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01 Jul 2017

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Porsche Club GB Pirelli Barbercue June 2017

It was good to see members from R14 who had travelled up for the annual barbercue. Although the weather was not so good as last year, the race centre awning kept members dry.


16th June Porsche in the Bay

This years even was  held on a sunny June Friday evening, a pleasant change from last year. Fifty-eight cars attended which was a good turn out. I would like to thank those who attended and displaying  their cars. Having been at the entrance  for a while, I missed the opportunity to mix with members and have a look at their cars. There was a good variety this year, from a 356 to the latest’s 991.2.
I would also like to thank Porsche Cardiff for their attendance and their sponsorship, also for the cars they brought along.

Forty-eight members attended the the meal afterwards at the private function room at the San Martino Italian restaurant in the bay. This gave some opportunity for members to chat to each another and for myself to mix and introduce myself to new members.

Some of the members enjoying the meal afterwards at the San Martino restaurant.

Further photos from Porsche in the Bay can be found Here

Region’s weekend of the year.
This was held the weekend 23rd to 25th June at the Metropole Hotel Llandrindod Wells.
The owner Justin Baird-Murray and his staff looked after us exceptionally well, a big thanks to Justin and his staff  for their support. Reserved parking was set up for our visit, needles to say, 50 cars from the BMW car club were also present at their designated parking spaces. We were kindly invited to their private cocktail party prior to dinner.
Sixteen cars attended which included Peter and Laura Butler from the 991 register in their Turbo S Cab. We also welcomed Richard and Dorris Kingston from the R21 Chiltern Region who had travelled down from London in their 946 Targa.
The Saturday drive consisted of 160 miles which took in the Elan Valley, Lake Vyrnwy and passing the Clywedog reservoir on our returned journey to the hotel.
Buffet luncheon had been arranged at the Brigands Inn Mallwyd, surprisingly we arrived at the scheduled time slot. Unfortunately, one of our members experienced a sick car with one of his cylinders not firing. The car was left at the Brigands Inn and he was was able to catch a lift in another car on our journey around the Lake Vyrnwy. The car was picked up on the return journey and the AA assistance was called.
For the Sunday morning, a visit was arranged for the Abbey Cwm Hir mansion, which is located 8 miles from Llandrindod wells.
The visit to Abbey Cwm Hir was enjoyed by all and a place highly recommended to visit, especially from November onwards when house is turned into a Christmas theme. If there are sufficient members interested in this, I could arrange a club visit on a Sunday afternoon including a luncheon somewhere.

Steady on Jacqui Jones

A brief Photo stop

Further photos of the event can be found Here

Remaining Events calendar for 2017. Here

16th July. Our Region Concours at Cottrell Park

For this event I am now  taking the entry forms, with 5 entries received so far.

I would appreciate if the entry form can be return by the end of June.

The entry forms can be downloaded Here

23rd July. A short drive followed by a Sunday luncheon.

This has been booked and confirmed to the Wolfcastle Hotel, Haverfordwest. 

Please meet at the St Thomas Green car Park Haverfordwest SA61 1RH by 1200 in order to complete a ride along the coast to Wolfcastle Hotel. A local member Daniel Valla has arranged the drive.

12th August. Shobdon Aeodrome visit

28th August. Monday bank holiday drive and luncheon. Wye valley route (Confirmed thanks to Roger Pearce for organising)

15th October. Drive and luncheon Symonds Yat. Has been booked and confirmed.

19 November. Return of the Gower tour.
Drive and luncheon of the Gower. Luncheon will be held at the Oxwich bay hotel. Further details available later in the year.

28th November Region planning meeting for 2018

16th December. Christmas dinner.


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