Chichester, West Sussex, ENGLAND — Porsche will celebrate seven decades of sports car manufacturing at the July 12-15 Festival of Speed on the grounds of Goodwood House.
As part of events to commemorate a lineage of road and racing sports cars that began with the 356 in 1948, Porsche will be the first manufacturer in the 25-year history of FoS to create the central display at the festival for the third time.
Twenty years ago, Porsche celebrated its 50th anniversary with a stunning display of five of its most celebrated sports-racers — the 917-20, 917LH, 936, 956 and 911 GT1. Five years ago the 50th anniversary of the 911 was commemorated with a sky-scraping and kaleidoscopic structure.
In addition to what’s sure to be another eye-catching display, this time featuring road and race cars, a dedicated class of the finest Stuttgart-conceived machines will run on the Hillclimb course, the backbone of the event since its inception in 1993.
Also expected are many of the World Sportscar Championship and Le Mans 24 Hours winners, in prototype and GT guise, as well as Grand Prix, IndyCar and rally weapons from Porsche, throughout the weekend. They will be joined by class-leading production machines in the special batch and in the traditional and hugely popular Michelin Supercar Run.