Posted by Anthony CarboneApril 24, 2007 at 9:39 am
The Linux Penguin Logo “Tux” has been stuck to the nose of the Panoz/Honda in anticipation of meeting a donation goal. The Tux 500 is an effort to raise $350,000USD in exchange for a Primary Sponsorship + Team Linux name for the upcoming May 27th, 2007 Indy 500 race. As long as their efforts secure $25,000USD, the logos will stay on the car.
If less than 1% of the Linux community donates $1, this will happen!!
So ‘buck’ up and lets get that Penguin roaring!!
What your donations will buy:
$25K-$50K USD: Minor Associate Sponsor: logo appears on the car
$50K-$100K USD: Associate Sponsor: larger logo appears on the car
$125K-$300K USD: Major Associate Sponsor: large logo on car’s engine cover
$350K-$600K USD: Primary Sponsor: logo on sidepod, team name contains “Team Linux”
Prizes for Top Contributors:
The top contributor will be a member of the Pit Crew on Race Day
Two random contributors will get a ride in a two-seater Indy Car
The second highest contributor will get a Linux server or notebook
The third highest contributor will get a video iPod
[Source: Wired.com, Tux500.com, PetersMotorsports.com]