Rainer W. Schlegelmilch Porsche Racing Moments
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Collector’s Edition (No. 201-962), each numbered and signed by Rainer W. Schlegelmilch. Life in the fast lane. 25 years of Porsche racing cars through the lens of Rainer W. Schlegelmilch. Rainer W. Schlegelmilch is a living legend in the field of motorsport photography and one of the most important chroniclers of international racing. This captivating book begins in 1963 and invites you into another time and another world with breathtaking photographs. Hardcover bound in faux leather, with bordered ChromaLuxe aluminum print; 34.4 x 40.8 cm, 5.8 kg, with engraved acrylic book stand.
Rainer W. Schlegelmilch. Porsche Racing Moments – Limited Edition (762 copies)
Collector’s Edition (Nr. 201–962), jeweils nummeriert und signiert von Rainer W. Schlegelmilch.
Life in the fast lane. 25 years of Porsche racing cars through the lens of Rainer W. Schlegelmilch.
In 1962, Rainer W. Schlegelmilch stood at the race track for the first time – the 1,000 km on the Nürburgring. A lifelong passion for Porsche and racing was ignited and still blazes today. This captivating book begins in 1963 and invites you into another time and another world with breathtaking photographs. It is a personal photographic journey through the history of Porsche endurance racing, from Le Mans to the Targa Florio and Spa-Francorchamps to Monza. Schlegelmilch uses his visual language and short texts to tell fascinating stories from the racetracks.
In this book, the cars are the heroes – page after page, he documents his deep admiration for the vehicles and their legendary design. From the custom-built prototypes from the 1960s-the 550, 718, RS, and RSK-models to the powerful 907 and 908 to arguably the most iconic race cars of all time, the 917, the 962, and, of course, the timeless Porsche 911, this is Schlegelmilch’s photographic declaration of love for his personal Porsche Racing Moments.
“He is definitely one of the legendary photographers who, through their outstanding talent and precision, have impressively documented the racing history of the last 60 years through their photographs.” Jacky Ickx
He pays tribute to the cars with his unique zoom technique, capturing the tremendous speed of the race cars in mesmerizing images. That’s why his colleagues called him the Zoom Master. Whether in black and white or in color, you can feel the pull of the cars speeding by.
This book is for true Porsche lovers, but it’s about more than just cars. From shots of tuned-in teams to race drivers engrossed in conversation, from the oil-smeared hands of mechanics wrenching on engines to cracked asphalt, Schlegelmilch takes you into the real world of motorsports: behind the glamour and into the dusty, gasoline- and oil-scented universe of racing.
Rainer W. Schlegelmilch is a living legend in the field of motorsport photography and one of the most important chroniclers of international racing. He has published around 40 illustrated books and his photographs have been shown at international exhibitions. His books The Golden Age of Formula 1, The Roaring 70’s, Schlegelmilch – 50 Years of Formula 1 Photography received worldwide recognition, as did the five volumes of his limited edition series The Great Challenge about the eras of Formula 1 world champions Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart, Niki Lauda, Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher.