Wednesday, December 19, 2007

California Man Seeks Support in Quest to Circumnavigate Globe in His 1918 Chevy

Luke Rizzuto by his 1918 Chevy

19 Dec 2007 11:30 Africa/Lagos

California Man Seeks Support in Quest to Circumnavigate Globe in His 1918 Chevy

Driver/Owner Offering Seat In Car To Top Sponsor For 13-Country, 65-Day, 22,000-Mile Race

SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS, Calif., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ --

Luke Rizzuto, long-time car enthusiast and 2008 Great Race hopeful, announced today he is looking for investors, sponsors or donations in support of his once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in the 100th anniversary of the world's most historic automobile adventure, the 2008 Great Race. The race begins in New York City May 30, 2008, and ends-by way of China-at the Eiffel Tower in Paris August 2, 2008. Rizzuto must pay a portion of the fees by December 31, 2007 to participate.


The top sponsor/supporter will have the opportunity to join Luke's racing team and ride in the car for the duration of the 65-day, 22,000-mile race through 13 countries. From New York, the race covers nearly 3,300 miles to Vancouver, where cars are airlifted to Beijing for a 6,000-mile route through Kazakhstan, Moscow and St. Petersburg. Continuing through Europe, drivers tour Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Zurich, Dijon and Rheims before arriving at the finish line in Paris.

Just 40 cars from around the world will participate. With only seven 1918 Chevy V8 Touring cars known to exist, Rizzuto's 90-year-old car was invited to participate because of the its pristine condition and rarity. Rizzuto owns the finest example of the 1918 Chevy V8 Touring Car. The car is a former member of the Henry Ford Museum collection in Michigan.

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For more information, email Luke at, or call 408-590-2946 or visit

For information about the 2008 Great Race, visit

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Source: Luke Rizzuto

CONTACT: Luke Rizzuto, +1-408-590-2946,; or
Paula Maxfield, +1-831-246-0425,, for Luke Rizzuto

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