About Dove Publishing

Dove Publishing Ltd has produced books on cars and motoring since 1994. They include technical histories, biographies and special slipcased editions of award-winning titles. Author and editorial director is award-winning Eric Dymock. His long experience of driving and writing, as well as his extensive archives, contribute to the detailed accuracy for which Dove books have established a notable reputation. Eric "has a happy knack of writing with authority, never talking down to his audience, and never following the herd", in the words of one reviewer.

Eric Dymock, pictured receiving the Montagu award for "the greatest contribution to recording, in the English language, the history of motoring", for The Complete Bentley. The Trophy, with a silver plaque and cheque, was presented during the Guild of Motoring Writers' annual dinner and awards ceremony at the Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall, on 3 December 2009. The winning citation says, "This book is beautifully written, well laid-out and provides a very thorough history of an important British marque that is equally attractive to both enthusiasts and passing browsers. With its company chronology and history of production models and prototypes it is also a comprehensive reference work."

Major hardback books have been Rover: the First 90 Years, and Saab: Half a Century of Achievement (winner of the Guild of Motoring Writers’ Montagu Award for 1997), prestige productions in three languages with long print runs, which coincided with anniversaries. Softback editions of Saab in Swedish were distributed to every Swedish employee celebrating its 50 years. Jim Clark: Tribute to a Champion marked the 30th anniversary of the first win by a Ford Cosworth DFV in 1997. Six hundred guests at the Goodwood Festival of Speed Ball received one as a commemorative gift, all signed by the author.

In 2004 the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers presented Eric Dymock with the Jim Clark Memorial Award for Scots who have achieved excellence in the field of motoring. Previous winners included Sir Jackie Stewart, Ian Callum of Jaguar, Professor Murray MacKay of Birmingham University, Allan McNish, David Coulthard, and Colin McRae.