Porsche Books (by and about Porsche) ~ 1950-

Porsche High-Performance Driving Handbook

Porsche enthusiast and circuit driver, Vic Elford, knows a thing or two about high performance driving in Porches. A former engineer, talanted race driver and victor in a multitude of race disciplines Vic has the experience of driving some of the most iconic race and production cars ever produced and uses this experience to set the tone for each chapter of this book. If you are interested in improving your driving style, there are innumerable hints and tips contained within these pages dealing with the technicalities of driving. Written for both road drivers and racers, this is an invaluable asset for any Porsche driver and will quickly become teh only refernece book for driving technique.

The Evening Standard (London) said of this book: "It's cheaper than a turbocharger and you can use it to become a faster, smoother, safer driver".

 
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Porsche - The Rally Story

With the glorious rally-prepared 959 on the cover, it woudl be hard to pass this by in a bookstore - and you will not be disappointed. From teh pre-war days of teh Auto-Union GP cars designed by Prof Porsche, this sets out the development of Porsche rallying through the years. The majority of rallying successes during the 1950s were achieved by private entrants. Ferry Porsche in particular considered it more important to build racing cars for circuit events, while wealthy enthusiasts clearly enjoyed proving the true versatility of these VW-derived cars by using them in international rallying. With the advent of the 911 in 1964, Porsche had produced a car with the potential to win sporting events at all levels, but it took until 1967 for this to be demonstrated. With its superior traction on slippery surfaces the 911 would go on to win the Monte Carlo Rally, and other significant international events, many times, while at the same time taking class honours in the Targa Florio, Le Mans 24 Hours and other great classics.

 
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