April 14, 2004

Carroll Shelby honoured

Los Angeles, California – Legendary racer and automotive icon Carroll Shelby, still
a dominant force in the automotive industry at age 81, was honoured with the J. D.
Power and Associates “Chairman’s Award” at the Global Automotive Week Awards
Reception Wednesday evening, April 7, 2004 in New York. This award, which has only
been bestowed on 12 other occasions in the last 36 years, is presented to
organizations and individuals in recognition of performance and innovation in
quality, customer satisfaction, employee relations and exemplary service to the
automotive industry.

As the thirteenth Chairman’s Award recipient, Shelby, Chairman and CEO of Carroll
Shelby International, Inc., was recognized not only as the father of the Shelby
Cobra, but also for more than 54 years of distinguished service to the automotive
industry as a successful driver, car owner and manufacturer. In addition, the award
also recognized Shelby’s many charitable endeavors, most notably for his
establishment of the Carroll Shelby Children’s Foundation, which funds heart and
kidney transplants for indigent children around the world.

“From the Bonneville Salt Flats to the LeMans 24 Hours, Carroll Shelby has made his
mark in all forms of motorsport,” said J. D. Power III, Chairman of J.D. Power and
Associates. “When health reasons forced him to give up racing, he turned to
automotive design and gave us not only the awe-inspiring Cobra, and the Shelby
Mustang, but over the years he left a performance legacy at all three of the major
American auto manufacturers. We are pleased to salute such an automotive giant and
hope his work will continue for years to come.”

Attended by more than 200 senior automotive executives and media, the special event
was hosted at the Copacabana in New York City in conjunction with the Greater New
York Auto Show press days.

Connect with Autos.ca