ColdwaterHotrod Posted April 16, 2008 Report Share Posted April 16, 2008 Carroll Shelby Earns Auto Executive of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award April 10, 2008 11:05 AM ET Shelby Automobiles, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International, Inc., (Pink Sheets:CSBI) has announced that automotive icon Carroll Shelby will receive the 2008 Automotive Executive of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be presented to him during an invitation-only luncheon at the Detroit Athletic Club on April 16. This is the first time in a decade that the Automotive Executive of the Year's annual honoree will be recognized for lifetime achievement. "Everyone at Shelby Automobiles is proud of Carroll's distinguished career," said Amy Boylan, president of Shelby Automobiles. "Carroll Shelby earned his stripes behind the wheel as a world class driver and at the helm of a highly successful auto manufacturing company. It's a privilege to work for a living legend who is still one of the most important driving forces in the automotive industry today." The Automotive Executive of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award has recognized excellence in automotive leadership from OEM executives since 1964. Past winners include Jim Press, Bill Ford, Jr., Dieter Zetsche, Rick Wagoner, Henry Ford II, Robert Eaton, Thomas Stallkamp, Roger Smith, Harold E. Poling and Lee Iacocca. The award is presented by DNV Certification and sponsored by the Automotive Industry Action Group. The award nominating committee is composed of auto industry media, various industry analysts and automotive supplier CEOs. "As Mr. Shelby celebrates his 85th birthday, it's the perfect time to honor him with this Lifetime Achievement Award," said Robert Djurovic, DNV Certification's director of auto services-North America and chairman of the nominating committee. "His ongoing energy and commitment amazes us all. As he has done throughout his career, he continues to push the envelope--as well as everyone in the industry--to new levels of performance." Shelby's inspiration and vision have made him the force behind....... CLICK HERE FOR THE REST OF THE STORY Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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