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  • Stirling Moss in a C-type
    February 17, 2021 Porter Press

    C-type Replica Furore

    By Philip Porter As you may have heard, the C-type replica world has been thrown into disarray by recent legal proceedings in Sweden. The facts, as we understand them, are that a gentleman called Karl Magnusson spent several years building...

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  • Styling the Jaguar C-type
    February 17, 2021 Porter Press

    Styling Inspiration? By Philip Porter

    By Philip Porter In view of the legal turmoil currently in the Jaguar C-type world, I thought it might be amusing to dig out a few pages from my very first book, published in 1984.  Very new to this writing...

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  • Mysterious car
    February 17, 2021 Porter Press

    The Malcolm Sayer Mysteries

    By Philip Porter I am currently working on a completely new edition of a book I wrote for a massive publisher by the name of Orion, some 20 or so years ago about my E-type, with the obnoxious title, The...

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  • February 17, 2021 Porter Press

    E-type – The Fashion Icon

    by Philip Porter All images by Abigail Humphries The E-type went on sale in 1961 and remained in production until 1974, bridging two decades that would come to define the fashion industry. Both the fashion of the ’60s and ’70s...

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  • 49 FXN E-type at Le Mans
    February 16, 2021 Porter Press

    Speed sensation - Le Mans test weekend, 18/19 April 1964

    The test weekend at the long, fast Le Mans circuit would provide better proof of how efficient Sami Klat’s hard work over the winter had been – particularly down the 3.7-mile Mulsanne straight. Another fascinating aspect of the weekend was...

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  • Bob Berry
    February 1, 2021 Porter Press

    Bob Berry

    It is sad to report that R.E. 'Bob' Berry has died. A fine amateur racer in the '50s, Bob played an important part in the Jaguar story for 30 years, including one starring role. He was to join Jaguar almost...

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  • Publishers anniversary
    January 14, 2021 Porter Press

    Milestone Anniversary

    Record-breaking 2020 for UK-based specialist publisher Sir Stirling Moss’s scrapbooks laid the foundations for company’s success Motoring legends and top collectors pay tribute to Porter Press Porter Press International marked its 15th anniversary in style in 2020, publishing more books...

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  • Car enthusiast Alan Clark
    January 14, 2021 Porter Press

    Alan Clark - Some Personal Memories, by Philip Porter

    The Rt Hon Alan Clark was a Conservative politician, Government Minister, military historian and author, and diarist but, above all, he was a car enthusiast through and through. A man of strong opinions, and not afraid to express them, he...

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  • 1954-55 Ecurie Ecosse race team
    January 14, 2021 Porter Press

    Busy times with Ecurie Ecosse

    On 7 April 1954, XKC 051, XKC 052 and XKC 053 were sold to Ecurie Ecosse. The three cars were registered in Edinburgh the same month, becoming, respectively, LSF 420, LFS 672 and LFS 671. They were painted in the...

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