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Jennifer Friedmann or Nikole Sparks
Rives Carlberg : 713-965-0764
REV UP FOR THE UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY CLASSY CHASSIS™
Concours Event Features World-Renowned Chaparral 2D, 1955 Maserati A6G/54 Zagato, 1927 Bugatti Type 38, Ferrari F40 Prototype, Mclaren F1, 1970 Chrysler Hemi Cuda, 2005 Ford GT and We’re Just Getting Warmed Up!
Purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a two-year lease on a 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS 500
HOUSTON (April 12, 2005) – Premier and vintage cars are revving up for the second annual Classy Chassis™ auto event benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Houston. The concours event, to be held Sunday, June 12, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on the air-conditioned field of Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, is honored to feature unique and rare vehicles including a world-renowned Chaparral 2D, 1955 Maserati A6G/54 Zagato, 1952 Jaguar C Type, 1927 Bugatti Type 38, Ferrari F40 Prototype, Mclaren F1, 1970 Chrysler Hemi Cuda and 2005 Ford GT to name a few. Buy a raffle ticket and you could win a two-year lease on a new 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS 500.
“The United Cerebral Palsy Classy Chassis™ is a premier concours event and the only show of this magnitude in the region,” says Clay Becker, chairman of Classy Chassis™. “This first-class event will feature some of the world’s most desired cars and we’re honored to showcase them while supporting such a worthy organization.”
Classy Chassis™ attracts vintage American icons, rare and exotic hand-built sports cars, Hot Rods and full-out racing machines, such as the Chaparral 2D, which won the 1,000 Kilometer Race in Nurburgring, Germany. The Chaparral, which debuted in 1966, was made exclusively for the world’s manufacturer’s championship races: Daytona, Sebring, Brands Hatch and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Phil Hill, 1961 World Driving Champion, said, “The Chaparral was the best racing car that I ever drove anywhere, anytime during my racing career.”
The concours event is pleased to welcome back as chief judge, Jim Simpson, from Whidbey Island, Washington, who will lead a team of experts in the selection of the class winners.
The event will showcase more than 100 vintage automobiles and modern day super cars manufactured between 1900 and the present, including American and foreign, pre-war, sports car classes, import, racing vehicles, American muscle cars, exotics and others. Cars will be judged according to the French Concours standards (“judging light”) and by popular vote. Baccarat trophies will be awarded for first and second places in each class, with a number of additional special awards that all entries will be eligible to receive.
Tickets for the event are $15 for adults and $7 for children 12 years and younger; children age two and under are free. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Ticketmaster or at the gate on the day of the event. For additional information about Classy Chassis including exhibitor, sponsor and vendor information, visit www.classychassis.org.
Event sponsors include Baccarat, Clear Channel Outdoor, Mercedes-Benz of Sugar Land, Reliant Park and Texas Driver magazine.
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