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Porsche - The Racing 914s


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Foreword - Gunther SteckkonigIntroduction - Author Chapter 1- Centre of attention - the mid engine ideaChapter 2- 1967-1976 the road cars - concept - design - politics and productionChapter 3- The competition begins 1970Chapter 4- Good times-Racing in Europe 1971Chapter 5- Rescue-The first safety carChapter 6- Privateer time - Racing in Europe 1972-1976 Chapter 7- Tarmac and dust- The rallying storyChapter 8- Big country - Racing in the USA 1970 to 1975Chapter 9- What came after Europe and the USA 1976 onwardsChapter 10- The Statistics- Performance resultsAppendix

About the Author

Roy Smith's keen eye for detail was developed during a 40-year career in sales and marketing. Having written for club magazines during the 1960s, interviewing notables of the time, when Roy retired from business in 2003, he decided to turn his attention to writing about motor sport, and now has six previous works to his name, as well as continuing to contribute specialist articles for websites and magazines worldwide. As with Roy's previous titles, his aim with this book is to provide a good read to newcomers and hardened enthusiasts alike.


You probably think you know your Porsche history inside out. You won't until you read this book. Superb. Classic Cars A stunning book on the - still an inferiority complex leading - VW-Porsche 914 ... Be quick, because the edition is limited to 1,500 copies. Klassiek & Techniek Roy Smith tells you all need to know about the Porsche 914 in a way you can't stop reading ... Porsche - the racing 914s is a book that should be in any Porsche or race library. Liebe zu Ihm (love for Porsche) If you are a Porsche enthusiast, and you are looking for a good read to while away those dull, cold winter nights, this book could be just what you are looking for. But be warned, this book only has a print run of 1500 copies, so make sure you get yours, it will surprise you on many levels. Glen Smale - freelance Over 320 pages the author paints a picture of a little car that actually could win, and became recognized for its handling and reliability on the track despite initial reservations. Filled with photographs from the period, time sheets, and records, it's great to see a well written and researched book about the 914. Petrolicious Veloce have done it again ... This book covers it all so well and would make an ideal Christmas present Motor Cycling Club (MCC) If you are interested in the GT racing sport, you should definitely have fun with this well-made book. Excellent and limited to just 1500 copies. tkc (Totalkitcar) Nicely produced, handsomely illustrated (with the odd 911 shot creeping in, obviously) and propped up by a comprehensive results appendix, this is a thorough overview of perhaps the most overlooked of all Porsche racers - a fact reflected by a limited-edition print run of just 1500 copies. Motor Sport "Be prepared to be surprised," Smith says in the Introduction-but you don't have to take only his word for it SpeedReaders It's a big, solid, hardback with some gorgeous photography of little-seen competition cars from the big and small teams. There are plenty of interviews and detailed results. A lovely book for any 914 fan. All Torque magazine It is one of those books which you want to keep dipping back into and is a must for any Porsche enthusiast, whether you're a 914 owner or just a fan of the marque. Classic Porsche This new book offers an opportunity for readers to understand throughly the antecedent racing history of the 914s. However, if this new work sounds appealing, be quick, as this tome is limited to just 1,500 copies. -Vintage Racer. Dense, detailed, and comprehensively illustrated with 452 color and black-and-white images, Roy Smith's Porsche: The Racing 914s is a rich history of the Porsche 914, in particular the 914/6 GT that raced in Europe and the US in the 1970s. It is clear that Smith is very well versed in his subject, as the detailed information in the book is meticulously researched, including numerous interviews with the racers, mechanics and team owners. . Porsche Panorama Magazine. This hefty volume is the ultimate study in pictures, statistics, factory information, and interviews, which will show the Porsche 914 in a whole new light. - Norm Mort, Freelance.

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