Porsche Museum celebrates ‘50 years of 911’ at 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Article by Anita Panait, on June 24, 2013

Porsche 911 is set to be honored at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex. The event, slated for July 11 to 14, will be highlighted by demonstration runs by a number of historical Porsche road and race cars – covering seven generations of the legendary 911. The Porsche cars will be piloted by a number of notable drivers around the world like Walter Röhrl, two-time World Rally Champion, and Hans-Joachim Stuck, two-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner and German Touring Car Champion.

The Porsche 911 selection will be joined by a number of historic Le Mans veterans – all flown from the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart. Among them are the Porsche 911 GT1 '98 and Porsche 935/78 ‘Moby Dick’ as well as the 1987 Porsche 962.

Joining the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed are former Porsche factory race drivers Hans Herrmann and Richard Attwood who will pilot the iconic Porsche 917 KH with starting number 23 – the same car they used to grab the Le Mans 24 Hours trophy for Porsche in 1970.  The feat was also first of 16 overall victories Porsche has posted at Le Mans to date. 

Another historic Porsche car to join the festival is the 936 Spyder that grabbed three wins at Le Mans and is considered as one of Porsche’s most successful race cars. Other guest cars coming from the Porsche Museum are two examples of the rallying 911; an SC ‘Safari’ and ‘Paris Dakar’ Carrera 4x4; two 911 race cars; a ‘Type 964’ from the Porsche Supercup Championship and ‘Type 996’ 911 GT3 RSR; as well as the 917/30 Can-Am car. [source: Porsche]

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