John Surtees: My Incredible Life on Two and Four Wheel, has won the inaugural Royal Automobile Club Motoring Book of the Year Award.
“It is a great honour for our book to win this prestigious new award,” said John Surtees after receiving the trophy from Club Chairman Tom Purves at a presentation at the Pall Mall clubhouse on Wednesday 29 October 2014.
“Putting the book together was a real trip down memory lane, touching on the highs and lows of my life. It would not have been possible without the fine array of photographs we were able to assemble. All that is due to the efforts over the years of the many photographers who captured almost every significant moment of my racing life.”
Forewords by two modern-day World Champions, Valentino Rossi and Sebastian Vettel, provide a fitting introduction to John Surtees: My Incredible Life on Two and Four Wheels. In his foreword Sebastian Vettel, who is about to become a Ferrari driver, stated: “Nobody else in the racing world has a personal story that so directly echoes the mechanics of motorsport – from building motorcycles in the 1940s to the running of a racing team in the 1970s. Bikes and cars are great interests of mine and John’s unique career combines them like no other.”