JEANRICHARD Watches, the official timekeeper and watch of the American
Le Mans Series, will be sponsoring the Autocon LMP1 team this year.
really looking forward to this year’s program,” said
Ronald Jackson (President and Chief Executive), “because what
we’re doing is more than run-of-the-mill logos on race cars.
What we’ve come up with will deliver added value to our clients,
and help retailers grow their businesses.”
is called “Watch, See, Win,” and anyone who buys a JEANRICHARD
timepiece during the promotional period in the U.S., at an authorized
retailer, receives two free tickets to a 2006 American Le Mans Series
race of their choosing and a one-year subscription to bi-monthly
magazine Auto Aficionado (www.autoaficionado.net).
will then be entered into a grand prize drawing that will occur
just after the last race. The grand prize winners will receive a
three-day, two night (accommodations at Chateau Elan Winery &
Resort) trip for two to Atlanta for a one-day racing experience
at the Panoz Racing School, and a replica helmet of that worn by
Autocon driver Chris McMurry during the 2006 American Le Mans Series
helmet features JEANRICHARD’s in-house manufactured watch
movement known as the JR1000, which is the heart of the timepieces
produced by the factory in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. The helmet
painting is being produced by hand by the world’s leading
motorsports graphic design firm Troy Lee Designs. The gift helmet
is one of six such items in existence.
one lucky retailer will be selected, based on each retailer’s
JEANRICHARD timepiece sales during the promotional period, to join
the winning customer on the trip and driving school experience,
as well as in receiving a replica helmet.
will be a big moment for us. We’ll roll out this program,
Chris will publicly debut the Troy Lee helmet design, and our 2006
edition of the Sebring watch will be unveiled,” added Jackson.
“And, we’ll be featured on the Autocon Lola EX257 LMP1
class entry, which should run upfront throughout this historic endurance
begins at Sebring next month.
And Guy Cosmo
SellyourCell.com has announced that it is sponsoring B-K Motorsport’s
Guy Cosmo this year.
initial foray into motorsports sponsorship we are particularly pleased
to be associated with Guy Cosmo, whom we have known and admired
as a driver for a decade,” said Keith Ori, CEO of SellyourCell.com.
“He is a unique and accomplished individual who is tenacious
enough to make it as a pro driver and sophisticated enough to be
an excellent representative for our company.”
sports car racing is a cutting edge technology business, and we
feel that the American Le Mans Series in general will be a fantastic
showcase for our company. The ALMS is one of the most technologically
sophisticated racing series on the planet and demographically it
is a good fit for our tech-savvy customer base.”
Guy Cosmo is
pictured on the LMP2 podium at Petit Le Mans, with James Bach and
EF-R to his right and left.
business involves recycling cell phones, and at the company’s
website at www.sellyourcell.com/cosmo
fans and consumers can receive payment to recycle their old cell
phones (and Apple iPods), with SellyourCell donating a portion of
its profit on each unit to Guy Cosmo’s racing efforts.
Cosmo won the
American Le Mans Series Rookie of the Year award last year, driving
the B-K Motorsports Courage Mazda.
Dempsey – Sebring Grand Marshal
star of ABC’s top-rated television show Grey’s Anatomy,
will serve as the Grand Marshal of the 54th running of the Mobil
1 Twelve Hours of Sebring next month.
“It is a tremendous honor to be the Grand
Marshal at Sebring,” acknowledged Dempsey. “I feel like
I’m a kid in the candy store, and I am going to enjoy every
minute of it.”
Patrick Dempsey is a car enthusiast and a racer:
he’ll be competing in the Panoz Series race on March 17 at
Sebring, the day before the 12 Hours.
Last year he competed in the Baja 1000 with Boris
Said and Oriol Servia and had an impressive third-place finish in
the Panoz GT race at Road Atlanta.
“I enjoy the camaraderie among the racers
and the passion of the fans,” admitted Dempsey, who last month
received a 1969 Mercedes as a 40th birthday gift from wife Jillian.
“I have always been a race fan and to have the opportunities
I have today is very rewarding.”
He was People
Magazine’s runner-up for the “Sexiest Man of the Year”
title last year and follows in the footsteps of the likes of Paul
Newman, Gene Hackman, Craig T. Nelson, James Brolin, Steve McQueen,
David Carradine, Lorenzo Lamas and Dick Smothers – all of
whom have raced at Sebring over the years.
This is Patrick's
(road-going) Panoz Esperante... which featured on dsc late last