Guild of Motoring Writers

The World wide body for automotive Journalists, Editors, Photographers, Broadcasters and Artists

Founded in 1944, The Guild of Motoring Writers is the largest organisation of its kind in the World, representing automotive journalists, photographers, broadcasters and artists. Based in the UK, it has over 500 members in 20 countries.

Social events and Track days are regularly attended by Guild members and guests alike, including events at Silverstone, Castle Coombe and others

The Guild organises both professional and social functions and operates an annual awards scheme to reward achievement by its members. It also publishes an annual had copy guide to ‘Who’s who in the motor Industry’. Guild members write and broadcast about a wide variety of topics from new technology to classic motoring and motorcycling. Its photographers and artists cover all aspects of the industry from Formula One to classic rallying and modern day Super-Hyper cars to classic road cars.

A gathering of some Guild members in 2016 to view another members collectible Ferrari. Many Guild members are not only experts, journalists and broadcasters but also Owners, Collectors & Enthusiasts in their own right..
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Guild members gathered at Aston Martin Lagonda’s global HQ at Gaydon in Warwickshire for the 2019 Annual General Meeting on 9 May. In addition to the meeting itself, they were given a tour of the production facility and a fascinating design briefing by chief creative officer Marek Reichman.

Many of its members are available for commissions as copy writers, editors, photographers, presenters and designers to the sector and in particular to SVA members.

Newspress Awards Guild winners

Guild members win big at 2019 Newspress Awards..

Guild members had a successful evening at the 2019 Newspress Awards, which were presented recently. Of the 15 awards made to individual journalists, Guild members won nine and were highly commended in two more.

Nick Gibbs followed up his win in the Guild/Prova PR Business Writer of the Year late last year by winning the Automotive Business Journalist award.

Automotive Editor of the Year was awarded to AutoTrader’s Erin Baker and in the Automotive Feature Writer category, Top Gear’s Paul Horrell was highly commended.

Jack Carfrae took the Automotive News Writer award, while the new Motorsport Writer category was dominated by Guild members – Maurice Hamilton winning with James Taylor highly commended. James won the Road Tester of the Year award, to add to his Guild/BCA Feature Writer of the Year commendation in 2018.

David Burgess-Wise took the Classic Car Journalist award and Darren Liggett was awarded the Automotive Regional Journalist prize, while Mike Rutherford was highly commended in the Automotive Columnist category and Paul Horrell highly commended in the Automotive Feature Writer award.

Jayson Fong collected top honours for the Automotive Photographer category after receiving a commendation for his work in the Photographer of the Year category of the 2018 Guild Awards.

In addition to the individual awards, publications featuring Guild members’ work were also given awards for achievement. Autovolt, edited by Guild member Jonathan Musk, won the award for best consumer publication. Paul Horrell’s contributions helped to the Automotive Website award and Lem Bingley was on hand as part of the Car Design News team which received the Automotive Business Publication award.

The evening was completed with a Lifetime Achievement Award for former Daily Star motoring journalist George Fowler, who launches a new motoring project soon.

“Guild members featured in the shortlist for every category in the 2019 Newspress Awards,” said chairman Richard Aucock. “It’s a delight to see so many of them go on to win. Our members are professionals, and such overwhelming success in these latest industry awards shows how the industry is recognising Guild members as some of the best of the best.”

“It was also touching to see long-time Guild member George Fowler recognised with the Lifetime Achievement Award. All of us are looking forward to what’s in store for him now!”

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SVA MD Martyn Raybould says: Guild members World wide are welcome to join the SVA by agreement with the Guild of Motoring Writers. Members should register their details as a business, listing all services they provide, please include any books and links they wish to display for the benefit of the SVA Business and Private members to buy. Members are also invited to provide a ‘Benefit’ which is displayed on the page that authors will where able to sign books purchased by SVA members.

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