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July 21, 2005

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July 22, 2005 Fancy your very own Bentley or Pininfarina limited-edition, extreme gravity race car and a spot on the grid of what we believe will become a very prestigious race series? The cost is US$30,000 but it’s one of those rare opportunities to get in on the ground floor of something that could be big, and we think that Extreme Gravity Racing will be big! Really big!! Last year the series began to take the shape of the vision of its founder Don MacAllister with automotive manufacturers building cars for the event - Porsche, Volvo, Mazda, Bentley, Nissan and General Motors. This year they will be joined by Audi, Oakley, Pininfarina, Volkswagen, Lamborghini and Chrysler plus corporations wishing to participate can simply roll up on the day to find their limited edition high-tech Bentley or Pininfarina Gravity Racer painted in company colours. There’s also a pit row tent for clients, employees, friends and family and a dinner and luxury accommodation package for three nearby. If you’d like to run a pre-event day choosing your driver from employees or clients, Extreme Gravity can provide 16 identical cars and stage that too. At the end of the weekend, you get to keep the car produced by a world famous auto design studio.

The Pininafrina XGR (Extreme Gravity Racer) has a aircraft aluminum-honeycomb chassis designed by Pininfarina SPA’s Maurizio Corbi and the Bentley Corporate Racer has a carbon fibre chassis and was designed by Jim Shaw Head of Concept Engineering at Bentley Motors.

The next race in the Extreme Gravity Series is August 18 and is billed as the "Challenge Down the Corkscrew", to be held at the famous Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey California beginning on the top lip of the infamous “corkscrew” corner and ending on the main straight.

The second round of the series is to be held September 17 at Shady Canyon in Irvine, California.

Previous articles on the Extreme Gravity Series:

The billycart goes (WAY) upmarket!

Details of the Volvo Extreme Gravity Car

No Engine Required – Popular Science magazine

Gravity’s Rainbow Warriors - Autoweek

Gravity Racers – Automobile Magazine

About the Author
Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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