Large format autobiography of Norman Singer, legendary team cheif at Porsche who oversaw Porsche's domination of the Le Mans event through the 70s80-90s. 208 pages His first involvement was with the wonderful 917 and he continued with this successful role with the 935, 956, 962 and the GT1-98 programme. Book and jacket in fine condition. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: 24:16 : Le Mans 24 Hours 16 Wins with ...
Publication Date: 2006
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Coterie Press, United Kingdom, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First British Edition. 24:16, edited by Michael Cotton, is a racing autobiography told by senior engineer at Porsche, Norbert Singer. Amazingly, Singer has played a key role in every one of Porsche's 16 overall race victories at the Le Mans 24 hours. Porsche is without doubt the most successful manufacturer ever to compete at Le Mans and this stunning book focuses on the cars, the drivers, the challenges and the achievements. It is an insight into this great marque like no other. Porsche has won the classic Le Mans race 16 times, well ahead of legendary makes Ferrari with nine victories, Jaguar with seven, Bentley with six and Audi with five. Engineer Singer is unique in having played a part in all 16 of these victories for Porsche, as well as helping out on a few victories for other masques ( See chapter: Helping Matra beat us at Le Mans!). When, as a young engineer, he joined the Porsche company in Stuttgart straight out of university in Munich, he was given the job of cooling the gearboxes on the powerful 917 racers. His first task was successful and Porsche 917s dominated the event in 1971 as well as in 1972, the first year Singer attended the great race. Engineer Singer was then given the task of developing the 911 road car for racing, and in doing so he created what is by far the most successful customer car that Porsche ever produced, the 935, a car which won at Le Mans in 1979. Following on from this he designed the bodywork of the 956 and 962 Group C cars which won no fewer than seven Le Mans titles, engineered the Porsche WSC open sports car which claimed two victories, and finally oversaw the GT1-98 project which achieved Porsche's 16th Le Mans victory in 1998. Singer takes us behind the scenes at Zuffenhausen and at Weissach and tells many fascinating stories about the 'holy of hollies', Porsche's race engineering division. Just what is the secret of all those victories, a record that rival manufacturers can only dream about? All is revealed in Norbert Singer's fascinating autobiography. Black-and-white and colour photographs. . The condition is Very Good. Size: 208 Pages. Bookseller Inventory # 016601
Book Description Coterie Press Ltd, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # P021902351304
Book Description Coterie Press Ltd, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111902351304
Book Description Coterie Press Ltd, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: Like New. Bookseller Inventory # P011902351304