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Ken Mack’s 1982 Porsche 944. He also owns a 911 Turbo model

Ken Mack’s 1982 Porsche 944. He also owns a 911 Turbo model

Ken Mack’s 1982 Porsche 944. He also owns a 911 Turbo model

The membership of Porsche Club GB has more than doubled in the last six years, its regional officer for Northern Ireland said.

The club operates right across the UK, despite the name, and includes around 300 members in Northern Ireland in its overall membership of 23,000.

Ken Mack, regional officer for NI, said that the range of cars that Porsche now offers has contributed to the growth of the club.

"The iconic Porsche is almost like a lifestyle choice rather than a practical choice," he said. "But Porsche's range is so vast now that it is appealing to a much wider audience. People might think about the iconic 911 when they think of a Porsche but we're finding people are coming in with an interest in the full range of cars now."

Ken owns two Porsche cars, a 1984 944 and a 911 Turbo from 2000. He explained their enduring appeal. "Around 70% of all Porsches ever made are still around," he said. "They are not a mass produced car that after a few years fall into second or third ownership. Some of the cars will stay in the same family for decades.We speak about members being custodians of cars rather than owners."

Anyone interested in finding out more about the club can contact r27@porscheclubgb.com

Belfast Telegraph