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Carroll Shelby to receive lifetime achievement award

The Washington DC Auto Show opens next weekend and on the eve of the show’s public opening, Keith Crane and the Automotive News will recognize Mr. Carroll Shelby with their 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award at a charity dinner in Mr. Shelby’s honor.


Tickets for the charity dinner accompanying Carroll Shelby’s ceremony for the Keith Crane/Automotive News 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award start at $250 or $2,000 for a table of 10 and all but $100 of the price is tax deductible. The proceeds of the evening go to the Automobile Dealer Education Institute (ADEI) and the Carroll Shelby Foundation so this special night for Mr. Shelby is not only a remarkable moment in automotive history but it also helps children fighting life-threatening illnesses.

Carroll Shelby is the third person to receive this award from Keith Crane and the Automotive News, with Ralph Nader and U.S. Rep. John Dingell the first two to be recognized with this honor. Mr. Shelby had this to say about receiving the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award:
I’m honored to receive this award from my good friend Keith Crain. It represents all of the hard work put in by people at Shelby over the years. I've been blessed to be surrounded by so many over time. They deserve this award as much as I do.

In addition to the cocktail reception, the dinner and the award presentation, there will be a collection of Carroll Shelby’s most famous and incredible vehicles from his half-century-long career. A remarkable evening for one of the most influential men in the history of the American automotive industry and on the behalf of the rest of the staff at, I’d like to congratulate Mr. Shelby for this award and thank him for what he has brought to the industry.

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