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Porsche Museum Opens

Submitted by on February 14, 2009

I have to confess that I’m a die hard Porsche man.

I have been completely brainwashed by my Old Man, Ray, who has had three different Porsches, including his current fire breathing Supercharged 1970 911.

I have done alot of club racing in the 911 and let’s be clear, there is nothing quite like the joy of punting a 911 around a race track or road course. It’s the way they handle, the way they sound and the way they put the power down that separates them from everything else I have ever driven.

And yes, you read it correctly, the 911 is supercharged…that car is an entire story on it’s own which I don’t have time for right now!

Anyway, the new Porsche Museum is officially open! I know this because my Old Man told me that he’s going to visit it in March. The lucky bastard!

He will fly to Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, Germany, where the 5,600 sq meter museum is located in the heart of the Porsche factory.

Designed entirely in white, he will be able to view approximately 80 historic cars and more than 200 smaller exhibits on show depicting Porsche’s history.

Porsche is expecting at least 200,000 visitors per year to its new digs, including my Dad, who is at least as nutty as the next Porsche nut.

The historic collection of Porsche AG encompasses a fleet of 400 racing and sports cars, with almost all exhibition vehicles still taking part in historic racing events.

Since the rare items on show in the “Museum on Wheels” are constantly being changed, should he ever go back he will find something new and fascinating at the museum.

During his tour, if he finds himself hungry he can pop into the the exclusive “Christophorus” restaurant and to cap off his trip he can spend a few hours pouring over a collection of more than 1,000 hours of film and 3,000 books in the Porsche Archives

Send me a postcard Dad!

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