Wednesday, 20 May 2009

TWO BRAND NEW PORSCHE BOOKS FROM VELOCE

-PRESS RELEASE-

Porsche 908 – The long distance runner
By Jörg Thomas Födisch, Jost Nesshöver, Dieter Rossbach, Harold Schwarz, Rainer Rossbach

PORSCHE 908 GOES THE DISTANCE

The most famous racing drivers drove it and actor Steve McQueen not only raced a 908 successfully, but one was used as the camera car for the film "Le Mans" in which he starred. Endurance racer par excellence, the 908 raced successfully from the late 60s through to the 80s first as a works car and later driven by privateers. Now, finally, the first comprehensive work about the 908 has been published in the English language. The authors portray the fascinating history of the Porsche 908 racing car in all its forms, and clearly explain its complex technology. The car's racing history is fully documented, and detailed statistics enable the reader to quickly look up all of the racing data. In addition, there are little-known anecdotes and contemporary reports from eye-witnesses and drivers. A wealth of contemporary, previously unreleased images evoke the fascinating atmosphere and excitement of the great seventies endurance racing era.

Porsche 908 – The long distance runner is published by Veloce at £45.00 in hardback with 336 colour and black and white pictures.

"... this is the only 908 book you'll ever need." – Classic & Sports Car



Porsche 928
By Brian Long

THE PERFECT GUIDE TO PORSCHE'S V8-ENGINED GRAND TOURER

"Porsche 928" is a brand new book by acknowledged motoring historian and Porsche expert Brian Long. This, the definitive record, looks closely at the variants sold on the American, British, Australian and Japanese markets from the time the car was launched in 1977, until the last one was built in 1995.
The 928 was originally designed as a replacement for the legendary 911, although traditionalists wouldn’t let the air-cooled machine die, and the fuel crisis that occurred soon after the new Grand Tourer was launched meant its stunning on the road performance would not be matched in terms of showroom performance ...
Now gaining the recognition it has long deserved, the 928 has become an extremely collectible and surprising affordable modern classic.

Porsche 928 is published by Veloce at £34.99 in hardback with 400 colour pictures, mainly in colour.

"GOOD TIMING on Veloce's part: interest in the 928 seems to be taking off, yet the cars are still comparatively cheap to buy." – Octane