Toyota Motor Sales, USA
In its 38th year of Grand Prix title sponsorship, Toyota has become one of the largest sponsors in all of motorsports, as well as one of the most successful programs in U.S. racing.
Now among the largest supporters of motorsports in the U.S., both competitively and through sponsorships, Toyota seeks new challenges – and, hopefully, new triumphs – on a variety of fronts in the new millennium. Toyota Racing Development (TRD), based in Costa Mesa, plays a major role in developing and building racing engines. Toyota continues to compete in off-road racing, NASCAR and, of course, remains title sponsor of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, where its U.S. motorsports involvement began more than 40 years ago!
American Racing Custom Wheels
Founded in 1956 manufacturing magnesium and aluminum racing wheels, American Racing is one of the world’s largest aftermarket wheel manufacturers and distributors. Owned today by Wheel Pros, American Racing products are sold worldwide and through a U.S. network of more than 25,000 authorized dealers. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, American Racing is a wheel industry leader in craftsmanship, engineering, innovation and performance. Find out more at www.americanracing.com
or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/americanracingwheels
Auto Club of Southern California
Founded in 1900, the Automobile Club of Southern California is the largest member of AAA federation. With its affiliates and subsidiaries, the Auto Club serves more than 15 million members in Southern California, AAA Alabama, AAA Hawaii, AAA Missouri, AAA New Mexico, AAA Northern New England, AAA Texas, AAA Tidewater, Virginia and AAA East Central. Most often recognized for its industry-leading roadside assistance service, the Auto Club also provides members with competitively priced auto, home, life, and power sports insurance. Auto Club members have access to many additional benefits, including the full service AAA travel agency and trip planning services, AAA Discount programs, AAA Credit Card, pre-negotiated car buying program, guaranteed AAA approved auto repair services, and more. AAA is active in consumer information initiatives such as automotive testing and analysis, as well as highway, transportation, and teen and senior driver safety programs.
Banc of California
Headquartered in Orange County, Calif., Banc of California has more than 100 banking locations throughout California and across the West, with more than $10 billion in assets and servicing more than 90,000 deposit and lending accounts. Banc of California has been recognized by Bloomberg as the fastest-growing publicly traded U.S. bank over the past five years and, in 2016, was named to Fortune Magazine’s Top 100 List of Fastest-Growing Companies for the third consecutive year.
BUBBA burger® is sold in grocery stores nationwide throughout the United States as well as world-wide through the U.S. Military Commissary system. BUBBA burger® is a natural choice for quality and convenience, we are proud to produce our uniquely shaped, gluten free BUBBA burgers. You can take them right from your freezer to your grill or skillet. BUBBA burgers come in many varieties to fit any taste, including the newly expanded BUBBA turkey line and our BUBBA Veggie burger. Race to your favorite local grocer’s freezer today and pick up a few BUBBA burgers so that you are sure to have a winning weekend! Visit www.bubbafoods.com
for more information.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
It’s casual, it’s fun, and it’s for the entire family! Enjoy “Stuffed Shrimp, Shrimp Po’boy, Peel ‘n’ Eat Shrimp, ….” But it’s not just about shrimp. There’s Mahi Mahi, Bone-In Rib Eye Steaks, Hamburgers, Cold Beer, and incredible Specialty Cocktails! Down home cookin’ with a down home warmth, just the way Forrest and Bubba would have done it!
Planning a home improvement job? Planting a tree? Installing a fence or deck? For every project, every time, call 811! Whether you are planning to do it yourself or hire a professional, smart digging means calling 811 before each job. Ready to dig? We’ll help you do it safely. Visit www.call811.com
to learn more.
For nearly two decades Coca-Cola has been a proud sponsor of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Considered one of Long Beach’s largest and most spectacular events, the Grand Prix promises a fun weekend for car enthusiasts and racing fans alike. As in years past, Coca-Cola will help hydrate the more than 180,000 people expected to attend the Toyota Grand Prix. Coca-Cola’s support of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is just one of the many ways that the Company seeks to strengthen local communities around the globe.
Firestone is the Official Tire of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the site of the legendary brand’s official return to the American open wheel racing scene more than 20 years ago.
Forza Motorsport is the best-selling racing series on Xbox and the highest-rated racing series of the past ten years. Welcoming racing gamers of all types, Forza Motorsport games combine unprecedented visuals with the industry’s leading simulation engine, giving everyone the opportunity to truly feel what it’s like to own, race and customize the cars of their dreams.Forza Motorsport is developed by Microsoft’s Turn 10 Studios. Forza Motorsport 6 and Forza Horizon 2 are available now for Xbox One. Learn more at www.forzamotorsport.net or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/forzamotorsport.
The “Official Construction Equipment Supplier” of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Gehl Company has been on duty building the entire circuit on Long Beach’s streets for 20 straight years. Gehl equipment will also be used to remove crashed and disabled race cars from the track. Gehl also supplies its Dynalift telescopic handlers to other road racing tracks on the motorsports calendar.
Hilton Long Beach & Executive Meeting Center
As the official hotel for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the Hilton Long Beach & Executive Meeting Center will serve as the credential office and also host many official events during race weekend. The hotel’s international ambience, the friendliness of its staff and first-class accommodations will make anyone’s visit a memorable experience.
K1 Speed is an Official Sponsor of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Founded in
2003, K1 Speed is the Premier Kart Racing Company in the World. With entertainment venues nationwide and international, K1 Speed brings the thrill and excitement of electric go-kart racing to a large audience. Featuring high-performance go-karts, spacious lobby, meeting rooms, authentic racing memorabilia, food & beverages, video arcade, race classes & leagues, Arrive & Drive racing, corporate team building, birthday parties and much more! During race weekend, fans can experience the rush for themselves testing their skills on the outdoor go-kart track atop Arena Park adjacent to the Family Fun Zone. Book your next group party by visiting www.k1speed.com
or calling (855) 517-7333.
For more than 40 years, King Taco has been recognized as a leader in Mexican Fast Food Service. Its consistency and commitment to provide only the best in authentic Mexican food has allowed the company to expand in Los Angeles County. Quality, service, cleanliness and value are hallmarks for its successful image and reputation, and King Taco returns to the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach to satisfy the appetites of fans during race weekend.
Winners drink Korbel Champagne and, appropriately, the Official Winner’s Circle Champagne for the 43rd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is Korbel, America’s favorite premium methode champenois for more than 120 years. Korbel actively supports the U.S. Olympic, Paralympic and America’s Cup teams and, for the past 24 years, has been the exclusive champagne of U.S. presidential inaugurations. Korbel was named American Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine in 2008.
Long Beach Convention Visitors & Bureau
The Long Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official organization for convention and tourism marketing in the Long Beach area. Established in 1982, the LBCVB is a private non-profit organization funded by city hotel bed tax and membership contributions from over 400 area businesses and community organizations. The mission of the Bureau is to contribute to the economic development of the city of Long Beach by selling, marketing and promoting Long Beach as a destination for conventions, meetings, tradeshows and tourism.
The McManis family has been farming in the Northern Interior region of California since 1938. In 1990, fourth generation farmer Ron McManis, and his wife Jamie founded the McManis Family Vineyards. Currently, they farm over 3,000 acres of premium wine grapes located within the premier growing areas of the Northern Interior. In 1998, the company designed and built a state-of-the-art winery and today the McManis Family Vineyards label comprises over 300,000 cases of wine across a range of red and white varietals sourced from ten estate vineyards. Son Justin, and daughter Tanya, are the fifth generation of the McManis family and are also involved in the family business.
Through technical partnerships with leading professional racing teams, Motegi Racing Competition and High Performance Tuning wheels are designed and engineered for performance. Motegi Racing is owned by Wheel Pros, one of the largest suppliers of branded custom wheels, performance tires and related accessories for cars, SUVs and light trucks. Find out more at www.motegiracing.com
or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/motegiracing
Mothers® is proud to be the Official Car Polish of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach — Southern California’s premier racing event. Grand Prix spectators are invited to visit the Mothers® big rig parked in the Lifestyle Expo with a special treat on Sunday that includes a collection of some of world’s most outrageous supercars at the Mothers® Exotic Car Paddock near turn 9. Mothers® is known worldwide for its premium-grade polishes, waxes and cleaners, and offers a broad array of finish care products under its Back-to-Black®, California Gold®, Marine, PowerBall®, Professional and Reflections® lines. Go to www.mothers.com
for information on all of these products, along with a host of how to videos and car care tips in the online Mothers® Detail Guide at www.detailguide.com
and the Wax Forum at www.waxforum.com
. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mothersusa
Port of Long Beach
The Port of Long Beach is the premier U.S. gateway for trans-Pacific trade and a trailblazer in innovative goods movement, safety and environmental stewardship. As the second-busiest container seaport in the United States, the Port handles trade valued at $155 billion annually and supports hundreds of thousands of jobs.The Port welcomes 5,000 vessels a year and serves more than 140 shipping lines with connections to 217 seaports around the world. Founded in 1911, the Port began its second century of service with a $4.5 billion capital improvements program, the largest in the nation. It is building some of the most modern, efficient and sustainable marine facilities in the world.
Premier is proud to be a sponsor and a partner of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, for the 24th consecutive year. Premier locally provides turnkey catering and retail food and beverage services for the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, The Aquarium of the Pacific and Off Site Venues. Food and Beverage services offered by Premier span the full spectrum from retail options for public special events to full service catering needs. In practice and policy, we are team-focused, committed to working as a discreet partner with our clients in creating a flexible food and beverage experience to exceed expectations.
Whether it’s news around town, a high school game around the corner or a lap around the Grand Prix circuit, no one covers Long Beach like the Press-Telegram. We know the community inside and out–and we should. Because since 1897, Long Beach has been much more than our beat. It’s been our home.
Reaction Audio-Visual is an Official Sponsor of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.Reaction Audio Visual has over 25+ years of combined experience in technology, production, audiovisual, computer rentals, and event execution. We pride ourselves in our diverse and superior service offerings to our clients. We are not just a technology rental company; we provide first class services from planning to execution to 24-hour customer support.
RICOH is an Official Sponsor of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. A leading provider of innovative document management systems and services, enabling customers to improve document workflow and increase efficiency, RICOH integrates copiers, printers and MFP technologies, and document management software and systems, to deliver tailored, high-value solutions, implemented and supported by its team of services professionals.RICOH integrates and applies industry-leading expertise and innovative technology to help companies meet today’s complex document workflow demands and prepare them for tomorrow’s challenges. RICOH provides customized, scalable solutions that streamline every phase of the document lifecycle – from input to output, as well as distribution, storage and retrieval.
Everyday, Safety-Kleen enables thousands of businesses to stay in balance with the environment. We achieve a working harmony of two seemingly opposed missions: protecting the environment while protecting our clients’ bottom line. In a thousand work sites, our crews and technicians perform hundreds of highly specialized environmental services that we pioneered and continue to refine. Our role model for real world success is none other than Planet Earth itself, a marvel of efficiency.
SMG is considered the “gold standard” in public facility management. Since SMG was founded in 1977, more than 250 facilities have been brought under its management worldwide. A tireless advocate for the municipalities it represents, SMG has the programs, systems and talent in place to ensure that all SMG-managed facilities run smoothly and every event it hosts feels like a celebration to patrons, fans and guests.
SPEED Energy Drink
SPEED Energy Drink is the Official Energy Drink of the Grand Prix. It is available in four flavors: Unleaded, Fuel, Ethanol and Octane, which provides the human machine with the fuel it needs to keep up with the SPEED of life. Each drink contains a potent energy blend of B-vitamins, caffeine, taurine and ginseng. SPEED is packaged in 16-ounce cans that have a racing themed style and are available in singles, four-packs, and cases. SPEED Energy Drink is available in the United States in major retailers, convenience stores, grocery stores, bars and nightclubs.
Tamiya is an Official Sponsor of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Tamiya’s main goal is to offer the world the most rewarding modeling experience possible. Grasping the various parts, assembling, and finally painting a finely crafted model is truly a special and rare experience in today’s modern world. Tamiya feels that this hands-on experience is invaluable. So whether it’s our careful attention to quality, or our commitment to ease-of-assembly, we are always striving to create truly fulfilling ways to spend one’s time.
Tecate Light is the Official Beer of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Parent brand Tecate is the fourth largest import beer in the U.S., an imported Mexican premium lager, and is traditionally enjoyed with salt and lime. With its authentic Mexican beer taste, Tecate and Tecate Light will satisfy and refresh thousands of Long Beach race fans while socializing with friends at home, in bars or in restaurants.
Simply Perfect in every way, Patrón was one of the first ultra-premium tequilas available on the world market. Every step in producing Patrón tequila – from harvesting the agave, to the time-honored distillation process, to the individual labeling and inspection of each bottle – is done with the careful precision and care that can only be accomplished by hand. Perfect in a margarita or on the rocks, Patrón tequilas are also versatile enough to be mixed in any number of cocktails that typically call for vodka or other white spirits.
The Patrón Spirits portfolio includes Gran Patrón Burdeos (a limited-production añejo tequila racked in Bordeaux barrels), Gran Patrón Piedra (extra añejo tequila produced entirely from the traditional “tahona” process), Gran Patrón Platinum tequila (triple distilled from top agave), Patrón Silver tequila (smooth, soft and light tequila without an oak flavor), Patrón Reposado tequila (oak-aged for at least two months), Patrón Añejo tequila (oak-aged for a minimum of 12 months), Patrón Citrónge (extra-fine orange liqueur), Patrón XO Cafe and Patrón XO Cafe Dark Cocoa (coffee liqueurs, made with Patrón Silver tequila), ultra-premium Pyrat rums, and Ultimat ultra-premium Polish vodka.
For more information about Patrón Spirits, please visit www.patronspirits.com.
Tix is a leading provider of integrated box office software and online ticket sales and services for entertainment and sporting events. We specialize in no-cost, feature-rich ticketing solutions for venues, promoters, producers, universities, theme parks, tours, museums, casinos, theatres, film festivals, concerts, night clubs, music festivals, race tracks, and more.
Verizon and the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach are a natural fit; the fastest racing in the world and the better network. As an official partner, Verizon supports the series both on and off the track. Verizon also powers the INDYCAR Mobile App, featuring live streaming video, in-car cameras, real-time leader boards, car telemetry and more. The INDYCAR Mobile App has redefined how fans watch racing.
Since 1989, WeatherTech Direct, LLC has been providing the best in automotive protection and vehicle accessories. Our WeatherTech brand has been servicing the world with top-of-the-line vehicle protection, continually exceeding expectations and setting the industry bar that much higher. We favor the American Economy, and work hard to stay adamantly aware of sustainability and environmental best practices. Our investment in revolutionary technology ensures a superior product quality for our customers, and symbolizes our commitment to excellence in everything that we do.
For further information, contact:
Martin Bannon, Director of Marketing & Sponsorship
(562) 490-4515; fax 562-981-2613; [email protected]
Grand Prix Association of Long Beach
3000 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90806