KYMCO USA Sponsors First Annual Scooter Only Land Speed Trials

November 21, 2010, Historic Route 66, Devore, California

Spartanburg, S.C. (November 10, 2010) – KYMCO USA is pleased to announce their sponsorship of the First Annual Scooter Land Speed Trials.  This unique event will take place on Historic Route 66, Devore, CA on November 21, 2010.

The Motor-Scooter International Land Speed Federation (MSILSF) is the newly created and self-appointed sanctioning organization of motor-scooter land-speed records.  The need for this organization came about due to motor-scooter riders’ desire to participate in the AMA/BUB land speed trials at Bonneville. When their proposed changes to allow scooters and create a separate scooter class were rejected, the Motor-Scooter International Land-Speed Federation (MSILSF) was formed.  While there may be some changes in the AMA/BUB rules for 2011, the MSILSF decided to host a scooter only event this year.

KYMCO USA, with its reputation for quality scooters, was an obvious choice for a sponsor.  This alliance goes nicely with their involvement in the recent Scooter Cannonball Run.  The MSILSF will have several different classes and KYMCO has scooters that could participate in nearly all of them.

In fact, four riders have already registered to ride in four different classes on KYMCO scooters.  Daniel Smith of San Diego, CA will be riding a KYMCO Super 9 50cc in the 50cc class.  Also from San Diego, Alan Spears will cover the 70cc class on a KYMCO S9 Malossi 70cc. Michael Tockey, a KYMCO Dealer in Indianapolis, IN will be riding a KYMCO Super 8 in the 150cc class.  And in the 250cc class, Richard Newman from Oceanside, CA is entering on a KYMCO Grandvista 250cc.

We are excited to be part of this historic race and to be a sponsor for the first ever Motor Scooter World Land Speed Record being set.  KYMCO USA is moving to the forefront of the scooter world, so it only makes sense for us to be involved,” explained Rick Pawelka, Director of Marketing at KYMCO USA.

The race will be run one scooter at a time over a measured half mile course marked by cones and trophies will be awarded to persons attaining the highest top speed in each class. The records will stand until broken at the next annual event.

For more information and to register for this event, go to the Motor-Scooter International Land Speed Federation’s website at http://www.motorscooterlandspeedfederation.org/.

Win a trip to the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Las Vegas Nationals

Spartanburg, S.C. (July 26, 2010)KYMCO USA is pleased to announce the NHRA Las Vegas National Sweepstakes, giving fans the opportunity to win a trip to the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Las Vegas Nationals as well as other prizes.

The online sweepstakes will run until August 31, 2010.  No purchase is necessary to win.  During the sweepstakes period, fans can enter for a chance to win by going to http://www.kymcousa.com/nhra/. After entering their information, they will be automatically entered to win one of the three main prizes.  The winners will be chosen at the conclusion of the race event at the MAC TOOLS U.S Nationals in Indianapolis, IN on September 1, 2010. A random drawing at the promotion end will be held to determine the winner of all prizes.

The Grand Prize is a weekend trip for the winner and guest to the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Las Vegas Nationals (10/28/2010 – 10/31/2010), including airfare, hotel accommodations for four (4) nights, rental car, two (2) race tickets along with VIP access and Team Pit Shirts.

First Prize is a KYMCO USA Team Geico Karen Stoffer autographed Super 8 50 scooter and Team Pit Shirt.

Second Prize is to be a Team Geico Karen Stoffer Honorary Team Crew Member for the day, which includes two (2) race tickets along with VIP access and Team Pit Shirts.

“We are happy to be able to offer the NHRA fans a chance to enjoy the sport as a VIP and give a lucky winner a great trip to a great race,” said Rick Pawelka, KYMCO USA Marketing Director.  “We’re also pleased to be associated with Team Geico and Karen Stoffer and to be able to offer the special edition Super 8 50 scooter as another exciting prize.  We want the NHRA fans to have a chance to get to know our KYMCO products and experience the KYMCO scooters themselves.”

KYMCO USA is the official scooter and off-road utility vehicle of the NHRA and is the sponsor of the NHRA Las Vegas Nationals Sweepstakes.

About KYMCO USA

KYMCO’s roots in the motorsports industry go back to its founding in 1963 as the Kwang Yang Motor Company, Ltd., with headquarters in Taiwan.  Long a leader in quality, fuel economy, and versatility, today KYMCO manufactures motor scooters, motorcycles, and ATVs at five plants in Asia, including the main facility in the city of Kaohsiung.

KYMCO is the largest scooter manufacturer in Taiwan and currently exports to 88 countries worldwide. All KYMCO plants use the latest technology for the engineering and production of reliable engine, chassis, and other components. Since 2004, KYMCO has been officially accredited for ISO-9001 quality in manufacturing.  KYMCO is committed to maximum customer satisfaction and constant innovation, making use of the most advanced CAD/CAE tools to bring superior engineering and design to their products.

The company’s partner in the United States is KYMCO USA with headquarters, marketing and distribution centered in Spartanburg, South Carolina. KYMCO USA is dedicated to building the brand’s reputation and market share through superior value, frequent new product introductions, strategic industry partnerships, and excellence in dealer network support. KYMCO USA has a reputation and expertise gained through over 30 years in the U.S. motorsports industry.


KYMCO Management Ride Along to Amerivespa

Join the Scoot 2 TX Ride – May 23 to May 27, 2010

South Carolina to Texas in 4 days on a KYMCO Scooter

Spartanburg, S.C. (May 4, 2010) – KYMCO USA is planning an exciting scooter ride from their headquarters in SC to the Alamo in TX and they want you to join them!  The ride begins in Spartanburg, SC on May 23rd and ends at the site of the Alamo in San Antonio, TX, just in time for Amerivespa, May 27 – 31, 2010 (http://www.amerivespa.org/) – 1381 miles in 4 days!

The KYMCO USA management team will be riding KYMCO scooters, including the new KYMCO Downtown 300i. The trip is divided into five legs (weather permitting) so you can join for as much or as little time as you want.

·         For each day you complete, KYMCO will pay for your fuel that day.

·         If you join us for the whole trip, KYMCO will also reimburse your fuel and cover the rally registration fee.

·         KYMCO will send you a contact for a trucking company for you to ship your scooter to SC (at the owner’s expense) for the start of the trip if you need to.

For details, see the Facebook Event information on the KYMCO Scooter page: www.facebook.com/KYMCO.Scooters.  RSVP to Scoot2TX@kymcousa.com and tell us which day(s) you can join us, make your own hotel reservations, and we’ll see you on the road!