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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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  • May 26, 2021 Porter Press

    JLR Scandal – An Update, by Philip Porter

    Perhaps the most important development since our last update regarding all the copyright issues, that JLR appears to think more important than their good name, is that bailiffs have been instructed to collect 508,000 Euros (£440,000) from the Magnussons who...

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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

    JLR v. Enthusiasts

    Following our various articles and comments on the situation regarding JLR and C-type replicas and the company’s successful court case in Sweden, we have had a number of interesting emails from a gentleman called Neil Murray, which, with his permission,...

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  • April 1, 2021 Porter Press

    Foolhardy Or Not - That Is The Question

    By Philip Porter Following JLR’s policy of sending ‘cease and desist’ instructions to artists who are selling their portrayals of Jaguars and Land-Rovers, there are disturbing rumours circulating in the historic car world. As you may be aware, we are...

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  • 9600 HP on tour
    March 16, 2021 Porter Press

    An Icon is Born, by Philip Porter

    An extract from the forthcoming book on 9600 HP, E-type development prototype, press launch car and road-test car. At seven o’clock on a cold winter’s evening in 1961, a sleek Gunmetal Grey prototype of what is to be the most...

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  • Murray Walker in C-type with Stirling
    March 16, 2021 Porter Press

    A Tribute to Murray Walker, by Philip Porter

    ‘I believe that Murray Walker was as important to the success of motorsport in the last three decades of the previous millennium as the drivers. It was he who took the sport, the show, to the masses and made it...

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