Featured Books

Ultimate E-type

The Competition Cars

by Philip Porter

Ultimate E-type - The Competition Cars, by Philip Porter

 This is a heavyweight book on the rare Lightweight Es and early racers.  Packed with illustrations from wonderful period photos to stunning studio shots.

 

Price: £95.00

(signed copies only available direct from us)

De Luxe and Collectors' Editions are also available

Jaguar E-type (2nd Edition)

The Definitive History

by Philip Porter

This is an all-new updated edition of a classic book that was first published in 1989 and remained in print for 20 years.

 

Price: £95.00

Signed by Philip Porter

Stirling Moss Scrapbook 1955

by Stirling Moss & Philip Porter

This book is a light-hearted look at the fun, the excitement, the lifestyle, the racing, the people, the challenges, the tragedies, the victories, the crumpet…

 

Standard Edition (reprint) Price: £39.95

 

Standard Edition (reprint, signed)

Price: £54.95  Out of stock

 

Standard Edition (1st Edition) Price: £130.00

 

Standard (signed) Edition  (1st Edition)

Price : £150.00

Only 19 copies in stock!

 

de Luxe Edition SOLD OUT

Latest Porter Press International News

Porter Press will be at the London Classic Car Show (Feb 18-21 Stand G76) – Six Great Cars books in preparation – Three more about to be commissioned – Exceptional Cars series launching soon – Stand booked for Goodwood Members' Meeting – Jaguar XK restoration guide at editing stage – Porter Press to have a presence at Retromobile on Lukas Hüni AG stand

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  .

de Luxe edition of Jaguar D-type - The Autobiography of XKD 504

Photo: by Richard Dredge

Richard Attwood signing copies of

Porsche 917 - The autobiography of 917-023

at the NEC Classic Motor Show in November.

This magnificent book 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. In 1970 the world’s greatest sports car race was ravaged by periods of torrential rain but through it all came 917-023, driven by Hans Herrmann and Richard Attwood, to achieve a landmark success for the German manufacturer. This book provides detailed insight into not only this race but also the six others in which 917-023 took part, supported by a superb collection of period photographs, many in colour. All Porsche fans will love this addition to the ‘Great Cars’ series – a complete record of an important historic racing car

Q&A & Book Signing with Ross Brawn

at Famous Ferrari Dealership

At the most famous Ferrari dealership in the country, Maranello Concessionaires, F1 legend Ross Brawn joined Ferrari owners and enthusiasts for a fascinating Q&A session followed by a book signing. Written by the great Doug Nye (with three chapters by Ross Brawn, including a fascinating autobiographical one), We have just published this fourth, and latest, in their Great Cars series which is on the fabulous ex-Rob Walker Ferrari 250 GT Short-Wheelbase with which Stirling Moss won the 1960 Tourist Trophy and now belongs to Brawn.

Featured Author

Chas Parker

 

Chas Parker swapped a career in astronomy, where he was press officer for the Royal Greenwich Observatory, for one writing about motor sport. Along the way he edited a computer magazine for Hewlett-Packard business users and provided copywriting services to companies such as Air Miles, Elf Oil and South East Water. He also contributed to Patrick Moore’s ‘Yearbook of Astronomy’ and the ‘Philip’s Astronomy Encyclopedia’.

 

For a time he was motoring correspondent for ‘Sussex Life’ magazine and then worked for seven years as a sub-editor on ‘Motorsport News’, for which he still contributes race reports, particularly on the Goodwood Revival and Members’ Meetings, along with occasional articles for publications such as ‘Autosport’ and ‘Motor Sport’. He is the author of a number of books, including comprehensive histories of Brands Hatch and Silverstone, both published by Haynes. Chas is also co-author or one of our latest books in the Great Cars Series, Jaguar D-type - The Autobiography of XKD 504.

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

Jaguar D-type

The Autobiography of XKD 504

by Philip Porter &

Chas Parker

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!
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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Latest Porter Press Books

Standard Edition

Price: £60.00

Porsche 917

The Autobiography of 917-023

by Ian Wagstaff

2

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

3

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

Ferrari 250 GT

Short Wheelbase

The Autobiography of 2119 GT

by Doug Nye

4

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

De Luxe Edition also available

5

Maserati 250F

The Autobiography of 2528

by Ian Wagstaff

6

Publication date spring 2016

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

Standard (signed) Edition

Price: £60.00

De Luxe Edition also available

7

Ferrari 250 GTO

The Autobiography of 4153 GT

by Keith Bluemel

 

Publication date summer 2016

Standard (signed) Edition

Price: £60.00

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.

Jaguar Design

A Story of Style

 

People * Process * Projects

Price: £90.00

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!

Available now!

by Nick Hull

Foreword by Ian Callum

(signed copies only available direct from us)

Signed by Nick Hull

Saving Jaguar by John Egan

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)

Jaguar Lightweight E-type

The Autobiography of 4 WPD

by Philip Porter

1

Jaguar Lightweight E-type - The Autobiography of 4 WPD, by Philip Porter

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

De Luxe and Collectors' Editions are also available

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).

ERA R4D

The Autobiography of R4D

by J. Mac Hulbert

 

5

Publication April 2016

Author/owner J. Mac Hulbert is making great progress with his research into the fabulously historic ex-Raymond Mays ERA, another seriously important racing car and a perfect, and rather different, subject for our rapidly growing series.

Standard (signed) Edition

Price: £60.00

De Luxe Edition also available

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