Car manufacturer Skoda’s Design Writer of the Year award has been handed to writer and journalist Glen Smale.
Smale won the Laurin and Klement prize for his book Jaguar E-type: Portrait of a Design Legend. He was awarded the L&K trophy at the Guild of Motoring Writers’ annual dinner at London’s RAC Club.
A Skoka UK spokeswoman says, ‘Glen’s book paid serious attention to all aspects of the car’s design.’
The Laurin and Klement prize trophy itself was designed by Jukka Rautiainen, a student at the Royal College of Art. Called Speeding to the Future, the one-off piece was made from aluminium and engraved by hand.