For those who missed it (and how dare you!) Chris's latest article from our friends at GT Porsche. 
For those of you who prefer the front engined Porsches follow the links below to see what the future could hold... 
To all our clients and friends who regularly follow all things Porsche...some special links 
Saturday 26th Ocotber 2019 
Cars at PIE for the last time this year. 
 
The weather was a bit grey but at least the rain held off and allowed us to enjoy a wonderful selection of cars, not all of which were Porsche! 
Thanks to all those who attended.  
 
Porsche centre Colchester were kind enough to bring along the all new 911 (type 992) Lovely car!! 
Not to be outdone by 911 Porsche World featuring Chris and his 928 ( page 34 "Busman's Holiday"), the wonderful people at GT Porsche have been kind enough to feature two of Frank's cars in a major article. This also included a Cayman that PIE have for sale at the moment. Page 42 of June edition. Look for more press coverage on our tuning parts. 
 
 
September 2017 the race car is on jacks in a cold workshop still very much looking like a road car. There was no question there was a lot to do leading up to the deadline of launching the car in February. Pie Performance is always an incredibly busy Porsche Specialist with the workshop always packed full of all ages of Porsche. This was the start of the Pie Performance racing story with their first season of racing for 2018 in the BRSCC Toyo Tires Porsche Drivers Championship. 
 
“Toby first came to me in August to discuss whether or not we would like to go racing as a company in 2018” Chris Lansbury owner of Pie Performance says… “ I was excited about the prospect of going racing and the challenge it would be for the company. The Porsche Drivers Championship was a great series for us to enter as the demographic of drivers and spectators fitted our customer base perfectly. Toby put together a full proposal and together we decided to go for it for 2018. The level of support and sponsorship we received was incredible; at one point we had to turn down interest as the car was already full of logos it was incredibly humbling for us as a company” 
We are delighted to say that we made it to Anglesey the past weekend to race. After a four and a half hour journey the team arrived friday evening to unload the car and set up the garage. The circuit itself is magical next to the sea with views of the welsh mountains 
surrounding it. 
 
Saturday began and the team passed scrutineering with flying colours ready for qualifying. Toby went out into qualifying taking a number of laps to check that the engine was performing as expected. The team happy with the car told Toby to push for a lap. Alas as he began his second flying lap we suffered engine failure putting an end to qualifying. 
As the name suggests, Simply Porsche, was simply Porsche with a 60% increase on the previous year and nearly 1600 Porsches descending on the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu on the 3rd June.  
 
With the unexpected increase there were some delays in getting in but from personal experience handled with good humour by everyone allowing plenty of time to view many cars meandering into the arenas. 
It seems a long time ago since we launched our racing car at Hennessey Lifestyle and we all look back at how special the evening was. Since the launch we focused heavily on making sure our car was ready to go at Oulton Park with testing scheduled a week before the race.  
 
Testing did prove its name when we had significant oil issues with a Deep Racing Sump that was faulty resulting in a lot of oil going places it shouldn't! We learned from this and changed the sump for a far better baffled one going forward. 
 
As mentioned in our previous blog post when we came to actually race we had oil starvation issues and this lead to damage to the engine ultimately knocking us out of the race weekend and stopping us in our tracks in the shorterm.  
Our first Cars and Coffee of the year kicked off in style with a fantastic turnout all round. From 944s to GT4s there was a full range of classic to modern Porsches on display. The rain held off and we were lucky enough to have a clear day.  
 
The story of the day is that a customer seeing our Cayman S for the first time decided to buy it there and then! We were delighted for him as the car is truly sensational to drive and with the English weather finally starting to clear up what better time to buy a Porsche! 
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