Porsche rally history is a subject that any rally fan will find compelling Written by lifelong Porsche enthusiast, Laurence Meredith, who is an acknowledged authority on the activities of the Zuffenhausen company, the book is a comprehensive study of Porsche From the company s earliest days in the 1930s, the book gives a brief history of the glorious Auto Union Grand Prix cars designed by Prof Porsche before detailing the miseries and triumphs of the company in the aftermath of war Throughout the late 1940s and early 1950s, Porsche struggled to survive, but unshakeable faith in the design of the 356 led to success in both circuit racing and rallying With the advent of the 911 in 1964, Porsche had produced a car with the potential to win sporting events at all levels The 911 s sporting record speaks for itself, and demonstrates that the car is the finest and most versatile of all sports cars Meredith s book is written with affection, appreciation and authority and criticism where it is due and will make an invaluable addition to any rallying or Porsche enthusiast s library....
|Title||:||Porsche: The Rally Story|
|Number of Pages||:||394 Pages|
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Porsche: The Rally Story Reviews
If you are interested in Porsche specifically, with most rally books you must sift through all the pages, usually finding brief summaries and familiar photos of Porsches. Fortunately, Porsche: The Rally Story is different; extensive details and photos of the entire rally history of Porsche. Not perfect by any means; for example apparent lack of proofreading has resulted in mistakes in photo captioning, and the book could have also benefited from a robust index. But for me the hard-to-find information included in Porsche: The Rally Story made it a valuable addition to my collection.
Laurence Meredith's Porsche: The Rally Story is a fascinating overview of Porsche's rally history. The author is authoritative on the subject, at least where it concerns the '50s, '60s and '70s. He goes into great depth and detail about Porsche's successes and failures contesting rallies during this period and a lot of the politics involved at the time. He weaves an interesting story of the ups and downs of Stuttgart's efforts against the establishment that looked down on the rear-engined German cars. While at times colored by a true fan's bias, it is nothing if not entertaining and informative. He even goes into the results of races that Porsche did not compete in, simply for the context of competition. This is true thoroughness, and while it can feel a little repetitive at times, you are convinced that the author lived the seasons he talks about so lovingly. The treasure of historic photographs is worth the price of the book alone.
If you love rally like I do, you will love this.