2016-18 andrewnoakes2012

Andrew Noakes

Degree in automotive engineering. Worked as a technical writer for Fast Car magazine in the 1990s and then edited Retro and Classics magazines before going freelance in 2002. Since then Andrew has written for magazines and websites, and has written or contributed to more than 20 automotive books. Alongside his freelance career he teaches on Coventry University's unique automotive journalism Masters programme.
www.andrewnoakes.com

2014-16  2015 guy loveridge 

Guy Loveridge

Automotive historian, author, publisher, auctioneer and broadcaster and a consultant to auction houses and collectors on classic and historic cars and automobilia. Guy has written on motoring and motor sport for a wide range of newspapers and magazines. He has also commentated on motor sport on radio and acted as Master of Ceremonies at Guild Awards dinners.
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2012-13 2013 richard aucock

Richard Aucock

Motoring journalist since 1998, when he joined the Guild after winning the Sir William Lyons award. Joined Motoring Research full time three years later and has been there ever since, working up from Staff Writer to Managing Director. www.richardaucock.com

2010-11 cb

Charlotte Blight

Sub-editor and features writer for Link House motoring group in the 1990s, then associate editor of Fast Car magazine before going freelance.

2008-9 chriswright

Chris Wright

Editorial director, Top Car and Fast Car magazines then automotive industry management reports for the Financial Times. Director of automotive business news agency Interchange Europe.

2006-7 johnkendall

John Kendall

Motor industry research then a technical writer on Commercial Motor and editor of Diesel Car in the 1990s. Full-time freelance since 2001, concentrating on fleet, commercial and technical topics.

2004-5 peterburgess

Peter Burgess

Degree in mechanical engineering. After eight years at Motoring Which? Peter went freelance, and then founded the successful Motoring Research editorial agency.

2001-3 MatthewCarter

Matthew Carter

Early experience in newspapers and as a What Car? road tester led to a series of progressively more senior roles with Autosport, Classic and Sports Car and Autocar. A key figure in the MPA Fingal creative agency in the 1990s, then freelance.

1999-2001 kenrogers

Ken Rogers

Motoring editor for the Daily Mirror and then Sunday Mirror in the 1990s. Later editor of RoSPA's Care on the Road magazine and the AA's Drive.

1997-9 chriswright

Chris Wright

Editorial director, Top Car and Fast Car magazines then automotive industry management reports for the Financial Times. Director of automotive business news agency Interchange Europe.

1995-7 tonylewis

Tony Lewis

After 12 years with the Western Daily Press went freelance, then in 1996 was co-founder of the Interchange Europe agency.

1994-5 johnblauth

John Blauth

Extensive motoring editorial experience includes stints as editor of Company Car, editor in chief of Complete Car, and motoring correspondent for the Daily Express. Director of specialist content creation agency Immediate Network. Now a Guild Vice President.

1993-4 PeterDron

Peter Dron

Road tester for Motor magazine and later founded Fast Lane.

1991-3 johnblauth

John Blauth

Extensive motoring editorial experience includes stints as editor of Company Car, editor in chief of Complete Car, and motoring correspondent for the Daily Express. Director of specialist content creation agency Immediate Network. Now a Guild Vice President.

1989-91 sam brown 2

Sam Brown

Motoring correspondent for the East Anglian Daily Times, later news editor and deputy editor of Autocar, then editor of What Car? Moved to Auto Express as motoring editor in 1989. Short stint as a PR with Lotus, then returned to journalism as a freelance.

1988-9 martinderrick

Martin Derrick

Freelance since 1986. Now Director of INP Media Ltd, specialising in high quality film and video production. Also Editor of the Royal Automobile Club's Motoring Journal. Author of eight automotive titles.

1987-8 strathcarron

Lord Strathcarron

Motoring correspondent of The Field for almost half a century. The "motorcycling peer" was chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Motorcycling Group and instrumental in the establishment of Compulsory Basic Training for motorcyclists. Guild President until his death in 2006.

1985-6 KeithRead

Keith Read

Motoring correspondent for the Coventry Evening Telegraph and later PR manager for MIRA, before returning to freelance journalism.

1983-4 frankpage

Frank Page

Motoring editor of the Observer from 1968 to 1982, then motoring editor of the Mail on Sunday and also a BBC Top Gear presenter.

1982 JohnBlunsden

John Blunsden

Motoring and motor racing journalist, and later proprietor of publisher Motor Racing Publications.

1981 michael frostick 

Michael Frostick

Motoring journalist, author and contributor to Wheelbase, a BBC motoring programme which preceded Top Gear.

1979-80 TomLeake

Tom Leake

Motoring correspondent of the Shropshire Star.

1978 suebaker

Sue Baker

After working for the Motor Racing News Service at Brands Hatch, Sue became motoring correspondent of the London Evening News and later motoring editor of the Observer, as well as a presenter on the BBC Top Gear programme. Made a Guild Vice President in 2014.

1977 stuartbladon

Stuart Bladon

An Autocar staffer for more than 20 years, rising to deputy editor before leaving in 1981 to go freelance and has since contributed to a wide range of publications.

1976 David-Benson

David Benson

Deputy editor of Motor, then motoring correspondent of the Daily Express.

1975 AlanBaker

Alan Baker

Technical editor of Motor Cycle magazine in the 1950s, then worked for Automobile Engineer and Automotive Design Engineering before going freelance. Edited the Guild's Who's Who in the Motor Industry 1987-97. Guild Vice President from 1997.

1974 graham macbeth

Graham Macbeth

Motoring correspondent of the Brighton Evening Argus 1950-80, then worked for Practical Motorist magazine and freelanced. General Secretary of the BARC and press officer at Brands Hatch 1967-79. Edited the Guild's Who's Who in the Motor Industry 1985-86, for many years the Guild's Honorary Secretary and later a Vice President.

1973 JohnBlunsden

John Blunsden

Motoring and motor racing journalist, and later proprietor of publisher Motor Racing Publications.

1971-2 PeterGarnier

Peter Garnier

Joined The Autocar in 1950 and became its sports editor in 1955, and editor from 1968 to 1975.

1970 EdwardEves

Edward Eves

A motor racing photographer and editor of the motor sport annual Autocourse. Ted later became Midlands editor of Autocar.

1969 CourtneyEdwards

Courtenay Edwards

Motoring correspondent of the Sunday Telegraph.

1968 HaroldDvoretsky

Harold Dvoretsky

London-based motoring correspondent to the Australian magazine Modern Motor.

 

1967 AlanBrinton

Alan Brinton

Motoring correspondent of the News Chronicle, author and motor racing broadcaster.

1966 richardbensted-smith

Richard Bensted-Smith

Degree in engineering from Pembroke College, Cambridge. Editor of The Motor in the 1960s and an experienced rally co-driver – he navigated Joginder Singh in the 1968 East African Safari Rally, and they were one of only seven crews to finish. Founded Newspress in 1973.

1965 max boyd

Maxwell Boyd

Motoring correspondent of the Sunday Times. Max was also a motoring photographer and contributor to BBC motoring documentaries.

1964 CourtneyEdwards

Courtenay Edwards

Motoring correspondent of the Sunday Telegraph.

1963 haroldnockolds

Harold Nockolds

Motoring correspondent of The Times and then editor of Motor, eventually becoming managing director of its publisher Temple Press. Later a Guild Vice-President.

1962 mauricesmith

Maurice Smith

Editor of The Autocar. A very experienced pilot (he won the DFC for flying bombing missions in the Second World War) he also edited the aviation industry magazine Flight.

1961 DouglasArmstrong

Douglas Armstrong

Editor of Automobile Year.

1960 jack hay

JB Hay

Jack Hay was the motoring correspondent for the Birmingham Post and an accomplished rally navigator. His son, also called Jack, became a motoring writer and publisher.

1959 alex bruce

Alex Bruce

News editor of Motor Industry and from 1954 the journal's editor. Honorary life member of the Scottish Sports Car Club and Trustee of the Mike Hawthorn National Memorial Fund.

1958 stjohn nixon

St John C Nixon

An automotive journalist, historian and author from the 1920s to the 1970s, and an adviser in the early days of what was then the Montagu Motor Museum.

1957 haroldnockolds

Harold Nockolds

Motoring correspondent of The Times and then editor of Motor, eventually becoming managing director of its publisher Temple Press. Later a Guild Vice-President.

1956 DudleyNoble

Dudley Noble

Worked in public relations for Rover (where he orchestrated the famous 'Blue Train' race) and later motoring correspondent of the Financial Times, The Director and Tatler. Also editor of the IAM magazine Milestones.

1955 nevill bennett

Nevill Bennett

Worked for Studebaker then became a despatch rider in the First World War. After the war wrote for Motor Cycling then The Motor, and was for many years the motoring correspondent of Sporting Life.

1954 CourtneyEdwards

Courtenay Edwards

Motoring correspondent of the Sunday Telegraph.

1953 schdavis

SCH 'Sammy' Davis

Sports editor of The Autocar and winner of the 1927 Le Mans 24-hour race, sharing a Bentley with Dr Dudley Benjafield. Later co-founded the Veteran Car Club.

1952 haroldnockolds

Harold Nockolds

Motoring correspondent of The Times and then editor of Motor, eventually becoming managing director of its publisher Temple Press. Later a Guild Vice-President.

1951 CharlesFothergill

Charles Fothergill

Motoring correspondent of the News Chronicle.

1950 BasilCardew

Basil Cardew

Motoring correspondent of the Daily Express for more than 30 years.

1948-9 tommywisdom

Tommy Wisdom

Motoring correspondent of the Daily Herald and a regular race and rally competitor from the 1930s to the 1960s.

1944-7 lauriecade

Laurence Cade

Motoring correspondent of The Star. Arrived in Fleet Street at the age of 17 and was a motoring correspondent for well over half a century. Later a Guild Vice-President.
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Thanks to Robert Grounds for the Jack Hay image, and to Guild members Ray Hutton, John Blunsden, Stuart Bladon, Chris Adamson and Colin Dawson for information.