Precursor Reception to the Keith Crain/Automotive News Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner
A highlight of the WAS Preview evening as the Sneak Peek is winding down is the Keith Crain/Automotive News Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner, where distinguished individuals are recognized by the AN publisher for extraordinary contributions to the industry and, indeed, things automotive at large. Preparatory to the dinner is a reception that gives others a chance to salute Keith Crains Lifetime Achievement Awardee, who this year was multistate mega dealer operator and renowned NASCAR owner Rick Hendrick of Rick Hendrick Automotive. The foremost sponsor of the Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner Reception was Chevrolet Performance Vehicles and Motor Sports, which presented its own memento of the occasion to Mr. Hendrick in a brief podium-side presentation from their representative Jim Campbell.
Sharing the podium to greet industry attendees at the Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner Reception was DC Mayor Vincent Gray, who was high in his praise of the tier-one auto industry event The Washington Auto Show has become.
Joining Chevrolet Performance in sponsoring the reception and saluting Hendrick were Manheim and AutoTrader.com along with Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and U.S. Trust.Download Bulletin PDF