IAN WAGSTAFF’S BOOK HONOURED
Ian Wagstaff’s book Formula 1’s Unsung Pioneers has won the Michael Sedgwick Memorial Prize, a prestigious award presented by the Society of Automotive Historians In Britain (SAHB) for its best book of the year. The SAHB’s citation stated:
“Whilst clearly a personal passion project for Ian, this book brought so many new facts and stories to the reader that even those on the judging panel who profess little interest in this era of motor sport agreed that the way the book was written and put together in terms of design and layout made it an enthralling read and a clear winner of the 2022 Michael Sedgwick Award.”
Ian’s book, which tells the story of the British Racing Partnership (BRP) of 1958 to 1964, also reached the shortlists for two other awards: the Suzuki Award for the Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy (presented by the Guild of Motoring Writers) and ‘Publication of the Year’ at the Historic Motoring Awards 2022 (presented by Octane magazine).