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New Ford GT40 book - a colourful story to brighten your Christmas break  

GT40 Great Cars book

Ford GT40 - the autobiography of 1075, by Ray Hutton

Published just in time to add a splash of colour to Christmas, the story of this blue-and-orange Gulf-liveried Ford GT40 is dazzling. Winner of Le Mans in 1968, chassis number 1075 was again victorious at la Sarthe in 1969 after one of the closest-fought battles in the race’s history. There were championship wins too at Brands Hatch, Spa, Watkins Glen and Sebring, in the hands of such ‘greats’ as Jacky Ickx, Pedro Rodriguez and Brian Redman. Those glamorous but perilous days of sportscar racing are brought vividly back to life by Ray Hutton, the Autocar editor who witnessed ‘1075’ in period and who knew team manager John Wyer and many of the GT40 drivers personally.

Stirling Moss Biography

Stirling Moss - The Definitive Biography, Volume 1, by Philip Porter

In the spirit of Christmas, we’re offering a saving of more than £5 on our definitive first volume about Stirling Moss. Other gifts are to be found in the reading of this book, which debunks myths and adds new information with unprecedented detail. This authoritative tome looks at every season of Stirling’s career up to 1955, the remarkable year in which he scored his first Formula One victory in the British Grand Prix at Aintree and ran away with the Mille Miglia road race. In these pages too are Stirling’s experiences at sports car classics such as the Tourist Trophy and Targa Florio. A real treat offered at the reduced price of £29.95 for a limited period only.

First title in new Porter Profiles series 

Austin Healey book offer

Austin Healey: The story of DD 300, by Simon Ham

This first title in a brand-new series of Porter Profiles, with a cover price of just £20, takes us back to the swinging sixties and one of the most successful Big Healeys of all time. A works entry for the 1960 Sebring 12 Hours and Le Mans 24 Hours, this car was re-registered ‘DD 300’ and returned to Le Mans in ’61 and ’62. Driven by the likes of Peter Riley, Jack Sears, Austin-Healey specialist John Chatham, and even Jim Clark, DD 300 went on to score countless wins over four decades, including recent blue-riband historic racing events. Featuring a mix of new studio photos and evocative archive shots, this story is expertly told by amateur racer and RM Sotheby’s consultant Simon Ham.


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