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Steve Johnson told us at the LSPR post-event banquet that an announcement of a new SCCA ProRally sponsor will be made at the SEMA show. The sponsor will have a brand name recognition on the level of McDonalds.

Any ideas? Rumors? Guesses?

Edit: He did drop a hint about the company being involved in consumer retail.
 

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I've heard that, in spite of 2 years negotiation, it will DEFINITELY NOT be Hot Wheels/Mattel. Given other turnabouts of recent weeks/months/years, that may mean just the opposite. However, I tend to believe this, as for the last 18 months, we've been "within two weeks of an announcement" with Mattel. If they haven't done the deal by now, I doubt it will be done.

(Not to be confused with any statement by anyone who is actually in a position to know for real).
 

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So with this little tid-bit do people have a right to be skeptical about the SCCA....IF there is no announcement made at SEMA?

Not that Hot Wheels was mentioned 2 or 3 years ago when the Hyundai P-car had Hot Wheels on the side.....

You know just like the spec. class Ford Focus that keeps resurfacing every 6 months or so. You know, the ones that Rousch was preparing here in Detroit and all was going to be happy and glorious....or something.

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Could it be DEWALT
They were all over the WRC event on TV last night !
It was nice to see US companies supporting rallies in other countries.
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>Could it be DEWALT
>They were all over the WRC event on TV last night !
>It was nice to see US companies supporting rallies in other
>countries.

Phooey! They were supporting the TELECAST...and maybe only your local cable outlet. The RALLY didn't make a nickel from those spots.
They may even have bought blind spots from Speed, who placed them wherever they were needed.

At least they recognize motorsport fans as a target audience.

Bruce
 
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1998 - Spitzner hired.
1999 - Last year for Michelin (contract inked pre-Spitzner)
2000 - nothing (rumors and promises of sponsorship)
2001 - nothing (rumors and promises of sponsorship)
2002 - nothing (rumors and promises of sponsorship)
2003 - nothing (rumors and promises of sponsorship)
2003 - End of year announcement Spitzner is leaving (quit or fired?)
2003 - rumors of sponsorship for 2004

Anyone taking bets?
 
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