UNION, S.C. April 16, 2015: At the end of the 2014 season, Team Aruba took possession of a brand new T&E Hauler. The new rig allowed the race team to operate more effectively at the track, increasing the productivity of their time in the pits. Just in time for the IHRA Southern Nationals the rig has been transformed into a beautiful rolling billboard.
One of the main objectives for Team Aruba is to promote their island paradise home. Their pit is always colorful and inviting with vacation literature available to fans. The Aruba.com Mustang is a beautiful picture of palm trees and clear ocean water. Now their hauler equally eye-catching, depicting an Aruban scene as it covers the thousands of miles to and from each IHRA event.
“Our old trailers always had sticker wraps with tropical colors to match the island theme we try to promote,” relayed Team Aruba driver, Trevor Eman. “We recently made a new design for this new trailer and the end result is simply stunning. The reason we wrap the trailer, and why it is so important for us to do, is because when we do this and travel on the roads, we are traveling with the ‘world’s largest mobile billboard promoting Aruba’.
“Our trailer is so eye-catching that in the past we would drive down the road and get the attention of other travelers, who then get on their phone to look up Aruba and Team Aruba on Facebook and message us right away. That is the type of stuff we try to accomplish since Aruba is primarily dependent on tourism. The more we can promote Aruba the better.”
This week, Team Aruba is traveling from their Union, South Carolina shop to Bradenton, Florida in their striking rolling billboard. As Pro Stock continues to regain familiarity and popularity with their IHRA home, Eman is looking for his first IHRA win. As always, the driver will wear multiple hats, promoting the One Happy Island throughout the weekend as well.
“We’re very excited to be racing in Florida,” added Eman. We hope to have some beautiful Florida weather, hope to see many fans and just simply look forward to a great weekend. We also look forward to seeing what the fans will think when they see our trailer and awning which is a realistic depiction of the beach scenery in Aruba. We want to invite all the fans to come by and get some free Aruba giveaways at our information booth.”