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5.0 out of 5 stars Far more than just a Porsche book..., 11 Sept. 2004
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Peter Fenelon - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Porsche: Past and Present (Hardcover)
Porsche was probably Jenks' favourite marque, their commitment to engineering excellence appealing very much to his sense of mechanical propriety. But this isn't a sober technical history of Porsches - it also appeared under the title "A Passion for Porsches" which might give you an idea of how personal the book is.
In fact, rather than just being a history of Porsches it's really DSJ's experiences driving (he used a 356 for many years), reporting on (in his capacity as Continental Correspondent of Motor Sport), testing (as often as he could) and generally getting close to the firm's products. It's as much about people as cars, all told in the chatty, eloquent prose that made you feel that Jenks was writing to you personally.
So, the history of the company is covered in outline, and DSJ's experience of most of the cars right up to the 928 is documented in gloriously eccentric detail. Above all, like everything he wrote, this book is splendid fun, told by one of the all-time great motoring writers.
Fantastic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must have, 25 Jan. 2013
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Justin Scott "jcdscott" (Melbourne) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: A Passion for Porsches (Hardcover)
An essential book for any motoring library. Written by one of the best if not the best motoring journalist of the period.
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