The 18th Henry Ford Awards (HFA) saw AutoIndustriya.com take home four wins at the annual awards program for the motoring media. This year, Managing Editor Inigo Roces, Editor-at-Large Eric Tipan, Senior Photographer Kelvin Christian Go, and Contributor Jet Rabe were able to win in four different categories.
First up is Inigo Roces, whose winning piece 'Anti Poor or Pro Commuter: PUV Modernization Explained' bagged him the Best Automotive Industry Feature. His story gives a deeper look at the flaws of the current system, how the government is looking to make PUVs more modern and safe for the riding public, as well as how the new system will help PUV drivers and operators.
Next is Eric Tipan's story 'We Ask The Experts: Brand New vs. Second Hand' which awarded him the Best Automotive Online Lifestyle Feature. The story talks about the pros and cons of buying either a brand-new vehicle or a used car, as well as giving a better insight as to what you can get for either type of purchase
Apart from garnering feature story awards, AutoIndustriya.com also won several photography awards at the 18th annual HFA. Winning the Best Published Photograph was Jet Rabe's piece titled 'Speed of Light' which he took during the Macau Grand Prix.
Last but certainly not the least was Kelvin Christian Go's 'Crowd Pleaser' which won him the Best Published Ford Photo. His winning photo showed a Ford Mustang GT doing a burnout in a controlled environment.