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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).

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)

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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.

1

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

Standard edition of Iso Bizzarini - The remarkable history of A3/C0222
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£30

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The first book in the

Exceptional Cars Series

2

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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3

The First Three Shelby Cobras The sports cars that changed the game by Gordon Bruce

The First Three Shelby Cobras

The sports cars that changed the game

by Gordon Bruce

The third book in the

Exceptional Cars Series

This book, the third in the Exceptional Cars series, tells the story of three cars, the first AC Cobras created by the legendary Carroll Shelby in 1962.

Publication date July 2017

£30

More information on the Iso Bizzarini book

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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Jaguar Design

A Story of Style

 

People * Process * Projects

Special offer: £65

(RRP £75)

Offer ends July 24th

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

Jaguar Design - A Story of Style, by Nick Hull.  Forword by Ian Callum
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Signed by Nick Hull

(signed copies only available direct from us)

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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.

£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

Eighth Great Cars book at our printers now - ninth volume follows hard on its rear bumper - third Exceptional Cars and 10th Great Cars books nearing completion - first Profiles book confirmed - books with Gordon Murray and Derek Bell are progressing well - more de Luxe editions of Ferrari 250 GTO ordered - work on the first Porter Press Bugatti book is beginning - ShiftTV, our new Youtube channel, is launched

GREAT CARS

 

Ferrari 250 GTO - the autobiography of 4153 GT - more de Luxe editions of the seventh 'Great Cars' book, of which there will be 100 altogether, have been commissioned.  The book about the Tour de France winner is a fitting addition to enthusiasts' shelves in Ferrari's 70th anniversary year.

 

Jaguar Lightweight E-type - the autobiography of 49 FXN - the eighth book in the 'Great Cars' series, written by Philip Porter and James Page, is at our printers! It will be available mid July.

 

Jaguar C-type - the autobiography of XKC 051 - the story of the 1953 Le Mans 24 Hours winner, by Philip Porter and Chas Parker, is receiving its final polish and will be on its way to our printers soon.

 

Lotus 18 - the autobiography of 912 - the book on the famous car that was driven to victory without side panels by Stirling Moss is approaching the home straight.  Written by Ian Wagstaff, the 10th 'Great Cars' volume will be published in August.

 

GT40 - the autobiography of 1075 - work continues apace on the book about the double Le Mans winner by Ray Hutton.  A late 2017 publication date is planned.

 

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 proving very popular, and the car itself recently featured as a Rotunda Car at the Royal Automobile Club in London in a salute to the beauty of the XK 120.  The car's cousins are currently turning heads on the Jaguar XK Club Round Britain Coastal Drive.

 

The First Three Shelby Cobras - the sports cars that changed the game - Gordon Bruce  is gearing up for the final lap on the book that features the ever-popular AC Cobras.

 

Aston Martin Ulster - work is proceeding on the fourth book in the 'Exceptional Cars' series.  An autumn publication date is planned.

 

Other 'Exceptional Cars' title commissioned: GT40 - Ray Hutton will tell the story of the car that took third at Le Mans in 1966.  It will be on shelves by the end of the year.

Jaguar XK 120 & The First Three Shelby Cobras

UPDATE - PROFILES

 

Austin Healey 3000 - the first in the new 'Profiles' series will feature DD 300, one of the most historic racing Healey 3000 of them all.  It will be written by Simon Ham, whom we welcome to the Porter Press team.

OTHER TITLES

 

Gordon Murray:  All my Cars – Doug Nye is hard at work on his contribution to this this exciting book, which will detail every car that sprang from the pen of the renowned designer.

 

RofGo Gulf Collection - Work is proceeding apace on the first book in the new 'Great Car Collection' series.  An autumn publication date is planned.

 

Derek Bell - work is progressing on the book featuring the races contested by the celebrated driver behind the wheel of a Porsche.

UPDATE - SHIFT

 

The brand-new YouTube channel from Porter & Porter is now live, with videos featuring Murray Walker, Philip Porter and 9600 HP, the oldest E-type in existence.  Subscribe for free here.

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 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.
Lotus 18 - The Autobiography of Stirling Moss's '912', by Ian Wagstaff
Jaguar C-type - The Autobiography of XKC 051, by Philip Porter & Chas Parker

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