Porsche Centre Swindon ready for the Porsche Classic Restoracing Competition
Ollie, 24, is one of our dedicated Porsche-trained Technicians and has been with our Centre for three years. He will be taking the wheel of a 986 Boxster at the Porsche Restoracing Competition where he will be competing with other Porsche Centres across the UK at some of Britain’s most famous circuits. Currently racing in the G ZR Championship, Ollie is far from a beginner, however racing the rear-engined Boxster will be a change from the norm. With a number of wins and high placed finishes under his belt, we have high hopes for Ollie in his latest challenge.
Why the 986 Boxster?
The car was selected to mark the 20th anniversary of its first-generation Porsche, at which time, the brand reached a whole new generation of owners, and the Boxster through its updates remains a fantastic entry into Porsche ownership.
By choosing the 986 Boxster for this year's competition, together, we can celebrate a model that played a critical role in Porsche history.
The Porsche Classic Restoracing Competition – how it works
This year’s competition will see Porsche Centres race head-to-head at two iconic race tracks: Brands Hatch and Silverstone. Each Centre has been tasked with the challenge of not only restoring the Boxster, but preparing it to compete in a dedicated three round Porsche Classic Restoracing Championship run by the Porsche Club GB.
The restored cars will be judged on a wide range of criteria, including mechanical renovation, body and paintwork and, of course, their performance on the race track.
Porsche Centre Swindon’s entry
Our dedicated team of Porsche-trained Technicians have been hard at work for several months to transform a carefully sourced 986 Boxster ready to race - and what a transformation it has been! Our 986 will feature classic Coca-Cola livery, to mimic the livery used by Dick Lovett Chairman, Peter Lovett, in the late seventies.
Our Porsche Classic Manager, Stephen Brown has been instrumental in the project since joining the team as well.
Race dates confirmed
Our first race is just around the corner and Ollie has stated, “I'm both nervous and excited about the competition and cannot wait to see the Boxster ready to race”.
2018 Porsche Classic Restoracing dates:
Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit - 5 May 2018
Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit - 2 June 2018
Brands Hatch Indy Circuit - 2 September 2018
You can keep up to date with the competition and find out how Ollie is getting on via our Facebook page.
*Data determined in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) as required by law. You can find more information on WLTP at www.porsche.com/wltp . For Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) range and Equivalent All Electric Range (EAER) figures are determined with the battery fully charged, using a combination of both battery power and fuel.
Values are provided for comparison only. To the extent that fuel and energy consumption or CO₂ values are given as ranges, these do not relate to a single, individual car and do not constitute part of the offer. Optional features and accessories can change relevant vehicle parameters such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics which may result in a change in fuel or energy consumption and CO₂ values. Vehicle loading, topography, weather and traffic conditions, as well as individual driving styles, can all affect the actual fuel consumption, energy consumption, electrical range, and CO₂ emissions of a car.
** Important information about the all-electric Porsche models can be found here