Danny James named MotorSport New Zealand Journalist of the Year

We are very proud to announce that regular contributor to A Little Bit Sideways Magazine, Danny James, has been named MotorSport New Zealand journalist of the year.

The journalist of the year award recognises journalistic content, both news and feature, about any event, competitor or aspect of motorsport under the jurisdiction of MotorSport New Zealand.

The media awards, usually presented as part of MotorSport New Zealand’s annual awards night, see a range of awards presented as recognition of the media’s contribution to the sport. The awards are presented for work completed during the 2019-2020 financial year.

Danny’s winning article, simply named ‘John Woolf and Grant Whittaker’, tells the story of the aforementioned as part of his ‘Kiwi Rally Legends’ series.  A lot of effort was put into making sure the story was told with accuracy and respect to the families.

The story was ultimately the one that drew the highest praise from the independent judge of the award who labelled it” “A fascinating, insightful and captivating feature sprinkled with brief comments from key people close to both John and Grant. An important story diligently recounted 38 years after their tragic deaths, which cut short what could have been one of New Zealand rallying’s greatest chapters,”

Congratulations Danny – a very well deserved award, and thank you for all you do for the magazine, and the history of rallying in New Zealand.


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