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Ignition Events: Elevating Automotive Media Events

Denver, August 12, 2019

Ignition Events Partners  - left to right -  Jib Venti, Paul Shippey, David Polley, and Chris Cradick

Denver - based Ignition Events, LLC announced today that the company has been re-founded with original owner Paul Shippey alongside automotive event veterans Jib Venti, Chris Craddick, and David Polley. The Denver-based agency will provide the automotive industry with media and public-relations event services in the Rocky Mountain region and beyond.

Ignition Events was originally founded in 2014 with Automotive Media Solutions’ owner Paul Shippey and IndyCar / Formula One driver Justin Wilson. After Wilson’s tragic death from injuries sustained in a crash at Pocono Raceway during the 2015 ABC Supply 500 race, the project was sidelined.

The latest iteration of Ignition Events presents a unique vision and execution of automotive media and lifestyle events. Our team consists of professionals with unique backgrounds in the event space and a combined experience of over 50 years experience creating, managing, and running automotive events. Some of us are military vets, former first-responders, racecar drivers, off-road gurus, and business owners.

Our team has managed events for most of the major automotive brands in the world including: Audi, Bentley, BMW, General Motors, Ford, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Nissan, Rolls-Royce, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo.

Ignition Original Founders Paul Shippey and Justin Wilson

To that end, Ignition Events is in the process of launching its first full-scale event in 2019, combining the height of luxury in Colorado, high-end vehicles, and rugged off-road adventure. This event will set the bar and tone for future events from Ignition, as well as the industry.

“What we are creating is totally different from any other event we have been a part of or what the industry has seen. We are taking every bit of the luxury our clients want and putting it in an adventure setting befitting of our wild west surroundings. We want the journalists and the manufacturers involved to have an experience unlike any other and have a remarkable story to tell. This is what guides the creation of our events.” Ignition Events General Manager David Polley


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