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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.
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.
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2022 MPG Drive Day Exceeds Expectations
More than 130 attend driving event and awards ceremony in Malibu hills By all accounts, the return of MPG Drive Day was an unmitigated success.
Motor Press Guild Announces Winners in MPG Best of Auto Journalism Awards
Motor Press Guild Announces Winners in MPG Best of Auto Journalism Awards Categories included Best Book, Best Feature Article, Best News Article, Best Road Test
The Motorcycle Industry Council Joins Drive Day
The Motorcycle Industry Council will be conducting their Ride With Us “Moto Intros” at this years MPG Drive Day. Moto Intro’s are for anyone who has
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.”