Dearborn, MI (PRWEB) September 11, 2014
Three years after an emotional run at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar Series star Dario Franchitti has been selected by The Henry Ford to once again drive one of Jim Clarks most famous race vehicles in the 2014 edition of the Goodwood Revival in England, September 13-15.
The popular Scottish driver and three-time Indianapolis 500 winner, was previously chosen to drive this historic car in 2014 when it returned to the Indy track for the first time since Clark drove the car to victory there in 1965.That victory, the first for a rear-engine car, and the first Indy win for Ford Motor Company, helped changed the sport of IndyCar forever.
We are thrilled that Dario accepted the offer to drive the Lotus at Goodwood, said Christian Overland, executive vice president of The Henry Ford. We know how much the car means to him, and also how much the chance to help honor his hero Jim Clark means to him and his family.
The drive at Indy was a highlight of my life, said Franchitti, who currently drives for Target Chip Ganassi Racing. Ive won the Indy 500 three times, but to drive that car there that day was something very, very special. Back in 1965, that car was cutting edge technology. It still feels very sharp and is bloody quick, especially in a straight line. You open up the four-cam Ford and hear that glorious noise, its just incredible. I was driving the car that day in Indy very much below its capability because it is a one-off, special piece of history. The drive that day was a very personal thing for me.
In 1965, the Lotus-Ford, driven by Scottish-born Formula One star Jim Clark, won the Indianapolis 500. The Henry Ford acquired the car in 1977 and in 2013; the Ford engine was removed from the vehicle and shipped to Indianapolis, where conservation work began at Race Car Restorations, Inc. The chassis was restored by Classic Team Lotus run by Clive Chapman, son of Colin Chapman, founder of Lotus.
The creation of the Lotus-Ford stands as an excellent example of innovation and collaboration. Lotus and Ford Motor Company were ultimately brought together in the early 1960s by legendary American road-racer Dan Gurney. At that time, Gurney thought that the sleek, front-engine American Indianapolis race cars could be defeated by proper application of rear-engine, European Formula One technology. He introduced Ford engineers to Colin Chapman, founder of Lotus and one of the worlds most innovative race car builders. The result was a lightweight, aircraft-inspired Lotus chassis, with four-wheel independent suspension and powerful rear-mounted Ford V8 engine. The Lotus-Ford effectively killed the traditional Indy car and established a new paradigm for American race cars.
The drive this weekend at Goodwood will be about demonstrating the car for all those fans of Jimmy, and I am excited about doing it, said Franchitti, currently seventh in the IndyCar Series standings with two races left. Goodwood is a fast, fast track that hasnt changed much since back in the day, so Ill be taking it very easy. Its a demonstration run with a bunch of cars that were very important to Jimmys life and his career. I cant tell you how privileged I feel to be able to do this.
Franchitti will take the Lotus 38/1 on the course during the Jim Clark Tribute Parade throughout the weekend. The Lotus-Ford 38/1 Indy car will be on display all weekend at Goodwood in the paddock area of the event.
About The Henry Ford
The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan is an internationally-recognized cultural destination that brings the past forward by immersing visitors in the stories of ingenuity, resourcefulness and innovation that helped shape America. A national historic landmark with an unparalleled collection of artifacts from 300 years of American history, The Henry Ford is a force for sparking curiosity and inspiring tomorrows innovators. Nearly two million visitors annually experience its five attractions: Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, The Ford Rouge Factory Tour, The Benson Ford Research Center and The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre. A continually expanding array of content available online provides anytime, anywhere access. The Henry Ford is also home to Henry Ford Academy, a public charter high school which educates 485 students a year on the institutions campus. For more information please visit our website thehenryford.org.
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 03, 2014
JLab, a division of Apollo Brands (http://www.apollobrands.com) and an Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Company known for its innovative portable audio products, is rolling out five new items for the 2014 holiday season. The latest audio accessories from JLab include: EPIC by JLab, their most sophisticated earbud to date, The INTRO, versatile on-ear headphones, the FIT, featuring a built-in earhook, NEON, aluminum earbuds with one-of-kind vibrant colors, and the GO Bluetooth Wireless Sport Headset. The EPIC by JLab, The INTRO, FIT, NEON and GO offer users cutting edge technology, high sound quality, and incredible design aesthetic, all at a more affordable price.
“This is our most exciting product launch yet,” said JLab President, Win Cramer. “The design and quality of our products has always been key and has helped make JLab one of the fastest growing audio companies in America. Im thrilled with our 2014 lineup and believe our fans are in for something special.”
EPIC by JLab, Release Date: November 2014
The EPIC by JLab is the result of eight years of engineering, research and design. They’re the new bad boy of sound and they were created directly from customer feedback, reviews and industry know-how. Utilizing Cush Fins, the revolutionary earbud system guarantees a perfect fit and ear-lapping comfort. Coupled with seven gel tips, Cush Fins give 1,000-plus formulas to personalize listening setup. The EPIC uses C3 technology to deliver clean, radical sound no matter the flavor of music. Drench ears in vibrant highs and song-defining mids all delivered through JLabs high-performance 13-mm drivers, the largest driver JLab has ever packed into an earbud!
The INTRO, Release Date: September 2014
JLabs INTRO is the most comfortable and best sounding headphone for under $ 30, period. The INTRO uses C3 technology to deliver clean, crisp sound. Immerse in the beat with vibrant highs and song-defining mids all delivered through pristine, high-performance 40-mm drivers. 360-degree rotating cups make it easy to stow away cans when on the move. The feather-light build and custom-designed hinges make them the perfect companion for the train, bus, airplane or, yes, even the couch.
FIT, Release Date: Now Available
The FITs adjustable, built-in earhooks ensure a comfortable and secure fit. The unique 45-degree-angle jack leverages the strength of pure metal with the durability of strong, flexing rubber. Even better, the lightweight cable is reinforced with Kevlar for optimum flexibility and strength. The FITs titanium micro-drivers pack the punch for an incredibly smooth and consistent response across the entire frequency curve. Performance is enhanced via 24-karat gold-plated 3.5-mm jacks for premium, lossless connection. The FIT are 100 percent splash-proof, sweat-proof and washable.
NEON, Release Date: October 2014
The eye catching NEON aluminum earbuds are ultra lightweight and feature an ergonomic profile with gel comfort cushions, universal mic and track control. The finely tuned, high performance titanium drivers deliver a clean, crisp sound. These metal buds are built to last and are made with a Kevlar cable and rugged flex joint.
GO Bluetooth Wireless Sport Headset, Release Date: September 2014
Its the most advanced wireless stereo headphone available, powered by the industrys popular Bluetooth 2.0 standard. Connect any device mobile, tablet, desktop and more to wirelessly enjoy music.Feel free to roam up to 30 feet away from your device. And with an integrated mic, stay connected without missing a beat. Or dropping a call.
This holiday season JLab’s latest products will be available online and at retailers nationwide including, Staples, Fry’s, Shopko, Kmart and Sears among others. For more information please visit, http://www.jlabaudio.com.
JLab is committed to creating innovative technology of the highest quality, at affordable prices. JLab creations are made for the people, by the people. JLab’s design team relies heavily on input from fans and regularly incorporates customer ideas into the product development process. From the initial launch of the JBuds to the revolutionary waterproof GO MP3 player headphones, JLab continues to set the tone for innovative mobile technology.
JLab was founded in 2005, grew steadily, and in 2014 was named to the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing US companies. JLab products have been featured and praised for their ingenuity throughout popular media, including The New York Times, WIRED, The Wall Street Journal, and Gizmodo. JLab has been the leading earbuds brand on Amazon.com for the past six years.
In the years to come, JLab will continue to collaborate with customers and fans to push the design envelope and develop cutting-edge technology for the people. For more information please visit http://www.jlabaudio.com.
About Apollo Brands:
Apollo Brands span two large, fast growing and innovative categories that meet today’s evolving consumer needs and wants.
The first is Consumer Electronics. This includes Trio Tablets, JLab Audio, Eclipse MP3′s and Multi-Media Players. As consumers consolidate their devices and look for on-the-go entertainment, connectivity to work and online shopping, they look to Apollo Brands to meet these needs. Apollo Brands consumer electronics brands are also highly complementary with one another, with the interplay between Tablets, MP3′s, Headphones, Earbuds and Bluetooth Speakers.
The second category is Outdoor Recreation. This includes Black Ops AirSoft Guns, Ignite Radio Controlled Toys and Bear Grylls Outdoor Gear. Sparked by the growing consumer appeal for interactive experiences, these brands reach the consumer through their passion points, whether it’s through outdoor adventure or through imaginative play.
These brands are found in leading retailers across the country and online. For more information, please visit: http://apollobrands.com.