In the winner’s enclosure
Jaguar C-type – the autobiography of XKC 051 by Chas Parker and Philip Porter.
Shortlisted for the Royal Automobile Club’s Motoring Book of the Year Award. This glorious book tells the story of the celebrated lightweight Jaguar C-type, chassis number XKC 051, that Duncan Hamilton and Tony Rolt drove to victory in the 1953 Le Mans 24 Hours. Deluxe edition also available.
Lotus 18 – the autobiography of Stirling Moss’s ‘912’ by Ian Wagstaff was published on September 5. This lavish book tells the story of the car in which Stirling Moss achieved two of his most famous Grand Prix victories, including his stunning win at Monaco. Deluxe edition imminent.
Approaching the chequered flag
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. 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.
In the pits
Forthcoming titles include an Austin Healey title - the first in our new 'Profiles' series, which will be published in November/December.
January and February 2018 see the arrival of the next two ‘Exceptional Cars’ books, The First Three Shelby Cobras and Ford GT40 1016. They will be joined by number 12 in the 'Great Cars' series - featuring a 1933 Monza Alfa Romeo,
Also in preparation are the first in the ‘Great Car Collections’ series, focusing on the Gulf Collection, and two hugely anticipated titles devoted to the legendary motoring figures Gordon Murray and Derek Bell. Keep an eye on our newsletters for publication dates.