SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, May 26th 2012
Carlos has a conversation with former Porsche engineer Walter Näher.
Very honored by this kind dedication by Walter Näher, whom I admire a lot.
Walter Näher also signed my brother Luc's copy.
My friend Jacques BREUER (left) with the project of his book "THE FABULOUS STORY OF PORSCHE 917-021" (release: Autumn 2012)
In the late afternoon, former Porsche engineer Walter Näher (center) visited the MecAUTO garage where he admired the beautiful restored Porsche 917-021.
When the Porsche 917 was launched in 1969, the Stuttgart sports car manufacturer had dominated the race for the world manufacturer’s championship
and the CanAm race series for years. Developed under the leadership of Ferdinand Piëch, the 917 was one of the most successful race cars of all time.
The 40th birthday of the legendary race car was a good enough reason for the Porsche-Museum to publish a comprehensive chronicle of the whole 917 project. Under the title “Porsche 917 - Archiv und Werkverzeichnis 1968 – 1975”, the former Porsche race engineer Walter Näher has produced a work that runs to 576 pages and leaves no question unanswered.
After racing at Le Mans 19 times for the Zuffenhausen factory, the author has an unique wealth of expertise that is reflected in every page of the book, the product of many years of research.
For the first time, the author had access to all the documents and photos held in the Porsche factory archive. This book describes the history of the creation and development of the Porsche 917 in great detail from the factory point of view, supported with documentary evidence.