Ward’s Automotive Group wins multiple 2010 Azbee Awards, given by the American Society of Business Publication Editors, including two golds on the national stage.

Ward’s Automotive Reports takes first prize nationwide in the newsletter-general excellence category, while Ward’s Dealer Business Editor Steve Finlay wins for best regular column – the third consecutive year he has claimed the category’s top spot.

Finlay won for a pair of editorials: “Limbo Land of Auto Finance” and “Axed Aces Wonder Why.”

Among national competitors, Ward’s AutoWorld’s annual 10 Best Engines awards package earns a bronze in the original research class.

In awards covering ASBPE’s Midwest region, Ward’s claims gold for:

  • “TPMS Rollout Rolling Along,” by Ward’s AutoWorld Executive Editor Tom Murphy, in the technical article category.
  • “Cool Paints Initiative Ugly, Lazy” by Ward’s AutoWorld Editor-in-Chief Drew Winter, in the editorial/editor’s letter category.

Winter also wins silver in the editorial/editor’s letter group for “Criticism of Tata Nano Wrong-Headed.”

Founded in 1964, the ASBPE is a professional association for full-time and freelance editors and writers employed in the business, professional, association and trade magazines, newsletters and digital publications.