The Porsche Club GB will host a new festival event at Brands Hatch, Kent, on 21 September. It will include racing, displays and demonstrations of both classic and contemporary Porsche sportscars.
The Brands Hatch Festival of Porsche will be the Club’s premier national event for this year. In addition to on-track action, the venue is expected to be surrounded by all types and ages of Porsche, from the 356 of the 1950s to the very latest plug-in hybrid 918 Spyder.
The Brands Hatch Festival of Porsche coincides with the 40th anniversary of the 911 Turbo, and a special celebration of this model will form part of the festivities. A dedicated parade of over 60 examples of the 911 Turbo from the 1970s to the present day will take to the track on the Sunday afternoon.
With Porsche returning to the top LMP1 class at Le Mans this year, there will also be a sports car endurance racing theme. In support of this, the Porsche Museum will be showcasing a number of its precious exhibits from Stuttgart. Porsche is the most successful marque at Le Mans with 16 outright wins, and two past victors will be dropping in at the Festival. The 1987 Porsche 962 and the 911 GT1 from 1998 will line-up in a pit lane display, and other iconic racers will join them in the activities.
In addition to famous cars, a number of Porsche personalities will also take an active part in the event. Leading the on-track action will be former Porsche works race drivers and Le Mans winners Derek Bell, MBE, and Richard Attwood.