Peter Falk and Porsche, 33 years of success and passion: As a race director and one of the leading figures in the experimental department, he significantly contributed to the character of the sports car from Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen for decades - on the racetrack and the road.
From the first 901 to the very last air-cooled type 993, every Porsche 911 bears the signature of Peter Falk, who joined the company in 1959 as a suspension engineer in Zuffenhausen and quikly rose through the ranks to head various experimental departments. In the sixties, Falk took over the tactical and technical leadership of the factory "Rennsport" team. As the race director from 1981 to 1988, he and his squad achieved the greatest successes for Porsche so far: "His" team celebrated victories at Le Mans and in the World Sportscar Championship, they conquered the Paris-Dakar, and it was their TAG-Turbo engine that triumphed in Formula 1.
In this book, Peter Falk shares his Porsche stories. He tells of how he and his colleagues huddled in a shepards's hut in Weissach to talk late into the night, of the endless testing adventures of the Porsche crew from the Arctic Circle to the Sahara, how the race cars roared to the Le Mans start over country roads, and how a test drive in a 908 almost cost him his life. He shares his views on how every Porsche race car, from the 904 Carrera GTS to the 962C, and describes the race drivers who competed during his reign: Hans Herrmann, Jacky Ickx, Vic Elford, Derek Bell, Hans-Joachim Stuck, Jochen Mass to name just a few. Falk tells the Porsche story "from the inside".
Hardcover book. 408 pages. In English. Size: 11.8 x 1.5 x 9.4 inches. Special order, allow 2-3 business days for processing. Limited availabilty.