On June 8, 1948, the first Porsche prototype bearing the chassis number 356-001 and engine number 356-2-034969 received its roadworthiness permit, which marked the start of an iconic brand that has been constantly evolving since.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of Porsche sports cars, and the German carmaker is going big on the celebrations. Following the opening of the “70 Years Porsche Sports Cars” special exhibition at the company’s museum in Zuffenhausen, Stuttgart, various festivals have been organised worldwide to celebrate the revered brand, with more to come.

Come July this year, the festivities will reach Bangkok, Thailand, where visitors will be treated to Southeast Asia’s largest gathering of Porsche fans at the Sportscar Together Day (SCTD). Set to take place at Show DC Oasis Arena on July 14, the event will run from 1pm all the way to midnight, with plenty to see and do.

By day, the event will feature many family-friendly activities, with a Porsche Virtual Reality experience and E-Performance showcase, Kids Driving School, hot-lap rides in the 918 Spyder, and a special appearance of the 919 Hybrid.

When night arrives, the Porsche by Night festival swings into action, with live DJ sets and other celebrity performances to keep everyone entertained, while the Porsche Curves Café, a typical German beer garden and food stalls scattered around the venue will keep guest nourished.

Bangkok will also host the region’s own “Das Treffen,” a meeting point for more than 200 plus Porsche vehicles not just from Thailand, but also convoys from Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia and Singapore.

The event will run alongside the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia racing series, which will take place at Bangsaen during the same weekend, with shuttles and a live broadcast connecting both venues.

If all of the above sounds appealing, or you’re a huge Porsche fan, maybe it’s time to plan a trip to visit our northern neighbours on the July 14 weekend. More details of the event can be obtained from this Facebook page.