Archive for Items Categorized 'German', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by Marc Cranswick
This car was definitely an answer to a question people were asking, and it showed VW could punch way above the Beetle class—but it didn’t set the world on fire, not even in its home market. It’s a bigger story than this book can unravel, but it’s the first and only one in English.
by Brian Long
Having covered this model since it first launched Long could not very well sit this version out. Besides, the 981 cars have especially much going in terms of features, refinement, and reliability—and so does this book.
by Norbert Singer & Wilfried Müller
He almost became a rocket scientist. He almost went to Opel instead of Porsche. His very first assignment helped win Le Mans at a crucial time. No looking back now—his entire career was spent at Porsche, which would go on to win 16 overall race victories with cars in which he played a key role.
by Frank Kayser and Heike Hientzsch
Try doing any job for 24 hours straight, even as part of a supportive team, and you know the toll it takes. Basically a photo essay, this book offers many unusual, clever, inspiring visuals to capture the mood.
by Chris Nixon
Two German teams dominated Grand Prix racing because of their technical superiority made possible by enormous government investment into the racing programs but also the companies overall because of their military value.
by Bill Wagenblatt (Editor)
Right in time for the 100th anniversary of the race at which this car won its class as Porsche’s first postwar works entry this book tells its colorful story in forensic detail. How the provenance of the car was proven is amazing, and it raises the bar for “doing right” by historically important vehicles.
by Gordon Maltby
It took a while to get noticed by the masses but from its start in 1948 this Porsche combined attributes that would set it apart from others and make it a lasting success and the cornerstone of a company philosophy.
by René Staud
It’s the photographer as much as the car that is the attraction here, not least because Staud’s career path, philosophy on art/commerce, and his studio and team are covered.
by Jan Karl Baedeker & Stefan Bogner
You’d have to be quite the Porsche geek to have known, let alone seen, any of the cars shown here. There are many more where these came from and one can only speculate why Porsche allowed these 15 to be made public.
by Paolo Tumminelli (editor)
Having been closely associated for half a century, Alpina and BMW are almost synonymous. This book is a lighthearted but entirely substantive look at what really puts the “ultimate” into The Ultimate Driving Machine.
by Randy B. Leffingwell
The title says it all: Porsche has achieved a significant anniversary. A perfect reason to write a retrospective and conclude it with a little educated future predicting.
by Kalbhenn, Heidbrink, Hack
Those gullwing doors are about all the C111 had in common with the famous SL300 whose impact M-B was so eager to replicate. Only a few were built, mainly serving as test beds, and the successor C112 was scrapped altogether but this is a big and interesting story.