E. Davis Jr. to Receive
Lifetime Achievement Award at
Car of the Year Awards
December 15, 2005 - Veteran automotive journalist
David E. Davis, Jr.
will become the 3rd recipient of ROAD & TRAVEL Magazine's (RTM) annual Lifetime
Achievement Award, at RTM's annual International Car of the Year Awards (ICOTY)
on January 7, 2006.
a long and illustrious career as one of the auto industry's most colorful and
unique journalists, and founder of Automobile Magazine, Davis will be honored
by RTM. In addition to RTM, video testimonials for Davis will come from famed
Shelby Cobra designer, Carroll Shelby; Rick Wagoner, Chairman & CEO, General
Motors Corporation; Tom Purves, Chairman & CEO, BMW of North America; Jim
Press, President & COO, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A.; and Barry Meguiar, President
of Meguiar's, Inc, to name a few. DaimlerChrysler Corporation is sponsoring the
The ICOTY Awards honor the top 10 vehicles for the new model year
as chosen by a jury of 12 nationally-renowned automotive journalists with ballots
tabulated by J.D. Power and Associates. Among the awards are Car and Truck of
the Year. CBS Detroit will televise ICOTY's 10th anniversary and present a one-hour
special during the opening weekend of the North American International Auto Show
(NAIAS) in Detroit.
"The ICOTY Awards focus on the emotional connection
between car and consumer, how they reflect lifestyles and self-image, an attitude
the average consumer can identify with," says RTM Editor-In-Chief Courtney
sponsors include DaimlerChrysler
Marriott Renaissance Hotel, Dolby
Laboratories, General Motors
Motor Company, GM's
OnStar, Hyundai Motor
Suzuki, Subaru of America,
BMW North America, American
North America, U-Haul International.
sponsors include edmunds.com,
msnautos.com and vehix.com.
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Info: Courtney Caldwell: 248-614-0017