70 years of the Porsche 356

by staff writer JP

Porsche has been exhibiting at the Festival of Speed and the Revival for many years, so made sense to choose Goodwood once again to celebrate the 70th anniversary of its very first sports car

Goodwood’s Festival of Speed, presented by Mastercard will showcase the full range of Porsche’s cars in a dedicated Goodwood Hillclimb. Other examples of the marque’s rich heritage also displayed around the site. With over 100 wins to its name, including 19 victories, Porsche is best known for its successes at the Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race.

Its pedigree runs across all disciplines of motorsport, alongside a strong GT and Prototype contingent, Goodwood will pay tribute to Porsche’s many successes. With examples on display from its history in Formula One, IndyCar and rallying, in addition to a number of road car

"Cars that over seven decades have made Porsche so unique and so special seen and heard in action"
Alexander Pollich, Managing Director of Porsche Cars Great Britain

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is the perfect setting for attracting the rarest and most exciting road and race cars and bikes ever created. A parade of Porsche cars that helped define and guide the company’s vision over the years (circuits or roads!) will feature in action on the Goodwood Hillclimb alongside  exhibits and the Porsche Experience Centre.

Porsche road cars and will be joined by models that provide a glimpse into the future. Visitors will be able to enjoy an exhilarating ride in the all-new Cayenne as well as race cars virtually via simulators. The celebration batch on the Goodwood Hillclimb culminates with a stunning display around the sculpture in front of Goodwood House, once again designed by Gerry Judah.