Recaro Pole Award announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kurt Spitzner: (813) 888-9444 Recaro North America, Inc. (800) 8-RECARO RECARO NAMED...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kurt Spitzner: (813) 888-9444 Recaro North America, Inc. (800) 8-RECARO

RECARO NAMED OFFICIAL SEAT OF SUPER TOURING; WILL PRESENT "RECARO POLE AWARD"

Detroit (June 6, 1997) - RECARO North America, a subsidiary of RECARO GmbH & Co. (Germany), together with the Super Touring Championship announced an agreement naming RECARO as the "Official Racing Seat" of the Championship.

A major component of RECARO's involvement is a pole award contingency program. Beginning in Detroit, the program provides a cash award to the Super Touring driver winning the pole position for each Super Touring race.

A special year end cash award of $2,500 will be presented at the awards banquet in Monterey to the driver earning the most RECARO Pole Awards during the season.

"RECARO's partnership with Super Touring presents a terrific opportunity for all teams competing in Super Touring, and provides RECARO with a market-relevant showplace for it's products," said Kurt Spitzner, director of sales & marketing for the Super Touring Championship. "RECARO's reputation as a manufacturer of the highest quality, orthopedically correct drivers' seats in the world dovetails perfectly with the rigors and extreme conditions of Super Touring racing. The custom designed RECARO seats in Super Touring cars use the same technology as is found in RECARO's full-line of regular production street and performance use seating products. The four-door family sedan format of Super Touring racing cars brings instant recognition to race fans identifying the RECARO brand as a product that they can use on their own cars."

RECARO GmbH & Co has been a designer and manufacturer of custom and orthopedic seating products for over 30 years. The supplier of choice to premium automobile constructors such as Porsche and Ferrari, RECARO applications range from aircraft passenger seating, to special seats designed for drivers of long-haul commercial trucks and buses. In North America, RECARO is best known for their complete line of racing and sports seats, fitted regularly into production Saleen Mustangs and General Motors police cars. Significant growth is expected in the North American market following the FDA's recent approval of RECARO as a "certified facility" for production of orthopedic seats for individuals with back problems -- a market which RECARO dominates in Europe.

RECARO products are available through a network of 152 retailers throughout North America. # # #

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