Our hearty congratulations go to Jon Saltinstall, who has won the Guild of Motoring Writers’ annual award for the best book. At the Guild’s awards evening at the Royal Automobile Club on Thursday 7 December, Jon was presented with the Suzuki Award for the Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy for Jacky Ickx: His Authorised Competition History.

The Guild also gives awards for second and third places. And another Evro author, Richard Jenkins, was runner-up for his book Tyrrell: The Story of the Tyrrell Racing Organisation. Congratulations to Richard too.

There… two good ideas for Christmas presents! For UK-based buyers, we recommend ordering no later than Thursday 14 December to be sure of delivery before Christmas.

The Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy is an award with a long and distinguished history. It was first presented in 1972 by Edward Lord Montagu on the occasion of the opening of the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu. The first winner was Karl Ludvigsen for his book The Mercedes-Benz Racing Cars. Coincidentally we come full circle because Karl is working right now on the final stages of another magnum opus, to be published Evro. This is Power Unleashed, his three-volume history of supercharging and turbocharging — more details soon!

Jon Saltinstall was presented with his award by Dr Jon Murden (left), CEO of the National Motor Museum Trust, and Alun Parry (right), Suzuki Head of Press and PR.

All of the Guild's 2023 award winners, including Evro authors Jon Saltinstall (front row, third from left) and Richard Jenkins (back row, second from right).

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