New World Auto Transport focuses on race car shipment– and having fun- at the 2013 Rolex Grand-Am Austin
Last weekend New World Auto Transport owners Steve and Daisy Wells packed their bags to head to the windy city of
Chicago Austin. The duo left their Katy headquarters to attend the chilly 2013 Rolex Grand-Am Race, the second-biggest event held on the Circuit of the Americas track since the Formula1 race in August 2012. On top of their general passion for all things ‘fast cars’, the couple is constantly searching for new target markets to cater to in order to further their business mission. In this case, they’re covering the race car shipment base.
Race car shipment and the Rolex Series GrandAm
Unlike the Formula1 race, the Grand-Am has a completely different fan feel. Patrons are welcome to mill about the paddocks while mingling with drivers and their cars. Besides getting this complete pit stop experience and exploring the new C.O.T.A. additions, Daisy Wells was able to take a hotlap, and she hitched a lap around the track with one of the drivers.
Race car shipment: Business op amongst the fun
Although Steve and Daisy were able to romp around Austin’s 6th street scene, they also gained valuable market insight when it comes to the racing industry. While at the F1 racetrack, the couple noticed that the logistics behind shipping race cars makes more sense economically and also adds convenience.
“Instead of independent, club drivers getting their own trucks, trailers and shipping their own cars, our option allows them to simply fly in and race,” said Steve. “It becomes a matter of time and convenience.”
Steve also said that it’s becoming common for a group of say, five guys to pull together to ship their cars to race day and back. They hope to expand their business in this arena.
“Even ship your gear ahead of you, and all you need to bring is yourself,” he said.
Ship your race car with New World Auto Transport
After a ‘Grand’ weekend in Austin, it’s obvious that independent drivers and other teams are finding it economical and convenient to turn to us for their race car shipment. As always we’re licensed, insured and your cargo is guaranteed. Visit our site to learn more, or to request a quote.
Rolex GrandAm stats and facts
- The big Rolex Series win of the Sunday was No. 99 Gainsco/Bob Stallings team. This Dallas-based team along with drive Jon Fogarty took the lead with a Corvette DP with around 15 minutes remaining. His win extended his all-time pole record to 24.
- Early Saturday, the Continental Tire Sport Car Championship race was won by Turner Motorsport’s Paul Dalla Lana and Bill Auberlen, who actually rallied from 12th place.
- A No. 38 BGB Motorsports Porsche Cayman GX.R took a GX win by two laps over Sylvain Tremblay and the No. 70 Speedsource Mazda 6 GX