The 50th anniversary of the Porsche 911 will be celebrated at this year’s Silverstone Classic with a parade of 911 examples of the iconic sportscar.
The 911 was introduced to the public at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show, and to mark the golden anniversary, the convoy of 911s will take to the full Silverstone Grand Prix circuit on Sunday, July 28.
The event organisers are working with Porsche Club GB to ensure the parade highlights five decades of 911 heritage and evolution, including many Carrera, RS, RSR, GT, Speedster, Targa and Turbo variants.
Nick Hine, chairman of Porsche Club GB, said: “Achieving 911 Porsche 911s on track at Silverstone all at the same time, initially seemed an ambitious target.
“But there has been strong interest from 911 owners from all over the world and we already have nearly 400 confirmed participants.”
Peter Bull, vice-chairman of Porsche Club GB, said: “Every member of the club is so proud of the Porsche marque and the 911 is something that we all revere in all its forms and age.
“We are delighted to be able to showcase the 911 in this way and are especially grateful for the Silverstone Classic to allow this parade to go ahead. It’s a very special year indeed.”
The event will raise funds for the Hope for Tomorrow cancer charity, and is the latest in a succession of circuit processions staged at recent Silverstone Classics.
A parade of 767 E-Type Jaguars established a new Guinness World Record in 2010, and last year 60 Ferrari F40s took to the track to mark 25 years of the world’s first 200mph supercar.
Anyone wanting to take part can contact the Porsche Club GB office by calling 01608 652911, or emailing them.
For more information visit the Silverstone Classic website.