It is probably the most exclusive Porsche meeting in the world, definitely the largest automobile festival in the Middle East – the Icons of Porsche in Dubai. Around 15,000 people came to see exclusive models, famous racing drivers and innovations from Porsche.
Legend of the 1970s: The Porsche 912 was built from 1965 to 1969 – visually almost identical to the 911, but as a somewhat more affordable entry-level model.
The Porsche Museum contributed four classic sports cars to the event in Dubai, including the Porsche 959 Paris-Dakar from 1986 and the Porsche 911 SC Safari, built in 1978.
In total, over a thousand vehicles were on display at the festival, which attracted visitors not only from the region, but actually from all over the world.
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The René Staud Gallery: We were there with selected images from 50 years of car photography – “open air” for a change.
Fans from all over the world gathered for the largest car festival in the Middle East
We have captured the défilé of the most extraordinary models – at a temperature of forty degrees in the shade, and around the clock
“You never get tired of photographing such beautiful, exclusive vehicles”.
Anniversary for the Cayenne: Porsche has been building the SUV for 20 years – and it is particularly popular in the USA.
“Project 356 World Rally Tour”: For a good cause, amateur racer Renée Brinkhoff has already competed on six continents in the 65-year-old Porsche 356. Next destination: Antarctica
The super sports car from Stuttgart: The Porsche 918 Spyder has been built since 2010 – after 918 units, production ended five years later.
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Racing drivers among themselves: Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard and four-time Le Mans winner Jacky Ickx
Historic vehicles, current models and car art – no effort was too great in Dubai
Lutz Meschke, Detlev von Platen, Oliver Blume and Dr. Wolfgang Porsche flew in for THE Porsche event in the Middle East
“The Porsche Festival in Dubai has a special atmosphere – the skyline of the city of three million alone is impressive.”
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