Enter now to win a Phil

Audi RS Q3 (2014)Want to be a motoring journalist? Entry to the MGMW’s Phil Llewellin award is now open.

If you’re aged between 13 and 17, and want to write (or talk) about cars for a living, here’s a chance to make a name for yourself with leading UK car journalists and win some great prizes.

The Phil Lewellin award sets out to encourage creativity in young people interested in telling a story of motoring, cars and travel.

You can get all the details by going to our Phils page here. Entries need to be in by March 1.

Evo’s Sam Sheehan is MGMW award winner

Sam Sheehan 2Evo magazine staff writer Sam Sheehan is the inaugural winner of the MGMW John Connor Award, presented for the best Masters project work on the Coventry University Automotive Journalism course.

This is the second time the MGMW has presented an award for Coventry automotive journalism students and the first time the prize has carried the name of John Connor, the veteran Midlands newspaperman, motoring correspondent and MGMW member who died following a collision on the M25 in January 2014.

Sam Sheehan is pictured collecting the MGMW John Connor Award certificate from MGMW committee member Andrew Noakes outside Coventry Cathedral.

For more about Sam’s award-winning work, go to our News page

MGMW votes in 2014 Green Apple awards

Green Apple award 2014 (cropped)MGMW members have voted, once again, for the winners in the Green Apple Awards which celebrate cars that mix real world economy with driving pleasure. It’s the fourth year of the awards which are organised by The Green Organisation.

Overall winner was Mitsubishi’s big but frugal Outlander PHEV with second spot being taken by the diesel-engined Honda Civic. There were also awards across various categories.

The awards were presented on 10 November at the House of Commons where MGMW chairman, Ian Donaldson, was joined by vice-chairman Mark Slack and Vanessa Nalder of Mitsubishi Motors. For more detail go to the News Page

Members enjoy a round (of golf, that is)

Mark Proctor's hole-in-one celebrationsIt’s a driving day with a difference. MGMW members Robin Auchterlonie and Bill McCarthy joined industry colleagues for the annual Peugeot Golf Day at Brockett Hall recently.

Sadly our team failed to pick up any silverware, which was presented at an evening dinner attended by new Peugeot UK managing director, Stéphane Le Guevel. However, they did manage to find time to help Peugeot’s Mark Proctor celebrate his hole-in-one from previous event with a nip of whisky at the start.

We understand Peugeot PR boss, Andrew Didlick, took full account of the athletic prowess on display and provided golf buggies to get round the course for our intrepid duo and the rest of the journalists taking part.

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