Targa West Competitor Prepares For Crash
- 30th July 2009, 1:24pm
Perth businessman Kym Illman is a tireless marketer - his companyâ€™s logos pop up everywhere. There is, however, one 'Messages On Hold' logo he hopes youâ€™ll never see â€“ the one on the underside of his Mitsubishi race car.
Clearly Illman has little faith in his driving abilities as he's affixed a large Messages On Hold logo on the fuel tank which will only be seen if the car ends up on its side or roof. Illman is entering his Evo 9 in this yearâ€™s Targa West (Perth, Aug 20 â€“ 23).
A two-time winner in the Challenge section (max. speed 130 kph), this year heâ€™s stepping up to the Competition category where there are no speed limits and roll cages are mandatory.
â€œThese roads are frightening and with speeds reaching 230 kph, thereâ€™s always a chance of coming to grief, so I thought Iâ€™d cover all base," admits Illman. "In rallying you have to either win or crash to make it on to the TV and I have no chance of winning this year and every chance of crashing.â€
â€œThis is completely out of character for me, but I have my fingers crossed that no one spots this logo!â€ he added.
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