We have published no less than 77 book reviews in the last three years, bringing you news and comments on some of the best Porsche publications to hit the book shops during that time. We know that many of our readers find the Book Review section on our website particularly informative and useful. As a result, we have negotiated a valuable Porsche book discount offer of 10% with Porter Press International on the purchase of any of the four books listed below. Simply click on the book title links below and quote the discount code PRR10 when you order your copy(s) of any or all of these books, and enjoy a good deal before the Christmas rush!
The story of the Porsche 956 has been told before, but never in so much detail and not so completely or in such an all-inclusive manner. It comes as a two-volume set which adds up to 800 pages, making it the biggest book ever written on the subject. This is without doubt, the most complete record of the works Porsche 956 Group C cars covering the 1982-1985 seasons. The print run is limited to 956 copies, so if you can, get your copy before they have all gone!! Read our well-illustrated review here.
Every so often a new book comes along that causes you to take a sharp intake of breath. The new John Fitzpatrick Group C Porsches book published by Porter Press does just that! It is a comprehensive, well-written, well-illustrated, high quality publication. This book chronicles the career of John Fitzpatrick, with a race-by-race record of the Porsche 956/962s that he drove in his own team, John Fitzpatrick Racing, and when he served as manager. With a detailed chassis history for each of the cars, this is a superb piece of work. Read our well-illustrated review here!
This book was just asking to be written. When celebrating the racing achievements of someone like Derek Bell, you have to cover his success behind the wheel of numerous Porsches. It is for this reason that this book was an inevitability. All in all, this is a very well researched and written work. The author, a well-known journalist and writer, has combined well with the racing driver, to produce a valuable and entertaining read. For its honesty, simplicity and quality of presentation, this is a useful book to have on your bookshelf. You can read our well-illustrated review here.
If there was one Porsche racing car that set the Stuttgart company on the road to motor sport stardom, then it must surely be the 1970 Le Mans winning Porsche 917. For many years, it had been the sole aim of Ferdinand Piëch to win Le Mans, and one can easily chart the company’s route to the stop step of the podium right from the early 1960s. He achieved this goal in 1970 when Porsche 917-023, driven by Hans Herrmann and Richard Attwood, crossed the line to take the chequered flag. This magnificent book tells the story of that Porsche 917 which, in the familiar red and white livery of the Porsche Salzburg team, is today perhaps better known than it was back in the day. You can read our review here.
Written by: Glen Smale
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