|The 26-year-old drifting phenom will represent ClassicCars.com in his V8-powered Nissan S13 at dozens of events across the country in the 2019 season including four Formula Drift appearances.|
Phoenix, Ariz. (February, 2019) – ClassicCars.com, the leading online marketplace and editorial site in the collector car realm, has announced its sponsorship of Andrew Schulte and his 1993 Nissan 240SX for the 2019 season. Schulte’s car and race suit will feature ClassicCars.com branding as he attends events like LS Fest, Grid Life and Formula Drift Pro2.
Schulte competes behind the wheel of an S13 Nissan 240SX powered by a 427 cubic inch Lingenfelter LS7. The car wears a unique “Itasha”-style livery that has been revamped for the season and now features the ClassicCars.com logo on all four sides. The partnership was made to highlight ClassicCars.com’s expansion into a new generation of “classics,” the JDM tuner cars of the 1990s and 2000s. Along with the presence of the car at events around the country, ClassicCars.com will also attend to interact with enthusiasts and cover the events online.
“Andrew is rising star in the drift community and we’re extremely pleased to support him in his first Formula Drift Pro2 season,” said ClassicCars.com President and CEO Roger Falcione. “This sponsorship is just one move we’re making to start reaching younger audiences and enthusiasts who want to become part of the tremendous classic car culture. On our website and at events like our annual Future Classic Car Show, we have seen interest in JDM culture grow year over year. We are thrilled to grow further in this space with Andrew at our side.”
“I am extremely excited to be working with ClassicCars.com going into the 2019 season,” added Schulte. “For a company like ClassicCars.com, which shares my automotive passion, I think this partnership is step in the right direction. The drifting community is growing, and I think that together ClassicCars.com and I will be able to further the sport. I am humbled and beyond excited to wear the ClassicCars.com logo.”
Each of Schulte’s four Formula Drift events will air on CBS Sports Network. The events will take place in Orlando (April 25-27, 2019); Atlanta (May 9-11, 2019); St. Louis (August 8-10, 2019); and Dallas (September 12-14, 2019).