Porsche marked the 50 years of its 911 by parading 1208 of the sports car at the Silverstone Classic on July 28. The number of Porsche 911s is a world record number.
The original plan was to parade 911 of the famed 911s during the celebration but the Porsche Club GB and Silverstone Classic organization was able to amass 1208 of the car on a packed circuit. The parade raised funds for the cancer charity Hope for Tomorrow and was led by a number of Porsche personalities such as Mark Porsche, the great-grandson of founder Ferdinand Porsche, and drivers Derek Bell, Richard Attwood, and John Fitzpatrick.
The parade featured the most famous 911 models from its 50 years of existence. It included the Carrera, RS, RSR, GT, Speedster, Targa and Turbo variants. There were also race and rally versions of the 911 in the event.
Prior the Sunday parade, the Porsche Cars GB ‘Project 50’ 911 racecar ran on the track for the Piper Heidsieck International Trophy for pre1966 GT cars. The team made good progress in the 1965 2.0 coupe and finished fifth in its class. Now, the team is preparing to participate in the OldTimer GP at the Nurburgring on August 9-11.