Saturday, June 29, 2013

Porsche celebrates “50 Years of 911” at the “Festival of Speed”


July 11 through July 14, 2013, in Goodwood
Stuttgart. Legendary racing cars meet famous race drivers at the world's biggest motor sports festival: The focus of this year's Goodwood “Festival of Speed,” taking place for the 20th time from July 11 to July 14, is on the anniversary of “50 Years of 911.” Spectators and car racing enthusiasts alike can look forward to demonstration runs with historical Porsche production vehicles and race cars from seven generations of the 911, driven, among others, by the two-time rally world champion Walter Röhrl and the two-time winner of the 24 hours of Le Mans and DTM champion Hans-Joachim Stuck. 

From the Porsche Museum collection, the Le Mans vehicles 962, 911 GT1 '98 and 935/78 “Moby Dick” will participate in the car racing event on the compound of Lord March in West Sussex. In addition, the former Porsche factory race drivers Hans Herrmann and Richard Attwood will pilot the legendary Porsche 917 KH, starting number 23, in which they captured the trophy in the 24 hours of Le Mans for Porsche in 1970, the first of a total of 16 overall victories up till now. The 936 Spyder can be seen at Goodwood as well; with three victories in Le Mans, it is among the most successful Porsche race cars. The contingent from the Porsche Museum will be completed by five more vehicles: A 911 SC Safari, a “Paris Dakar” 911 Carrera 4x4, a 964 Supercup, a 917/30 and a 996 GT3 RSR will also be at the starting line in Goodwood. Alongside the Lohner-Porsche “Semper Vivus,” the sports car maker will also send a very special original 911 from 1967 to Goodwood. This “911” has been accompanying the Porsche brand as ambassador at various international events, trade fairs, historic rallies and racing events on five continents since the onset of the year.

The Porsche Museum will still be celebrating the 911 anniversary until September 29 with an extensive special exhibition in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. More than 40 different 911 versions tell the unique and exciting story of this sports car model range alongside the original 911 and seven 911 generations, a number of rare production and racing cars will be presented to the public for the first time. The Porsche Museum is open from 9:00AM to 6:00PM to Sunday Admission is eight euro for adults. Reduced price tickets cost four euro. 911 drivers plus one accompanying person, upon presentation of the vehicle registration at the box office of the Porsche Museum, have free admission from June 4 to September 29, 2013. The same applies to visitors who were born in 1963 and can prove it by presenting their ID. You'll find more information in the Internet at:www.porsche.com/museum.


SOURCE: Porsche Motorsports Press Release Database

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