Monday, July 29, 2013
Largest parade of Porsche cars: Porsche 911 Parade breaks Guinness world record (PICS & VIDEOS)
SILVERSTONE, UK -- A glittering parade of more than 1200 Porsche 911s took to the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, as the Silverstone Classic celebrated the 50th anniversary of the world's most iconic sportscar; organisers (organised by the Porsche Club GB and Silverstone Classic) manage to squeeze an incredible 1208 of the Porsches on to a packed circuit, setting the new world record for the Largest parade of Porsche cars,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: A glittering parade of more than 1200 Porsche 911s took to the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit – a world record number of the machines – as the Silverstone Classic celebrated the 50th anniversary of the world's most iconic sportscar. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the Largest parade of Porsche cars was set by 2325 Porsche cars which took part in a parade organised by Ingo R?bener (Germany) and the Porsche Freunde in Dinslaken, Germany.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the First gold plated porsche, set by German company Visualis, which commissioned an artist to gild a Porsche Boxter in 22 carat beaten gold.
The World's Largest Parade of Porsche Cars – organised by the Porsche Club GB and Silverstone Classic – included the most famous models from past and present, such as legendary Carrera, RS, RSR, GT, Speedster, Targa and Turbo variants.
The sensational spectacle, which raised funds for the Hope for Tomorrow cancer charity, was led by a number of famous Porsche legends as tens of thousands of fans watched on. (enlarge photo)
Mark Porsche said: "Of course the 911 means a great deal to me as it's my father's big design and it will always have a special place in my heart. It's a family member over all the generations of the 911 series and I'm very proud to be here today to represent the Porsche family at this great event.
"I think that to have these 1200 cars on track is the attention that the 911 deserves for its 50th birthday. I can't thank the Porsche Club GB enough for making this event possible."
Derek Bell said: "It's because of the 911 that Porsche had the financial resources to go racing nd create the history of the 917, 956, 962 and all the wins that we had around the world with all my fabulous team-mates. Porsche did a heck of a lot for me so to be here in this parade driving around my home track Silverstone is a great honour."
Since its launch at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1963, the 911 has been at the heart of the Porsche brand with more than 820,000 having been built in the proceeding five decades – making it the most successful sportscar in the world.
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