Porsche Repairs, Porsche Servicing and Porsche Tuning

Our History

Parr In The Media

Take a look at a selection of Parr features in various publications...Read on here

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    1984

    Founded by the father and son partnership of Ray and Paul Robe. The company started operations in 1984 from small premises in Old Coulsden, Surrey

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    1985

    Parr’s racing history begins when it prepares Ford Escort saloon cars for Andy Britnell and Stuart Rob and contest the Production championship

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    1986

    The first Porsche to be prepared for racing in the Porsche production racing series

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    1987

    David Lees runs in the Porsche Classic championship in a Parr prepared and run 911E 2.4

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    1988

    The team run in the Loctite Porsche Club Great Britain Production championship supporting the Birmingham Super Prix F3000 race in the East Midlands

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    1989

    Porsche Club Great Britain Production championship takes in a round at the historic Dutch track of Zandvoort.

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    1990

    Parr return to Birmingham to once again support the F3000 Super Prix in what will be the last year where road racing is legal in the UK

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    1991

    Parr run a Porsche 911 Carrera 2 in the BRDC Saloon Car Championship for Paul Edwards

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    1992

    The company takes a year off from racing to concentrate on developing the road car servicing and maintenance side of the business.

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    1993

    After a year away Parr return to run in Porsche club championships running father and son David and Jason Saunders

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    1994

    Parr moved from its Old Coulsden garage to new premises in South Godstone

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    1995

    The team enter international racing at the Donington Park round of the BPR GT Championship, with Bill Farmer co-driving with Paul Edwards and Robert Nearn. They bring the Porsche 911 GT2 home in third place and follow it up with a second overall at Montlhery in France

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    1996

    Parr enter the Daytona 24 hour with a 911 GT2 and have a great debut in the classic race. The car leads the GT2 class by two laps at the eight hour mark and is third overall. It holds position until 16.5 hours in when the engine detonates and the team are unable to repair it.

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    1996

    Parr confirmed an entry of two Porsche 911 GT2s into the Le Mans 24 hour. An impressive international line-up included drivers from New Zealand, UK, USA and France. Bill Farmer, Robert Nearn and Greg Murphy drove 'Car One'’ and Stefan Ortelli, Andrew Pilgrim and Andy Bagnall drove 'Car Two'. It was an astonishing debut, with the lead car crossing the line 2nd in GT2 and the Ortelli/Pilgrim/Bagnall car 4th.

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    1997

    Parr runs in the British GT Championship

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    1998

    Parr cars won all three classes in the Pirelli Porsche Championship and finished 1st, 2nd and 4th overall

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    1999

    Parr embarked upon a two-year association with Hayles Konig Motorsport and a pair of Chrysler Vipers

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    2000

    Paul Edwards still takes part in and wins classic races in the Parr prepared and run Porsche 911 2.7 Carrera RS.

    The team continue with their British GT campaign in the Dodge Vipers running drivers Tim Harvey and New Zealander Neil Cunningham

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    2001

    Parr was appointed the official Porsche Cars GB entry within the GTO category . The team take the 2001 British GT Championship GTO title with Marino Franchitti and Kelvin Burt setting nine new lap records and winning eight of the thirteen rounds. The sister car of Ed Horner and Matt Turner finishes runner up in the championship.

    The team also run British ladies rally star Barbara Armstrong in the Michelin Porsche Cup in the Porsche Cars GB entry managed by Parr Motorsport.

    Parr enter four cars in the Porsche Classics series; three finished in the top five and Spencer Griffiths takes the title

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    2002

    Parr runs Porsche’s official entry into the Michelin Porsche Cup and are responsible for the Autosport-backed "Young Driver" car. Parr also run cars for Kevin Harrison (Class 2 champion and third overall) Mark Hazell and Nigel Rice.

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    2003

    Parr again run the Porsche GB VIP and are appointed Official Technical Support provider by Porsche GB. Parr are also the official engine builder and Dyno for the Championship

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    2004

    In April fire rips through the Bowerland Lane workshop causing hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of damage to cars and equipment. Luckily the old premises are still being used allowing the company to continue to trade and service its customers.

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    2005

    After the tribulations of 2004 the company hold an open day for all of it customers in its new Crawley home. The Porsche factory Carrera Cup cars take pride of place alongside the team's Britcar entry.

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    2006

    The introduction of the latest model GT3 Cup car into the Carrera Cup means the team are busy throughout the season providing parts and technical support to the competing teams. Scottish World Rally champion and racing legend Colin McRae is one of the higher profile VIP car drivers.

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    2007

    Robin Clark, Steve Rance and Colin Ingram are all Parr drivers in the Porsche Open whilst the team run the Autosport Young drivers in the Carrera Cup. Future GP2 driver Oliver Turvey (pictured) drives at Brands Hatch. Andrew Kirkaldy and Steven Kane add some experience to the driving roster at Rockingham and Thruxton respectively.

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    2008

    Parr win the Pro-Am 2 championship with Glynn Geddie. In the VIP car an eclectic mix of drivers includes Autosport journalist Ben Anderson as well as future Supercup front runner Nick Tandy and Touring car legend Anthony Reid.

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    2009

    Championship success continues as Glen McMenamin takes a second Pro-Am 2 title on the trot for Parr. Porsche decide to offer a scholarship prize fund to help young drivers from 2010 onwards and so three times British rally champion Mark Higgins becomes the last person to drive the Parr prepared VIP car.

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    2010

    Richard Denny steps up from the GT Cup to make his Carrera Cup debut with Parr. He had previously been a front runner in the GT Cup in Parr’s 996 GT3

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    2011

    Parr enter the Porsche Carrera World Cup at the famous Nurburgring in Germany running cars for Richard Denny and Pete Smallwood. The race is only open to Porsche 997 GT3 Cup cars setting a record with a 97-car grid. Richard wins his class in atrocious conditions and finishes 50th overall.

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    2012

    Parr launch the next iteration of its website allowing the company to grow into new areas business and commerce.

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    2013

    Parr supports first Porsche charity track day at Goodwood. A great day for all the family.

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