2018 RAC Specialty Motoring Book of the Year Results
While the Turbo 3.0 book did not win, it was an exceptional honor to just have been shortlisted for the 2018 Royal Automobile Club's nominees for Specialty Motoring Book of the Year.
Congratulations to the winning author Karl Ludvigsen and publisher Evro Publishing Ltd for producing an excellent book and taking home the prestigious RAC award with "Reid Railton: Man of Speed. The RAC event was a fantastic assembly of automotive industry leaders, publishers and authors; with spirited discussions on the future of book printing, contrasted with the expansive history of the automobile. During the awards presentation, Ben Horton—one of the RAC judges and owner of Hortons Books—stated "Ryan Snodgrass' masterpiece is the future of automotive publishing."
Producing a work such as the Turbo 3.0 could never happen alone. Thank you to the countless number of supporters, but especially Richard Baron for the art direction and layout of the Turbo 3.0; illustrator Guy Allen for the cover art; Christoph Mäder for setting Parabolica Press's design direction with our first Carrera 2.7 book; Guy Morrison, Claus Scheucher, Michael Furman, Randy Wells, and numerous other photographers for splendid imagery; artist Makoto Ouchi for the highly technical bespoke cutaway of the 1975 Turbo; Jurgen Bärth for writing the foreword; Jonathan A. Stein and Mary Snodgrass for critical editing of both books; the exceptional support and encouragement from Dieter Landenberger, Jens Torner, Tobias Mauler and the rest of the Porsche Museum Archives; proofreaders Richard D. J. Hill, Nathan Merz, Chris Powell, among others; Stephanie and Gary from iocolor prepress/printing; and all the enthusiasts and fans on forums worldwide who participated in discourse affirming—as well as busting—myths of the 930 Turbo.
With the release of the Turbo 3.0 book, I believe the "proof is in the pudding" and we have achieved our goal of dramatically raising the bar for automotive—and all—historical books moving forward.
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The Turbo 3.0 book wins first place in the coveted MOTORWORLD BUCHPREIS for the Markenbuch category (best book for a single brand), which honors the best car books of the year. The award ceremony took place on Thursday, May 23, 2019 inside the Arthur Bechtel Classic Motors showroom at the Motorworld Stuttgart V8 Hotel in Böblingen, Germany.
For almost 20 years, noted automotive historian and journalist Jürgen Lewandowski has presided over the Autobuchpreis which honors the best works produced each year on automotive and motorsports topics. For 2018, MOTORWORLD Group became the primary sponsor for the Autobuchpreis, hosting the event and judging team of Jürgen Lewandowksi (chairman of the jury), Andreas Dünkel (Motorworld Group Chairman), Mark N. Backé (Grand Basel Chairman), Vittorio Strosek (Strosek Design), Michael Stoschek (Brose Chairman), Christian Steiger (Classic Cars Editor-in-Chief), Dr. Andreas Kaufmann (Leica Camera Chairman) and Robertino Wild (Capricorn Chairman).
We are honored that the Turbo 3.0 book not only won an IPPY Gold medal at the 2019 Independent Book Publisher Awards, but the overall win within one of eight "Outstanding Books of the Year" categories was special, tying for the Best Book Arts Craftsmanship category. This award is extra meaningful as all books published by independent publishers around the world were eligible, not just within the narrow field of automotive books. Tough competition for sure!
The IPPY “rewards those who exhibit the courage, innovation, and creativity to bring about change in the world of publishing,” with the judging criteria “based on quality of content, originality, design, and production with an emphasis on innovation and social relevance.” The eight overall Outstanding Books of the Year categories choose books from "regular entries for being the most heartfelt, unique, outspoken and/or experimental."
Many thanks to all the contributors to the success of the Turbo 3.0 book: art director Richard Baron; cover artist Guy Allen; cutaway illustrator Makoto Ouchi; photographers Claus Bachl, Michael Furman, and Randy Wells; editors Jonathan Stein and Mary Snodgrass; designer of our first book style Christoph Mäder; prepress support from iocolor with Stephanie Lock, John Bailey, and Gary Hawkey; and the printer Artron Art Group.
Published by Parabolica Press, Turbo 3.0 was officially available for purchase in October 2018. The 23rd Annual IPPY Awards ceremony will be held in New York City on May 28, 2019.
Porsche enthusiast site Elferspot is offering a RARE opportunity to win a copy of the epic Turbo 3.0 book until May 15, 2019. Not only that, they created a quick video to showcase the book for those who have never seen it in person. See more details about the contest on the Elferspot website.