About the Award

Placeholder ImageGlenmoor Gathering.
Pictured: Recipient Elden Hostetler and Rick Schmidt.

What comes to mind when the name Lee Iacocca is mentioned? Perhaps the “father” of the Ford Mustang or “father” of the Chrysler Minivan. Maybe you recall him as the guy who saved Chrysler and paid back the loan from the federal government, in full and early. Or you might associate him with the fund raising effort to preserve Ellis Island as a memorial to our country’s immigrants and the champion of the restoration of the Statue of Liberty.

Now you can add to the list that Lee Iacocca is the namesake for this very special award honoring a person who, over time, has demonstrated an extraordinary dedication to the classic car hobby through vehicle preservation, club participation, and one who has unselfishly assisted and encouraged others in perpetuating an “American Automotive Tradition.” This very unique award is linked with the Iacocca Family Foundation whose mission it is to find a cure for diabetes. This is fitting because, like Lee Iacocca’s dedication to the Foundation’s mission, these car enthusiasts are committed to serve their communities.

The Lee Iacocca Award is available for classic car events nationwide. To date, recipients include participants in the following car shows and clubs:

  • Amelia Island Concours d’ Elegance
  • Mopars at the Strip
  • Antique Automobile Club of America
  • Mustang Club of America
  • Arthritis Foundation Classic Car Show
  • Mustang Owners Club of California
  • Boys and Girls Club Boca Raton Concours
  • Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance
  • Concours d’ Elegance of the Eastern United States
  • Rocky Mountain Concours d’ Elegance
  • Forge Invitational Musclecar Classic
  • Rodeo Drive Concours d’ elegance
  • Glenmoor Gathering of Significant Automobiles
  • San Fernando Valley Region Chevrolet
  • Gunnison Colorado Car Show
  • Silver Spring All-GM Oktoberfest
  • Hilton Head Concours d’ Elegance
  • Silver Spring Ford and Mustang Show
  • Lake Mirror Classic Auto Festival
  • Southeastern Michigan Mustang Club
  • Legends of Riverside Racing Film Festival And Gala
  • Slant Six Club
  • Lincoln and Continental Classic Car Show
  • Walter P. Chrysler Club – 10,000 Lakes Region
  • Los Angeles Concours d’ Elegance
Lee Iacocca and Jay Leno in Jay Leno's Garage

Lee Iacocca and Jay Leno celebrate 50 years of The Mustang.