Porsche · The Racing 914s

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  • 1845848594
  • 9781845848590
by Roy Smith There are those still today who see the Porsche 914 model as a "funny little... more
Porsche · The Racing 914s

by Roy Smith

There are those still today who see the Porsche 914 model as a "funny little car", compared to the immortal 911. Granted, in its day professional Rally drivers were not keen on the 914: they were nervous driving it at the limit. Yet the records show that 914s were driven to at least 41 class wins, and at least 71 positions on the other two steps of the podium in Regional, National, and International Rallies.

Racing on the circuits of Europe, 914s came home first in their class, and even took overall victory many times. In the USA, in IMSA GTU championship, in nationals, and internationals, it was the same story - and that's not counting the multitude of SCCA regional races. The 914 first raced in 1970 ... the last? Who knows: even now they're still used in the USA's SCCA GT classes.

This book is a study in pictures, statistics, factory information, and interviews, that will show the Porsche 914 in a whole new light.


  • Forewords by Hurley Haywood and Günter Steckkönig
  • Centre of attention
    The mid-engine idea
  • 1967-1976: The road cars
    Concept - design - politics and production
  • The competition begins
    Racing in Europe 1970
  • Good times
    Racing in Europe 1971
  • Rescue: 914/6 GT
    The first racing fire/safety quick response vehicle
  • Privateer time
    Racing in Europe 1972-1976
  • Tarmac and dust
    The 914 rally story
  • Big country
    Racing in the USA 1970-1975
  • What came next
    USA and Europe 1976 to present
  • Race records
    Europe - North America - rallying - hillclimbs

Buch, Hardcover, 25,5 x 25,5 cm, 320 Seiten, 452 überwiegend farbige Abbildungen, englischer Text