On Sunday 7th June, 610 Porsches of all ages and models drove into the grounds of the National Motor Museum to take part in the third annual Simply Porsche event. The diverse display of these legendary sports cars, which was attended by over 1000 visitors, had something to delight every Porsche enthusiast.
This year’s event, held in association with The Independent Porsche Enthusiasts’ Club (TIPEC), welcomed a diverse selection of Porsches which spanned the history of the German marque, from early examples of the 356, right up to the latest 911 Turbo S. 1980s classics, such as the 911 Turbo and the V8-powered 928 could be seen alongside more recent models, such as the Boxster, 997 GT2 and Panamera. In addition, owners and spectators alike were able to browse a selection of trade stands.
Throughout the day, Beaulieu’s visitors had the opportunity to vote for their favourite Porsche vehicles on display, in the People’s Choice Awards. The overall winner of this award was Richard Gill from Newark, with his stunning 1990 911. Richard, who bought the car in 2014, has since had it rebuilt to his dream specification, sourcing parts from as far afield as Canada and Germany for the project. This was the first show that the car had been to following its rebuilt, with only a faulty starter motor causing trouble on the way there. Richard and his son Lewis were presented with the People’s Choice Trophy by Beaulieu’s Managing Director Russell Bowman.
John and Janelle Hughes took second place in the visitors’ vote, with their immaculate left-hand drive 914, finished in an eye-catching shade of yellow. Third place went to Greg Freeman, who travelled down to Beaulieu from London in his bright red 944S, which has been in his family since it was new. Following the award presentation, a selection of the most popular vehicles took part in a cavalcade around the parkland.