Der legendäre englische Rennfahrer und ehemalige Porsche Werksfahrer Vic Elford gibt erstmals Einblick in die hohe Schule der perfekten Beherrschung von Porsche Fahrzeugen - seien sie mit Heck-, Front- oder Mittelmotor ausgerüstet.
Ein Klassiker - vollgepackt mit Informationen und Ratschlägen, um als Pilot routinierter und sicherer planen und fliegen zu können. Wie werden grundlegende Flugmanöver perfekt durchgeführt? Wie lassen sich gravierende Bedienungsfehler beim Rollen, Starten, Fliegen und Landen vermeiden? Wie werden die Triebwerke richtig bedient und was tun bei einer nahenden Schlechtwetter-Front? Ob für ein- oder mehrmotorige Flugzeuge sowie Wasserflugzeuge - in diesem instruktiven Band findet der Leser eine Vielzahl von unschätzbaren Tipps, mit denen er seine fliegerischen Fertigkeiten verbessern kann.
Walter Röhrl: world rally champion, driver-ace, legend. The greatest successes of his career would have been impossible without another man: Christian Geistdörfer, his co-pilot. This book deals with the surprisingly different team structures, the deep insights into the technology and the entirely legal tricks of a creative rally driver - sometimes close to the limits of legality. Christian Geistdörfer describes this glorious time of Rally sports from the front row, up close and very detailed.
Asked to sum up the Ford Escort, Markku Alén put it in fourwords: ´´It´s a winner´s car.´´ The front-engined, rear-wheel drive car triumphed all around the world, whether it was at the 1970 World Cup Rally, the East African Safari, in Swedish snow or on Finland´s high-speed tracks. At its home event, the RAC Rally, the Mk1 and Mk2 versions proved invincible for eight years. But it is not only the successes of works drivers like Roger Clark, Timo Mäkinen, Hannu Mikkola, Ari Vatanen, Markku Alén or Björn Waldegård that have made the Escort so famous. The car was reliable, easy to control and almost easier to repair, and was thus the preferred car of many dozens of successful private drivers. Proof, if any were needed, was that Escorts took the first ten places at the 1973 Scottish Rally. In short, hardly any other car has influenced rallying or enjoyed as much success as the Ford Escort. This 264-page book summarizes the complete rally history of the Mk1 and Mk2 Escorts from the first concept in 1967 to the World Championship title of 1981. Author John Davenport - the first to co-drive in the Escort at its rally debut fifty years ago - spoke to two dozen contemporary witnesses and has summarized the history of this car more comprehensively and vividly than anyone before. It describes the development in chronological order, but lightened by interesting comments and anecdotes. The texts are accompanied by more than 500 partly known and partly never-before-seen photos. They show the Escort in the legendary Boreham workshop, during test drives and, above all, in action in a wide variety of liveries.
Mini celebrates 60 amazing years of this iconic car, from its revolutionary introduction to the popularity of its new-generation models. The first two-door Mini, introduced in 1959 and built until 2000, revolutionized automotive design with its innovative front-wheel-drive layout that made the car appear bigger on the inside than the outside. In 1999, the Mini was voted the second most influential car of the 20th century , behind the Ford Model T. Designed for British Motor Corporation (BMC) by Sir Alec Issigonis and manufactured in England, Australia, Spain, Belgium, Chile, Italy, Portugal, South Africa, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Yugoslavia, the Mini was as successful in competition as it was on the street , winning the Monte Carlo Rally four times from 1964 through 1967. Originally built by BMC, the Mini´s later parent company, Rover, was acquired by BMW in 1994. In 2000, BMW sold most of the Rover Group but retained the Mini brand. The last and 5,387,862nd original Mini rolled off the production line in October, 2000. In July 2001, BMW launched production of the new-generation of Mini which was soon joined by Countryman, Clubman, convertible, Cooper Works, and numerous special editions. Nearly 20 years later, the new Minis remain as popular as the original from 1959.
Mark Webber was at the centre of one of the most captivating chapters in the history of Formula One. In 2010, while racing for Red Bull, he and his team mate Sebastian Vettel went head to head for the World Championship. There could only be one winner. Since retiring from Formula One Mark has concentrated on endurance racing, including the legendary Le Mans 24 Hour race. He hit the front pages of newspapers around the world in December 2014 when he slammed into the barricades in the final round of the FIA World Endurance Championship in South America, and was lucky to escape with his life. But the controversy of his relationship on and off the track with Vettel, who went on to win multiple world titles, has never been far beneath the surface. Here, for the first time, Webber tells the inside story of one of Formula One´s most intriguing battles - it is a story that goes to the heart of why the sport is loved by millions of fans around the world. In his trademark straight-talking, no-nonsense style Mark reveals his amazing life on and off the Formula One race track. From his first taste of karting to his F1 debut in 2002, scoring Minardi´s first points in three years at the Australian Grand Prix, through to his first win with Red Bull at the 2009 German Grand Prix and the year he should have been crowned World Champion. Mark Webber´s journey to the top of Formula One was every bit as determined and committed as his racing. Aussie Grit is his searingly honest story. Includes a foreword by Formula One legend Sir Jackie Stewart
The Phenomenal Sunday Times No1 Bestseller ´It was the start of the third lap of the 2010 Senior TT, the last race of the fortnight. The last chance to get a TT win for another year, and I was pushing hard. Ballagarey. The kind of corner that makes me continue road racing. A proper man´s corner. You go through the right-hander at something like 170mph, leant right over, eyes fixed as far down the road as I can see. But this time something happened. This time the front end tucked ...´ Guy Martin, international road-racing legend, maverick star of the Isle of Man TT, truck mechanic and TV presenter, lives on the edge, addicted to speed, thoroughly exhilarated by danger. In this book we´ll get inside his head as he stares death in the face, and risks his life in search of the next high. We´ll discover what it feels like to survive a 170mph fireball at the TT in 2010, and come back to do it all again. He´ll sweep us up in a gritty sort of glory as he slogs it out for a place on the podium, but we´ll also see him struggle with the flipside of fame. We´ll meet his friends and foes, his family, his teammates and bosses and we´ll discover what motivates him, and where his strengths and weaknesses lie. For the first time, here is the full story in Guy´s own words. From the boy who learned to prep bikes with his dad, to the spirited team mechanic, paying his way by collecting beer glasses in pubs, to the young racer at the start of his first race and the buzz he´s been chasing ever since. This thrilling autobiography is an intense and dramatic ride.
Push until it hurts, then push some more Even by the standards of a sport that requires enormous stamina and capacity for suffering, Jens Voigt is in a class on his own. Beloved by cycling fans for his madcap one-man breakaways as much as his sense of humour and quotable catchphrases, Jens is one of the most popular personalities in cycling. Jens was born near Hamburg, and came up through the East German system before the Wall came down. He got into the national team through the German army, before signing for his first big team. In many ways he is cycling´s anti-star; despite arguably spending more time at the front of the Tour de France than any other rider he has only worn the yellow jersey twice as his efforts have always been in the service of others. Jens embodies the best of cycling´s qualities - loyalty to his team, sacrifice, and devotion to the sport. He says, ´I´m not a head person, I´m more of a heart and guts guy. That´s how I race.´ Shut Up Legs is a funny, insightful and entertaining look at the tough realities of professional cycling, told in Jens´s trademark irreverent and inimitable style.
Kompakter Ratgeber und unverzichtbares Hilfsmittel beim Porsche-Kauf - Die wichtigsten und hilfreichsten Insider-Informationen - Notwendige Tipps für den Gebrauchtwagenkauf - Viele bedeutende Adressen und Ansprechpartner Die eingeführte Ratgeberreihe präsentiert in gewohnt kompakter Form alles Wissenswerte zum Gebrauchtkauf eines 911ers der Baujahre 1997 bis 2005. Für alle Neunelfer-Fans der Baureihe 996 ein unentbehrlicher Helfer mit hohem Praxisnutzen. Im Jahr 1997 lief bei Porsche mit dem Typ 996 die Produktion der fünften 911-Generation an. Dabei präsentierte sich die neueste, bis dahin größte Ausführung des Kultsportlers nicht nur mit einer stark überarbeiteten, aerodynamischen Linienführung vor allem im Front- und Heckbereich - ohne die markanten Merkmale des 911 zu verleugnen -, sondern erstmals schlug ein wassergekühltes Herz im Heck des Sportwagens aus Zuffenhausen. Wie schon die Vorgängerbaureihen, so wurde auch der 996 nicht nur als Coupé, sondern für alle Freunde des Offen-Fahrens als Targa und Cabrio angeboten. Der 420 bzw. 450 PS starke Turbo komplettierte ab dem Jahr 2000 die Modellpalette. Egal welches Modell aus der Baureihe 996, heute genießen alle 911er, die zwischen 1997 und 2005 gebaut wurden, bereits Kultstatus und erfreuen sich einer treuen Anhängerschaft. Und ein gut gepflegtes Exemplar in Originalzustand für einen angemessenen Preis zu bekommen, ist durchaus realistisch. Wie gewohnt präsentiert sich auch dieser Band als kompakter Ratgeber und unverzichtbares Hilfsmittel bei der Beurteilung des Zustandes eines zum Verkauf stehenden Exemplars des Porsche 911 der Baureihe 996. Hier findet jeder Interessent wichtige Tipps, worauf er beim Kauf achten muss, um nicht später eine böse Überraschung zu erleben. Außerdem ergänzt ein ausführlicher Teil mit wichtigen Adressen und Ansprechpartnern diesen wertvollen Begleiter.