Ok, we get it now. Apparently, 1963 was a pretty big year for the auto industry, the kind of eventful 12 months that eventually deserved 50th anniversary celebrations.
Well that time has come and fittingly enough, we’ve been besieged with so many of these anniversary news that it’s becoming hard to keep track of all of them.
The latest to hop on the growing trend is Porsche . While they’re not really celebrating their 50th year in existence (they already did that in 1981), they are celebrating the golden anniversary of their most iconic model, the Porsche 911 .
Obviously, a car of the 911’s stature deserves the best kind of happy birthday events and it appears that Porsche isn’t about to let its baby down. The German automaker recently announced a string of special events dedicated to the 911, beginning with the ‘Retro Classics’ automobile show in Stuttgart. It’s going to be at this exhibit where Porsche will exhibit four of the most iconic 911 models in history, including the pre-series Type 754 T7, considered as the core of the first ever 911 that was designed by founder Ferdinand Porsche.
From there, the 1967 model 911 will embark on a year-long world tour that will take it to five continents, and appear in motorsports events and exhibits in California, China, Paris, Australia and the UK.
Another exhibit, called the "50 Years of the Porsche 911", will be open from June 4 to September 29 2013. Concluding the anniversary extravaganza is the publishing of a new “911×911″ anniversary book that chronicles the entire history of Porsche’s most legendary model.