July Newsletter 2022

I hope you have enjoyed seeing some of the recent writings which have appeared on my social platforms LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram

The month of June saw a return to club racing with Motor Racing Legends at Thruxton, England’s fastest circuit, before setting off to the Isle of Man for the Centenary Celebration of the victory of Bentley’s race team at the 1922 Tourist Trophy.

But more significantly, we moved to ‘Pre-Order‘ with my book,  The Past and The Spurious – The Case of Legitimacy in Historic Cars. I look forward to updating you next month with a publication date. 

Best wishes


A glorious sight – Leeds Castle and the gathering of W. O. Bentleys in readiness for the Barnato Tourto Monaco.

I am very pleased to say that my new book, The Past and the Spurious – The Case of Legitimacy in Historic Cars, is now available for pre-order

This could never happen again!
The Isle of Man TT grandstand sees an astonishing collection of vintage Bentleys, Sunbeams and Bugattis to celebrate the centenary of the birth of the Bentley race team and the Bentley Boys. 26th June 2022.
Compliments to Vivian Bush, Sebastian Welch, Bentley Motors and the Bentley Drivers Club.

Some exciting times for the book! The evening of5th September sees an event at the Pall Mall headquarters of @royalautomobileclub 

In the words of the event’s invitation:⁠

Paul Griffin’s new work The Past and The Spurious: The Case of Legitimacy in Historic Cars is essential reading for all serious collectors – a forensic analysis into what really makes vintage and classic cars ‘pukka’ via a series of notorious court cases, and their sometimes controversial outcomes. An unmissable chance to meet the author and industry panel to discuss his unique project.’⁠

There will be more to come, and I will keep you informed as things are confirmed.⁠

An interview by the HCVA as one of their ‘In Conversation with’ series covered my background and some of the influences that have shaped the experiences and views that led to my book ‘The Past and The Spurious – The Case of Legitimacy in Historic Cars’.

Read the full interview here

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