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Chrysler LLC Receives Secretary of Defense 2008 Freedom Award

From The Auto Channel

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., July 2 — Chrysler LLC was selected to receive the Secretary of Defense 2008 Employer Support Freedom Award. The Freedom Award is the highest recognition given by the U.S. Government to employers for their outstanding support of their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. The Department of Defense announced fifteen recipients of the top honor.

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2008 Chrysler Jeep Superstores Detroit APBA Gold Cup Race

by Tim Joseph

So its a little early for my weekend get away suggestion. Wasn’t the DSO amazing? I thought this was something that I should bring to your attention. The 2008 Chrysler Jeep Superstores Detroit APBA Gold Cup hydroplane race is coming to Detroit this weekend. The boat you see above is the “Dick Scott Automotive Group Presents Miss DYC” boat, sposored by Dick Scott Automotive Group.
This is the 100th running of the Gold Cup, awarded for the first time in 1904, and is the oldest active trophy in all of motor sports. This year is poised to become the best event ever.

Friday, July 11, 2008, is “Free Friday”. The racecourse will be open until 6:30pm. The race takes place on the Detroit River near Belle Isle. This event is recognized worldwide as the premier site for hydroplane boat racing.

The Navy’s West Coat Super Hornet Demo Team will be flying over the Detroit River demonstrating maneuvers of one of the U.S. Armed Forces’ most impressive aircraft, the FA-18. The Navy will also have its high tech “Accelerate Your Live Experience” presentation, a view of Navy life complete with interactive video games and the 180-degree “Immersa-Domes.” These domes immerse you in real-world sights, sounds and smells of a Navy seaman through an exciting virtual reality experience.

The Michigan Hall of Fame will present a wide variety of sports challenges and inflatables. They will also have a traveling museum commemorating Michigan’s sports heroes on hand.

The Salvation Army, who has been named the official charity of the event, will host an Outdoor Family Fun Zone on the riverfront in Henderson Park. They will have a large array of activities for the whole family. A percentage of all proceeds from the general admition tickets will go to support the Salvation Army Outdoors, an initiative to provide youth and families with fun and educational outdoor experiences such as fishing, boating, hiking and camping.
As if all this wasn’t enough, a large picknic area, games, arts and crafts, balloon artists and wandering stilt walkers are included in the weekend fun.

For more details, please visit http://www.gold-cup.com/.