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Simply Porsche Draws Large Crowds to Beaulieu

By Paul Joseph

Fans of the iconic German sports car maker Porsche descended on the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, Hampshire last weekend for the 2019 edition of Simply Porsche.

Held in association with The Independent Porsche Enthusiasts’ Club, the 7th edition of the show was packed with variety, as Porsches old and new took their places in the showground for an action-packed day.

Taking fans on a trip through the marquee’s motoring history were examples of the pioneering 356 and classic 912, Targa top 911 T and lairy 1980s 911 Turbo, followed by the 944, Boxster and 933, right up to the latest 718 Boxster, GT3 RS, 911 Carrera S and Panamera.

Meanwhile a big hit inside the National Motor Museum was the 1969 Porsche 917K, which made a star appearance in the Steve McQueen film Le Mans.

Throughout the day, visitors and participants voted for their favourite car of the show in the People’s Choice Awards, with the overall winner a 1996 Porsche 996 Carrera 4 roadster.

Also scoring highly was a 2005 Porsche 997, which turned many heads in its Rothmans livery, having been built in homage to Porsche’s 935 endurance racers that competed at Le Mans.

Simply Porsche was the fourth of Beaulieu's ten Simply rallies for 2019, with Simply VW coming next in mid-June, followed by Simply Land Rover & Rummage in late June.

By Paul Joseph