Cars & Coffee Liverpool Holds Remembrance Event
The North West’s regular get together for like-minded car enthusiasts, Cars & Coffee Liverpool, has grown in popularity and status very quickly. Held at the Chung Ku Restaurant within the city’s trendy Columbus Quay development, the riverside gathering brings together a variety of cars, from factory fresh classics to modern supercars – including masses of Porsche vehicles both old and new. Cars & Coffee Liverpool mimics its namesake events popularised in California, providing free parking, plentiful hot drinks (and cake!) to those in attendance, it is designed to fuel engaging conversation with fellow attendees who happily ogle the four-wheeled metal on display.
Part of the team behind the concept is Norm Shum, a diehard Porsche enthusiast and part of the team at OCD Porsche, the Liverpudlian independent Porsche specialist in Wallasey. Norm has an enviable personal collection of Porsche cars to his name, but through a previous involvement with the vibrant enthusiast-led Volkswagen show scene, he also boasts a keen eye for the ingredients that make up a superior automotive gathering.
Norm led Cars & Coffee Liverpool to hold a meeting in honor of Ray Stobbs, a recently deceased member of the Porsche Owners Club GB. Ray was a popular character on the Porsche club scene, and a regular at Cars & Coffee Liverpool. He was also the owner of a 964 Carrera 2 previously owned by Superman actor, Christopher Reeves, the car in question appeared at the Goodwood Festival of Speed for Porsche’s 50th anniversary.
Called Ray Remembrance, this special running of Cars & Coffee Liverpool saw a stunning turnout of approximately 480 cars (80 of which were from the Porsche stable) descending on Columbus Quay in remembrance of Mr Stobbs. Many of Ray’s close friends from the Porsche scene were amongst those who traveled from as far a field as Scotland, Birmingham and Yorkshire as a mark of respect. Cars & Coffee Liverpool and the Chung Ku Restaurant donated the proceeds of the event to Ray’s widow, Linda Stobbs.
“Ray was humble, modest and a genuine friend whom we all knew since he first bought his silver 964, previously owned by Christopher Reeves,” Norm told us. “Through time, Ray had worked to make his car beautiful. He was a local guy who we will all dearly miss.”
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