About the Motoring Literary & Art Festival
Welcome to the Motoring Literary & Art Festival
The inaugural Motoring Literary & Art Festival, organised by Porter Press International took place on the opening weekend of December in a heated hall inside The Wing at Silverstone Circuit – the home of British motorsport.
Devoted to motoring books, magazines, art and automobilia, the two-day event was built around – in grand literary festival tradition – a programme of interesting and entertaining panel discussions and talks. A stellar line-up of speakers included industry leaders and experts, writers and designers from across the wide world of motoring and motorsport.
The event also featured prominent automotive artists, an array of specialist exhibitors and a stunning selection of Star Cars.
Speakers and Panel Discussions
The weekend included a programme of distinguished speakers and panel discussions, plus talks by authors, drivers, engineers, collectors, restorers and designers. More and more great names were gradually added to the developing schedule.
Philip Porter said: ‘This is an idea I had in principle about three years ago but the pandemic put everything on hold. Now it has happened I hope this will build and build to become a significant annual event on the motoring calendar. Our small, but brilliant, team worked their socks off and we have received an absolute plethora of complimentary messages.’
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OUR 2023 SPEAKER LINEUP
We had a fantastic lineup for 2023, with a wide variety of speakers from across the motoring world.
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Complementing the literary aspects of the event was an amazing selection of motoring art, with leading artists displaying and selling their work, together with vendors of prints and evocative period photographs.
Reviews & Testimonials
We have already received a lot of great comments about the event. To read more reviews, click the button below.
"Well done all of you at Porter Press! I thoroughly enjoyed the Festival and was impressed by all the planning and execution. I enjoyed the three lectures I attended and met up with or met interesting people and friends alike. Looking forward to next year."
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The team at Alpine are enthusiasts at heart and are keen to support like minded businesses.
When we heard of the inspiration behind the Motoring Literary & Arts Festival, we jumped at the chance to be involved. Many of our customers are keen collectors of motorsport related items including
books, photographs, artwork and memorabilia.'
‘Congratulations on bringing together a wonderful collection of cars in the F1 pits. And the A110R looked fabulous upstairs adjacent to the BRM,’ Gavin Kearny, Alpine Brand Development Manager.
OUR 2023 EXHIBITOR AND ARTIST LINEUP
Exhibitors at the festival included renowned book retailers and publishers, motoring artists, magazine publishers, makers of luxury writing instruments, chronographs and model cars, motoring memorabilia vendors, and world-class bookbinding demonstrations.