AKRON, Ohio - The GOJO® Firebird and 'Top Secret' Pontiac Firebird Jet Funny Cars will be on display at the 2nd Annual Northeast Rod and Custom Car Show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa., March 23-25, 2012.
Funny car drivers Rich Hanna and Ken Hall from the Hanna Motorsports team will also be available to sign autographs during selected times. Hanna, who drives the GOJO® Firebird, will be onsite at the center of the showroom floor while Hall will accompany his Top Secret Jet Funny Car in the "Maple Grove" booth.
The GOJO-emblazoned Hanna Motorsports team cars will be featured at 55 events during the 2012 race season, including National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) events. In addition to the GOJO® Firebird and Top Secret Firebird, Hanna Motorsports fields the Queen of Diamonds 300 MPH Dragster.
"The many fans in Philadelphia and across the region will enjoy catching a glimpse of the GOJO® Firebird during the car show," said Diana Costanzo, marketing director for GOJO®. "We are excited to work with Al, Rich and the entire Hanna Motorsports team as it is a great way for GOJO® to directly interact with the hands-on enthusiasts who utilize our GOJO® skin cleaning and conditioning products."
Currently, the GOJO® Firebird is the "World Speed and ET Record Holder" in the Jet Funny Car category at 5.42 seconds with a speed of 296 MPH (nearly five miles a minute), while the Top Secret is known as the "most technologically advanced" jet funny car in the world powered by a 4,000 HP General Electric J-85-5 jet engine with a top speed of 284 MPH.
"Iím proud to have the fastest funny car on my team and share it with all of our fans. Plus Ken Hall has become a fan favorite with many all across the country," said Al Hanna, owner of Hanna Motorsports. "As an organization, we strive to be the best in our field, which is the same philosophy shared by GOJO® so we are proud to have them as a sponsor."
GOJO® offers a complete line of hand cleaning, sanitizing and skin care products that are designed to effectively clean hands while maintaining good skin health. To determine which GOJO® product solutions will work best in tough soil environments, the company has created the GOJO® Product Wizard, available at www.gojo.com/manufacturing. Visitors simply click on the GOJO® Product Wizard link and answer a quick questionnaire about their work environment. The list of product recommendations is specifically tailored to user needs and shows the corresponding part numbers to allow for easy ordering.
GOJO Industries, Inc., inventors of PURELL® Instant Hand Sanitizer, distributes PURELL® in consumer and away-from-home markets throughout the world. In addition, GOJO® manufactures and distributes a full line of products under GOJO® and PROVON® brand names. GOJO® has a 64-year history of leadership in improving well-being through hand hygiene and healthy skin. GOJO® has products and programs to kill germs on hands and solve skin care-related problems in a variety of markets, including healthcare, foodservice, food processing, manufacturing, automotive, education, government and military. GOJO® is a privately held corporation headquartered in Akron, Ohio, with offices in the United Kingdom, France, Australia, Japan and Brazil.
About Hanna Motorsports
Hanna Motorsports headquartered in Enfield, CT is a 47-year professional exhibition drag race company that features exhibition jet car teams, with the primary car being the "GOJO® Firebird," driven by Rich Hanna. Hanna Motorsports is dedicated to safety, showmanship and performance in fielding three of the finest professional exhibition machines in the nation.