Iacocca Award

the Quest for the Best

Larry Jewett - July 12, 2012 09:08 AM


Iacocca Award Winners – 2012 – Jeff Brashares – 2011 – Jim Baker – 2010 – Rob and Katie Eberst – (Norma Saken – Representative from The Iacocca Family Foundation) - 2009 – David Landow – 2008 – Dan Trapp – 2007 – Andrew Trux represent 6 years of recipients from The Arthritis Car Show celebrating their 30th Anniversary, July 7th Dublin, Ohio.

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 In the classic car world, The Lee Iacocca Award honors remarkable achievements by classic car enthusiasts.  The award was introduced by Jay Leno in 2006 at the Mustang Owners Club of California Show in Van Nuys, California. Since then, it has been given at many different venues and at shows of all sizes throughout the United States. The Antique Automobile Club of America has called it, “the most coveted award on the classic car circuit.”
 The award ( has been presented to the “automotive celebrity” and the “unsung hero” and is part of Lee Iacocca’s multi approach to success. The award represents his desire to recognize the “person” behind the classic car and in turn raises awareness of his mission to find a cure for diabetes through The Iacocca Family Foundation. Recipients must be dedicated to the hobby as well as their personal philanthropy.
 Along with support from individual clubs and shows, corporate sponsors play an important role. The Iacocca Family Foundation is proud of the affiliation and recognizes National Parts Depot, “a single point of contact for parts distribution, order fulfillment, depot repair, product engineering and, logistic solutions” and the newest participant TEK Group, “a leader in the production and distribution of high quality tire repair systems.”
 There are hundreds and hundreds of classic car shows each year. The Lee Iacocca Award is presented at only a very limited number of shows and always on the lookout for new venues and honorees.  For more information call Norma Saken at 310-247-1352 or email”