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Rainer W. Schlegelmilch. Porsche Racing Moments. Art Edition No. 1–100 ‘Targa Florio, 1969’

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It’s not just flashing, snarling Porsche cars that renowned racing photographer Rainer W. Schlegelmilch captures in these incredible shots from between 1963 and 1988 – though his zoom effect lifts them dramatically off the page. It’s his story over the years, it’s the reality of the track, drivers’ conversations, mechanics’ dirty hands. You can almost feel the vibrations and smell the oil!

Art Edition (No. 1–100) with the print Porsche 908/2, piloted by Richard Attwood, Targa Florio, 1969, numbered and signed by Rainer W. Schlegelmilch.

Also available in a Collector’s Edition (No. 201–962), each numbered and signed by Rainer W. Schlegelmilch.

Edition of 100Hardcover, 356 pages; aluminum print cover tipped into a leatherette-bound spine, foil embossing; 34.4 x 40.8 cm, 5.80 kg, with acrylic, engraved bookstand. Accompanied by a signed color print on Photo Rag Baryta by Hahnemuehle, 60 x 42 cm

“…spotlight[s] the brand’s superstar qualities like never before.”

GQ

“Whether it’s a 911 Carrera RSR screaming down the Mulsanne Straight at Le Mans or a Porsche 956 dancing through the iconic Porsche Curves, Schlegelmilch’s photographs have a unique way of freezing the adrenaline-pumping moments that define the sport.”

Force One Magazine

“Definitely one of the legendary photographers who, through their immense talent and diligence, have impressively documented the racing history of the last 60 years with their photos.”

Jacky Ickx
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Rainer W. Schlegelmilch. Porsche Racing Moments. Art Edition No. 1–100 ‘Targa Florio, 1969’

Rainer W. Schlegelmilch. Porsche Racing Moments. Art Edition No. 1–100 ‘Targa Florio, 1969’

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Life in the fastest lane

25 years of Porsche Racing through the lens of Rainer W. Schlegelmilch

In 1962, Rainer W. Schlegelmilch had his first experience of motorsport – the 1000 km at the Nürburgring – and it was this that sparked a lifelong passion for both Porsche and racing that still burns today.

Beginning in 1963, this wholly captivating collection of breathtaking shots transports you to another time and another world, taking you on a journey through the history of Porsche endurance racing, from Le Mans to Monza, via the Targa Florio and Spa-Francorchamps. And with his own words accompanying the pictures, Schlegelmilch shows and tells fascinating stories from track and trackside.

Naturally, the cars are the heroes of this book – there’s a genuine love of Porsche cars on these pages, a real admiration in pictures for each evolution of the legendary designs. From the purpose-built prototypes of the mid-60s – the 550, 718, RS and RSK models – followed by the more powerful 907 and 908, and through to arguably the most iconic racing car designs of all time, the 917, the 962 and of course the ageless 911, this is Schlegelmilch’s pictorial love letter to his own "Porsche Racing Moments".

He pays tribute to each of them with his unique zoom technique, that converts the movement and phenomenal speed of the racing cars into a totally absorbing and almost dizzying feast of depth and energy. Whether it’s in black and white or colour, it’s as if you can feel the rush of air on your face as the cars speed by.

But while this book is perfect for those who live and breathe Porsche, there’s more to it than the cars. From the shots of experienced teams to the drivers deep in conversation, from the greasy hands of the mechanics tinkering under the hood to the stained and cracked track, Schlegelmilch takes you to the real racing world, behind the glamour and into the dusty, oil-scented universe of motorsport.

Art Edition (No. 1–100) with the print Porsche 908/2, piloted by Richard Attwood, Targa Florio, 1969, numbered and signed by Rainer W. Schlegelmilch.

The photographer

Rainer W. Schlegelmilch is a living legend in the field of motorsport photography and one of the most important chroniclers of international racing. He has produced around 40 illustrated books on motorsport and automobiles, and his photographs were also shown at international exhibitions. His books The Golden Age of Formula 1, The Roaring 70's, Schlegelmilch – 50 Years of Formula 1 Photography as well as his limited edition series The Great Challenge, five books on the driving eras of Formula 1 world champions Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart, Niki Lauda, Ayrton Senna, and Michael Schumacher, received worldwide recognition.

Rainer W. Schlegelmilch. Porsche Racing Moments. Art Edition No. 1–100 ‘Targa Florio, 1969’
Hardcover, 356 pages; aluminum print cover tipped into a leatherette-bound spine, foil embossing; 34.4 x 40.8 cm, 5.80 kg, with acrylic, engraved bookstand. Accompanied by a signed color print on Photo Rag Baryta by Hahnemuehle, 60 x 42 cm

ISBN 978-3-8365-9463-9

Edition: English
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