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RAC Motoring Book of the Year Awards 2020

This has been a record-breaking year for the Royal Automobile Club Motoring Book of the Year Awards. The six judges have read, scrutinised and discussed no fewer than 32 high-quality submissions before agreeing the six final nominees in both the General and Specialised categories.

In past years, the shortlisted authors, publishers, book trade and personalities from the motoring and publishing world would have gathered at Pall Mall for the traditional event during the Club’s London Motor Week for the awards presentation.

This year, given the restrictions, the winners will be announced in a virtual event which will go on-line at 5pm on Wednesday 28th October.

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This year’s nominees were books of remarkable quality and standing, and each of them will be featured during the presentation. The presentation will remain on the Club’s website and on Youtube to continue to honour each of the short-listed titles.

Enjoy the presentation and good luck to the nominees.

Jeremy Vaughan
Head of Motoring

Horses and Carriages in London

The 3 September free talk is Horses and Carriages in London.

‘For centuries horses were vital for any kind of travel or transport, either by carriage or on horseback. Andrew Warde tells us how these wonderful animals have served Londoners over past centuries. Hear about the ‘Quicksilver’ mail coach, how to climb onto an early omnibus and discover where, even today, you can find horses in London. Talk length 40 minutes.’ 

‘E-highways’ could slash UK road freight emissions, says study

The UK could eliminate the majority of the carbon dioxide emissions from road freight by installing overhead charging cables for electric lorries on “e-highways” across the country, a report by government-funded academics suggests.