Motorworld Book Prize
The best car books

With the Motorworld Book Prize, the MOTORWORLD Group honours the best car books of the year. From the new publications, the distinguished eight-member jury selects literary works that should enhance the bookshelves of every car enthusiast.

The categories

Brand Book

Monographs about brands
and personalities

Motor Sport

Books about motor racing
and product design

Special Prizes

Historical works and
special publications

Since almost 20 years,
the German
car book prize

For almost 20 years, this car book prize has recognised the best literary works dedicated to automobiles and mobility. It was initiated by the motoring journalist, automotive historian, and author of more than one hundred books, Jürgen Lewandowski. The MOTORWORLD Group has been the organiser, initiator and name-giver of the book prize since 2017.

The jury in 2022

Jürgen Lewandowksi

International motoring journalist, jury chairman

Andreas Dünkel

CEO and founder of the MOTORWORLD Group


Mark N. Backé

Management consultant and investor

Frank Marrenbach

CEO Althoff Hotel Group


Michael Stoschek

Shareholders’ Meeting Chairman, Brose Fahrzeugteile

Dr. Andreas Kaufmann

Supervisory Board Chairman, Leica Camera AG

Georg Schaeffler

Family shareholder and Supervisory Board Chairman, Schaeffler AG

Next Book Prize
May 2023

Where: Motorworld München
Jury meeting: April 2023
Award ceremony: May 2023

Prize winners
Book Prize 2022

First prizes were awarded to: Christoph Maeder / Jan Koum (Brand Book), Gautam Sen (Biography), Ulf Schulz / Sven Wedemeyer (Motorsport), Gautam Sen / Michael Robinson (Design), Andres Furger (History). Special awards were given to: Jason Barlow, Ph. Götz Knoop, Alexandra Lier, Christian Steiger, Michel Zumbrunn / Axel E. Catton. The complete overview with honorary award winners 2022 can be found here.

Stay informed
Motorworld Bulletin

Latest news about the book prize and much more besides: The MOTORWORLD Bulletin online magazine is devoted to the history, speed and lifestyle of the car and bike scene, and is a perfect forum for everyone for whom classic cars, bikes and connoisseur’s vehicles are much more than just means of travelling from A to B.