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june 2011

the road ahead

Waltzing in the clouds with our disembodied awareness is a likelihood with problematic results. On the one hand, it can expand our consciousness by making it easier to wirelessly store and retrieve data through any device that provides Internet access. On the other hand, it will hasten what Cori Ferman terms "the Mediapocalypse." Not the absence but the ubiquity of media. "It is no longer something we do, but something we are part of, "as she explains in a MediaPost piece, "The End of Media As We Know It."

Walzing Clouds Photo by Meres 'Mack' McCarroll
Photo by Meres 'Mack' McCarroll    

That, in turn, poses a threat to NHTSA Administrator David Strickland who cautioned in a recent talk, "A car is not a mobile device, a car is a car." He said his agency "will not take a backseat while new telematics and infotainment systems are introduced. There is to much potential for distraction of drivers."

Erik Sass agrees in his column for Social Media and Marketing Daily: Do We Need Social Media In Cars? Probably Not. He sees the possibility of converting Internet input from text to audio as a means of lessening the distraction for drivers. However, he feels that "cognitive distraction (rather than physical) is still dangerous to some degree. He says, "Although it's embarrassing -- like not being able to walk and chew gum simultaneously -- there are definitely times when I'm driving when I have to turn down the radio or tell the person in the passenger seat to stop yammering because I'm nearing sensory overload."

Useful definitions:

Cloud Computing - "a term used to describe applications and services hosted and run on servers connected to the internet that end users do not have to maintain or support." - Center For Media Research.

Algorithms - "an effective method expressed as a finite list of well-defined instructions for calculating a function. Algorithms are used for calculation, data processing, and automated reasoning" - Wikipedia

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passing scene

"Getting Your Ass Kicked By A Really Nice Guy," penned by David Koretz for MediaPost, uses  ersus as a cautionary about what happens to a company when a guy who thinks completely differently comes along. Koretz says it should “scare the hell” out of publishers when “intrepid entrepreneurs figure out how to displace their business. And that fear is the only thing that will give them a shot at survival."

For those who get queries about "How To Become an Automotive Journalist," refer them to a piece posted under that title in Edmunds’How To Becom An Anutomotive Journalist: John Pearley Huffman written by John Pearley Huffman, a year ago. (AWcom has been saving it in case the question came our way again.) It is a thoughtful and helpful answer to the question. While freelancer Huffman interviewed current buff book editors on the topic (not a bad way to strengthen his relationships), the points made reflect Huffman’s own hard-earned lessons as he made his way from a wannabe living at home to a strengthening foothold in the community of auto writers.

PR Week, Media Week and Brand Republic in England are going behind partial paywalls similar to that at the NY Times. Danny Rogers, group editor for publisher Haymarket says, “the move will allow us to invest in journalism.” . . . Mountain Democrat auto columnist and attorney in Placerville, Calif. Larry Weitzman has been sentenced to federal prison for his roles in laundering nearly $3 million of drug money, the paper reported.


road signs

Reader Tom Kelley forwarded what sounds like good news for auto journalists. It is Erik Sherman's BNet report that Google is going to tag content creators - a way to identify content with who created it. Sherman notes that as authors become known and attract followings, it could change the balance of power between those who create and those who publish. Kelley comments: "I've never been as militantly against the online outlets as much as some of our print brethren have, but I've always agreed that work-for-free vanity sites like HuffPo and, and the quasi-aggregation sites that just grab content without adding value, were problematic for those still trying to practice legitimate journalism. Perhaps this move by Google might shift the scales back in favor of the autowriting pros."

A powerful push in the direction is the growing need for efficient ways to separate the wheat from chaff on the Internet.  A Research Brief citing the growth of raw data inundating the Internet, quotes Steven Rosenbaum, author of Curation Nation, "... (since) the volume of raw data coming at us has increased more than 50% in the past 12 months...(and) as more digital devices and software services and speed of increase will grow exponentially...(and) will be unsustainable." He goes on to suggest that "...algorithmic solutions, better spam filters, smarter search, and more connected devices will fact-expand the problem...(while) human data management, shared and community filtering, and personal recommendations will allow 'content' consumers...(to) consume curated content...(and) surf less."

Another potential boost from Google is its decision to quit accepting archival material from newspapers. Instead, Fern Siegel reports in The Boston Phoenix, the company will focus its energies on "newer projects that help the industry, such as Google One Pass, a platform that enables publishers to sell content and subscriptions directly from their web sites.

Then there is the sporting approach of improving writers' compensation introduced by the Johnston Press in England which let go 1,230 editorial staff from its string of community papers in the past year. Those remaining are now allowed to play 40 free games in the Bingo game Johnston Press runs to boost readership. Readers get 30 free games but staffers are barred from winning top prizes. National Union of Journalists negotiator Jenny Lennox was quoted in Media Digest: "It seems that the real lottery for journalists is whether or not they will still have their jobs at the end of the year." She went onto say, "We are entering a whole new never-never land when we find that the company is now resorting to bingo to keep afloat - and pay massive management salaries - while cuts to its journalistic service to local communities are driving away readers, advertisers and revenue." is starting a "GroupOn"-type channel for new and used vehicles, Karl Greenberg reports in Marketing Daily. He says the company has a pilot program underway in South Florida and plans to be nationwide by mid-summer. Titled "Edmunds Exclusives" the program offers consumers geo-targeted deals after they have done their research and are ready to buy.

Wooden Horse News reports Auto Trader Classics will go out of print after the July issue, and become an online-only brand, according to parent company Cox Enterprises Inc. The website will host all classic car content, photos, features and classified listings at ... Also the newsletter says a consortium of five major publishers formed in 2009 to sell digital editions on their own terms, have made Time, Fortune, The New Yorker, Esquire, Popular Mechanics, Fitness and Parents available singly or by subscription in the "magazines" section of Verizon's V Cast store on the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

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autowriters spotlight

David Kiley has worked for USA Today, and BusinessWeek where he was auto editor and marketing editor. He has authored two books on the industry, both published by John Wiley and Sons. The first, Getting the Bugs Out, chronicling "the rise and fall and comeback of Volkswagen in America," came out in 2001 and the second, Inside BMW, The Most Admired Car Company In The World, in 2004. His new post prompts this brief look at his thoughts about it and auto journalism in general.

It saddened me a bit to read William Jeanes' lament about the current state of auto industry journalism in the May issue. As the new editor-in-chief of AOL Autos, I can say that I have never been so charged up.

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David Kiley, Editor-In-Chief AOL Autos, Auto Industry Editor-The Huffington Post

It is true that the glory days of the glossy buff books are probably numbered. I, of course, still love to thumb my issues of Automobile, Car & Driver, Motor Trend and Road & Track. But I know there is great pressure on those glossies due to more and more ad dollars going to digital media like AOL Autos, Yahoo! Autos, AutoBlog, etc.

My plan with AOL Autos is to make the research and shopping tool better as time and resources allow, and have a combination of news-you-can-use, industry news, reviews and even a little of what I call "reader popcorn." It shouldn't be all serious all the time.

In one week, we published a serious story about ethanol, which garnered over 1.5 million page views in an afternoon, a review of the Chrysler Town and Country minivan and a 60-second video of actress/activist Susan Sarandon taking about her cars. On that last one, we took a poke from auto industry blog Jalopnik about the silliness of Sarandon. But, like I said, I don't want to be all serious all the time. We also had the opportunity to have Jodi Foster weigh in on the new Nissan-designed taxi for New York City. We figured she was a good source. "Hey, you talking to me?"  We couldn't get DeNiro.

This summer, we plan on delivering some long form videos on the VW Beetle and 70th anniversary of Jeep. These videos will be different from almost anything else I have seen on news sites. I wouldn't have had the opportunity to do the same kind of work when I was covering cars at USA Today or BusinessWeek.

The online platform allows so much freedom to rethink the content we are giving to our readers. I, frankly, got over the thrill of having everything printed on dead trees when I was at BusinessWeek. Stories could languish for weeks as editors changed their minds like we change our socks, or as ad pages dwindled, shrinking the size of the magazine. Some places just have too many editors--though that is less an issue than it used to be--each one, perhaps four or five in the chain, suggesting or ordering changes to justify their office and salary while adding little or nothing to the story.

Some lament the growth of blogs. Sure, it has let writers with less training into the journalism ranks. But there are blogs and there are blogs. A blog with a good editor or editors at the top, like we have with AutoBlog, is both entertaining and informative. And not every subject of interest requires 750-1500 words.

On the other hand, I recently got scolded by Jalopnik editor Ray Wert for writing too long about why I believe the taxpayer bailout of the auto industry was worth every penny. Some topics, I believe, deserve, longer form treatment and more explanation than a write up on Audi's win at LeMans. The online platform allows for all that in ways that printing on dead trees, or conforming to a blog format, does not.

Besides being editor-in-chief of AOL Autos, I also take lead on writing many auto industry stories on Having both platforms on which to write about the industry is a gift.

I agree with William Jeanes, who I respect and was sad to lose at AOL Autos, about the sorry state of compensation for writers at many outlets. I wrote my share of $15 and $25 blog posts over the last 18 months. And the quality of what an outlet gets for $15 is not going to be very good. Or, if it is good, the writer is not going to be very happy or motivated. I'm not a fan of that practice either.

The late great David E. Davis, quoted in Jeanes' article, had very high standards. And we can't always measure up to David E., though we can try. I am lucky enough to have some staff that David E. affected during his time at Winding Road. So, I feel like I have a piece of David E. Davis at our place.

As I go to work every day, I have a feeling of satisfaction and gratitude. Why gratitude? I have had a diverse career. At one time in my journalistic life I had to write about toothpaste and feminine hygiene products. I drank a lot then. I have also worked at three ad agencies on car accounts. Those jobs are great if you like being in meetings all day. I can remember more than one meeting to nowhere and to no purpose at GM where I wrote "Kill me now" a hundred times on my yellow pad.

Writing about the auto industry, a vital industry to the U.S. economy, beats hell out of writing about feminine hygiene products, though I do recognize that industry is crucial to women. And it's a lot more fun than being stuck in a succession of 90 minute meetings about stuff that is probably never going to happen.

I have met some of the loveliest and smartest people in this business. David E. Davis, William Jeanes, and the late great Jerry Flint are among them. I find the people impacted by their work are, for the most part, some of the best people I know. I have had the opportunity to cover up close some of the most fascinating people in business - Bob Lutz, Lee Iacocca, Alan Mulally, Helmut Panke, Roger Penske - the list is long. Of course, I have also encountered some of the worst jackasses and miscreants, both as subjects and journalists, I'll ever know. It's a balance. And it keeps things interesting.

Covering this industry is a great ride. And I have a lot of miles yet to log.

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the tom tom

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William Jeanes

William Jeanes

William Jeanes' farewell to auto journalism (Musings From An Automotive Dinosaur) brought a number of responses to his mailbox, ours and elsewhere on the web.  He says most of the emails he received on the topic were positive.  While nearly all of those sent to AWcom praised Mr. Jeanes for his many contributions to automotive journalism, most found reason to dispute one or more of the points he made in his "swan song."

Below are some selected excerpts. All comments can be read online here.


"I think William Jeanes has found the perfect reason to get out of automotive journalism: he thinks the cars today are so good that all we're doing is nitpicking because we have nothing meaningful to write about.  With that attitude there's certainly no reason to continue in this fraternity."

"I personally feel this is the greatest time to be an auto journalist, that there never has been so much interesting stuff to talk and write about.  So I plan to stick around, writing about the new cars and their technology, as long as the Good Lord will allow."

"Sounds like the rambling of someone sitting in his rocking chair on the porch complaining about "the good ole days." What was the point?"

"And beyond what is great and awful about any given car is the feeling you get driving it. It's our job to give our readers the sense that they are behind the wheel, not us."


"So, William, if you are wondering why people become bloggers, it may be because they are writers who love to write about cars. And since too many old men in the business refuse to make room for them, they have to create their own outlets."

"Give me a "professional" blogger who writes out of their love for the subject and desire to share their insights with others over a jaded "journalist" who mainly writes for a paycheck any day."

"If we're going to see automotive journalism continue, or journalism in general, we're going to have to understand that what used to be called "a stringer," keystroking a review on a laptop computer, with a digital camera plugged in to load photos taken in about 10 minutes time, is the new deal."

"As the shakeout continues, good automotive publications (online or, Heaven forbid, in print) will bubble to the top while the others will move to the side. Just as the reduced expense of publishing brought about also-rans, the current wave of online publishing will have their hacks. And once this occurs, some people will be paid a living wage and others will still spew the drivel that fills their website where less discerning readers visit. Those of us who care to write readable pieces on well-researched topics will survive."

" ...from the writers, and photographers I talk to while covering events for myself (that I blog is subsequent and 2ndary to my enjoyment of attending) none of them are making a living at writing or photographing? So I recommend that you try to put aside the perspective of what the person you are reading is saying, and realize that your perspective and what you are trying to get accomplished are far more important than what a retiree feels about the blogging world."

"He does pointedly offend me when he said that traditional guys had to earn their way into the business. Oh? Unless your job was handed out in the bottom of the Cracker Jack box, everyone had to earn what they have."

"Sadly, you've read the last paragraph from Williams (sic) where he said that nothing he wrote in the piece gave him any pleasure at all? and that is clearly demonstrative that writing isn't much fun, but you'll see that blogging is, it's all the fun you can fit in the time you have to add to your blog the stuff you like the most. "


"A pro - and you can ask Jim Thorpe about it - is anyone who gets paid. Seriously."

"But to paint virtually all bloggers with the brush of being unprofessional is erroneous and makes you sound like a bitter old man. And being bitter does not sound like the M.O. of the William Jeanes I remember . . . "

"T.S. Elliot worked in a bank an he was a pretty good poet. The changing nature of publishing, and the pathetic money that many, maybe most Internet and traditional publishers pay, demands that many people who are indeed, professional writers, might do something else, in addition to writing (and photography) to make ends meet."

"Feel free to send me any future work you turn down."

Added Thought

"The Internet of the future, the mature, grown-up Internet, has the potential to take what's best about the human experience -- our passion, our knowledge, our desire to connect -- and channel it into an online experience that truly resonates with how people live.

"To be sure, the adolescent Internet will always be with us. But now there's a choice -- not just for individuals, but for companies as well. One way forward is to continue down the path where noise and half-truths trump facts, where confusion and data overload overwhelm any possibility of balance and wisdom. The other way is to stake out a place in this new world of community, connections and collaboration." - Arianna Huffington

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new roads

Alan Mutter, former Chicago Sun-Times city editor and San Francisco Chronicle number two editor, says the timing is right to bring back a P.M. news product. In his blog, Reflections of A Newsosaur, he supports this idea with findings from research by ComScore, a digital ratings service. In short: "Newspapers unfortunately operate at a disadvantage in the battle for early-morning mindshare." However, iPad use particularly among the-under 50 audience - rises considerably in the after-dinner hour. Therefore, Mutter says, Newspapers can take advantage of the quiet time consumers apparently set aside for reading by publishing products delivered on the mobile and tablet platforms in the hours between roughly 6 and 8 p.m. In addition to standard newspaper fare. Mutter says the Nightly-ENews product should be: "a tool for getting the most out of life."

In a summary of its recent Safety Conference in Washington D.C., Edmunds' Auto Observer proffered the thoughts of the company's CEO Jeremy Anwyl in a piece titled Can Drivers Be Trusted To Think? In it, Anwyl presents interviews with two experts on the question of improving traffic safety. One stressing, "that people can't be relied on to think; they can't be trusted to make decisions." and the other who believes, "improvements in safety technologies and increases in regulation have made drivers feel safer. In turn, making drivers feel safer causes them to engage in riskier behavior." Anwyl's take: "Making vehicles safer is all well and good. But until cars drive themselves, drivers are still a part of any transportation safety system. As in Europe, we should be more open to new ways to engage drivers, not exclude them." He provides his list of ways.

A group of enthusiasts are forming Car Guy Nation on the premise that large numbers of car enthusiasts buying collectively online can be an economic force to be reckoned with. They describe it as a "more efficient 'social commerce' platform to drive down the high cost of performance parts and services and to promote other unique buying benefits for the millions of car guys out there." They plan a Weekly Deals section with a selection of "GroupOn/Flash-sale" type offers and a Vendor Mall section of merchants and vendors offering parts and services. The plan includes a "rewards" feature for consumers who purchase from the site: gasoline credits based on the number of dollars spent.


pit notes
Fred Farndon circa 1968  - Alan Earman Photo

Fred Farndon circa 1968, Photo by Alan Earman

Top notch drag race photographer Alan Earman is hospitalized with a number of maladies and fellow snapper Bob Mclurg reports Earman "is a little shy of reading material during his lengthy convalescence, and would really appreciate having his "old buds" send him some car magazines and/or car books to read. Being that Alan is frequently moved around from one hospital room to another, it is best that these copies be sent directly to his home address: Alan Earman, 2238 Carfax Avenue, Long Beach, CA, 90815, and his sister Yvette will deliver them to the hospital. Just in case any of you wish to e-mail Alan, he can be reached at"

Motorbooks is offering journalists advance review copies of its 17 books due out this fall. Nichole Schiele, Sr. Marketing Manager for Motorbooks (  / ) Says: "Whether you do a regular book review, a holiday gift guide, online contests, are seeking experts for interview or you see a book that would make a good tie-in with something on your editorial calendar... this is a great time to lock in your request and be guaranteed to receive the books for consideration that you want! " Contact her for a complete list and thumbnails of the books and a request form.

The EV Cup, the world's first racing series exclusively featuring zero-emission electric vehicles, will now start in the United States in November, rather than in the UK this summer as originally planned. The delay and switch in locations  allows more time for testing the still evolving race cars. The series will start with two races in California: Laguna Seca in November and the Auto Club Speedway outside of Los Angeles in December.

For an impressive look at an electric car in action click this link: . . . . A  commemorative Legends On Wheels hardcover book of "the vehicles of all time" will be available, presumably after voting on the favorite cars of all time is closed June 29. The voting and production of the subsequent book are under the auspices of Automotive News Europe. However AWcom assumes the book will be available through Automotive News stateside.


lane changes

Frank Williams, no longer writing for The Truth About Cars, can be reached at  . . . Nina Walker has replaced Gabrielle Lindsley at Evox Productions. Email:  . . . David Pankew has moved to Autoblog in Canada from Performance Auto & Sound. He can be reached at  or 416-271-9556. . . . Larry Rusznak has been named Business Operations Manager for the Motor Press Guild. He can be reached at  or 323-374-3674. Surface mail should be addressed to Motor Press Guild, P.O. Box 4215, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. . . . . Josh Max provides a correction to his new Email as published here last month. It should be . . . .With its $919 million purchase of publisher Lagerdere SCA's nearly 100 magazines outside the French market the Hearst empire is now second only to Time, Inc. in the U.S. titles published with 20 - Car and Driver and Road & Track are among them.


across the finish line

Gerry Durnell - Editor and publisher of Automobile Quarterly since 2000.


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awards honors and events



  • David Pearson

  • Ned Jarrett

  • Lee Petty

  • Bobby Allison

  • Bud Moore

The American Auto Racing Writers And Broadcasters Association (AARWBA) annual awards breakfast prior to the Indianapolis 500 honored members in 21 categories, of auto racing coverage, Included were Internet, film and photos as well as radio and the major forms and types of print coverage, A complete list of winners selected by independent judges from academia and the journalism profession is available at:

Auto Pacific's 15th Annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

  • Top Car: Mercedes-Benz S Class

  • Top Truck: Cadillac Escalade

  • Top Premium Car: Lincoln

  • Top Popular Brand: Chrysler

  • Most Overall Awards: Ford

Some 68,000 owners were polled in 48 categories related to ownership experience.

Amelia Island Concours Foundation, Inc. presented $7,500 To the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

Randi Payton, President and Publisher of Decisive Media, was presented the Minority Media Leadership Award June 16 for his pioneering efforts in publishing by the Florida Minority Community Reinvestment Coalition.

Wheels TV's Previously Owned Vehicle of The Year '06 to '09 Ford Fusions. The award is presented annually to one generation of a pre-owned vehicle. A juried panel composed of members of the New England Motor Press Association and Wheels TV's writers and analysts make the final selection. The Fusion was selected from seven category winners.


CAR Management Briefing Sessions, Traverse City MI August 1-4 "Prosperity Amid Uncertainty" panel discussions:

  • Sergio Marchionne, CEO, Chrysler Group LLC and CEO, Fiat S.P.A., will lead off the automotive session on Wednesday, August 3.

  • Mark Reuss, GM Vice President and President North America, General Motors, will lead on Thursday, August 4


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June 2011
23 GAAMA, Luncheon, Atlanta, GM
23 APA Luncheon, Detroit, A.C., JD Powers
29 APA Luncheon, Detroit, A.C., NTSB
TBD SAMA Luncheon, Mazda, site and date to be determined
July 2011
6 Oversteering Committee: "Boys of Bonneville" film showing Ridgefield, CT
20-21 NEMPA Ragtop Ramble, Crustacean Crawl, Boston, MA
August 2011
September 2011
21-22 IMPA Test Days
October 2011
4 MAMA Fall Rally, Manufacturer's Dinner, Hoffman Estates, IL
5 MAMA Fall Rally, Hoffman Estates, IL
11-12 MPG Track Days, Fontana, CA
20 APA/NADA Luncheon, MGM Grand Hotel, Detroit, MI
20-22 TAWA Truck Rodeo, San Antonio, TX
November 2011
16-17 Los Angeles Auto Show Press Club Days, Los Angeles, CA
18-27 Los Angeles Auto Show Public Days, Los Angeles, CA
December 2011
January 2012
9-10 North American International Auto Show Press Preview, Detroit, MI
11-12 International Auto Show Industry Preview, Detroit, MI
13 North American International Auto Show Charity Preview, Detroit, MI
14-22 North American International Auto Show Public Show, Detroit, MI
25-26 Washington Auto Show Public Policy Days, Capitol Hill and Convention Center
February 2012
8-9 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview, Chicago, IL
10-19 Chicago Auto Show Public Days, Chicago, IL


regional news

IMPA has switched its Test Days from Pocono Raceway to the Monticello Motor Club in Monticello, New York. The new location offers easy access to on-road, off-road and on-track driving from the same clubhouse and an upgrade in amenities and services. The dates are September 21-22.

NEMPA'S 2011 Yankee Cup Technology Award went to Volvo for the technology package available on its 2011 S60 and many other models. Volvos so equipped are able to stop themselves before a collision with another vehicle or a pedestrian can occur.

The awards utilized advisors from the MIT faculty in evaluating the technical elegance and worth of its choices. The jurors noted, "Volvo's Technology Package may be the single most cost-effective option available on a car today. Its purchase price will likely be earned back in avoiding even a minor fender-bender, while its potential for saving lives is priceless.

Greater New York City - The Oversteering Committee was founded in January of this year by "a team of automotive marketing and public relations executives It comprises an invitation-only membership of automotive, financial, technology and lifestyle journalists, racing enthusiasts, key influencers and social media experts" classifies the organization as regional so far as its organizers appear to be from the New York City area and the first event we were invited to is being held in Connecticut.

Washington D.C.  "A panel of super stars from across the industry will "discuss how policy can deliver progress" during a "Capitol Hill Summit" January 25, the first of two public policy days prior to the public opening of the Washington Auto Show, Jan. 27.

The second Public Policy Day will be at the show site and in addition to press events, will have government keynotes.

MPG: will step out for its July luncheon meeting. Mazda will host a less formal gathering with a go-kart driving theme. Date, time and venue are still being finalized.


motoring press organizations

The 17 regional automotive press associations provide information and background not easily found elsewhere. If they are too distant for you to attend their meetings, belonging usually gives you access to transcripts or reports of these events and other benefits.

Logo: AARWBA - Automotive Auto Racing Writers & Broadcasters Association

Automotive Auto Racing Writers & Broadcasters Association, Inc. - Norma "Dusty" Brandel, President, Executive Director,, 


Automotive Press Association, Detroit - Joann Muller, President,

ARPALogo: Ameican Racing Press Association

American Racing Press Association- Stan Clinton, President,,

Logo: IMPA Int'l Motor Press Association

International Motor Press Association, NYC, Mike Spinelli, President -,

GAAMA: Greater Atlanta Automotive Association

Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association

Logo: MAMA Midwest Automotive Media Association

Midwest Automotive Media Association, Chicago , IL-

MPG: Motor Press Guild

Motor Press Guild, Los Angeles -

NEMPA Logo: New England Motor Press Association

New England Motor Press Association, Boston, MA -


Northwest Automotive Press Association, Portland, OR, Jeff Zurschmeide, President,


Phoenix Automotive Press Association, Phoenix, Cathy Droz, President-

Logo: Rocky Mountain Automotive Media Association

Rocky Mountain Automotive Press, Denver -

SAMA Log: Southern Automotive Media Association

Southern Automotive Media Association, Miami FL, Paul Borden, President,

Logo: Southeast Automotive Media Organization

Southeast Automotive Media Organization, Charlotte, NC


Texas Auto Writers Association, Mike Herzing,

Logo: Truck Writers of North America

Truck Writers of North America, Tom Kelley, Executive Director,

Logo: Western Automotvie Journalists

Western Automotive Journalists, San Francisco -, Ron Harrison


Washington Automotive Press Association, D.C., Alvin Jones, President



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