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Sunday, 16 June 2013

Mondello Park, Nass, Co. Kildare


On June 16th we return to Mondello for Classic Car Live Show.

In celebration of the 50th Birthday of the Porsche 911 Mondello plans to bring the Group C Porsche 962 out of the Museum to lead Porsche Club Ireland in a parade lap to celebrate. This car was run at Le-Mans in 1989. Driven by Takahashi,Lavaggi and Giacomelli, the car qualified 14th but failed to complete the race, exiting in the 20th hour after completing 303 laps. (Only 19 of the 55 cars that started finished the race). Powered by a twin turbo-charged 3-litre engine developing 750 bhp and weighing only 905 kgs. the straight line speed is in excess of 220 mph (faster than a Formula 1 car). The 'long tail' as fitted was developed specifically for the long straights at Le Mans, to provide the greater downforce necessary at such high speeds.

As part of our celebrations we have booked a suite for members comfort.

Mondello are offering free entry to Porsche Club Ireland Members and their families if they book in advance. Please complete the Porsche Club booking form on the Mondello website and return it to Jenny at Mondello. You will then receive an advance sticker and when you arrive at Mondello on the day you will be fast tracked through to the PCI stand. If you do not pre book you will have to queue to get in on the day and your passengers will have to pay to gain entry. Mondello have put a lot of effort into this and we would appreciate it if members could book in advance.

Mondello will also give a prize for the best Porsche of the day and will be offering a special deal on the day for anyone wishing to avail of the Porsche Experience. We will also be taking a photo on the day from the tower of the Porches all lined up to shape out the numbers ‘50’.

Can you please let a member of the committee know if you will be attending.

Kind regards,

Karen Gaffney

087 624 4000