Porsche – The Rally Story
by Laurence Meredith
Hardcover, 256 pages
Over 400 photographs
Exciting and action-packed photographs from Porsche’s archive.
Technical discussion of the cars in detail. Porsche Rally History is a subject that any rally fan, as well as any Porsche enthusiast, will find compelling.
Ferry Porsche considered it more important to build racing cars for circuit events. With the advent of the 911 in 1964, Porsche had produced a car with the potential to win sporting events at all levels, but it took until 1967 for this to be demonstrated. With its superior traction on slippery surfaces, the 911 would go on to win the Monte Carlo Rally, and other significant international events. in the 1970s, when it seemed that more sophisticated rivals would bury the 911′s rallying career forever, the car made several comebacks, even winning the Paris-Dakar Raid in the 1980s. Meredith’s book is written with affection, appreciation and authority – and criticism when it is due – and will make an invaluable addition to any rallying or Porsche enthusiast’s library.
Sent personally dedicated and autographed by Vic Elford
Vic is of course, heavily featured in the book since while driving a works 911 he won the European Rally Championship in 1967 and the British Touring Car Championship 1967, as well as the Monte Carlo Rally 1968. Vic also won the 84 Hours Marathon de la Route at the Nurburgring at the wheel of the Porsche 911R Sportomatic.