Derek Bell

All My Porsche Races

Derek Bell All My Porsche Races
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Format: Hardback, 276 Pages
ISBN: 9781907085659
Publisher: Porter Press
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Derek Bell’s name became inextricably linked with that of Porsche during his long and hugely successful career as a racing driver. In this new 276-page book, Bell collaborates with renowned motorsport author Richard Heseltine to give the reader a very personal insight into his experiences racing for the legendary German marque.

The approach taken by this latest publication from Porter Press International is to look at every race Bell drove for Porsche, in detail and with revealing comments from the book’s subject. Light is cast on Bell’s most prestigious victories with Porsche - four of his five in the Le Mans 24 Hours, three in the Daytona 24 Hours, two in the World Sportscar Championship - and many more besides.
Bell describes the Porsches he raced, from the fearsome 917 to the iconic 956, 962, and 911. And he shares his thoughts on the now-legendary drivers he raced with, including six-time Le Mans winner Jacky Ickx, the famously flamboyant Hans Stuck, and two immense talents who lost their lives to the sport, Jo Siffert and Stefan Bellof. The overall effect is a fascinating trip back in time to a golden era for Porsche and sports car racing as a whole.   

The author

Author and journalist Richard Heseltine writes with a focus on classic and contemporary performance cars and motor sport history. A former staff member of Classic & Sports Car and Motor Sport magazines, he is the author of books on subjects as diverse as small-series British sports cars, Italian coachbuilding, Ferrari design history, and a biography of racing driver and team principal Graham Warner. Richard lives in Shropshire, where he attends to a coachbuilt Italian classic of his own – a 1966 Moretti 850 Sportiva.

Briton Derek Bell is one of motorsport’s best-known and best-loved ambassadors. As a sports car racer at the highest level, his record is one of the most accomplished of all time. Derek first raced for Porsche in 1971 as part of the famous JWA factory team, first won Le Mans in 1975 with Mirage, then won Le Mans four more times with Porsche between 1981 and 1987. When establishing his reputation he was also a force to be reckoned with in single-seaters, competing in Formula Three, Formula Two, and Grand Prix racing.

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Format: Hardback, 276 Pages
ISBN: 9781907085659
Illustrations: 200 color & b-w photos
Size: 11 in x 9.45 in / 279.4 mm x 240.03 mm
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