“Let’s Get to Werk”April 16, 2010
More information on the Werkstatt Team’s effort to raise sponsorship for their participation in the TTXGPNorth American Series. First, an appeal by Azhar Hussain, the CEO of eGrandPrix.com and TTXGP, followed by a request by Jennifer Werkstatt, the leader of their team:
You will find below an email from Jennifer Werkstatt, a talented and accomplished female motorcycle racer and mechanic from San Francisco and leading an all American team into TTXGP North America 2010.
They are looking to raise money by reaching out to the wider community. Be wonderful if you can contribute and spread the word. This allows us as individuals to make a difference and push innovation not just on the track but also around it.
This team is a grass root effort and we have made a special effort to get them to the grid. But we can’t do it alone. For a modest investment, this is a chance to be part of a larger, historic, moment not just in motorsport but also in the evolution of transportation. TTXGP is the first motorsport championship in US history not to use gasoline. This is your chance to claim a part of it.
All the details are below. I hope you will consider contributing and sharing it with your friends and colleagues. The race day is less than 4 weeks away so they need your support now.
In any event, I hope to see you all at Infineon on May 15 as we kick off the great adventure.
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Here is an exciting project I’m involved in, and I need your help! You might have heard about the TTXGP (http://www.egrandprix.com/ ), first ever electric motorcycle race series. It premiered at the Isle of Man TT last year, and now it’s coming to our home track, Infineon raceway, on May 16th, to run with the AMA Nationals!
We are entered, but now need to get the funds together to rent a Mavizen (http://www.mavizen.com ) and race it in this inaugural event. The team consists of me, Carolyn Coquilette at http://www.lusciousgarage.com , hybrid specialist in SF, Anton Bertaux, Jeremy LaTrasse, Ivan Thelin and a bunch of other great people.
We are really passionate about furthering alternative energies, and electric bikes are the future. It would be great to put another local team on the grid and showcase that electric bikes are viable!
We need to raise about $20k for this first race, and about $95k to do the whole series and go to Spain to race against the UK and European teams. And we need to be able to come up with about $20k by Tuesday. I think we can do it, but we need your help!
If you want to be part of this grassroots effort and make history, please consider making a contribution here:http://www.indiegogo.com/Electric-Motorcycles-are-the-Future , we would super appreciate it!
And you can also read more about it here: https://emotorules.wordpress.com/2010/04/15/werkstatt-racing-needs-your-help
[Thanks for link love, Jennifer!]
Thanks for your time, please distribute this to anybody that might have an interest, keep you fingers crossed, deadline is next Tuesday, make a donation and hopefully see you on May 16th at Infineon on the grid!
Werkstatt Racing and Repair
3248 17th St
San Francisco, CA 94110