Lucky 7's Wins "Best Tow Rig" at Chicago Poker Run
Bucyrus, Ohio (August 1, 2007) - Baja's Lucky 7's 35 Outlaw and matching International(r) CXT(tm) recently won the award for "Best Tow Rig" at the Chicago Powerboat Club's annual Chicago Poker Run. Awards were given to participants based on style and performance. Proceeds from the event benefited Children's Memorial Hospital of Chicago. The Chicago Powerboat Club's board of directors judged the "Most Impressive Tow Rig" category based on overall aesthetics.
"It was a slam dunk," said Mark Smith, membership director of the Chicago Powerboat Club. "There was a lot of stiff competition, but Lucky 7's paint job put it over the edge." The incredible custom paint job by Baja's in-house design group features the namesake cards on a canvas of bright orange. The International(r) CXT(tm) is show-stopping in its own right as the largest production pick-up truck on the market, with a length of 21 feet, nine-foot tall cab and hip-high tires.
Baja's Lucky 7's 35 Outlaw and matching International(r) CXT(tm) have been making their way across the country for the Lucky 7's Poker Run Tour. This duo also took home awards for "Best Graphics" and "Best Overall Team" at the Lac St. Pierre Poker Run in Montreal. Lucky 7's wasn't the only winner at the Chicago Poker Run. Thomas Branch, owner of a Baja 342 Performance, won first place for the best poker hand and took home $2,500 in cash and prizes.
The poker run is an annual fundraising event for Children's Memorial Hospital. Baja Marine and its partner Mercury Racing, along with parent company Brunswick Corporation, are proud supporters of the event. Mercury Racing sponsored the poker run, and to further assist this worthy cause, marketing manager, Rick Mackie, in partnership with Baja Marine's director of marketing Barbara Grobicki, presented $500 from Baja Marine and $1,000 from Brunswick Corporation as a direct contribution to the hospital to further support its cause.
"We're so excited that the Lucky 7's 35 Outlaw and International(r) CXT(tm) received this recognition," said Barbara Grobicki, Baja's director of marketing. "We're also honored to once again be part of the Chicago Poker Run to help support Children's Memorial Hospital."
For more information about the Lucky 7's Poker Run Tour and the rest of Baja's full-throttle lineup, visit bajamarine.com. To learn more about the International(r) CXT(tm), visit www.internationaldelivers.com.
ABOUT BAJA(r) MARINE CORPORATION
Baja Marine Corporation is the leading manufacturer of performance boats. Headquartered in Bucyrus, OH, Baja is a division of Brunswick Corporation. For more information on Baja Marine Corporation, please call (877) 321-BAJA (2252) or visit www.bajamarine.com. Baja manufactures and markets runabouts and performance boats from 19 to 42 feet.
Headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., Brunswick Corporation endeavors to instill "Genuine Ingenuity" in all its leading consumer brands, including Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrives and inboard engines; MotorGuide trolling motors; Teignbridge propellers; MotoTron electronic controls; Albemarle, Arvor, Baja, Bayliner, Bermuda, Boston Whaler, Cabo Yachts, Crestliner, HarrisKayot, Hatteras, Laguna, Lowe, Lund, Maxum, Meridian, Örnvik, Palmetto, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Savage, Sea Boss, Sea Pro, Sea Ray, Sealine, Triton, Trophy, Uttern and Valiant boats; Attwood marine parts and accessories; Land 'N' Sea, Kellogg Marine, Diversified Marine and Benrock parts and accessories distributors; IDS dealer management systems; Life Fitness, Hammer Strength and ParaBody fitness equipment; Brunswick bowling centers, equipment and consumer products; Brunswick billiards tables; and Valley-Dynamo pool, Air Hockey and foosball tables. For more information, visit www.brunswick.com
ABOUT INTERNATIONAL TRUCK AND ENGINE
International Truck and Engine Corporation is the operating company of Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV). The company produces International(r) brand commercial trucks, mid-range diesel engines and IC brand school buses, Workhorse brand chassis for motor homes and step vans, and is a private label designer and manufacturer of diesel engines for the pickup truck, van and SUV markets. A wholly owned subsidiary offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.internationaltrucks.com.
ABOUT MERCURY RACING
Based in Fond du Lac, Wis., Mercury Racing, a division of Mercury Marine, is a leading provider of high-performance marine propulsion systems to discriminating boaters worldwide, offering an exciting and fulfilling powerboating experience on the water. Using leading-edge technology, Mercury Racing produces high-performance outboards, sterndrives, propellers, parts and accessories. Mercury Racing-powered boats worldwide win more races and set more records than any boats powered by other marine engine manufacturers. Mercury Marine is a division of Brunswick Corp. (NYSE: BC), the world's largest manufacturer of recreational products, including pleasure boats, marine engines, fitness equipment, and bowling and billiards.
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