Porsche has announced its plans to celebrate 50 years of the iconic 911. They might come across as slightly muted, but every car show I have seen details on so far is hosting some sort of 911 gathering. There’ll be no shortage of stuff to do, if you’re into parking in fields. Here’s the press release:
For Porsche, the 50th anniversary of this iconic sports car is the central theme of 2013. There will be a wide variety of anniversary events, starting with the “Retro Classics” automobile show in Stuttgart. From 7 to 10 March the Porsche Museum will ring in the anniversary year with four special exhibits, an early-model 911 Turbo Coupé, a 911 Cabriolet study from 1981, a 1997 street version 911 GT1 and the pre-series Type 754 T7. This chassis by Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche was a milestone on the way to the 911 design.
The company is also sending an authentic 1967 model 911 on a world tour. Over the course of the year, this vintage nine-eleven will travel to five continents where it will be shown in places like Pebble Beach CA, Shanghai, Goodwood UK, Paris and Australia. As an ambassador for the Porsche brand, this vintage 911 will be in attendance at many international fairs, historical rallies and motor sport events. From the end of February, fans and interested individuals can follow the car’s progress at porsche.com/follow-911.
The Porsche Museum is celebrating “50 years of the Porsche 911” from 4 June through 29 September 2013, with a special exhibition featuring the history and development of the nine-eleven. In the spring the museum’s own publishing house, Edition Porsche-Museum, will publish an anniversary edition entitled “911×911.”
I’ve heard a bit about the 911 book: the author is the hard-working Dieter Landenberger, and it’s got 911 pages. 911 pages is a lot of work – looking forward to seeing that one.
Are you an ‘interested individual‘ when it comes to 911? Add to the comments if yes. Also add to the comments if you have news of a 911 gathering this year to celebrate the car’s 50th Anniversary. I’m going to Essen in the M3 and will take it from there.
I know the engine in my 911 is coming apart for a rebuild this year before Le Mans 2014: that’s my one definite 911 thing right now. Gotta wait until Tuthills have their Safari stuff done before it all goes back together, and buy some 964 cams (etc).