We are pleased to announce that:
‘Skinner’s Union – A history of the Skinner family and the S.U. Company’
by Mike Harvey
has won the prestigious Michael Sedgwick Award for 2016. The book is published by The S.U. Carburetter Company.
Peter Card, the Chairman of Michael Sedgwick Memorial Trust, received the award on behalf of Mike Harvey (who sadly could not be there on the day) from the Chairman of the Judging Panel, Guy Loveridge, at the SAHB’s Autumn Seminar on 23rd October. The author will receive a plaque and a cheque for £250.
The award is given to the author of a new book, published in English on an aspect of British motoring history.
The picture is of Mike with his own S.U.-equipped 1946 MG TC.
The runners up, in a field of extremely high quality, were:
• Graham Skillen: The BSA Front Wheel Drive Cars (Published by Amberley Publishing)
• Jonathan Wood: Squire: The Man, the Cars, the Heritage (Published by CMC).
One of the judges said of the book:
‘It’s outstandingly good value and should be very useful to anyone who uses one of these excellent carbs., and in particular to restorers. It takes a broad view, aero as well as car, and is historically sound on the background and history of S.U. I strongly recommend it for an award: it’s not a work of literature but is packed with solid facts, which probably sets it apart. My own copy seems to have borrowed rather often, which is a strong recommendation.’