Oktober 15, 2018

Turbo 3.0 Shortlisted for RAC's Specialist Book of the Year 2018

The Turbo 3.0 book has been shortlisted for the prestigious Royal Automobile Club's "Specialist Book Of The Year" 2018, one of the most prestigious awards in the automotive publishing industry. The winner will be announced at the annual awards event, hosted October 31st by respected broadcaster and journalist Simon Taylor at the Club’s historic Pall Mall clubhouse.

“We never fail to be amazed at the quality and variety of titles that our experienced judges propose for the Awards, and this year is no exception,” said Peter Read, the Club’s Motoring Committee Chairman.

"Ryan Snodgrass' masterpiece is the future of automotive publishing."
         — Ben Horton, Horton Books

Nominees shortlisted for RAC's 2018 Specialist Motoring Book of the Year Award include:

  • Daimler Days Volume 3 - More Than a Celebration of 100 Years of Daimler Motor Cars
    Brian E. Smith
  • Inside Track: Phil Hill, Ferrari's American World Champion - His Story, His Photography. Volume 1 1927 – 1967
    Phil Hill with Doug Nye
  • Reid Railton: Man of Speed
    Karl Ludvigsen
  • Jim Clark: The Best of the Best
    David Tremayne
  • Gaston Grümmer The Art of Carrosserie
    Philippe Gaston Grümmer and Laurent Friry
  • Turbo 3.0: Porsche's First Turbocharged Supercar
    Ryan Snodgrass

The judging panel consists of of six experts who are totally independent of the Royal Automobile Club and represent the UK’s most informed motoring literary critics. The judges include Gordon Cruickshank (Motor Sport magazine), Mark Dixon (editor of Octane magazine), Ben Horton (independent motoring bookseller Hortons Books), Mick Walsh (editor of Classic & Sports Car), Christian Whitehead (motoring department of London bookstore Foyles) and Tom Wiltshire (book reviewer for Auto Express).

The Royal Automobile Club Motoring Book of the Year Awards is one of the one of the most important events during the Club’s annual London Motor Week during which the Club hosts an array of high-profile motoring events, including the Art of Motoring exhibition, Motoring Lectures, the Motoring Forum, a dinner with former BMW Board Member, Dr. Ian Roberston and the Dewar and Simms Trophy presentations awarded for British engineering excellence. The week culminates with the free-to-view Regent Street Motor Show on Saturday 3rd November and the world-famous Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run supported by Hiscox on Sunday 4th November.