Porsche Carrera cup champion Tim Harvey joined AW Repair Group and Lincolnshire Region Porsche Club members at the annual Props and Pistons event on bank holiday Monday.
The event, organised by Bush Tyres, is held at East Kirkby aviation centre and is a fantastic blend of aviation and automobile history & enthusiasts.
Before the weather took a turn for the worse we got our event shelter set up ready for the Spitfire fly-past, which was enjoyed by all.
‘Just Jane’ the NX611 Lancaster is based at East Kirkby, so it was lovely to see the taxi runs she was doing up and down the runway. “Just Jane” was built by Austin Motors at Longbridge near Birmingham, in April 1945. Given the serial number NX611, she was one of the first 150 B Mk VII Avro Lancasters destined as part of the RAF’s Tiger Force in the Far East. In 1964, the French presented her to the Historical Aircraft Preservation Society and flew her to her new home in Sydney where she was overhauled before being flown back to Britain. It took nine days to complete the 12,000 mile journey back to her homeland- seventy flying hours- landing at Biggin Hill on 13 May, 1965.
There were in excess of 20 cars of members of the Porsche Club who attended with us, arriving early to get their spot on the stand. Luckily on arrival the sun was shining so they were able to detail their cars so they were spotless.
Lincolnshire branch manager, Steve Hoe with Tim Harvey, the 1992 British Touring Car Champion and the 2008 and 2010 Porsche Carrera Cup GB champion. Tim Harvey won sixteen races in the British Touring Car Championship between 1987 and 1995, but competed in the series until 2002. He was also the winner of the invitational Guia Race of Macau touring car event, in 1989.
Lincolnshire Porsche club members below with Tim Harvey
Below are some of the cars on display from the day