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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:53 pm    Post subject: Norfolk Police join the GT gang Reply with quote



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Police in Norfolk have been given a Porsche Cayman GT4 which will be used to break down barriers with young drivers and help officers deliver life-saving road safety advice.

The vehicle has been donated to the Constabulary by the Lind Trust, a charity which supports the development of young people in Norwich and Norfolk.

The GT4 has been donated to the force for two years for the purpose of engaging with motorists around road safety – young drivers in particular.

Complete with police livery and interior blue lights, it will be at the forefront of police engagement and education with young drivers under the #Porsche999 hashtag.


https://www.norfolk.police.uk/news/latest-news/porsche-gifted-norfolk-constabulary-break-down-barriers-young-drivers






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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Wonder if they paid list price, or list price + 30% like everyone else has to do second-hand. Question
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just can't see the point in that at all .... all the blurb doesn't mean a thing ..... what a load of codswallop....
All just a PR stunt ........
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do they have automobiles in Norfolk yet?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Do they have automobiles in Norfolk yet?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Do they have automobiles in Norfolk yet?


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Do they have automobiles in Norfolk yet?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

911TEL wrote:
I just can't see the point in that at all .... all the blurb doesn't mean a thing ..... what a load of codswallop....
All just a PR stunt ........


Exactly, no doubt going to emulate this after the two years is up.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Wonder if they paid list price, or list price + 30% like everyone else has to do second-hand. Question


I suspect it is on loan from Porsche Centre Tonbridge
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I suspect it is on loan from Porsche Centre Tonbridge



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Why Tonbridge Question
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The vehicle has been donated to the Constabulary by the Lind Trust



Don't they still think knives & Forks are jewelry in Norfolk ?
And electricity is the work of the devil ?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I suspect it is on loan from Porsche Centre Tonbridge



Confused

Why Tonbridge Question


Because the Dacre family (Lind Group) own/run/finance both.

If the Lind Trust bought a Porsche, they'd do it through their own Lind Group dealership for both financial and control/access reasons (this is even more likely given the GT4's availability)

GT4.1 was a Lind Porsche
My BMW R9T is a Lind BMW

Some of the proceeds from both went to the Lind Trust

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe the connection with Porsche Tonbridge is that the company is owned by Graham Dacre via holding companies, he has been very successful over the years in the motor industry and became a philanthropist in recent years through the Lind Trust based in Norfolk.
Im sure someone will be along soon to confirm or correct my thinking.
There is a lot about him on the web, quite a generous man.

Terry T8 I'm surprised you haven't met him being as you spend so much time taking that turbo in for warranty repairs at Tonbridge !!!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

See above (edited to add the GT4.1/R9T detail, which would have been one edit, if only auto correct could spell)

Technically, his son Russ now owns and has grown the new Lind Group (most of the original group was sold to Inchcape, keeping their favourite bits, like Tonbridge, and that sale provided the bulk of the Trust's initial funding)
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think its a good idea. The cooler Police are made to look, the more respect and cooperation they gain off the kids.

Its totally disgusting how some people view and talk to the officers of the law. They're only doing their job.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I believe the connection with Porsche Tonbridge is that the company is owned by Graham Dacre via holding companies, he has been very successful over the years in the motor industry and became a philanthropist in recent years through the Lind Trust based in Norfolk.
Im sure someone will be along soon to confirm or correct my thinking.
There is a lot about him on the web, quite a generous man.

Terry T8 I'm surprised you haven't met him being as you spend so much time taking that turbo in for warranty repairs at Tonbridge !!!


The Lind Trust being based in Norfolk was the connection to the original post that I hadn't realised.

Thanks to you and GT4 for the education. Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good PR, and no doubt will still be worth over list price after the two years are up...


..with one careful owner!! Cop Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
I think its a good idea. The cooler Police are made to look, the more respect and cooperation they gain off the kids.

Its totally disgusting how some people view and talk to the officers of the law. They're only doing their job.


Agree with your views on the police.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
I think its a good idea. The cooler Police are made to look, the more respect and cooperation they gain off the kids.


I agree. I've been to a few Norfolk County Shows and the like (my parents live there) and they are very well attended by a surprising number of young'uns. Usually one or two plod will be there with a car and the Fire Brigade/Ambulance Service likewise. This kind of car would pull a good crowd all day.

Great way to interact with kids and adults alike. If we want policing by consent (and who doesn't?) then this is one way of helping achieve it. Yes of course it's a PR stunt - that's the whole point.

The tie up and financials all make sense too (interesting info, thanks GT4) - the car will likely have low miles at the end of the 2 years and be worth plenty for the charity. What's not to like?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
mrgrey wrote:


I believe the connection with Porsche Tonbridge is that the company is owned by Graham Dacre via holding companies, he has been very successful over the years in the motor industry and became a philanthropist in recent years through the Lind Trust based in Norfolk.
Im sure someone will be along soon to confirm or correct my thinking.
There is a lot about him on the web, quite a generous man.

Terry T8 I'm surprised you haven't met him being as you spend so much time taking that turbo in for warranty repairs at Tonbridge !!!


The Lind Trust being based in Norfolk was the connection to the original post that I hadn't realised.



Thanks to you and GT4 for the education. Thumb


Graham, the chairman started out selling wheel barrows, then cars, then
got into property (where he made his money). Then he went back into cars
and motorbikes. OPC Tonbridge is the only Porsche dealership still retained,
along with various Harley Davidson dealerships. His car collection is truly
mind boggling 😉
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