Porsche Centre Dublin celebrates 50 years of the Porsche 911
May 21, 2013
For five decades, the 911 has been the heart of the Porsche brand. Few other automobiles in the world can look back on such a long tradition and such continuity as the Porsche 911. It has been inspiring car enthusiasts the world over since its debut as the model 901 at the IAA International Automotive Show in September 1963. Today over 820,000 Porsche 911s have been built, making it the most successful sports car in the world.
To celebrate this milestone Porsche Centre Dublin are proud to announce their sponsorship of the Irish Festival of Speed 2013 at Limerick Raceway. The 2 day festival takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend and features a five star mix of all things automotive; Racing Cars past and present, Rally Cars, Supercars, Vintage and Classics, Motorcycles and Air Displays.
There was an impressive array of past and present Porsche 911s on display as part of the launch from a classic 1972 Carrera S right up to the latest Porsche 911 model the impressive 991.
Porsche Centre Dublin is part of the Joe Duffy Motor Group and is the sole Porsche Centre in the Republic of Ireland. Located just off Exit 16 on the M50 at Rochestown Avenue, the Centre stocks the full range of new and Porsche Approved used models.
Commenting on the sponsorship, Gavin Hydes MD of the Joe Duffy Motor Group said “we are delighted to announce our sponsorship of the Irish Festival of Speed 2013. The organisers of the festival share our passion for sports cars and sense of history in celebrating all things automotive. We are extremely proud to represent Porsche in Ireland and are particularly pleased to celebrate 50 years of the 911 at the Festival of Speed where we will display our collection of past and present 911 models.”
Pictured are (left to right) Mark Kelly Porsche Specialist Porsche Centre Dublin, Richard O’Donnell Co-Founder Irish Festival of Speed, Neil Lane President Porsche Club of Ireland, Conor O’Brien Co-Founder Irish Festival of Speed, Alan Gilligan Marketing Manager Joe Duffy Motor Group.