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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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  • May 26, 2021 Porter Press

    Lance Macklin and the HWM - Part 1

    by Lance Macklin In 1949 I had one or two drives on the continent in the 6CL. Maserati which I co-owned with John Gordon. On top of this I was a member of the Aston Martin team that participated in...

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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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  • 1948 DE36 Daimler drophead coupe
    May 4, 2021 Porter Press

    The red ‘Green Goddess’ fit for a King

    by Michael Kliebenstein The untold story of Daimler DE36 Drophead Coupe, Chassis # 51724, by Hooper & Co. Coachbuilders The details of what I am writing about here are not yet officially confirmed, but are supported by evidence and facts...

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  • May 4, 2021 Porter Press

    Extract from Norman Conquest, by Vic Norman

    by Vic Norman One of the highlights was when HTV Television wanted to make a TV programme about me being at that time one of only five aerobatic pilots in the UK earning their living from flying air displays. The...

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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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  • 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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  • Thruxton 1984 Johnny Dumfries
    April 15, 2021 Porter Press

    Johnny Dumfries 1958-2021

    Above: Johnny hustling the Formula 3 Team BP Ralt RT3/83 to victory at Thruxton in 1984. (Steve Rendle) Sadly, last month we lost another popular motorsport figure – Johnny Dumfries, probably best known for co-driving Jaguar’s XJR-9LM to victory at Le...

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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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