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I gave this as a birthday bonus to a amazing mate who absolutely loved the book. Now my boyfriend wants one, too :-) I'm going to give it to him for Christmas. The book is absolutely attractive and if you like traveling beautiful, windy streets in quick sports cars, you'll love reading this book.
A VERY comprehensive tutorial to the amazing mountain passes. In general not particularly Porsche specific, but useful if you are planning to drive a lot in the area. Photography a bit repetitive, but the info is invaluable.
Ready to begin driving now.. 49 years ago we drove most of these passes. Seeing what they look like via the magnificent images from a helicopter scared me but created me wish to drive them again, this time enjoying the curves and the view in a more civilized manner. First time you just drive, second time I hope to have fun the drive much we still have the Porsche 1968L that we purchased in Germany. We drove all of those passes with a 6-24 mo old sleeping on the rear seats in a box. No seat belts then :( and very high speeds too. She is now a Pediatrician. LOL
Some of these passes boggle the mind, and I am looking forward to using this book on a planned Alpine trip in 2018, when I will "recreate" my earliest drive on the Stelvio Pass shortly after getting my driving license. My Mother and Father were mighty satisfied when we reached the top without error, at which point Dad took over much to Mum's relief.
This is an perfect book. We like to travel and drive in this region, and it is usually very difficult to choose and weigh the numerous options out there. This was a amazing resource for planning our next trip, and the history of the different passes is a welcome addition.
I did some of these streets with a mate in a Cobra summer 2015, and did not realise there were so a lot of more passes!Great content, very nice coffee table book, if a second edition is printed, please do it on gloss paper stock.
I have several books on the 928 and this is the best one by far.A small on the pricey side, but definitely worth every is very "crunchy" in that it mostly info the various equipment options (which for me was fascinating since I was able to see what a lot of of the options were on my private 84 928S). Very technically oriented and delves into what models and options were in each market.Of extra interest is that it gives context to the 928 by also showing the other Porsche models that were sold in each model year as well as the beginning of the book which info the history of earlier Porsche t filled with vehicle tester reviews or fluff, but very chock full of all of the technical minutia for those fans that wish to dig deeper into Porsche's flagship from 77-95.
Got this as a bonus for my dad, he loves it. When I gave it to him, he spent at least the next 45 mins looking through the pictures. It's a very nice quality coffee table book. The pictures are great, but the history and facts found within are also quite impressive. So if your dad owns a 911 or is a vehicle guy, think about giving him this book.
The cover is enticing but the section on the early Porsches is a rehash of prior editions. Early Porsches are highly collectible these days and a lot of are considered solid investments. Featuring a 356 Speedster on the cover misleads because this edition fails to modernize ratings for the early cars.
For those (including myself) who have a copy of the author's monograph "Porsche The Street from Zuffenhausen" (Random House 2003), and who (?foolishly) went ahead and pre-ordered this "new" monograph, consider yourself hood-winked. This is a somewhat artlessly updated ver of the earlier book,minus 40 or so pages of content in the earlier book, sporting the same introduction from 2003, and absent the names of owners in the captions accompanying images of a lot of of the attractive 356's and early 911's. A note from the publisher and seller indicating this is a revised/abbreviated ver of the 2003 monograph with a various publisher should have accompanied the spiel and I would have saved a few bucks. As best I can ascertain there is minimal fresh content and failure to modernize the introduction is a huge flub, since the 911 is now more than five decades old, not four per the introduction in the "new" book. Bit of a shameless double dip Mr Adler and co.On a positive note, the 2003 monograph is out of print but can be purchased through our host, and for those who do not have "The Street from Zuffenhausen" this is a amazing book at a decent point.
Updated May 22 '17" I am still trying to use this for autocross data acquisition, especially seeing user input, using a VBOX Sport as an accurate external GPS, which independently logs the GPS data. The application is getting better, but still unusable, and I cannot search anywhere to obtain official help for it. It is necessary to place the phone in airplane mode, then turn on wireless connection to obtain the vehicle data, and if you're getting external GPS, bluetooth. The phone GPS is not accurate enough for autocross. Exporting that to 'Circuit Tools' on the PC showed a course that flattened slaloms and had right-angles in the supposed vehicle path! Once you create a 'track' you cannot really edit it, such as to move the begin or finish, so for autocross you'd need to create a fresh track each event, and if you delete a track, all records from it are deleted with it. The video, when it works, has nice user-input overlays. Sometimes I search it only starting several seconds after the start, or stopping before the end. The app-recorded GPS data is not as amazing as the VBOX source, with breaks, even if getting bluetooth from 12" away. ver 2.01.1. is still a weak toy for android...
Truly a Amazing Image Book, Absolutely Attractive Photo's of the Porsche 911. Porsche is the most timeless icon among sports vehicles today. The valves of the early years are continually growing. The Beauty of a 911 is so much more then Beautiful. Photographer Rene Stand does a phenomenal job in captaining these timeless photo, once you have this book, it will either be in your hands or on your in someone else hands. There are Facts with each image which create the book so much better, From Top Speed, to Production., every page is a photo, covers the very early years1959-1963 to 2011- 2013 . Very Attractive book
If you’re looking to know the info about how your Porsche with me this is the book you need to look at. There’s so much info and historical pictures of the evolution of the Porsche. If nothing else it is a amazing book to just look at the pictures and to experience the racing history of Porsche
Great, encyclopedic knowledge about Porsche cars. Author presents all models from post battle 356s to recent creations from Stuttgart. Year-by-year model improvements are listed, as well as weaknesses and collectible value. There are also performance tables containing most necessary vehicle and engine data. After reading I have decided to go for 930 or 996 Targa. If You are interested what does it mean or wish to go for some other models - read the "Guide...". In other cases it won't probably interest You.
This is a nice volume telling the story of the development and evolution of the Porsche 911. This is a light read with quality photos. It is not a model year by model year 911 book and is light on the technical details. Even though there are a lot of books on the subject, this one has fresh interviews and technical drawings that I have not seen in other books.
Own a GT4, was able to hook up to my cars wireless connection connection no problems after entering GTx then my vin, and shows I'm hooked up to my car., but then the application crashes when it's the next step to input information and logs me off everytime. Please help, application seems cool but it's not connecting.
The .vbo file exported by this application cannot be imported into Racelogic Circuit Tools. The [data] section seems to be missing a pair of unique records at the beginning and end of the [data] section. The iOS ver of the application does generate a valid file -- it is only the Android device ver that seems not to work.
Utterly unstable. Not even beta version. More like alpha. Crashed the entire phone, had to do long-press restart. Restarted, and didn't begin application again. Guess what phone crashed 15 mins later. Repeated what I did earlier and them deleted app... After that, zero problems, back to normal. Never known an application to cause such instability across entire phone it requires access to everything, and to be fair it needs it to do what it does, but I suspect these accesses have been implemented very badly.
Very Nicely done book in the History of the Porsche, Attractive Photo's from the early days of Porsche Racing , the classic Porsche, that the styling has never gone out Ferry Porsche with his awesome 356 . Sorties on the Daytona 24 hour classic, 12 hours of Sebring with Brumos racing. The Images & Art work phenomenal. The 914, 914-6 is all in this book. A Classic for any Porsche Fan . I just want there was something added about the V-8 Classic 928
UPDATE: a replacement arrived and it was on better shape. Be cautioned tho: it looks like maybe it was a display and is not quite 100% perfect. But this one was amazing enough.Original review : Attractive but damaged! But arrived with a corner significantly bent. Hubby thought it happened in shipping; regardless, it is a bonus for a high net worth individual, so it needs to be perfect. Hopefully the replacement is perfect,
The book has plenty of amazing info for any Porsche lover but for it being a 5th edition printed in 2010 it is needs updating. Specifically the information on the 356s and earlier 911s. My largest complaint is the B&W photos. Who makes an illustrated tutorial without color photos. If this book would combine the images of the book Porsche Fact Book then you'd have a winner.