SANDY MYHRE: New Zealand

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Sandy Myhre is an award-winning journalist and the author of five books, four on motor racing and one on how to buy a car. She is currently writing her sixth non-fiction book, a commissioned work which she says has “absolutely nothing to do with cars”.

In addition to her print journalism career, for 20 years Sandy was a motor racing radio correspondent for Newstalk ZB and Radio Sport. She is a former British and current New Zealand economy driving record-holder.

Sandy was the first woman member of the New Zealand Motoring Writers’ Guild and was made a Life Member in 2015. She was the first woman member, and the first President, of the New Zealand Motor Sport Media Association.

She is the CEO and Chief Judge for Women’s World Car of the Year, the only motor awards in the world voted entirely by women. There are currently 21 judges on the jury panel from 17 different countries around the world.

As a motor sport correspondent, she travelled extensively and is now extending her professional portfolio with travel pieces. Her home base is in Okiato in the Bay of Islands, the site of New Zealand’s first colonial capital.

Photo courtesy of Peter de Graaf.