PORSCHE Centre Swindon has won a bronze medal at an international film awards.

The movie made by the showroom, run by Dick Lovett Group, is called Passion Restored and took third place in the Porsche Classic Partner Movie Competition.

It tells the story of growing old, using a poem written by Victorian poet Matthew Arnold as narrative against images of a classic 911 being brought back to its racing heyday at Porsche Classic Life in Bicester, also run by the company.

A team from Porsche Centre Swindon, including Stephen Brown the manager of Porsche Classic Life, and Lucy Hawkins, Dick Lovett Group digital marketing manager, travelled to the world-famous Nurburgring in Germany to collect their prize from motor racing legend Derek Bell.

Lucy said: “We knew we were competing with some of the world’s biggest Porsche Centres and when we realised places like Las Vegas had entered we really had no idea if we were in with a chance.

“When we heard we had secured third place is was incredible. It was great to get positive feedback from the judges but, more importantly to us. It’s fantastic to now have a creative film to showcase our classic services at our Porsche Classic Life centre at Bicester Heritage.”

Lucy added: “It’s special for us as the film has real meaning for Dick Lovett as the Porsche 911s belong to our chairman Peter Lovett.

“He’s an enthusiast and former racing driver, and it gives an insight into our logo as you see the 1960s Porsche 911 T drive up Hackpen White Horse - the view which inspired the Dick Lovett brand.”

Made by Cardiff-based We Make Films Happen, the film culminates with a shot of the classic 911 T overtaking a new 911 R on the race track and features classic Porsche 911s. It also includes images of the Marlborough Downs and the hills and trees which form the basis of the distinctive Dick Lovett logo.

The event was run by the German HQ of Porsche Classic and was open to all 65 Porsche Classic centres worldwide.