Kurt Ahrens. One of those Daring Guys Book

Delius Klasing

32 $

Amateur Among Professionals: The Success Story of an Unknown Legend

Porsche 917 – when it comes to this car, most motorsport fans first think of the year 1970. The first time Porsche won the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the breakthrough for the brand. Hans Hermann, a racing legend, was behind the wheel. However, Porsche celebrated the first victory of a 917 back in 1969.

Kurt Ahrens Jr. was the name of the now almost unknown pilot who was the first to tame the beast. Together with Joseph Siffert he drove away from everyone at the 1000 km race in Zeltweg. This book tells the unique story of the talented racing driver who never wanted to make a career out of it.

  • Kurt Ahrens Jr. and the 917: The story of two Porsche legends
  • Exciting interview with the forgotten German racing driver
  • Extensive statistics section with all race results
  • High-quality gift for car lovers: bound in linen and with numerous photos from the period

Kurt Ahrens Jr., the highly talented amateur in Porsche history

On weekdays he sat in the junk excavator, on weekends he dueled with Jochen Rindt, Graham Hill and Jacky Ickx. Often even victorious. With his great feeling for the car he could have written racing history. But Kurt Ahrens jr wanted to drive for money. never.

The journalist and motor sport expert Eckhard Schimpf has known the ingenious amateur for 65 years. Now he is tracing the success story of the Porsche works driver: from the beginnings in Formula 3 to his only Formula 1 start at the Nürburgring and his retirement from motorsport at the age of just 30. The emotional portrait of a forgotten great of Porsche racing!

Please note that this book is written in German.

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