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We are Journalists, Analysts, Public Relations professionals and Industry affiliates, dedicated to promoting education and information exchange within the motoring press.

The California-based Motor Press Guild (MPG) is the largest automotive media association in North America. We are dedicated to upholding the highest ideals in automotive journalism with members consisting of print journalists, photographers, broadcasters and new media professionals, as well as public-relations representatives, consumer groups, and governmental bodies tied to the automotive industry.

Signature Events


Established by the Motor Press Guild in 1995, the Dean Batchelor Award recognizes excellence in automotive journalism as exemplified by the man it is named after–Dean Batchelor. Our goal is to inspire automotive journalists to produce work of the highest professional caliber, and to acknowledge those who exemplify the exceptional standards of Dean Batchelor. The award ceremony is held in February.


MPG Drive Day is our  organization’s tent pole event. It’s a great way to safely evaluate the latest vehicles and get valuable networking time. In addition to ample seat time with dozens of vehicles, members also benefit from one-on-one time with OEM reps and valuable networking.  Drive Day is held annually each Fall. 

your Career and Network with Top Journalists & Industry Professionals.

  • Exclusive invitations to OEM and industry-related events and presentations
  • Yearly Media Guide with contact information for over 4,000 industry professionals
  • Annual driving events
  • Members-only pricing on MPG events
  • Monthly members-only newsletter, “MilePost”
  • Discounts to select sponsors and preferred vendors
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MPG AWARDS: Save The Date 2/23/20

The MPG Awards Gala is coming up soon! Save the Date! Sunday, February 23rd Petersen Automotive Museum Tickets will go on sale soon. For sponsorship

Sunday, February 23, 2020
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
MPG Awards Gala-- 2/23/20 Petersen Museum
Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles CA
  • Member Highlight

Journalist: Popular Mechanics, Autoweek

Ben’s been a member of MPG since the mid-1990s and served as its president from 2002-2003. “MPG has always a great way for automotive journalists and PR professionals to connect, brainstorm ideas and build lasting friendships. I’m proud to have served on the board and to be a member of the organization today.”

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