Career Kick-off at LeMans:

50 Years of Porsche 917


From November 1, 2019

For 50 years, Le Mans and the Porsche 917 have been two inseparable racing legends. A great reason to celebrate this extraordinary pair, with a special exhibition at the Traumwerk. Scale models, billboards, original cars – take a stroll through five decades of racing history with the Porsche 917, and their most exciting events.

It was June 14, 1970, when Hans Hermann and Richard Attwood raced to victory in their red and white Porsche 917 with the number 23, winning the infamous 24-hours of Le Mans for the first time. This win kicked off 50 successful years, marked by many highlights.

Their innovative turbo technology made Porsche a sports car building force to be reckoned with, racking up 19 overall victories and countless triumphs in their category – most recently in a hybrid version, in 2015, 2016 and in 2017, when Porsche took part in the race for the last time.

From November 1, we welcome the Porsche 917 for a pit stop at the Traumwerk, showing numerous scale models, fascinating memorabilia and, of course, original cars in our special exhibition “Career kick-off at Le Mans”. Kindly supported by the Porsche Museum Stuttgart.

The special exhibition highlights:

  • 50 years of Porsche 917 and Le Mans – a history retold by billboards, scale models and original memorabilia across five decades.
  • We have also dedicated an area to the Colours of Speed, as the Porsche 917 not only caused a stir because of its victories, but also brought outstanding colours to 70s’ racetracks. Among them were the distinct azure and orange paint of well-known sponsor Gulf, the polarizing pink “pig” and the unique Martini racing paint.
  • Also, don’t miss checking out the always-popular original cars, among them a 356 Porsche with racing kit representing the 50s together with a 550 Porsche Spyder as well as a 904 Carrera from the 60s. Further guests of honour are a Porsche 917 and a privately owned 919 model.
  • Another part of the exhibition focuses on the unique international race Le Mans, showing a wide variety of scale models and exhibits from 1923 until today. 

Our special exhibition is a must for all fans of Porsche racing and those who share the Le Mans fascination. Join the race!
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