The Lee Iacocca Award Limited Edition Retiring in 2015
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In 2006, The Lee Iacocca Award was introduced at a local Mustang Show in Van Nuys, CA without any fanfare. Mr. Iacocca, together with Jay Leno presented the first Lee Iacocca Award to Craig Cunningham, President of the club. There were a few hundred people in attendance and no press to document the event. There is one lone photo on the website: www.iacoccaaward.com. No professional photos were taken nor handed out to the press…A humble beginning.
2015 will mark the 10th year of The Lee Iacocca Award. Mr. Iacocca feels the time is right to retire this prestigious award, making it a “Limited Edition.” There have never been more than 20 shows in a year (all over the country) presenting The Lee Iacocca Award. The Award honors a person within the classic car community who has shown over time their dedication to the classic car hobby and who has done good works. The Lee Iacocca Award has played an important part in The Iacocca Family Foundation’s history of raising awareness in the fight against diabetes but doesn’t preclude honorees (or clubs) dedication to their individual charitable organization.
At the conclusion of 2015 The Lee Iacocca Award will have honored close to 200 of the most respected men and women in the classic car world. They are from all walks of life, some famous but most are the “unsung” heroes. It is bittersweet to say farewell to an Award, The Antique Automobile Club of America has stated: “The Lee Iacocca Award Is the Most Coveted Award To Win On The Classic Car Circuit”, but even with the most popular car, the greatest value is in “The Limited Edition.”
Mr. Iacocca and The Iacocca Family Foundation sincerely thank Bob Fria, National Parts Depot, TEK Corporation, OK Trophy and all the Clubs who’ve loyally supported The Award and what it stands for.