Friday, July 24, 2015
Porsche at the Solitude Classic, 2015
For decades, motorsport events on the historic Solitude circuit between Leonberg and Stuttgart delighted hundred thousands of spectators. In 1965, a decision was made to shut down the racetrack. In memory of the motorsport events of days gone by, last weekend the classic car motor racing festival “Solitude Revival” was held. The Porsche museum supported the event and presented unique classics from its collection, for example a 356 B 2000 GS Carrera GT, known as the “Dreikantschaber” (“triangular scraper”). A further highlight: the 356 B 1600 GS Carrera GTL Abarth.
The spectators were able to see racing legends such as Hans Herrmann, Kurt Ahrens, David Piper, Rudi Lins and Eberhard Mahle behind the wheel. Also participating were Matthias Müller, CEO of Porsche AG, and Thomas Edig, Board Member for Human Resources. The select starting grid was completed by Porsche works drivers Michael Christensen, Marc Lieb and Timo Bernhard.
However, this year the Solitude Revival was overshadowed by a tragic incident: five people were injured during a race accident and the race was terminated