With everything you hear about the poor weather in the UK, we can only imagine how ecstatic these Porsche 356 enthusiasts were when their big annual meetup was blessed with golden rays of sunshine. They probably don’t get many opportunities to run around with the top down on their Cabriolets, Speedsters, and Roadsters. The hardtop folks likely enjoyed a bit of sun as well, it lifts the spirits. Things could not have gone better for this 43rd annual Porsche 356 International get together. The four-day affair had plenty of interesting events for all attending, and likely built a few new friendships along the way.
The Porsche 356 International kicked off on the afternoon of Thursday, May 3rd with cocktails and dinner following check-ins and hellos for over 140 participating Porsches. Friday, a gaggle of 356s enjoyed a winding drive on country roads to spend the day at Hedingham Castle, a 900 year old example. This is where the video’s featured archery, falconry, and medieval combat tournament occurred. Saturday saw a lovely selection of driving activities at the local aerodrome and the awards dinner held at the Imperial War Museum. Participants were treated to dinner among famed flying conveyances such as Lancaster, Spitfire, and Concorde.
In any case, it looks like the 356 owners of the Porsche Club GB put on a heck of an event for international members. There were quite a few rare 356s in attendance, and we should praise the owners of those Porsches for having driven them to and during the event. Hats off to you, sirs and madams.