When we think of Porsche, we think of at least two things: that beautiful, distinctive design, and that incredible speed.
Our new hardcover book, 111 Porsche Stories That You Should Know, is filled with tales and historic photographs that reveal many fascinating aspects of this remarkable car, such as:
Behind the scenes in a dessert camp during the Paris-Dakar Rally of 1984, waiting for René Metge to appear in the Porsche 911 Carrera 4x4;
What happened to the very first two Porsches to arrive in Australia, a chestnut brown coupé and a fish-silver 356 cabriolet with the first right-wheel drive;
How the racing department tested and tortured Porsche brakes on the 21-km downhill run at Mont Ventoux...
...And 108 more stories of heroic drivers, grueling races, dramatic victories, and unique personalities that have been drawn to Porsche since the early days when 23-year-old Ferdinand Porsche started his first job in the automotive industry in 1899.
Author Wilfried Müller writes, "This is a book full of Porsche Stories. Not a history book, and not a work of reference - but 111 crisp and delicious stories to amaze you, to make you smile, to delight you."
For lovers of this car in all its forms, for those who appreciate astounding engineering, and for those who simply appreciate its beauty, the Porsche comes to life in this uniquely wonderful book.
Read the review in Maxim Magazine!
All photos provided by the Porsche Historic Archives