CHAMPCAR/CART: 2004 cars and stars to be unveiled in Long Beach

Champ Car World Series To Unveil 2004 Cars and Stars at Long Beach. INDIANAPOLIS (February 12, 2004) -- Followers of the Champ Car World Series will get their long-awaited first look at the lineup of cars, teams and drivers for the 2004 season...

Champ Car World Series To Unveil 2004 Cars and Stars at Long Beach.

INDIANAPOLIS (February 12, 2004) -- Followers of the Champ Car World Series will get their long-awaited first look at the lineup of cars, teams and drivers for the 2004 season as the series unveils its new look on March 8-9 in Long Beach, California.

The lineup of 750hp turbocharged Champ Cars will be on hand for two days in Long Beach, site of the April 16-18 season opener, where the new look of Champ Car will be unveiled for the first time. The cars will be revealed to the media at press conferences throughout the two days, along with a series of 2004 driver and team lineups along with sponsor announcements.

"We are delighted that Champ Car has selected Long Beach as the site for this year's preview event," said Jim Michaelian, president and CEO of the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach. "This is a great opportunity to showcase the teams and drivers as well as the excitement that we all anticipate will be a part of the 2004 Champ Car World Series which will begin with the 30th anniversary Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach this April."

The festivities will open Monday morning and will feature press conferences throughout the two days with Champ Car officials along with other series partners. The preview will end Tuesday evening with a fan event at the Long Beach Convention Center. Fans will have the opportunity to see the new cars and meet all the drivers of the Champ Car World Series as they prepare for the 30th running of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

"We know that our fans have been anxiously awaiting the chance to see what we have planned for 2004," said 2003 Australia race winner Ryan Hunter-Reay. "We are equally anxious to give the fans a chance to see what we have in store as we gear up for what will be a very exciting racing season."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Ryan Hunter-Reay , Jim Michaelian