North West


                                                 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

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 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!

Friday 26th: Chippy Tea 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.

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.

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

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.

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

Friday 31st: Curry Night. Details TBC.

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.

Tatton Show early June TBC.

Sunday 23rd: Annual Longest day run. Details TBC.

July

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

Sunday 14th: Lakes Motor Museum? Meet up with Peter Dykmans from Belgium. TBC.

Friday 26th: Chippy Tea Run. Details TBC

August 

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

Saturday 24th: Italian meal Night. Details TBC.

September

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

Sunday: Annual Concourse date TBC.

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. Details TBC.

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


                                                    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 NightFabulous 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.

A good array of Porsches in attendance outside the 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.

TIPEC NW Cars arrived nice and early.

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).

The Happy Couple

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 GatheringWOW 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.

13 Porsches at the Jubilee Tower.

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.