In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Porsche brand and Porsche Club Singapore’s 30th anniversary, Porsche held a special charity gala dinner on 8 June 2018 at Shangri-La Hotel Singapore for over 300 guests, including Porsche customers, Porsche Club Singapore members, and members of the media. Aligned with the global anniversary theme of “Sportscar Together”, Porsche believes that customers, fans, and employees are brought together by one particular passion: their love for sports cars – the driving force behind the success of the brand. Over seven decades, Porsche has been uniting sports car enthusiasts, customers, and employees, fuelled by valuable and exciting moments that have been shared with others around the world.
Henrik Dreier, General Manager – Singapore, Porsche Asia Pacific said, “Tonight is a celebration of 70 years of the Porsche brand. The first sports car to bear the Porsche name, the 356 ‘No. 1’ Roadster, was registered exactly 70 years ago today. Since then, Porsche has further developed into a world-leading and innovative manufacturer of sports cars that combines tradition and innovation, performance and everyday usability, design and functionality, as well as exclusivity and social acceptance. Be it on the race track or on the road, in the passenger seat or behind the wheel, every single one of our Porsche models represents a piece of motoring history and a statement for the future.”
Charitable Giving by Porsche Asia Pacific and Stuttgart Auto
In commemoration of the Porsche brand’s 70th anniversary, Karsono Kwee, Executive Chairman of Eurokars Group and founder of Stuttgart Auto, donated SGD 70,000. Both Porsche Asia Pacific and Stuttgart Auto also made a contribution of SGD 70 for each Gala Dinner ticket purchased, raising an additional sum of SGD 21,000.
Through this event, Porsche Asia Pacific and Stuttgart Auto also held a charity auction, which raised a total of SGD 20,900. The charity auction included an impressive array of auction items, such as:
- 1 out of 1948 pieces and only piece of the anniversary model of the Porsche Design 1919 Datetimer 70 Years Sports Car Limited Edition watch, available in Singapore exclusively for the auction;
- the 2014 racing suit worn by former Australian professional racing driver, Mark Webber;
- the racing gloves worn by New Zealand professional racing driver, Earl Bamber, during the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans victory;
- And other exclusive items not available for sale to the general public.
The event raised a total of SGD 111,900, with all proceeds donated to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.
Special 70 Years of Porsche Sportscars Photoshoot
To commemorate the jubilee year, Porsche enthusiasts in Singapore gathered for a day of fun at the new Eurokars Group integrated after sales facility at Tanjong Penjuru that is scheduled to open in the last quarter of 2018. A total of 50 Porsche customers’ cars, and approximately 100 Porsche Club Singapore members, Porsche employees, friends and families, came together to form the number ‘70’ and the word ‘Porsche’, as seen in the official 70 Years of Porsche sportscars logo.
Francis Lee, Managing Director of Stuttgart Auto said, “As the exclusive dealer for the Porsche brand in Singapore since 1985, Stuttgart Auto is proud to be part of Porsche’s 70 years of success. Not only that, we are here tonight to celebrate 30 years of Porsche Club Singapore. Our long-standing relationship with Porsche Club Singapore has helped to create many unforgettable events and treasured moments for our Porsche family, including the recent 70 Years of Porsche sportscars photoshoot that was held at our new integrated after sales facility at Tanjong Penjuru.”
The New 911 Carrera T
On display for the first time was the all-new 911 Carrera T next to a classic 911 T from 1968. Celebrating its comeback after almost 50 years, the new 911 Carrera T is designed to optimise sportiness and deliver lightweight construction; it is Porsche’s way of reviving the purist concept of its predecessor: less weight, shorter transmission ratios from the manual gearbox, and rear-wheel drive with mechanical rear differential lock for an enhanced performance and intense driving pleasure. The new 911 Carrera T delivers maximum power of 272kw (370hp) and can reach 0-100 km/h in 4.2 sec (PDK) with the top speed of 291 km/h (PDK).
The charity Gala Dinner held in Singapore was part the 70th anniversary celebrations of the Porsche brand, with numerous activities planned across the world, and within the Asia Pacific region.