DETROIT - Automotive News has won two first-place awards in the annual International Wheel Awards competition.
A package of stories, 'The Green Engineer,' won in the special interest publications category. The section, published Feb. 23, 1998, highlighted the efforts of more than two dozen individuals working to soften the automotive industry's impact on the environment. The awards went to Managing Editor David Versical and Copy Editor Karen Passino. They conceived the section and coordinated the work of nine reporters and 10 photographers.
Editor Peter Brown won for best editorial commentary. His Aug 3, 1998, editorial, 'The Winner? It's Anybody but GM and the UAW,' assessed the damage from last summer's strikes.
The five other first-place awards went to: Business Week, Car and Driver, the Detroit Free Press, WPBT-TV in Miami and Motorweek-TV Magazine. The Detroit Free Press and Motorweek-TV Magazine also won Golden Wheel awards for being 'best of the best' in the competition.
The contest is sponsored by the Detroit Press Foundation and is open to entries from around the world. Awards were presented in Detroit at the North American International Auto Show.