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 Article, Best Audio-Visual
The Motor Press Guild, the largest automotive journalism organization in the United States, has announced the category award winners and the overall winner in its annual MPG Best of Automotive Journalism awards program. The entry deemed the best of all entries received the coveted Dean Batchelor Award for Excellence in Automotive journalism. A prestigious panel of auto journalist judges chose the award recipients. The winners were announced in a live ceremony held in conjunction with the MPG Drive Day event at Calamigos Ranch, in Malibu, California.
The award recipient for Best Feature Article was “Alice in Yonder Land” written by Lyn Woodward. “Preston’s Prodigy” written by Jim Donnelly and “Riding with Lady Luck” written by John L. Stein were the other finalists in the category.
The award recipient for Best News Article was “Registration Revoked” written by Andy Lilienthal. Other finalists in the category were “They Love the Car That People Love to Hate” written by Roy Furchgott and “Breaking the Garage’s Glass Ceiling” written by Mercedes Lilienthal.
The award recipient for Best Road Test Article was “Testing Tesla’s Range Anxiety” written by Jonathan Elfalan. “Break Down: 2022 Bentley Continental GT Speed” written by Manuel Carrillo III joined “Are We There Yet?”written by John Chuldenko as the two finalists in that category.
The award recipient for Best Book was Indy Split The Big Money Battle that Nearly Destroyed Indy Racing written by John Oreovicz. Jaguar Century 100 Years of Automotive Excellence written by Giles Chapman and BMW M 50 Years of the Ultimate Driving Machines written by Tony Lewin were the other finalists in the hotly contested Best Book category.
The award recipient in the Audio-Visual category was “A Living History: Inside Mazda’s Heritage Racing Car Collection” by Brett Becker. The other finalists were “Lucid Motors Air Grand Touring Ride & Drive” by Ezekiel Wheeler for Auto Conduct and “2021 Cadillac Escalade Review & Road Test” by Lyn Woodward for Kelley Blue Book.
The ultimate award of the program — the Dean Batchelor Award for Excellence in Automotive Journalism — went to Indy Split The Big Money Battle that Nearly Destroyed Indy Racing written by John Oreovicz.
Auto journalist Aaron Gold of Motortrend, hosted the event and made the award announcements.
Established by the Motor Press Guild in 1995, the MPG Best of Automotive Journalism awards program and the Dean Batchelor Award recognize excellence in automotive journalism as exemplified by the man the ultimate award is named after — legendary former editor of Road & Track magazine, Dean Batchelor. The goal of the awards program is to inspire automotive journalists to produce work of the highest professional caliber that exemplify the exceptional standards Batchelor established.
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