By Johnny Tipler
Porsche Carrera follows the improvement and layout of the Carrrera vehicle dynasty, from the origins of the Carrera line within the 550 and 356 types in the course of the hugely tuned race vehicles of the Nineteen Sixties to the mostly home made, air-cooled autos of the Seventies and the Nineteen Eighties. The booklet positive factors distinct profiles of all Carrera types, together with roadgoing and race types, prototypes, specified builds and infrequent autos; in-depth explorations of the engineering and tuning of the vehicles and buyer's courses for the various versions. additionally integrated are a sequence of interviews with racing drivers resembling Sir Stirling Moss, Derek Bell, John Surtees and Gijs van Lennep, and key Carrera figures comparable to fashion designer Richard Soderberg and Klaus Bischof, head of the Porsche Rolling Museum. Foreword by means of Jurgen Barth, and over four hundred color photos, many specifically commissioned.
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The Porsche versus Borgward battle hotted up as Hartmann finally managed to take a stage off Juhan between Leon and Durango. His problems were exacerbated by dirty fuel poured unfiltered from a drum, allowing Herrarte through to second in class in the second 550 Coupé. For Juhan the game was up when on Day 5, the last leg from Chihuahua to Juarez, the 550 Coupé ground to a halt with a broken distributor drive gear. Ironically Juhan had been carrying a used gear in his pocket after changing it earlier in the race, but had tossed it away when it seemed redundant.
Other titles dedicated to the marque followed, including Classic Porsche, Excellence, Total 911, Porsche Lifestyle Megascene, and the PCGB publication Porsche Post; and then a couple of years ago The Crowood Press, for whom I have written half-a-dozen books, invited me to write this one. I would especially like to thank 911 & Porsche World’s editors, firstly Chris Horton and, since 2005, Steve Bennett (aka ‘The Dear Leader’), for commissioning me to write the relevant features, in the course of which I’ve attended and reported on many big-time events, driven lots of fabulous Porsches, and interviewed legendary Porsche racing drivers, as well as specialist tuners, builders and garagistes.
2 circulating at a wet Chobham. ANTONY FRASER Tipler’s 964, known as The Peppermint Pig, quayside at Santander en route to Portugal. JOHNNY TIPLER Porsche 993 Carrera RS, last of the air-cooled RSs, in the North York Moors. ANTONY FRASER The Carreras tobacco company, founded by Don José Carreras Ferrer, flourished from 1788 to 1958, when it merged with Rothmans. 2 Carrera, all subsequent normally aspirated Porsches, have been branded Carreras. The 964, 993, 996, 997 and 991, are all badged as Carreras.