As the forward says, this isn’t a history book and it’s not a work of reference. Instead, 111 Porsche Stories That You Should Know is just that, a compilation of tales, anecdotes and magical treasures about our favorite marque.
Avid readers of FLATSIXES.com are sure to be familiar with a number of the stories covered in 111 Porsche Stories That You Should Know, but there are countless others that were either new to us or had specifics we didn’t know of (like the story of Gerhard Mitter winning the European Championship in 1966 while wearing a plastic coated plaster cast on his left foot).
Organized by theme vs. chronology, 111 Porsche Stories That You Should Know covers the following areas:
- Early Years
- Key Figures
- Racing Drivers
- Around the Pitwall
- Family Jewels
- Magic Words
- Porsche Art
- Birds of Paradise
- Super Sports Cars
- The Most Amazing Tracks
- Cliff Hangers
Set up for easy reading
Each story unfolds across two pages with the text on the left and a perfectly sourced picture on the right. Because it’s not in chronological order, as the reader, you can open up 111 Porsche Stories That You Should Know to any page and simply read. Flip forward or back and you’ll have another story to delight.
One of our favorite pieces of Porsche trivia is the story of Jean-Claude Rude and his attempt at using a modified Porsche 935 to help him set the world record for “motor pacing”. Not only does the material in the book back-up what we wrote. It provides final details we had trouble pinning down.
111 Porsche Stories That You Should Know isn’t going to transform a new Porsche enthusiast into Karl Ludvigsen. It will, however, provide an entertaining and interesting look at Porsche’s rich history and provenance and why so many of us love the brand so dearly. Get your copy on Amazon.com for just $21.15