The City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department recently recognized McCloskey Motors for their ongoing fundraising for the Waldo Canyon relief effort. In total, McCloskey’s has raised over $25,000 in cash and donations for local organizations including the The City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department.
To date, with their Donation Station and other fundraising efforts, McCloskey Family of Dealerships has raised over $25,000 cash for local relief organizations in support of the Waldo Canyon Relief Effort. The tragedy that consumed over 350 homes in the Colorado Springs Pikes Peak Region this past summer personally affected Owners Joe & Ann McCloskey as they had to evacuate their own home and saw many of their neighbors lose their homes altogether.
Joe McCloskey says, “we take care of our own” and has made sure that the donations stay here in the community to be used for the community. The organizations receiving donations include the Pikes Peak Chapter of the American Red Cross, The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, The City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services, and Care & Share Food Bank.
Team APEV with Monster Sport
Pikes Peak EV Challenge – Junior Project
Special lecture by Monster Tajima and the debut of E-Runner’s livery at a local Junior High School
June 15th, 2012, Shizuoka, Japan – As a part of the Junior Project by Team APEV with Monster Sport, team brought a special lecturer, Nobuhiro (Monster) Tajima to a local Jr. High School in Iwata-city Shizuoka-pref, Japan where Monster Sport factory is based out of.
Eighth graders of the school, 170 of them were met with Monster Tajima on Friday. Monster expressed his passion for the importance of following their dreams and his new challenge of electric car racing.
After Monster’s lecture, students were led to the school ground for the unveiling of the Monster Sport E-Runner Pikes Peak Special’s new livery. Iwata-city’s mayor, Besides the students, Osamu Watabe was there to support the team’s great success of the 7th consecutive victory at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) on July 8th, 2012 in Colorado Springs, CO. U.S.A.
Then the E-Runner was transported to the nearby race track in the afternoon. Monster Tajima did a demonstration run in full speed in front of his fans and media. The crowd was ecstatic and Monster was proud with the performance of the race car.
The team is busy with the final preparation for the race week of PPIHC and there will be team members from Japan, U.S.A., New Zealand, Australia and the UK led by Team Manager, Paul Wilding of Monster Sport Australia. Before PPIHC, Monster Tajima will first visit Los Angeles for the X-Games where his friends, Marcus Grönholm and Ken Block will be competing at the X-Games Rally Cross / GRC. A media interview is available in Los Angeles during Monster’s visit. Also the team will host a press conference at McCloskey Motors in Colorado Springs at 10am on July 2nd. Please RSVP (It’s open to the members of media only)