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  1. Well it's that time of year again, and what a year it's been!! I'm sure for some this Christmas will be a strange one and for others maybe even a tough one without friends and family not able to visit, but whatever position you're in let's celebrate the best we can and move onwards and leave 2020 behind us! I sincerely hope that next year is an improvement in many ways, from a Club perspective I've missed seeing many of you in person and I hope that we can convene soon in some way. Stay safe, enjoy yourselves, have a merry Christmas and see you in 2021! Nick and the OC Team
    11 points
  2. Well the day has arrived and passed and what an attendance we had! I would just like to say a massive thank you to everybody that turned out and supported the event, an event is only ever as good as the people attending and the people today were a lovely friendly bunch and really made it a day to remember. In the end we had 40 Cayman R's and 5 987 Spyder's in attendance and a whole bunch of other lovely pork to boot. Thanks again everyone, once the totals have been counted for the charities i will post the amounts raised for the two good causes. lovely to meet so many like minded enthusiasts and i look forward to seeing lots of you again. thanks Peter (Budflicker)
    9 points
  3. Fantastic day today, really enjoyed it and great catching up with so many people too, been too long! Great work Pete, nailed it mate!! 👍
    9 points
  4. Hi all, Just a little warning about a company advertising Porsche parts on eBay/Google etc. They are called LLL Parts and claim to be a UK parts distributor. Sadly they are not (their company address turns out to be a takeaway in London). Thankfully I paid PayPal but its still a faff trying to disprove all of their lies. This outfit is actually run out of Lithuania by a random guy (its literally one guy and the customer service team are all the same person) so do beware
    8 points
  5. Just like to say a huge well done and thank you to @Budflicker and @Beanoir™ as well as the Sharnbrook for organising today. Great to finally get the cars out and put lots of faces to names. Also a big thank you to everyone who stopped by for a chat today, it was a pleasure to meet so many of you. Sorry I couldn’t speak to more folk. Well done Pete, you smashed it!!! 😎👌🏼
    7 points
  6. Hi all Just thought I'd share my experience of replacing the interior boot/bonnet release switch. My frunk switch stopped working the other day - the switch itself suddenly felt a bit loose, which I soon learnt was a common issue, where a small part of the internal plastic gubbins breaks, so a whole new switch is required. Searched on D911 etc and the part was coming up at around the £80 - £100 mark. But there are lots of sellers on eBay of what looks like the same part for around £20. So I decided to take a punt on the cheaper option, on the basis that if it was a cheap copy I'd send it back or just live with it till it breaks again (they are pretty easy to swap out). I have to say though that the item I was sent, I can barely tell the difference with the 'original' part. It might be a very good copy, or the same part from the same factory but missing out the middleman, but whatever, it fits and works perfectly. I got it from here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bonnet-Boot-Release-Switch-99761310502-For-Porsche-911-987-997-Boxster-Cayman/174391810398?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 Or there are lots of other sellers you can choose from. And I used this excellent guide on Rennlist to fit it: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-forum/893373-diy-for-replacing-the-trunk-engine-lid-switch.html Hope this helps someone!
    6 points
  7. We've had a re-vamp of our merchandise recently and the new online store has just been launched! We took the decision for a number of reasons, including lots of un-sold stock of the previous shirts in odd sizes nobody wants and also so that fulfilment doesn't just rely on me remembering to send stuff out in the post. There was also some disparity in sizes in the old shirts which meant sizing up was required, particularly after the first wash. The new store includes the classic designs and some new, we are also offering not just t-shirts but also hoodies, mugs and other goodies. Most garments are also now offered in a variety of cool new colours! So, go check it out when you have a moment and any feedback is welcome CAYMAN OC MERCHANDISE STORE Additionally if you'd like a bargain, then the last of the old designs will be available at half price (£12.50+Postage) - so PM if you'd like a bargain and I'll check if we have your size and design available.
    6 points
  8. Well - time to update this thread. We finally took the cayman on track for the first time this year after a pretty s**t 6 months and what an amazing day it as. Sun, rain, hail, it had it all. Perfect. Oh and the eagle-eyed will have noticed, she has new clothes. I got bored of the Martini livery, so instead went for Gulf inspired livery, which I'm aware has been done to death, but it's always been a favourite of mine. Also, because I've had to say this 10 times today, 'No' this wasn't inspired by Mclaren's recent one off Gulf livery. The torrential rain allowed us to visually see all that aero working, kicking up a noticeable rooster tail on the straights. Action shot photo spam will follow this post, you've been warned.
    6 points
  9. Hi Everybody, Just a quick update to say that we raised £286.00 for the charities which Ciro at the Sharnbrook kindly bumped up to £300.00. Therefore I have this evening donated £150.00 to McMillian Cancer Support and £150.00 to The Dogs Trust. Thank you all for attending and supporting the event and for your generous donations to two good causes.
    6 points
  10. Enjoyed the meeting. Nicely organised and a friendly attendance. Thank you
    6 points
  11. Hello all, I am ever so sorry for my absence of late. My mum was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer recently and has been very unwell of late so much of my time has been spent assisting in her care and looking after my dad and sister. Sadly mum passed away last Wednesday peacefully with her family. Sorry I haven't replied to messages. Veggie option is the pizza or I suppose you could have an empty burger bun if you wanted the cheaper ticket. All cars welcome, just a different area to park than the R's and Spyders so please all feel free to book, you do need to book though so the venue can organise the correct amount of food and track and trace. Tell your friends and share the link, let's all bust out of lockdown and have a great day. I look forward to seeing you all on the day. I'm travelling up from Kent if anyone fancies a drive up together. Thanks again for your patience. Peter
    6 points
  12. CAYMAN R & 987 SPYDER Exclusive Petrolheadonism Meet We are excited to inform you that we are still looking to welcome you on Sunday 9th May 2021 for your event as we will be allowed to reopen as a Pub / Restaurant for outdoors service only - therefore the only downside is you cannot stay in the hotel the previous night (unless the current hospitality challenge against the Government was to be successful and change their planned dates for reopening.) Our Food & Refreshments service will be as per your booked tickets on the day in keeping with our outdoor events approach deployed throughout 2020 and further facilities are available inside the hotel building such as Bar Service and Restrooms within the Covid Guidelines in force at that time. We will communicate any updates/further guidelines within the final week before the event. We look forward to welcoming you - Event officially opens at 11am and I'll be personally on hand with my own GT4 Wannabe Promo Car that I've recently acquired and tinkered with to enjoy the day with you all! Don't forget to check us out on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/Petrolheadonism/videos - my Cayman is on there too.... Regards Ciro Ciampi GM @TheSharnbrook Founder Petrolheadonism.Club Ok everyone, it is a go on the meet..... We have lots of cars listed above but not everyone has booked their tickets yet, I understand peoples reservations with Covid and lockdowns, but now we know it is going ahead lets make it a day to remember.
    6 points
  13. I have one as well:
    5 points
  14. Jeez that's mental. Crap photos too. Some really delusional stuff out there...no PSE either Funny the seller states "NO DEALERS PLEASE". Even a dealer isn't that insane and that's really saying something in the current market. Also brags... "not used in the rain" then attaches a photo of car out on a sodden looking English day
    5 points
  15. Hi all, I thought I'd say hello as I've just bought myself a Rhodium Silver 981 and I must say I'm absolutely thrilled with it. Although 7 years old, it still feels tight as a drum and its a joy to drive. Here's to many happy miles! George
    5 points
  16. Not to hijack this thread but I picked up the Paragon car. Absolutely immaculate, full service history and a very long list of works just completed . New Genuine discs and pads all round, all new N rated tires, new lower control arms, major service, plugs, belt tensioner / belt, brake fluid, gearbox / diff fluid and genuine clutch. Front bumper respray for stone chips, full wheel refurb etc. Slightly more expensive than comparable cars, but the prep was so worth it. Used to own a 987.1 S sport and a 981 S. now back into the gang with this 987.2. (edit; to avoid confusion, the garage agreed to have the side intake and front grilles painted OEM black whilst the car was in the body shop having the front bumper resprayed... silver wasn’t doing it for me, although I never seen it in person) 😂
    5 points
  17. Thanks to the organisers for a great event on Sunday and fantastic to see a such good attendance and some lovely cars. My son and I had a great day and there was lots of inspiration for making some mods to my Cayman R. 700+ miles added at the weekend, not too shabby.
    5 points
  18. Good day yesterday and great to finally meet so many people that I've been chatting to online for years! I had planned to take lots of pics, but ended up chatting for most of the day, which is a fine measure of a successful event in my book 👍 Anyway, here are a few shots that I did manage to get...
    5 points
  19. Great event and awesome to see so many Rs in one place! Thanks to all involved for organising, and under some challenging circumstances both personal and pandemic related. (One of the best and most fun convoy runs from Baldock to the venue too!)
    5 points
  20. Just to add my thanks to Peter and Nick for the organisation and it felt soooo good to be out and about in a friendly environment with a bunch of like-minded people. Thanks to all for making the event such a tonic after what has probably been (felt like) the longest winter of our lives!
    5 points
  21. Hi. Yes, that was me. Lovely event you all put on, nice to meet up with the Cayman guys, lovely relaxed event with a nice suprise to get car of the day, many thanks. Tim
    5 points
  22. There will be many eyes rolling at the title I'm sure and much has been written on many an internet forum on the topic of N-rated tyres. But I'm not here to enter the murky depths of whether an N-rated tyre has a different rubber compound to it's non-rated equivalent, nor am I going to make any claims as to the performance differences and whether by not using N-rated tyres you will find yourself in a ditch one day. Today, I'm focussing on something more specific, and answering the question "Do insurance companies require you to fit N-rated tyres on your Porsche?" We spoke to a number of UK car insurance companies on this matter, some were less informed on the topic and some had obviously heard the question before, but the answer from all of those we questioned was the same - No, there is no requirement within our policy conditions that you fit N-rated tyres to your Porsche. The result of our conversations with the insurance companies and reading the small print on policies provided to Porsche owners, it was clear that the requirement to fit OE approved tyres as replacement to satisfy insurance policy conditions is certainly not common, in fact we couldn't find an insurer that did require it. There are however requirements to ensure that the correct tyre size and speed ratings are maintained, although this is still not that common to see it's certainly something that would be recommended for wider safety and performance of your car. That said, if a car insurer does require you to use OEM parts as a policy condition, firstly this doesn't usually refer to tyres, and if it did it is very unusual, even in the context of ultra high performance cars, such as a 918 for instance. But if it is there, you should check exactly what that means with the insurer before taking out the policy, because strictly speaking OEM refers to using the same brand of replacement parts. If your car insurance company insists on you using OE approved tyres as part of your policy conditions, then this is not such a grey area and would suggest that you should be fitting N-rated tyres to your car to ensure you are satisfying the conditions of your policy. However, we are not aware of any instance of this being the case, certainly not in the UK.
    5 points
  23. So, an update...this turned up to be a bore scoring problem...i think its always bore scoring when you have significant oil consumption for street driving. Two cylinders were scored significantly, one just light scoring. I got a few 13-18k offers to have the engine completely replaced in Germany...and then decided to do the repair myself on my own engine with just sending the engine block to Germany to be sleeved and pistons re-coated and fitted. Learned a lot during these last 6 months. This was my first engine rebuild that i did most of the engine work myself or with help from a friend. Had to buy special tools and learn quite a bit...but in the end i had fun. Now its back in one piece. Had a hard time bleeding the coolant. Engine sounds healthy and quiet. Running it in on pretty thick mineral oil but I think I'll flush it out after a couple of hundred km and put a fresh mineral oil for the next 1000km before going full synthetic for the long run. Fitted new brakes and Eibach lowering springs. Feels stiffer than the original coils and looks much nicer.
    5 points
  24. Picked it up today, an absolutely fantastic drive of about 70 miles to get it home. I know this won't be news to you all but I've never driven a more solid or planted car, just awesome, very happy.
    4 points
  25. Living in the South East the only time you can really enjoy the roads is early morning or late at night. I find it utterly brilliant for clearing the mind. And just because I like the photo here is a completely gratuitous shot 😀 Anymore sunrise (or sunset) shots?
    4 points
  26. I bought an average mile (44k) 981 S from Maundrells for £37K with an allowance of £26k for my 2010 Aqua Blue 987.2 with PDK, 19inch wheels and sports exhaust. The 981 has Sports Plus, 19" wheels, PASM, dual climate and some other minor bits and is in agate grey. It's a world apart from a 987.2 S which is pretty much a 2006 design. You can really feel the chassis stiffness and control over the 987.2. The Sports chrono pack transforms the car into the sports car it should have been as standard, phenomonal. Usual let down is the PCM system, pinched from Noah's Ark. Ordered a new Sony headunit with DAB and Apple car play. I had the same setup in my 987.2 and it was brilliant. I'm a happy chappie at the moment!
    4 points
  27. Just got my lil blue croc back after 9 months. took it to a indie specialist with a mysterious misfire and ended up spending thousands and having loads of work done. engine out, all new water pipes and hoses, rads and condensors, clutch, RMS, crank sensor, cam sensors and solenoids, ( which I had only replaced last year), MAF sensor, all new undertray studs as many were broken or corroded, Pioneer head unit, wheels fully refurbished, modified and resprayed front end. this totalled over 75 hours in labour and over £2500 in parts. I have to say that although it took 9 months, AutoUmbrau at Silsoe did a cracking job, it was done as a background fill-in task to keep the labour rate down as I am facing possible redundancy with an uncertain future at work and didnt need the Porker as I also run a Grand Cherokee that I picked up cheap. Robin the owner is a true perfectionist and will only use oem parts. Mint Alloys also at Silsoe refurbished the Carrera Classics to a better than new standard, Highly recommended if you need your wheels restored. I havnt done many miles yet but the grin is back. The exhaust however is another matter, It is so loud, mainly a drone issue, this should fade a bit as the pipes and cans soot up but I am expecting to have to wrap the system in glass tape and may have to build a 1/4 wave resonator and weld it in to reduce the dreaded 2000 rpm drone. above this, it is a wailing banshee hat makes my stupid grin wider. Now looking forward to next year, hopefully some normality (what ever that is) and COC meets and ride outs. see you soon chaps. Steve.
    4 points
  28. There is room in the frunk for them
    4 points
  29. I remember seeing these articles about Chris Harris purchasing a base 987.1 many moons ago, and I recently came across them again so thought they might be interesting to share: http://www.arthurlea.com/Porsche/Harris/Harris.htm I wonder where that car is today? Its appears to have an MOT and still going strong on 120K miles if the reg is correct!
    4 points
  30. I've seen a few 987s on Facebook recently with visible rust bubbling around the passenger side vent (one was a 2012 model which I found surprising) and so whilst replacing my side vents with black ones, I thought I'd investigate a bit. Sure enough, when looking inside the very edge of the panel, I could see the beginnings of some flaking paint on one of the lugs. In essence the little rubber bits which hold the vent seal to the bodywork trap moisture against the edge and overtime cause the paint to fail and the corrosion to take hold. You will not see this unless you remove the vent and then look around the edge with a mirror but overtime it'll creep until you end up with the bubbling rust that these people were showing. At this point, it'll be too late as the metal will have perforated. If you catch it early like I have it's a super simple repair (rub off the rust and cover with a decent paint - I used epoxy mastic). Make sure you remove all of the rust and rub back both sides of the panel until you are happy that you have caught it all. The edge in question is not visible with the vents in place and so you don't need to worry too much about making it perfect Mine had only just started and was a light surface rust. I could probably have left it for another ten years without any major issues but obviously it pays to treat rust early and if you catch it before it has perforated (and ideally before it has worked its way round to the visible portion) its no big deal.
    4 points
  31. Just a nice video. Walter reunited with his first official Porsche works car. I don't think it's a Cayman, but it's definately a Porsche and is aan insight into the heritage.
    4 points
  32. 4 points
  33. Don't like to use the roof, spoils the pictures!!😂😂😁
    4 points
  34. Well done to Spyderman and big thanks to Pete for organising. Great to see so many 987 CR’s and Spyders. Sorry that we were unable to stay for the drive out.
    4 points
  35. All very interesting but I am reminded of the old adage that the value of your car only matters on two days; the day you buy it and the day you sell it. Anything in between is bluster and willy-waving.
    4 points
  36. Since some of you might not follow my Insta page I'm adding photos from my customers and their installed PDI ducktails. Many other customers have received their copy and currently having them painted before fitting it. So far I've had many customers in America, Canada, Taiwan, UK, Germany, South Africa and many other locations around the world. Render: Special guest: BISIMOTO who contacted me wanting a ducktail for his insane 481bhp Cayman! In 2 weeks time the PDI showcase car will be completed and then I'll be able to show you my own vision/take on the amazing 987 platform! Cheers
    4 points
  37. Hi Everyone, I hope you are all keeping safe and well. I thought you'd like to know about the book that Colin has written, thus the post, which I hope is ok to share with you below. Many of you have been asking Colin to share his knowledge and experience on paper. Well here it is! For the first time in over four decades, inspired by the questions our clients ask time and again, Colin is publishing the engineering view on constructing your successful track day. The first in a series: Your Track Day Guide - Where to Begin & What to Buy - looks at all those questions you ask when first thinking about heading to track: What car would you buy for track days? Would you upgrade the brakes? Which circuit would you choose for your first track day? What is the likelihood I will damage my car? Do I need insurance? Written to help you make informed decisions, optimise spend, purchase the right equipment, ensure you keep safe and have fun. 'Your Track Day Guide' will help you enjoy every circuit mile you drive. Containing knowledge for both seasoned enthusiasts and novices, this guide is informative, helpful as well as useful. To buy your personal copy & support Mission Motorsport, use this direct link Learn about: Setting tyre pressures for track day driving from Matt at TrackToys Racing 5 level track day modification guide for safety Upgrading brakes for track driving What essentials to take to get the most from your track day What car will suit your life & driving preferences Choose the right track day car for you Open top car or fixed roof – what do you need to consider? Heavy car or light car – what are the implications? And much more. The paperback is available to buy on Amazon now, with an eBook following in the near future. All proceeds after the deduction of fixed Amazon costs for the purchase of Your Track Day Guide will be donated to Mission Motorsport. The £18.50 purchase price has been determined to generate a donation of £5.95 per copy. Mission Motorsport work tirelessly to support veterans through their philosophy of 'Race, Retrain, Recover'. Two positive outcomes – you are learning to participate in safe track days, whilst contributing to a worthy cause. A win for all. This is what Dickie Meaden, co-founder of Evo Magazine, journalist & racer had to say about the book: “There's very little to beat the thrill of driving on a race track. The freedom to drive fast. The challenge of learning the smoothest lines. The satisfaction that comes from getting the best from yourself and your car. Few things are more absorbing or addictive. However, if you're new to it, track driving can also be daunting and intimidating. Scary, even. At least if you attempt to drive too fast too soon, or take to the track in a poorly prepared car. There is much to learn. Fortunately Colin Hoad is here to help. Or rather his book is. With four decades of wisdom distilled into its pages, this comprehensive Track Day Guide contains everything the enthusiastic newcomer needs to get the absolute maximum from their track day adventures. The only thing it won't prepare you for are the number of friends you'll make, the laughs you'll have and the unforgettable memories you'll bank along the way. So, enjoy the book, and enjoy your track days. Something tells me you're going to have a blast.” We trust you enjoy the read. KR Jo To buy your personal copy & support Mission Motorsport, use this direct link
    4 points
  38. .......that us Cayman owners already knew; https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.carmagazine.co.uk/amp/best/used-cars/?fbclid=IwAR3q2xdqpWRq3UjYK2Sw4YzdrT4ADLxo9hNMhDgy-HJ6MxwxgD6xKBD7dCA
    4 points
  39. Picked up the repainted bumpers on Wednesday and refitted them over the past couple of days. They really lift the look of the car 🤩 Also changed the front screw on plate and plinth for a vinyl stick on one - I think it keeps the nose cone line a lot cleaner 👍🏻
    4 points
  40. Yep well up for attending this event again! Probably cause even more of a stir than it did last time 😂
    4 points
  41. Usually I like to get my hands dirty when it comes to keeping my car clean, but sometimes a job needs indoor space and professional skills, way beyond my own. I've known Paul at Revolve for a few years via a 350z club and a while back he struck out to follow his passion for detailing. I have been watching his work online ever since. After letting him practice on lesser marques like Maserati, Aston Martin and Ferrari, I've been looking forward to having the right job to send his way. I wasn't expecting perfect paint when I purchased on a 6 year old black car, but one of my first visits to the petrol station revealed just how bad things were. As well as correcting this horrorshow, I also booked in to have some protection applied and a "little" job that's been on my list for a while. I've never really liked the black badges, I know it's part of the whole GTS thing, so apologies if I offend anyone, but I personally think badges need a contrast. Black letters on other colours looks great, but on black, it doesn't work for me. So, I secured some genuine Porsche bits and then expertly gave them to Paul to sort out First the easy bit. Then the template. All done. I'm super pleased with the result. I know chrome is not for everyone, but it is literally the only non-black part of the whole car, so I think it's not too bling. The spacing and alignment are absolutely spot on. Onto the paint. As you can see, he had his work cut out. But he was more than match for the hard Porsche paint. Two stages of correction has given it a beautiful depth, removed all the minor marks and a lot of the big ones too. Where they've not been eliminated, they've been softened so much as to make them almost unnoticeable. Also the wheels came off for some love and protection on them and the callipers too. He even cleansed the leather and alcantara, leaving a layer of protection inside and a little signature. He also stocked me up on the good stuff from Envy. I am a big fan of all the Envy products I have used to date, not tried Iron Awe yet so looking forward to that. As well as the Envy gear, I left with some SC-MIST to keep the ceramic protection topped up. As well as making her look almost perfect, Paul's done his best to lock it in with a couple of layers of Envy Futureproof+. I'm impressed just by the gloss and I hope I'll be the same for many months to come, perhaps even years. After all that, now for the glamour. She came up alright. Looking ever better outside in the sunshine. Delighted doesn't come close to how please I am with the outcome. From following Revolve Automotive on Facebook for years, I had really high expectations but Paul's manage to surpass them with his skill. It's almost a different colour, much more like the 'Jet' black that Porsche call this shade. On top of doing amazing work on the car, the process of booking in, discussing what work was needed, talking through options for coatings, agreeing a price and even throwing in a lovable courtesy car - the whole service was superb and I'm really, really pleased. If you want to do something special for your pride & joy, and you're within a couple of hours of Chester, I can't think of many better ideas. http://www.revolveautomotiveltd.com
    4 points
  42. I'm off to have a little test drive of a GTS4.0 today. Quite looking forward to it, will report back with my thoughts later on! 😃
    4 points
  43. 4 points
  44. Great, great day. Cheers for organising this under all the circumstances. Outstanding success.
    3 points
  45. What a fooking year it's been! Have a gooden! 👍
    3 points
  46. 3 points
  47. Nick Merry Christmas. I wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2021. Hopefully we can have a few club meetings. Stay safe Darren
    3 points
  48. Hi - I'm looking for a Cayman 981 GTS. Flexible on year, around 20k miles. I'd like x73, PTV and Carbon Interior pack specifically which is hard to find. Missed out on one earlier this week. Flexible on PDK or manual and other spec tbh although Bose and DAB would be nice to have as would entry/exit feature. Colour wise Silver, Black or Grey. If you have one for sale, or are considering a sale please get in touch. Cash waiting. Thanks.
    3 points


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