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Book review: PORSCHE - The Rally Story

Porsche's rally story is a subject that any rally and motor-sport fan will find compelling. Written by lifelong Porsche enthusiast and world authority, Laurence Meredith, an acknowledged authority on the activities of the Zuffenhausen company, this is a comprehensive study of Porsche's occasional foray into the world of international rallying.

Illustrated with 400 photographs this book is not only a must for any Porsche or motorsport fanatic, but should also be available at the Porsche dealers for those who will buy a Porsche as well as for those who are just fans of the magnificent Porsche brand and its history.

Laurence Meredith has written some 38 books, 36 of them about cars and motor racing; motorsport has been a lifelong obsession that continues to this day. Laurence has a particular interest in German cars, and is a leading authority on Porsche, Volkswagen, Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

He has spent his entire life - from the age of two - at motor racing circuits throughout the world, and cites his hobby and job as one and the same thing. Laurence owns several German cars, including a Porsche, classic VW Beetle, and a Formula SuperVee Modus M2. He has competed in modern classic rallies, citing his class win in the Longleat Stages of 1990 as the most rewarding. Laurence lives in rural Herefordshire.

The book contains some exciting, action-packed photographs from Porsche's archive which will fascinate Porsche-drivers as well as Porsche-lovers. It also shows technical discussion of the cars in detail and is fully indexed.

The book is an international story that will appeal to motor-sport enthusiasts in general and Porsche enthusiasts in specific all around the world, and especially in the Middle East region and Egypt where 'Porsche' means the embodiment of sports-cars and motor-sport heritage.

This hardback. 256-pages book. (250mm tall x 250mm) contains some 400 pictures, ranging from the 60K10 (1939) till the Porsche Cayenne Transsyberia Edition (2007).

'Porsche - The Rally Story' is published by UK-based Veloce Publishing House and costs ?£45.00 (UK ) or $89.95 (USA). Although this is not the cheapest Porsche book, it is surely worth the money.

Veloce books are stocked by or can be ordered from bookshops by quoting the correct ISBN number ISBN 978-1-84584-109-6 / UPC 6-36847-04109-0.

For direct telephone orders call 0044 1305 260068 or fax 0044 1305 268864 or e-mail - Books can also be ordered on the website

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