Goodwood to celebrate Porsche 911

Goodwood to celebrate Porsche 911

A number of events are to be held at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Porsche 911.

The sports car, which burst onto the scene in 1963, has appeared at Goodwood in Sussex every year since the festival started in 1993.

Around 27,500 people were at the first event 20 years ago to witness the Porsche 911, with organisers saying the iconic motor helped put the festival on the map.

Road and racing 911s covering all five decades of the model's illustrious history will be on show from 11-14 July, competing on the 1.16-mile hill climb course and around the Forest Rally Stage.

Porsche Cars GB, meanwhile, will continue its 50th anniversary celebrations by racing a classic 1965 model at the festival, following its appearance at Brands Hatch in June.

To commemorate the occasion, Gordon Robertson, chief driving consultant at the Porsche Experience Centre at Silverstone, will also be driving to Goodwood from his home town of Doune, Scotland, in a 911 from 1965.

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