Around the world, Porter Press International is renowned for publishing top-quality motoring books. Founded in 2005 by acclaimed automotive author Philip Porter, the company is now firmly established as a leading motoring publisher. The segment-defining ‘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 examples featuring a famous competition Austin Healey, an intriguingly well-travelled Jaguar XK120, and the fascinating history of an Australian D-type.
The newest addition is the appropriately titled ‘Ultimate’ series. This flagship collection of high-end books covers major motoring subjects in exceptional depth. Beautifully designed and lavishly illustrated, these genuinely definitive histories are written by highly respected authors chosen for their superior knowledge and experience. Titles already available include Works Porsche 962, Works Porsche 956, John Fitzpatrick Group C Porsches, McLaren F1 GTR and the Ferrari 250 GTO.
The unrivalled Porter Press team includes James Page, former editor of Classic & Sports Car; and Steve Rendle, former senior commissioning editor for Haynes Publishing. Both liaise closely with author and chief design contributor Martin Port, former art director of Classic & Sports Car.
Authors include Doug Nye, Ian Wagstaff, Keith Bluemel, Mick Walsh, Chas Parker, Rinsey Mills, Richard Heseltine, Mark Cole, James Page, Serge Vanbockryck, Martin Port, J. Mac Hulbert, Gordon Bruce, Michael Kliebenstein 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 16th century barn at Philip and Julie's rural home, where Philip has lived for more than 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.
Our list of published titles is expanding all the time with exciting new individual titles, additions to the established series, as well to our very popular Land-Rover collection. Each new volume confirms Porter Press International as the publisher of choice for discerning motoring enthusiasts.