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Latest news and information on speakers, artists, exhibitors and star cars at the Porter Press Motoring Literary & Art Festival.

Bookworms Of The World Unite


  • A very different event

  • New partners - Coventry University and The Guild of Motoring Writers

  • Alpine and Girado & Co. join the growing list of exhibitors and partners

  • Complimentary books from Porter Press with some theatre sessions

  • Over 50 speakers

With an ever-increasing number of stylish concours events and exciting historic race meetings is it time for something very different?

Porter Press certainly hope so as they are organising the world’s first motoring literary and art festival. With three theatres and 30 sessions spread over two days, this is indeed a very different motoring event.

The subjects range over a broad spectrum but embrace F1, motoring art, sports car racing, automotive design, the motor industry, Land-Rovers, car-themed movies and even crime and cheats! 

A host of artists, from painters to sculptors, will be displaying their creations. Exhibitors from Alpine to Girardo & Co., from Hortons Books to Amalgam, from Jarrotts to Dalton Watson, from MHD Watches to Ludlow Bookbinders are among the 40+ exhibitors.

Personalities include Lord Hesketh, Peter Stevens, Lee McKenzie, John Watson, Karun Chandhok, Andy Palmer, Ian Callum, Jackie Oliver, Sir John Egan and some 40 more. Authors include Richard Heseltine, James Page, Philip Porter, Martin Port, Matthew Field and Crispian Besley.

Thinking of the next generation, the Festival is partnering with Coventry University and students currently engaged in a Masters degree in Automotive Journalism will be manning the event and gaining valuable work experience. They are the next generation; the present generation are covered by The Guild of Motoring Writers who are also Event Partners and in full support mode. 

Under one £27m roof at The Wing at Silverstone, participants will be entertained, informed, amused and maybe shocked by a wonderful array of speakers with plenty of opportunities for book signings and chats with motoring heroes.  

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