Porsche Museum unveils new ‘Roadbook’ exhibition
A visit to Porscheplatz wouldn’t be complete without a look around the astounding Porsche Museum. However, you don’t have to be in Zuffenhausen to see many of the museum’s cars.
Every year, the Porsche Museum deploys over 200 cars from its vast collection to act as brand ambassadors in more than 30 countries. Now, the curators are giving visitors a behind-the-scenes look at how Porsche’s “rolling museum” is organised in a new special exhibition.
‘Roadbook’ gives Zuffenhausen enthusiasts a look at the Porsche Museum “on the road around the world” with a number of new displays. From the logistical challenges of shipping the cars to organising celebrity drivers, the exhibition highlights the true scope of Porsche’s global appeal.
The technical support required for the rolling museum is showcased with displays highlighting the preparation carried out by the Museum’s own workshop while visitors are also given a glimpse into the ever-changing nature of the Porsche Museum itself.
Deploying cars around the world 365 days a year means that many of the displays at Zuffenhausen change with incredible regularity. Therefore, the sheer depth of Porsche’s collection – home to some of the German manufacturer’s most historically important sports cars – is showcased too in the new ‘Roadbook’ exhibition.
Of the cars on display, the 1966 Porsche 911 that travelled around the world celebrating the Neunelfer’s 50th anniversary in 2013 takes pride of place, as do a 911 Carrera RSR and 911 SC that took part in the Targa Florio and Classic China Rally respectively.
Competing around the world in classic car rallies and other events such as the Goodwood Festival of Speed, a gallery of photos in the new exhibition document the tireless work of Porsche’s mechanics as well as the numerous celebrity drivers (from Derek Bell to Patrick Dempsey) who have got behind the wheel.
‘Roadbook: The Porsche Museum on the road around the world” will take pride of place in the Zuffenhausen museum until 23 April 2017, with visitors able to check out the new exhibition during normal opening hours (Tuesday-Sunday from 9am to 6pm).
UPDATE – And now, to get you even more excited for the new ‘Roadbook’ special exhibition, the Porsche Museum has put together this quick teaser video. Enjoy: