Bringing together Porsche Club Members from across the region for a fun week of driving.
146 Porsche Club members and Porsche customers from Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan, were joined by another 127 guests from around the world, participated in this year’s Porsche Parade Southeast Asia. Starting the drive from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur and back, an impressive convoy of 115 Porsche cars travelled a total distance of 1,100 kilometres.
The highlight of the event was the participation of Porsche’s rare and iconic classic cars. The Porsche 356 Speedster from 1955 and a 356 Coupe from 1963 were specially flown in from the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. Together with three privately-owned Porsche 356, the five cars formed the classic cars convoy for the Parade.
The Parade began on the morning of 21 September 2011 where Porsche Club Singapore (PCS) and their guests flagged off at the Marina Bay Sands for the first leg of the drive. They crossed over the Singapore borders and arrived at the Porsche Centre Bukit Bintang in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
In light of such a momentous occasion, Sime Darby Auto Performance, the official Porsche importer in Malaysia, launched four Porsche models at the Centre: Panamera S Hybrid, Panamera Turbo S, 911 GTS RS 4.0 and the Boxster Spyder.
Together with the members from the Porsche Club Malaysia (PCM) members, the convoy continued their drive towards Kuantan. Upon arrival, they checked into the luxurious Kuantan Hayatt Resort for a night and were treated to a welcome dinner arranged at a local restaurant.
On the second day, the whole convoy headed back to Singapore for Porsche Carrera Cup Asia 2011 which was the support race for the 2011 FORMULA 1 SingTel Grand Prix. For 2 days, our participants took their time to unwind and explore the island. By night, they attended the Formula 1 race and cheered along with fellow Porsche enthusiasts at the dedicated Porsche grandstand.
The parade continued with an island drive around Singapore on the last day. The whole convoy gathered at the starting point, Dempsey Hill, for breakfast and photo-taking before setting off to conquer a few significant landmarks in Singapore: Old Upper Thomson Road, Porsche Centre Singapore at Leng Kee Road, and a drive through Orchard Road, Singapore’s main shopping belt. The drive along the Old Upper Thomson Road was particularly meaningful as it was the original stretch of road that was used as the Singapore Grand Prix venue back in the 60s to 70s. After the drive, a delightful farewell lunch held at Hotel Fort Canning, Gattopardo, brought the Parade to a conclusion with thank-you speeches and participants receiving prizes.
The Parade had demonstrated many close relationships within the big Porsche family which had been steadily growing over the years. Interested in joining this growing Porsche circle of enthusiasts? Contact your local official Porsche Club for more information on their upcoming club activities.