Optima Batteries'Ultimate Street Car Invitational Comes To SPEED TVOptima Batteries, Ultimate Street Car Invitational, SPEED TV
March 7 2013 09:31 AM
Miscellaneous, SCOTT ROSS
Planning some couch time on Sunday? Check out Optima's Ultimate Street Car Invitational TV special, which debuts on SPEED TV this coming Sunday morning.
Come on in for a preview...
(A friendly reminder....Daylight Saving Time starts in the U.S.A. on Sunday--don't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour before you turn in on Saturday night!)
Optima Batteries, the global leader in high-performance automotive and marine AGM batteries and chargers, is proud to announce the premiere of its Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational television special on SPEED TV, this coming Sunday, March 10 at 11 a.m. (EDT).
“We’re excited to give viewers such an exciting, well-rounded look at this year’s Optima Invitational,” said Cam Douglass, director of product development and marketing for Optima Batteries. “We continue to see more support and greater competition each year, and 2012 brought out some of the best talent and most passionate street car enthusiasts yet.”
Visit Optima’s YouTube page at www.youtube.com/optimabatteries to preview all of the action and drama from the 2012 Invitational. This is the first year that a broadcast audience could follow along with some of the qualifiers before seeing the final event, so also check out video from the Optima Faceoff at Road America, among others, to see competitors
who battled it out to earn a spot in the final event.
These Invitational vehicles represent a wide range of interests and styles, from a early-'30s Blue Oval hot rod to a custom crafted GT-R, and several vintage and late-model American muscle cars modified for greatly improved performance. European supercars are also well represented in the mix, ranging from a track-friendly 1985 Porsche Carrera to a 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo.
The Optima Invitational began in 2008, when Douglass recognized a need to prove the specialty vehicles on the SEMA Show floor were built for speed and superior performance. Today, the annual event occurs each Saturday following the close of the SEMA Show, bringing in top automotive talent, highly modified vehicles, credible racing veterans and fresh talent.
If you can't see it on Sunday, be sure to catch the re-airings on:
-Monday, March 11 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
-Sunday, March 24 at 11:00 a.m. EDT
-Friday, March 29 at 1:00 p.m. EDT
(Or, program your DVR or VCR to record 'em!)
See the show's trailer here: