Wednesday, 14 January 2015

ROY SMITH SIGNS HIS NEW BOOK ON THE PORSCHE 924 CARRERA – HELPING TO REVIVE A LARGELY FORGOTTEN SUPERCAR

Award winning motoring writer and member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, Roy Smith has personally signed a limited quantity of copies of his brand new book The Porsche 924 Carrera – evolution to excellence at Veloce Publishing’s headquarters in Poundbury, Dorset this week.


The end result of several years of Roy’s own original research and world travels to interview those involved with the 924 Carrera, this brand new book was created with the full support of Porsche AG's archive centre in Stuttgart. A limited edition large square-format hardback, the book contains 408 images, many never published before, full racing statistics, and first hand interviews from those central to the 924 Carrera’s development & history, including input from Derek Bell MBE, Jürgen Barth, Norbert Singer, Tony Dron & Walter Röhrl.


Until now largely overlooked by history, the 924 Carrera was widely reported at the time as being one of the greatest of the Porsche ‘specials’ and a true supercar, but has since been overshadowed by other models.

Here, for the first time, is the definitive story of the Porsche 924 Carrera. Roy’s work covers the 406 Homologation models, built to qualify for Le Mans, and the 59 very special competition models, as well as the 17 GTR racing models. With race details covering Europe and the USA, from the Sports Car Club of America production D racers, to the GTO and Trans Am class 924 GTRs of the mid-80s, this is the first time that the full history of this rare supercar has been told.

Veloce has published an exclusive video interview with Roy Smith and Derek Bell on YouTube.



Personally signed copies of the book are only available direct from Veloce Publishing, on a first-come first-serve basis, by requesting at checkout here.