Jo Siffert – The Swiss Racing Legend


October 24 1971, a date no Swiss race fan will ever forgot. This year exatly 39 years ago , in the late afternoon Jo Siffert crashed at Brands-Hatch outside London in his BRM, the car caught fire immediately and the unfortunate Jo Siffert, only 35 years , couldn’t get out of the car and perished in flames.

This book describes in 7 chapters the life of the Swiss race pilot from his early childhood all the way to his mortal accident in 1971. The author, Ed Heuvink, witnessed some of the successes of Jo Siffert and admires him a lot. He talked to many relatives and friends and competitors to write , what must be, the most comprehensive biography of the swiss gentleman race pilot. The book counts 336 pages, stuffed with hundreds full-colour and black and white pictures,many of them from private collections and therefore probably never published before. Jo Siffert’s life is really told in depth by the author and the book is completed by a amazingly complete statistics session.

I’ve been reading this book with great pleasure, and I loved the great pictures. I’m convinced this book should be in any motorsport library, whether it is dedicated to Porsche, to F1 or to motorsport in general.


Author : Ed Heuvink
Publisher : McKlein
Language : English / German / French
Pages : 336 with hardcover , 24x28cm,97 colour and 263 black-and-white images
ISBN : 978-3-927458-48-2

Jo Siffert - The Swiss Racing Legend Book Cover Jo Siffert - The Swiss Racing Legend
Ed Heuvink
Biography & Autobiography
McKlein Publishing