The Guild of Motoring Writers is the largest and most prestigious organization of automotive editorial professionals in the world with well over 400 members in the UK and overseas.

Members of the Guild are not just new car road testers, but a wide range of professionals involved in automotive editorial in many different roles and across all media:

  • national and regional newspaper correspondents
  • writers, editors, sub-editors and designers working for print magazines and online publications
  • book authors and publishers
  • automotive photographers and artists
  • broadcasters working in radio and television

Guild members work on all sorts of automotive topics, including new cars, classic and historic cars, commercial vehicles, motor cycles, motor sport, the motor industry, modified and custom cars, automotive design and technology, and many more.

The Guild is recognised as the leading association for automotive journalists, authors, photographers and broadcasters, and its views carry a great deal of weight within the motor industry. There is much co-operation between Guild members and motor industry press offices, particularly through MIPAA, the Motor Industry Public Affairs Association.

Who's Who in the Motor Industry, the Guild's yearbook, is an essential tool for all those professionally involved in automotive media. A copy of this book is one of the many benefits of Guild Membership.

The Guild also runs a Benevolent Fund, which is there to help members who may fall on hard times.

Full membership of the Guild is open to media professionals working in an automotive editorial role. There is also an associate membership class for those who work partly in automotive media or have less experience. For more about membership categories, fees and benefits see Joining the Guild.