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Martin Brundle Scrapbook – Launched July 2013
Iconic Jaguar XK – Launched June, 2013
- Brundle at his best – incisive, entertaining, informative, punchy and amusing
- A fascinating insight into Brundle’s life – from banger racing to F1, from F1 to TV legend
- Contributions from over 50 motor racing personalities
- 256 pages, 80,000 words, over 500 illustrations – tremendous value
- Introductory price of £29.95 will be maintained for a further few months direct from publishers. Then £34.95.
The new Martin Brundle Scrapbook was launched by Martin at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July 2013. Brundle will be shared his time between driving several cars up the famous hill and signing copies of his new book.
The Martin Brundle Scrapbook follows similar books with Stirling Moss and Murray Walker and is a rather different concept. It is multi-dimensional, being both an autobiography and a biography. Brundle does not hold back and talks very candidly about his life, his ups and downs. Some 50 personalities from the world of motor racing and television comment on him and his life.
The text, served in bite-sized chunks, is spiced with a wide variety of images from stunning action shots to newspapers cuttings, from photographs of Brundle’s own memorabilia to shots of him doing his famous grid walks. For many throughout the English-speaking world, Martin Brundle is the voice of motorsport, making F1 compelling viewing for tens of millions of viewers, who love his infectious enthusiasm and incisive wit. The book includes a generous selection of his finest one-liners.
Martin Brundle Scrapbook, hardback, 256 pages, 10″ x 12″ (248 x 300mm). Over 500 illustrations. Published by Porter Press International Ltd. Co-author: Philip Porter – winner of more Book of the Year awards than probably any other motoring author. Printed in the UK and available direct from the publishers at www.porterpress.co.uk by phone on 0044 (0) 1584 781588, firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Amazon.
Published price £34.95. Special introductory price direct from Porter Press International of £29.95 (introductory price will be upheld for a further few months).
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- Jaguar XK 120 65th anniversary
- Dedicated XK publication to celebrate this landmark
- Broad spread of articles on every model, including C-types and D-types
- 212 pages, 70,000 words, over 250 illustrations – tremendous value
- Ian Callum on evolving Jaguar sports designs
The Iconic Jaguar XK – A Celebration of 120s, 140s and 150s. Compiled by Philip Porter
To celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Jaguar XK, arguably the greatest sports car of the ’50s, Porter Press have just published a 212-page mag-book packed with great content.
With over 30 fascinating articles, covering each model, there is much to appeal to every XK owner and enthusiast. Not forgetting that C-types and D-types were also XKs – the factory always called them XK120Cs and XK120Ds – these are included as well. Some 15 features have been written by multiple award-winning Jaguar author, Philip Porter, who has compiled this stylish publication.
Stories include amazing recent feats in XKs, historic articles on Le Mans and rallying, XK cartoons by artist Alan Fearnley, wonderful archive photos, coverage of the landmark XK50 and XK60 events and the XK in Norway, Switzerland, Ireland, Luxembourg and Singapore.
Two messages come over loud and clear: firstly, the XK is an amazingly usable classic car. Three owners write of their incredible feats covering over 200,000 miles between them in the last 10 years in some of the most hostile environments on the planet. The reliability has been awesome and is an unequivocal testament to the Jaguar XK.
Secondly, everyone thinks XKs are plentiful. Wrong! Iconic Jaguar XK reveals just how rare they really are – even in LHD form, but especially RHD examples. Taking Home Market (UK) cars, there were just 612 120 Roadsters, 155 120 Fixed Heads and 262 120 Drop Heads. As to 140s – 45 Roadsters, 738 Fixed Heads and 428 Drop Heads. Of the 150s – 78 Roadsters, 1201 FHCs and 619 DHCs.
Everyone thinks Astons and such like are rare. Home market XKs are rarer – but no-one knows it!
Jointly published by the International Jaguar XK Club and Porter Press International. 212 pages. 260+ images. 220 x 285mm. Price £9.99.
Compiled by Philip Porter – winner of more Book of the Year awards than probably any other motoring author. Printed in the UK and available direct from the publishers at www.porterpress.co.uk, by phone on +44 (0) 1584 781588, or email@example.com.