PCGB Christmas Extravaganza
Written by Jon Whitmore
The PCGB Christmas Party hosted at Bicester Heritage last Sunday, 11th December, was attended by a constant stream of Porsche owners and enthusiasts.
Even though the changeable weather conditions put a few people off, we estimated an incredible attendance in excess of four thousand Porsche devotees.
The Autofarm team arrived on Saturday with a beautiful selection of Pork. Rolling off our enclosed transporters was our newly developed 996 Autofarm Racer that will be on track next year in the PCGB Motorsport Championship, plus to be displayed we brought along a 1981 2.7 RS Homage, a 996 GT3 RS, an Autofarm 1973 3.8 RSR recreation, a 1972 911S and a 996 Carrera.
Also on display in the hanger, we had a couple more of our customer signature projects including a rare 1968 soft window Targa and a 1973 911 Targa.
On display, our new 2023 race livery.
Autofarm is returning to the track in 2023 as we compete in the PCGB Motorsport Championship, Class 1, with our newly developed 996 racer [WOOD-SCOTT 77].
We tried to bring some Christmas cheer with a lovely presented Red & White 996 GT3 RS.
The 1972 Signal yellow 911S, was the last restoration project our Director Mikey Wastie built himself, before becoming a partner in Autofarm and laying down his tools full-time. This is a very special car for Mikey, he loves the fact that the owner continues to drive this 911S throughout the year, and gets so much joy from keeping up with other PCGB members on their evening drive-outs.
Our Autofarm 3.8 RSR project in Gulf Blue was a custom build, built to order as a RSR recreation. Its 3.8 twin-plug engine is running PMO carbs with a RSR exhaust making it extremely loud and angry. It has plenty of rubber touching the tarmac and with its lightweight interior creates such an exilerating drive.
The 996 speed yellow on display is owned by our founder Josh Sadler and benefits from an upgraded engine, originally a 3.6 but modified now to a 3.9.
Classic Fuchs Wheels & The 964RS Signature Magnesium Wheel.
A cold and crisp day at Bicester Heritage but for those of you that attended, what a beautiful display of colour, the early Porsche pastels were totally complimented by the vibrant oranges. It certainly was a marvellous collection of high performance and Porsche Club GB supported by numerous volunteers delivered a lovely Christmas event.
The large hangar was the focal point for the event, which when you entered provided all its visitors with a smell of freshly roasted chestnuts. Santa had visited earlier, leaving a gift wrapped 992 Cabriolet GTS filled with presents and surrounded by brightly lit Christmas trees.
Our own displayed Porsche delights in the hanger were encircled by some incredibly delicious machinery and it was amazing to simply walk around and immerse ourselves amongst the incredible engineering specimans.
Moving outside, our yellow 996’s were brilliantly positioned with our friends from Pirelli and as you looked around, their was a constant stream of Porsche magic arriving, bringing the largest number of Porsche enthusiasts to a PCGB events during 2022.
Thanks for the invite
To our friends at Porsche Club GB, huge thanks for the invite and the opportunity for us to showcase our projects and services. We look forward to more collaborations in 2023, especially as Autofarm will be celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary Year.