Lee Iacocca to Receive The Icon Award at Spike TV's AutoRox
Acclaimed Actor Kiefer Sutherland to Present The Award
NEW YORK, April 4 -- Former Chrysler Chairman and CEO Lee
Iacocca will receive the Icon Award at the second annual AutoRox on Spike TV
airing Tuesday, April 18 (10:00-11:30pm ET/PT). The award honors a living
individual whose remarkable contribution in the automotive arena has become
legendary the world over. Some of the world's greatest luminaries of
automotive design, business, motorsports and media were considered for this
prestigious award. Legendary car designer, race car driver, and World War II
hero Carroll Shelby won the inaugural award last year.
Kiefer Sutherland of Fox's mega-hit series, 24, will present the award to
Iacocca in person at the show's taping on Friday, April 7 at the Fremont
Experience in downtown Las Vegas.
"I spent forty-eight years of my life in the auto industry, and it is an
honor to be recognized and appreciated by Spike TV's young generation of car
enthusiasts," said Lee Iacocca.
Prior to joining Chrysler, Lee Iacocca spent thirty-two years with the
Ford Motor Company where he served as President and COO for eight years. He
is renowned as the father of the Mustang and he contributed to the design of
Ford's Pinto, Cougar, Marquis, and Mark III. He joined Chrysler in 1978 and
engineered the company's miraculous turnaround from near bankruptcy. As
Chrysler's Chairman, he produced the first American-made front-wheel-drive
car, and the first minivan, the T115. He revived the convertible with the Le
Baron, and produced the award-winning Dodge and Chrysler K-Cars. In 1984, he
founded the Iacocca Foundation to fund research for the cure of diabetes, the
disease that claimed the life of his wife, Mary, at age fifty-seven.
Acclaimed actor and musician, Ice Cube, will host and perform at Spike
TV's second annual AutoRox. The star-studded homage to cars will feature
categories including Best Luxury Car, Hottest Exotic, Convertible, Sports Car,
SUV's, and others. Dave Broome ("Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope," "The Biggest
Loser," "The Radio Music Awards") and Casey Patterson, Senior Vice President
of Event Production and Talent, Development, Spike TV, are Executive Producers
for AutoRox. Allen Newman serves as Executive in Charge of Production and Ryan
Polito is Director.
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