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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
No Grime in No Time: National Car Rental Hosts
Inaugural Clean Car Olympics in Battle of the Suds
Six Regional Qualifiers Compete for National Bragging Rights
April 1, 2008, ORLANDO – How well can you clean your car in 15 minutes – by hand? Did you manage to
get the windshield, the floor mats, the trunk, the tires, the seats, and the glove box in that time?
It’s certainly no problem for Latanya Christian, a lead agent for National Car Rental in Birmingham,
Alabama. Christian won the gold medal and a $1,000 prize in the first annual national Clean Car Olympics
in Orlando, Florida. Christian tackled two sedans and one SUV, each of them squeaky-clean within the 45-
minute time allotment.
The Clean Car Olympics, the inaugural national car wash competition, pitted some of the best and fastest car
washers in the country against each other. Christian, who joined National in 1997, was the qualifier from the
Southwest Region. Christian Rivera from Sanford, Florida, in the Central Florida Region won the silver medal,
and James Dealer, the East Region qualifier from Syracuse, New York, won the bronze.
“Providing clean and reliable cars to our customers is a hallmark for National ,” said John Murphy, Vice
President of Airport Operations. “The Clean Car Olympics competition was developed in response to our
ongoing goal of maintaining the highest standards in customer service. Based on customer feedback,
clean and well-maintained cars are their top priority in choosing a rental provider. We created the Clean
Car Olympics with that in mind; it’s a fun way for our employees to focus on meeting those objectives.”
Other regional finalists were: Craig Scott from Cleveland, Ohio; Llyod Shanks from Reno, Nevada; and
Ryehe Maugaotega from Honolulu, Hawaii.
Next year’s event is scheduled to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada.
About National Car Rental
Founded in 1947 and headquartered in St. Louis, National Car Rental is a premium, internationally
recognized brand serving the daily rental needs of the frequent airport business traveler throughout the
United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific Rim.
National helped pioneer the corporate-account business in the 1970s and then introduced the car rental
industry’s first comprehensive frequent-renter program, Emerald Club, in 1987. Today, Emerald Club
continues to expedite the car rental process for time-sensitive corporate travelers by offering counter
bypass and automatic e-receipts as well as car choice – which enables customers to quickly choose their
own vehicles without any paperwork and simply drive away.
National has been the “Official Car Rental Company of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour” since
1994,” and its partnership with the PGA extends through 2011. For more information about National, visit