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 Post subject: Re: PCGB events Llandudno and Chatsworth dates
PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:09 am 
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Apologies if I have offended anyone with my entirely personal views on modern day Porsches. The same views apply to the vehicles being produced by virtually every other manufacturer these days but I am not the only person who considers the likes of Cayennes, Panameras and Macaques (or whatever they are called) to be characterless corporate identity abominations.

The problem with the PCGB events is they are trying to be all things to all members. As has been suggested earlier in this thread, they should perhaps hold separate events for classic and modern cars although I doubt personally the latter would attract anywhere near as much interest as the classics.

I agree with Kozzy, we have lost a number of events from the North West and of the remaining events some are too far away to be of any interest to me. Even Club events in the North West seem to be a little thin on the ground these days which is sad for me as I now have the time and the cars to attend some (but before you ask Ed, I am not an organiser!).

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:35 pm 
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MartinT wrote:
The problem with the PCGB events is they are trying to be all things to all members. As has been suggested earlier in this thread, they should perhaps hold separate events for classic and modern cars although I doubt personally the latter would attract anywhere near as much interest as the classics


I suspect the reverse is true, "moderns" make up the vast majority of PCGB members I suspect, and naturally, they would cater for them first.

I don't consider myself as a Porsche fan, rather a classic car fan and the 924 happens to fit with what I have wanted in recent years, which is why I tend towards Classic Car events rather than an all Porsche show, but I am not averse to going to the odd Porsche events but admit anything later than the 70's I don't understand :oops:

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:50 pm 
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Theres a 12+ page thread on PCGB of their recent challenges for shows, regions, members, committee, etc, etc,

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MartinT wrote:
The problem with the PCGB events is they are trying to be all things to all members. As has been suggested earlier in this thread, they should perhaps hold separate events for classic and modern cars although I doubt personally the latter would attract anywhere near as much interest as the classics


I suspect the reverse is true, "moderns" make up the vast majority of PCGB members I suspect, and naturally, they would cater for them first.

I don't consider myself as a Porsche fan, rather a classic car fan and the 924 happens to fit with what I have wanted in recent years, which is why I tend towards Classic Car events rather than an all Porsche show, but I am not averse to going to the odd Porsche events but admit anything later than the 70's I don't understand :oops:


You are probably right about the PCGB. Certainly my local region is very largely made up of owners of modern Porsche products and I really don't have anything in common with them. Like you, I'm a fan of "classics" and although I've recently been getting into the Rover 75/MG ZT, my interest really lies in older cars and not just the 924. It's probably a nostalgia thing.

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1976 924 Viper green metallic (jointly owned with Glen)
1977 924 Mars red (with sunroof)
1977 924 Mars red (without sunroof)
1981 924 Weissach pewter metallic
1981 VW Golf Cabriolet (jointly owned with Glen)
1984 924 Lux white
1988 924S Le Mans black
1988 924S Le Mans white (Glen's car)
2000 Mercedes CLK Cabriolet
2001 Rover 75 Connoisseur
2002 MG ZT+180
2003 MG ZT-T+120


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:38 pm 
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Obviously far from being Up North, but Castle Combe are wanting clubs to attend the Autumn Classic event in October which might interest some fellow classic car enthusiasts

https://castlecombecircuit.co.uk/race-d ... g-festival

https://castlecombecircuit.co.uk/shows/ ... lubsowners

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