The team from Porsche Centre Swindon has just returned from Germany after beating off international competition to win third prize in a global Porsche Classic film competition. Watch the full video below:
Prize Awarded To The Team By Motor Racing Legend Derek Bell
Motor racing legend Derek Bell was on hand to honour the group for their emotive film about Dick Lovett and Porsche Centre Swindon’s Porsche Classic Life centre at Bicester Heritage.
All 65 Porsche Classic partners across the world were challenged by the German HQ of Porsche Classic to take part in the Porsche Classic Partner Movie Competition. Their brief was to promote their centres with a focus on parts.
Filmed In Porsche Classic Life At Bicester Heritage And Castle Combe Racing Circuit Near Swindon
Porsche Centre Swindon’s film tells the story of growing old through the eyes of a classic Porsche owner and his beloved 911. The film uses a poem written by Victorian poet Matthew Arnold as narrative against images of a classic 911 being brought back to its racing heyday at Porsche Classic Life.
Made by Cardiff-based We Make Film Happen, the film culminates with a shot of the classic 911 T overtaking a new 911 R at Castle Combe racing circuit and features classic Porsche 911s owned by Dick Lovett chairman Peter Lovett. It also includes images of the Marlborough Downs and the hills and trees which form the basis of the distinctive Dick Lovett logo.
Porsche Centre Swindon Travel To The Nürburgring To Collect Prize
Among the team from Porsche Centre Swindon, who travelled to Germany to collect the prize were Stephen Brown the Manager of Porsche Classic Life, Lucy Hawkins, Dick Lovett Group Digital Marketing Manager and James Toye, Dick Lovett Group Owner Services Business Development Manager.
The trio picked up the honour at the world-famous Nürburgring in Germany where Derek
Bell was taking part in the Old Timers Grand Prix. He was behind the wheel of Porsche UK’s restored 1965 911 - which has been maintained throughout the current race season by Porsche Centre Swindon’s Gold Technician Jon Rapson.
Lucy said: “We knew we were competing with some of the world’s biggest Porsche Centres and when we realised places like Las Vegas had entered we really had no idea if we were in with a chance.
“When we heard we had secured third place is was incredible. It was great to get positive feedback from the judges but, more importantly to us, it’s fantastic to now have a creative film to showcase our classic services at our Porsche Classic Life centre at Bicester Heritage.”
Lucy added: “It’s particularly special for us as the film has real meaning for Dick Lovett as the Porsche 911s belong to our chairman Peter Lovett, himself a Porsche enthusiast and former Porsche racing driver, and it gives an insight into our logo as you see the 1960s Porsche 911 T drive up Hackpen White Horse - the view which inspired the Dick Lovett brand.”
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