Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 20, 2001
Contact: Justin Benham
AV Sport
1530 W. 10th Pl.
Tempe, AZ 85281
PH: 800 454 2106
E-mail: justinbenham@alternativevehicles.com
Website: www.avsport.net

Higgins captures overall win at Ramada Express International Rally!

Tempe, Arizona, USA -- David Higgins continued his winning streak at the Ramada Express International Rally in Laughlin, Nevada this weekend. Piloting a 2001 Open Class Subaru WRX built by AV SPORT, he took the win in Open class by a lead of over four minutes despite strong competition from the Mitsubishiís of Dido and Millen.

Neither snow nor ice could slow Higgins down as he rocketed through the scenic stages of the challenging event. Friday stages through the mountains had up to 12" of snow and tire choice was critical. Additional stages near the Grand Canyon on Saturday brought speeds over 130 mph despite icy conditions.

"We are very pleased to have a driver of Davidís ability pilot our Subaru to victory and we look forward to defending our win next year," said Andrew Brown, Director of AV Sport.

This marked David Higgins first victory in North America. He recently won Group N at the Rally of Great Britain and appears to be relentless in the pursuit of victory.

AV Sport specializes in building, preparing and maintaining rally cars to customer specifications. They also offer Subaru performance parts, rally equipment and Pirelli tires nationwide.

For more information on the event: www.rallyusa.com
For more information on David Higgins: www.david-higgins.com
For more information on AV Sport: www.avsport.net

AVSport: 800 454 2106
info@alternativevehicles.com

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