Liebe zu Ihm Carrera 2.7 Book Review – March 2016
From time to time, there's a new book published that excels in about everything. Style, design, research, the passion it is written with. Carrera 2.7 by Ryan Snodgrass definitely belongs in the list of these absolutely stunning books that should be in the library of any self declared Porsche fan.
The legendary 1973 Porsche Carrera RS has been the subject of many books. However, its successor has been ignored from a long time when it comes to decent specialized literature. Now the gap has finally been closed.
The author, Ryan Snodgrass, has spent hours and hours researching period literature and documentation, private collections. Combine this with the support of the Porsche Archives, and the result is a book that literally contains anything you would want to know about the Porsche 2.7 Carrera.
Not only brings the author lots of detail about anything that led to the development of the Porsche Carrera 2.7 to continue history up to the last production model, including the 'Sonderwunschen' cars that have been built. The extensive lists on chassis numbers, engine numbers, specifications, together with the hundreds of never published before pictures, both b/w and color, and the dozens of charts and publications make this book the ultimate source to research when restoring a car.
Only superlatives for this book. A must have for any Porsche collector. Better be quick, only 2500 copies of the blue Limited Edition are available. The book will probably sell out completely and become a collectible exactly as the first Carrera RS edition by Konradsheim.
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The Turbo 3.0 book wins first place in the coveted MOTORWORLD BUCHPREIS for the Markenbuch category (best book for a single brand), which honors the best car books of the year. The award ceremony took place on Thursday, May 23, 2019 inside the Arthur Bechtel Classic Motors showroom at the Motorworld Stuttgart V8 Hotel in Böblingen, Germany.
For almost 20 years, noted automotive historian and journalist Jürgen Lewandowski has presided over the Autobuchpreis which honors the best works produced each year on automotive and motorsports topics. For 2018, MOTORWORLD Group became the primary sponsor for the Autobuchpreis, hosting the event and judging team of Jürgen Lewandowksi (chairman of the jury), Andreas Dünkel (Motorworld Group Chairman), Mark N. Backé (Grand Basel Chairman), Vittorio Strosek (Strosek Design), Michael Stoschek (Brose Chairman), Christian Steiger (Classic Cars Editor-in-Chief), Dr. Andreas Kaufmann (Leica Camera Chairman) and Robertino Wild (Capricorn Chairman).
We are honored that the Turbo 3.0 book not only won an IPPY Gold medal at the 2019 Independent Book Publisher Awards, but the overall win within one of eight "Outstanding Books of the Year" categories was special, tying for the Best Book Arts Craftsmanship category. This award is extra meaningful as all books published by independent publishers around the world were eligible, not just within the narrow field of automotive books. Tough competition for sure!
The IPPY “rewards those who exhibit the courage, innovation, and creativity to bring about change in the world of publishing,” with the judging criteria “based on quality of content, originality, design, and production with an emphasis on innovation and social relevance.” The eight overall Outstanding Books of the Year categories choose books from "regular entries for being the most heartfelt, unique, outspoken and/or experimental."
Many thanks to all the contributors to the success of the Turbo 3.0 book: art director Richard Baron; cover artist Guy Allen; cutaway illustrator Makoto Ouchi; photographers Claus Bachl, Michael Furman, and Randy Wells; editors Jonathan Stein and Mary Snodgrass; designer of our first book style Christoph Mäder; prepress support from iocolor with Stephanie Lock, John Bailey, and Gary Hawkey; and the printer Artron Art Group.
Published by Parabolica Press, Turbo 3.0 was officially available for purchase in October 2018. The 23rd Annual IPPY Awards ceremony will be held in New York City on May 28, 2019.
Porsche enthusiast site Elferspot is offering a RARE opportunity to win a copy of the epic Turbo 3.0 book until May 15, 2019. Not only that, they created a quick video to showcase the book for those who have never seen it in person. See more details about the contest on the Elferspot website.