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Stuttgart 9’s Morning Meet

Sunday 5th July was a big day for Motorsport, with the F1 at Silverstone, BRSCC at Donington, GTI International at Shakespeare and of course, the most important – Stuttgart 9’s open morning at RPM Technik in Long Marston.

Bacon sarnies at the ready for 9am, over 50 cars arrived for a tour of the premises and to see the services RPM has to offer, but more importantly it was meant as a social for a fantastic group of like-minded guys and girls, who love all things Porsche.

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There was a great range of cars, including a mixture of air-cooled and water-cooled Porsche variants, a couple of Lamborghinis, a Ferrari and three Mclaren MP4-12C’s.

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Although all of the cars looked great, there were a few that really stood out. The first was a Riviera Blue 993 RSR road car, one of only seven ever built and one of only two in that colour. It’s great to see this extremely rare car still being used and out on the public highway.

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The next was a Guards Red Carrera GT, which participated in a ‘sound-off’ with a Lamborghini Aventador and sounded absolutely insane! The GT had a performance exhaust, which allowed the V10 to scream beautifully and in my opinion was the nicer sounding of the two.

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Finally, I can’t help but mention the presence of the almighty GT3 RS 4.0. This car looked like it had been used properly and again nice to see that all of these rare Porsche models are still being used for what they are built for and not all garage Queens.

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RPM Technik also had some serious machinery on display. Firstly, the showroom contained a 964 RS Touring, Mk1 996 GT3, Gen2 997 GT3, 3.0 Carrera RS recreation, Gen2 997 GT3 RS, 996 GT2 and a sweet looking Boxster Spyder. As you can see by the stock, these guys aren’t messing around!

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The main workshop showcased a 2.7 RS recreation, 964 Targa, Gen1 997 GT3, 964 C4 and two of RPM’ CSR Retro variants. The Mk1 996 CSR Retro has been styled using features from earlier air-cooled models, including its pretty funky pascha interior inspired by 80s models. Not everyone will be a fan of this brave choice of interior but personally I love it!

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In the motorsport workshop a 965 Turbo was being put back together after receiving a full body respray. The geometry ramp displayed a stunning Riviera Blue 997 GT3 RS, one of only three built by the factory in that specific colour.

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The event finished off at 11am so that we could all get back home in time for the F1, but I think everyone can agree that this was a great way to spend your Sunday morning. All of the members of the Stuttgart 9 forum were a great bunch of people and we would be more than happy to see their faces down at RPM again soon.

RPM were over the moon with the turnout and would like to specifically thank Steve Morrissey for helping us organise the event.

Written by Marc Smiddy

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