Porsche’s domination of sportscar racing in the 1960s and 1970s by the 917 is well known, but the manufacturer’s rise to the top would not have been possible had it not been for the existence of several highly successful race cars that were created before it. Bill Oursler, who needs no introduction as an author, has successfully captured the flavour of those highly competitive years with many period black-and-white, as well as colour photographs, from race circuits around the world.
The ten-year period covered by this book, namely 1964-1973, is widely regarded as one of the most memorable periods in motorsport, and Porsche held sway over many different racing categories across the world during this time. This was also a time of non-stop development mixed with turmoil and success under the direction of Dr. Ferdinand Piëch, who is widely considered as one of the great automotive minds of the modern era.
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