CAR's associate editor Tim Pollard has won the industry's Journalist of the Year award 2007. He scooped the prestigious gong at the annual Guild of Motoring Writers awards ceremony at the RAC Club in London for his magazine scoop on the McLaren P11 (the cover story of CAR October 2007).
The judges praised Pollard's investigative journalism, which uncovered a dossier of facts, sketches and details of the new junior supercar from the Woking road car and racing specialist. He's no stranger to Guild awards, having won the 2006 Consumer Journalist of the Year gong.
'Winning the Renault UK Journalist of the Year prize is great news for CAR,' said editor Phil McNamara. 'It's great to see indepth investigative reporting given the recognition it deserves. Stories like our McLaren scoop take a lot of time and hard graft - and make CAR stand out from the opposition.'
The award, sponsored by Renault, concludes a successful year for CAR - we've also won the magazine publishing industry's two top design awards. Former art editor Andy Thomas was named designer of the year by the Periodical Publishers' Association, while current incumbent Andy Franklin won the top gong at the Magazine Design Awards. Both design awards were in the consumer magazine sections - beating every other magazine on sale in the UK, including GQ and Grazia.