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Jerry Flint to Receive ROAD & TRAVEL Magazine
Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2005
9th Annual International Car of the Year Awards

Gala event included the first ever HEARTSTRING AWARD for the most emotionally compelling car commercial of 2004

DETROIT, December 22, 2004 - ROAD & TRAVEL Magazine (RTM) will present its second annual Lifetime Achievement Award to veteran automotive journalist and native Detroiter, Jerry Flint of Forbes Magazine on January 8, 2005 at the 9th Annual International Car of the Year Awards (ICOTY).

Flint has achieved a lifetime of outstanding contributions to the automotive industry. He has covered everything from foreign policy makers, to the nation's economy, to the world scene, but has written most prodigiously about the auto industry. In addition to his 30+ years with Forbes Magazine, Flint has written for The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Ward's, and The CarConnection.

"Tonight is not just about celebrating cars and trucks," said RTM EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Courtney Caldwell. "Last year we created the Lifetime Achievement Award to honor the people who help get the word out about the products themselves and the companies and people who create them - and Jerry Flint has done just that. He has seen it all and reported on most of it."

Although Flint "retired" in 1996, he still writes six columns per month and continues to receive awards for his work such as The Gerald Loeb Award in 2003 for his columns at Forbes, The Arts and Achievement Award from his Alma Mater, Wayne State University in 2003, and a designation as one of the top 100 financial writers of the 20th century by TJFR, The Financial Journalist Group.

Additionally, the first annual ROAD & Travel HEART STRING Award will be awarded to the automaker and its agency with the most emotionally compelling car commercial that ran on national TV in 2004. The three finalists with outstanding achievement in reflecting the connection between car and consumer are: Soap from Chevrolet/Campbell Wald; Steve McQueen's Mustang from Ford/J. Walter Thompson; and Saturday from Hyundai/The Richard Group.

The 2005 ICOTY Awards will feature three guest presenters. Reknown floutist, Alexander Zonjic will present the award for Most Sex Appeal in the sports car category. Former All-Star Tiger Pitcher Dan Petry will present the award for Most Resourceful in the SUV category. Lastly, Edward Foxworth III, community affairs director and host of CBS Detroit's Street Beat, will present the Most Versatile award for the crossover/sport wagon category.

Sponsors for the ICOTY Awards include Shell Oil Products US, Bridgestone/Firestone Tires, General Motors Corporation, Dolby Laboratories, Ford Motor Company, Detroit Marriott Renaissance Hotel, OnStar, Hyundai Motor America, BMW NA, DaimlerChrysler Corporation, GMAC Financial Services, Bose Corporation, Nissan North America, American Honda Motor Company, Subaru of America, U-Haul International, Google, Tower Automotive, and ArvinMeritor Inc. In addition, MSN Autos is the 2005 media sponsor.

ROAD & TRAVEL Magazine, established in 1989, is a comprehensive online magazine specializing in travel, automotive and personal safety topics. RTM provides content and resources from which consumers can make informed and intelligent decisions regarding their automotive, travel and personal safety needs. For more information, please visit our Web site at

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