Tri-Point Suits, Hoods and Hats with MUTTS Artwork up for
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tri-Point Suits, Hoods and Hats with MUTTS Artwork up for Auction
IRVINE, Calif. (November 29, 2007) - The suits, car hoods and hats
featuring MUTTS comic strip characters Earl and Mooch used by Tri-Point
Motorsports during the final two rounds of the 2007 SCCA Pro Racing
SPEED World Challenge Touring Car Championship will be available for
auction beginning December 1.
Working with the Humane Society of the United States and the MUTTS to
promote the adoption of shelter animals, series Champion Jeff Altenburg
carried MUTTS character "Earl" the dog on his suit and car hood for the
final two races at Road Atlanta and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Randy
Pobst's suit and hood were fashioned with "Mooch" the cat.
"This was the best season ever for the Tri-Point Mazda team and we
greatly enjoyed being able to end the season with the fun of carrying
The HSUS and MUTTS message," team owner Craig Nagler said. "The fan
reaction was fantastic. People thanked us for what we were doing."
Both of the hoods and custom Sparco suits will be auctioned off to the
highest bidder on Autoweek.com, with all of the funds raised going to
the Humane Society of the United States. Additionally, Sparco made only
50 MUTTS hats for the Tri-Point team, of which six will be up for
auction, complete with signatures from Altenburg or Pobst and MUTTS
cartoonist Patrick McDonnell. McDonnell has also signed an 11 x 17 art
print of the MUTTS comic strip that ran on October 18, 2007, featuring
Mooch as a race car driver.
All items will be available for bidding December 1 - 11 at
www.autoweek.com/HSUS, just in time for Christmas.
For more information about SPEED World Challenge and the items available
in the Tri-Point/MUTTS auction, visit www.world-challenge.com
Attached image: Earl and Mooch with the Tri-Point Mazda 6s of Jeff
Altenburg and Randy Pobst
SCCA Public Relations Specialist
800/770-2055 ext. 354
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