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GREAT CARS SERIES

 

The most prestigious series of motoring books ever produced. Great cars, great authors, great quality. Each book is devoted to a single, famous car but also sets the scene and covers the drivers and the competition. Each book has 320 pages, over 275 period photographs, new studio photography, 60,000+ words and measures 285 x 235 (11.5in x 9.5in).

Standard Edition

Price: £60.00

Porsche 917

The Autobiography of 917-023

by Ian Wagstaff

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Book about Le Mans 24 Hours winning Porsche 917-023, by Ian Wagstaff.
Royal Automobile Club Shortlist contender for Motoring Book of the Year
Royal Automobile Club Shortlist contender for Motoring Book of the Year

This magnificent book (the second title in our Great Cars series) tells the story of the most important Porsche 917 of all – the one that gave Porsche its first victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Standard (signed) Edition

Price: £60.00

De Luxe edition also available

Jaguar D-type

The Autobiography of XKD 504

by Philip Porter & Chas Parker

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Jaguar D-type - The Autobiography of XKD 504, by Philip Porter and Chas Parker

This superb book tells the story of one of the most historically interesting of all Jaguar D-types – a car that has raced more than any other D-type.

Standard (signed) Edition

Price: £60.00

De Luxe edition also available

Jaguar Lightweight E-type

The Autobiography of 4 WPD

by Philip Porter

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Book cover for Jaguar Lightweight E-type - The Autobiography of 4 WPD, by Philip Porter
Royal Automobile Club Shortlist contender for Motoring Book of the Year

This Great Cars Series book outlines in exhaustive detail the history of the most important competition Jaguar E-type.

Standard (signed) Edition

Price: £60.00

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De Luxe and Collectors' editions are also available

Ferrari 250 GT

Short Wheelbase

The Autobiography of 2119 GT

by Doug Nye

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Ferrari 250 GT Short Wheelbase - The Autobiography of 2119 GT, by Doug Nye

This superb book tells the story of the finest example of a glorious breed of Ferrari, the 250 GT Short Wheelbase, which combined a great engine with a fine chassis and a beautiful body to become one of the most revered Ferraris.

Written by Doug Nye,with three chapters by Ross Brawn

Standard (signed) Edition

Price: £60.00

Read more about Ferrari 250 GT swb 2119 GT, by Doug Nye. Purchase this superb book on the finest breed of Ferrari, the 250 GT Short Wheelbase.

De Luxe (signed) edition

also available

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ERA R4D

The Autobiography of R4D

by J. Mac Hulbert

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ERA R4D - The Autobiography of R4D, by J. Mac Hulbert

Available now!

The famous cars made by ERA (English Racing Automobiles) epitomise British motor racing during the 1930s and have a very special place in the affections of patriotic enthusiasts. This magnificent book tells the story of a uniquely historic example that has competed almost without a break for 80 years and achieved innumerable successes.

Standard (signed) Edition

Price: £60.00

Click here to purchase a standard copy of Maserati 250F - The Autobiography of 2528, by Ian Wagstaff

De Luxe (signed) edition

also available

Maserati 250F

The Autobiography of 2528

by Ian Wagstaff

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Available now!

The Autobiography of 2528. This fabulous ex-Fangio 250F has been owned by the Corner family for many years.

Shortlisted for the RAC Book of the Year

Standard (signed) Edition

Price: £60.00

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De Luxe (signed) edition

also available

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Ferrari 250 GTO

The Autobiography of 4153 GT

by Keith Bluemel

 

Standard (signed) Edition

Price: £60.00

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Ferrari 250 GTO - The Autobiography of 4153 GT, by Keith Bluemel

Available now!

This magnificent book tells the story of a Ferrari 250 GTO with a particularly interesting and varied history.  The car is chassis number 4153 GT and it won the Tour de France - an arduous 10-day race-cum-rally - in the hands of Lucien Bianchi and Georges Berger in 1964.

EXCEPTIONAL CARS SERIES

 

Following the success of the GREAT CARS SERIES, Porter Press has created a new series for exceptional motor cars.

Each book in the series is devoted to just one, very special motor car and is commissioned by the owner.

Titles in the series will be written by renowned authors chosen for their knowledge and expertise.

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Iso Bizzarrini - The remarkable history of A3/C 0222, by Richard Heseltine

Standard edition of Iso Bizzarini - The remarkable history of A3/C0222

The first book in the

Exceptional Cars Series

This book tells the fascinating story of the last and most successful of the Iso AC/3 Grifo race cars from the fabulous period of sports car racing in the mid-1960s. The A3/C was the creation of Giotto Bizzarrini, the engineer who developed the famed Ferrari 250 GTO. In its short but varied racing career, which included outings with two Grand Prix drivers, ‘222’ showed itself to be one of the world’s fastest racing sports and GT cars, its top speed on the Mulsanne straight at Le Mans, nearly 190mph, bettered only by the 7-litre Ford GT Mk II. This book celebrates the life of ‘222’ and the against-the-odds efforts of Bizzarrini, a genius with the ambition to produce the best GT race car of its era.

NEW!

Price: £30.00

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“This is a great story, well told and a fine introduction to the new Exceptional Cars series from Porter Press. The fantastic period photos, complemented by some beautifully detailed modern studio shots, are just another bonus.” Classic Car Weekly

 

“A technical chapter outlines the design and construction, while a photo gallery of the restored car rounds off an entertaining
auto-biography, nicely presented with many fine photos... GC” MotorSport

 

128 pages, 240 x 280mm, over 100 photos including period and stunning studio shots. This series is priced at a very reasonable £30.

 

 

Other Exceptional Cars titles: Jaguar XK 120 JWK 651 a car with an extraordinary history, including Le Mans, RAC Rally, Mille Miglia and record-breaking with Moss, and AC Cobra, featuring the prototype and Chassis Numbers One and Two.

NEW!

Available now!

Stirling Moss - The Definitive Biography, Volume 1, by Philip Porter.  A fabulous and definitive biography on Sir Stirling Moss.

Debunking myths, correcting many mistakes and adding much new information, including previously unrecorded races, this is probably the most deeply researched motoring biography ever written.

This book is no dry account. It is spiced with humour, tragedy and period flavour with liberal doses of quotes from Moss himself and his contemporaries, many of whom Porter has interviewed over the years.

Purchase Stirling Moss - The Definitive Biography, Volume 1, by Philip Porter
The International Historic Motoring Awards 2016

Stirling Moss - The Definitive Biography, Volume 1,
by Philip Porter

'Book of the Month' in Octane who stated:

 

“Hearing this hardback thump onto the Octane review desk was a little disconcerting: it's not so much a brick, more a concrete breezeblock of a biography. Then we started reading... and were entranced...

 

“Moss offers his biographer the massive advantage that he kept detailed diaries and scrapbooks, which means that the minutiae of his daily life were always thoroughly recorded. It's this insight into his personal life that is really fascinating...

NEW!

This is the story of how one man completely restored his XK 120 roadster, transforming it from dereliction into a thoroughly beautiful example of this iconic sports car. He also took the time to investigate and incorporate numerous detail improvements, making the car even more usable and practical for today’s roads, some 65 years after it was built.

Add this book to my shopping cart Jaguar XK DIY Restoration & Maintenance, by Bob Exelby.  A detailed story of how one man completely restored his XK 120 roadster.

Jaguar XK DIY Restoration & Maintenance, by Bob Exelby

Jaguar Design

A Story of Style

 

People * Process * Projects

Price: £75.00

One ingredient is common to every Jaguar – style.

 

Arguably a greater proportion of people have more passion for Jaguar than for any other car manufacturer. And the reason for this passion is style. Being more than merely functional motor cars, Jaguars stir the blood.

 

People like their Mercedes, BMW, Audi or Lexus, but they love their Jaguar!

Signed by Nick Hull

(signed copies only available direct from us)

by Nick Hull

Foreword by Ian Callum

Jaguar Design - A Story of Style, by Nick Hull.  Forword by Ian Callum
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Saving Jaguar by John Egan

Saving Jaguar by John Egan.  A detailed account by Sir John Egan of how Jaguar was reborn.

Price: £24.95

This book tells the story of how John Egan gradually overcame the odds and, piece by piece, rebuilt this great company, winning over the workforce, the overseas dealers and, most important of all, the customers. Working with Margaret Thatcher and her Government, Egan and his team of managers overcame every obstacle, every set-back, every challenge.

Signed by Sir John Egan

(signed copies only available direct from us)

Latest Porter Press International News

Stirling Moss, The Definitive Biography, Vol 1 short-listed for 'Book of the Year' – Great Cars GTO book available now – The Le Mans Collection currently with the printers – Exceptional Cars book on AC Cobra to feature first three Cobras – Great Cars Monza Alfa scheduled for launch in March – 7 Great Cars books in 2017 – Watch this space for new YouTube channel

Great Cars Series - Limited Edition books

Beautifully hand-bound in leather, with silver gilt edging and an aluminium stamped 'chassis plate' on the cover, the 100 numbered de Luxe copies of each Great Cars book are bound to become collectors' items. The following, which are signed by the author(s), are now available but when they are gone, they are gone!

 

Lightweight Esigned by Brian Redman

Porsche 917 signed by Richard Attwood

Jaguar D-typesigned by Norman Dewis OBE

Ferrari 250 GT SWBsigned by Ross Brawn

Maserati 250F - signed by Neil Corner, Adolfo Orsi, Ian Wagstaff

ERA R4D - signed by J.Mac Hulbert, Julian Bronson,
Duncan Ricketts & Brian Fidler

Ferrari 250 GTO - signed by Keith Bluemel

de Luxe edition of Jaguar D-type - The Autobiography of XKD 504 de Luxe edition of ERA R4D.  Copies of this edition are all signed by J. Mac Hulbert, Julian Bronson, Duncan Ricketts & Brian Fidler

Featured Author

Ian Wagstaff

 

Ian Wagstaff began writing motor racing reports in the early 1970s, having started work in the production department of ‘Motor Sport’ magazine. He went on to become Press Officer at Silverstone circuit towards the end of that decade. He has been a freelance journalist since 1986, writing for The Economist Intelligence Unit and Financial Times Automotive Division as well as the motor racing press.

 

Ian has twice won the Guild of Motoring Writers’ Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy as well as its Pierre Dreyfus award, and he has also received the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association’s ‘Book of the Year’ award. He is particularly intrigued by both endurance and Indy car racing and has written books about the Le Mans 24 Hours and the Indianapolis 500. As an antidote to motor racing, he is an amateur French horn player.

Porsche 917

The Autobiography of 917-023

by Ian Wagstaff

The Alan Fearnley Cartoon Collection

Alan Fearnley is one of the world’s leading motoring artists.  In 2008, Porter Press International was proud to publish a book of his paintings, The Automotive Art of Alan Fearnley, which encompasses a variety of automotive subjects from the great Silver Arrows of the ’30s to the sports racers of the ’50s to gentler scenes spanning many decades.

 

As an XK owner, Alan contributed a series of very amusing cartoons to the XK Club some years ago. The originals hang in Philip Porter’s private museum. A number of members spotted them recently and asked if they were for sale. They were not but they are now!

Fabulous collection of cartoons by Alan Fearnley

Who Do You Think You Are? Stirling Moss

Buy this cheeky T-Shirt, featuring the favourite slogan of traffic policemen everywhere!

 

Celebs we have captured sporting Sir Stirling’s fab blue T-shirt with light blue text include:

 

  • F1 racer, Jenson Button
  • National Treasure, Murray Walker
  • Lady Susie Moss
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