Gulf 917: Regular Hardbound Edition
Gulf 917:  Regular Hardbound Edition by Jay Gillotti
Alternative Views:

Our Price: $150.00
You'll earn 20 points

Availability: Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days

Description Newsfeed Book Reviews

Gulf 917
Regular Hardbound Edition
Jay Gillotti


Gulf 917 author, Jay Gillotti.

The Porsche 917 is one of the most successful and iconic racing cars of all time, thanks in part to its starring role in the Steve McQueen film, Le Mans. This volume presents a detailed chassis-by-chassis and race-by-race history of the Porsche 917s raced by the John Wyer/Gulf team. The book includes the history leading to the 917 and the partnership between Porsche, Gulf and JW Automotive Engineering. The cars profiled in the book were instrumental in Porsche’s taking of the 1970 and 1971 World Sportscar Championship titles as the Gulf-Porsche 917s won 11 of the 17 championship races entered.

Written with assistance from JWAE Chief Engineer, John Horsman, the book includes scans of his original race data sheets. The book also includes numerous rarely seen photos, many from Porsche’s archive. Detailed post-Gulf histories are presented for each car. Relive the exploits of driving legends Jo Siffert, Pedro Rodriguez and teammates Brian Redman, Leo Kinnunen, Derek Bell and Jackie Oliver as they race the Gulf 917s on the fast tracks of an evocative motorsport era.

Follow us on Facebook for photos, excerpts and information about the release of this title!

Porsche Gulf 917 Racing History & Jay Gilloti's New Book
Author Biography
Jay Gillotti, Originally from Danbury, Connecticut, Jay has lived in the Seattle area for the past twenty years. He began studying motor sport history in high school and worked for his father in a VW-Audi dealership. He has been a fan of Porsche and the 917 ever since seeing Steve McQueen’s film Le Mans as a youngster. After graduating from the University of Connecticut, Jay spent nearly 30 years in the corporate relocation industry before retiring at the end of 2016. He’s a musician and songwriter with self-produced albums available at

Jay was a contributor to motorsport-related books by Michael Keyser (A French Kiss with Death), Christopher Hilton (1982), Brian Redman (Daring Drivers, Deadly Tracks) and Ryan Snodgrass (Turbo 3.0). He is a Porsche Club of America member and contributor to the PCA magazine, Panorama. He has moderated presentations by Brian Redman, John Horsman and Vic Elford for the Porsche Club. Gulf 917 is the result of three decades and more spent researching and gathering information on the Porsche 917, the golden age of sports car racing and the work of JW Automotive Engineering.

Jay and his wife, Debbi, live near the shores of Lake Washington and enjoy looking after three adorable Siamese-Balinese cats. .

Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 9 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 A must have for the Porsche 917 aficionado July 1, 2023
Reviewer: Kirk Sealls from Bellevue, WA United States  
Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of this book before it goes out of print! The amount of detail is staggering, including scans of original race data sheets from John Horsman (if I recall correctly from a personal conversation I had with Mr. Gillotti, these sheets were the ones his secretary typed up based on his handwritten originals), meticulous original research into the full history of each Gulf chassis - during and after their tenure with team - and more! If your pocket book can manage it, I’d even recommend the publisher’s edition of the book, which includes in its appendices the full collection of John Horsman’s data sheets, rather than a subset.

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Gulf Porsche 917 May 10, 2023
Excellent service! Very high quality book that is well written and supported with fantastic photos, thoroughly enjoyed.  Book was packaged extremely well to ensure no damage during shipping. Very quick shipping, I highly recommend the book and seller! Thank You!

Was this review helpful to you?

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Excellent content and incredible pictures January 12, 2022
Reviewer: JUAN HINESTROSA from Fort Lauderdale, FL United States  
Great book; the author , J. Gellotti, did an amazing job in gathering and penning extensive historic and technical content and information on such an icon of automobile engineering, the 917! Very well done, not to mention the high quality of the pictures and the materials used by the publisher.  Very happy to have it in my library.

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Gulf 917 January 9, 2020
Reviewer: Bradley Gray from Simi Valley, CA United States  
For those that feel the Porsche 917 is one of the best race cars ever, this is your book.  The Gulf livery is timeless being well known today.  The quality of the book is first class.  It is a joy to turn the pages.

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 What a BOOK....! October 14, 2019
Reviewer: Kathy from CANTON, MI United States  
I purchased this book for my husband as a birthday present.  First,  neither of us could believe how heavy it was - I told him it has high quality photos and LOTS of pages :)  Second, the packaging, shipping, communication could not have been better.  A MILLION thank yous!

Was this review helpful to you?

View All Customer Reviews