Remembering friend, and founding MPG Board Member, Eric Dahlquist

 — by Chuck Koch Eric Dahlquist, a founding member of Motor Press Guild, died unexpectedly on December 24 from complications following open heart surgery. He was 79. Eric, president of Vista Group, the automotive public relations agency he started in…

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Remembering Holly Reich and Alain Gayot

The Motor Press Guild is sad to announce the passing of two members of the automotive journalism community: Holly Reich and Alain Gayot. We asked a few of our friends to share their remembrances. Brandy Schaffels on Holly Reich: “The…

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Brock Yates: 1933-2016

— story by Doug Stokes Brock Yates,“The Assassin” as he was nicknamed at one time (although I’ve often wondered if he didn’t really start that himself, just to get under the establishment’s skin a few millimeters deeper), has left the…

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MEMBER CHRONICLES: Remembering Al Vinikour

— by James Bell Sitting down at a keyboard with the goal of sharing parting thoughts on a dear friend should be a seen as a moment of dread.  No matter the circumstances of their passing — whether graceful relief…

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Denise McCluggage Testimonials

In case you missed it, Mark Vaughn & Matt DeLorenzo organized a memorial for the legendary Denise McCluggage on July 9th at the Shelby Museum. Please enjoy some of the wonderful testimonials that were shared below. I got to know…

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Denise McCluggage Memorial Service

MPG members Mark Vaughn and Matt DeLorenzo have organized a celebration of the life of our friend and colleague Denise McCluggage. The celebration will take place at the Shelby Museum on Thursday, July 9 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm.…

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