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Current Awards Winners

Below, in the following order, are the 2011 IAMAs: Lifetime; Best of the Year; and Best of Divisions. The full list of awards, Bronze, Silver and Gold Medallions, background information, judging criteria, and other details of this peer-judged program may be found in the accompanying PDF.

Lifetime Achievement

"Wow! Thanks so very much for a tremendous honor." Those were the words of Pete Lyons when he received the news that he is the 2011 recipient of the International Automotive Media Award for Lifetime Achievement.

As a youngster, Pete Lyons was introduced to motor sports by his father, Ozzie Lyons, for years the USA correspondent for Autosport magazine. Eventually, Pete began shooting and writing for that British bible too. Gradually, but inevitably, covering motor sports became a career.

Pete reported on the major North American events for Autosport, including the Can-Am series from 1966 to 1974. Expanding his venues, Pete spent four years as F1 correspondent for Autosport and Autoweek. After 3-1/2 years as on-staff editor of a US racing monthly, he decided to become a freelancer once again. Today he contributes to a wide variety of automotive publications. Also, Pete is the award-winning author of nine books, several of which are on the Can-Am series.

As engrossed as he is in the world of motor sports, his interests also include racing cars, riding motorcycles, and flying planes. Pete lives in Southern California with his wife, Lorna Fitts Lyons, and their cat.

For more information on Pete Lyons, click here

Best of Year

Best of 2011

Charles B. Camp/Vintage Motorsport for "Stop the Presses"

Best of Divisions

Best of Divisions 2011

Best of Division winners are selected from the IAMA Gold awardees in each division. For 2011, eight Best of Divisions are awarded, as follow:

Best of Books

Janos Wimpffen for Elva: The Cars, The People, The History, publ. by David Bull Publishing

Best of Newspapers Articles

Dan Scanlan for "Happy Sweet 16, Concours!," in the Florida Times Union

Best of Magazine Articles

Charles B. Camp/Vintage Motorsport for "Stop the Presses"

Best of Graphics

Dan Lyons for "1926 Packard Model 236," May image in American Classics calendar, publ. by Avalanche Publishing

Best of Newsletters

No Award

Best of Single Issues

Mercedes-Benz Club of America for The Star, Jan./Feb. 2011

Best of Multimedia

No Award

Best of PR/Marketing

No Award

Best of Radio

Bob Long, Autoworld-Automotive Radio Network for "A Look Inside Ford's Kinetic Design Philosophy with Jay Mays"

Best of Video

Yolanda Vazquez, Motorweek for "Motor News"

Best of Internet

Michael Knight for "Untenable," on

For PDF of full list of awards, including Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medallions, background information on judging criteria, and more, click here

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