MISS GEICO PARTNERS WITH ORANGE COUNTY CHOPPERS
Riviera Beach, FL (May 6, 2014) – Seven time World Champion Miss GEICO teams up with the bad boys of Orange County Choppers forming a dream team of precision, performance, and wild colors. After traveling in similar motorsports circles for years, throttleman, Scotty Begovich, and Paul Teutul, Sr. of OCC finally met up for the first time at the Palm Beach International Boat Show. Scotty B was blown away by the stunning OCC’s bikes on display and Paul Sr. was as awed at the presence, build complexity, and power of the Miss GEICO boat. One thing led to another and both parties are thrilled to be participating in several upcoming offshore powerboat races and poker runs. “It’s a unique opportunity to put together the finest offshore race team and best bike builders in the business,” said Scotty Begovich.
OCC is entering into a new world with boats. “Boats and choppers go together great. We believe the lifestyle that the boat world offers is very similar to the Chopper lifestyle. We build a high end amazing product and want our brand to be recognized throughout all industries,” said Paul Sr.
The tentative schedule that Miss GEICO and OCC will collaborate together will be the 30th Annual Suncoast Superboat Grand Prix Festival in Sarasota, FL July 3-July 6, 2014. Two weeks later the parties hope to join forces in Lake Lanier, GA as they help to raise funds for Camp Sunshine and the Boys & Girls Clubs. Later on in the year Miss GEICO and OCC plan to be together at the National Offshore Championships in Clearwater, FL September 26-28, 2014 before ending the season at the World Offshore Racing Championships in Key West, November 3-9, 2014.
Motorcyclists, boaters, and racing enthusiasts will now have a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with OCC’s one off custom bikes as well tease themselves with the attainable production motorcycles. Meet and mingle with Paul Sr., his crew, and the entire Miss GEICO Offshore Race team. Autographs, t-shirts, Hero cards, posters, and a good time will be available. Bring your best boating or bike story!!
About Miss GEICO
Miss GEICO is an offshore racing boat sponsored by GEICO Insurance and owned by the country’s premier and fastest-performing powerboat racing team, AMF (America Moving Forward) Offshore racing. Miss GEICO is headquartered in Riviera Beach, FL.
With the duo of Driver Marc Granet and Throttleman Scott Begovich, Miss GEICO holds numerous world speed runs and records. Since the team’s inception in 2005, Miss GEICO has won seven World Championship Titles. In addition to competing in Offshore Racing, the Miss GEICO team participates year-round in boat shows, air shows, poker runs and charitable events assisting United We Race Inc., the team’s 501 (c) (3) charity, providing support to United States veterans and veterans’ programs.
About Orange County Choppers (OCC)
Orange County Choppers (OCC) is a world famous custom and production motorcycle manufacturer based in Newburgh, NY that was founded in 1999 by Paul Teutul, Sr. The company has been featured on American Chopper a reality TV show that debuted in September 2002 on the Discovery Channel which has contributed to the company's quick rise to fame. In 2007 Discovery Channel's sister channel (TLC) picked up the series in the United States and Canada. OCC bikes are customized and built around a theme or, increasingly, for specific corporate or celebrity customers.
Paul Sr. has appeared in numerous TV shows including the Celebrity Apprentice, movies, and has contributed his time and money to various charities.
Orange County Choppers14 Crossroads Court, Newburgh, NY 12550
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 12 million private passenger customers and insures more than 18 million vehicles (auto & cycle).
GEICO’s online service center helps policyholders take care of policy sales, policy changes, claims reporting and to print insurance ID cards.
GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for boats, life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.
For more information, go to www.geico.com.
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