Pikes Peak sponsors added

Two More Sponsors On Board For The Hill Climb Colorado Springs, CO - May 117, 2004 - The Falken Tire Pikes Peak International Hill Climb today announced that Kenworth and Manheim Auctions have signed on once again as sponsors for the 2004 ...

Two More Sponsors On Board For The Hill Climb

Colorado Springs, CO - May 117, 2004 - The Falken Tire Pikes Peak International Hill Climb today announced that Kenworth and Manheim Auctions have signed on once again as sponsors for the 2004 event.

"I can't tell you how pleased we all are that Kenworth and Manheim Auctions have joined forces once again with the Falken Tire Pikes Peak International Hill Climb," said the Chairman of the Hill Climb Board Ed Sauer. "Both companies have shown their loyalty over the years and it's very exciting to have these two strong companies as part of our team.

Kenworth Truck Company, a division of PACCAR Inc, is a leading manufacturer of heavy and medium duty trucks. The company maintains its headquarters in Kirkland, Wash. and operates manufacturing plants in Chillicothe, Ohio; Ste- Therese, Que.; and Seattle and Renton, Wash. Founded in 1923, Kenworth has an extensive dealer network of more than 290 dealer locations in the United States and Canada. Kenworth has been involved with the Hill Climb since 1997.

"Kenworth Truck Company is pleased to once again be a sponsor of the Falken Tire Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, and we look forward to competing with our Kenworth T2000 race entry in 2004," said Steve Gilligan, Kenworth general marketing manager. "Pikes Peak gives us an opportunity to test our performance under some of the most demanding conditions in the world. In addition to our sponsorship, we will also be packaging a 30-minute show focused on the big rigs to air on ESPN II."

Manheim is the world's leading provider of automotive services to automobile dealers and commercial sellers.  By offering multiple selling opportunities and a full array of services to dealers and commercial sellers across the country - reconditioning, certification, marshalling, title management, managed remarketing, repossession, end-of-lease-term management, retail inspection, vehicle transportation and dealer floor planning - Manheim impacts every stage of a used vehicle's life cycle.

"The Hill Climb is part of the fabric of this community and Manheim is proud of its continued involvement with the event," said Mike Russo, Manheim's vice president of national accounts. "The event is a great test of automotive excellence and fits like a glove for our company, which is committed to providing premier services to our automotive remarketing clients. We're looking forward to a great race."

Manheim also is the leading technology provider, supplying tools such as Simulcast -- an online system that allows dealers to remotely bid on and buy vehicles as they are moving through live auction lanes -- to help dealers and commercial sellers not only manage their businesses, but also realize the full value of their vehicles.

A wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, Manheim is a global organization with 32,000 employees at its 124 worldwide locations. Manheim subsidiary companies include AutoTrader.com, the world's largest used car Web site, and Dent Wizard, the world's largest paint and dent removal company. Manheim has 85 North American auto auctions that sold more than five million vehicles in 2003, and has two Colorado facilities -- Colorado Auto Auction and Denver Auto Auction.

The 82nd "Race to the Clouds" is set for June 26th. For the entire race week schedule and ticket information go to www.ppihc.com.

-ppihc-

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