• Apr 8, 2006

British motor journalist Andrew Frankel's book, 'Bentley - The Story', recently won the 'Best Book on Car Design' by Motor Presse Club e.V., a prominent German organization. The book, which charts Bentley Motors history, defeated four others in its category.

Judges included such figures as BMW design director Chris Bangle and Holger Jung, Jung von Matt AG.

'Bentley - The Story' was first printed in 2003 with a second edition published late last year.

(full press release after the jump)

[Source: Media Bentley Motors]

Bentley Book Wins Prestigious Award
Crewe, 5th April 2006 …

A book charting the history of Bentley Motors has been voted ‘Best Book on Car Design’ by Germany’s influential Motor Presse Club e.V. The award for ‘Bentley – The Story’ was presented during a ceremony on Friday, March 31 at the Auto Mobil International (AMI) in Leipzig.
Voted for by a jury of internationally renowned car designers and journalists – Chris Bangle, design director BMW; Prof. Dr. Florian Hufnagl, Director Pinakothek der Moderne, Design; Holger Jung, Jung von Matt AG; Michael Ramstetter, editor-in-chief ADACmotorwelt and Wolfgang Peters, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung; ‘Bentley – The Story’ beat four other shortlisted contenders to take the prize in its category.

‘Bentley – The Story’ is by the well-known British motoring journalist Andrew Frankel and was first printed in 2003. A second edition, updated to include a chapter on the Bentley Continental Flying Spur, was published in September 2005.

‘I wanted to write a history of Bentley long before I ever drove one,’ said Andrew Frankel, ‘and now I’ve finally got around to doing it, it is very satisfying as well as a great honour to see the book recognised in this way, particularly by such a discerning jury.’  

Copies of the German translation of ‘Bentley – The Story’ are available from bookstores across Germany.

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