We are delighted to announce that Anders Ditlev Clausager has won the 2017 Michael Sedgwick Award for:
Wolseley: A Very British Car (Published by Herridge & Sons Ltd)
The Chairman of the Judging Panel, Guy Loveridge, presented the award to Anders at the Autumn Seminar of the Society of Motoring Historians in Britain. Anders received a plaque and a cheque for £250.
The SAHB acknowledges the generous support of the Michael Sedgwick Memorial Trust in making this award.
The award is given to the author of a new book, published in English on an aspect of British motoring history.
The runners up, in a field of extremely high quality, were:
- Philip Porter: Stirling Moss: The Definitive Biography- Volume 1 (Published by Porter Press)
- Darren Banks: Stephen South: The Way It Was (Published by Performance Publishing)
One of the judges said of the book:
‘As this meticulously researched new “tome” reveals, Wolseley were in at the very beginning of the British motoring industry, and were one of the very last of the “badge engineering” names to shuffle into quiet redundancy under British Leyland in the 1970s.
‘The author has brought a fastidious level of research to his subject and presents with a lightness of touch that belies the true depth of analysis and detail. The illustrations are glorious and the design of this book makes reading either as a work of study or of pleasure a joy. For those readers to whom Wolseley is “one of those funny Minis?” or the more dedicated fan who already knows about “Beetle” and the Gordon Bennett trials and Eustace Watkins et al, this book is something that delivers knowledge, entertainment and explanation page after page. I was lucky enough to have my copy a number of months ago, and have enjoyed the reading of it twice so far. I know it will become a well-thumbed title in my library, despite the weight and inevitable “heft” involved in lifting it down from the shelf!’