Wednesday, June 12, 2013

For Immediate Release: Gran Turismo Motorsports Teams Up With Championship Drag Racer Doug Herbert's B.R.A.K.E.S. Charity As Official Project Car Enclosed Transport Partner


Gran Turismo Owner/Founder Ken Gold pictured here with NHRA Top Fuel Driver Doug Herbert






June 10th, 2013, Lighthouse Point, FL - - - Gran Turismo Motorsports, a premiere multi- faceted enclosed automobile transportation provider specializing in luxury, exotic, hot rod, classic automobiles, race cars and motorcycles are pleased to announce they have partnered with Doug Herbert’s B.R.A.K.E.S. Charity as their Official Project Car Partner & Auto Transportation/Logistics Provider.

 Gran Turismo Motorsports Founder and President Ken Gold described this exciting Company development and partnership by saying, “All of us at Gran Turismo are very honored to be affiliated with B.R.A.K.E.S. as their Official Project Car Partner. Our passion for speed, performance, classic and hot rod automobiles are synonymous with that of Drag Racing Legend Doug Herbert. With 30 career National Event Wins and 4 IHRA Top Fuel World Championships in the record books, as well as leadership in his successful Performance Parts Business, Doug is a true Winner both on and off the racetrack. 
“Whether Doug is at the controls of a jet air plane with the US Thunderbirds as a certified pilot or competing for over 17 years in NHRA Top Fuel in front of a legion of his fans behind the wheel of an 8000 Horsepower Dragster at speeds of over 330 MPH, Doug can truly be described as a Man On The Move. Once the opportunity was presented I jumped at the decision to partner with B.R.A.K.E.S. and draft in behind Doug and his organization to support this great Charity Project.” Stated Gold. 

 Every year an average of 6,000 teens die in automobile accidents. Some of those accidents could have been prevented. Some of those teens could have survived. With your donation and support we will make a difference and save the lives of our teen drivers through the B.R.A.K.E.S Program. (Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe). Please join us in supporting the B.R.A.K.E.S. project car 'Josephine' on it's educational - awareness tour 2013 - 2015. 

 When NHRA drag racing star Doug Herbert lost his two young sons, Jon and James, in a tragic highway accident in January of 2008, his grief led to his resolve to create a driving program which would help to prevent other families from experiencing similar heartbreak by teaching young drivers more conscientious and confident skills behind the wheel. 

 Herbert wasted no time in putting his mission into motion. That same year, he created B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe); a 501(c) 3 organization which provides free advanced driver’s education in a program entitled the Teen Pro-Active Driving Course. 

 By joining forces with B.R.A.K.E.S. for this project car build and tour, Gran Turismo Motorsports primary objectives of this strategic partnership with B.R.A.K.E.S. is to use our company assets, advertising & marketing efforts along with our automotive industry relationships to build even greater awareness of this very worthwhile Charitable Organization. I feel Gran Turismo Motorsports has a corporate and social responsibility to support Doug and his entire organization in their tireless dedication to the B.R.A.K.E.S. Teen Pro-Active Driving Course and Lifesaving program. Gran Turismo Motorsports is dedicated to providing The B.R.A.K.E.S. Charity, its’ Board members, sponsors, supporters, vendors, parents & participants with the comfort of a single source national automotive transportation and destination management solutions provider. Gran Turismo’s value rich, concierge level of white glove service is ‘Best in Class” as an industry leader for over 20 years. Gran Turismo will also be assisting in the project build, creation & Implementation of the Logistics solutions for the program and all of the marketing and donation efforts.” Continued Gold. 

Gran Turismo Motorsports proudly provided the enclosed transportation of the car to B.R.A.K.E.S. main offices in Concord, NC from upstate NY. Cruise Control TV has joined the project to film and produce a show on the project build to air on the Fox Network. We are still in need of funds to drive the program across the country on its educational and awareness tour at various schools, Good Guys Custom Car Shows & AutoCross Events, Hot Rod Power Tour, NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Races & Events on display as well as many one off custom car shows and manufacture trade shows like SEMA and others. ‘Josephine’ is undergoing a complete upgrade from front to back, inside and out... the engine, drive train, rear axle, under body and interior. The estimated cost of the up fitting is nearing $55,000.00, which is why we our relying on your help in donated parts and services. 

We are desperately seeking your Product Support along with the much needed necessary Monetary Donations from our friends throughout the automotive performance industry. 

 We are in need of the following for our 1979 6.6 TRANS AM PROJECT CAR & TOUR SPONSOR PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 
• TOUR ENTITLEMENT PARTNER 
• CAR & TOUR OIL & LUBRICANT PARTNER 
• CAR & TOUR BATTERY & CHARGER PARTNER 
• CAR & TOUR BRAKE/COMPONENT PARTNER 
• CAR & TOUR DRIVETRAIN PARTNER 
• CAR & TOUR GUAGES/AUDIO PARTNER 
• CAR & TOUR WAXES/POLISHES PARTNER 
• CAR & TOUR WHEEL & TIRE PARTNER 
• CAR & TOUR SUSPENSION/SHOCK PARTNER 
• CAR & TOUR CUSTOM PAINT/BODY PARTNER 
• CAR & TOUR EXHAUST PARTNER 
• CAR & TOUR CAR LIFT PARTNER 
• CAR & TOUR OEM & NOS AUTO PARTS PARTNER 
• CAR & TOUR INSURANCE PROVIDER PARTNER 
• CAR & TOUR TOOLS PARTNER 
• CAR & TOUR WEATHER STRIPPING PARTNER 
• CAR & TOUR ACOUSTIC SOLUTIONS PARTNER 
FOR MORE INFROMATION, PLEASE VISIT: www.gt-ms.com or 
 Contact: Ken Gold: ken@gt-ms.com 
 Duane B Johnson duane@gt-ms.com 
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