Two Evro books have been shortlisted for the Royal Automobile Club Motoring Book of the Year Awards, which will take place on Wednesday 28 October in either a live or online format at the Club’s Pall Mall Clubhouse. Now in their seventh consecutive year, the awards are recognised as the most prestigious to be bestowed in the automotive publishing industry.
Niki Lauda: His Competition History by Jon Saltinstall has been nominated by the judges for the six-strong shortlist for Motoring Book of the Year, ‘for an exceptional book with wide appeal and costing no more than £75’.
Shadow: The Magnificent Machines of a Man of Mystery is on the shortlist for Specialist Book of the Year, ‘for a feat of impeccable research and flawless writing regardless of its retail cost’.
“The Royal Automobile Club Motoring Book of the Year Awards have become synonymous with celebrating the best automotive books, authors and publishers,” said Jeremy Vaughan, Head of Motoring. “The quality of entries this year has been quite remarkable, which is a reassuring sign that the industry is in good shape and the appetite for motoring books continue to be healthy. The rigour around the judging process was very impressive and given the quality of entries it was the toughest judging year yet.”
Evro books have won four previous RAC awards:
2014 Motoring Book of the Year: John Surtees: My Incredible Life on Two and Four Wheels by John Surtees with Mike Nicks
2016 Motoring Book of the Year: Brian Redman: Daring Drivers, Deadly Tracks by Brian Redman with Jim Mullen
2018 Specialist Book of the Year: Reid Railton: Man of Speed by Karl Ludvigsen
2019 Specialist Book of the Year: John, George and the HWMs by Simon Taylor