The Time When Classic Porsche 911s and 901s Drifted Together

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Back in the 60s when Porsche introduced the 901 and 911, people didn't do drifting. Sure, brave men and women slid the skinny-tire go-fast machines of the day, but they didn't call it drifting and neither did they brag about it as much as today's sideways drivers do.
Since many of us were not exactly in driving condition, or even around, at the time, we wanted to show you just how delicious things were when a mass of early Neunelfers hit the track.

Fortunately, the Goodwood Members' Meeting, which recreates the atmosphere and camaraderie of the original BARC (British Automobile Racing Club) Meetings held at Goodwood through the 1950s and 1960s, has an event dedicated to just such a purpose.

The John Aldington Trophy, named after the man credited with having brought the Zuffenhausen brand into the UK, is the kind of battle that sees pre-1967 Porsches racing.

And while we are now less than one month away from the 2016 edition of the event, the clips below show you what happened last year.

The first video is for those of you who are extremely short on time, focusing on the drifting moments of the race. As for the second piece of footage, this offers us the complete event.

And as you've figured out by now, the fact that BTCC racer Andrew Jordan took the win doesn't mean the rest of the drivers went down without a fight. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this race is the fact that owners act like they're driving everyday cars, not collectible Porsches.

Those of you willing to take part in this year's edition of the Members' Meeting, the 74th, can check out the full schedule on Goodwood's website. Spoiler alert: from 80s touring cars to 1920s Edwardian racing metal and ground-effect F1 cars, the Goodwood Motor Circuit will host quite a bang this year.

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About the author: Andrei Tutu
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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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