Tom Gale will present Ralph Gilles with the EyesOn Design Lifetime Design Achievement Award, which celebrates automotive design excellence.
The honor has been given out for 36 years, and is selected by previous winners. Gilles’ most famous design is likely the original 21st-century revival of the Chrysler 300, but many know him as the friendly public face of Dodge and other former Chrysler Corp. marques, because he has often gone out to meet owners and fans at car shows.
The award will actually be presented on June 16, 2023, at the former Dodge Viper plant in Detroit, now dubbed Conner Center. Ralph Gilles is now head of design for Fiat Latin America, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, and Maserati.