Lecture: Porsche’s Story: A Historical ContextThursday, October 24 | 11 am
Johnston Community College
Fine Arts Building
245 College Road
Smithfield, NC 27577
Free; registration required.
Konrad Jarausch, Lurcy Professor of European Civilization, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Smithfield, N.C.—Porsche’s history is grounded in modernist design and had associations with the welfare policies advocated by the Nazi government. With consideration of the development of German postwar reconstruction, Konrad Jarausch discusses the proliferation of sports cars during the “economic miracle.” The particular appeal of those vehicles during that era contributed to the ultimate success of the Porsche brand. Reception follows lecture. To register, contact Bill Gregory by email or (919) 209-2032.
This lecture and reception are made possible, in part, by the Humber Endowment.
Porsche Type 356 Gmünd Coupe, 1949, Courtesy of the Ingram Collection, Photograph © 2013 Michael Furman
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