2015 MPG Awards Winners

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16 Dec 2015 MPG Awards Winners

The 2015 MPG Awards were held at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, CA last night and winners were recognized in each category for Excellence in Automotive Journalism. Top honors were awarded to Micah Muzio & COTU Productions, winners of the 2015 Dean Batchelor Award, for their “2015 Polaris Slingshot Review” on KBB.com.

2015 Lifetime Achievement Award – Doug Stokes

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Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Doug Stokes with Harold Osmer

Doug Stokes was recognized for his exceptional behind-the-scenes public relations contributions to motor sports and the racing industry. A member of the Motor Press Guild since it was renamed from IMPA-West in the mid-1980’s, Doug has supported motor sports for more than 25 years, representing such notable and iconic clients as Mickey and Trudy Thompson, Gale Banks, Stuart Rowlands, and Steve Ford, and supporting racing efforts for Honda, Suzuki, the Kazarian Brothers, and Lucas Oil. Doug has served as Vice President of Communications at Irwindale Event Center since 2013, and has previously been honored with the Chapman Award for PR by the American Auto Racing Writers & Broadcasters Association.


The winners of the 2015 MPG Awards are:

ARTICLES

2015 Best Feature Article of the Year: Larry P. Vellequette and Luca Ciferri
“The Coming Squeeze” [view pdf]Automotive News

2015 Best News Article of the Year: Hans Greimel
Confessions of a Price Fixer” – Automotive News

2015 Best Vehicle Review of the Year: Basem Wasef
“Review: The Ferocious New Corvette Z06 is an $80K Ferrari-Killer” – Wired

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Basem Wasef & wife, Anna


AUDIO

2015 Best Audio Program of the Year: Charlie Vogelheim and Shawn Meyers
“#35: The Best and Worst ‘Cars and Coffee’ Ever” [click to find podcast on iTunes] – Motor Trend Audio
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L-R: John Clinard, Charlie Vogelheim, Ed Kim (head judge – audio)


BOOKS

2015 Best Book of the Year: Sam Posey
Where the Writer Meets the Road David Bull Publishing
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Randy Leffingwell and Eric Dahlquist, Sr. (head judge – books)


VIDEOS

2015 Best Feature Video of the Year: Adam Carolla (Director/Producer), Nate Adams (Producer/Additional Direction), Mike August (Producer), Matt D’Andria (Executive Producer), Norm Pattiz (Executive Producer)
Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman – Sontalia, Mollette

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L-R: Nate Adams, Peter Starr (head judge – video), Matt D’Andria

2015 Best Video Vehicle Review of the Year: Micah Muzio and COTU Productions

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Micah Muzio


BOB D’OLIVO AWARD FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

2015 Best Photo of the Year: Dale Kistemaker
“24+30” – Porsche Panorama [view pdf]


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