Porsche Club GB to hold 50th anniversary bash


Porsche owners will be able to take to the track as part of a car club's Golden Jubilee celebrations this September.

Porsche Club Great Britain is celebrating its 50th anniversary and its 15,000 members are in line for a three-day festival of events.

The celebrations begin with a track day at Castle Combe on September 2. Owners will be able to take to the black top for a 15-minute taster session for £15 with no more than six vehicles on the circuit at a time.

For the rest of the weekend the events are based at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, and the Porsche Experience Centre at Silverstone.

At Silverstone visitors will be able to take part in experience centre activities including trying the low grip circuit in a Panamera, as well as enjoying the ice hill, kick plate and Porsche Cayenne experience.

There will be fast passenger rides in a range of Porsche models on Stowe Circuit or owners can take to the track in their own car by snapping up one of 240 places in the parade lap.

The club's registers will all be present with impressive line ups of Porsche models on display and there is a trade fair, children's amusements, seminars and concours competition.

"We've come up with a programme that has something for every member," Barry Smith, chairman of the club, told GT Porsche Magazine. "We know that every member has a different criteria as to what they want from an event, which is why we've incorporated the track day at Castle Combe and the Silverstone event into the traditional 'stately home' aspect of Porsche Club GB events of the past."

Advanced tickets cost £18 per person for the weekend and are available by calling 020 8875 8684. Camping is also available and costs £10 for the weekend.

Gala dinner tickets cost £70 per person and include a champagne reception, plus wine and entertainment from an as-yet-unnamed 60s rock band.

Porsche Club Great Britain is the only officially recognised club in the UK and has a contract of co-operation with the manufacturer that allows it to enjoy close ties with the firm. For further details on the Golden Jubilee events log on to www.porscheclubgbevents.com