Mich. (November 12, 2003) -- ROAD & TRAVEL Magazine magazine today announced
jury members for their 2004 Top 10 Annual Car of the Year Awards. J.D. Power and
Associates will tabulate final ballots.
nationally renowned male and female automotive journalists will vote for 10 winning
vehicles, reflecting a balanced perspective in the voting process.
members for 2004 include: Denise McCluggage, columnist and senior-contributing
editor for Auto Week; Bob Plunkett, syndicated automotive columnist; Ann Job,
new car test driver for the Associated Press and MSN Autos; Warren Brown, auto
editor, Washington Post; John McElroy, host of Autoline Detroit; Ken Gross, contributing
editor for Robb Report; Steve Siler, RTM national online editor; Alex Law, contributing
editor, Car & Driver; Kathy Jackson, reporter for Automotive News; Cheryl
Jensen, automotive contributor to The New York Times and Chicago Tribune; BJ Killeen,
president of Motor Mouth Productions; and Courtney Caldwell, RTM editor-in-chief.
RTM Awards celebrate and reflect the emotional connection people have with their
cars, much of which is related to their lifestyle or life stage at the time of
purchase. RTM Awards represent how consumers feel about their cars - in fact,
a recent survey stated that 84% of those surveyed feel affection or emotion for
categories are: Car of the Year, Luxury/Most Respected, Sports Car/Most Sex Appeal,
Pickup/Most Athletic, SUV/Most Likely to Survive Anything, Entry Level/Most Spirited,
Classic/Most Memorable, Crossover/Most Versatile, Minivan-Life Stage/Most Compatible,
and Sedan/Most Dependable.
will be revealed and automakers honored on January 3, 2004 at RTM's 8th annual
awards show held at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Hotel. Sponsors include Detroit
Marriott Renaissance Hotel, Bridgestone/Firestone, General Motors Corporation,
Dolby Laboratories, Ford Motor Company, ArvinMeritor Inc., BMW North America,
GMAC Financial Services, Kia Motors America, Mercedes-Benz USA, American Honda,
Nissan North America, Subaru of America, Bose Corporation, Meguiars Inc., and
targets upscale professional women, a body of consumers who account for more than
50% of all new vehicle purchases and 40% of all business travelers. Moreover,
women influence 85% of all travel and automotive purchases, and spend more time
online researching information from which they can make intelligent planning and
judge bios, visit http://www.roadandtravel.com/awards/2004/jury/awardsboard.htm
more info on the RTM Top 10 Awards, visit