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Description - Porsche Racing Cars by Brian Long

Today, one cannot escape the fact that the words 'Porsche' and 'racing' go hand in hand. This book follows Porsche's year-by-year progress in top flight racing, and looks in detail at the pure competition cars that brought the German marque such immense success on the tracks and worldwide acclaim. This particular volume starts with the story of the giant-killing 550 Spyders of 1953 vintage, and takes the reader through a series of racing models, including the glorious 917, up to 1975 via contemporary photography and words from an acknowledged Porsche authority. A second volume covers the years 1976 onwards. The book includes detailed year by year coverage of Porsche's top class racing exploits, accompanied by over 600 excellent photos.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781904788447
ISBN-10: 1904788440
Format: Hardback
(250mm x 250mm x 28mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Veloce Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Brian Long

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.

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