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Keith Crain will be honored at Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance

Keith Crain
UPDATED: 8/27/14 5:55 pm ET - adds details

Keith Crain, editor in chief of Automotive News and chairman of Crain Communications Inc., will be honored with a 2015 Automotive Lifetime Achievement award at the ninth annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance in February.

Crain Communications produces 24 publications and employs more than 800 employees worldwide.

Ted Morse, president and CEO of Ed Morse Automotive Group in Delray Beach, Fla., also will be honored with a 2015 Automotive Lifetime Achievement award at the event.

Ralph Marano, a passionate car collector since the late 1970s, will be honored with the 2015 Lee Iacocca Award. Marano, of Westfield, N.J., is on a quest to acquire all of the Packard one-off, show, experimental and concept cars, according to a statement.

“Keith Crain and the Morse family are true pioneers in the automotive industry and Ralph Marano’s rare and impressive automotive collection is unmatched,” event Chairman James McDonnell IV said in a statement.

The Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance was founded by Rita and Rick Case of Rick Case Automotive Group.

A dinner, auction, show and other events will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, Fla.

The honorary chairman of the 2015 event is AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson and the events' primary sponsors are Mercedes-Benz and AutoNation.

This year’s events, which drew more than 6,000 attendees, raised more than $1 million for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, making the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance the world’s largest concours for charity, organizers said in a statement.

You can reach Hannah Lutz at hlutz@crain.com