Unveiling of new car preview

CAPACITY CROWD EXPECTED TO WITNESS OFFICIAL UNVEILING OF NEW CHAMP CAR ATLANTIC RACE CAR INDIANAPOLIS (February 10, 2006) -- Opening Night for the new generation car of the Champ Car Atlantic Championship Presented by Yokohama is expected to...

CAPACITY CROWD EXPECTED TO WITNESS OFFICIAL UNVEILING OF NEW CHAMP CAR ATLANTIC RACE CAR

INDIANAPOLIS (February 10, 2006) -- Opening Night for the new generation car of the Champ Car Atlantic Championship Presented by Yokohama is expected to play to a packed house next week as response for the Official Unveiling of the new Atlantic racing machine and the launch of the 2006 Champ Car season has been overwhelming.

More than 500 people are expected to attend the festivities next Tuesday evening, February 14 at the posh Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. Representatives of both the Atlantic and Champ Car racing communities will be joined by members of the media, event promoters and series sponsors and manufacturers as the capacity crowd welcomes the arrival of the 2006 racing season and next generation of Atlantics.

The crowd will witness the debut of the new made-in-the-USA Swift 016.a Atlantic chassis powered by a 2.3-liter, 300-horsepower Cosworth engine riding on Yokohoma Racing Slicks as it rolls off the assembly line and into the public eye for the very first time.

"We're thrilled that so many people have responded so positively to the unveiling of the new Atlantic car and are eager to come out and celebrate the official launch of the 2006 season," said Vicki O'Connor, Managing Director of the Champ Car Atlantic Championship Presented by Yokohama. "This could be the biggest Valentine's Day party in Los Angeles."

In addition to some of the top rising stars of racing and legends of the sport like Jimmy Vasser and Bobby Rahal, several Hollywood celebrities are also expected to be in attendance for the invitation-only affair and several significant Champ Car and Atlantic series announcements are also planned for the evening.

Festivities will get underway on Tuesday beginning at 6 p.m. Pacific Time at the Peterson Automotive Museum.

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Jimmy Vasser , Bobby Rahal