2015 Total 911 Awards night “a resounding success”
The inaugural Total 911 Awards took place last night at Hexagon Modern Classics in event dubbed “a resounding success” by Editor, Lee Sibley, a sentiment echoed by the 150 guests from around the international Porsche 911 industry.
“To have so many representatives from right across the international Porsche spectrum under one roof made for a very special occasion and I’m delighted for the winners of our prestigious awards, who have rightly had their year-round hard work recognised,” Sibley explained. “Already, we look forward to the 2016 Awards for what will be the night to look forward to each and every year for the Porsche industry going forward.”
At the lavish ceremony, the ten reader-shortlisted award were snaffled by eight different winners, with independent specialist, Autofarm and 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans winner, Nick Tandy the most successful, taking home two trophies apiece.
Autofarm secured ‘Best Independent – Servicing’ and ‘Best 911 Restoration Specialist’ while Tandy triumphed in the ‘Best Motorsport Individual/Team’ and ‘Porsche Personality of the Year’ categories, capping off what has been a hugely successful year for the British Porsche ace.
The hosts, Hexagon Modern Classics were presented with the Editor’s Choice Award at the end of the evening as recognition for all their effort in making the first Total 911 Awards become a reality.
Elsewhere, Porsche Bournemouth took ‘Best OPC – Sales’, with Porsche Silverstone securing the partner award for servicing, while Paragon won ‘Best Independent Specialist – Sales’.
Nine Excellence went home with the gong for ‘Best 911 Tuner’, Adrian Flux walked away with ‘Best Porsche Insurance Specialist’ and Porscheshop (an early supporter of Nick Tandy’s racing career) secured ‘Best Aftermarket Porsche Product’.
Compered by Henry Hope-Frost, the ceremony was preceded by a Q&A session with factory Porsche driver, Tandy who revealed to the 150-strong crowd that he will, once again, be racing full-time for Weissach in 2016.
There was also an incredible display of cars for the assembled guests (some of whom had travelled from Germany and the USA to attend) including the one-of-a-kind Porsche 901 Cabriolet prototype and the latest 991 GT3 RS, the latter thanks to Porsche Cars GB.
Total 911 would once again like to thank all those who helped make the 2015 Awards a reality, from Hexagon Modern Classics, Porsche Design and Porsche Club GB to Poole Accident Repair and JZM. Also, hearty congratulations to all the award winners.