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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 285mm x 235mm (11.5in x 9.5in).

Maserati 250F

The Autobiography of 2528

by Ian Wagstaff

Maserati 250F - The Autobiography of 2528, by Ian Wagstaff

Shortlisted for the

RAC Book of the Year 2016

Great Cars book - Maserati 250F by Ian Wagstaff - find out more

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Some of our other Great Cars titles:

 

Jaguar Lightweight E-type – the autobiography of 49 FXN – the text on this beautiful car, beneficiary of an aerodynamic makeover by Dr Samir Klat.
Due out in June

 

Jaguar C-type (a seriously important works car) is being written by Chas Parker and Philip Porter.
 
Publication Summer 2017

 

GT40 – the autobiography of 1075 ­– we are thrilled to report that 1075, the double Le Mans winner, has joined our Great Cars line-up. Ray Hutton will tell its story, and we aim to publish before the end of 2017.

NEW!

Available now!

Find out more about Stirling Moss - the Definitive Biography 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.

The International Historic Motoring Awards 2016

'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...

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

Click here for more information on the Le Mans Model Collection. Add The Le Mans Model Collection 1949 - 2009 to my shopping cart

NEW!

The Le Mans Model Collection 1949 - 2009 (three-book set)

£200 (set of three)

Over 9,000 colour photographs plus 61 commissioned paintings and 23 period photos

Trilogy of books containing over 3000 model cars that raced at Le Mans from 1949 - 2009.

de Luxe Edition
£675
(set of three)

Add The de Luxe Le Mans Model Collection 1949 - 2009 to my shopping cart

This trilogy of books contains a remarkable collection of models which is the property of the N Collection and comprises every single car that raced at Le Mans between 1949 and 2009 – over 3,000 cars.

 

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

NEW!

More information on the Iso Bizzarini book

£30

The first book in the

Exceptional Cars Series

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Jaguar XK 120 - The remarkable history of JWK 651, by Chas Parker & Philip Porter

The second book in the Exceptional Cars Series - Jaguar XK 120 - The remarkable history of JWK 651

NEW!

More information on the Jaguar XK 120 book by Chas Parker & Philip Porter.

£30

The second book in the

Exceptional Cars Series

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Jaguar XK DIY Restoration & Maintenance, by Bob Exelby

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.

Jaguar XK DIY book information

£35

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For one month only, buy a copy of Jaguar XK DIY – Restoration & Maintenance (£35) and receive a copy of the 124-page XK60 Souvenir programme absolutely free.

Jaguar Design

A Story of Style

 

People * Process * Projects

£75

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!

The Jaguar Design book was shortlisted in 2015 for The International Motoring Awards, Publication of the Year

by Nick Hull

Foreword by Ian Callum

Click here to purchase a copy of Jaguar Design - A Story of Style by Nick Hull Jaguar Design - A Story of Style, by Nick Hull.  Forword by Ian Callum

Signed by Nick Hull

(signed copies only available direct from us)

Click for more information on the Jaguar Design book by Nick Hull
Saving Jaguar by John Egan.  A detailed account by Sir John Egan of how Jaguar was reborn.

£24.95

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Images and page spread from Saving Jaguar by Sir John Egan

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)

Porter Press International - Book News

Can now be revealed: second Exceptional Cars book is available – a double Le Mans-winning GT40 joins the Great Cars list – three Great Cars books almost there – work on Gordon Murray book progressing apace – autumn publication planned for first

in Great Car Collections series – de Luxe edition of latest Great Cars book very well received – an avalanche of seven new Great Cars and three new Exceptional Cars books poised to arrive in 2017

 

GREAT CARS

 

GT40 – the autobiography of 1075 ­– we are thrilled to report that 1075, the double Le Mans winner, has joined our Great Cars line-up. Ray Hutton will tell its story, and we aim to publish before the end of 2017.

 

Ferrari 250 GTO - the autobiography of 4153 GT – the de Luxe edition of the book about the Tour de France winner is on sale now, complete with slipcase and cover designed by co-owner Daniela Ellerbrock to reflect the car’s racing colours.

 

Jaguar Lightweight E-type – the autobiography of 49 FXN – the text on this beautiful car, beneficiary of an aerodynamic makeover by Dr Samir Klat, is nearly finished. The book is due out in June.

 

Jaguar C-type – the autobiography of XKC 051 – the story of the car that won the 1953 Le Mans 24 Hours is nearly complete. Read about its life racing across Europe and America later this summer.

 

Lotus 18 – the autobiography of 912 – Ian Wagstaff is working hard telling the story of the car driven by Stirling Moss to Grand Prix victory at Monaco and the Nürburgring.

 

Other Great Cars titles progressing nicely: Monza Alfa, Daytona Cobra, Bugatti T50, Bugatti T53 and Bugatti T59.

 

EXCEPTIONAL CARS

 

Jaguar XK 120 – the remarkable history of JWK 651 – is ready to buy. The story of this notable 1950s racing car is required reading for experts and enthusiasts alike, so order your copy now.

 

AC Cobras – the much-loved AC Cobra, or Shelby Cobra for American drivers, will be described in a book featuring the first three to be made, written by Gordon Bruce.

 

Aston Martin Ulster – Stephen Archer, who hails from a family of Aston Martin lovers, will be writing the first Porter Press book on this famous marque. His father, Alan, was one of the first members of the Aston Martin Owners Club and Stephen, together with his brother, Jeff, has owned and raced Aston Martins for years.

 

Other Exceptional Cars title commissioned: GT40

 

Jaguar XK 120 & The First Three Shelby Cobras

OTHER TITLES

 

Gordon Murray: All my Cars – work continues apace on the book that will feature every car designed by Gordon Murray, with anecdotes, technical details and race victories. An autumn publication date is planned.

 

RofGo Gulf Collection – the first in the new ‘Great Car Collections’ series will be written by Doug Nye and published later this year.

 

The Le Mans Model Collection 1949-2009 – the de Luxe leather-bound edition of this superb three-book set is winning admiration from all who see it.  Limited run of only 50, all signed by five-time Le Mans winner Derek Bell.  Available now at £675.

 

de Luxe Edition
£675
(set of three)

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Featured Author

Photo of author, Doug Nye

Doug Nye

 

Doug Nye is the author of more than 70 books on aspects of motor sporting history, including standard works on BRM, Lotus, Ferrari, Cooper, Tyrrell and McLaren cars and upon (and with) such great racing drivers as Sir Stirling Moss, Sir Jack Brabham, Jim Clark and Juan Manuel Fangio.

 

In his early career, he worked for Motor Sport magazine with the publication’s revered Continental Correspondent, Denis Jenkinson. Doug is considered by many to be the world’s leading motor racing historian.

More information on the Porsche 917 book by Ian Wagstaff
Stirling Moss - The Definitive Biography, Volume 1, by Philip Porter.  Stirling Moss - The Definitive Biography, Volume 1, by Philip Porter.  Le Mans Model Collection 1949 - 2009 page spread Le Mans Model Collection 1949 - 2009 - page spread. Ferrari 250 GTO - The Autobiography of 4153 GT, by Keith Bluemel
Jaguar D-type - The Autobiography of XKD 504, by Philip Porter and Chas Parker Jaguar XK DIY Restoration & Maintenance, by Bob Exelby.  How one man completely restored his XK 120 roadster. Jaguar XK DIY Restoration & Maintenance, by Bob Exelby.  How one man completely restored his XK 120 roadster. Page spreads from the book on Jaguar by Sir John Egan.

Saving Jaguar by John Egan

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