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PORSCHE 917 THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF 917-023 by Ian Wagstaff – Autographed by Vic Elford

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Porsche 917

The Autobiography of the 917-023

By Ian Waggstaff – Great cars series # 2  

Autographed by Vic Elford who raced 917-023 in 6 races !!! 

The complete life story of Porsche 917-023, which won the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1970 –

The car’s seven races covered in detail, from the 1970 Brands Hatch 1000Km to the 1971 Daytona 24 Hours… 

The car was raced by Vic Elford in 6 of the 7 races… For the 24 hours of Le Mans Porsche had prepared a powerful 4.9L 917 Long Tail (Vic Elford’s pole position #25) with which he led the race for quite some time before it retired (engine)… 

All surviving drivers of 917-023 have been specially interviewed for this book: Hans Herrmann, Richard Attwood, Vic Elford, Kurt Ahrens, Gérard Larrousse and Gijs van Lennep.
The works-assisted teams – Porsche Salzburg in 1970, Martini in 1971 – outlined in detail,   including interview input from mechanic Helmut ‘Käfer’ Frauenschuh.  All surviving drivers of 917-023 have been specially interviewed for this book: Hans Herrmann, Richard Attwood, Vic Elford, Kurt Ahrens, Gérard Larrousse and Gijs van Lennep.  

The works-assisted teams – Porsche Salzburg in 1970, Martini in 1971 – outlined in detail, including interview input from mechanic Helmut ‘Käfer’ Frauenschuh.

Nearly 300 period photos, many previously unpublished, supported by specially commissioned studio photos.

This magnificent book (the second title in the Great Cars series) tells the story of the most important Porsche 917 of all – the one that gave Porsche its first victory in the Le Mans.

In 1970 the world’s greatest sports car race was ravaged by periods of torrential rain but through it all came 917-023, driven by Hans Herrmann and Richard Attwood,  to achieve a landmark success for the German manufacturer.

This book provides detailed insight into not only this race but also the six others in which 917-023 took part, supported by a superb collection of period photographs, many in color.   

Hardcover, 10.5 x 2.2 x 12.5 inches
320 pages, with about 300 great photos.

 

 

 

 

 

Additional information

Weight 100 oz
Autographed by:

Vic Elford, Derek Bell & Vic Elford