A great time was had by all at the Newspress Awards and we particularly enjoyed Nina Conti and her monkey. Free Car Mag was shortlisted in the Consumer Magazine of the Year Category up against Autocar, What Car? and Autoexpress (the winners). This is remarkable achievement as we are just one year old! That’s about the same size as Nina Conti’s lovable sarcastic monkey whereas all the other magazines are like big scary gorillas. Not only that, Free Car Mag was shortlisted in the Editor of the Year category. However, our editor James Ruppert did win Classic Car Writer of the year and one of the submitted features that won the award was published in Free Car Mag, a celebration of Charles Ware, The Man who saved the Minor.

Huge thanks to Newspress, the judges and congratulations to all the other runners and riders in the awards.


Free Car Mag Editor, or possibly a hipster pirate becomes the Classic Car Writer of the year.