111 More Porsche Stories That You Should Know

111 More Porsche Stories That You Should Know

• The ultimate insider’s guide to Porsche – the stories behind the legend

• Following on from the incredible success of Volume 1

• 111 more insider stories from the dream factory

• From the Coffee Tractor to the first epic turbo victory and the e-revolution

• Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographs

Here are 111 more gripping Porsche Stories that afficionados of the Stuttgart brand and sports car enthusiasts should know. Wilfried Müller tells the stories of very individual characters – no matter if in the race car cockpit or on the executive floors of the Stuttgart factory, the New York showroom or the Santa Ana racing headquarters in California. Meet Mark Donohue, Dan Gurney, Alwin Springer, Max Hoffman, Jackie Oliver, Brian Redman, Stefan Bellof, Björn Waldegård, Valentin Schäffer and many more. Enjoy the anecdotes of race cars dubbed Mickey Mouse or Kangaroo, Earl Rossi’s 917 on the French Autoroute, tales from 10,000 mile rallies, Porsches that handled best when going 1.5 mph, and Porsches that were never built. Learn about the background to America’s very own version of the legendary 962 racer, the story of the 356C SC Cabriolet, and the elusive America Roadster. Not to forget the chapter about magic Porsche words, which tell the stories of Porsche Design, “RS” or the “Schüttgut”, the Porsche family’s home base and retreat in the Austrian mountains.

111 Porsche Stories You Should Know

111 Porsche Stories You Should Know

When we think of Porsche, we think of at least two things: that beautiful, distinctive design, and that incredible speed.

The new hardcover book, 111, Porsche Stories That You Should Know is filled with tales and historic photographs that reveal many fascinating aspects of this remarkable car, such as:

  • behind the scenes in a desert camp during the Paris-Dakar Rally of 1984, waiting for René Metge to appear in the Porsche 911 Carrera 4×4;

  • what happened to the very first two Porsches to arrive in Australia, a chestnut brown coupé and a fish-silver 356 cabriolet with the first right-hand drive;

  • how the racing department tested and tortured Porsche brakes on the 21-km downhill run at Mont Ventoux…

 …And 108 more stories of heroic drivers, grueling races, dramatic victories, and unique personalities that have been drawn to Porsche since the early days when 23-year-old Ferdinand Porsche started his first job in the automotive industry in 1899.

Author Wilfried Müller writes, “This is a book full of Porsche Stories. Not a history book, and not a work of reference – but 111 crisp and delicious stories to amaze you, to make you smile, to delight you.”

For lovers of this car in all its forms, for those who appreciate astounding engineering, and for those who simply appreciate its beauty, the Porsche comes to life in this uniquely wonderful book.