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About Porter Press International

Around the world, Porter Press International is renowned for its top-quality motoring books. Founded in 2005 by acclaimed automotive author and Jaguar expert Philip Porter, the company is now firmly established as a leading publisher of motoring and motorsport books.

The flagship ‘Great Cars series' has won numerous awards, with subjects including the prototype lightweight Jaguar E-type and Ross Brawn’s Ferrari 250 GT short wheelbase, and its new sister ‘Exceptional Cars Series’ is already garnering widespread praise. Porter Press has worked with the stars of the motoring world, including Murray Walker and Martin Brundle, and published Stirling Moss – the Definitive Biography Volume 1 by Philip Porter in 2016.

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The Cars You Always Promised YourselfThe mid-‘60s Ferrari-challenger and its drivers

This book covers Ford of Europe’s 50-year journey, told through the lens of its most sporting cars and the coupes that followed the Capri. The author’s connections, as a senior industry executive, allowed him to gather unique material that grants a reader the most privileged peek inside the secret world of car design and product planning. Ford granted access, for the first time ever, to its highly-secure archives and allowed the author to retrieve beautiful design sketches and secret photos of prototypes that had been kept locked away for decades.

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Derek Bell - All my Porsche races, this exciting title is out now and has been shortlisted for The Historic Motoring Awards 2018 Book of the Year! 

The first children's book to be published by Porter Press, The XK Files: 120.  This is the magical tale of nine-year-old Bill and the open-top Jaguar sports car which transports him back in time.

Ford GT40 Mark II - The remarkable history of 1016 by Mark Cole.  This book tells the story of Ford GT40 Mark II, chassis no. P/1016, one of the trio of cars that crossed the finishing line together at Le Mans in 1966 to score Ford’s first victory in the 24 Hour race. The book covers the car’s development, its technical details and specification, the role of the Holman & Moody engineering team and biographies of its drivers.  

We now have available another addition to the Exceptional Cars series, The First Three Shelby Cobras It has been joined by number 12 in the 'Great Cars' series - featuring a 1933 Alfa Romeo Monza

'Exceptional Cars' 5 - Aston Martin Ulster 
Very excitingly, our latest 'Exceptional Cars' title is out now. CMC 614 is the registration number of a historic Aston Martin Ulster which has, without doubt, competed in more races than any other Aston.