Zippo renews Watkins Glen partnership

Watkins Glen, NY (September 8, 2001) - Watkins Glen International and Zippo Manufacturing Company announced today that Zippo has renewed its marketing partnership as sponsor of the Zippo U.S. Vintage Grand Prix for three additional years. "This...

Watkins Glen, NY (September 8, 2001) - Watkins Glen International and Zippo Manufacturing Company announced today that Zippo has renewed its marketing partnership as sponsor of the Zippo U.S. Vintage Grand Prix for three additional years.

"This is our ninth year as the sponsor of the Zippo U.S. Vintage Grand Prix and each year, it has grown," said George Duke, president of Zippo. "It has been a wonderful event for our employees and we look forward to being a part of this weekend for the next three years."

Zippo has sponsored the fall vintage event at The Glen since 1993, and with this renewal, the company will complete over 12 years of working with The Glen to host what has become one of this country's most celebrated vintage motorsport events.

"We are delighted that Zippo will be continuing its partnership with Watkins Glen," said track president Bryan R. Sperber. "We greatly value our long relationship with Zippo and with their support, we look forward to continuing to grow this wonderful event."

Zippo is the maker of the world famous windproof lighter with the Lifetime Guarantee. Other products from Zippo's diverse line include a variety of pocket knives, key holders, money clips, writing instruments, tape measures and ZipLightTM pocket flashlights.

Relive the memories at one of the most significant vintage events held in the United States - the Zippo U.S. Vintage Grand Prix, September 7-9. The Glen will be featuring the Shelby marque to commemorate and celebrate the infamous Carroll Shelby, with special guest Dan Gurney on hand throughout the weekend. Other activities at the track include classic cars on exhibit at the Antique Auto Show and beautiful artwork on display by renowned motorsports artists.

Tickets for the 2001 Zippo U.S. Vintage Grand Prix are still available. For tickets, reserved camping, and additional information, please contact the Watkins Glen ticket office at 607-535-2481 or log on to the official Watkins Glen Web site at www.theglen.com.

-WGI

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Series Automotive , Vintage
Drivers Dan Gurney