While the memory of many successful racing cars fades with time, that of the 917 has endured, passing not just into Porsche history but motorsport folklore itself. Amazing when you consider it raced for just five short seasons 40 years ago. The word “legend” is overused generally and in racing circles particularly, but if any car can be said to be worthy of it, the 917 surely is. — Derek Bell
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Like the race car it chronicles, Jeff Zwart’s exquisitely rendered images of 17 of the most beautiful and historic 917s are destined to become the next piece of Porsche publishing “legend”. The pages of Porsche 917 x 17 are flooded so heavily with metallic ink that if it weren’t for the heavy matte art paper and spot varnish you would expect the color to just pour from the pages.
If Zwart’s name isn’t familiar to you, it should be. A renowned automotive photographer and Porsche race car driver, Zwart has directed Porsche films and documentaries including the recent Panamera commercial as well as last year’s Bloodlines.
A must have for any Porsche enthusiasts library, Porsche 917 x 17 is available from David Bull Publishing. Between today and December 11th, David is offering a 25% discount for FlatSixes.com readers at checkout. Simply enter “PP” in the discount code field and your savings are applied automatically.
The Porsche Book
If you’re considering purchasing a Porsche anthology, be sure to check out Jürgen Barth’s Complete History of Types and Models. Published originally in 1977, this is the first English language version in more than 25 years. Consisting of three volumes, these epic tomes cover more than 1500 pages and 60 + years of Porsche history.
Presented in a slipcase that graphically depicts the cockpit of a 356 there are more than 2000 photographs across the three volumes (some of the historic images are appearing in print for the first time). There are also scores of other illustrations (including design sketches and technical drawings), as well as comprehensive tables featuring chassis numbers, engine numbers, specifications, and performance figures.
Similar to the offer above, David Bull Publishing is offering 25% off the cover price to FlatSixes.com readers. Simply enter “PP” into the discount code field, click apply and you’ll save yourself $75.00 (and more) on your purchase. Don’t forget, the discount code will only work between now and December 11th and can be applied to your entire purchase (multiple books). Do yourself a favor and click through to David’s site to explore all the other Porsche books he has available. Please feel free to share this post and discount code with others you think may be interested.
Lastly, and most importantly, a special thanks to Peter Bourassa of MMR (Motorsports Marketing Resources) for his work and efforts in pulling this offer together.