Boxengasse Megaphonics: An Air-Cooled Porsche Paradise

It’s 10.30am on a UK summer time Sunday. The calendar says it’s August, however the climate says in any other case. I’m lined as much as enter a modest property on the outskirts of Bicester with a number of different automobiles.

The street indicators guiding the best way learn ‘Boxengasse’ (translation: pit lane), nonetheless, the environment are rural. A stunning girl in a yellow hi-vis factors me to the car parking zone, the place I pull up my Mazda MX-5 subsequent to a different. There are others too; I suppose the Japanese roadster has turn into the go-to automotive for automotive photographers.


I seize my gear and head again onto the entry street, this time on foot, to comply with Stuttgart’s best into the occasion. With large timber on both facet, it appeared just like the automobiles have been heading down an infinite lane, and I nonetheless didn’t know what to anticipate on the opposite facet. On the finish of the lane, the automobiles turned proper. That is the second I entered my type of heaven.

I used to be nonetheless digesting the view when two RWB Porsches rolled previous on their method into the 100-acre occasion area.


Inside the first jiffy of getting into Megaphonics 2023 at Frank Cassidy‘s Boxengasse, my day had already been made. This was the fifth instalment of what’s turn into an annual occasion to have fun air-cooled Porsches, however my first time attending.


I headed to the principle Porsche stand and recognised two of the automobiles right away. A number of weeks prior, I had seen each the Blaupunkt 962 and the 718/2 hung the wrong way up on the long-lasting garden sculpture at Goodwood Competition of Velocity 2023.


I received speaking to the man from Porsche in regards to the automobiles and the how they ended up 30-feet within the air exterior Goodwood Home. I used to be stunned to be taught that these automobiles have been hooked up with their whole powertrains intact – solely their fluids have been drained.


With this new info in my reminiscence financial institution, I made my method in direction of the air-cooled parking round a lake space, the place I used to be greeted by at the very least 5 356s. Some have been true-to-original restorations, whereas others have been modified.


From there, I headed to the primary barn-like constructing I might discover, which was surrounded by a hedge and had a few trendy GT2s and GT3s parked out entrance. I do respect each Porsche, however Megaphonics is all in regards to the air-cooled automobiles and I didn’t need to take the eye away from them. At one finish of the barn, Autofarm – a well known UK Porsche restorer – have been arrange, and on the different finish, automobiles from Frank’s personal Black Betty & Co. assortment.


Most stunning although, was the beige Singer Traditional Research sitting exterior. Sure, the day was solely getting higher! I received speaking to Ned Hiley from Singer Automobile Design, who was with the automotive, and we spoke all the pieces Singer and Porsche. 


After drooling over the Singer for an prolonged time period, I turned to see the ICON 917K, a recreation of the Le Mans-winning Porsche 917, however for the street.


After digesting these automobiles and all the opposite nice 911s exterior Autofarm, I headed to the principle venue, Boxengasse itself. Earlier than I even received inside, there have been quite a lot of legends to take a look at, together with 935s, a purple RUF 911 CA, and certainly one of eight ever constructed Porsche 959 Komforts.


Getting into the principle constructing, I got here face-to-face with one of many biggest collections of racing 911s. Proper out in entrance sat an unique Brumos 911 RSR, at the moment owned by Tuthill Porsche. It was certainly one of my highlights from the Competition of Velocity, so seeing if for a second time in a just some weeks was thrilling.


Delving additional into the large warehouse have been two of the 193 993 GT2s ever made and a pair of 964 Carrera RSs, to call just some.


My time at Megaphonics 2023 flew by, however in actuality I spent over six hours on the occasion – that’s how good it was. As anticipated, throughout my drive again dwelling, all I might take into consideration was plotting a path to Porsche possession myself.

Jathu Thillai

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