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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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In the winner’s enclosure

Ford GT40 – the autobiography of 1075 by Ray Hutton. This sumptuous book tells the story of one of the world’s most important racing cars. Always raced in Gulf’s iconic blue-and- orange colours, this Ford GT40 won the Le Mans 24 Hours not just once but twice, in 1968 and 1969, and the second victory came after the closest fight ever seen at the finish of this great endurance race.  One of the most fascinating of motorsport books, the car’s entire competition life is covered in fascinating detail, together with biographies of its drivers and insights into John Wyer’s crack team that ran it, all supported by a fine collection of period photographs.

Austin Healey - the story of DD 300 by Simon Ham.  This book is the first in our new 'Porter Profiles' series.

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.  Available now!

On the horizon - Number 5 in the 'Exceptional Cars' series on a tremendous Aston Martin Ulster, and the very, very hotly anticipated Derek Bell title - All my Porsche races.