Paul Parker

in Camera

Motor racing Author and Historian.


Welcome to my website which I hope you will find interesting and enjoyable.


It will in time feature images from the years I have spent covering historic motor racing, links to associated sites and other areas of shared interest including occasional pieces on my experiences from decades past.

The first serious motor race I attended was the 1961 Tourist Trophy at Goodwood watching Stirling Moss beat Mike Parkes, both in Ferrari 250GT SWBs. Three years later I travelled by tube, railway and bus to the first British GP at Brands Hatch, a fabulous meeting. In the years that followed I attended many other events including another TT and later was fortunate enough to be a British GP regular up to 1987 but gave up after this except for 1995 and 2002. For many years I frequented assorted British international and national meetings and of course the wonderful events held by the VSCC of which I am a member. In latter years researching and writing the books has become a priority and these days I usually only attend the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Revival, Nürburgring Oldtimer and the bi-annual Monaco Historique and Le Mans Classic.

Elsewhere a listing of my books to date with a brief resumé of each are featured, the latest of which heads up the current home page. I have been very fortunate to have enjoyed the patronage, support and encouragement of many, the list of which would fill the page. It began with Paul Skilleter and a shared interest in Jaguars and later I met and worked for Karl Ludvigsen who made my first book Jaguar at Le Mans published by Haynes possible. In tandem with this I was writing Sixties Motor Racing with Mike Cooper for Simon Draper at Palawan Press. From there it progressed to my second book with Haynes under Mark Hughes which began the " in Camera " series. 

Apart from the books I have also written race reports, articles and enjoyed track tests for a number of magazines including Jaguar World Monthly, Octane, Classic Cars, Autosport, Motor Sport et al.

Our interest in the past seems insatiable and very necessary, long may it continue.