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  • June 9, 2021 Porter Press

    When Is A Box A Bonnet?

    One of the most satisfying aspects of Porter Press is coming up with increasingly creative and off-the-wall ideas for our special editions.  For a number of years now, we have had a superb professional relationship with Paul Kidson and his...

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  • Jack Sears collection
    June 9, 2021 Porter Press

    Gentleman Jack

    First published in Classic & Sportscar, August 1988 Jack Sears is custodian of his family’s collection – which includes not only racing Bentleys, but veteran Mercedes, Rolls-Royces and a Ferrari GTO. Philip Porter met him and discovered its background.  Jack...

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  • June 8, 2021 Porter Press

    Lance Macklin and the HWM - Part 2

    Read Lance Macklin and the HWM - Part 1  While I am on the subject, it might be interesting for readers to know what my views eventually were on Stirling Moss as a result of driving for two whole seasons...

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  • May 26, 2021 Porter Press

    The 1980s Railton And My Inadvertent Involvement

    by Philip Porter When I was researching for my massive tome, Jaguar E-type – The Definitive History in about 1987, I visited the designer William Towns (remembered for the Aston Martin DBS and the 1988 ‘wedge’ Lagonda) to talk with...

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  • Martin Port's new office space
    May 26, 2021 Porter Press

    Pump House No.2

    When you’re a top designer and author in need of an inspirational garden office but spending silly money on a pre-built shepherd's hut seems, well, silly, then you best get creative. Which is exactly what our Martin Port has done. ...

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  • May 26, 2021 Porter Press

    Historic and Classic Vehicles Alliance

    100k+ SKILLED UK JOBS AT RISK AS RED TAPE THREATENS TO STRANGLE CLASSIC VEHICLE TRADE. NEW TRADE ASSOCIATION WILL CAMPAIGN TO SECURE FUTURE OF GREAT BRITISH INDUSTRY More than 100,000 jobs are in peril as a combination of bureaucracy and...

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  • May 4, 2021 Porter Press

    Classic Car Collectors: Nigel Dawes

    First published in Classic & Sportscar September 1986 His passion for collecting old cars led to Nigel Dawes becoming a classic car dealer, as Philip Porter discovered. Above: Two pedigreed racers: a D-type Jaguar and an ex-Le Mans Cunningham Lightweight...

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  • April 15, 2021 Porter Press

    1962 Le Mans 24 Hours

    Extract from Ultimate Ferrari 250 GTO - The Definitive History by James Page. In 1962, Le Mans was still a Ferrari stronghold. It had won outright in three of the previous four years — the only exception being 1959, when Aston...

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  • Rolls Royce HRH
    April 15, 2021 Porter Press

    A unique Royal Rolls-Royce

    Above: Chassis 3 AZ 43 was ordered new by HRH the Duke of Kent, youngest son of King George V.   1936 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Touring Saloon by Barker for HRH the Duke of Kent, chassis 3 AZ 43. After a...

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