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The off-screen friendships and the drama of filming Steve Mcqueen’s epic motoring movie, Le Mans, are perfectly captured in this fascinating 216-page tome authored by the film’s supporting lead, Siegfried Rauch (with the support of Hans Hamer) and subsequently released by German publisher, Delius Klasing, in partnership with the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart. Compiled shortly before Rauch’s death in 2018, the heavyweight hardback is jam-packed full of never-before-seen photographs of Mcqueen and Rauch’s time together, both on the set of the movie and away from Circuit de la Sarthe, notably at Rauch’s home, where the Mcqueen family were regular visitors. The pair’s friendship continued long after the cameras stopped rolling, as demonstrated by personal correspondence Rauch shares from Mcqueen, dating from the period the two were making Le Mans, all the way to the King of Cool’s untimely death in 1980. Additionally, Rauch talks about the impact of Porsche’s first overall win at Le Mans, half-captured on film when Mcqueen’s 908/02 camera car was shooting live action during the race itself. Letters from Solar Productions (Mcqueen’s film company), plus movie call sheets, input from stunt co-ordinators and professional racing drivers, as well as reproduction movie brochures and images of Rauch’s personal collection of Le Mans memorabilia, make this a must-have addition to the bookshelf of any classic Porsche and cinema fanatic.
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