Porsche Racing Cars: 1976 to 2005

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Veloce Publishing Ltd, Oct 15, 2008 - Transportation - 272 pages
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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 rallying, 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 pure racers of 1976 vintage, and takes the reader through a series of racing models, including the glorious 956 and 962, up to 2005 via contemporary photography and words from an acknowledged Porsche authority. An earlier volume covers the years up to 1975 inclusive. The book includes detailed year by year coverage of Porsche's top class racing and rallying exploits in words and 300 excellent photos. This book is a must have for all fans of the Porsche marque and motor sport.
 

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Contents

Introduction acknowledgements
4
1976
15
1977
32
1978
42
1979
53
1980
62
1981
73
1982
83
41
143
52
156
64
163
73
170
83
177
96
187
Index
269
Copyright

6
108

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2008)

Born in Coventry, once the heart of the British motor industry, Brian Long is a professional writer with a passion for vintage and sporting machinery. A trained mechanical engineer and a long-term owner of both the MX-5 and rotary Mazdas, he has had a strong connection with Mazda products for well over a decade.

Married to Miho, and with two children (Louis and Sophie-Mercedes), Brian now lives just outside Tokyo, and spends much of his free time with Thoroughbred horses. He has had over 60 books published, including many works on Japanese marques.

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