Gran Turismo™ Awards Honor Automotive Excellence and Celebrate Car Culture


Winner to Receive Honor of Having Their Vehicle Inserted Into the Next Version

                   of the Gran Turismo Racing Franchise

                Wednesday, November 2 - 8:00 PM - 12:00 PM
                              ICE, Las Vegas

  WHO:  Automobile industry's best cars, PlayStation's Gran Turismo and auto
        industry representatives, dub/rock band Pepper and other special

  WHAT: To honor automotive excellence and celebrate car culture, Sony
        Computer Entertainment America, publisher of the best-selling Gran
        Turismo racing franchise for PlayStation 2, will host the third
        annual GT Awards at the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market
        Association), the cream of the crop from the SEMA auto show to vie
        for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win the honor of having
        their vehicle incorporated into the Gran Turismo franchise.  GT
        Awards will be given to winners in categories including Best
        Truck/SUV, Best Japanese Import, Best European Import, Best Domestic
        Automobile, Best Hot Rod and Best in Show.  The Best in Show award
        will be presented to the overall winner who will make history as the
        talk of the automobile industry with their vehicle inserted into a
        future version of the revolutionary Gran Turismo racing franchise.

        ***Interviews and photo ops will be available

  WHEN: Wednesday, November 2
        8:00 PM - 12:00 PM

  WHERE:     ICE
             200 E. Harmon Ave
             Las Vegas, NV 89109

CONTACT: Eric Raymond, +1-310-854-4841 or, or Brian Danney, +1-310-854-3251, or, both for Sony; Ryan Bowling of Sony Computer Entertainment, +1-650-655-3657, or .

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SOURCE: Sony Computer Entertainment America

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