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Celebrational Porsche Classic Race Le Mans for the 70th anniversary of Porsche

No matter where you come, there’s no way around all the celebrations and festivities on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the very first Porsche ever built. We’ve told you earlier about the grand exhibition of 70 years Porsche in the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, there are exhibitions at the Porsche Museum and a special exhibition in Berlin. Porsche will be the hosted brand at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. You all know about the Porsche Rennsport Reunion VI that will take place in September at the legendary Laguna Seca. But ofcourse we are now all looking at Le Mans Classic 2018. The next big event that will the spotlights on Porsche as probably nowhere in Europe will be done. Here’s a preview of what you can expect.

Le Mans Classic 2018 will be the occasion for Porsche France to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the make’s sports cars with a race called Porsche Classic Race Le Mans. Together with Peter Auto, Porsche France assembled an exceptional field in which 70 historic Porsches will do battle on the mythical Le Mans circuit where the German manufacturer holds the historic record of 19 outright victories in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Porsche 550 Durlite Spyder
Porsche 550 Durlite Spyder

This race will feature models ranging from the first 356s (1952) to the 2.8 RSR (1973). It will also include production versions like the 356 A and B series, 911 Ss, Ts and RSRs, 914/6s, as well as some prototypes from the 1950s and 60s invited to take part, like the Porsche 550 Durlite Spyder

And ofcourse that’s not all. Even though it has nothing to do with the festivities for the 70th birthday of Porsche, Jürgen Barth will do an autograph session in the Porsche Experience Centre at Le Mans for the Schnell mal Essen – Racing & Recipes cook book he co-authored with Rüdiger Mayer.  

Are you into a new car or you like the atmosphere of an auction ? The Artcurial Le Mans Auction is the place to be since several Porsches are being auctioned and there will be a lot of attention from the public for the cars that will come on the block. 

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