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Health-mission Porsche to visit Reepham Classic Car and Bike Festival

Gordon Weston is using his race-prepared Porsche 924S to raise awareness of prostate cancer. Pictures: Gordon Weston

Gordon Weston is using his race-prepared Porsche 924S to raise awareness of prostate cancer. Pictures: Gordon Weston

Gordon Weston

Reepham Classic Car and Bike Festival will be welcoming a race-prepared Porsche 924 which is on a mission to promote awareness of and prevent unnecessary deaths from prostate cancer.

Now in its fourth year, the theme for the annual event, being held in the town on Sunday, September 24, is a celebration of the German marques so Gordon Weston’s Porsche 924 will feel very much at home as well as helping to spread the important health message.

Having bought the 1986 924S at auction for just £750, Mr Weston was diagnosed with the disease in 2013. Now in remission, he is an ambassador for Men United, the campaign initiated by the charity Prostate Cancer UK to raise awareness of the disease.

He is now finally in the process of tidying up the Porsche but is also using it for Porsche Club GB’s Speed and Hillclimbing Championship, trackdays and some racing ans using motorsport to promote prostate cancer awareness. the logos on the car depict dying cancer cells changing colour from red to orange to black.

He says it is his way of putting something back by promoting awareness of prostate cancer and the value of an early diagnosis.

Peter Fitzjohn, organiser of the classic car and bike festival, is looking to feature some of Germany’s most famous and beloved makes – Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, Porsche Volkswagen and Opel – but also hopes to find people with some of the rarest examples, like Borgward, NSU, Heinkel, Messerschmitt and Karman Ghia.

He is urging individual owners of these vehicles – including automobile clubs – to contact him to find out how they can become involved with this year’s event.

The festival is a treat for all car enthusiasts but is also a great day out for all the family, with food, music and entertainment for children and adults.

There won’t be a better chance to enjoy German car design in one of the county’s most picturesque locations.

For more information email Peter Fitzjohn at reephamclassic17@outlook.com or phone 01603 871102.

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