Chas Parker

Chas Parker

Chas Parker swapped a career in astronomy, where he was Press Officer for the Royal Greenwich Observatory, for one writing about motor sport. Along the way he edited a computer magazine for Hewlett-Packard business users and provided copywriting services to companies such as Air Miles, Elf Oil and South East Water. He also contributed to Patrick Moore’s ‘Yearbook of Astronomy’ and the ‘Philip’s Astronomy Encyclopedia’.

For a time he was motoring correspondent for ‘Sussex Life’ magazine and then worked for seven years as a sub-editor on ‘Motorsport News’, for which he still contributes race reports, particularly on the Goodwood Revival and Members’ Meetings, along with occasional articles for publications such as ‘Autosport’ and ‘Motor Sport’. He is the author of five books, including comprehensive histories of Brands Hatch and Silverstone, both published by Haynes.

He lives in East Sussex with his partner Diane and has two sons, Jon and Will.

  • Jaguar Team at Le Mans 24 Hours 1953
    C-type autobiography - by Chas Parker & Philip Porter

    Jaguar C-type - The autobiography of XKC 051

    Porter Press International
    £ 60.00 GBP

    A story of the celebrated lightweight Jaguar C-type, chassis number XKC 051, that Duncan Hamilton and Tony Rolt drove to victory in the 1953 Le ...

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    £ 60.00 GBP
  • Le Mans, Leslie Johnson, Bert Hadley, John Colley, Old English White
    Exceptional Cars Books - Jaguar XK 120

    Jaguar XK 120 - The remarkable history of JWK 651

    Porter Press International
    £ 30.00 GBP

    The story of one of the six alloy-bodied XK 120s that were prepared by Jaguar in 1950 for racing and rallying. This XK 120, known as JWK 651 b...

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    £ 30.00 GBP
  • John Pearson, RS Panels, Paul Vestey
    D-type - Jaguar book

    Jaguar D-type - The autobiography of XKD 504

    Porter Press International
    £ 60.00 GBP

    The story of one of the most historically interesting of all Jaguar D-types – a car that has raced more than any other D-type. By Philip Porter &a...

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    £ 60.00 GBP
  • XKC 051 - The Autobiography of XKC (de Luxe edition) - Porter Press International
    Ford GT40 collectors book

    Jaguar C-type - The autobiography of XKC 051 (Limited Edition))

    Porter Press International
    £ 250.00 GBP

    A book on the car that won the 1953 Le Mans 24 Hours with Duncan Hamilton and Tony Rolt. Written by Chas Parker and Philip Porter The fascinating ...

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    £ 250.00 GBP
  • Jaguar D-type - The Autobiography of XKD 504 (de Luxe edition) - Porter Press International
    Great Cars Books - Jaguar D-type

    Jaguar D-type - The autobiography of XKD 504 (Limited Edition)

    Porter Press International
    £ 250.00 GBP

    Great Cars Series book 3 By Philip Porter & Chas Parker This superb book tells the story of one of the most historically interesting of all Jag...

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    £ 250.00 GBP