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Luxury and Supercar Weekend September 8, 9

Porsche Centre Vancouver will be participating in the 2018 Luxury and Supercar Weekend on September 8 and 9.

The highlight of the event will be the 356 "No.1" on display along with a 918 Spyder, 964, the new GT2 RS and GT3 RS, Carrera GT, and Macan.

Many are expected in attendance over the two day event, celebrating its 9th year at the VanDusen Botanical Garden.

The event theme will be the 70th Anniversary of Porsche and consist of over 50 new and classic Porsche models on display throughout the venue.

More about the 356 “No. 1” show car

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the sports car, a replica of the original with its initial body shape has been created. Aluminium panels were bent, pulled and hammered over a wooden skeleton model using manual tools –just as they were when the original vehicle was manufactured.

The show car was ready eight months later, producing a vehicle that has both historical and symbolic meaning for Porsche: The brand essence of all Porsche sports cars references the shape, dynamic design and lightweight construction concept of this vehicle.

The Porsche 356 “No. 1” Roadster, with mid-engine and lattice tube frame, remained a truly distinctive vehicle, the values of which are still the cornerstone of all the brand’s sports cars today. This unique car was followed by the first small series of 356 sports cars with a rear engine. The first models were designed and built in the Austrian town of Gmünd, where the design office founded in 1931 by Ferdinand Porsche established its temporary premises during the early post-war years. Once Porsche returned to Stuttgart in 1950, production of the Porsche 356 series began. It became an international success: By 1965, the company had built around 78,000 vehicles.

Tickets are available on-site:

VanDusen Botanical Gardens

Date Posted: September 6, 2018