About us Amdanom Ni
Welsh Motoring Writers is a group of professional motoring writers and journalists with links to Wales and the Marcher Country. WMW members work in print, radio, television and across all forms of electronic media.
Gohebwyr a newyddiadurwyr moduro proffesiynol sy'n arddel cysylltiad a Chymru a'r Gororau yw aelodau Gohebwyr Moduro Cymru. Gwelir eu gwaith yn y wasg, ar y radio a theledu ac ar draws pob cyfrwng trydanegol.
Tom Pryce Memorial Trophy - Gwobr Goffa Tom Pryce
Tom Pryce was Wales' greatest racing driver. On the brink of winning every prize his career could offer, his life was tragically cut short during the 1977 South African Grand Prix at Kyalami. A fire marshal ran into his path and both were killed.
The award is given annually to a Welsh man or woman who has excelled in the realms of motoring or transport. It can be also a Corporate Award bestowed upon an undertaking which can show a 'special relationship' with Wales and its automotive sector and/or has made a significant contribution to Welsh economic and cultural life.
Automotive Achievement Award
The Automotive Achievement Award, established in 2010, recognises personal or corporate excellence in the automotive sector.
John Arfon Edwards Memorial Prize
The John Arfon Edwards Memorial Prize was established in 2015, in memory of one of the group’s founder members, and its first treasurer, John Arfon Edwards, who died in 2014. It's awarded to an automotive journalism student at Cardiff university.
The WMW Tom Pryce Memorial Trophy winners
1996 - Gwyndaf Evans (rally driver)
1997 - Jonathan Jones (speedboat pilot)
1998 - Richard Parry-Jones CBE (chassis engineer and senior global auto executive)
1999 - Owen Wyn Owen (restorer of Parry-Thomas' record-breaking 'Babs')
2000 - Neil Wilson (rally navigator)
2001 - David Richards (motorsport and industry entrepreneur)
2002 - Professor Garel Rhys OBE (motor industry economist)
2004 - Rolls-Royce Centenary Memorial Award to Simon Harding-Rolls
2005 - Richard Woolley (automotive stylist and design studio director)
2006 - Alex Simpson (expert restorer of classic Alvis cars: Earley Engineering)
2007 - James Muir (sales and marketing expert and auto industry chief executive)
2008 - Sixtieth Anniversary/Special relationship Award to Land Rover (MD John Edwards)
2009 - David Gravell and in memory of Tom Gravell (Gravells Motor Group)
2010 - Ray Arnold and Ian Johnstone of Real Car Co, Bethesda
2011 - Nick Reilly, president of GM Europe
2012 - RAF Valley (Station Commander: Group Captain Adrian Hill ADC RAF)
2013 - HMS Dragon (Commanding Officer Captain Iain S Lower RN)
2014 - Porthdinllaen lifeboat (Coxswain Michael Davies)
2015 - Geraint Howell Thomas MBE (track cycling world champion and olympic gold medallist)
2016 - Elfyn Evans (rally driver)
The WMW Automotive Achievement Award winners
2010 - Mazda Motors UK
2011 - Bill Parfitt, chairman and managing director of Vauxhall Motors
2012 - Welsh Automotive Forum (CEO Tim Williams)
2013 - Ian Cameron, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars chief designer 1999-2012
2014 - Ken Jones, Pentraeth Automotive
2015 - WP Lewis & Son
2016 - Riversimple Rasa
The John Arfon Edwards Memorial Prize winners
2015 - Xavier Boucherat
2016 - Emily Brown
Welsh Motoring Writers patrons
Bill Parfitt CBE, former chairman and managing director of Vauxhall Motors
Tim Jackson, former PR director, Renault UK
Richard Parry-Jones CBE, former vice-chairman of Ford Motor Company
Richard Woolley, design studio director, Land Rover