Champ Car inks Three-Year Agreement
Champ Car fans will have something extra to look forward to next season with the announcement that GreenLight Collectibles, Speedgear and the Champ Car World Series have teamed up to produce die-cast replicas of the Series’ new DP01 race car. The die-cast replicas will go on sale in early April.
The 1:18 and 1:64 scale DP01 replicas will include, among others, the 2007 cars of Paul Tracy and Graham Rahal as well as a commemorative 2007 Sebastien Bourdais Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing #1 McDonald’s car honoring the triple Champion who looks to clinch an unprecedented fourth consecutive title at the next race in Surfers Paradise, Australia. The collection will also include a replica of the first-ever DP01, which served as the Champ Car test car and featured a Troy Lee Designs paint scheme.
The 1:18 replicas, which will measure approximately 11 inches long, will be officially licensed by the Champ Car World Series and will feature a die-cast metal body and chassis, authentic DP01 detailing, real rubber Bridgestone tires, driver figure with authentic helmet graphics, sequential numbering on the base and custom window box packaging. The 1:64 replicas will measure approximately 3 inches long.
Speedgear, Champ Car’s exclusive licensing partner, negotiated the multi-year deal with GreenLight Collectibles, an Indianapolis-based manufacturer of authentic die-cast replicas which produces a wide array of racing and automotive die-cast memorabilia.
“We’re very pleased with our new partnership with GreenLight Collectibles,” said Garret Mudd, Champ Car’s Vice President of Marketing. “Our teams took delivery of their new DP01s less than a year ago and now our fans will be able to get their very own replicas of the new car and add to their collection.”
The replicas will be available online at www.Champcarstuff.com, Speedgear.com and through the Speedgear and GreenLight distribution networks.
GreenLight Collectibles is a premier manufacturer and marketer of officially licensed, authentic die-cast replica vehicles. The company currently has five distinct product lines: Muscle Car Garage™, Corvette® Collection™, Pace Car Garage™, IndyCar® Series Garage™ and Auction Block™. The replicas are available 1:18, 1:24 and 1:64 scale models and are officially licensed by General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Chrysler, Shelby, the Indy Racing League, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Daytona International Speedway and now, Champ Car World Series.
Speedgear has the world’s largest catalog and website offering licensed merchandise for all the top open-wheel racing series in the world. They are Champ Car’s exclusive on-site and online licensee and represent Champ Car in licensing. New Licensees include AFX - HO Scale Slot Car Sets, Photorific - official photographs and posters, OC Solar – solar backpacks, IPod and cell phone skins and covers and a 1/10th scale highly detailed DP01 replica from Brinkworth Models.