Racing legend Emmerson Fittipaldi
January 25, 2017
Emerson Fittipaldi, the racing legend who has won Indy 500 and Formula One championships is now a brand ambassador for Garia, the Scandinavian golf car brand that has more in common with a luxury car than a typical golf cart.
Garia offers luxury details such as a refrigerator, sport seats, and dual-wishbone suspension, which makes for superior handling and a smooth ride. Fittipaldi says of his Garia, “With everything I know about racing, everything I know about cars, you realize there is big heritage from the automotive industry in a Garia. The grip, the design of the steering wheel, the details on the dashboard, the seats, the comfort. It feels like a car, not a golf cart. And that’s what makes all the difference.”
Anders Lynge, Co-Founder of Garia says, “At Garia we have always taken pride in the quality of our cars. We look to the best luxury cars when designing Garia products, and that is what makes a Garia, a Garia”.
Jakob Holstein, Garia CEO, says “We are honored to have such an esteemed member of the racing community such as Emerson Fittipaldi onboard with Garia. It’s a great partnership as we share the same passion for cars and motor racing.”
Fittipaldi resides in Key Biscayne, Florida an area known for its large golf cart population. “The Garia is perfect for Key Biscayne. I can take it everywhere, even to go shopping. Every family here has a golf cart as a car to use in the community, and I feel safer in the Garia than any other golf car.”
Emerson Fittipaldi drives the 6-seater Garia Courtesy, in a Sapphire blue metallic finish, complete with refrigerator and Oak sport seats.
Garia will be launching an online shop (www.shop.garia.com) which offers their complete lineup of cars available for purchase, including a 6-seater Courtesy model, similar to Fittipaldi’s.
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Fittipaldi’s Garia Courtesy Car Specs:
12” Chrome Wheels
Walnut Sport Seats
Sapphire Blue Metallic Finish
Automotive style shocks and springs
Gloss black rear mudguards
Entry panels in brushed stainless steel
Self-retracting automotive turn signal stalk operating lights, turn signals and horn
Hi/Lo Bi-Halogen headlights, E-mark certified
E-mark certified tail lights
Windshield - automotive safety glass.
Storage space under front bonnet, fitted with electric lock
Flat-bottomed sports steering wheel with hand-sewn black genuine leather
Standard bench seat, oak, walnut or Cherry
Ergonomically placed direction selector
Hot dip galvanized steel frame
Scorecard and penholder on steering wheel
Golf ball and tee holder mounted on dashboard
Two storage compartments in dashboard
Double cup holders for second row passengers. Fitted with rubber grip inserts, for regular and extra-large bottles and cans
Storage room/ice box with lid mounted in dashboard
Digital cluster with all relevant driver information
Removable bin/storage bucket in same material as the seat
Soft-touch automotive style dashboard
Pre-wired GPS power outlet inside dashboard
Off, reverse, neutral and forward gears operated by ignition key
Hydrolink® water filler system
Reverse warning indicator
12 V output in dashboard