Citroen Xsara to get new look
The new design of the OMV Citroen Xsara WRC is starting to take shape. OMV, Central Europe's leading oil and gas group, invited children up to the age of 14 to design a new look for the rally car of OMV driver Manfred Stohl.
car with the OMV Move & Help winning look will be employed at the “ADAC Rallye” in Germany from August 17 to 19, 2007. The young winner will be live on the spot of the event, accompanied by the whole family (five persons maximum). Drawing templates can be downloaded at www.owrt.com.
On Tuesday April 10, OMV invited about 50 children – from SOS Children's Village, OMV employees and friends – to a grand drawing activity. Manfred Stohl and Ilka Minor were able to take a look for themselves at the great ideas for the new car design. There were no limits to the imagination. Whether a flower-sprinkled meadow, butterflies or camels and dragons : the children between two and 14 years enthused the OMV duo.
“There were several suggestions that really impressed me. I am looking very much forward to competing with a car designed in such a fashion at the ADAC Rallye in Germany. That is doubly motivating,“ beamed Manfred Stohl.
120 drawings overall from ten nations (Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, France, Pakistan, Iran, USA and Japan) have already been submitted.
Last-minute-competitors can still send their favoured design until April 13 to the following coordinates :
Keyword “Move & Help Malwettbewerb (Drawing Competition)”
or via e-mail to email@example.com (as JPEG-file with at least 300 dpi). The drawing template can be downloaded at www.owrt.com
The jury will, amongst others, consist of rally ace Manfred Stohl, co-driver Ilka Minor and OMV Kronos Citroen Team Principal Marc Van Dalen, who will choose the three best drawings. The winning design will be selected in a final voting on May 2 and will be seen at www.owrt.com.
During the 2007 season the drivers of the OMV Kronos Citroen
World Rally Team are involved in the international educational program OMV Move & Help. Each completed special stage kilometre is worth EUR 20 and benefits the OMV partners Caritas, SOS Children's Village and UNICEF.
The money is used to support educational programs – including road safety – for over 35,000 children and youths in Europe and Pakistan.
Source OMV Kronos Citroen