Porsche 917 — The complete photographic history

Porsche 917 — The complete photographic history
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by Glen Smale Active between 1969 and 1973, the Porsche 917 was an iconic racing car... mehr
Porsche 917 — The complete photographic history

by Glen Smale

Active between 1969 and 1973, the Porsche 917 was an iconic racing car that won numerous sports car races, including two victories in the famous Le Mans 24 Hours. The diversity and sheer accomplishment of its track career is the focus of this extensive and highly visual study, published on the 40th anniversary of the 917's race debut. Produced in a large format and containing more than 800 photographs from many key sources, including the Porsche archive itself, along with the author's detailed and meticulously researched text, this is essential reading for all sports car racing enthusiasts.

Contents:

 

PORSCHE RACING HISTORY

  • Porsche's early racing years
  • Porsche attack - playing by the rules

THE 917'S DESIGN AND EARLY DEVELOPMENT

  • Window of opportunity
  • The birth of a legend

THE 917'S BIRTH AND GROWING PAINS

  • Initial testing and early aerodynamic problems
  • International Championship for Manufacturers 1969
  • Can-Am racing 1969
  • Who was J.W. Automotive Engineering Limited?

EARLY PROGRESS: DEVELOPMENT THROUGH RACING

  • The "Kurzheck" breakthrough
  • Championship for Manufacturers 1970
  • European Interserie Championship 1970
  • Can-Am racing 1970
  • Other events and races

PORSCHE REIGNS SUPREME

  • More of the same
  • Championship for Manufacturers 1971
  • European Interserie 1971
  • Can-Am racing 1971
  • Non-championship races and other events

NEW HORIZONS

  • Horne and away
  • European Interserie 1972
  • Can-Am racing 1972

TOUR DE FORCE

  • American dorninance
  • European Interserie 1973
  • Can-Am racing 1973

THE TWILIGHT YEARS

  • The writing on the wall
  • European Interserie 1974
  • Can-Am racing 1974

TIME IN A BOTTLE

  • The exit
  • The 917's swan song
  • Closing thoughts

Buch, Hardcover, 23 x 28,5 cm, 496 Seiten, 400 farbige und 400 s/w-Abbildungen, englischer Text