Mark Fogarty (AutoAction/Fairfax Media), Bill Tuckey and Mike Kable have been announced as the three inductees into the V8 Media Association Hall of Fame.
The announcement was made at the second annual V8 Media Association Awards, held in Homebush on Friday night.
Tony Schibeci (SEN) hosted the awards dinner, which featured a touching tribute to Jon Evans, who passed away last week after a long illness. V8 Supercars chaplain Garry Coleman and colleagues Garry O’Brein (Auto Action), Allan Edwards (V8X Magazine) and Fogarty (Auto Action/Fairfax Media) spoke about Evans, regarded as one of Australian motorsport media’s most respected journalists.
Over 50 members of the media voted in this year’s awards, which also saw Fogarty take away two other awards, included 2013 Journalist of the Year and equal Best News Story of the Year, with Auto Action’s Lewis Isaacs.
James Phelps received his first V8 Media Awards, with his Sunday Telegraph feature on colourful V8 team owner Betty Klimenko.
Richard Craill took out the Best V8 TV/Track Commentator/Personality for the second year in succession, while Schibeci received the Best Radio/Podcast award for his SEN program On The Grid. Nissan Motorsport’s Grant Rowley was awarded the best PR representative.
Best V8 Supercars news story, 2013
Equal Winner: Shane van Gisbergen V8 return to Tekno (Lewis Isaac, Auto Action)
Equal Winner: Cash crisis puts Johnson team in doubt (Mark Fogarty, Fairfax Media)
Runner-up: Simon McNamara interview (Tony Schibeci, On The Grid, Radio SEN)
Best V8 Supercars feature story, 2013
Winner: Westfield heiress Betty Saunders-Klimenko journey from orphanage to a life of luxury (James Phelps, Sunday Telegraph)
Runner-up: Volvo attacks (Bruce Newton, V8X Magazine)
Third place: Lowndes on Brock (Paul Gover, V8X Magazine)
V8 Supercars Journalist of the Year, 2013
Winner: Mark Fogarty (Fairfax/Auto Action)
Runner-up: Sefan Bartholomaeus (Speedcafe.com)
Third place: Bruce Newton (V8X Magazine/V8 Supercars Online)
V8 Photographer of the Year, 2013
Winner: Mark Horsburgh
Runner-up: Dirk Klynsmith
Third place: Justin Deeley
Best V8 radio program/podcast, 2013
Winner: On the Grid (Tony Schibeci, SEN)
Runner-up: V8 Insiders (Craig Revell, podcast)
Third place: V8 Nation (Rick Kelly & Paul Dumbrell, Croc Media)
Best V8 TV/Track Commentator/Personality, 2013
Winner: Richard Craill (Network 10 – V8/supports & track commentator)
Runner up: Neil Crompton (Network Seven)
Third place: Mark Larkham (Network Seven)
BEST PR REPRESENTATIVE
Winner: Grant Rowley (Nissan Motorsport)
Runner Up: Cole Hitchcock (V8Supercars)
Third place: Chris Jordan (Nissan Motor Company)
V8 Media Association Hall of Fame
Mark Fogarty – Journalist
Mike Kable – Journalist
Bill Tuckey – Journalist & Broadcaster