Since the start of November 2019, the Hans-Peter Porsche Traumwerk (“Dream Factory”) has been showing a special exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the legendary Porsche 917 sports car and its victories at the world-famous endurance race held in Le Mans. The race car featured innovative turbo technology and made Porsche a sports car manufacturer to be reckoned with in the world’s toughest 24-hour race. It achieved numerous victories and triumphs and stirred up overwhelming emotions.
The drivers Hans Hermann and Richard Attwood achieved the first overall victory in 1970 in their car with red-and-white livery with the start number 23 entered as Porsche Salzburg.
The Hans-Peter Porsche Traumwerk retells this exciting history of Porsche and Le Mans with numerous scale models, billboards, memorabilia and original cars.
Part of the exhibition is also dedicated to “Colours of Speed”, a special exhibition created by the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart to mark this anniversary. This was the start of the era of brightly coloured sponsor liveries with which the Porsche 917 brought colour to race tracks in the 70s. One of the most prominent liveries at the time was that of the petroleum company Gulf. This sponsor ensured a particularly high recognition factor thanks to its striking light blue and orange corporate colours. One of the most photographed cars at Le Mans was the legendary “Pink Pig”, whose bright paintwork reproduced the anatomy of a pig, polarising reactions more than any other sports car. The distinctive Martini paintwork also added a dash of colour to motor sports.
The second part of the exhibition focuses on the significance of the Le Mans endurance race up to the present day, showing a wide variety of scale models and exhibits from 1923 until today. After racing to overall victory in 2017 with the hybrid Porsche 919, the sports car specialist in Stuttgart chose to retire from the LMP1 race for the time being.
This special exhibition would of course not be complete without the popular original cars. Alongside a 356 Porsche in race trim, the 1950s are represented by a 550 Porsche Spyder and the 1960s by a 904 Carrera. Spectacular highlights are a privately owned Porsche 917 K and Porsche 956 which have been made available for the exhibition.
The entire museum has something to offer on this exciting topic – the model railway exhibition features a miniature motor sports museum, the Traumwerk shop offers a wide range of Porsche models and gifts, and even the restaurant serves up “Porsche Turbo” for its younger guests. A perfect day out for the entire family!
Hans-Peter Porsche Traumwerk
Zum Traumwerk 1
83454 Anger (near Salzburg)
Tues-Sun 9am – 5.30pm
Since it opened in 2015, the Hans-Peter Porsche Traumwerk has become one of the most important tourist attractions and event locations in the Berchtesgaden region. Hans-Peter Porsche, grandson of the legendary automotive pioneer, showcases here the world’s largest publicly accessible private collection from the “golden era of tin toys” (1860 to 1930) as well as a world of alpine H0 model trains with fascinating light performance. A collection of outstanding classic cars completes the exhibitions. A programme of culinary, music and other events also regularly takes place here. The museum is easily accessible from the A8 motorway via the Bad Reichenhall junction close to the German-Austrian border and Salzburg.