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  • Le Mans start
    August 5, 2020 Porter Press

    Bob Blake of Cunningham, by Philip Porter

    Bob Blake was a remarkable and delightful man. A life member of the SCCA, in 1936 he started building race cars in Arlington, Virginia for Ted Horn and others. Stationed in England during the war with the US Third Army,...

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  • Grand Prix movie with James Garner
    May 13, 2020 Porter Press

    Maverick The Car Thief - Part 2, by Mark Cole

    Read Maverick The Car Thief - Part 1 Mark Cole continues his fascinating story of actor James Garner and the making of the iconic motor racing movie - Grand Prix  Frankenheimer’s filming at Monaco concluded with a spectacular set-piece crash between...

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  • Stirling Moss at Goodwood
    April 12, 2020 Porter Press

    Sir Stirling Moss obituary

    It is with enormous sadness that we learn of the passing of 'Mr. Motor Racing', Sir Stirling Moss. For most British schoolboys of the '50s and enthusiasts worldwide, the exciting vibrant name Stirling Moss meant a dashing gentleman who was...

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  • The GT Ferrari that turned amateurs into pros
    January 28, 2020 Porter Press

    The GT Ferrari that turned amateurs into pros

    If a racing driver at Le Mans hears that they have been described as “an amateur”, they are not likely to be best pleased. But as sports car racing flourished through the 1960s, being called an amateur was regarded less...

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  • Iconic Mini in the Swinging Sixties
    September 25, 2019 Porter Press

    The Mini, the Space Race, and Swinging Sixties scandals

    The Sixties was the time of Sputnik satellites and Saturn rockets, of Yuri Gagarin going into Earth’s orbit and Neil Armstrong stepping on the moon, and yet today when people share photographs of this decade, often they include a vehicle...

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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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  • The battle between Ford and Ferrari
    July 12, 2019 Porter Press

    Ford versus Ferrari

    In the 95 years since the first Le Mans 24 Hours, few battles have captured the imagination as did the Ford versus Ferrari saga in the 1960s. Ferrari had won the French classic seven times since 1949, the last four...

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