Please note: Entries for the Motoring Book of the Year 2020 are open.
Motoring Book of the Year: Awarded for an exceptional book with wide appeal
Specialist Book of the Year: Awarded for impeccable research with flawless writing
Every year, the Club’s judges are given the almost impossible task of singling out one of a dozen titles to be crowned the Motoring Book of the Year, while also deciding which author will receive the Specialist Book award. The accolades are designed to recognise and celebrate the many great books, authors and publishers of automotive-focused titles, and their importance in both exploring and documenting the many key events, vehicles and individuals, who have helped shape the history of the motor car.
Entrants have the option to enter their titles into two categories: the main Motoring Book of the Year or the Specialist Book of the Year award. The two accolades are open for books issued between July 2019 and June 2020 (12 months), with the Motoring Book of the Year title being awarded to ‘an exceptional book with wide appeal’ and costing no more than £75’.
The Royal Automobile Club’s aim is to celebrate the many great books, authors and publishers of automotive-focused titles, and their importance in both exploring and documenting the many key events, vehicles and individuals who have helped shape the history of the motor car.
The Club urges all authors and their publishers to make the judges aware of every eligible title. To submit an entry please download and complete the Entry Form available here and email your response to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bookings for ticket(s) to this year’s event will open soon.
The judging process will include recommendations from Britain’s most experienced motoring book reviewers and buyers. The fully independent judges are to nominate books that have impressed either with their depth of the research, originality of subject, exceptional quality of writing and pictures or outstanding entertainment value.
For those wishing to a nominate a potential judge to the Club, please email the nominee name, and brief details to: email@example.com