|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
November 20, 2000
|Contact: Ray Hocker|
American Rally Sport Group Inc.
Laughlin, Nevada, USA -- The American Rally Sport Group announced today that Harris Done has been selected to create the video program for the 2000 Ramada Express International Rally presented by Mitsubishi. It is exciting to have such a fine film maker involved in our project. Harris' unique insight into the sport and creative talents are a winning combination.
Harris Done was Director of Photography for the 1998 Academy Award winning feature documentary "Last Days", a film produced by Steven Spielberg. Harris has co-written and directed three major motion pictures including the 1998 film, "Storm", starring Martin Sheen and Luke Perry. He is currently filming the ABC Television's "Making of the Band", television series in London. His talents have added to many programs for MTV and VH1. Harris has been rallying since the age of 16 with several overall rally wins. He has organized the SCCA Gorman Ridge ClubRally for many years.
A talented team of hand picked Hollywood film makers is being assembled by Harris for this project. This year's one-hour coverage of the event should prove to be a unique and electrifying look into the exciting sport. The ARSG has signed an agreement with the Speedvision Network for broadcast of the rally sometime in February of 2000. Exact broadcast dates and times for the Mitsubishi Motors presented program have not yet been announced by the Speedvision Network. "This is a real departure from what has been done at any other rally in North America. We are looking forward to creating a more in-depth look at the people and experience of rallying," said Done.
Delays caused by broadcast sponsorship problems (my fault) postponed broadcast of the 1999 coverage of the event. Speedvision now has the program but it is unlikely that there will be space available in their 2000 schedule to allow them to broadcast it. Speedvision has agreed to notify the ARSG if programming space becomes available before the end of the year and we will post the broadcast times on our web site. If they are not able to broadcast the show, copies of the 30 minute program will be made available for purchase. We wish to stress that we have been very pleased with the coverage provided to us in the past. The sport and the ARSG owes a deep debt of gratitude to the outstanding exposure given to rallying by the pioneers of rally coverage.