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In The Heart Of England With A Porsche 718 Cayman

In England rain is a tradition. We look to the skies and wonder what that bright orb is above our heads. Eventually we recall dim memories of something called the sun. Well, a couple of weeks ago a little sun entered my life in the form of the latest version of the legendary Porsche Cayman (launch reviewed here), now designated with the number 718 in memory of a long-ago racing car. Inevitably, the weather failed to play ball and was typically appalling. I therefore am obliged to apologise for the dirty state of the car in some of my images. Continue reading

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Porsche Specialists Autofarm Acquire A Legend

Following a lengthy negotiation period lasting 11 months, independent Porsche specialist Autofarm has acquired a 911 RS 2.7 not seen in public for a decade. The Touring specification car, one of the first series produced, formed part of a stunning collection of 911s that had lain undisturbed and idle for ten years in France and only came to light after the widow of the late original owner also passed away last year. Continue reading

Is The World Endurance Championship The New F1?

Porsche, Le Mans, F1You may have picked on the the fact that I have been unwell for a few days suffering from some appalling man-ailment. As a consequence I haven’t been at the coalface producing stuff, rather I have been on the sick sofa having to endure some quality motorsport as Mrs DriveWrite ministered unto me in a nearly sympathetic manner. It was during one of the best Le Mans for years that I had an epiphany. Continue reading

Classic Porsche Values

A version of this article first appeared in Classic Motoring magazine:                                               Driving to my destination I caught a distant glimpse of dreaming spires before I was plunged onto the automotive hell that is the A34 Oxford by-pass. Fortunately, it was only a few miles before Serena (my virtual Sat-Nav girl) took me away from all that and out into some delightful Oxfordshire countryside. Continue reading

All Change At Autofarm Porsche

Based in Weston on the Green, Oxfordshire, Autofarm (which I had the pleasure of visiting, here) is a leading independent Porsche specialist. The company has over 40 years’ experience of maintaining, preparing, racing, restoring and selling Porsches of all ages. Now, the existing management team of Mikey Wastie and Steve Wood have became the new owners of Autofarm as, after forty years at the helm, founder Josh Sadler steps away from the day-to-day running of this legendary business to become the Heritage Director focusing on car sales and classics. Continue reading