Nov. 19, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- Motor Press Guild (MPG), the largest automotive media association in
, announced today that Road & Track Editor Emeritus
Thomas L. Bryant
will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Dean Batchelor Awards Banquet at the Petersen Automotive Museum in
Dec. 11, 2012
Bryant joined the Road & Track family in 1972, where he worked for 36 years, including 20 years as editor-in-chief. He retired from the magazine in 2008 and remains a prominent figure in the automotive industry. He is a member of the Motor Press Guild and, among other achievements, has been an honorary judge at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
"Throughout his career,
has won the respect and admiration of countless supporters throughout the automotive world," said
, President, Motor Press Guild. "He embodies the tradition of excellence upon which the Dean Batchelor Awards were founded, and we are delighted to honor him for his many contributions to our industry."
In addition to the Lifetime Achievement Award, the MPG Dean Batchelor Award gala will include the presentation of Best of the Year awards to automotive journalists for works across four categories: books, articles, photographs and video. One winner from among those four will receive the
Award, established in honor of the late automotive journalist who was noted for his standard of excellence in journalism.
All Motor Press Guild members and those affiliated with the automotive industry are welcome to attend. Tickets are
for non-members and must be purchased in advance online by
Friday, Nov. 30, 2012
. No tickets will be sold at the door. Attire is black-tie optional.
Motor Press Guild Dean Batchelor Awards
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012
Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA
Motor Press Guild
(MPG) is the largest automotive media association in
with approximately 800 members. This non-profit trade guild is dedicated to promoting professionalism in automotive journalism through education and information exchange. Members include journalists from print, broadcast, and online outlets as well as public relations representatives, consumer groups and governmental bodies tied to the automotive industry. The organization hosts regular meetings featuring key figureheads in the auto industry and is widely recognized for its annual
Award program and annual industry MPG Track Day.
Motor Press Guild323-374-3674
SOURCE Motor Press Guild