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Forty Six

The Birth of Porsche Motorsport

The definitive history of one of Porsche’s most beloved and competitive racing champions.
Forty Six tells the unlikely underdog story of the car that scored Porsche’s first racing victories and helped establish their commercial success: the 356/2 063. Beginning at the company’s post-World War II nadir, Bill Wagenblatt illuminates how Porsche rose from the ashes to overcome multiple trials and near-disasters to compete with this vehicle at Le Mans, the Liege-Rome-Liege Rally, and Montlhéry, where they set new racing records in the 1950s. Wagenblatt follows the tale into the twenty-first century, making clear how the 356/2 063 helped set Porsche Motorsport on its way to becoming the juggernaut that we know today. Including a wealth of archival photos and documents that have never been before published, along with a unique look at the car’s US history, Forty Six is the definitive history of one of Porsche’s most beloved and competitive racing champions.

352 pages | 259 color plates, 241 halftones | 11 1/2 x 10

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Table of Contents



The Authors

Forward – Jeff Zwart

Introduction – Cameron Healy

Preface – Present at the Start – Conversations with Herbert Linge
Tony Hatter
Thorsten Klein
Cameron Healy

Section 1 – Europe

Chapter 1 - Porsche The Engineers – Author Randy Leffingwell
Chapter 2 - The Influencers and the Pitch - Author Randy Leffingwell
Chapter 3 - Build/Test - Author Randy Leffingwell
Chapter 4 - 24 Heures Du Mans, 1951 - Author Randy Leffingwell
Chapter 5 - Liege-Rome-Liege/Montlhery – Doug Nye

Section 2 - Racing in America

Chapter 6 - Max Hoffman – Author Sean Cridland
Chapter 7 - John von Neumann – Author Will Edgar
Chapter 8 - The Chuck Forge Era – Author Gary Horstkorta

Part 3 – Rediscovery

Chapter 9 - The Forensic Journey – Authors Rod Emory and Chris Greenwood
Chapter 10 – Restoration – Authors Rod Emory and Chris Greenwood
Chapter 11 - Pebble Beach – Authors Rod Emory and Chris Greenwood
Chapter 12 - Ted7 Photo Shoot

Prologue - Reflections on Porsche Racing Cars – Authors Patrick Long and Bill Wagenblatt

The Editor’s Comments – Bill Wagenblatt


Photo Credits

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