Earlier this year, at the Paris Retromobile, the German publisher Sportfahrer Verlag presented the book “Porsche Kremer Racing – the complete team history’ . As a Porsche fan, we all know the history of the Porsche Kremer Racing Team. And ofcourse we all want to raise our knowledge by reading ‘Porsche Kremer – eine Erfolgstory 1962 – 2012’. Immediately we noticed the similarity between these 2 books. And basically, the new published book “Porsche Kremer Raing – the complete team history” is the same as ‘Porsche Kremer – eine Erfolgstory 1962 – 2012’. The new book is an updated and translated version. But what does that mean for the reader?
The authors : Michael Cotton, Ulrich Trispel and Robert Weber describe the story of one of the most succesful Porsche customer racing teams ever. In a chronological way, they explain the history of Kremer Racing to the reader. Numerous pictures, of which some span the full 2 pages, make the reading of the book more easy. The pictures add momentum to the book. They give some extra power as they are often full of race-action. Probably some of you knew it, but Kremer Racing even raced with other cars than Porsche. And a separate chapter is dedicated to that part of the history of Kremer Racing.
Erwin Kremer died in 2006 from the consequences of a heart of attack. That moment, a new chapter for Kremer Racing begins. His brother Manfred, who lived in Spain at that time, decided to buy his brother’s company out of the estate. Manfred Kremer wanted to save the ‘Kremer Racing’ name. And he wanted to find a suitable successor. In August 2010, Eberhard Baunach became the new owner of Kremer Racing.
The history of the Porsche Kremer Racing Team is followed by an exhaustive list of the main protagonists : the cars. Each model that left the Kremer Racing workshops has its own chapter. The history of the development of that particular car goes together with the technical details. And ofcourse you’ll find some great pictures, both full color and black-and-white that illustrate the text. The last chapter summarizes all results achieved by the Kremer Racing Team, from 1964 all the way to 2018, keeping in mind the fact that the Kremer Racing Team wasn’t active from 2002 to 2010.
As told before, ‘Porsche Kremer Racing – the complete team history’ is basically an updated translation of ‘Porsche Kremer – Eine Erfolgstory 1962 – 2012’. Except for the language there are few differences. The English version has definitely more pictures. Content wise you’ll need a magnifying glass to spot the differences, when you don’t take layout into account. The chapter about the different race cars is, except for some additional pictures, completely the same. In case you do have the German book, master the language, and don’t bother about the extra pictures, we don’t see much reason to buy this updated and translated version. However, if you like the pictures, or don’t master the German language, we don’t see any reason not have this book in your library.