JEANRICHARD Competition Winners
Culminating its “Watch, See and Win” promotional program
for 2006 (announced here), JEANRICHARD
Swiss Watches recently brought its contest winners to Road Atlanta
for a day-long session with the Panoz Racing School.
Silliphant from San Diego was the contest’s grand prize winner.
He’s a retired teacher and fireman. He was accompanied by
Barney Hill, owner of Leo Hamel & Co. – a watch and jewelry
retailer with stores in San Diego and Solana Beach, Calif. –
and Dano McCarthy, an estate buyer associated with Leo Hamel &
The promotion provided anyone who buys a JEANRICHARD
timepiece during the promotional period and in the U.S. at an authorized
retailer two free tickets to a 2006 American Le Mans Series race
of their choosing and a one-year subscription to bi-monthly magazine
In addition to the session at the Racing School,
the winners also received a three-day, two night stay at Chateau
Elan Winery & Resort and a replica helmet of that worn by Autocon
driver Chris McMurry during the 2006 American Le Mans Series season.
“It takes a lot more focus and concentration
than I ever anticipated,” Silliphant said, after his on-track
period at Road Atlanta. “It was a humbling, and exciting experience
all in one thanks to JEANRICHARD and Leo Hamel & Co."
“The amazing thing is how much the car can
handle versus how much I could handle. Turn 12 is a real eye opener!”
echoed Barney Hill.
All this was pleasing to the ear of Ron Jackson,
president and CEO of JEANRICHARD, the Official Timekeeper of the
American Le Mans Series and sponsor of the Autocon Motorsports Lola
that races in LMP1.
"When Chris (McMurry) and I conceived the promotion,
I felt confident that it was something that would fit very well
within the image of JEANRICHARD, and highlighted our involvement
with the American Le Mans Series, and specifically with Chris and
the Autocon team,” said Ron Jackson, president and CEO of
JEANRICHARD, the Official Timekeeper of the American Le Mans Series
and sponsor of the Autocon Motorsports Lola. “The validation
of those feelings is undeniable now that I have had the privilege
to share the experience this promotion has created for our two winners.”
An announcement regarding JEANRICHARD’s future
plans with the Series will be announced in the very near future.