L. Bryant Receives Lifetime Legend
2008 International Car of the Year Awards
automotive journalist Thos L. Bryant,
vice president and editor in chief of
Road & Track, became the fifth recipient
& TRAVEL Magazine's (RTM)
by Crysler LLC, the Lifetime Achievement
Award honored Bryant during the 12th annual International Car of the Year Awards (ICOTY) on Jan. 12, at the MGM
Bryants extensive 36-year career
as an automotive journalist, he has earned
the respect and admiration of colleagues,
publications and readers everywhere. Bryant
is known throughout the automotive industry
as a firm, yet fair writer, representing
publications including Road & Track,
Pickup Vans & 4 Wheel Drive and special
Road & Track editions.
award was presented by RTM Editor in Chief
Courtney Caldwell and Kent Shocknek, anchor
of CBS2 News in Los Angeles. Hachette
Filipacchi Media (owner of Road &
Track) President and CEO Jack Kliger gave
a heartwarming speech on Bryant's illustrious
career and contributions.
is a journalist of grit and integrity.
He is not only an icon in the automotive
field, but a friend to those he meets,"
said Caldwell during the presentation.
"his work and passion for cars symbolize
what those in automotive journalism strive
towards each day."
love for excitement and vehicles permeates
his work, writing and life. Known best
for his optimistic slogan, Every
mile is a memory, Bryant brings
an appreciation for life and its nuisances
to everything he touches.
worldly connoisseur of great wine and
food, classic jazz, literature and golf,
Bryant is most comfortable in Washington
State at his second home on Bainbridge
Island, where he can enjoy his after-work
pursuits. Bryant also spends much of that
time with Patty, his wife of 28 years.
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