ABOUT THE DEAN BATCHELOR FOR EXCELLENCE IN AUTOMOTIVE JOURNALISM

Established by the Motor Press Guild in 1995, the Dean Batchelor Award recognizes excellence in automotive journalism as exemplified by the man after whom it is named — Dean Batchelor. It is the goal of the Motor Press

Guild, through its awards program, to inspire automotive journalists, both present and future, to produce work of the highest professional caliber and to acknowledge those who exemplify the exceptional standards of the world-renowned auto journalist.

The Dean Batchelor Award singles out individuals demonstrating outstanding achievement in the profession of automotive journalism. Each year MPG presents the award to the journalist judged to have produced the single piece of work that best represents the professional standards and excellence demanded by Dean Batchelor during his life as an editor, writer, and chronicler of the automotive industry.

The first Dean Batchelor Award was presented posthumously to Batchelor in 1995 for his seminal book on hot rodding, The American Hot Rod, which was published after his death in 1994..

Brock Yates Winner 2011

Jean Jennings Winner 2016

Matt Stone Winner 2017

Categories

In the MPG awards program individual awards are presented in these
categories:

Entry Information

Entries in each category are judged by select three-person MPG panels with the individual “Best of” category winners then considered by an executive committee for the overall Dean Batchelor Award.

Digital entries preferred.

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Entry Deadline November 30, 2020

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PREVIOUS WINNERS

  • The 2019 Awards:

  • MPG Best of the Year: Feature Article

    Jeff MacGregor: “Danny Thompson’s Blazing Nitromethane-Fueled Pursuit of Racing Glory” (Smithsonian)

  • MPG Best of the Year: Books

    “The Speed Kings The Rise and Fall of the Motordromes” by Don Emde

  • MPG Best of the Year: Video Review

    Micah Muzio / COTU Media: “2019 Tesla Model 3 – Review & Road Test”

  • MPG Best of the Year: Feature Video

    Adam Carolla & Nate Adams: “Shelby American: The Carroll Shelby Story”

  • The Art Gould Award for Audio Programming

    Daniel Miller: “Larger Than Life”

  • Bob D’Olivo Award for Photography

    Marc Urbano: “Porsche Panorama 06-2019”

  • Dean Batchelor Award for Excellence in Automotive Journalism

    Adam Carolla & Nate Adams: “Shelby American: The Carroll Shelby Story”

  • 2018 Dean Batchelor Award in Excellence in Automotive Journalism:

    Tim Considine, Twice Around The Clock – The Yanks At Le Mans Vol. I-III

  • 2018 News Article

         Mark Harris, “Arizona Governor And Uber Kept Self-Driving Program Secret, Emails Reveal” (The Guardian)

  • 2018 Feature Article

         Amy Wallace, “Lady Leadfoot” ( Si.Com)

  • 2018 Books

       Tim Considine, Twice Around The Clock – The Yanks At Le Mans Vol. I-III

  • 2018 Video Review 

       Micah Muzio/Cotu Media, Ford Bullitt (Kbb.com)

  • 2018 Feature Video

       Randy WellsIcarus (Hot Rod Films)

  • 2018 Social Media Feed

         Jonny Lieberman, Instagram

  • 2018 YouTube Channel       

        Doug Demuro

  • Bob D’Olivo Award for Photography –Sean Cridland “From Darkness” (RS Magazine)

    2017 Dean Batchelor Award for Excellence in Automotive Journalism
    “Isky: Ed Iskenderian and the History of Hot Rodding” by Matt Stone 

  • ARTICLES

    2017 MPG Best of the Year: News Article
    “Canadian Dealers Export Thousands of Pickup Trucks to US in Currency Arbitrage” by Jerry Hirsch for Trucks.com

  • 2017 MPG Best of the Year: Feature Article
    “Wheel Woman: Sera Trimble’s Rise to the Top of the Stunt Driving Ranks” by Basem Wasef for Automobile Magazine

  • 2017 MPG Best of the Year: Vehicle Review
    “2017 Ford GT” by Basem Wasef for Wired Magazine

WINNERS

  • 2018 Dean Batchelor Award in Excellence in Automotive Journalism:

    Tim Considine, Twice Around The Clock – The Yanks At Le Mans Vol. I-III

  • 2018 News Article

    Mark Harris, “Arizona Governor And Uber Kept Self-Driving Program Secret, Emails Reveal” (The Guardian)

  • 2018 Feature Article

         Amy Wallace, “Lady Leadfoot” ( Si.Com)

  • 2018 Books

    Tim Considine, Twice Around The Clock – The Yanks At Le Mans Vol. I-III

  • 2018 Video Review

    Micah Muzio/Cotu Media, Ford Bullitt (Kbb.com)

  • 2018 Feature Video

       Randy WellsIcarus (Hot Rod Films)

  • 2018 Social Media Feed Jonny Lieberman, Instagram

  • 2018 YouTube Channel Doug Demuro

  • Bob D’Olivo Award for Photography

    Sean Cridland “From Darkness” (RS Magazine)

    2017 Dean Batchelor Award for Excellence in Automotive Journalism

    “Isky: Ed Iskenderian and the History of Hot Rodding” by Matt Stone

  • ARTICLES

    2017 MPG Best of the Year: News Article

    “Canadian Dealers Export Thousands of Pickup Trucks to US in Currency Arbitrage” by Jerry Hirsch for Trucks.com


  • 2017 MPG Best of the Year: Feature Article

    “Wheel Woman: Sera Trimble’s Rise to the Top of the Stunt Driving Ranks” by Basem Wasef for Automobile Magazine


  • 2017 MPG Best of the Year: Vehicle Review

    “2017 Ford GT” by Basem Wasef for Wired Magazine

  • BOB D’OLIVO AWARD FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

    2016 Best Photo of the Year: Camden Thrasher
    “Back Story” – Porsche Panorama

  • 2015 Dean Batchelor Award Winner: Micah Muzio & COTU Media
    2015 Polaris Slingshot Review” – KBB.com

  • 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award: Doug Stokes

  • ARTICLES
  • AUDIO
    • 2015 Best Audio Program of the Year:
  • BOOKS
  • VIDEOS
    • 2015 Best Feature Video of the Year: Adam Carolla (Director/Producer), Nate Adams (Producer/Additional Direction), Mike August (Producer), Matt D’Andria (Executive Producer), Norm Pattiz (Executive Producer)

       

    • 2015 Best Video Vehicle Review of the Year: Micah Muzio and COTU Productions
  • BOB D’OLIVO AWARD FOR PHOTOGRAPHY
  • 2015 Best Photo of the Year: Dale Kistemaker
    “24+30” – Porsche Panorama [view pdf]

  • 2014 Dean Batchelor Award Winner: Preston Lerner

    Preston Lerner wins for his article, “Bull’s-Eye: A Conversation with Chip Ganassi” in Automobile magazine.

  • 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award: Ken Gross

  • 2014 MPG Best of the Year Winners

    Article:

    • Preston Lerner
      “Bull’s-Eye: A Conversation with Chip Ganassi”, Automobile magazine (read here)

    Book:

    • Art Garner “Black Noon”

    Podcast:

    • Charlie Vogelheim & Shawn Myers
      “Motor Trend Audio”, Episode 11: Bob Kelley (listen here)

    Best Video of the Year (under 30 minutes):
    “KBB Attends Stunt Driving School”, Kelley Blue Book (watch here)

    • Micah Muzio & Michael DeLano

    Bob D’Olivo Award for Outstanding Photography:

    • eff Zwart
      “Back Story”, Porsche Panorama
  • 2013 Dean Batchelor Award Winner
    Peter Brock wins for his book, “Corvette Sting Ray: Genesis of an American Icon”
  • 2013 MPG Best of the Year Winners

    Book:

    • Peter Brock, “Corvette: Genesis of an American Icon”

    Article:

    • Robert Cumberford, “GM’s Road Not Taken,” published in Automobile magazine

    Audio/Visual:

    • Harold Osmer and Harry Pallenberg for their documentary film, “Where They Raced: Speed Demons in the City of Angels”

    Photograph:

    • Bob Chapman, “Time’s Up,” published in Porsche Panorama magazine
  • 2012 Dean Batchelor Award Winner
    Karl Ludvigsen for his book,”Porsche: Origin of the Species,” Bentley Publishers

     

  • 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award

    Road & Track Editor Emeritus Thomas L Bryant


  • 2012 MPG Best of the Year Winners

    Book:

    • Karl Ludvigsen,”Porsche: Origin of the Species,” Bentley Publishers

    Article:

    • Greg Sharp, “The World’s Fastest Hot Rod,” The Rodder’s Journal, Spring 2012

    Audio/Visual:

    • Micah Muzio and Michael DeLano, “KBB Races a Mazda Miata,” Kelley Blue Book – kbb.com, February 22, 2012
  • 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award

    Brock Yates, longtime executive editor of Car and Driver and screenwriter of The Cannonball Run


  • 2011 Dean Batchelor Award Winner

    Asif Kapadia & Manish Pandey, “Senna,” August 12, 2011

     

  • 2011 MPG Best of the Year Winners

    Book:

    • Janos Wimpffen, Elva, the Cars, the People, the History, David Bull Publishing

    Article:

    • (print or online) Tom Stahler, “Questor Grand Prix,” Vintage Motorsport, July/August 2011

    Audio/Visual:

    • Asif Kapadia & Manish Pandey, “Senna,” August 12, 2011

    Photograph:

    • Reinhard Klein, “Everybody’s a Photographer,” Road & Track Magazine, September 2011
  • 2010 Dean Batchelor Award Winner

    Pete Lyons for his book, “Can-Am Cars in Detail,” David Bull Publishing

  • 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award

    John Clinard, Western Regional Manger, Ford Communications

  • 2010 MPG Best of the Year Winners

    Book:

    • Pete Lyons, “Can-Am Cars in Detail,” David Bull Publishing

    Article:

    • (print or online) Arthur St. Antoine, “Man in Space,” Motor Trend Magazine, January 2010

    Audio/Visual:

    • Micah Muzio & Michael DeLano, “2010 Ford F-150 Raptor: On Land, Through Water, in the Air”; www.kbb.com, April 14, 2010

    Photograph:

    • Alison (Al) Merion-Padron, The Face of Drifting; Speedhunters.com, March 12, 2010
  • 2009 Dean Batchelor Award Winner

    Keith Cossrow and Bennett Viseltear for the video, “Truth in 24,” March 2009


  • 2009 MPG Best of the Year Winners

    Book:

    • Carlos Jalife-Villalon, “The Brothers Rodriguez,” David Bull Publishing

    Article:

    • (print or online) Preston Lerner, “The Joy of Slow,” Automobile Magazine, March 2009

    Audio/Visual:

    • Keith Cossrow and Bennett Viseltear, “Truth in 24,” March 2009

    Photograph:

    • Alison Merion, “Drifting,” driftlive.com, August 30, 2009
  • 2008 MPG Best of the Year Winners

    Book:

    • David Bull, publisher, accepts on behalf of Jesse Alexander, for his book,”Portraits”

    Article:

    • Peter Egan holds the Dean Batchelor Award for “Hank’s Last Drive,” April & May 2008 Road & Track.

    Audio/Visual:

    • Glenn McLanan, “Comparison Test: 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 vs 2008 Ford Mustang Bullitt,” April 30, 2008, Edmunds’ InsideLine.com

    Photograph:

    • Scott Jacobs, “2008 BMW M3,” March 23, 2008, Edmunds’ InsideLine.com
  • 2007 Dean Batchelor Award Winner
    Bernard Cahier for “F-Stops, Pit Stops, Laughter and Tears.”

  • 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award
    Tom and Ray Magliozzi, also known as “Click and Clack,” or the “Tappet Brothers.”

    Tom and Ray Magliozzi have been informing and delighting audiences on Public Radio for 30 years, most famously, for the last two decades, as Peabody Award-winning hosts of National Public Radio’s Car Talk.

    Tom and Ray Magliozzi are also authors, their most recent books being, “In Our Humble Opinion” and “A Haircut in Horsetown and Other Great Car Talk Puzzlers,” published by Penguin Putnam.

  • 2007 MPG Best of the Year Winners

    Book:

    • Bernard Cahier, “F-Stops, Pit Stops, Laughter and Tears,” publisher Michael Keyser

    Article:

    • Preston Lerner, “Fast and Spurious” January 21, 2007, West Magazine

    Audio/Visual:

    • Ed Justice, Jr., “Interview with Charlie Hughes” January 27, 2007, Road & Track Speed Radio

    Photograph:

    • Louise Ann Noeth, “Salton Sea Roadster” June 2007 Goodguys Gazette
    • 2006 Dean Batchelor Award Winner
      Mark Christensen for his history of the Southern California hot rod movement as told from the viewpoint of Alex Xydias who started the So-Cal Speed Shop. Alex helped accept this honor for the book, “So-Cal Speed Shop.”
  • 2006 MPG Best of the Year Winners

    • Book: Mark Christensen, “So-Cal Speed Shop”
    • Article: Pete Lyons, “Heroes Are Human, Too,” Vintage Racecar magazine
    • Audio/Visual: Chris Szwedo, “A Gullwing at Twilight, the Bonneville Ride of John Fitch”
    • Photograph: Stan Papior for the photos that illustrated the Insideline.com story, “The World’s Greatest Driving Road”
  • 2005 Dean Batchelor Award Winner
    Tom Madigan is honored for the story of the Edelbrock family, Vic senior, Vic junior, their lives and their business: “Edelbrock: Made in the USA”
  • 2005 MPG Lifetime Achievement Award
    Robert E. Petersen, founder of Petersen Publishing Co. and a pioneer in the automotive enthusiast magazine industry.

    Note: Matt Stone presented the 2005 award at the 2007 Dean Batchelor Award banquet to the late Robert Petersen’s wife, Margie, who graciously agreed to attend the dinner and accept the award.

  • 2004 Dean Batchelor Award Winner
    Phil Hill and John Lamm Hill, a legendary race car driver, the first American F1 World Champion, and automotive writer, and Lamm, a respected automotive photographer and writer, are recognized for their book, “Ferrari: A Champion’s View.”
  • 2003 Dean Batchelor Award Winner
    Robert Genat and Don Cox. Genat, an accomplished author and photographer, and Cox, dry lakes racer and photographer are recognized for their book, “The Birth of Hot Rodding.”
  • 2003 MPG Lifetime Achievement Award
    Wally Parks, founder of the National Hot Rod Association, is honored for his years of contributions to motor sport.

  • 2002 Dean Batchelor Award Winner
    Gordon Kirby. Motorsports journalist and author of five auto-racing books, is recognized for his compelling biography, “Mario Andretti: A Driving Passion.”

  • 2001 Dean Batchelor Award Winner
    John Lamm. Photographer and writer, Road & Track Editor-at-Large, for the Corvette Stingray Salon feature, Road & Track, June, 2001.
  • 2000 Dean Batchelor Award Winner
    Janos Wimpffen. Automotive historian. For his book “Time and Two Seats; Five Decades of Long Distance Racing.”

  • 2000 Dean Batchelor Award Winner
    Janos Wimpffen. Automotive historian. For his book “Time and Two Seats; Five Decades of Long Distance Racing.”
  • 1999 Dean Batchelor Award Winner

    Genevieve Obert. For her book “Prince Borghese’s Trail.” She is also a contributor to European Car magazine.


  • 1998 Dean Batchelor Award Winner

    Michael T. Lynch. Motor racing historian and writer. William Edgar, journalist and award-winning documentary filmmaker, and attorney Ron Parravano, co-authors of “American Sports Car Racing in the 1950s.”


  • 1998 MPG Lifetime Achievement Award

    Denise McCluggage. Racer, syndicated columnist, photographer, and author of “By Brooks Too Broad for Leaping,” “American Racing” (with Tom Burnside) and other titles, for her extraordinary and enduring work in automotive and motor racing journalism.


  • 1997 Dean Batchelor Award Winner

    Tim Considine. Author of “American Grand Prix Racing; a Century of Drivers & Cars” and other titles, Editor-at-Large for European Car magazine, Vintage Racecar Journal, and the CompuServe Motor Racing Forum (RIS).


  • 1997 MPG Lifetime Achievement Award

    Jesse Alexander. Author of “40 Years of Motorsports Photography” and other titles, for his extraordinary and enduring work in the field of motor racing.

  • 1996 Dean Batchelor Award Winner
    Pete Lyons. For his book “CAN-AM.” He has written other titles, and is a contributing author to AutoWeek, Car and Driver, Vintage Motorsport, Formula, Autosport, Cycle, Cycle World and Road & Track magazines.
  • 1996 MPG Lifetime Achievement Award
    Chris Economaki. Editor and publisher of National Speed Sport News for his pioneering work in the field of motorsports broadcasting.
  • 1995 Dean Batchelor Award Winner

    Dean Batchelor. For his book, “The American Hot Rod.”


    The first Dean Batchelor Award, created in honor of the man for which it is named, was posthumously awarded.

  • BOB D’OLIVO AWARD FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

    2016 Best Photo of the Year: Camden Thrasher
    “Back Story” – Porsche Panorama

  • 2015 Dean Batchelor Award Winner: Micah Muzio & COTU Media
    2015 Polaris Slingshot Review” – KBB.com

  • 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award: Doug Stokes

  • ARTICLES
  • AUDIO
    • 2015 Best Audio Program of the Year:
  • BOOKS
  • VIDEOS
    • 2015 Best Feature Video of the Year: Adam Carolla (Director/Producer), Nate Adams (Producer/Additional Direction), Mike August (Producer), Matt D’Andria (Executive Producer), Norm Pattiz (Executive Producer)

       

    • 2015 Best Video Vehicle Review of the Year: Micah Muzio and COTU Productions
  • BOB D’OLIVO AWARD FOR PHOTOGRAPHY
  • 2015 Best Photo of the Year: Dale Kistemaker
    “24+30” – Porsche Panorama [view pdf]

  • 2014 Dean Batchelor Award Winner: Preston Lerner

    Preston Lerner wins for his article, “Bull’s-Eye: A Conversation with Chip Ganassi” in Automobile magazine.

  • 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award: Ken Gross

  • 2014 MPG Best of the Year Winners 

    • Article: Preston Lerner
      “Bull’s-Eye: A Conversation with Chip Ganassi”, Automobile magazine (read here)
    • Book: Art Garner
      “Black Noon”
    • Podcast: Charlie Vogelheim & Shawn Myers
      “Motor Trend Audio”, Episode 11: Bob Kelley (listen here)
    • Best Video of the Year (under 30 minutes):  Micah Muzio & Michael DeLano
      “KBB Attends Stunt Driving School”, Kelley Blue Book (watch here)
    • Bob D’Olivo Award for Outstanding Photography: Jeff Zwart
      “Back Story”, Porsche Panorama
  • 2013 Dean Batchelor Award Winner
    Peter Brock wins for his book, “Corvette Sting Ray: Genesis of an American Icon”
  • 2013 MPG Best of the Year Winners 

    • Book: Peter Brock, “Corvette: Genesis of an American Icon”
    • Article: Robert Cumberford, “GM’s Road Not Taken,” published in Automobile magazine
    • Audio/Visual: Harold Osmer and Harry Pallenberg for their documentary film, “Where They Raced: Speed Demons in the City of Angels”
    • Photograph: Bob Chapman, “Time’s Up,” published in Porsche Panorama magazine
  • 2012 Dean Batchelor Award Winner
    Karl Ludvigsen for his book,”Porsche: Origin of the Species,” Bentley Publishers
  • 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award
    Road & Track Editor Emeritus Thomas L Bryant

  • 2012 MPG Best of the Year Winners

    • Book: Karl Ludvigsen,”Porsche: Origin of the Species,” Bentley Publishers
    • Article: Greg Sharp, “The World’s Fastest Hot Rod,” The Rodder’s Journal, Spring 2012
    • Audio/Visual: Micah Muzio and Michael DeLano, “KBB Races a Mazda Miata,” Kelley Blue Book – kbb.com, February 22, 2012
  • 2011 Dean Batchelor Award Winner
    Asif Kapadia & Manish Pandey, “Senna,” August 12, 2011

  • 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award
    Brock Yates, longtime executive editor of Car and Driver and screenwriter of The Cannonball Run

  • 2011 MPG Best of the Year Winners

    • Book: Janos Wimpffen, Elva, the Cars, the People, the History, David Bull Publishing
    • Article: (print or online) Tom Stahler, “Questor Grand Prix,” Vintage Motorsport, July/August 2011
    • Audio/Visual: Asif Kapadia & Manish Pandey, “Senna,” August 12, 2011
    • Photograph: Reinhard Klein, “Everybody’s a Photographer,” Road & Track Magazine, September 2011
  • 2010 Dean Batchelor Award Winner
    Pete Lyons for his book, “Can-Am Cars in Detail,” David Bull Publishing
  • 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award
    John Clinard, Western Regional Manger, Ford Communications
  • 2010 MPG Best of the Year Winners

    • Book: Pete Lyons, “Can-Am Cars in Detail,” David Bull Publishing
    • Article: (print or online) Arthur St. Antoine, “Man in Space,” Motor Trend Magazine, January 2010
    • Audio/Visual: Micah Muzio & Michael DeLano, “2010 Ford F-150 Raptor: On Land, Through Water, in the Air”; www.kbb.com, April 14, 2010
    • Photograph: Alison (Al) Merion-Padron, The Face of Drifting; Speedhunters.com, March 12, 2010
  • 2009 Dean Batchelor Award Winner
    Keith Cossrow and Bennett Viseltear for the video, “Truth in 24,” March 2009

  • 2009 MPG Best of the Year Winners

    • Book: Carlos Jalife-Villalon, “The Brothers Rodriguez,” David Bull Publishing
    • Article: (print or online) Preston Lerner, “The Joy of Slow,” Automobile Magazine, March 2009
    • Audio/Visual: Keith Cossrow and Bennett Viseltear, “Truth in 24,” March 2009
    • Photograph: Alison Merion, “Drifting,” driftlive.com, August 30, 2009
  • 2008 MPG Best of the Year Winners

    • Book: David Bull, publisher, accepts on behalf of Jesse Alexander, for his book,”Portraits”
    • Article: Peter Egan holds the Dean Batchelor Award for “Hank’s Last Drive,” April & May 2008 Road & Track.
    • Audio/Visual: Glenn McLanan, “Comparison Test: 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 vs 2008 Ford Mustang Bullitt,” April 30, 2008, Edmunds’ InsideLine.com
    • Photograph: Scott Jacobs, “2008 BMW M3,” March 23, 2008, Edmunds’ InsideLine.com
  • 2007 Dean Batchelor Award Winner
    Bernard Cahier for “F-Stops, Pit Stops, Laughter and Tears.”

  • 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award
    Tom and Ray Magliozzi, also known as “Click and Clack,” or the “Tappet Brothers.”

    Tom and Ray Magliozzi have been informing and delighting audiences on Public Radio for 30 years, most famously, for the last two decades, as Peabody Award-winning hosts of National Public Radio’s Car Talk.

    Tom and Ray Magliozzi are also authors, their most recent books being, “In Our Humble Opinion” and “A Haircut in Horsetown and Other Great Car Talk Puzzlers,” published by Penguin Putnam.

  • 2007 MPG Best of the Year Winners

    • Book: Bernard Cahier, “F-Stops, Pit Stops, Laughter and Tears,” publisher Michael Keyser
    • Article: Preston Lerner, “Fast and Spurious” January 21, 2007, West Magazine
    • Audio/Visual: Ed Justice, Jr., “Interview with Charlie Hughes” January 27, 2007, Road & Track Speed Radio
    • Photograph: Louise Ann Noeth, “Salton Sea Roadster” June 2007 Goodguys Gazette
    • 2006 Dean Batchelor Award Winner
      Mark Christensen for his history of the Southern California hot rod movement as told from the viewpoint of Alex Xydias who started the So-Cal Speed Shop. Alex helped accept this honor for the book, “So-Cal Speed Shop.”
  • 2006 MPG Best of the Year Winners

    • Book: Mark Christensen, “So-Cal Speed Shop”
    • Article: Pete Lyons, “Heroes Are Human, Too,” Vintage Racecar magazine
    • Audio/Visual: Chris Szwedo, “A Gullwing at Twilight, the Bonneville Ride of John Fitch”
    • Photograph: Stan Papior for the photos that illustrated the Insideline.com story, “The World’s Greatest Driving Road”
  • 2005 Dean Batchelor Award Winner
    Tom Madigan is honored for the story of the Edelbrock family, Vic senior, Vic junior, their lives and their business: “Edelbrock: Made in the USA”
  • 2005 MPG Lifetime Achievement Award
    Robert E. Petersen, founder of Petersen Publishing Co. and a pioneer in the automotive enthusiast magazine industry.

    Note: Matt Stone presented the 2005 award at the 2007 Dean Batchelor Award banquet to the late Robert Petersen’s wife, Margie, who graciously agreed to attend the dinner and accept the award.

  • 2004 Dean Batchelor Award Winner
    Phil Hill and John Lamm Hill, a legendary race car driver, the first American F1 World Champion, and automotive writer, and Lamm, a respected automotive photographer and writer, are recognized for their book, “Ferrari: A Champion’s View.”
  • 2003 Dean Batchelor Award Winner
    Robert Genat and Don Cox. Genat, an accomplished author and photographer, and Cox, dry lakes racer and photographer are recognized for their book, “The Birth of Hot Rodding.”
  • 2003 MPG Lifetime Achievement Award
    Wally Parks, founder of the National Hot Rod Association, is honored for his years of contributions to motor sport.

  • 2002 Dean Batchelor Award Winner
    Gordon Kirby. Motorsports journalist and author of five auto-racing books, is recognized for his compelling biography, “Mario Andretti: A Driving Passion.”

  • 2001 Dean Batchelor Award Winner
    John Lamm. Photographer and writer, Road & Track Editor-at-Large, for the Corvette Stingray Salon feature, Road & Track, June, 2001.
  • 2000 Dean Batchelor Award Winner
    Janos Wimpffen. Automotive historian. For his book “Time and Two Seats; Five Decades of Long Distance Racing.”

  • 2000 Dean Batchelor Award Winner
    Janos Wimpffen. Automotive historian. For his book “Time and Two Seats; Five Decades of Long Distance Racing.”
  • 1999 Dean Batchelor Award Winner
    Genevieve Obert. For her book “Prince Borghese’s Trail.” She is also a contributor to European Car magazine.

  • 1998 Dean Batchelor Award Winner
    Michael T. Lynch. Motor racing historian and writer. William Edgar, journalist and award-winning documentary filmmaker, and attorney Ron Parravano, co-authors of “American Sports Car Racing in the 1950s.”

  • 1998 MPG Lifetime Achievement Award
    Denise McCluggage. Racer, syndicated columnist, photographer, and author of “By Brooks Too Broad for Leaping,” “American Racing” (with Tom Burnside) and other titles, for her extraordinary and enduring work in automotive and motor racing journalism.

  • 1997 Dean Batchelor Award Winner
    Tim Considine. Author of “American Grand Prix Racing; a Century of Drivers & Cars” and other titles, Editor-at-Large for European Car magazine, Vintage Racecar Journal, and the CompuServe Motor Racing Forum (RIS).

  • 1997 MPG Lifetime Achievement Award
    Jesse Alexander.
     Author of “40 Years of Motorsports Photography” and other titles, for his extraordinary and enduring work in the field of motor racing.

  • 1996 Dean Batchelor Award Winner
    Pete Lyons. For his book “CAN-AM.” He has written other titles, and is a contributing author to AutoWeek, Car and Driver, Vintage Motorsport, Formula, Autosport, Cycle, Cycle World and Road & Track magazines.
  • 1996 MPG Lifetime Achievement Award
    Chris Economaki. Editor and publisher of National Speed Sport News for his pioneering work in the field of motorsports broadcasting.
  • 1995 Dean Batchelor Award Winner
    Dean Batchelor. For his book, “The American Hot Rod.”

    The first Dean Batchelor Award, created in honor of the man for which it is named, was posthumously awarded.