WARRENVILLE, Ill. (August 26, 2009) – With the 2009 LPGA Navistar Classic right around the corner, Navistar announced that the latest addition to its portfolio of best-in-class vehicle brands, Monaco RV, LLC, will be the presenting sponsor at this year’s golf tournament in Prattville, Ala.
Played at one of the country’s most pristine golf courses, the Capitol Hill Course of Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, and presented by Monaco RV, one of the nation’s most luxurious RV brands, the 2009 LPGA Navistar Classic will take place Sept. 28 through Oct. 4.
“It’s a privilege to be the presenting sponsor for the 2009 LPGA Navistar Classic,” said Kay Toolson, president, Monaco RV. “This is an exciting event that celebrates the exhilaration and enthusiasm of LPGA golf and our sponsorship positions our brand well with fans and followers of the LPGA, many of who may own and operate recreational vehicles.”
A full field of 144 of the world's top women golfers will be competing yet again, as the 2009 Navistar LPGA Classic returns to Prattville for its annual four-day tournament. This is the third year of the tournament and officials have already confirmed that top-rated golfers such as Lorena Ochoa, Natalie Gulbis, Anna Rawson and Se Ri Pak have committed to attend the event.
Ochoa captured the 2008 Navistar LPGA Classic title after defeating Cristie Kerr and Candie Kung in a nail-biting three-way, two-hole playoff. The win represented her 24th career victory. The 28-year-old is currently ranked No. 1 in the world, according the Rolex Women's Golf Rankings.
Navistar will have a full range of commercial vehicles, buses and recreational vehicles on display at the event this year. For additional information about the tournament or to take advantage of a buy-one-get-one ticket offer, go to www.navistarlpgaclassic.com.
About Monaco RV, LLC
Monaco RV, LLC, a Navistar company, is a manufacturer of motorized and towable recreational vehicles. Headquartered in Coburg, Oregon, with substantial manufacturing facilities in Indiana, Monaco RV is dedicated to quality and service and offers innovative RVs designed to meet the needs of a broad range of customers with varied interests. Monaco RV offers a variety of products that appeal to RVers across generations, from entry-level priced towables to custom-made luxury models. For additional information about Monaco RV, LLC please visit www.monaco-online.com.
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce® brand diesel engines, IC Bus™ brand school and commercial buses, Monaco RV brands of recreational vehicles, and Workhorse® brand chassis for motor homes and step vans. It also is a private-label designer and manufacturer of diesel engines for the pickup truck, van and SUV markets. The company also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com/newsroom.
About the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail
Twenty-six world-class courses on 11 sites – 468 holes of breathtaking golf – comprise Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Offered the opportunity to tackle the world’s largest contemporaneous golf construction project, legendary designer Robert Trent Jones, Sr. emerged from semi-retirement to create distinctive courses challenging golfers from first-timers to pros. The RTJ Golf Trail hosts three professional golf tournaments in 2008: Regions Charity Classic, a PGA Champions tournament at Ross Bridge in Birmingham; the Bell Micro LPGA Classic at Magnolia Grove in Mobile and the Navistar LPGA Classic at Capitol Hill in Prattville. For more information on the RTJ Golf Trail, visit www.rtjgolf.com.
Media contact: Steve Schrier, 630-753-2264
Investor contact: Heather Kos, 630-753-2406
Web site: www.Navistar.com/newsroom