MORE than 1,000 Porsches set a record for the biggest Beaulieu Simply Porsche yet as nearly 2,000 visitors turned out for the celebration of one of the best-loved sports car marques.
Car numbers were 200 up on last year’s figures and continued the success of Beaulieu’s Simply rallies.
Held in association with The Independent Porsche Enthusiasts Club (TIPEC), Simply Porsche saw numerous incarnations of the legendary 911 park up in the grounds of the National Motor Museum alongside the popular Boxster, front-engine 944 and 928 examples plus modern Caymans and Carreras.
Throughout the day, visitors and rally participants voted for their favourite car in the People’s Choice Award. Steve and Kate Hough won the award with their impressive 2013 911 Carrera 4S, which was bought as a 30th wedding anniversary present last year. James Peel was a runner-up with his stunning 1960 356B Super 90. Norman Holliday was also a runner-up with his green Cayman R, while another popular car was the racing-spec 1996 993 GT1 which was brought along by Universal Classic Cars.
Simply Porsche is one of eight Simply rallies in the 2017 Beaulieu season.