Having owned my 968 Sport just over a year now, and with a few automotive adventures under it’s belt(s), it was time for a service. I didn’t fancy a slog up the A1 back to RPM Porsche in Harrogate where I bought it, they were fantastic guys to deal with but I only needed a basic service and preferably somewhere closer to home. Lots of people suggested GCR so I went there. I expected a knowledgeable chap who could do my oil and filter (and gearbox oil too, just in case), and got exactly that in Chris. What I didn’t expect was someone who seemingly ploughs all his profits into his own collection of German classics! Most of the cars pictured here belong to Chris, others to customers, but every single one was something that MotorPunk readers love and fits our “car club 18-30” ethos. From the E30 and E34 based Alpinas, to the 928 GTRS creation, the Pagoda awaiting restoration, and of course the kermit green 911 Carrera RS 2.7. These cars brightened the day so much I almost forgot about the teeming rain and grey Leicester backdrop. They weren’t all Germans, though. Mrs Chris owns the spotless Fiat 500 and uses it as a daily driver. Apologies for the poor quality of the pictures, a wet iPhone camera in cold hands doesn’t quite capture the beauty of the beasts, does it? When my 968 goes back next year I’ll take a better camera, GCR is a Teutonophile’s dream.

About The Author

Rich Duisberg

Rich's drivel regularly appears in Practical Performance Car and GT Porsche magazines. He has also written for Classic & Sportscar, MogMag, Classic Performance and Retro, Banzai, Evo, and Modern Mini. He also did a book no-one bought. His hungover fizzog also often appears on CBS’s Carfection channel enthusing about historic motoring. Le Mans winner Derek Bell once refused to get in Rich's Morgan Three Wheeler with him at the wheel. Currently amongst the detritus in his garage is a 1972 Fiat 500 Abarth, a fat BMW and a Lotus Elise. Previous machinery includes a Porsche 968, an Alfa GTV V6 and a dreadful Sinclair C5. He also owns a vintage Royal Enfield pushbike.

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