Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Named 'Car of the Year' at Spike TV's AutoRox Ice Cube, 'Three 6 Mafia,' and Rock Super-Group 'Camp Freddy' Rock Downtown

Las Vegas in Spike TV's Annual Auto Celebration



    LAS VEGAS, April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Spike TV honored and celebrated
 America's passion for the automobile last night from the Fremont Experience
 in downtown Las Vegas with a special celebration featuring awards for the
 best cars in 2006, live performances from some of music's biggest names,
 and a special moment honoring one of the industry's true legends.
     (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060322/NYW096LOGO )
     AutoRox premieres on Spike TV on Tuesday, April 18 (10:00-11:30pm
 ET/PT).
     Hosted by Ice Cube, the night culminated with the Chevrolet Corvette
 Z06 driving off with the night's biggest honor of "Car of the Year." The
 Corvette also cruised away with "Best Sports Car" and "Deal of the Year."
     Ice Cube did double-duty as he not only hosted, but for the first time
 ever, performed "Chrome and Paint" and "Why We Thugs?" live to the packed
 crowd at the Fremont Experience. Academy Awards winners Three 6 Mafia
 performed "It's Hard Out Here For A Pimp" for the first time live since
 winning their prestigious award at the Oscars a few weeks back. One of
 music's hottest groups, rock royalty super-group Camp Freddy performed
 Cheap Trick's "Surrender."
     Former Chrysler Chairman and CEO Lee Iacocca received the "Icon Award"
 honoring a living individual whose remarkable contribution in the
 automotive arena has become legendary the world over. Kiefer Sutherland of
 Fox's mega-hit series, 24, presented the award to Iacocca.
     The winners for Spike TV's AutoRox include the following:
 
     CAR OF THE YEAR
     Chevrolet Corvette Z06
 
     BEST TRUCK
     Honda Ridgeline
 
     BEST LUXURY CAR
     Audi A8
 
     BEST SUV
     Land Rover Range Rover Sport
 
     HOTTEST EXOTIC
     Bugatti Veyron
 
     BEST SPORTS CAR
     Chevrolet Corvette Z06
 
     BEST TUNER
     Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX
 
     DEAL OF THE YEAR
     Chevrolet Corvette Z06
 
     BEST CONCEPT CAR
     Chevrolet Camaro
 
     BEST MUSCLE CAR (viewers' choice)
     Dodge Charger SRT8
 
     The winners at AutoRox were decided by the AutoRox Select Committee:
     Jin Kim, Calty Design Research; Bryan Nesbitt, Executive Director, GM
 Europe Design; Dan Sims, General Manager, Mitsubishi Motors R&D America;
 Andy Wheel, Director, Land Rover Advanced Design; George Barris, president,
 Barris Kustom Productions; Marek Djordjevic, president, Marek Djordjevic
 Design (Rolls-Royce Phantom); Mike Helton, president, NASCAR; Mark
 McCready, Director, Pricing Analysis and Market Strategy, CarsDirect.com;
 Steve Potter, VP and General Manager, Lime Rock Park; Barry Toepke, Los
 Angeles Auto Show; Eric Adams, auto editor, Popular Science magazine; Eddie
 Alterman, editor-in- chief, MPH magazine; AJ Baime, articles editor,
 Playboy; Dan Carney, freelance auto writer, Tom duPont, duPont Registry;
 Howard Lim, Sr. VP International Group, Primedia; Eric Mayne, auto writer,
 Wards Auto World; Kevin Smith, editorial director, Edmunds.com; Mark
 Solheim, auto writer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance; Lawrence Ulrich,
 freelance auto writer; Mark Vaughn, west coast editor, Autoweek; Kim
 Wolfkill, senior editor, Road & Track; Johnny O'Connell, driver, Team
 Corvette; Danica Patrick, driver, Rahal-Letterman (IRL); Ivan Stewart,
 Protruck Racing; and Rod Alberts, executive director, NAIAS.
     Dave Broome ("Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope," "The Biggest Loser" "The
 Radio Music Awards") and Casey Patterson, Senior Vice President of Event
 Production and Talent, Development, Spike TV, are Executive Producers for
 AutoRox. Allen Newman serves as Executive in Charge of Production and Ryan
 Polito is Director.
 
 

SOURCE Spike TV

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