Greetings 924 lovers! 2016 has been a tumultuous year in so many ways, but for our titular car it has been magnificent. Porsche Cars GB hosted us for the monster event that was 92Forty in May, this was followed by Porsche Cars' huge showing at The Silverstone Classic in July and now we have had the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show. At the last two events Porsche Cars GB rolled out their Front Engine Restorations from the UK Porsche Centres and seeing a line of shiny 924s (and a couple of 968s and 928s, but surprisingly only one 944) on an official Porsche stand was a sight to impress even the most disparaging, rear engine obsessive.
These events and happenings, along with the Stuttgart Museum's celebration of '40 Jahre Transaxle', have led to a rise in values and a huge level of interest in the previously unloved (outside of our club) saviour of Porsche.
Roll on 2017, 40 years since the UK launch of the Porsche 924...
Membership in the 924 Owners Club is very healthy for a one model club and shows good growth as we spread the word that this is probably the most practical of classics.
Being a club member brings far more benefits than just events; for a start there's the first class, full-colour, club magazine, 'TwoFour', which has been 'club magazine of the month' in Classic Car Weekly twice and also received an honourable mention in the Classic & Sports Car awards! The 924 Owners Club also offers unrivalled technical support with expertise from members and owners who've experienced and resolved just about every mechanical and electrical challenge owning a 924 could present. We also boast a wealth of friendly knowledge on how to maintain and develop these cars to ensure modern day usability on both road and track. Haynes manuals are great but no substitute for the vibrant, responsive 924OC forum and the incredible depth of knowledge and experience to be found there. We organise 'group buys' of hard to find or NLA spares, have a great social scene and as an added extra there are discounts on insurance and parts.
The emphasis of the club is to help keep 924s on the road where they belong, at the same time having fun and enjoying a great social scene. Everyone is welcome, 924 owner or not - in fact a number of our members own Porsche 944s, 911s and other non-Porsche classic cars.