Porsche 911 parade at Silverstone Classic hits record breaking 1,208Tue, 30 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0700
1,208 Porsche 911s hit the Silverstone track to celebrate Porsche-s 50th anniversary
Last month, we reported that plans by Silverstone Classic to run a record-breaking parade of Porshe 911s to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Porsche had garnered so many applications that Silverstone has to stop accepting applications nearly two months ahead of the event. Now the 2013 Silverstone Classic 911 Parade has happened it seems Silverstone decided to go for broke, and instead of the originally planned parade of 911 911s, they actually managed to drive 1,208 911s round the Silverstone track at the same time – a new record.
As well as 1208 911s, Porsche and the organisers of the Silverstone Classic managed to entice a number of names along too, including Mark Porsche – great grandson of Porsche founder, Ferdinand Porsche – former F1 and Le Mans driver Derek Bell and Le Mans drivers John Fitzpatrick and Richard Attwood.
But the celebration wasn’t really rooted round famous names – the 911 was the star of the show and the owners and drivers who turned up to take their pride and joy round Silverstone was what made the event special.
The parade included many of the most famous 911s, including the Carrera, RS, RSR, GT, Speedster and Targa variants, and a great time seems to have been had by one and all.
Mark Porsche said:
Of course, the 911 means a great deal to me as it’s my father’s big design and it will always have a special place in my heart.
It’s been a family member over all the generations of the 911 series and I’m very proud to be here today to represent the Porsche family at this great event.
I think that to have these 1,200 cars on track is the attention that the 911 deserves for its 50th birthday. I can’t thank the Porsche Club GB enough for making this event possible.
As well as providing a stunning Porsche spectacle at Silverstone, the record-breaking 911 parade also raised funds for the ‘Hope for Tomorrow’ cancer charity.
By Cars UK