My sincere congratulations to Michael Argetsinger and publisher David Bull on their nomination for the 2011 Dean Batchelor Award book category with Formula One at Watkins Glen: 20 Years of the United States Grand Prix, 1961-1980
. Another outstanding effort.
Well done and good luck to all of the nominees.Dean Batchelor Award Finalists 2011 ... Motor Press Guild Selects 2011 Dean Batchelor Award Finalists
Established in 1995, the Dean Batchelor Award recognizes excellence in automotive journalism as exemplified by the man it is named after–Dean Batchelor.
The Award singles out individuals demonstrating outstanding achievement in the profession of automotive journalism. Each year MPG presents the Dean Batchelor Award to the journalist judged to have produced the single piece of work which 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 winner of each category receives the MPG Best of the Year award in that category. The Dean Batchelor Award is then chosen from among the four category winners.The 2011 finalists are
Jay G. Fitzhugh, "Protesters Sign Here," Rodders Journal, Winter 2010;
Preston Lerner, "Last Call for the Town Car," Automobile Magazine, July 2011
Tom Stahler, "Questor Grand Prix," Vintage Motorsport, July/August 2011 Audio/Visual Category
Todd Deeken & Paul Schmucker, "Chevrolet Volt," Everydaydriver.com, May 24, 2011
Michael Mandt, Neil Mandt & David Houston, "Rolls Royce Ghost," The Car Show, July 13, 2011
Asif Kapadia & Manish Pandey, "Senna," August 12, 2011 Book CategoryMichael Argetsinger, Formula One at Watkins Glen: 20 Years of the United States Grand Prix, 1961-1980, David Bull Publishing
Stuart Codling, Real Racers, Motorbooks
Janos Wimpffen, Elva, the Cars, the People, the History, David Bull Publishing Photography Category
Paul Barshon, "Viva Italia," Automobile Magazine, March 2011
Brian Blades, "Absolute Power," Road & Track Magazine, February 2011
Reinhard Klein, "Everybody's a Photographer," Road & Track Magazine, September 2011
The Best of the Year and Batchelor awards are given at the annual awards banquet, this year scheduled for December 13th at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.
In addition, the Dean Batchelor Lifetime Achievement Award, selected separately by the Motor Press Guild Board of Directors, is presented on a case-by-case basis to individuals for outstanding contributions to the automotive communications industry.
The Dean Batchelor Award was first presented posthumously to Dean Batchelor in 1995 for his seminal book on hot rodding, The American Hot Rod, which was published after his death in 1994.http://www.motorpres...tePageId=130373