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2014 Family Vehicle of the Year winner announced at the Chicago Auto Show

To qualify for the award, vehicles had to have four doors, start at less than $50,000, appear at one of MAMA’s two annual rallies, and be new or significantly updated within a year of the 2013 Spring Rally, which took place last May. The MAMA Spring and Fall rallies feature up to 100 manufacturer vehicles for journalists to drive and evaluate.

Voting took place at each rally, creating a list of 12 2014 contenders: the Acura MDX, Cadillac CTS, Chevrolet Impala, Dodge Durango, Fiat 500L, Hyundai Santa Fe, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Cherokee, Mazda Mazda3, Mazda Mazda6, Nissan Pathfinder, and Subaru Forester. 

And the winner is ... The Chevrolet Impala. => Read more.

Rally news ...

2013 MAMA Fall Rally is a success

JOLIET, Ill. – Glorious fall weather suited a new venue for the fall MAMA rally this year, as journalists and manufacturer reps descended on Joliet's Autobahn Country Club on October 2nd for hot laps in cool cars.


Unlike previous fall rallies, this one had track time, as more than 60 journalists got to put cars through their paces at speeds up to 70 mph in lead-follow sessions on the north track at Autobahn. The lead-follow format gave drivers a good feel for handling without the pressure of driving at high speeds.


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January Luncheon Rewind

2014 MAMA Business Meeting

LOMBARD, Ill. – The 2014 MAMA Business Meeting was held at Harry Caray's on January 22. MAMA board members provided reports on how the organization had progressed over the last year, and the membership elected the new board for 2014. In addition, a new article was proposed for the bylaws.


For 2014, the MAMA board will consist of Vice President of Membership Fred Ligouri, Secretary Wendy Orthman, Treasurer Larry Nutson, and our new Senior Vice President, Patrick Olsen. Former Senior Vice President Bryan Joslin has moved to Pennsylvania and therefore had to vacate his post.


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