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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  • turbo-ww 22 Feb 2013

    This is going to be a good year to own a 911 (But they all are!)

  • richyd 22 Feb 2013

    woo-hoo!! - better buy my tickets for the FOS!!

  • The Pits 22 Feb 2013

    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?


  • BelperJim 22 Feb 2013

    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?
    Somebody get this man some track time in a GT3 RS and a ride in a 997 Turbo on a typical british damp b-road.

  • Lanxx 22 Feb 2013

    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?
    giving it a miss just because of the 911 being there?

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