About Us

Around the world, Porter Press International is renowned for publishing top-quality motoring books. Founded in 2005 by acclaimed automotive author Philip Porter, it is now firmly established as a leading motoring publisher. The flagship ‘Great Cars’ series has won numerous awards, with subjects including the double Le Mans-winning Ford GT40, Ross Brawn’s Ferrari 250 GT SWB, Le Mans-winning Jaguar C-type and a very important Ferrari 250 GTO.
The sister series ‘Exceptional Cars’ is also well-established and includes titles on the first three AC Cobras, an important GT40 and the Le Mans class-winning Bizzarrini. A third series entitled ‘Porter Profiles’ launched in late 2017 with the first example featuring a famous competition Austin Healey.
The unrivalled Porter Press team includes Senior Editor Mark Hughes, the widely respected former editor of Autosport and Classic & Sports Car who was Editorial Director of Haynes for 15 years. James Page and Ray Hutton, former Editors, respectively, of Classic & Sports Car and Autocar, are both Porter Press editors and authors. All three liaise closely with designer Andy Garman, with whom Philip has worked for 20 years.
Authors include Doug Nye, Ian Wagstaff, Keith Bluemel, Mick Walsh, Chas Parker, Rinsey Mills, J. Mac Hulbert, Richard Heseltine, Gordon Bruce, Mark Cole and Philip Porter, several of whom have won the Guild of Motoring Writers’ Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy.
Porter Press is proud to have worked closely with motoring icons Murray Walker, Martin Brundle, Derek Bell, Gordon Murray and Stirling Moss, the last-named being the subject of Philip Porter’s hugely popular Stirling Moss – the Definitive Biography Volume 1, published in 2016.
The dedicated Porter Press in-house team are based in a restored thatched 16thC barn at Philip and Julie's rural home, where Philip has lived for 40 years. Many of the office team, and those based remotely, have worked with the Porters for more than 10 years and take enormous pride in their work. Over the last 30 years, Philip has written more than 30 books.

Books are in preparation for all three series, plus a variety of individual titles. Two new series are also being created: the Ultimate series and Coachbuilt Cars.
Each new volume confirms Porter Press International as the publisher of choice for discerning motoring enthusiasts.


Reviews & Testimonials
RetroSpeed
'Thanks to social media, not that long ago it became a generalised opinion within the print industry that their days were numbered. Nobody would buy books or magazines anymore. Even worse, nobody in the future would write books or provide copy for magazines.

'Well, thankfully, and although the market is still facing huge re-adjustment, necessity has once again become the 'mother of invention'. And while the likes of Wikipedia may feed the mind, it's still a compromise dictionary. That's why we need specialist books produced by the likes of Porter Press International. All titles in the Exceptional Cars Series are carefully selected, well-researched, factually correct, written by trusted experts and produced in such a way as to provide pleasure of touch, and a good read.'