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 Duisberg* has had work published in Classic & Sportscar, Practical Performance Car, Modern Mini, Banzai, MogMag, Evo, GT Porsche, Complete Kit Car, Absolute Lotus, Alternative Cars, Classic Retro Modern, and elsewhere. Rich often appears on CBS’s XCAR and Carfection channels, and Motors TV, plus JayEmm on Cars, enthusing about historic motoring. His latest book (find his work on Amazon) was described by SniffPetrol as "hilarious", although he was also threatened with legal action by elderly DJ Tim Westwood. In his Midlands man cave is a 1972 Fiat 500, a Lotus Elise, a BMW barge and a vintage Royal Enfield pushbike. Previous machines of interest include an Mk1 MX5 (owned for 14 years!), an Alfa GTV6, a Porsche 968 and a Sinclair C5. The Metro (right) was bought for an experiment, and abandoned in Africa. "I am not getting in a car with him" -  said Le Mans winner, Derek Bell. *A nom-de-plume inspired by the BBC's League of Gentlemen.

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