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#8901 Tim Murray

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 13:18

The winners and other top contenders in the Montagu Trophy since 2000 are here:

https://www.gomw.co.uk/awards/montagu

although the Montagu Trophy award has been running for a lot longer than that.

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#8902 Vitesse2

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 13:18

According to the Guild's website, the list of all Montagu Award winners can be found in their Who's Who in the Motor Industry yearbook.

 

All the Guild's 2016, 2017 and 2018 winners are linked here: https://www.gomw.co.uk/awards There are also links to the 2012 and 2013 awards in the sidebar, but presumably nobody remembered to update the page to include 2014 and 2015 when they were dropped off the main text!



#8903 SamoanAttorney

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 08:21

According to the Guild's website, the list of all Montagu Award winners can be found in their Who's Who in the Motor Industry yearbook.

 

All the Guild's 2016, 2017 and 2018 winners are linked here: https://www.gomw.co.uk/awards There are also links to the 2012 and 2013 awards in the sidebar, but presumably nobody remembered to update the page to include 2014 and 2015 when they were dropped off the main text!

 

 

Thank you for pointing out this omission, I will let the relevant person know and get the problem fixed.



#8904 SamoanAttorney

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 13:01

All done!



#8905 D-Type

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 22:48

It looks as if the Montagu Award is given to an individual and is not necessarily related to a particular book.  Is that correct?



#8906 SamoanAttorney

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 07:19

It looks as if the Montagu Award is given to an individual and is not necessarily related to a particular book.  Is that correct?

 

A very good point...........I will get clarification and report back.



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Posted 09 February 2019 - 10:26

As this year's recipient I can say that it's awarded to a particular book -- and its author!

 

I'm proud to be the first recipient. I said at the time that the award's merit would only be decided by the winning books that followed. I think it has been a good index of merit since.



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Posted 09 February 2019 - 10:33

Just caught up with the post by Steve L suggesting a book about George Eyston. I agree that this could be very interesting indeed. 

 

He of course figures in various parts of the Railton saga, including the Goldie Gardner chapter. In fact I provide an appendix describing the design and creation of his Thunderbolt. He also has a role in The Supercharging Story which I hope to wrap up later this year.

 

Any more votes for Eyston?



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Posted 09 February 2019 - 11:53

Just caught up with the post by Steve L suggesting a book about George Eyston. I agree that this could be very interesting indeed. 

 

He of course figures in various parts of the Railton saga, including the Goldie Gardner chapter. In fact I provide an appendix describing the design and creation of his Thunderbolt. He also has a role in The Supercharging Story which I hope to wrap up later this year.

 

Any more votes for Eyston?

Absolutely!

 

I believe he holds the distinction of being the only LSR holder to attempt to qualify as an Olympic yachtsman ... and I'm also pretty sure there's much to be discovered about his various flirtations with powerboating. :)



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Posted 10 February 2019 - 14:13

Just caught up with the post by Steve L suggesting a book about George Eyston. I agree that this could be very interesting indeed. 

 

He of course figures in various parts of the Railton saga, including the Goldie Gardner chapter. In fact I provide an appendix describing the design and creation of his Thunderbolt. He also has a role in The Supercharging Story which I hope to wrap up later this year.

 

Any more votes for Eyston?

 

Hi Karl.

 

I thought my suggestion was a cheeky one in a way, but then again I also thought it to be a very good and interesting one too!

 

GET seems to have lived a hugely full and varied life and I would love to learn and see more about him and his projects.  As well as the things I mentioned before, I'd like to know about his early life including service record, his involvement through the 1920's with Aston Martin (both on track and on the water), racing with Bugatti cars, his professional and personal relationship with Ernest Eldridge (another fascinating character in his own right for both the right and wrong reasons! - aero engined Brooklands monsters, specials raced at the Indy 500, Miller record attempts, bigamy...), all of the super record breaking cars (MG's, Black Magic, Speed of the Wind, Thunderbolt...).

 

I think you would have a ready market for such a book including everyone interested in the marques with which George Eyston was associated, as well as the record breaking enthusiasts.


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Posted 10 February 2019 - 16:29

I would vote for an Eyston book too, he's something of an overlooked figure.  Land Speed Record holder in an era in which the world's fastest cars were built in the Black Country.  And a Military Cross holder.

 

I'd also vote for a Nigel Beresford book.  :wave:



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Posted 15 February 2019 - 00:27

As this year's recipient I can say that it's awarded to a particular book -- and its author!

 

I'm proud to be the first recipient. I said at the time that the award's merit would only be decided by the winning books that followed. I think it has been a good index of merit since.

But the Guild of Motoring Writers lists the author and not the book.  As a potential book buyer I was hoping the Guild could advise me which books to buy.  But sadly it appears not to be so.


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#8913 SamoanAttorney

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 07:11

But the Guild of Motoring Writers lists the author and not the book.  As a potential book buyer I was hoping the Guild could advise me which books to buy.  But sadly it appears not to be so.

 

 

D-Type - your point is a very valid one, the books that the awards are based on should also be listed as well as their authors.

 

I have alerted the relevant persons responsible for putting this information on the Guild website, I am told it is in hand. I will chase.......

 

jb



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Posted 19 February 2019 - 20:10

D-Type - your point is a very valid one, the books that the awards are based on should also be listed as well as their authors.

 

I have alerted the relevant persons responsible for putting this information on the Guild website, I am told it is in hand. I will chase.......

 

jb

Thanks,  I asked the question because I felt award-winning books are worthy of serious consideration.



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Posted 22 February 2019 - 15:59

Wearing my charity selling hat again, I wondered if someone here might be interested in a signed first edition of Sir Geoffrey de Havilland's autobiography Sky Fever? It even has some motoring and motor sport interest! Not only signed, but with a dedication to his colleague Francis E St Barbe, who was the de Havilland company's sales manager for many years. Up for auction on eBay, starting at a mere £20 - item number 254135751544 - and Gift Aided, so whatever you pay for it HMRC will give us another 20% of the purchase price at no cost to you!

 

SOLD! :clap:



#8916 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 15:15

Wearing my charity selling hat again, I wondered if someone here might be interested in a signed first edition of Sir Geoffrey de Havilland's autobiography Sky Fever? It even has some motoring and motor sport interest! Not only signed, but with a dedication to his colleague Francis E St Barbe, who was the de Havilland company's sales manager for many years. Up for auction on eBay, starting at a mere £20 - item number 254135751544 - and Gift Aided, so whatever you pay for it HMRC will give us another 20% of the purchase price at no cost to you!


When we go to Goodwood we stay at a farm in the village of Sutton. The owner is a retired BA 747 captain and keeps his Tiger Moth on the property. This would be a wonderful gift for him. I will bid and hope to win.

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 08:04

Tuesday week ago, one of the authors of the following book made mention to me that "The books are here!" Clearly satisfied, however not quite like a proud new parent would announce a new family arrival. None-the-less, as many authors here will attest the hard graft of a  book is done for year's before it sees the light of day and the pleasure is seeing the completed work out in the big wide world for fellow enthusiasts to enjoy.

 

Here is the culmination of two well known Australian motoring enthusiasts, Phillip Schudmak and Tony Johns with an interest in WO Bentley's and high profile positions within the Bentley Drivers Club of Australia to bring vintage Bentley authority, Clare Hay and Bob Watson (yes, the Australian Rally champion) into the project. The four collectively covering the Australian WO Bentley scene that began in 1922, just 3 years after W O set up his works. Indeed, suitably timed in this centenary of the marque. Although not  intentional, just the timeline that ultimately befell getting the project together.

 

A mix of over 1000 period and modern photographs, sharing space with period advertising, throughout 416 pages to tell the life of Bentley in Australia. Including histories of the cars that have arrived on these shores since 1922 and also those that have since moved around the globe. Also the cars that have enjoyed some spirited driving in the odd bit of competition in years past or across Australia and other global adventures in more recent times..

 

Given the BDCA are the proud publishers, it's fitting Bob Watson tells the club story since formation in 1956

 

More details via http://www.vintagebe...y.org/home.html

 

or direct from Tony Johns via email

treasurer at vintagebentley.org

 

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Stephen



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Posted 01 March 2019 - 16:57

Wearing my charity selling hat again, I wondered if someone here might be interested in a signed first edition of Sir Geoffrey de Havilland's autobiography Sky Fever? It even has some motoring and motor sport interest! Not only signed, but with a dedication to his colleague Francis E St Barbe, who was the de Havilland company's sales manager for many years. Up for auction on eBay, starting at a mere £20 - item number 254135751544 - and Gift Aided, so whatever you pay for it HMRC will give us another 20% of the purchase price at no cost to you!
 
SOLD! :clap:

But not to me, dammit......:mad:

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 18:21

Sorry about that, Jack, but 'twas I who got it.

As a former de Havilland apprentice/employee I can't think why I didn't have "Sky Fever" already - I could have bought it "in period" but didn't and once the moment had passed. . .



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#8920 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 18:57

Sorry about that, Jack, but 'twas I who got it.
As a former de Havilland apprentice/employee I can't think why I didn't have "Sky Fever" already - I could have bought it "in period" but didn't and once the moment had passed. . .

Congratulations! I got busy and distracted with other matters and the auction slipped past me. To be honest I probably wouldn't have bid up to your price in any case. I'm glad it's in the "family!" :wave:

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 07:23

I have just finished David Tremayne's Jim Clark - Best of the Best .  Given how much I enjoyed the same author's The Lost Generation my hopes were high - and were met in full.The curious , almost unsettling thing for me was that I hadn't realised just what a presence Clark had been in my own motor sport life (which only began in 1967,. the year before Hockenheim)until reading this terrific book . I am doubly glad now I made the effort to attend the 50th anniversary at Duns last year.

 

My review is now on speedreaders.info   



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Posted 06 March 2019 - 13:32

I have just finished David Tremayne's Jim Clark - Best of the Best .  Given how much I enjoyed the same author's The Lost Generation my hopes were high - and were met in full.The curious , almost unsettling thing for me was that I hadn't realised just what a presence Clark had been in my own motor sport life (which only began in 1967,. the year before Hockenheim)until reading this terrific book . I am doubly glad now I made the effort to attend the 50th anniversary at Duns last year.
 
My review is now on speedreaders.info


I read the review last night. Although I won't be purchasing the book, the review is excellent.

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 16:06

I have just finished David Tremayne's Jim Clark - Best of the Best .  Given how much I enjoyed the same author's The Lost Generation my hopes were high - and were met in full.The curious , almost unsettling thing for me was that I hadn't realised just what a presence Clark had been in my own motor sport life (which only began in 1967,. the year before Hockenheim)until reading this terrific book . I am doubly glad now I made the effort to attend the 50th anniversary at Duns last year.

 

My review is now on speedreaders.info   

 

Excellent review John. I, too, remember watching that Italian Grand Prix on that sunny September afternoon and exactly where I was when Dad told me the awful news. 



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Posted 08 March 2019 - 21:02

Again donning my 'charity hat', can I draw TNFers' attention to a nice little donation of Volvo books we received today? A couple of Volvo Amazon/P1800 manuals - from Brooklands Books and Intereurope - plus Anders Detlev Clausager's 1995 book on the same models (which has some sporting content) and Bill Webb's self-published and now incredibly-hard-to-find-at-any-sensible-price Swedish Iron. Links to all of them here. Do feel free to browse and buy from any of the other 1300+ items!

 

[ETA - the Brooklands manual has sold!]



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Posted 19 March 2019 - 03:48

Does anybody know what's going on with David Bull Publishing?



I've been told that they are the publishers of the late Michael Lynch and Luigi Chinetti, Jr., forthcoming book on Chinetti/NART. Can anyone confirm?

When I attempt to access the web site I get a message that it is a "private site", password required.

EDIT: A message on the FB page says they are currently unable to fill any orders. That sounds rather ominous.

Edited by Jack-the-Lad, 19 March 2019 - 04:50.