Porsche continues with the ’50 Years of 911′ celebrations, this time at the Silverstone Classic. After enjoying a great event at Goodwood Festival of Speed, they wanted to come up with something special for this gig. So they went for the largest parade of 911 models ever.
Initially, they intended to gather 911 Porsche 911s, and the event was supposed to be called ‘911 x 911s’. But as soon the registration opened they realized they are going to exceed every expectation. In the end, 1208 Porsches descended on Silverstone track, setting a new world record for the largest parade of Porsche cars.
The start-studded event was not just a show for 911 fans. There was a good cause behind it all, as it raised funds for the Hope for Tomorrow cancer charity.
Among the celebs present at the event were Mark Porsche, son of 911 designer Ferdinand ‘Butzi’ Porsche and great-grandson of the marque’s original founder, Ferdinand Porsche, former F1 driver and five-time Le Mans winner Derek Bell MBE, and Richard Attwood – winner of the Le Mans 24 Hours for Porsche in 1970. Tens of thousands of fans came to the track to watch the record breaking gathering.
A wide variety of Porsche 911s from every era were part of the parade; including the legendary Carrera, RS, RSR, GT, Speedster, Targa and Turbo variants. It really was a breathtaking spectacle for the 911 fans.