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Silverstone Classic Event - Porsche Centre Tonbridge 924

2016 Silverstone Classic Event


Centre Principal Vince McGrory and Sales Executive Toby Ena-Smith recently attended a hugely successful Silverstone Classic event, displaying our Porsche 924 Restoration Project car. With an estimated 100,000+ attendance, displays from over 100 car clubs - including the Porsche Club of Great Britain - and more than 10,000 classic cars, this year’s Silverstone Classic ensured that it continues to be lauded as one of the UK’s largest classic motoring events.

One of the many highlights for both Porsche and fans alike was the presence of the fully-restored 1980 924 Carrera GTP car, driven by Tony Dron and Andy Rouse at Le Mans in 1980. Legendary Porsche race driver and engineer, Jürgen Barth, who led a parade of transaxle and mid-engine models from past decades, put the car through its paces once again around the renowned Silverstone track. Pictured with its proud restoration team, the 924 is a celebration of the transaxle era - a key theme for many of the Porsches in attendance this year, and in keeping with the Classic Restoration Competition.

The celebrations continued on the famous Silverstone track itself, with a procession of Porsches from the transaxle era making their way around the circuit.

For both Vince and Toby, this was the first time they had attended the event. Vince thought it was an excellent festival and was amazed by the range of vehicles on display from a whole host of different manufacturers and accompanying enthusiast groups. One of Vince's highlights was the 2015 Le-Mans winning Porsche 919 Hybrid which showed evidence of its hard-fought win.

Our Signal Green Porsche 924 S, which was on display in the Porsche Classic GB area throughout the three days, received a lot of positive attention. The colour is a real head turner and Porsche enthusiasts were extremely impressed with the level of workmanship and attention to detail.

Displaying our restoration project car at this event was a great way to showcase the skill and expertise of our specialist team at Porsche Centre Tonbridge and has given Porsche enthusiasts and classic car buffs a real insight into a classic restoration.

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