70 Years Of Porsche Racing-8

Porsche Celebrates 70 Years of Sports Car Dedication

It’s really tough to think about sports cars without thinking of Porsche.

They have been a staple for desirable sports cars for decades.

Whether found featured in movies, magazines, racing series or driving through your neighbourhood, Porsche’s timeless, yet modern look has continued to morph and transform over years of driving, racing, engineering and design.

Whichever era you know the most in Porsche sport cars, there is a Porsche for everyone to enjoy.

I have driven a Porsche 911 around the racetrack at Area 27 in Oosyoos, British Columbia, and was just so impressed how a street car can turn into sports car with little to no change. It’s amazing to think that the car sitting in your neighbour’s driveway can carve around turns, rip through straights and quickly leave them behind at the drop of a hat.

A milestone year and long history in sports car design calls for celebration! Porsche invited me to celebrate their 70th Anniversary in sports cars at the Evergreen Brickworks in Toronto. I was very excited to see the different Porsche makes and models over the years and the inspiration behind them to see how drastically they have changed over the years.

I knew I was in the right place when I was welcomed by Porsche’s big 7-0 sign and branded staff members. After checking in and posing for a camera on a step and repeat wall, I quickly gravitated to the series of cars lined up on either side of this bar.

The night continued with speeches from the Marc Ouayoun, President and Chief Executive Officer of Porsche Canada, overviewing the impact of design and automotive engineering that Porsche has had on the car industry.

The event venue was surrounding with walls of different inspirations and messages in their classic Martini blue and red colouring that acted as a backdrop for the event. That mixed well with small tapas catering, terrific conversationalists and drinks made the event that much more hospitable.

After hours of enjoying my time there, it was time to head home. Porsche even dropped me off at my humble abode in a brand new Porsche Panamera E-Turbo and I have to admit, I was jealous of the driver driving this new piece of Porsche’s future the whole way home.

The Bottom Line

With Porsche moving into the future of sports cars, we are going to see great mixes of innovative automotive design mixed with that traditional classic look. We want to congratulate Porsche on 70 defining years in sports cars and we look for the next boundaries they push, whether those boundaries are on or off the track.

For more information about Porsche’s devotion to sports car excellence, be sure to visit their website for more detail about their 70th year milestone.