Porsche Museum On The Road In Beijing and Shanghai
The Porsche Museum participated the third time in a row with two classic cars from its museum car collection – a 911 2.0 from 1964 and a 911 Carrera (993) from 1998. The classic rally covered more than 1,000km over two weekends across the Chinese cities of Beijing and Shanghai.
During the first leg of more than 500km, the Porsche drivers team was represented by Lutz Meschke, a member of the Executive Board – Finance and IT of Porsche AG and Achim Stejskal, Director of the Porsche Museum.
The two-day leg started at Beijing’s Yanqing District and then entered Beijing’s mountainous area. The first stop was at Zhangjiakou city, where the 35 participants received an enthusiastic welcome by the locals. Due to import regulations for classic cars, old-timers are rarely seen on Chinese roads.
The final destination of the Beijing stage was Shangyi, near the Mongolian border. Meschke said, “It was a fantastic journey in a very green and beautiful countryside scenery. I really hope that China’s large number of old-timer enthusiasts will be able to share with us the driving pleasure of a classic Porsche in the near future.”
After more than 600km, the Shanghai leg rolled to a successful end last Sunday. This stage started in the city centre of Shanghai and then passed through Qiandaohu, one of China’s largest woodlands with its large Qiandaohu Lake.
Franz Jung, President and Chief Executive Officer of Porsche China, said, “Within the last three years the Porsche Museum was sharing with us cars from their classic collection for several events in the Chinese market. The interest of the media and the customers in the beautiful classic cars is extremely high.” Jung drove a historic 911 during the Shanghai leg.
Both cars from the Porsche Museum finished the rally without any breakdown or technical defect and received as many as three awards for their participation; The Most Popular Brand Award of the Event and The Most Wanted Classic Car of the Event for the Porsche 911.
In the overall standings of the rally, Porsche finished first with the 911. Stejskal said, “During this rally our classic 911 showed once again its reliability and sportiness. We are happy that our museum cars are participating actively in international events as well. This helps us to familiarise our customers in China with the Porsche sports car history.”
Subscribe to our newsletter and get all our top stories delivered straight to you! Click here to get on the list.
You may also like