Wednesday 1 September 2004

Introducing the spoils of capitalism to the new EU member states...

The Quote Challenge 2004 kicks off tomorrow morning in Cologne, Germany. At the starting line an exclusive selection of almost 50 of the finest automobiles, ranging from an Aston Martin Vanquish, a Ferrari Maranello, a Lamborghini Gallardo and a Porsche GT3 to the Ascari KZ1 Rebel (0-60 in 3.2 seconds). Two motorcycles and the unavoidable Hummer complete the starting grid.

The Quote Challenge is not a competitive event, but a gathering of like minded people. For seven days straight the participants drive across Europe in the daytime and participate in the most exclusive parties at night. During previous editions of The Challenge, participants were treated to exclusive feasts like an Arabian nights party in a Maroccan palace in Fez, a Greek night in Thessaloniki and a Louis XIV style soiree in a castle along the Loire. This year’s entertainment program will be jam-packed with stylish events that promise to outclass any previous editions.

This year’s Challenge leads through 8 primarily East European countries in 7 days, in a dedicated effort to promote the spoils of capitalism to the new member states of the European Union. As organizer Sjoerd van Stokkum puts it: “Sure, the Olympic Games were a nice warm-up, but these people in Eastern Europe are in need of a very non serious motorsports event. We’re here to fill that void.”

Online coverage of The Quote Challenge 2004 starts on Wednesday September 1 at I am producing that site for the second year and got so caught up, that I am even sponsoring the Challengers with the best suitable products from Wellness International Network: Winrgy and Food for Thought. I use them whenever I am tired and driving - or bored and in a long meeting. I use them a lot and I don't drive that much (sic).

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