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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.

  • Tin Lizzie
    Ford Model T - An Enthusiast's Guide

    Ford Model T - An Enthusiast's Guide

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    1908 to 1927 (all models and variants) ‘I will build a car for the great multitude’ stated Henry Ford, and so he did. The Ford Model T, or the ‘Tin...

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    Michael Turner's motorsport paintings

    The Michael Turner Collection (Unique Edition)

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    Over 50 years of motor-sport inspired Christmas cards by Chas Parker with Michael Turner This title is part of the Vintage Porter Collection. The...

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  • Collector's art book
    Michael Turner motoring art

    The Michael Turner Collection (Collector's Edition)

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    Limited to 50 copies This title is part of the Vintage Porter Collection. Over 50 years of motor-sport inspired Christmas cards by Chas Parker wit...

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  • Derek Bell foreword
    Michael Turner art book

    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 ar...

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

    Jaguar C-type - The autobiography of XKC 051

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    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 Ma...

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

    Jaguar D-type - The autobiography of XKD 504

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    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 &am...

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  • Le Mans, Leslie Johnson, Bert Hadley, John Colley
    Jaguar XK 120 book

    Jaguar XK 120 - The remarkable history of JWK 651

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    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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  • XKC 051 - The Autobiography of XKC
    Special Edition Jaguar C-type book

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

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    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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  • Great Cars Books - Jaguar D-type
    Leatherbound Jaguar D-type book

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

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    By Philip Porter & Chas Parker This superb book tells the story of one of the most historically interesting of all Jaguar D-types – a car that ...

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