Goodwood celebrates 911's 50th


The centrepiece sculpture on the lawn outside Lord March's house at the Goodwood Festival of Speed is always a talking point and it's been confirmed 2013 is Porsche's year.

As both the 20th anniversary year for the FoS and the 50th birthday for the 911 expect something suitably spectacular with a special sculpture taking centre stage, 911s of all types and ages to be found throughout the event. Expect cars representing all seven generations of 911 from both road and track everywhere from the concours display at the bottom of the hill to the rally stage at the top. And it won't just be 911s of course - 356s, 908s, 917s and 962s will be among the competition cars taking part in the various runs up the hill.

The 1967 911 Porsche is sending on a world tour to help inspire 50th birthday celebrations around the globe will be on show too, Goodwood part of the UK leg of its journey. You can keep tabs on it here.



 

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  • cjb1 26 Feb 2013

    Emley said:
    Charlie Michael said:
    Just spec'd a Saturday ticket for me (25) and my brother (18) including a programme each and grandstand tickets...


    £197.50 eek
    Eh! Just booked two track days (Blyton & Cadwell) for £198.00 ( for both) spin
    You can watch FOS on telly for nowt.

    And before someone looks at my profile and says "ah yes MR2"
    All being well i will have my 996 C4S in time for Cadwell spinspinwoohoo

    Enjoy Goodwood, I am sure it will be entertaining.
    Enjoy your 911 too, I do......

  • cjb1 26 Feb 2013

    sticks090460 said:
    The Pits said:
    I'll be giving Goodwood a miss this year then!

    No interest in fast beetles, they're bad enough to drive when they're slow!

    Most over-rated car of all time.

    Air-cooled until 1998, STILL rear-engined in 2013 FFS. Come on porsche, the joke's over.

    If Ferrari, or anyone else, came out with a rear-engined car now they would be the laughing stock of the industry. Quite rightly.

    Ahh but it's a huge success so it must be good right? So is Justin Beiber, does that mean his music must be good?
    Bugger, you beat me to it!


    Ever actually owned or driven one?

  • peter pan 26 Feb 2013

    Not with 7 or 8 rows of other people standing in front you.

  • shoestring7 26 Feb 2013

    peter pan said:
    Must admit, I am not a particular fan of the FOS (although to be fair it always seems to be excellently well run) But owing to the 1 road nature of the event, even if you are lucky enough to get somewhere near the track, all you will be most likely to see is the top of a drivers crash helmet going by or the top of an air intake / spoiler going by, and with some cars being very low to the ground you dont even see this much, and are only able to hear the noise (which in many respects is even more dissapointing) I am not a fan of sitting in an allotted seat in a stand, as this gives too much of a fixed view of just one part of the track.
    I often wondered why they dont get the hay bales as far back from the track as edge as possible to give a much longer field of view for the watching public (and to give drivers a little more room to sort out an `off' BEFORE they hit the bales. I have seen quite few bits of rare and expensive machinery badly damaged which could have been avoided, through having the hay bales far too close to the track. (of course there is not much they can do about the wall though)
    They'd have to move a lot of trees lining the corners beyond the house to achieve this. While views in front of the house are restricted there are plenty of spots further up that give a full view of the cars and bikes running up the hill.

    SS7

  • peter pan 26 Feb 2013

    Must admit, I am not a particular fan of the FOS (although to be fair it always seems to be excellently well run) But owing to the 1 road nature of the event, even if you are lucky enough to get somewhere near the track, all you will be most likely to see is the top of a drivers crash helmet going by or the top of an air intake / spoiler going by, and with some cars being very low to the ground you dont even see this much, and are only able to hear the noise (which in many respects is even more dissapointing) I am not a fan of sitting in an allotted seat in a stand, as this gives too much of a fixed view of just one part of the track.
    I often wondered why they dont get the hay bales as far back from the track as edge as possible to give a much longer field of view for the watching public (and to give drivers a little more room to sort out an `off' BEFORE they hit the bales. I have seen quite few bits of rare and expensive machinery badly damaged which could have been avoided, through having the hay bales far too close to the track. (of course there is not much they can do about the wall though)

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