Powered by Porsche - The Alternative Race Cars (Hardcover)

By Roy Smith

Veloce Publishing, 9781845849900, 464pp.

Publication Date: October 15, 2017

List Price: 150.00*
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Description

Strap in for German engineered horsepower in this specialized history of Porsche engines. You’ll get a full account of race cars powered by Porsche engines, but developed by other companies, in this detailed and extravagantly photographed book.

This is the first title to detail the entire history of Porsche engines down to exact specs, non-Porsche chassis, and race details; plus, personal stories from team drivers. This massive volume covers nearly 50 years, and is loaded with over 700 photos, many of which have never been published before.

The rest is history that you’ll be able to see for yourself!
 


About the Author

Roy Smith is a retired company director who has a lifelong passion for motorsport, and, since 1968, Alpine Renault in particular. He began writing in the 1960s for club magazines, mainly interviews with the notables of the time. A 40-year business career in sales and marketing developed an attention for detail that was required for the preparation of his published works Alpine & Renault - the sports prototypes (two volumes), Alpine & Renault- the development of the first Turbo Formula 1 cars and AMEDEE GORDINI - a true racing legend. As a journalist he has written many historic motorsport and Alpine Renault-related articles for various magazines in Europe and USA. He is the UK historic correspondent for the French magazine Retro Passion and the Alpine Renault magazine, Mille Miles. He also contributes to several websites. His aim is to provide the newcomer and enthusiasts alike with a "good read," as well as being technically informative. Widely acclaimed in reviews, he was presented with the Guild of Motoring Writers Mercedez Benz award and the Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy in 2010.