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Rourke signed up as AM Awards judge

Maurice Rourke

Former Dutton Forshaw managing director Maurice Rourke has been appointed to the AM Awards’ judging panel.

Rourke is highly respected with a wealth of experience in the motor industry. In addition to Dutton Forshaw, he has also been chief executive of Inchcape Motors International, overseeing its non-Toyota activities worldwide, and vice-president sales Europe for the Chrysler and Jeep brands while they were under DaimlerChrysler ownership.

He joins the knowledgeable panel of AM Awards experts – John Whiteman, from the International Car Distribution Programme, Rob Whalley, from AM Awards auditor MSX International, and industry consultants Piers Trenear-Thomas and Chris Oakham.

The judging process is chaired by AM editor Stephen Briers.

Rourke left Dutton Forshaw last year after the retail group was bought by Lookers.

He has since set up Ateco UK, which is in talks with Chinese manufacturers about importing their cars. 

Dealers, repairers and bodyshops can enter the AM Awards now for a chance to pick up a coveted trophy at the prestigious ceremony on February 25, 2009, at the Birmingham ICC. 

Go to for details on the categories and entry forms. Alternatively call Colleen Dixon on 01733 468306 or email

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  • BILL BENNETT - 24/10/2013 14:47

    I had the pleasure of working for Maurice Rourke many years ago when the Chrysler Import Centre was situated in Dover and the head office in Staines. Great memories of a great man and a lovely family.