Sue Baker Journalist of the Year sponsored by loop

Open to members and non-members

£500 plus trophy

This flagship award is supported by loop, a specialist automotive PR and communications agency. In 2019 a new format was introduced making this an award for the ‘best of the best’ – the judging panel reviewed the entries of all the category winners to select the most outstanding performer. In 2022, it was renamed in honour of our sadly recently-departed member Sue Baker, a trailblazer for women in automotive journalism.

2022 Erin Baker

2021 James Taylor

2020 Mark Bursa

2019 Alex Grant

2018 John Evans (2nd: Erin Baker, 3rd: Christofer Lloyd)

2017 James Ruppert (2nd: Ray Massey, 3rd Paul Barker)

2016 Jim Holder collected by Luc Lacey (2nd: Ray Massey, 3rd: Nick Trott)

2015 Martin Kahl collected by Xavier Boucherat (2nd: Hilton Holloway, 3rd: Jim Holder)

2014 Alastair Weaver (2nd= Ben Oliver and Mark Tisshaw)

2013 Hilton Holloway (2nd: Ben Oliver, 3rd: Jim Holder)

2012 Ken Gibson (2nd: Ben Oliver, 3rd: David Williams)