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The unlikely story of the greatest Ford GT40

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The unlikely story of the greatest Ford GT40

A dirt-smeared, oil-stained Ford GT40 looked oddly out of place at the 1968 Paris Motor Show in the company of so many perfectly polished road cars, but there it was, centre-stage on the Blue Oval’s stand, heroic in the blue-and-orange warpaint it had worn only a few days earlier when winning the 24-hour battle at Le Mans. It’s doubtful whether visitors to the Salon de l’Automobile appreciated it at the time, but Ford was showing a legend in the making. It’s this legend, and this particular car - GT40 chassis 1075 - which we look at in the latest addition...

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Motoring Book Publishers UK

To be book publishers – UK had always been an ambition of mine. Having written about 20 motoring books, or motor books as I believe they are known in the USA, I took the plunge in 2005 and my wife and I formed Porter Press International Ltd. My aim in whatever I have done in life, whether it be flying airships competitively or writing books, has been to strive to be the best. That is very much our intention with Porter Press. I believe we have built an unbeatable team of top professionals and I am very proud of that....

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Ludlow Bookbinders

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Ludlow Bookbinders

Creating a Porter Press book is a very collaborative process. As well as our team at HQ, we also work with a hugely talented group of people who bring their expertise to bear on such diverse parts of the process as writing, editing, designing and printing. We’d like to introduce some of these people over the coming months, to showcase their skills, and highlight exactly what goes into the production of one of our book titles. As we have just taken delivery of the latest of our deluxe editions, it seemed appropriate to focus our first ‘Spotlight’ on Ludlow Bookbinders....

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