Coral Gables, FL -- (ReleaseWire) -- 07/13/2010 -- Following up on one of the most successful World Cup Tournaments ever staged, Doran Racing will run their McDonalds / South African Airways (SAA) / PRNewswire Ford Dallara Daytona Prototype with a striking design, proudly presenting the South African flag, covering the car from nose to tail.
"Having spent 5 great years with one Ohio DP team, I'm happy to have been able to sign up for the Glen and Montreal with another fine Ohio squad led by Kevin Doran. Teaming up with another family with South African roots, the von Moltke's, Dion and I will share the Vuvuzela car with the most outrageous design ever seen in a Grand Am race!" quipped Patterson, a born and bred South African who now makes New York his home. Patterson is also currently competing in Europe on the FIA GT3 circuit.
"With this car we are proudly continuing on from the World Cup the exciting and stunning images of South Africa, one of the most beautiful countries on the planet, in many more ways than what you can see in the bush, the beaches, the mountains and the cities" said Dion. "With the assistance of our partner PRNewswire, we are promoting SAA as the best way to fly there, and also South Africa as an incredible place to visit and to do business with".
Marc Cavaliere, Executive Vice President of SAA in North America added: "We have been proudly supporting Dion for some years now. The Number 77 Doran car has been consistently running upfront in 2010 and this supports our message as the leading airline to a spectacular destination. The South African car looks stunning and I can't wait to see it on the track".
South African Airways will be hosting VIP customers at Montreal's Gilles Villeneuve circuit on August 28th, which is also on the Formula One circuit.
About South African Airways
South African Airways features daily nonstop service from the U.S. to South Africa with morning departures from New York JFK, and afternoon direct service from Washington Dulles (with a stop in Dakar, Senegal) that offer travel convenience and award-winning service. Travellers in Premium Business Class enjoy 180° fully flat-bed seats, and in economy class enjoy the most legroom versus competitors. Every seat on board offers an individual on-demand entertainment system, plush pillow, warm blanket and amenity kit. SAA’s unrivalled network, featuring seamless connections to more than 20 destinations within South Africa, and more than 20 cities across the rest of the continent, makes the airline the savvy traveler’s “gateway to Africa.” To complement this network, a world of privileges awaits those who join Voyager, South African Airways’ premier mileage program. To sign up, visit www.flysaa.com, and link to the Voyager icon. As a Star Alliance member, South African Airways is able to offer its customers 1,071 destinations in 171 countries and more than 19,534 flights daily, including convenient connections from more than 25 cities in the U.S. through code share service with Star Alliance member United Airlines. Members of United’s, Continental’s, US Airways’ and Air Canada’s frequent flyer programs are able to earn and redeem miles on all SAA flights. For more information on South African Airways, please call (800) 722-9675 or visit http://www.flysaa.com, where travellers can sign up to be notified of other great travel deals and vacation packages.