Porsche Centre Bolton has successfully finished first place in the Porsche Classic Restoracing Competition 2018, beating 16 other teams in the process.
The Porsche Classic Restoracing Competition celebrates 20 years since the Porsche Boxster was originally launched. Participating Porsche Centres were required to source and restore a 986 Boxster S. The competition Was judged on mechanical restoration, bodywork preparation, marketing activity. Prizes would also be given for the overall winner and fan's choice.
Additionally, each car had to be prepared to racing standards for a dedicated three-round championship. Each team selected a member of staff to race, meaning all the drivers had minimal experience.
Since the cars would be racing on prestigious UK circuits such as Silverstone and Brands Hatch, each car was required to sport a livery inspired by Porsche racing history. The team at Porsche Centre Bolton selected the iconic bright blue Wally's Jeans 'Lucky Spark' that was seen on the 1974 911 RSR. The livery was expertly applied by their Recommended Repairer partner, Road & Race Restoration.
A consistent string of strong results throughout each racing weekend helped elevate the Porsche Centre Bolton team to overall victory. At the Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit on 5 May, the team got off to a flying start, receiving 70 points. They then managed to secure another great result at the legendary Silverstone circuit the following month, collecting a further 66 points.
Despite a strong advantage going into the final weekend, there was still a lot of work to do to secure the championship. However, Porsche Centre Bolton didn't disappoint, taking the title with a convincing 64 points at the Brands Hatch Indy Circuit and bringing their overall total to 201 points.
Other Stratstone Porsche Centres taking part included Porsche Centre Nottingham, Wilmslow and Wolverhampton. The team at Porsche Centre Wolverhampton achieved a third-place finish in the racing aspect of the competition, while Porsche Centre Nottingham took the top spot in the mechanical category. Porsche Centre Wilmslow won the fan's choice award with their meticulous attention to detail. This mean that overall, out of the six awards that were available to win, Stratstone Porsche Centres won four of them.
Information has yet to be released detailing the next Classic Restoracing Competition.