The Porsche Museum is celebrating its tenth birthday this year. A moving archive, since all the classics on display are still in running order. Also mingling among the millions of visitors in Zuffenhausen are the women tennis players. This year, too. The Croatian Donna Vekić was a guest.
The building is still considered spectacular, while the interior promises an emotional journey through time in the world of motorsports and the sports car: Porsche Museum, Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. History is alive – and has been for ten years now. The company’s collection of rare and legendary racing cars, racing sports cars and sports cars includes around 600 vehicles, 80 of which are on permanent display. This alone means that the museum is full of movement. For one thing, each vehicle gets to go on display, for another – as part of the philosophy of the Porsche Museum – the classics are allowed to give free rein to their still youthful compulsion to move. Outside on the road. The vehicles can be admired at car shows and motorsports events throughout Europe, China, USA, Tasmania, Japan and South Africa.
The museum has welcomed over 4.5 million visitors to date, including many well-known ones. Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger paid the Porsche oldies a visit with fellow Mr Universe winner Ralf Möller, while Udo Lindenberg and football world champion Sami Khedira have also dropped by. Other visitors include boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko as well as surfing legend Robby Naish and luge champion Georg Hackl. Along with lots of racing drivers, most notably Walter Röhrl, Hans Herrmann, Hans-Joachim Stuck, Mark Webber and Jacky Ickx. Andre Agassi even hit a few balls with Maria Sharapova in front of the museum. The museum certainly cannot complain about a shortage of lady visitors. Donna Vekic recently came into close contact with the classics. The 22-year-old Croatian is visibly enthusiastic about the Porsche vehicle history and especially about the 917/20 "Pink Pig" Coupé. "This is my absolute favourite. Can I keep it?" she asks and laughs. Many other stars of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix also take their time to visit the museum. When looking at the vehicles, they show completely new sides of themselves – see the photos below…
Fritz Enzinger handed over a 919 Hybrid mock-up to Pierre Fillon, the President of the ACO.