Veteran journalist Paul Borden has been named the 2014 Automotive Advocate of the Year by Miami-based InFocus Magazine. Borden, a founding member of the Southern Automotive Media Association (SAMA) and its former president and vice president, also founded and serves as chairman of Topless in Miami, a SAMA-sponsored convertible automobile competition staged annually on Key Biscayne. “He has given endlessly, tirelessly and his unselfish commitment to this organization is truly impressive,” said Bill Adam, President of the Southern Automotive Media Association. Borden has lived in Miami since 1992. He worked for newspapers in Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi and Arkansas as a sportswriter, columnist and editor before joining the Miami Herald as a copy editor in 1992. In 2001 Borden became a Senior Editor with AMI AutoWorld. He currently writes car reviews for the website examiner.com. The AutoFOCUS awards are presented annually as part of the Miami International Auto Show to celebrate automotive advocacy, innovation and leadership.