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This Week: Denise McCluggage Memorial at the Shelby Museum

Denise McCluggage

Join in a celebration of the life of
our friend and colleague, Denise McCluggage
at the Shelby Museum

Thursday, July 9 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm

MPG members Mark Vaughn and Matt DeLorenzo have organized a celebration of the life of our friend and colleague Denise McCluggage. If you knew Denise and have a story or two about her, this is your chance to stand up and tell it. If you didn’t know her, come and hear why it is we all hold her in such high regard. To keep it simple, it will be just a gathering of her friends, no lunch or open bar. We suggest you have lunch beforehand – gather together with some colleagues and prepare your Denise stories. Everybody has one.

Shelby Museum
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Mecum Auctions
— image via Mecum Auctions

July MPG Luncheon with Mecum Auctions at The Proud Bird

Mecum Auctions’ John Kraman and guests will discuss the collector car market, valuations, auctions, provenance, trends and tips for new collectors. Special guest star car: Steve McQueen’s 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera, live and in person on the eve of its auction in Monterey! For more information, please visit the Mecum Auctions website.

The Proud Bird
11022 Aviation Blvd.
Los Angeles 90045 (click here for directions)

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
11:30 social // 12:00 lunch

Members: $25 // Guests: $30

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Road & Travel Magazine is looking for interns


Road & Travel Magazine


Web Design intern: Part time, flexible days and hours, must know Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Pinterest placement, SEO for web design of auto and travel articles and image sizing and placement. Summer position for an online auto magazine at a home office in Manhattan Beach/El Segundo area. Potential for more hours in fall, flexible around school hours. Immediate opening. Please send resume and references to roadandtravel@gmail.com. Paid internship.

Auto writer/Journalist intern: Interested in getting your foot in the door to the auto industry? Summer part time position to test drive and write reviews on new cars. Attend auto events. Must have excellent driving record and skills. Send resume and samples, references to roadandtravel@gmail.com. Paid internship.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”normal” position=”center” thickness=”2″ width_in_percentages=”” up=”40″ down=”40″][vc_column_text]



Hope you’re all enjoying your summer. It’s definitely my favorite time of the year, with more daylight hours to drive, ride and explore. I’m trying to make the most of it, and I’m sure you are, too.

Your Board of Directors has been spending time planning and strategizing for the fall and winter. We’ve got some big innovations in the works, and we’re doing the important groundwork that will bring our efforts to life. We’ll be revealing news here and in other direct communications soon, so keep an eye open. Expect innovations for Track Days, the Motor Press Guild Awards and the MPG Invitational, all in response to member feedback.

We’ve been promising the launch of the new and improved MotorPressGuild.org website, and it is on deck right now, just about to go into the beta testing phase of development. The new site is modern, sleek and flexible, with improved functionality and responsiveness. It will do everything that the old site did, and more. The new software engine that underlies the website is much easier and more intuitive for both members and administrators to use, and, maybe best of all, much much less expensive for us to license and operate. Once testing is complete, the new website will simply take the place of the old one at the familiar web address, MotorPressGuild.com. We’re hoping that the seamless transition will take place in the next few weeks.

I’d like to repeat my early reminder to all members about the Motor Press Guild Awards. Nominations won’t be open until early fall, but it’s never too early to take note of examples of excellence in automotive journalism. Works that were first published or released between September 1, 2014 and August 31, 2015 are eligible for awards this year. Search your memory banks, and be sure to watch for the opening of nominations so that no great works slip though our grasp. You can email me at Jason@MotorPressGuild.org if you want to discuss a potential entry or the Motor Press Guild Awards process in general.

Stay safe, and I’ll see you out on the road.

— Jason Fogelson
President, Motor Press Guild

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  • Jonathon Klein — boldride.com, Internet Brands Automotive


ALL MEMBERS: Note that you alone are responsible for managing your profile and contact info in MPG’s database. Log-in to your account at www.motorpressguild.org: Find the “Profile” tab and then click on “Edit.” Make sure to click the “Save” button (bottom left) when you’re done. This is the data published in MPG’s annual Media Guide/Membership Roster and you are the only one that checks its accuracy.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”normal” position=”center” thickness=”2″ width_in_percentages=”” up=”40″ down=”40″][vc_column_text]


Any member is welcome to submit items to this monthly newsletter that are of specific interest to fellow members:

  • Member Chronicle stories
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Job Openings

Acceptance and revision are at the discretion of the Editor. MilePost does not publish general industry PR or paid ads. Member Chronicle stories can be adventures you’ve had, special talents you possess, what you drive, your first car, a car you crashed, one you lived in, epic (or not so epic) drives, etc. In other words, think freely and keep things in good taste. Shoot for 400-800 words and include some images if you have them.

Deadline is seven days before the end of the month. Send both words and pictures (small JPEGs, please) to: milepost@motorpressguild.org

NOTE: Members who wish to publicize non-MPG events or announcements may do so themselves on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/motorpressguild. And be sure to “like” our page while you’re there.

Motor Press Guild, P.O. Box 4215, Redondo Beach CA 90277 • 323-374-3674[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”normal” position=”center” thickness=”2″ width_in_percentages=”” up=”40″ down=”40″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″ css=”.vc_custom_1431038828070{padding-left: 20px !important;}”][vc_column_text el_class=”milepost-sidebar” css=”.vc_custom_1436998700196{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-right: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;padding-left: 10px !important;}”]MilePost is the monthly online newsletter of the Motor Press Guild


Denise McCluggage Memorial
Upcoming MPG Events
Job Opportunities
President’s Message
— Jason Fogelson
New Members
Contribute to MilePost


Jason Fogelson, President
Michael Harley, Vice President
Darryll Harrison, Treasurer
Chris Woodyard, Secretary
Shad Balch
Russell Datz
Aaron Gold
Joni Gray
Deb Pollack
Brandy Schaffels
Doug Stokes


MPG Business Operations Manager
Pete Evanow

MPG Web/Communications Manager
Carrie Kim

Media Guide Manager
Pete Evanow


The Motor Press Guild is the largest automotive media association in North America. This exclusive, non-profit organization is dedicated to upholding the highest ideals in automotive journalism and promoting education and information exchange within the motoring press. Members include print journalists, photographers, broadcasters and new media professionals, as well as public-relations representatives, consumer groups, and governmental bodies tied to the automotive industry. Student memberships are available as well.For more information, please visit www.motorpressguild.org.

Motor Press Guild
P.O. Box 4883
Orange, CA 92863[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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