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The year 2024 is all about the 50th anniversary of the 911 Turbo.
The story of the turbocharged Porsche 911 began in 1973. At the IAA in Frankfurt, Porsche presented a silver 911 Coupé as the prototype of a turbo version of the 911. It stood at the show as the herald of a new era: the age of high-performance sports cars had begun.

After a world tour in 1975, the turbo 911 prototype was converted at the Zuffenhausen factory into a race-ready RSR for Australian racing driver Alan Hamilton, after which it remained in private ownership for a long time. To mark the anniversary, the car has been restored to the condition in which it was exhibited at the 1973 Frankfurt Motor Show.

"We at Traumwerk are delighted to be able to exhibit this first Porsche 911 Turbo prototype exclusively for the German-speaking world at Anger until April," says Sven Bössow, the new Managing Director of Hans-Peter Porsche Traumwerk. Coming from the Porsche-Diesel Club Europe, Sven is no stranger to the global Porsche Club scene. He has been in charge of the Porsche Junior Project for several years. Together with Peter Daniell Porsche, who has also joined the Traumwerk management team, Sven aims to bring a breath of fresh air to the Traumwerk. Their vision is to anchor the Traumwerk in the region together with the Fahr(t)raum in Mattsee and Gmünd and to make it a central meeting point for Porsche Clubs and communities – with Sven Bössow, the Porsche Clubs now have one of their own as a contact person in Anger.

Back to the 911 Turbo, however: "It will be on display here until April before embarking on its two-year journey to Italy, California, Florida, New York, Goodwood and Australia. If you can, you should definitely come and see it. We have presented it exactly as it was at the IAA. With the turntable and the panels". But Sven is already looking to the future. "We are going to continue with a warm-up meeting for the 95th anniversary of the Gaisbergrennen on the 4th of May 2024“.

What other important anniversaries are coming up?
The Porsche Museum is celebrating its 15th anniversary. It is the centre of the Porsche brand and its historical backbone. The museum opened in 2009 and will celebrate its birthday from 30 June with a special exhibition on "50 Years of the Turbo". Every year, 1,000 Club members from 30 Clubs and 15 countries alone take advantage of the factory visits and museum tours offered by Global Community Management. The Porsche Museum has become the central point of contact for the global brand and Club community.

In the Club world, many Clubs are celebrating a milestone anniversary this year.
The Porsche Club Zurich is the second Club in Switzerland and the eighth worldwide. It was founded in 1954, one year after the Porsche Club Bern. Switzerland was one of the first markets for the young Porsche company. The first 356 was presented to the public at the Geneva Motor Show in 1949, and in 1951 the Swiss company AMAG became the first foreign importer. The Swiss love affair with Porsche continues to this day.

The first Classic Clubs were founded in 1974. At that time, the Porsche 356 had been out of production for about 10 years and was now a collector's item. The Porsche Classic Club Belgium was founded 50 years ago, the Porsche 356 Klubb Sverige in Sweden and the 356 Registry in the USA. With around 8,600 Club members, it is the third largest Club organisation in the Porsche world. One year after production of the Porsche 914 ended, the first Club for the 914-6, the rarer 6-cylinder version of the Porsche classic, was founded in Germany. 50 years ago, the Porsche Clubs of Ticino, Tyrol, Salzburg and Queensland were founded.

What events are coming up in 2024?
The F.A.T. Ice Race in Zell am See was a successful start to the season. In April, the Collectors Day will take place at the Porsche Classic Centre Gelderland in Heteren. Anyone who has been there knows how rewarding a visit to the Mark Weghs dealership can be. No wonder that the number of international Club visits and rallies to Heteren have steadily increased in recent years. Our secret tip – for now! At the same time, things will get sporty again at the Porsche Club Francorchamps Days in mid-April at the Circuit Spa-Francorchamps, and in June the 68th Porsche Parade USA of the Porsche Club of America will take place, this year in Birmingham, Alabama.

The 914 meeting will be held in Belgium this year and the 356 Parade in Portugal. We look forward to the first air-cooled meeting in Norway, Fjordluft, organised by Porsche Norway and Porsche Club Norge. Classic at the Castle will also be particularly interesting this year. A new concept and the involvement of the Porsche Club Great Britain promise a new highlight in the Club world. The International Porsche Days in Zell am See will be the central event of the Club community this year. The Porsche Days will be held for the sixth time in the home of the Porsche family and under the patronage of Dr. Wolfgang Porsche. The Icons of Dubai will follow in December – they are increasingly becoming a must-attend event for the Porsche community.

We look forward to the 2024 season and hope to see you all in person at one of these events.