On Sunday 12 August, the annual Tour of the East Midlands (TOTEM) took place. Beginning at Porsche Centre Leicester, and continuing on a scenic route through the region, TOTEM is hosted by Region 8 of Porsche Club Great Britain and annually sponsored by Porsche Centre Leicester.
Upon arrival, this year's 120 guests were provided with hot breakfast rolls and refreshments during registration. Adrian Ancliffe, from the Porsche Club then gave a briefing and advised on the itinerary for the day.
The organising team planned a route of approximately 125 miles, taking entrants on a rural route through the picturesque villages and towns of the East Midlands countryside. The tour is an opportunity to discover some of the lesser-known parts of the local area and to see renowned landmarks along the way.
The varied models owned by our local Porsche customers were on full display at the event and we had both iconic classics and contemporary model derivatives. One model of particular interest was a 1969 Porsche 912 in White. The iconic 912 is currently fitted with a 1.6 litre, 4-cylinder, flat-4 and air cooled engine and was a highlight for many attendees, with its signature chrome detailing and original body colour.
The 2018 TOTEM was a great success all round, and thanks to the generosity from both the entrants and hosts, the event was able to raise £1000 for the Air Ambulance Service, a commendable local cause.
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