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  • Famous Le Mans win
    November 4, 2019 Porter Press

    'Le Mans '66' reminiscent of Steve McQueen's 1971 movie about the race

    The premiere this month of the movie Le Mans ’66 (titled Ford v Ferrari in the United States) brings the startling realisation that it’s almost half-a-century since the release of Steve McQueen's film Le Mans. Fans of historic motor racing are inclined to view the earlier of these two movies through rose-coloured glasses, but let’s be honest: the glamorously fast cars were part of a tediously slow story, and McQueen said so little throughout the film that it looked as if he was being paid by the word and the producers had run out of money. 
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  • The making of the book
    September 23, 2019 Porter Press

    Matthew Field: My life with 'The Italian Job'

    Above: Matthew Field speaking at the Royal Automobile Club during The Self Preservation book launch. Photo by Mark Lewis Photography. Throughout the summer I have been busy promoting my new book The Self Preservation Society: 50 Years of The Italian...

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  • Italian Job Celebration in Cowley
    June 26, 2019 Porter Press

    A Mini Italian Job Celebration in Cowley

    Opening with a filmed message from Sir Michael Caine himself, the Italian Job evening at the MINI plant at Cowley got off to a cracking start. Sir Michael even revealed that he learnt to drive at the locations used during...

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  • Italian Job at the RAC
    June 3, 2019 Porter Press

    You're only supposed to sign the bloody books!

    On the evening of May 30, a very distinguished panel of personalities assembled at the Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall to launch The Self Preservation Society - 50 Years of the Italian Job, the latest book from Porter Press. Those...

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  • Atmosphere at Amelia Island
    March 19, 2019 Philip Porter

    Amelia Island 2019

    I have just returned from the Amelia Island Concours, having thoroughly enjoyed the event. It was my first time at this famous Florida gathering, which has now been going 24 years. One of the good things about this concours is...

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  • Porter Press International - New Year's Resolution
    January 2, 2019 Albert Wall

    Porter Press International - New Year's Resolution

    I have worked for Porter Press now for over two years and in my time here I have come to understand that our main asset is you, our customers! In the New Year, I would like to hear from you. So, I am making you my 2019 New Year’s resolution. 
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