MOTOR PRESS GUILD DEAN BATCHELOR BEST OF 2007
AWARD PRESENTED TO ED JUSTICE, JR.
Los Angeles, CA: In the world of automotive related Articles, Audio/Visual,
Books and Photography, winning the coveted Motor Press Guild’s Dean
Batchelor Best of 2007 Award is the equivalent of winning an Oscar. It is the
highest tribute, within the motor press industry, that any nominee can attain. The
2007 winner in the Audio/Visual category, which includes Radio, Television, DVD
and Film, is Ed Justice, Jr. for his interview “Insights to Car Branding with Charlie
Hughes”, broadcast in January ’07 on Road & Track Speed Radio. Ed is the host
of Road & Track Speed Radio, a popular nationally syndicated weekly
automotive talk show.
MPG’s John Dinkle read the statement from the judges, before the award
was announced. “Ed Justice Jr. carries within his voice the authenticity and
awareness of the world of cars. Such sensibility is clear as he leads us through
an engaging interview that takes one firmly to the inside of the American
automobile manufacturers’ mindset. This radio piece was real reporting”, Dinkle
then presented the award to Mr. Justice. Mr. Charlie Hughes is the former CEO
of Mazda North America, founder and former CEO of Land Rover North America
and has decades of experience in building and growing automotive brand
identity. A shocked Mr. Justice, one of three finalists, personally accepted his
award and profoundly thanked the MPG judging panel and his family for their
Ed Justice, Jr. is President and CEO of Justice Brothers, a family owned
company providing automotive lubricants, additives and professional tools to the
consumer and automotive industry for over 70-years. His vast knowledge of
automotive history, racing, both past and present, as well as the contemporary
automotive scene, position him as the ideal host of Road & Track Speed Radio.
Photo by Pete Lyons/MPG.