Our final meeting for the year was a popular one with around 60 members and friends in attendance. The catering crew seem to have worked out how best to serve at a function like this and there was plenty of food to go around.
With our President still touring places far afield, the role of chairing the evening fell to our DP, Ray Youlden who dispatched the business side of things very proficiently with reports from the usual suspects before introducing Rob Nolan and his recently acquired and immaculate 1999 Porsche Boxster S.
Rob explained that this was his second Porsche, having previously owned a 924 Turbo model many years ago. This particular Boxster was originally delivered to Melbourne, but was then later sold on to the second owner in Adelaide from whom Rob purchased the car several weeks ago. The odometer shows only 82,000 kilometres and it is equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission and the 3.2 litre flat six engine. The mechanicals are hidden from view behind the seats and in front of the rear axle which makes access to the engine rather tricky, but the car is extremely well balanced and the layout frees up space for both a front and rear boot.
The Boxster S is no slouch. The engine delivers 250bhp and 305Nm of torque which is sufficient to push it up to a top speed of 260km/h with a 0 to 100km/h time of 5.6 seconds. This particular car has been set up for club competition work with lowered and adjustable suspension, a baffled deep sump, larger wheels and a performance exhaust, which according to Rob has an annoying drone at certain revs on long runs. However, it is quite comfortable to drive and corners extremely well.
We thank Rob for making his car available at short notice this month and look forward to seeing it at more club events in the future.