Remember back in March when we told you of the planned parade of 911-Porsche 911s at the Silverstone circuit on July 28? Well, the day is not yet here and the event organizers have announced that it has been oversubscribed! This is an event that will be held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Porsche 911.
Ferrari currently holds the record for the largest parade of supercars at the Silverstone circuit, shown in the photo above. They set this record back in 2012 with 964 Ferraris, beating the Japanese record of a 490 Ferrari parade at the Fuji Speedway circuit. If Porsche manages to beat the 964 number, then the world record will be broken.
But think of it this way, firstly, event organizers say it has been oversubscribed; we are talking of 911+ cars that have been registered already. Secondly, registration is ongoing but interested persons can only buy these tickets in advance, but that increases the numbers too. Porsche has made over 820,000 911s, the probability of hitting the 1000 mark is 10/10!
Nick Hine, Chairman of Porsche Club GB said,
There are a number of very special 911s and Porsche personalities appearing. We will be making further announcements in the coming weeks but 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 at Silverstone. Having two celebrated drivers from Porsche’s illustrious racing history, taking part in the 911 x 911 world record attempt, is a fitting tribute to mark Porsche Club Great Britain’s celebration of the 911’s 50th birthday.
Porsche Club GB will be entering a special and historic 1965 short-wheelbase Porsche 911 to be raced by Richard Attwood and Gordon Robertson in Saturday evening’s blue riband Piper Heidsieck International Trophy Race for Pre-1966 GT Cars.