Finalist List: 2016 MPG Awards

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15 Nov Finalist List: 2016 MPG Awards

MPG is pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s 2016 MPG Awards.
The winners in each category will be awarded at the MPG Awards ceremony on Tuesday, December 13th at the Marconi Automotive Museum.


Lifetime Achievement

Jean Jennings


Best of the Year: Articles


Feature Articles
  1. Nick Jaynes: “How Two Maverick Designers Broke GM’s Rules to Re-invent Buick” (Mashable)
  2. Basem Wasef: “Flying Spurs” (Automobile)
  3. Randy Wells: “Searching for Salt” (Road Scholars Magazine)


News Articles
  1. Clarissa Hawes: “Truck Parking Shortage Exposes Drivers to Crime, Other Danger” (Trucks.com)
  2. Kelsey Mays: “VW Diesels May Still Pollute More, Even When Fixed” (Cars.com)
  3. Kelsey Mays: “Which New Cars Still Have Takata Airbag Inflators?” (Cars.com)


Vehicle Reviews
  1. Doug DeMuro: “I Drove One of Five TVR Tuscans in the Entire Western Hemisphere” (Autotrader)
  2. John L. Stein: “McIntosh Manx” (Motorcycle Classics)
  3. Basem Wasef: “2017 McLaren 570GT First Drive” (Automobile)

Best of the Year: Books

  1. Michael Harley and Rob Dickinson: One More Than 10: Singer and the Porsche 911
  2. Gordon Kirby: Penske’s Maestro: Karl Kainhofer and the History of Penske Racing
  3. Preston Lerner: Ford GT: How Ford Silenced the Critics, Humbled Ferrari and Conquered Le Mans
  4. Craig Watkins: Kussmaul Chronicles

Best of the Year: Audio

  1. Adam Carolla, Matt D’Andria, Chris Laxamana: #826: Keanu Reeves and Gard Hollinger, 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed Recap (Carcast with Adam Carolla)
  2. Randy Kerdoon: #44: Wayne Carini (Chasing Classic Cars) & A Tribute to the late George Barris (Talking About Cars with Randy Kerdoon)
  3. Charlie Vogelheim: #92: Storied Histories (Motor Trend Audio)

Best of the Year: Video


Feature Videos
  1. Sue Callaway, Stephen Valdivia: The Q in Cuba (Fortune)
  2. Dan Kahn (writer/producer), Luke Walsh (producer): 8 Meters: Triumph, Tragedy and a Photo Finish at Le Mans
  3. Sam Mercer, Lauren Scott, Iñigo Oleaga, John Stein and Jesse Alexander: Inside the Archives of Jesse Alexander


Vehicle Reviews
  1. Flynnside Out Productions, Brian Moody and Tara Trompeter: “2016 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk 4×4: Real World Review” (Autotrader)
  2. Flynnside Out Productions, Brian Moody and Tara Trompeter: “2016 Kia Sedona: Real World Review” (Autotrader)
  3. Yellow B Films, Jabari Jones: “2016 Toyota RAV4: 5 Reasons to Buy” (Autotrader)

Bob D’Olivo Award for Photography

  1. Sean Cridland: “Pikes Peak Porsche” (RS Magazine)
  2. Camden Thrasher: “Back Story” (Porsche Panorama)
  3. Randy Wells: Cover #711 (Porsche Panorama)
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