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31 Aug 2016

Oulton Park Gold Cup

News from the Gold Cup

MSV once again hosted Region 5’s Highlight Event of the Year at their Oulton Park Gold Cup held over the August Bank Holiday weekend. You can view our gallery from the event using the link below:


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The HSCC Gold Cup race meeting is a great mixture of Historic Grand Prix racing plus numerous Formula Ford, Saloon Cars, Super Touring Cars and Classic Jaguar races throughout the weekend.  MSV did a great job this year in sending tickets to everyone (with only a couple of hiccups to overcome), and Porsche Centre Wilmslow were once again prominent with the Porsche Exhibition Stand.


There was a total of 165 applications for tickets from Members, including many from neighbouring and a far-flung Regions (3,4,6,7,8,9,12,13,16,17,18,29 and 31). The best attended day was Monday with 107 cars (40 more than last year) and the weather was glorious throughout, thus improving the sales of hats from the shop!


Talking of which, the Region enjoyed great support from Mandy Sutch and Chris Seaward from HQ, bringing along the Porsche Club merchandise and Membership stand as an added attraction. With thanks to both for their help in making the Porsche presence more professional and even better this year  -  with the added bonus of 21 new Members, 2 membership renewals and healthy sales from the shop.

There was also good support from the Club’s “management”, with both the Chairman (& Regional Director) and Register Director present with their cars, Albert also lending a hand with setting up and dismantling the stand. This links nicely with the next big thank you to the huge band of helpers who turned up on the Friday to give much appreciated assistance in setting up the pitch  -  maybe enticed by the added benefit of lunch!


Thanks must also go to MSV for managing the event ticketing, to Porsche Centre Wilmslow for sponsoring the Porsche Exhibition stand, and last but by no means least to all the Members who turned up in a great variety of cars over the several days of the event  -  this is the level of support that turns events into great successes.


All that remains now is to count the votes given to the favourite cars, so that the top three car owners can be presented with their prizes at Porsche Centre Wilmslow on the Club Night (which will be now be on November 2). Good feedback regarding the event has been received from Members, which makes the hard work put in by the regional committee worthwhile. So it is anticipated that the Gold Cup will remain the Region 5 Highlight Event for next year (maybe with even more cars......)  -  thank you once again to everyone who participated in whatever way, on behalf of both Porsche Club GB and the North West Region.


Congratulations to PCGB Region 5 member, Robin Longdon, for his third place finish in the Sunday Formula Junior race driving a 1961 Lola.

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