A Love of Porsche

I drive an old (that’s 20 years old) Porsche 968 – in fact this is my third after a string of 944s – and like all the others in the past;  Nothway Porsche take care of keeping the old girl on the road. I was over at Ray’s last week for the annual service and we got to talking about the ‘old days’.  Amazingly, it has been almost 20 years since Wildside organised the first Northway Weekend Champagne Run to Reims. So, for 2012 it’s time for a revival as we head once more to the vineyards of northern France, great back-road routes, a visit to the classic Reims GP circuit and a private champagne tasting at a small champagne house – oh and 2 nights at a lakeside hotel.  All for around £220 per person including the ferry. If you want to join the trip which will be in October next year then just drop an email to Wildside for more info wildside@adren-a-line.com

So the final GP of the year is looming. It seems like the season has been going on for ever with the first race back in March in Australia. Next year with 20 races planned and a nine month calendar it’s going to be equally packed.  This has been part of a trend – in 1955 there were just 7 GPs;  in 1965 there were 10 races and by 1995 it was up to 17.  I imagine 20 must be about the limit but with new GP circuits being announced every couple of months who knows when Bernie will stop – 25 races and a year round series with two weeks break between each season?


Petri Suuronen. Editor, BIKE Finland

And another thing…we both had thought Cannonball Bike Run is just a one time thing that gets crossed off the bucket list. But holy crap! It’s the best thing ever and we are totally doing it again!


Just wanted to say a massive thanks for hosting a fantastic few days in Miami – I can honestly say it was one of the best experiences of my life and I thought the organisation and planning was superb!

D. Linton

Thanks for what will hopefully not be a once in a life time trip, keep me in the loop with all future trips. LIVING THE DREAM DUDE!

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Julien Piombino

This kind of events for car is extremely expensive and often too fake/posh. But this one for bikes is extremely reasonable, even cheap I will say and it's a familly. The road books are the best I've ever had. I've just done 3 Cannonballs, and they were all different and all great. The organisers are far better than they look.

05 October, 2021

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Tom Harvey

Amazing trip, it's now a yearly event! Always so excited to go and so sad to leave.

19 October, 2021

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Jon Bridle

Nick and the team always deliver a fantastic event focussed on the customers having a great time while enjoying a motor racing theme.They must be doing something right as I have enjoyed 20 consecutive trips to Le Mans

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John Cuthbertson

Fantastic events, great people and wonderful organisation.

15 October, 2021