- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd (15 Sep 2013)
- ISBN-10: 1845843266
- ISBN-13: 978-1845843267
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,653,648 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Ian Wagstaff is a freelance journalist specialising in motorsport and the automotive components industry. A member of the Guild of Motoring Writers and a former press officer at Silverstone circuit, he writes for a number of magazines in both Europe and the USA such as Racecar Engineering, Autosport, Motor Sport, Diesel Car, Classic Cars for Sale, Car & Accessory Trader and Import Automotive Parts & Accessories. He also acts as PR consultant to Zytek Motorsport. In 2006 he was awarded the Mercedes Benz Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy for his book 'The British at Le Mans'. He was also given the Guild's Pierre Dreyfus Award in 1986 for work with the Economist Intelligence Unit.
A follow-up to his Le Mans book, entitled 'The British at Indianapolis', was published in October 2010 and, like 'The British at Le Mans', has been Octane magazine's 'Book of the Month'. The day before the 2011 Indianapolis 500, the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association gave this its 'Book of the Year' award.
In 2011, his 'Audi R8' was published by Veloce. His latest books are a a biography of former Stirling Moss/BRP/Cooper mechanic Tony Robinson, another 'Octane 'Book of the Month', and a Haynes 'manual' on the Lotus 72. He is now working on a further 'manual' on the McLaren M23.
In 2012 he was awarded the Montagu Trophy for the second time for the Tony Robinson biography.