Anniversaries are celebrated with much pomp and prestige. Examples to this could be the Lamborghini 50th Anniversary and Audi’s 100th Anniversary. Taking the same route of celebration is Porsche, memorializing its 911‘s 50th anniversary, the plans to which we’ve been hearing of from last year. The German car brand recently brought together 1,208 911’s on Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, breaking Ferrari’s Guinness World Record. The parade was organized by the Porsche Club GB and Silverstone Classic, which brought together the largest ever gathering of the iconic rear-engined cars. Porches’ initial plan was to gather only 911 iconic sports cars. But fortunately, the count grew to more than the designated number.
However, though majestic and pompous the celebration sounds, there has been also a generous edge to it, wherein funds raised from the event went towards Hope For Tomorrow, a cancer charity.
Silverstone Classic reports that ‘Former F1 driver and five-time Le Mans winner Derek Bell MBE drove a 911 as part of the parade and Richard Attwood – winner of the Le Mans 24 Hours for Porsche in 1970 – was also on hand to pilot another 911. Porsche owners made up the remainder of the wonderful convoy culminating in the remarkable world record number of 911s. Other notable legends taking part in the parade included John Fitzpatrick and David Piper.’