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MilePost - The Journal of the Motor Press Guild / Vol. 23,No. 1, January 2013

Karl Ludvigsen Wins the 2012 Annual MPG Dean Batchelor Award

Prolific automotive author and historian Karl Ludvigsen took home yet another prize for one of his finely-crafted books, this time capturing the Motor Press Guild's 18th Annual Dean Batchelor Award at the Guild's annual awards gala on a delightful December evening at the Petersen Automotive Museum.

Ludvigsen's book, "Porsche: Origin of the Species," grabbed top honors from a strong field of finalists that included Silvia Wilkinson's "The Stainless Steel Carrot: A Racing Odyssey-Revisited," and Jade Gurss' "In the Red: The 2001 Season with Dale Earnhardt Jr." in the book category. "Origin" also won Best Book of the Year.

RACER Magazine Publisher Paul Pfanner introduced the finalists, depicting Ludvigsen's winning book from Bentley Publishers as "an in-depth exploration into the specific influences and circumstances that brought forth the first Porsche-badged sports cars." The volume includes a forward by Jerry Seinfeld, whose original Porsche Gmünd coupe is also a key feature in the book.

Supporting Pfanner with book review duties were Michael Jordan, senior editor at Automobile Magazine, and freelance automotive journalist, Ken Gross.

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Karl Ludvigsen
Karl Ludvigsen

In addition to his motor industry activities as an executive (with GM, Fiat and Ford) and head of a consulting company, Karl Ludvigsen has been active for over 50 years as an author and historian. As an author, co-author or editor he has some four dozen books to his credit. Needless to say, they are all about cars and the motor industry, Karl's life-long passion.

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