Curry Night.
Sunday 2nd: Beaulieu Simply Porsche. TIPEC Annual Gathering, details in All Torque.
Monday 10th: Club Night.
Tatton Show early June TBC.
Sunday 23rd: Annual Longest day run.
Monday 8th: Club Night.
Sunday 14th: Lakes Motor Museum? Meet up with Peter Dykmans from Belgium.
Friday 26th: Chippy Tea Run.
Monday 12th: Club Night.
Saturday 24th: Italian meal Night.
Monday 9th: Club Night.
Sunday: Annual Concourse date TBC.
Monday 14th: Club Night.
Sunday 27th: Breakfast Run.
Monday 11th: Club Night.
Sunday 17th: End of season run.
Saturday 7th: Christmas Meal.
Monday 9th: Christmas Quiz Night.
Past events in 2018
January – Sunday 7th: New Years Drive. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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: 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.