TodayApril 16, 2022

North American Car and Truck of year jurors

North American Car and Truck of year – You have seen it for 21 years now in commercials, in newspapers, and all over the internet, a car or truck wins “North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY). Who are the people that decide which car and truck win that award? Here is the list of complete jurors that write for the United States and Canadian publications, hence North American and not the U.S.

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North American Car and Truck of the Year jurors

The jury has just been increased from 50 jurors to 60 jurors this year. There are more women on the jury this year than in any previous year.

In January 2015 at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, MI the North America Car and Truck of the Year awards will be announced. Between that time the sixty people below will be working behind the scenes, each one, on their own, deciding which car they think is worthy of the award.

In January, all the votes will be counted and brought together as one to award the most outstanding vehicle of the year based on factors including innovation, comfort, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction, and value for the dollar.

North American Car of the Year Jury, 2014-2015

Jessica Anderson

Frank Aukofer
DriveWays – Freelance

Kirk Bell
Chicago Tribune and New York Daily News

David Booth
Freelance – National Post (Canada)

Karl Brauer
Freelance – Forbes…

Lindsay Brooke
Automotive Engineering International

Jason Cammisa
Road & Track

Sharon Silke Carty
Editor In Chief, Autoblog, and AOL Autos

Dan Carney

John Davis
MotorWeek – PBS Network

Matt DeLorenzo
Kelley Blue Book

Denis Duquet
Le Guide de lauto

Jacques Duval
Freelance – Le Guide de lauto, Autonet, Journal de Montreal, Mixte Magazine, Infrastructures, La Voix du Vrac, Roulez

Ezra Dyer
Popular Mechanics

Paul Eisenstein
The Detroit Bureau

Lauren Fix
Car Coach Reports

Jeff Gilbert
WWJ Newsradio 950 / CBS Radio Network

John Gilbert
Freelance –, KDAL AM radio

Aaron Gold
Freelance –

Joni Gray

Ken Gross
Freelance – Playboy

Lou Ann Hammond,

James Healey
USA Today

John Pearley Huffman
Freelance – NY Times, Car and Driver

Cheryl Jensen
Freelance: Motor Matters, NY Times

Chris Jensen
Freelance – NY Times

Erik Johnson
Executive online editor, Car and Driver

Jim Kenzie
Toronto Star

Michelle Krebs

Marc Lachapelle
Freelance. – MSN Autos US

John Lamm

Anita Lienert
Freelance –

Jim Mateja
Freelance – Chicago Tribune, Wards Auto Reports, Consumers Digest

Jim McCraw
Freelance – NY Times, Hot Rod, Vehicle Dynamics International, Engine Technology International, Super Chevy

Mitch McCullough
New Car Test Drive

John McElroy
Autoline Detroit

Joann Muller

Jack Nerad
Kelley Blue Book

Scott Oldham
Vice President of Editorial
Editor in Chief,

Marty Padgett, High Gear Media

Chris Paukert

Henry Payne
Detroit News

Mark Phelan
Detroit Free Press

Mark Rechtin
Consumer Reports

Erin Riches

Aaron Robinson
Car and Driver

Jeremy Sinek

Steven Cole Smith, AutoWeek

Ben Stewart
Freelance – Popular Mechanics, Road & Track

Alexandra Straub
Freelance – Black Newspaper Group, Postmedia,

Tony Swan
Freelance –,, Kelley Blue Book, Popular Mechanics, New Car Test Drive

Alex Taylor
Fortune Magazine

Richard Truett
Automotive News

Lawrence Ulrich
Freelance – NY Times

David van Sickle
All About Autos

Larry Webster
Road & Track

Joe Wiesenfelder

Drew Winter
Wards AutoWorld

Gary Witzenburg
Freelance –

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.