Tuthill Porsche, the classic Porsche preparation firm, had a successful Silverstone Classic, not only taking part in a record breaking display of 911s, but also taking victory in the FIA Masters Historic Sports Car Championship.
One of the major displays of the 2013 event was the world record attempt of 911 Porsche 911s, arranged by Porsche Club GB. However, the record was well and truly smashed as 1208 911s squeezed on to the Silverstone GP circuit on Sunday afternoon.
The parade was put on to raise funds for the Hope for Tomorrow charity and to celebrate 50 years of the Porsche 911, with Tuthill’s 2011 Safari-winning 911 on the second row, which became the first ever Porsche to win the East African Safari Classic in 2011.
“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,” said Mark Porsche, son of 911 designer, Ferdinand ‘Butzi’ Porsche. “It’s a family member over all the generations of the 911 series and I’m very proud to have represented 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.”
“At Tuthill, we live and breathe 911 so it only made sense that we brought along two of our prized cars to take part in the parade at Silverstone,” added Tuthill Porsche Managing Director, Richard Tuthill. “Porsche Club GB did a fantastic job sourcing over 1200 911s to take part in the parade and it was a great honour to have two of our own 911s join the ranks. The parade included everything from the legendary Carrera, RS, GT, RSR, Speedster, Targa and turbo variants and it was a stunning tribute to a car that is centred round our every day lives here in Wardington. I was delighted that our 1973 built Safari-winning Porsche was so near the front of the parade and I only hope that we can emulate the same sort of success story when we travel to Africa later this year to take part in this year’s East African Safari Classic. Congratulations also to our racing brother duo Mark and James Bates who were competing in Tuthill cars as part of the Masters at Silverstone over the weekend. It was a hugely successful weekend all round for Porsche.”