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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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