Well what a great time we had at the National Rally in Coventry. 28 924s from an awesome GTS to a lowly, battered green turbo were in attendance. We had a veritable buffet of 924 awesomeness.
That was followed by a fantastic trip to the legendary Brooklands, with 25 924s including four Le Mans Ss, a Carrera GT and variety of others from Turbos and Ss to rally and track NAs!
The next major event in the club calendar was the Silverstone Classic, celebrating its 25 year anniversary. We had club parking space on the infield, and not even 2 days of rain could dampen the spirits at this special event! And speaking of rain, even near monsoon conditions couldn't stop our stand at the Retro Rides Gathering, or a club member taking his Turbo up the hill!
All that remains of the show season are the Footman James Classic Car show in Manchester in September, and the final big event of the show year at the NEC Classic Car Show in November. If you're going to be at either of these great events come along and say hello!
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. Last year, Practical Classics magazine added one to its pages, owned by Assistant Editor Keith Moody and sourced by our own club secretary Ian Pattie.
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.