Porsche ‘Moments’ for the bookshelf
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, has two new publications to offer fans of high quality automobile books, which are just as unique as the cars they describe: Just in time for the sales launch of the Porsche Panamera, the Bielefeld-based traditional publisher, Delius Klasing, has produced a large format illustrated book on the four door Gran Turismo. With the title ‘Panamera Moment’, journalists Elmar Brümmer and Reiner Schloz describe the latest model from Porsche. The pictures, as unique as they are imposing, are the work of well-known automobile photographer Frank M. Orel, who surprises the reader with his very own views of the Panamera. The Stuttgart photographic artist has shown the Panamera in both unusual and unexpected situations. The scope of the images ranges from Shanghai to Elmau, Bavaria, or from an aircraft hangar to a dry dock. In each situation, the Porsche Panamera has its own unique effect – that’s the Panamera Moment. This illustrated book with its extraordinary views and insights into the fourth Porsche range is available immediately for € 49.90 in the Porsche-Museum shop, from all Porsche branches or from good bookshops (ISBN 978-3-7688-2654-9).
When the Porsche 917 was launched in 1969, the Stuttgart sports car manufacturer had dominated the race for the world manufacturer’s championship and the CanAm race series for years. Developed under the leadership of Ferdinand Piëch, the 917 was one of the most successful race cars of all time. The 40th birthday of the legendary race car was a good enough reason for the Porsche-Museum to publish a comprehensive chronicle of the whole 917 project. Under the title ‘Porsche 917 – Archiv und Werkverzeichnis 1968 – 1975’, the former Porsche race engineer Walter Näher has produced a work that runs to 576 pages and leaves no question unanswered. After racing at Le Mans 19 times for the Zuffenhausen factory, the author has an unique wealth of expertise that is reflected in every page of the book, the product of many years of research. For the first time, the author had access to all the documents and photos held in the Porsche factory archive. This book describes the history of the creation and development of the Porsche 917 in great detail from the factory point of view, supported with documentary evidence.
Book Launch at the Porsche-Museum
The official launch of the book ‘Porsche 917 – Archiv und Werkverzeichnis’ will take place from 3 pm on September 29, 2009 at the Porsche-Museum in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. The author Walter Näher will present his work in a roundtable discussion with former racing drivers, including Hans Herrmann and Kurt Ahrens, as well as staff who worked on the 917 project. Museum visitors will have the opportunity to buy the book at the event and have it signed by the author and the racing drivers present. The book, published jointly by Edition Porsche Museum and the Delius Klasing Verlag, will be available from September 30 for the price of € 59.90 in the museum shop and from good bookshops (ISBN 978-3-7688-2651-8). “