Patrick Foster

One of America’s best-known automotive journalists is Patrick Foster, a dedicated historian/author who has been writing for more than twenty five years. Foster is a feature writer and also has regular columns in Hemmings Classic Car and Old Cars Weekly. He has written 22 books and contributed material to several others.

Foster has won numerous writing awards including the AACA’s prestigious Thomas McKean Memorial Cup Award as the best book of automotive history for 1998. In 1997 one of his works was named Outstanding Periodical Article for the year by the Society of Automotive Historians. In 2011 Foster was honored with the Lee Iacocca Award, perhaps the most coveted award in the car hobby, for excellence in automotive writing. The 2015 International Automotive Media Council (IAMC) Awards saw him bring home a Silver Medal for an article on the 1930-1934 Nash automobiles, and a Bronze Medal for his book “Jeep- The History of America’s Greatest Vehicle.” In 2016 Foster again took home two awards from the IAMC event.