It’s amazing how quickly things fade from memory. Earlier this year, the noise surrounding London’s then-mayor Ken Livingstone’s proposed Congestion Charge and Porsche’s crusade against it was deafening. Livingstone’s subsequent displacement, by new London mayor Boris Johnson, and the complete rejection of the Congestion Charge left Porsche victorious and their wallet heavier to the tune of £375,000 pounds.
Andy Goss, Managing Director of Porsche GB, presenting check to Steve Godfrey, Project Director at Skidz
Already flush with cash from their VW stock wrangling (not to mention the few bucks they made from selling cars) Porsche made good on their promise to donate any winnings from the legal challenge to charity. All £375,000 has found its way to the coffers of Skidz, a UK charity that helps train young adults in the great art of choosing and handling the proper spanner. Looks like Porsche gets the last laugh as London pays to train a whole new generation of possible Porsche mechanics…