Parade of 911s oversubscribed as Silverstone marks the Porsche’s 50th

| 5 Jun 2013

Organisers of the Porsche convoy at the 26-28 July Silverstone Classic have been forced to close entries after more than 1000 people signed up for just 911 spaces.

Event director Nick Wigley said: “Originally we feared the figure might have been a somewhat overambitious and idealistic target, but with Porsche Club Great Britain’s invaluable input, we’ve sailed passed that goal with eight weeks to spare.”

The 28 July procession will include some of the rear-engined legend’s most sought-after models including the Carrera, RS, targa and Turbo.

Porsche Cars GB’s ‘Project 50’ historic racer will also pay a visit to compete in the blue riband Piper Heidsieck International Trophy Race for pre-1966 GT cars.

Richard Attwood – Porsche’s first Le Mans winner – and the company’s chief driving consultant, Gordon Robertson, will share the driving duties.

Nick Hine, chairman of Porsche Club GB, said: “We are delighted to reveal that two Porsche racing legends – Derek Bell MBE and David Piper – will be among those helping us to celebrate this important occasion on the full Grand Prix track.”

While the parade is fully booked, tickets to the event start from just £35 and can be booked on the Silverstone Classic Powered by the AA website.