MPG News

  • Monday, April 17, 2023 1:46 PM | Michelle Suzuki (Administrator)

    This year's Electrify Expo at the Long Beach Convention Center promises to be the best ever. And there is no doubt it will be a great event for MPG members because MPG has joined the event organizers to create a special panel discussion and lunch exclusively for our members.

    Electrify Expo wants your opinions regarding important issues revolving around vehicle electrification. Those opinions will be collected and released to the public at the Expo’s media day as part of MPG’s participation the event. 

    So please Take the Electrify Expo / MPG Survey.

    The Electrify Expo - MPG meeting, panel discussion, and luncheon will occur on Friday, May 19, at the Long Beach Convention Center. Details on the luncheon speakers and logistics will be announced soon, but mark your calendar today.

    You can also sign up to participate in this special event by clicking here and taking the survey.

  • Monday, April 17, 2023 1:44 PM | Michelle Suzuki (Administrator)

    Following up on our very successful 2022 event, MPG Drive Day will be held on Tuesday, June 6, at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu. It will include the opportunity to drive and evaluate new 2023 and 2024 model-year vehicles on the beautiful and challenging roads surrounding the ranch. The popular off-road course is back, too, promising to be more challenging — and more fun — than ever.

    In addition to exciting driving, MPG Drive Day will include breakfast, lunch, and snacks for all MPG member participants. As a bonus, we will hold our MPG Awards presentation ceremony during our midday lunch. This will give us the opportunity to honor all the great work by our members and others during 2022. 

    MPG Drive Day is open to all current MPG members.

     The day-of participation fee is $125, but MPG members can reserve their spot with an early-bird discount ($95). Journalist and Analyst members may drive test vehicles at the event. All other active members, photographers, and guests may ride along and join us for breakfast, lunch, and awards. 

    Go to the events page to register. Don't forget- you must be a member in good standing to register!

  • Monday, April 17, 2023 1:43 PM | Michelle Suzuki (Administrator)

    Since we have entered the second quarter of 2023, many of you have inquired why we haven’t opened up membership renewal and dues payment. Our new system, as outlined above, is the reason. After struggling with a so-so system for years, we have replaced it with a state-of-the-art system that you should find very easy to use.

    Membership renewals are now open and can be completed by clicking on this link. 

    In addition to the traditional membership levels, we have added enhanced levels for Journalist and Public Relations members. These premium levels enable members to enhance their directory listings with additional information and links. 

    Payment is straightforward and easy to complete. Membership cards are available for self-printing. 

    Please remember that all MPG memberships are on a calendar year basis, so the time to renew your 2023 membership has arrived. And remember, too, that our Drive Day event and many other events are “members only.” So please renew your membership today.

    Most of you should receive an email to log into the new website and renew your membership. Email if you need assistance. 

  • Monday, April 17, 2023 1:42 PM | Michelle Suzuki (Administrator)

    Many of us, including those on the MPG Board, have been disappointed by the timeliness of the MPG website. Many of the site's issues were caused by the behind-the-scenes structure of the site and the way it was administered. After battling these issues for years, the Board decided that the best way to fix it was to start over. So MPG is proud and happy to announce an all-new version of the organization's website,
    The website is based on a state-of-the-art architecture designed especially to serve nonprofit organizations like ours. It makes administering the website easier, quicker, and more straightforward, and it seamlessly supports other MPG functions — notably membership signups, renewals, and payments. 
    And, yes, to those who have been asking — you will be able to print out a current-year membership card after paying your 2023 membership dues. 

    The new site and associated automated functions won't solve all our issues, but they will go a long way to helping MPG serve its members the way they deserve to be served.
    We look forward to your contributions to the new MPG website.

  • Monday, April 17, 2023 1:41 PM | Michelle Suzuki (Administrator)

    Important News from the Motor Press Guild

    The Motor Press Guild has so much news to announce that it might not fit in one newsletter … but we’re going to try. 
    Here’s a bullet-point list of what’s new.

    • New MPG website (at the same address:
    • New membership registration and dues payment procedures
    • New membership card available
    • New membership levels with enhanced listings
    • New member signup and dues payment procedures
    • MPG Drive Day details and signup
    • MPG Best of 2022 Award Program presentation details
    • MPG survey and lunch meeting at Electrify Expo
  • Tuesday, January 17, 2023 2:48 PM | Michelle Suzuki (Administrator)

    The 2023 Motor Press Guild (MPG) Board of Directors election results were announced on Monday, January 17, 2023 at the first MPG Board meeting of the year. Three new board members were elected to the Board by popular vote: Steven Ewing, Rebecca Lindland, and Sandra Munoz. Ryan ZumMallen was elected to serve on the board following a one-year appointment. 

    Once the 2023 MPG Board was seated, their first action was to elect new officers for the year, as required by the MPG bylaws. Board member Jack Nerad chaired the process. The new officers are: President Jack Nerad, Vice President Ryan ZumMallen, Treasurer Larry Rusznak and Secretary Lisa Delaney. Additional directors continuing service include James Bell, Jim Dvorak, and KJ Jones.

    The MPG Board would like to thank outgoing board member, Andrew Quillin for his noteworthy service on the MPG Board. 

    The 2023 MPG Board looks forward to bringing meaningful events, information, and value to the membership. 

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