North West


                                     Welcome to the North West Region & Cumbria Area

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 / 07500908091 –  col.hamm@hotmail.co.uk

ARO : Alan Diamond – 07582197558 – joandald@aol.com

ARO : Richard Sholl – 07970147779 – rksholl@sky.com

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

                                                Calendar of Events for 2019

January

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.

Chris’s 993 Turbo S & 993 RS

Alan’s fabulous 356 C

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

Richard accepting his 964 Canvas

964 Canvas Print ( Original photo was taken by Lukasz Dulski)

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.

February 

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.

Another very busy Breakfast Run! Twenty Seven Porsches and an M2 (Paul’s 2 Porsches we’re locked away) descended on Glasson Dock on a cold Sunday morning in February to enjoy a fry up! We also had ex Director of PCGB Rob Kellock along for the ride on his first ever outing with TIPEC. Some of us then took a run over the Trough of Bowland and stopped for coffee in Chatburn. You guys and gals never cease to amaze us by turning out in big numbers for these types of gigs!

Porsches galore at Glasson Dock Marina

March

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.

A cold but dry early start saw 20 Club Porsches meet up at Lymm Services before convoying down to Oulton Park. We were joined by at least 15 more Club cars in the Paddock at Oulton. On arrival we promptly set up the Club Events shelter next to the Unique Porsche Crew Van, the two Darren’s of Unique fired up the BBQ and provided us with brews and bacon/sausage butties all day. Thank heavens we took the Events shelter! The dry start turned into heavy rain well before dinner time and it then never stopped, we had at least 30 people including 3 Police officers sheltering in there at one point. Great day out with fabulous people and some amazing Porsches.

Some of the Club cars lined up on arrival in the Paddock at Oulton Park.

Unique catering well under way!

Sunday 10th: Jasmine Porshalink Open Morning. Open  from 9 – 11am. 3A Pendleside, Nelson, BB9 6RY, Free Bacon Butties & a brew. Not to be missed. Followed by a run over to OPC Bolton.

A great turnout of NW Porsches along with many others this morning in what was absolutely awful weather, we had rain, sleet & snow over the couple of hours we spent at Jasmine. Johnny and Emma kept us supplied with hot brews and delicious Bacon butties whilst we chatted and looked around the newly revamped premises, big thanks to Chris and all his team. After Jasmine we took a drive over to OPC Bolton for their Motorsport themed, Approved used car weekend. Steve Webb and the team made us very welcome and we enjoyed another couple of hours of Porsches, coffee and good banter.

Team Jasmine Porshalink cooking bacon for us.

Club Cars at Jasmine.

 

 

Club Cars at Jasmine.

Wallys Jeans Boxster & Gorgeous 914 Rally Car at OPC Bolton.

Monday 11th: Club Night at The Bowling Green, PR7 5LA from 7pm.

The busy NW Porsche fest over the weekend had the effect of making Club night quieter than usual! We had around 30 people in total including 3 guys from Jasmine Porschalink and 3 guys from OPC Bolton who came along to support us. The chat & banter went on till 10:30pm before everyone left for home. Club car of the night was Alan Hughes 928 that we haven’t seen for quite a while.

Thursday 21st: Cumbria Area NW Club Night from 7:00pm at the Gilpin Bridge Inn, Levens, Kendal, LA8 8EP.

We had a terrific turnout for the relaunch night of the NW Cumbria Area, 14 Porsches and several non Porsche cars with around 30 people in total! We discussed what we want to accomplish going forwards with Dean & Rachel organising events specifically for the Cumbria members under the NW banner. There’s was lots of banter and talk about cars, watches, horses and rallying. It was almost 11:00pm before we all dispersed and made our way home!

 

Sunday 24th: Breakfast meet at Duxbury’s Garden Centre, 92 Chain House Lane, Whitestake, Preston, PR4 4LB. Meeting at the Tickled Trout Services M6 from 8:45am to be on the road for 9:15. Or alternatively go straight to Duxburys for 9:30am.

Just when you think Breakfast meets cant get any busier, they do! Thirty Six Porsches and NW member Paul H’s McLaren Senna rocked up at Duxbury’s garden centre with a total of over sixty people sitting down for breakfast! I can’t beleive just how popular these events have become. Going forwards we may need to find some seriously big Cafe’s to cater for us! 

April

Sunday 7th: Club AGM.

Monday 8th: Club Night at The Bowling Green, PR7 5LA from 7pm.

We had 17 Porsches in total for our April Club Night, from 356 to 991 and even a couple of transaxle Cars. We also had a couple of new faces join us to see what we’re all about, please do feel free to come along and join us on any event to see if the Club thing suits you. 

 
 

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 70 minute drive to the Wellington on some great Porsche Friendly roads. Route notes will be given out at Mc Donald’s. We had 90 Porsches in attendance last year.

A cool dry morning saw 80+ Porsches turn out for a cracking all you can eat Breakfast at the Wellington. After  Breakfast and a couple of hours chatting and catching up with Club friends we made our way over to Performance Porsche for a fabulous open all areas look around. They have what can only be described as a fabulously quirky premises full of great memorabilia with some amazing work being carried out on all things Porsche. We had around 150 Porsches in total at Performance Porsche which was amazing. I think this was possibly the best Northernish yet! Number 4? Well go on then, be rude not to, see you all in 2020!

Thursday 25th: Cumbria Area Club Night.

The second Club night for Cumbria went well with 11 Porsches and around 20 people in attendance. Going forward Dean & Rachel have some great events planned and will also be joining in with some of our NW events. 

Friday 26th: Friday Feast Run. We will have a run of about an hour around the lanes before stopping at the  Sycamore Pub near Burnley to eat. Meeting at the Tickled Trout Services from 6pm to be on the road for 6:30. ARO Alan Diamond has organised this event.

We had a good turnout for our first Friday feast of the year, 13 Porsches and a Classic Mercedes carrying 26 people. A spirited run through the countryside followed by some decent grub is the kind of thing the NW do best! Big thanks to ARO Alan & Jo for planing, organising & leading the run to the Sycamore.

May

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.

Another great Porsche filled morning thanks to Chris and the team at Jasmine. The sun shone and the bacon butties went down a treat. A fab morning out get the next one in your diary.

 

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

The light warm evening encouraged a fabulous turn out tonight. 25 Porsches and several non Porsche cars and over 40 people filling our meeting room to capacity. We also had a couple of new faces come along, hope we didn’t put them off! 

 Saturday 18thRPM 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.

Another Fabulous morning out at RPM, 17 NW Porsches and a BMW M2 had a steady run to the Hopper Lane for a great Full English Breakfast. We then drove to RPM for a couple of hours of Porsche indulgence and a Hog Roast. From there we took a TIPEC NW paced drive over the Moors to Skipton for coffee and then made our way home.

Sunday 19th: Porsches on the prom Llandudno. PCGB event, but open to anyone.

Thursday 30th: Cumbria Club Night, Chippy Tea Run.

Half term and miserable weather affected numbers for this chippy tea run. Only two cars turning out which is a great shame as the Fish & Chips were fabulous. 

Steve Lunds lovely Guards Red 944

Friday 31st: Curry Night. Sagar Premier

Another successful Curry Night at the Sagar Premier, 20 people in 10 Porsches and one non Porsche car. The food was great and the company was fantastic, it was after 11pm before we all left for home.

Richard and Tony’s air-cooled beauty’s.

June

Sunday 2nd: Beaulieu Simply Porsche. TIPEC Annual Gathering, details in All Torque.

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

The meeting room was full to busting once again! I think we may require a bigger part of the Pub! We had 18 Porsches and several non Porsche cars in attendance with 35+ people. A couple of our members had traveled over an hour to be at Club Night from near Oulton and Oldham! Now that’s dedication.

Friday 14th: Chippy Tea Run. Meeting at the Tickled Trout from 6:15pm to be on the road for 6.30. Destination Bannys Chippy. Cross country run to arrive at Bannys around 7:30.

The iffy weather turned dry for the beginning of our Chippy Tea Run. We had 15 Porsches and 29 people take a spirited drive around  the Ribble Valley Lanes to finally end up at Bannys. Some of our members had travelled from as far away as Warrington & Kendal! Some great food and fabulous company made the evening a complete success.

Thursday 20th: Cumbria Area Club Night.

Sunday 23rd: Annual Longest day run. Coast to Coast 2 the Sequel!

The weather gods once again looked down on us! Fabulous sunshine and dry roads made the day very special as 34 cars gathered in Blackpool from 7:30am for our C to C Run to Whitby. We were met on route by a couple of other NW members before having breakfast at both the Hopper Lane Inn & Anchor Inn. A spirited drive to and from the Hopper Lane saw us arrive at Whitby Abbey around 1pm where we were met by several cars from Yorkshire, North Notts and the North East. We had a total of 42 Porsches parked up at the Abbey which was an amazing sight. Thanks to all that got involved.

South Shore Blackpool on the West Coast.

Whitby Abbey on the East Coast.

 

July 

Monday 8th: Club Night at The Bowling Green, PR7 5LA from 7pm.

Club Night was once again overwhelming! 25 Porsches and several non Porsche cars with around 50 people overflowing our meeting room. Several new members joined us and remarked that we were just what they were looking for to enjoy their Porsches.

Sunday 14th: Jasmine Porschalink open morning 9 -11am. 3A Pendleside, Nelson, BB9 6RY. Followed by a run up to the Lakes Motor Museum to meet up with Cumbria Area members.

Big thanks goes to Chris and his team for putting on another hugely successful open morning. Fabulous turn out of Porsches. After consuming several bacon butties and coffee or tea, 16 NW Porsches headed off for a spirited drive to the Lakeland Motor Museum. We had a brew and a bite to eat before taking a look around the Museum and then made our way home.

Sunday 28th: RDH Details Open morning.

A great NW Club presence for RDH Details first Cars & Coffee, 18 Club Porsches in Total on what was a damp miserable day. After a couple of hours of chatting and eating bacon butties, several of us headed to Bashall Barn for a coffee and a spot of lunch.

August

Sunday 4th: Breakfast Meet Scarisbrick Marina, Southport Rd, Ormskirk, L40 9RH. 9:00am.

What a fabulous turn out! 13 Porsches met at the Tickled Trout Services at 8am for a spirited drive to Scarisbrick. ARO Richard Sholl had gone directly to the Marina to meet anyone going straight there and to organise parking. When we arrived at the Marina the car park was already half full with Porsches. In Total we had 32 Porsches and a couple of Club members in other cars due to their Porsches being off the road. A hearty breakfast was consumed by the 50+ members before we headed over to OPC Preston to take a look around the new Showroom.

Sunday 11th: Unique Porsche Open Morning, Unit 4A, Westhoughton Industrial Estate, BL5 3QR, from 9am.

The weather was iffy but that didn’t stop 84 Porsches turning up for a butties and a brew! We had a large Club presence for what was a great morning out.

Monday 12th: Club Night at The Bowling Green, PR7 5LA from 7pm.

Another great turnout for Club Night, 20+ Porsches and room full to busting. Many of our regulars we’re away on holiday but we had several members that we’d never seen before come along to their first meeting. It was almost 11pm before we all dispersed! 

Sunday 18th: Car meet with Yorkshire Region at “The Motorist Hub”, Sherburn in Elmet (LS25 6JE) meeting at McDonalds A59 Clitheroe from 8:00am to be on the road for 8:30 sharp. Meeting some of the Yorkshire Region at the Hopper Lane Hotel A59 after Blubber Houses at 9am. Porsche Friendly drive to the venue.

Great turnout from the NW, Yorkshire & South York’s/North Notts Regions bolstered by lots of non members Cars. 107 Porsches in total over a couple of hours.

Sunday 25th: RDH Details Open morning/ Cars & Coffee, Unit 1 Mitton Rd Business Park, BB7 9YE from 10am.

Thursday 29th: Cumbria Area Club Night, from 7:00pm at the Gilpin Bridge Inn, Levens, Kendal, LA8 8EP.

September

Sunday 1st: Performance Porsche Klassiker Open day, RSR Rep Launch. Meeting at Birch Services M62 at 9.00am, to be on the road at 9:30 sharp.

Sunday 8th: Jasmine Porschalink open morning 9 -11am. 3A Pendleside, Nelson, BB9 6RY

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

Sunday 22: Annual Concourse BBQ being held at Jasmine Porschalink, this is a NW event solely for Club Members.

Thursday 26th: Cumbria Area Club Night, from 7:00pm at the Gilpin Bridge Inn, Levens, Kendal, LA8 8EP.

October

Monday 14th: Club Night at OPC Bolton, details TBC.

Sunday 27th: Breakfast Run. Details TBC.

November

Monday 11th: Club Night at The Bowling Green, PR7 5LA from 7pm.

Sunday 17th: End of season run. Details TBC

December

Saturday 7th: Christmas Meal. Foxfields Hotel, Whalley. Arrive 12:30 to dine at 1:00pm.

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