McKlein Publishing

Not only are McKlein well renowned for creating beautiful images, we are
also establishing ourselves as high quality publishers. Our huge rally wall
calendar is now in it’s 35th year and in the last 10 years we have produced
many fascinating books highlighting our extensive photographic archive. The
aim of McKlein Publishing is to produce the best book possible on each
subject we chose, with an emphasis on stunning visual content.

McKlein Rally 2017 – The Wider View




The official calendar of the FIA World Rally Championship shows 25 breath-taking photos from the most spectacular motor sport discipline on the planet. Coming in a giant 95 cm panoramic format, McKlein’s “Rally 2017 – The Wider View” offers a choice between two very different pictures for each month of the year, all of them seeking to highlight the thrilling action, the stunning landscapes and the enthusiastic audience of the WRC. The world famous photographers of McKlein take you on a journey around the globe. Watch Sébastien Ogier fighting his way through thick Welsh mud in his Volkswagen Polo R WRC, Kris Meeke sliding his Citroën DS3 WRC over Finnish gravel and Thierry Neuville climbing a snowy Col in the French Alps driving his Hyundai i20 WRC. To add additional interest, McKlein also gives an insight into their camera settings for each photo.

Technical details:
Size: 95 x 48 cm
Pages: 25
Pictures: 25 (a choice between two images every month)
Extra features: spiral binding, shrink-wrapped and dispatched in a cardboard box
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Motorsport Classic 2017



McKlein’s “Motorsport Classic 2017” calendar offers you the chance to travel in time to the wildest days of motor sport history. The high-quality black-and-white calendar features 25 incredible racing and rallying images from the 1950s, 60s and 70s – a long bygone but well-loved era – thus bringing famous moments of the sport’s history back to life. Every month, this McKlein calendar gives you the choice of two images taken from Formula One, sports car races and international rallying. These include Graham Hill getting a lift on the engine cover of Jim Clark’s Formula 2 Lotus, Ford GT40s and Porsche 910s approaching the first corner on the airfield of Vienna-Aspern side by side, and the burning Mini Cooper of Rauno Aaltonen on the 1962 Monte Carlo Rally, just three examples of the moments in time captured in this calendar. All the pictures come with a short description of these unique moments from days gone by.
Technical details:
Size: 67 x 48 cm
Number of pages: 26
Images: 25 (a choice between two images each month)
Extras: Spiral binding, shrink-wrapped and sent to you in a special cardboard box
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Rally History 2017



For 2017, McKlein is launching a new calendar series aimed at rallying aficionados. It is named “Rally History”. This wall calendar comes in a 67 x 48 centimetre format and shows a mixture of both rare and well-known images from the McKlein archive in a size and quality never seen before. For its first year, McKlein has chosen the theme “Group B”. Twenty-five spectacular colour images show the Group B supercars in action including the Audi Sport Quattro E2, Peugeot 205 T16 and Lancia Delta S4. These photos not only give a feeling of the titanic fight for glory between these fearsome machines but also highlight the unique atmosphere of a wild and fascinating rally era. Re-live the harshness of the Safari, the crazy crowds of Portugal and the beauty of the Sanremo Rally with this high-quality product. Just like all other McKlein wall calendars, “Rally History” offers the choice between two very different images each month.

Technical details:
Size: 67 x 48 cm
Number of pages: 26 (a choice between two images each month)
Images: 25 in colour
Extras: Spiral binding, shrink-wrapped and sent to you in a special cardboard box
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2017 Desktop Rally Calendar – History meets
the Present




In 2017, McKlein’s “Desktop Rally Calendar” will be a proven concept in a new design. For the very first time, it will come with a spiral binding and its own purpose designed stand thus allowing the pages to be turned more easily. Apart from that, the familiar desk accessory stays with its proven theme “History meets the Present” and gives you the choice between a modern and a historic image every two weeks. From the Mini Cooper to the VW Polo R WRC, from Sandro Munari to Sébastien Ogier, from the adventurous Safari Rallies to today’s high-speed fests in Finland and Poland, every era in rallying’s rich history has produced iconic cars, drivers and events. And this calendar has examples of them all. At the same time, it offers a great mixture of action, technical and atmospheric shots – from the 1960s right up to today.
Technical details:
Size: 11.5 x 14 cm
Pages: 58
Pictures: 56 (a choice between an historic image and one from current rallying every two weeks)
Extras: Spiral binding and a purpose designed stand
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Peter Falk – 33 Years of Porsche Rennsport
and Development




Peter Falk and Porsche, 33 years of passion and devotion: As their race director and one of the leading figures in their experimental department, Peter Falk contributed significantly to the character of the sports cars from Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen – both on the race track and on the road.
From the first 901 right through to the very last air-cooled Type 993, every Porsche 911 bears the signature of Peter Falk. He joined the company in 1959 and quickly rose through the ranks to head various testing departments. In the mid-sixties, Falk also took over the tactical and technical leadership of the factory’s “Rennsport” team. In 1981, he was appointed as race director and led Porsche throughout its most successful era of competition. “His” team won at Le Mans, became World Sports Car Champions, conquered the Paris-Dakar Rally, and was victorious in Formula 1 with the TAG Turbo engine. In this book, Peter Falk tells of his years with Porsche. A highly respected person in the world of engineering, he relates how it all began at Porsche – when race drivers and engineers huddled together in a shepherd’s hut at Weissach to discuss suspensions, what the Porsche crew experienced during endless testing adventures in both the Arctic Circle and the Sahara, how the race cars at Le Mans roared to the start over country roads, and how a test drive with a Porsche 908 almost cost him his life. He shares his views on every Porsche race car, from the 904 Carrera GTS to the 962C, and describes the race drivers who competed during his reign: Hans Herrmann, Jacky Ickx, Vic Elford, Derek Bell, Hans-Joachim Stuck and Jochen Mass to name just a few. Falk provides a good, long look into the inner workings of Porsche. Peter Falk shared his personal Porsche stories and fascinating insights with the author Wilfried Müller. The images in this book come from Peter Falk’s private collection, from the Porsche Historical Archive in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, and from the vast cache at McKlein Photography. Along with the contributions from former colleagues and race drivers, these images and stories give an in-depth portrayal of Peter Falk’s 33 years with Porsche.
Technical details:
Publisher: Verlag Reinhard Klein GbR
Author: Peter Falk with Wilfried Müller
Format: 24 x 30 cm, hardcover
Pages: 408
Pictures and illustrations: ca. 345 in colour and 196 in black-and-white
Language: English
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The Original Ford GT 101




The Ford GT with chassis number 101 might itself have had a rather unfortunately career, but it was the precursor of Ford’s winning streak at Le Mans in the late 1960s. It all began with Henry Ford II’s idea to win the world’s greatest sports car race and, when Ford’s aim to take over Ferrari failed in 1963, the US automobile giant decided it would build its own sports car. This was the birth of the legendary Ford GT. Less than a year later, Ford brought two cars to the Le Mans Test Weekend – with one of them being chassis 101. Ford had used this very first GT chassis for most of the development work and for the first official presentation of the Ford GT. But during the Le Mans test, Jo Schlesser lost control of the car and destroyed chassis 101 in an unpleasant crash. Almost fifty years later, Ford collector Claude Nahum decided to recreate this very special Ford GT. His copy is so true to the original that it was awarded the prize as the best re-creation in the 2016 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. In this large-format book, author Ed Heuvink tells the full story starting with Ford’s history in motorsport up to the GT project. He explains the role of chassis 101 in detail and reviews the 1964 racing season as well as the later successes of the GT40. Additionally, he details the re-creation of chassis 101. Illustrated with a lot of unseen images and limited to only 999 numbered copies, the book comes in a slip-case and includes a foreword by Henry Ford III, the grandson of Henry Ford II and an introduction by Richard Attwood. It is simply a fantastic addition for the collection of any Ford or sportscar enthusiast.
Technical details:
Author: Ed Heuvink
Foreword: Henry Ford III
Introduction: Richard Attwood
Format: 29 x 29 cm, hardcover in a slipcase
Pages: 158
Pictures and illustrations: 63 in colour and 140 in black-and-white
Language: English
Limited edition of only 999 copies
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Details – Legendary sports cars up close – 1965-1969




Ferrari 330 P4, Ford GT40, Chaparral 2D, Porsche 917, Mirage M1, BMW Monti, Abarth, Alpine, Lola, Maserati, Matra, Serenissima – every one of these sports cars and prototypes is a legend today. In the sixties, they epitomised the ultimate frontier of what was technically possible – and what at times proved impossible. In the quest for critical tenths of seconds the number of horses grew to unimagined dimensions. Aerodynamics became the catchcry, with engineers inventing some formidable tricks in the wind tunnels. Tubular frames, monocoques and even brake discs were created from increasingly exotic materials.The mission was the World and European Championships at famed races like Le Mans and Daytona as well as the classics at Monza, Spa, on the Nürburgring and in the mountains.This book delves into the details of more than 60 exceptional race cars that tackled the World Sportscar Championship and the explosive sprints of the European Hill Climb Championship between 1965 and 1969. From the Abarth 1600 OT to the Porsche 917, they all reveal their stories embellished by almost 400 by now largely unpublished photos. “Details – Legendary sports cars up close” is a declaration of love to these automotive treasures and their extreme technologies that are revealed by taking a very close look under the aluminium or plastic bodies.
Technical details:
Publisher: McKlein Publishing / Verlag Reinhard Klein GbR
Author: Wilfried Müller
Format: 29 x 29 cm, hardcover in a slipcase
Pictures: ca. 70 in colour and 265 in black-and-white
Pages: 400
Language: English & German
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Jim Clark – Racing hero




Though it is fifty years since he gained his two Formula 1 World Championship titles, the interest in Jim Clark has not waned. The Scotsman is still regarded as one of the best Grand Prix drivers ever. Even during his first motor races on old airfields in Scotland, Clark’s incredible skill behind the wheel was already evident and, from then on, his professional career only took an upward turn.Just four years after his first motor race, Clark climbed onto the podium at Le Mans and made his Formula 1 debut driving a Lotus. In the decade that followed, Clark and his mentor, Colin Chapman, conquered the very pinnacles of single-seater racing with Clark winning the F1 World Championship twice and the Indy 500 once. All in all, he claimed more than one hundred victories at the wheel of a Lotus.This 400-page book from McKlein does not just tell the story of Clark’s extraordinary racing career, it also portrays his personal life from A to Z. Author Graham Gauld followed the career of the Scotsman right from its very beginning. He has filled the roles of friend, photographer and reporter, and thus spent innumerable hours with Clark. For this book, Gauld has replayed his old audio tapes and selected his best photographs from those days. In addition to that, this lavishly illustrated book contains many rare images from various well-known archives thus helping to complete an intimate portrait of a true sporting champion.
Technical details:
Publisher: McKlein Publishing / Verlag Reinhard Klein GbR
Foreword: Kurt Ahrens
Author: Graham Gauld
Format: 29 x 29 cm, hardcover in a slipcase
Illustrations: 72 in colour, 253 in B&W
Pages: 400
Language: English & German
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Jacky Ickx – Mister Le Mans, and much more




Very few drivers have competed in sports car racing, Formula One and rally-raids and even fewer have been successful in all three. In a motor sport career spanning some forty years, Jacky Ickx has never failed to surprise whether it be behind the wheel of a 200 mph Porsche 956 at Le Mans or a Formula One Ferrari, or even in a Mercedes G-Wagen on the Paris-Dakar.This comprehensive account of the career of Jacky Ickx takes us from his first races with Ford Lotus Cortinas and Mustangs through to his Formula One career where he drove, among others, for Ferrari, Brabham and Lotus. It covers his amazing record of six outright wins at the Le Mans 24 Hours – hence the nickname of ‚Mister Le Mans‘ – and many other endurance sports car races with Ford and Porsche. Finally, it deals with his success with Mercedes, Porsche, Peugeot and Citroën on desert events like Paris-Dakar.The 256-page book also features over 200 photographs of Ickx’s career from the McKlein archive, the majority of which have not previously been published. There is also testimony from many of his contemporaries – including team-mate Mario Andretti – to the ability of this Belgian star.
Technical details:
Publisher: McKlein Publishing / Verlag Reinhard Klein GbR
Foreword: Mario Andretti
Author: Ed Heuvink
Format: 24.5 x 30 cm, hardcover
Illustrations: 110 in colour, 115 in B&W
Pages: 256
Language: English & German
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Group 2 – The genesis of world rallying




After featuring the legendary eras of Group B and Group 4 rallying, McKlein Publishing has now dedicated a book to the early years of the sport. “Group 2 – The genesis of world rallying” is a comprehensive review of the 1950s and 1960s. Then rallying was a big adventure, capable of capturing the imagination and enthusiasm of a Europe that was rediscovering its romance with the motorcar. Rallies like the Monte Carlo, the Liège-Rome-Liège, the Acropolis, the RAC and the Rallye des Alpes were the jewels in the diadem of the sport. And new challenges arose like the East African Safari, the 1000 Lakes and the Tour de Corse.All these events tested the crews that entered them to the very limits of speed and endurance. If the cars were less sophisticated than those we are familiar with in the 21st century, the skills to drive them quickly were perhaps of a higher order. Certainly the stars of rallying from the period of this book are still well-known names sixty years later – for example, Erik Carlsson, Timo Mäkinen, Paddy Hopkirk, Eugen Böhringer, Jean-Pierre Nicolas and Pat Moss. The same applies to the legendary cars that changed the sport such as the Mercedes 220SEb, Mini Cooper, Porsche 911, Lancia Fulvia and Alpine-Renault A110.“Group 2 – The genesis of world rallying” is the first complete review of the sport in the period 1946 to 1972. Over 256 pages, author John Davenport, who was part of that era as a co-driver and journalist, tells the story of the evolution of a sport from being largely something for amateurs to one that was fully professional. It was a time of growth, excitement and adventure and is covered here by comprehensive annual reviews, interesting features – such as a report on the great long distance rallies of that era – and results from all rounds of the European Championship and the International Championship for Makes. All this is accompanied by the greatest McKlein images from that era.Technical details:

Authors: John Davenport and Reinhard Klein

Format: 24,5 x 30 cm, Hardcover

Photos: 419

Number of pages: 256

Texts: English

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McRae, just Colin




Colin McRae, the 1995 World Rally Champion, was the most spectacular rally
driver. His natural speed and win-or-bust approach made him the favourite
of rally fans worldwide. The word McRae became superfluous in the end,
Colin was… just Colin. On rally stages, the words: „Colin’s coming?“ meant
one thing – the spectators looked longer, harder and took a cautious step
backwards, just in case. Colin drove for a variety of top teams including
Ford, Citroën, Ferrari, Nissan and Skoda. However this flying-Scotsman is
best remembered for his exploits in blue and yellow Subarus. Away from
driving, Colin brought rallying to a younger generation as the figurehead
of a successful computer game bearing his name. Colin McRae had two well
known sayings, one being: „If in doubt, flat out“ and the other: „We’re
here for a good time, not a long time.“ Sadly the latter became all too
true, when on September 15, 2007 the 39-year-old Scot was killed instantly
in a helicopter accident.This book details the real Colin McRae, from his humble beginnings to global
fame through world championship success. It explains his natural talent,
flamboyant driving style and epic wins as well as his rivalries, friendships
and spectacular crashes. This book uncovers every aspect of Colin’s
character, with a collection of personal stories, told by family and friends
who knew him best. And there are the previously untold stories, like the
time Prince William asked to meet the Scot. Just Colin provides a rare
insight into McRae’s infectious personality. McKlein Photography, and in
particular another Colin [McMaster], worked closely with McRae throughout
his rally career. The best of McKlein’s photo archive has been used to
lavishly illustrate all these fascinating stories. Much of the private and
behind-the-scenes photography shown in this book has never previously been
published.Technical details:Authors: Colin McMaster & David Evans

Foreword: Alister McRae

Format: 24,5 x 30 cm

Number of pages: 256

Pictures: 332 in colour and 9 black-and-white

Texts: English

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Targa Florio – 1953-1973




The Targa Florio occupies a unique place in the history of motor sport. It
was the sheer challenge of racing in some of the world’s fastest sport cars
on the narrow mountain roads of Sicily that has ensured the Targa Florio an
honoured place in motor racing’s unofficial Hall of Fame.Held for the first time in 1906, it was in 1955 that the Targa Florio
became a round of the World Sportscar Championship and that same year it
was won by Stirling Moss and Peter Collins in a works Mercedes 300 SLR. Up
until the last race was held in 1977, famous names such as Wolfgang Graf
Berghe von Trips, Hans Herrmann, Graham Hill, Vic Elford, Brian Redman and
Jo Siffert were winners on the Italian island and, for car marques such as
Porsche or Ferrari, it was one of the highlights of the season.In this new 400-page, large format book from McKlein Publishing, author Ed
Heuvink takes the reader back to re-live the post-war action in this amazing
race with the help of hundreds of photographs taken from the archives of
Bernard Cahier, LAT and McKlein. In addition to the year-by-year reports
from 1955 to 1973 there is an A-to-Z of iconic cars, places, drivers and
unique features of the Targa – like the practice on open roads. All these
are presented with unique large-format photographs including many colour
images going right back to 1955. Short, informative texts also explain the
specialities of the event and some of the old heroes share their memories.
The foreword is by Nino Vaccarella – the ‚Professor‘ – a schoolmaster from
Palermo who won the Targa Florio on three occasions (1965, 1971 and 1975)
and is a true Targa Florio hero.Technical details:

Foreword: Nino Vaccarella

Author: Ed Heuvink

Pictures: McKlein, LAT & Bernard Cahier

Format: 29 x 29 cm, hardcover in a slipcase

Pages: 400

Language: English, German, Italian

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24h Nürburgring – Die Geschichte der ersten 40 Rennen




Twenty-four hours at full speed on the Green Hell – every year, this unique
challenge lures some hundreds of thousands of motor sport fans to the
Nürburgring. No other motor sport event attracts as many drivers and
spectators as does the 24 Hours Nürburgring on the Nordschleife. Since its
creation in 1970, the race has been marked by contrasts: young drivers
against older ones, professionals against amateurs, and touring cars against
sports cars. And dialled into those equations is the unpredictable and
unforgiving weather of the Eifel. This endurance race on the most beautiful
and the most difficult circuit in the World occasionally discovered new
rising stars, but also shattered the dreams of many others. But for sure,
those 24 hours were never boring.This official book covers the complete history of the 24 Hours Nürburgring,
from its first race in 1970, to the latest one in 2012. The authors of the
book are well-known in motor sport publishing. Wilfried Müller and Jörg
Ufer describe the evolution of the most popular race in Germany, from its
creation to what it is today. They tell fascinating inside stories of the
race and feature the drivers who helped to make this race a true legend,
men like Volker Strycek, Walter Röhrl, or Olaf Manthey and his incredible
team. Furthermore, this lavishly illustrated book also contains the complete
results of the forty races held since the creation of the event.Technical details:Authors: Wilfried Müller and Jörg Ufer

Format: 23.5 x 31.5 cm, hardback

Illustration: ca. 600 in colour and B&W

Pages: 304

Language: German

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Toivonen – Finlands fastest family




When rally fans hear the name Toivonen, they immediately think of
breathtaking performances and glorious victories. But it is also hard to
forget the accident on the 1986 Tour de Corse that took the lives of Henri
Toivonen and his co-driver Sergio Cresto and which eventually brought Group
B rallying to an end. Henri was one of the most exceptional rally drivers
in history. His inspiring performances in the Talbot Sunbeam Lotus, Opel
Ascona 400, Porsche 911 SCRS and Lancia Rally 037 are all well-remembered.
But it was the Lancia Delta S4 that really showcased Henri’s ability with
victories in the RAC and Monte Carlo rallies, the latter twenty years after
his father’s own triumph in the Principality.This book tells the fascinating story of the Toivonen family in rallying
and racing. It starts with father Pauli’s heroic drives in the 1950s and
1960s, including winning the European Rally title of 1968 at the wheel of a
Porsche 911. It moves on to include the first exploits of the next
generation on frozen lakes right up to the contrasting careers and fortunes
of Henri and brother Harri in motor sport. Author Esa Illoinen immersed
himself deeply in the Toivonen family history and spoke to innumerable
friends and witnesses of those days. Amongst them were with Pauli’s widow,
Ulla, Henri’s widow, Erja, and even Henri’s 95-year old English teacher.
The result is an intimate and touching portrait of Finland’s fastest family,
wonderfully illustrated by the best images from the inexhaustible McKlein
archive.Technical details:Author: Esa Illoinen

Photography: Reinhard Klein / McKlein

Format: 24.5 x 30 cm, hardcover

Pages: ca. 224

Languages: English & German

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Walter Röhrl – Aufschrieb Evo 2




Walter Röhrl, the double World Rally Champion of 1980 and 1982, is still
today one of the most famous sportsmen in Germany. His name is forever
associated with rallying and exciting cars like the Audi Sport Quattro E2.
For the last twenty years or more he has been representing and working as
test driver for Porsche. The best selling edition of „Walter Röhrl –
Aufschrieb“ from 2002 told the full story of the prodigiously successful
driver from Regensburg. Now Röhrl and his co-author, Wilfried Müller, have
reworked and adapted that edition.“Walter Röhrl – Aufschrieb Evo 2″ has a completely new layout with more
than 40% of new texts and 90% of new pictures. It also contains new chapters
containing stories as retold by key figures in his competition career like
Christian Geistdörfer, Dieter Basche and Karl-Heinz Goldstein. The new
edition also has a 16-page chapter that includes reproductions of original
documents from the Sanremo Rally 1985 – the sole victory of the monstrous
Audi Sport Quattro E2 that came in the hands of Walter Röhrl. This upgraded
and almost new edition of Walter Röhrl’s biography is for sure something
that every fan of Röhrl and of motor sport will treasure.Technical details:Authors: Walter Röhrl & Wilfried Müller

Photographs: Reinhard Klein / McKlein

Format: 24 x 30 cm, Hardcover

Pages: 272

Illustrtaions: 224 colour and 112 black-and-white images, plus 31 original
documents

Language: German

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Group 4 – From Stratos to Quattro




Most rally fans still have fond memories of the 70s. It was a time when
heroes like Walter Röhrl, Sandro Munari, and Markku Alén were driving in
full drifts with opposite lock and when the Stratos filled whole ralleys
with its unique sound. The great years of Group 4 supremacy were
spectacular, adventurous and especially diverse. A dozen or so manufacturers
built cars that were able to win WRC rallies.Group 4 saw sports cars like Alpines and Porsche 911s compete against
saloons like the Ford Escort, Opel Kadett or Fiat 131 until finally the
revolutionary Quattro came and took rallying to the next level. In the book
„Group 4 – From Stratos to Quattro“, authors John Davenport and Reinhard
Klein describe the history of these legendary rally cars, they review the
first WRC years from 1973 to 1982 and tell some of the stories from that
wild and tough era.Technical details:Authors: John Davenport and Reinhard Klein

Format: 24,5 x 30 cm

Photos: 278 in colour and 119 in black and white

Number of pages: 256

Language: English

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Group B – The rise and fall of rallyings wildest cars




A proven content presented in a new guise: The new edition of this standard
work comes in the smaller format of 24.5 x 30cms and with just one language
per book. This gave the authors Reinhard Klein and John Davenport the chance
to include even more fascinating images from rallying’s wildest period when
limits were seemingly non-existent. To this day, many fans still consider
Group B to be the epitome of madness on wheels. Never since that era have
engineers had such enormous freedom to create extreme rally cars as they did
during that fantastic period of the early 1980s.This book tells the story of all the cars developed within Group B, from the
Quattros to the outstanding Lancias and Peugeots and to the exotic sports
cars from Porsche and Mazda. But all the technical development came to a
head in the year 1986, when the euphoria somehow turned into an ungovernable
risk. The mischief of engineers, rally organisers, motor sport politicians
and fans led to tragic accidents that finally resulted in Group B cars being
banned from international rallies.John Davenport, rally-journalist and author of several books on rallying,
experienced this era first-hand, as he was Motorsport Director of Austin
Rover at the time. His comprehensive knowledge takes the reader on a journey
into the fascinating world of these hi-tech rally cars and offers an
authoritative insight into the power struggles going on behind the scenes.

The book is filled with photographs from the archive of well known
rally-photographer Reinhard Klein. They show to best effect the technical
details of the cars, the slightly crazy ambiance of the time as well as
plenty of action from the special stages.Technical details:

Authors: John Davenport and Reinhard Klein

Format: 24,5 x 30 cm

Photos: 465 in colour and 20 in black-and-white

Number of pages: 256

Language: English

A german version of this book is also available:
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Group B – The Owner’s Edition




For us, working on the „Owner’s Edition“ means unconditional dedication to
the subject matter and will result not just in another Group B book, but in
the „ultimate“ one. Our goal is to let you immerse yourself as deeply into
the world of Group B as we do right now.What about the fascination of these dangerous days and crazy stories from
an era when anything was possible: Did you know that Audi was planning a
direct refuelling system for the Safari Rally using a light aircraft,
similar to the US air force system, just to avoid having to actually stop
for fuel? What about the chassis numbers, how many of each car was really
made, and where were they used? Why did a few people get very rich from
Group B and a few went to jail? We try to bring the true stories to light.The authors will be the best journalists and photographers in each country
telling the stories which only now, twenty years later, can be told and
showing things you have never seen before. Our McKlein archive alone has so
much unpublished shots from that era, that pictorially this book will be
totally unique. We also want to show you those Group B cars with which you
are unfamiliar and present images of all Group B cars on large pages in a
BIG format so that you can see all the detail.

This will be the ultimate book for the people who like these cars, or who
restore or collect them, and want to know and see more about Group B
rallying. For these people we plan to make the „Owner’s Edition“ – a book
without any compromise or limitations.Technical details:

1.008 pages (2×504 pages), 568.647 words

2 volumes in a high-quality slip case

book cover in linen and leather

extra thick, high quality, semi-gloss paper

each volume will be individually numbered on an engraved aluminium plate

dimensions: 36 x 36 x 14.5 cms

total weight: 12 kgs

3106 pictures, 376 statistics and 210 original documents and drawings

texts in English and German

limited to 500 numbered copies worldwide

each book is hand-signed by Hannu Mikkola, Stig Blomqvist, Timo Salonen,
Juha Kankkunen, Walter Röhrl, Markku Alén and the authors John Davenport and
Reinhard Klein

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