Porsche Club GB is now accepting entries for a one-off Porsche Classic Trophy race which will form part of the Festival of Porsche at Brands Hatch on Sunday September 2nd. The race is open to all Porsche models built between 1953 and 1973 with a potential grid of thirty cars ranging from classic 356s and 911s, as well as being open competition machinery such as the 550, 904 and even the potent Group 5 and 6 racers from the late 1960s and early ’70s.
Supported by Porsche Cars GB, which is running a 1965 911 SWB in historic racing throughout 2018 in conjunction with its four Classic Partner Centres, the race will take place on the Kent circuit’s Indy layout and is set to showcase the German marque’s exceptional sporting pedigree.
The on-track action also includes the two final rounds of the Petro-Canada Lubricants Porsche Club Championship with Pirelli, as well as other racing including the Porsche GB backed Restoracing series which sees Porsche centres fielding restored early Boxster S models for racing in classic Porsche liveries.
The on-track activities will be accompanied by a wealth of other attractions at the famous Kent venue, as the Festival of Porsche celebrates 70-years of production. Organised by MotorSport Vision (MSV) in association with Porsche Club GB, the event will include demonstrations and displays of Porsche cars throughout the years, and a marquee timeline of hand-picked Porsches from the past seven decades.
Significant racing cars will take centre-stage, including the three-times Le Mans winning Porsche 919 Hybrid, and Porsche Club members can enjoy a barbecue on the Saturday night.
“With the amazing variety of cars that are eligible, the Porsche Classic Trophy should be a fantastic sight,” said Chris Seaward, General Manager at the Porsche Club. “Along with all of the other activities that will be taking place, this year’s Festival of Porsche will be an unforgettable celebration of the marque’s 70th anniversary.”
James Toye from Porsche Cars GB said: “Brands Hatch is superb circuit on which to race, and its tight, undulating layout should mean that the smaller cars have a great chance of doing well. Motorsport is a core part of Porsche’s history as well as its future, so it’s only fitting that this year’s Festival reflects that. I can’t wait to see the Porsche Classic Trophy grid forming up in September.”