The club is now in its seventh year and 2012 was a particular highlight as we celebrated thirty five years of the UK launch at Porsche Cars GB's Silverstone Experience Centre. Over sixty 924s were in attendance and looked magnificent. It's doubtful that so many have been together since the car was on sale!
Membership has grown year on year and 2013 is proving to be the best yet; we've just had a fabulous National Rally at the Midland Air museum in Coventry with a massive Turbo attendance.
The last two years have seen us attend the Footman James Classic Car show at the NEC and the 2012 club stand looked even better than the previous one; no doubt the 2013 one will manage to surpass it.
Being a club member brings other benefits than car events: for a start there's the first-class, full-colour, club magazine, 'TwoFour', which has been 'club magazine of the month' in Classic Car Weekly twice! The Club also offers unrivalled technical support with expertise from members and owners who've experienced and resolved just about every mechanical and electrical challenge owning a 924 could present. The club also boasts a wealth of friendly knowledge on how to maintain and develop these cars to ensure modern day usability on both road and track. Haynes manuals are great but no substitute for the vibrant, responsive 924 OC forum and the incredible depth of knowledge and experience to be found there. As an extra there are discounts on insurance and parts.
The emphasis of the club is to help keep 924s on the road where they belong, at the same time having fun and enjoying a great social scene. Everyone is welcome, 924 owner or not - in fact a number of our members own Porsche 944s, 911s and other non-Porsche classic cars.
"Since joining the 924 Owners Club in September, I've hooked up with a friendly and incredibly knowledgable bunch of people who seem to know everything there is to know about 924's, met some of them at the NEC Classic Car Motor show and been fortunate enough to have my own car featured on the stand. All this and I gained access to a network of 924 specialist suppliers where I can enjoy discounted parts prices. Not bad for £25!!
I'm looking forward immensely to the new year's events and meeting more of the guys face to face."
About three and half years ago, I was on the hunt for a classic vehicle I had an idea of maybe getting a Porsche, and a 924 in particular, as a project.
By browsing the web, I found the Porsche 924 owner club; I remember thinking at the time that it could be a good source of information.
I ended up signing up on the forum to take a look over a weekend and I realised that the lads on the forum knew their stuff and that it was very lively and a great spirit really.
So I decided, let's go for a membership and get full access to the forum and the tech guide, as I will need it. About 3 month after, I had a project car given to me by another club member, he did not want the car to be scrapped!!
Here I am 3 years down the line, still a club member, I have since got several cars, and met some really nice people always here to help and support my projects.
As I live in Ireland, the local meets are a bit more difficult, but I still managed to get to the NEC last year and I fully enjoy the magazine, the forum, the club atmosphere (hassle free, here to help out, and full of ideas to make the car affordable to run).
A well worth membership!! Long live to the club!!! Superfly