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25 Jan 2024

February news

This month's news from your East Midlands Region

A stuck record here – another rainy Club night in December – that’s three on the bounce. We had a lovely Christmas dinner followed by thank yous and presentations. A terrific achievement from Stephen Jory who was awarded the Kerry Trophy for winning his class in the Club Sport and Hill Climb Championships (nearly winning the overall title) and to Tammie Howard who was voted Member of the Year. Tammie really embodies the spirit of Porsche.

Tammie and Dave - Members of the Year

The Club also raised a combined total of £690 for the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance with a raffle where the star prize was a full interior and exterior detail and ceramic coat courtesy of Barnfind Detailing in Ilkeston. Nick Berridge won this and we were all extremely jealous. Nick is a well-deserved winner nonetheless.

At Club night on 5 February we will be joined by Paul Musgrove from PCGB and Michael Mason from Porsche Centre Nottingham for a Q&A session on the requirements of members for the Club in the future. I’ll report back on the outcome of the meeting next month.

What a line up for A Porsche Christmas

4x4s were very necessary at the event

As you can see from the list of dates for events coming up we have a really packed schedule for 2024, with more events on the back burner being reviewed (to see if we can fit them in!). We’re grateful to members of the R8 team who are stepping up to help co-ordinate these events - thank you so much.
Club nights
A Monday evening get-together to discuss Club matters at The Coopers Arms, Weston-on-Trent, Derby DE72 2BJ. The next three are 5 February (PCGB and Porsche Centre Nottingham Q&A), 4 March (lovely Laura’s quiz) and 1 April (Abi Whitt from Great Northern Classics).
Breakfast runs
Every month a run out throughout the East Midlands and Derbyshire with breakfast and lunch stops organised by Tammie and Axel. Contact Axel at
21 APRIL Weissach Racing and Drive Out
Donington Park. Contact Darren:

4-6 MAY Donington Historic
Full PCGB participation in our local historic festival:

20 MAY Brookhill Classic Car Show
Details to follow.

2-9 JUNE Stuttgart Tour
Stuttgart factory and racing circuits. Contact Axel:

21-23 JUNE Savoie Cup
Alpine tour and racing. Contact Lucy:

23 JUNE - 2 JULY Spain and the Paradors
Northern Spain and the Pyrenees. Contact Simon Begnor:

30 JUNE Porsche Pageant - Cromford Mills Showground
Annual R8 get-together. For more information email us

14 JULY Atlow Classic Car Show and Village Fete
Pre book only through Tim:

26-28 JULY Metropole R8 Summer Party
Bed, breakfast and three-course dinner both days in the Metropole Hotel in Llandrindrod Wells. Saturday driving great Welsh roads, Saturday night gala dinner and entertainment. Contact Liam:

11 AUGUST Tour of the East Midlands
Contact Adrian:

11-17 SEPTEMBER Angoulême Tour
Run to witness the incredible race of the ramparts with a scenic drive back. Contact Adrian:

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