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The Michael Turner Collection

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Over 50 years of motor-sport inspired Christmas cards

by Chas Parker with Michael Turner

For over 50 years, renowned motor sport and aviation artist Michael Turner annually produced a set of paintings depicting stand-out moments from that year’s Formula One and sports car racing season.

The paintings were reproduced as a set of Christmas cards and made available through Michael’s own company, Studio 88, which he formed in 1963. Over the years, these cards became highly-collectable to the extent that, in 1992, Michael’s wife, Helen, formed a Collectors’ Club which quickly gained a worldwide membership. Now, for the first time, the entire collection of cards produced between 1960 and 2016 is published together in the book, ‘The Michael Turner Collection’, written by Chas Parker in conjunction with Michael.

Each card is reproduced on high-quality paper, together with its original caption, a brief synopsis of the event depicted, and Michael’s recollections of why he chose that particular subject and setting.

The subjects range from heroes of the 1960s such as Jackie Stewart, Jim Clark, Graham Hill and John Surtees to modern day drivers including Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel, and the tracks include classics such as Nürburgring, Spa, Monaco and Silverstone. Some sports car events such as the famous Le Mans 24-Hours are also included.

The Collection provides a unique perspective on the post-war development of motor sport, with Michael’s attention to detail ensuring that the cars and circuits alike are recorded accurately and in a way that could not be captured in a photograph. In order to achieve this, during his career Michael travelled to most of the major Grand Prix circuits across the world.

  • Uniquely illustrates the evolution of F1 since the '60s
  • Classic Edition, Collector's Edition & the amazing Unique Edition
  • 300+ paintings by the world's leading motor racing artist
  • Each painting accompanied by Michael Turner's comments
  • The definitive guide to these famous Christmas cards
  • Foreword by Sir Jackie Stewart
  • Signed by Chas Parker

Spec: 

ISBN 978-1-907085-99-4

315 x 270mm, 204 pages

Over 330 images

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JH
02/15/2021
Jon H.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Great trip down memory lane

A fitting tribute to the work of renowned and esteemed F1 painter Michael Turner with a great anthology of some of the key moments from the sport over the last few decades!

PR
01/17/2021
Peter R.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

A brilliant concept.

RH
01/13/2021
Richard H.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product
The Michael Turner Collection

Very carefully packaged, however the DHL courier did not deliver on the day promised, and I then incurred a very substantial phone bill for contacting them to discover why! I am now having to spend MORE time pursuing a refund. DHL should have a way of ringing customers to inform them of breakdowns etc. Many thanks, Richard

RT
01/11/2021
Reynaud T.
Belgium Belgium
I recommend this product
Great coffee table book

I was (quite embarrassingly I confess) not familiar with Turner's work. What a discovery! Even if I "only" bought the standard version of the book, it makes a great coffee table book and brings back lots of memories of trips to Grand Prix when I was a child. Recommended!

MJ
12/31/2020
Mr J.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Truly tremendous....every card including X cards

This is a book that is well overdue. For any serious Michael Turner Motor Sport card collectors this book is a must have. I am very impressed with the simple chronological layout and the X card appendix. At last I know what all the cards especially the early ones look like. Very rarely in life does something prove to be better than expected. This was a fabulous surprise. Well done Chas and Porter Press. And thank you Michael for such a wonderful collection. In short buy it, what are you waiting for?!