On 21 April 1987 Colin began his career at Porsche Centre Newcastle, Melbourne Street, Newcastle upon Tyne on a six week temporary contract as a Valeter. Interviewed by Syd Milburn for the job, six weeks turned into six months and six months turned into 30 years and he has never looked back since.
Now a Parts Advisor, Colin remembers many milestones within the Porsche history including the 250,000th 911 built in 1987, introduction of the all-wheel drive 911 Carrera 4 and the rear-wheel drive 911 Carrera 2 in 1990, the discontinuation of the front-engine models the 968 and the 928 in 1995 through to the unveiling of the Carrera GT in 2000, the breakthrough launch of the first four-door sports sedan the Panamera in 2009 and the world premiere of the Porsche Macan in 2013.
Colin, a great ambassador for the Porsche brand has visited the factory in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, raced a 997 round the infamous Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya and experienced the ultimate Arctic winter driving experience at Camp4 in Rovaniemi, Finland.
“What Colin brings to Porsche Centre Newcastle is very rare, his vast knowledge and experience and the relationships forged over the past 30 years is remarkable and we are extremely proud to have Colin as part of our team”
Scott Stevenson, Centre Principal.
*Data determined in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) as required by law. You can find more information on WLTP at www.porsche.com/wltp . For Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) range and Equivalent All Electric Range (EAER) figures are determined with the battery fully charged, using a combination of both battery power and fuel.
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