The awards, also known as the "Ellies," are considered some of the most prestigious for American online and print magazines. His winning category "recognizes excellence in short-form political, social, economic or humorous commentary. It honors the eloquence, force of argument and succinctness with which the writer presents his or her views." According to Automobile Magazine, Kitman's accolade marks the first time in the 44-year history of the award that a car-enthusiast magazine has won.
[Source: Automobile, photo from Automobile Magazine]