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by Olga Junek (subscribe)
I am an academic and writer living in Melbourne. I love to travel and I also love writing about all the things Melbourne, regional Victoria and other parts of Australia have to offer.
Porsche Cars turn 70

Porsche Club of Victoria Festival 70 years
Image: Porsche Club of Victoria

Porsche, that most German and superbly designed car, is turning 70 years young. It is 70 years since the first Porsche car, the 356, came out in 1948, designed by Ferry Porsche ( In the beginning I looked around and could not find quite the car I dreamed of. So I decided to build it myself Ferry Porsche).

Porsche Club of Victoria Festival 70 years
The car that started it all, the Porsche 356. Image:

Porsche enthusiasts will already know about this milestone and accompanying celebrations all across the globe as well as in Australia. This event is not just for Porsche enthusiasts but also those who are interested in good-looking cars, German design and a good day out in Williamstown; all are welcome to be part of the 70-year celebrations.

The Porsche Club of Victoria (PCV) is celebrating and sharing this important milestone by holding a flagship event, the PCV Festival of 'Celebrating Together'. The Festival will showcase the Club's passion for the Porsche brand, and will be open to members, family and friends and the public on the 21st October, 2018. The site of this festival will be at the historic and newly renovated Seaworks site in Williamstown, the vibrant heritage maritime precinct adjacent to Williamstown seaport.

PCV members will, of course, be proudly displaying their vehicles, there will be three different categories of Concours, Show 'n' Shine, and Come 'n' Park. But besides seeing the cars in all their washed, polished and proud glory, there are many other things to enjoy in this historic and rejuvenated part of Melbourne.

Porsche Club of Victoria Festival 70 years
PCV's last event at Station Pier. Image: Porsche Club of Victoria

There is a number of surrounding attractions and shopping possibilities including the Commonwealth Reserve with a children's playground and Gem Pier with its navy ship, the Castlemaine. On the Seaworks site itself is the Seaworks Maritime Discovery Centre which exhibits some of the stories from Victoria's Maritime history and houses the Seaworks Maritime Library and Photo Collection. For a family lunch, Pirates Tavern offers a family-friendly maritime-themed ambience in a unique old fashioned pub, open from 1 pm on Sunday. A coffee cart and food truck will also be on site to ensure your coffee and other carvings are catered for.

Keep an eye out on the website for updates and any additional events such as a market and the possibility of Sea Shepherd's ocean conservation ship, the Steve Irwin, being part of this event.

So whether you are a car enthusiast, or like seeing old and new Porsches or just want to visit Williamstown, here is your opportunity. See you there!

Porsche Club of Victoria Festival 70 years
Seaworks, the site of "Celebrating Together
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Why? For a celebration of Porsche cars and a good day out at Williamstown
When: 10 am-3 pm
Where: Seaworks Williamstown. 82 Nelson Place (corner Ann St.)
Cost: General Public is a gold coin donation
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