The super performance car manufacturer Porsche set a new world record, by gathering more than 1,200 of the legendary 911s at the Silverstone circuit on 28th of July 2013. It was on the same day, when the Silver Stone classic celebrated the 50th centennial of the idol Porsche 911. Porsche pronounced earlier that the occasion ‘had been oversubscribed’. Their actual concept was to bring 911, Porsche 911s symbolizing the 911 era, but it became overcrowded once the news went out. A total of 1208 cars all 911s entered the procession.
This once in a lifetime manifestation, raised funds for a cancer charity known as ‘Hope For Tomorrow’. The parade was led by numerous legends as a millennia of people witnessed it. The great-grand son of the Porsche brand founder Ferdinand Porsche and the son of the 911 designer Ferdinand ‘Butzi’ Porsche, Mark Porsche flagged off the parade. He was joined by numerous race car drivers, very successful ones from various brands.
The 5 time LeMans winner and former F1 driver Derek Bell MBE piloted a 911 in the parade to pay respect to Richard Attwood, who won the LeMans 24 hour battle in 1970 for the Porsche brand. Richard was also driving another 911 in the parade. Other famous personalities in the parade were David Piper and John Fitzpatrick.
The moment the 911 was unveiled in the year 1963 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, it was destined to become the greatest car on the face of the earth. Porsche sold almost 820,000 units in the last 50 years, which is a record all by itself. That’s not the only two things Porsche did, its flagship car the 911 won almost 20,000 races of 30,000 conducted by Porsche over the years.
Mark Porsche thanked the Club GB for organizing this historic event, he said that 911 deserves a record setting parade for its 50th birthday.