Friday, June 6, 2008
More Than 350 Can-Am Spyder Owners Attend Inaugural Homecoming Event In Valcourt, Quebec
"There are going to be a lot of heads turning and jaws dropping along the
way as riders make the trip -- in many cases hundreds of kilometres -- to the
birthplace of the Spyder roadster," said
BRP executives, including the president and CEO,
"This is truly a historic occasion as it gathers the first pioneers of the Spyder Community," said Boisjoli. "It is an honour for us to welcome these owners who are among the first to adopt BRP's innovation for the open road."
BRP introduced the Spyder roadster to the world in
The Can-Am(TM) Spyder roadster will soon be available at dealerships or distributors in 20 countries on 3 continents. (Visit can-am.brp.com for a complete list of states, provinces and international markets).
Inaugural Spyder Homecoming Owner Event
The Inaugural Spyder(TM) Homecoming Owner Event was conceived first and foremost for BRP to recognize its initial Can-Am(TM) Spyder roadster owners and celebrate the Spyder community and culture. It is a historical, milestone event in the eyes of BRP -- the Spyder has been in the works for nearly a decade.
Owners will meet at designated locations (listed below) early in the
The event is an opportunity for BRP to show Spyder owners its commitment to designing and producing a line-up of the most innovative powersports vehicles available, including the Spyder roadster. Along with the first public viewing of the Spyder production line, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about other BRP products -- Can-Am ATVs, Sea-Doo(R) watercraft and sport boats, Ski-Doo(R) snowmobiles and Evinrude(R) outboard engines.
The SpyderRyder Community
The Homecoming Event is a platform for Spyder owners to truly get to know each other. From the very beginning when riders gear up to hit the open road, owners will meet, swap stories and immerse themselves in the Spyder culture. Many of the owners have been communicating via BRP's www.SpyderRyder.com Spyder community Web site, and this serves as a chance to put faces with names and get to know others that live the Spyder lifestyle.
There are more than 350 owners registered to attend the event. Below is a
breakdown of attendees by state/province (as of
Arizona Connecticut Florida Georgia Illinois 2 5 5 1 1 Louisiana Massachusetts Michigan North Carolina New Jersey 2 14 6 1 3 New York Ohio Pennsylvania Tennessee Texas 42 2 6 2 4 Virginia Vermont Manitoba Ontario Quebec 1 3 1 5 256 Additional Information -- A helicopter will be following the Lake George and Plattsburgh group once they enter Canada to get overhead shots of the Spyder owners riding into Valcourt -- Owners will receive a commemorative pin honouring them as one of the first Spyder owners and for attending the Inaugural Valcourt Homecoming Owner Event -- Awards will be given to owners in several categories, including best Spyder personalisation, farthest traveled to Valcourt and most kilometres to date on a Spyder -- Attendees will have the opportunity to visit the renowned J.A. Bombardier Museum and see the evolution of the industry, starting with the first snowmobile - the 1959 Ski-Doo snowmobile.
Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP), a privately-held company, is a world leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of motorised recreational vehicles. Its portfolio of brands and products includes: Ski-Doo(R) and Lynx(TM) snowmobiles, Sea-Doo(R) watercraft and sport boats, Evinrude(R) and Johnson(R) outboard engines, direct injection technologies such as E-TEC(R), Can-Am(TM) all-terrain vehicles and roadsters, as well as Rotax(R) engines and karts.
(R), TM and the BRP logo are trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates.
For information: Corporate: Johanne Denault Manager, Communications and Public Affairs 450.532.5173 firstname.lastname@example.org Product: Canada and USA: International: Marc R. Lacroix Adrien De Alexandris Marketing Director Product Manager, Can-Am Can-Am Spyder roadster International Division Office: 450.532.5023 450.532.6413 Cell: 819.572.0183 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org