Randy Leffingwel is a California based author with a long history when it comes to writing books and is considered one of the top Porsche historians. With “Porsche 70 years, there is no substitute” the renowned author gives an overview of the history of Porsche.
Randy Leffingwel has been working together with the Porsche archives for many years, and considers some of the Porsche Archive employees as personal friends rather than colleagues. This close relationship can only grow from a mutual respect. For “Porsche 70 years – There is no substitute”, Randy Leffingwel had full acces to the Porsche archives and full co-operation of many of the key players in the history of Porsche.
The history of Porsche is clearly explained from the very start in the saw-mill in Gmünd all the way up to now and even, with a view in the future as the Mission E gets a a separate chapter. Everyting of importance that happend in the 7 decades of Porsche is explained in the 256 pages of the books.
You could consider the book a coffee table book, being illustrated with magnificent pictures of important cars by Michael Furman. The way Randy Leffingwel succeeds in putting the history in simple words on paper, makes the book a good source for those who want to dig in the history of Porsche, or want to learn mor about the most important cars that ever left the factory in Zuffenhausen.
Our conclusion is simple : go get it, this cannot be missed on your bookshelf.
The book is available in English / German / French