SportErfolge. Tony Adriaensens. Porsche’s Early Years

SportErfolge by Tony Adriaensens takes a look at the early racing history of Porsche in the late 1950s and early 1960s.


What do you do when if you are a big fan of one car in particular but can’t find a detailed book on the subject? Well, you write one. That’s what Tony Adriaensens did in 1994 when his motoring enthusiasm firmly took hold, and should you also be a fan of the Alfa Romeo GTA, then you might want to give Alleggerita a flick through.


This weighty volume is the focus of our attention for now however, SportErfolge. Across its 635 pages, readers will be swept into the early history of Porsche racing in the 1950s and 1960s as it covers some of motorsports most illustrious events events: 24 Hours of Le Mans, Pebble Beach, the Carrera Panamericana Mexico, and the Nurburgring 1000km to name but a few.


What you’ll also find is an in-depth look at the drivers who competed during those halcyon years – Richard Donner’s feats at the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb stand out as one of Adriaensens’ favourite memories – as well as a truckload of black and white photographs (with the occasional colour pic thrown in for good measure) from some of the periods most savvy amateur snappers. You won’t find many wide-angled shots, but you will see a side to late-50s/early-60s motorsport that perhaps you’ve yet to stumble across. All yours for $240.

– Shots courtesy of Corsa Research

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