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YTC continues Concours d’Elegance sponsorship

Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC) announced that for the 10th consecutive year it will be “the official tire” of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, set for Aug. 17, 2014, along the famed Pebble Beach Golf Links in central California.

“Our decade-long association with the iconic Pebble Beach Concours has been fantastic,” said Alan Holtschneider, Yokohama senior manager, marketing communications.

“With its pageantry and prestigious vehicles, it’s definitely one of the premier car events in the world and the perfect place to promote our flagship ADVAN tire brand.”

As part of its 10-year anniversary with Pebble Beach, YTC’s open-air display -- located adjacent to the first tee and near one of the highly-trafficked main entrances -- will feature many highlights. Open to attendees Saturday and Sunday, the highlights include:

* YTC’s new ultra high-performance, all-season tire, the ADVAN Sport A/S;

* a jet black Tesla Model S modified by Bespoke Customization and fitted with ADVAN Sport A/S tires;

* two Sony PlayStation race simulators featuring the epic video game Gran Turismo 6 (GT6), which has sold more than 70 million units worldwide. YTC is a technical partner on the GT6 series, including the newest edition for PlayStation3, which has 1,200 types of cars and 76 courses across 38 locations. Yokohama provided tire data and expertise for race-game realism.

“As people make their way to see all the legendary cars, they can stop by our exhibit and check out our new tires, as well as test their driving skills playing GT6,” said Holtschneider.

YTC’s Pebble Beach Concours sponsorship agreement also includes name and logo placement on every ticket and lanyard worn by spectators and participants, ad placement in the event program and participation in a number of Concours-related events and activities.

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