Porsche Racing Cars

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Oktober 2008



Follows Porsche's year-by-year progress in top flight racing, and looks at the pure competition cars that brought the German marque such immense success on the tracks and worldwide acclaim. This volume starts with the story of the giant-killing 550 Spyders of 1953 vintage, and takes the reader through a series of racing models.


Introduction & acknowledgements - Setting the scene The VW project & WWII aftermath The Spyder's predecessors - 1953 A return to first principles Birth of the Spyder Race record The 1953 Carrera Panamericana - 1954 Competition in 1954 The customer cars - 1955 Competition in 1955 - 1956 The 550A The Mille Miglia & beyond Specials - 1957 The 718 RSK The season continues The European Hillclimb Championship The F2 campaign - 1958 The RSK era The F2 programme - 1959 Competition in 1959 Porsche single-seaters - 1960 The RS60 The Italian connection Sports car review Other races The 1960 single-seater season - 1961 1961 upgrades The 1961 sports car season The 1961 Grand Prix season - 1962 The 1962 season The end of Grand Prix racing - 1963 The DKS The classic races - 1964 The Type 904 1964 season review The Elva-Porsche - 1965 The races The European Hillclimb Championship - 1966 The Carrera 6 Season reflections - 1967 Porsche's new gladiators 1967 - a good year - 1968 New car bonanza 1968 - a bitter pill to swallow Other events - 1969 A new broom sweeps cleanA" A new weapon The season continues ... The Can-Am Challenge - 1970 The 917K The moment of truth - 1971 1971 review The other races - 1972 The World Championship The Interserie season The Can-Am Challeng - 1973 The RSR The season starts The Interserie races Can-Am update - 1974 The Martini cars 1974 review The big bangers - 1975 Index


Born in Coventry, the heart of Britain's motor industry, Brian Long is a professional writer with a passion for vintage and racing machinery. A trained mechanical engineer and a Porsche 911 owner, he has had strong links with the factory for over a decade. Married to Miho and with two children (Louis and Sophie-Mercedes), he now lives just outside Tokyo. With over 40 books published, including several works on Porsche, Brian is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers in the UK, the SAH in America, and the RJC and JAHFA in Japan.


Speedscene, December 2008
The magazine of the Hillclimb and Sprint association
Porsche cars are among the most documented of all motoring icons and marque expert Brian Long has been responsible for a large percentage of the recognized works on the legendary German machines, many of them written for Veloce. But somehow this trained mechanical engineer and Porsche 911 owner, through his strong links with the factory or over a decade, never fails to come up with new facts, figures and, above all, photographs, with which this typically sumptuous offering from one of our leading automotive book publishers is particularly well endowed. After a brief outline of the well-known - at least to enthusiasts - Porsche family history the competition history of the cars themselves begins with the 1953 550 Spyders. Every subsequent racing model is covered, through the sports cars, the relatively short-lived 1.5-litre F1 cars and the highly successful hillclimbers, through to the charismatic 917
EAN: 9781904788447
ISBN: 1904788440
Untertitel: 1953 to 1975. illustrated. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Veloce Publishing Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2008
Seitenanzahl: 208 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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