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Congratulations, Carl Goodwin!
Veloce Today Correspondent Carl Goodwin Wins the Carl Benz Award
HERSHEY, PA., October 14, 2012…Carl Goodwin, longtime VeloceToday correspondent, has won the prestigious 2012 Carl Benz Award of the Society of Automotive Historians for a three-part article titled “Flying Low,” published in Vintage Motorsport magazine. The articles chronicled the era of airport races for sports cars from 1948 to the present, including the famous SAC Base races and featured original racing stories from 27 early drivers and 39 photographs of the era.
The award was presented at the Society’s annual awards banquet at the Hershey Golf and Country Club at Hershey, PA. Additional details can be obtained on the web site www.autohistory.org. In presenting the award, Douglas Leighton, President of Society of Automotive Historians said, “this award is given annually to an article which represents outstanding writing and original research, published in the previous calendar year.”
Vintage Motorsport, the magazine that published the Benz Award winning article, is a leader in the coverage of the golden era of sports car racing as well as other periods of the sport. The website is www.vintagemotorsport.com.
Carl Goodwin began writing about sports car racing in 1964. He raced a Fiat-Abarth Zagato and an Alexis 18B Formula Ford for a combined five years, at eleven road courses and one airport course in the East and Midwest. In addition to writing for Vintage Motorsport, he has a book out titled “They Started in MGs,” published by McFarland & Company. He is currently working on a book about the Put-in-Bay road races.