Lucky Passenger Rides in 911 GT3 RS at Goodwood

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Driven by Le Mans champion Nick Tandy, 911 GT3 RS wears livery in tribute to 24 Hours of Nurburgring-winning GT3 R.

For 70 years, Porsche has collected tons of memories, from the first car to leave the factory in June 1948, to its recent win at the 2018 24 Hours of Nurburgring with Le Mans champion Nick Tandy behind the wheel of a green-and-yellow 911 GT3 R under the heavy rain.

Porsche has also inspired tons of memories for their fans, including one who won the experience of a lifetime. During the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, England, the winner got a chance to ride shotgun next to Tandy during the famed hill climb at Goodwood.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS

For Alice (no last name given), this memory began when she was on Instagram. Happening upon a post “askin’ a question: ‘What’s [your] favorite memory of Porsche in the last 70 years?’,” she answered the question, and was chosen to take the ride in a 911 GT3 RS.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS

The 911 GT3 RS is described as being “brand new” by Tandy, who adds that the livery “is based on the car that [his team] won the 24 Hours of Nurburgring,” one that brings back “good memories” of his very wet victory. As for his run up the hill with Alice, Tandy says that “it’s just great that Porsche engages with their fans and give people a chance to do something” like take a high-speed ride through the Goodwood Estate.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Whether it was doing a few burnouts and donuts in front of the many Porsche fans in the house, or charging through the hay bale-lined bends and straights of the hill climb, we get the feeling Alice has a new favorite memory of Porsche, one wrapped in green and yellow.

Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive journalist is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist, Club Lexus, LS1Tech and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected].

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