Thursday, 21 May 2009 - Sunday, 24 May 2009
Porscheshop Manx Tour 2009 - Thur 21st to Sun 24th May 2009
We are pleased to announce the PorscheShop Manx event for this year.
This is the 10th in a very successful series and both the event and the cost are similar to previous years.
The booking form can be downloaded from here.
Costs for the event are €389 per person sharing (based on two adults travelling in one car and includes 3 nights bed and breakast).
Porscheshop Manx Tour - The Event
4 days in the Island including 3 nights at a top hotel. Most of your food is included in the basic price as is ferry crossing and accommodation.
A chance to explore one of the most stunning and surprising locations in Great Britain. The opportunity to drive your Porsche on superb mountain roads without being confined by speed limits.
There is an itinerary of events (see below) to keep you busy if you are interested.
Thursday. Leave Belfast by Seacat for Douglas at 10.45am arriving at Douglas about 13.40. After a short drive of 8 miles we reach the Mount Murray Hotel where we will be staying.
This is, for our purposes, the best hotel on the Island. It is a 4 Star establishment with very secure parking and full sports facilities including a 18 hole Golf Course.
The first evening is pretty much free to explore the island and the local secene. The main contingent of cars will not arrive until the Friday.
Friday. There will be a wine and buffet reception and a driver briefing on Friday evening. For the briefing we will be assisted by a senior member of the Manx Police. The police are very supportive of our visits and assist with the organisation of the event.
Saturday. Because of uncertainty of the Manx weather I have decided to run a 'Dawn Raid' on the Saturday as well as the Sunday. Well you can’t get too much of a good thing. So it’s 6.30 am in the car park for a 7 am departure from the T.T. Grandstand.
porscheshop manx tour The Dawn Raid is a fast but legal lap of the TT circuit under the control of our own marshals from PCGB Region 30.
The rest of Saturday is free time but we do have something new for you this year. We call it the 'Manx Challenge'. Together with the Manx department of Tourism we have identified 6 places of interest. They are all places where entry is free but there is an opportunity to buy refreshments. If you visit 5 of these places and get a sticker from each you will qualify for a parchment certificate signed by our 'Guest of Honour'.
Sunday. Another Dawn Raid, or not, as you wish, followed by a hearty breakfast ( I recommend the Manx Kippers) and then on to Douglas for Dublin and Home. That is unless you have decided to extend your visit.
Please understand that hotels in the Isle of Man are in use all the year round and to some extent it shows.