Europe's Trendy Smart For-Two at Last Available for the U.S. Market

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Smart Cars of America LLC will join with Silica Corporation to facilitate the marketing and sales of the Smart For-Two Passion model for the American driving public.

Belleair, Florida February 24, 2006 -- Smart Cars of America LLC announced today an ongoing discussion with Silica Corporation and its intent to assist Silica Corporation, to promote sales of Smart For-Two Passion models in the United States. (http://www.smartcarofamerica.com)

Silica Corporation is a St. Louis, Missouri automobile wholesaler and distributor and has begun the process to import the Smart Car into the United States by sealing a relationship with a government approved Independent Commercial Importer for the Smart Car.

The Smart cars are acquired directly from Europe and modified to U.S. standards by G&K Automotive Conversion, Inc., of Santa Ana, California; an authorized Registered Importer for the conversion and modification procedures of the Smart For-Two, required by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency.

At this time Silica Corporation's Independent Commercial Importer, G&K Automotive, is the only licensed entity to convert and modify the Smart For-Two.

Silica Corporation, a Missouri based company, chose the 2006 St. Louis Mardi Gras, Grand Parade to publicize its introduction of the Smart For-Two.

The unofficial Smart Car launch takes place on February 25, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. in downtown St Louis, Missouri.

Silica Corporation's participation in the parade will consist of..."Would you believe?" a Red Smart For-Two Passion surrounded by 10 trench-coat clad "Don Adams type" personalities. Last year's parade attracted nearly 400,000 enthusiasts.

The first consignment of the new Smart Passions will be available on or around March 25, 2006, through select dealers in the St Louis, Missouri area and other limited venues.

Each car comes with a 4-year/48,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty. The Smart Car will not appear in the majority of insurance carrier databases.

However, Silica Corporation has found a carrier that will insure the Smart Car.

The Smarts' ingenious style, brand name relationship, when coupled with the enormous increase in fuel cost, has created an eruption of curiosity about the Smart For-Two in the United States.

The Smart has been available in Europe since 1998 and is currently sold in 33 countries.

Due to its limited availability, expense of conversion, shipping, and assorted duties, taxes, and other costs involved in bringing the Smart Car into the US, the US-modified Smart For-Two will be priced accordingly.

The Smart Car will be priced in the range of other in demand and highly sought after cars, such as the Mini Cooper S Convertible, the Toyota hybrid Prius and other, “in short supply” vehicles.

Smart Cars of America LLC, President S. L. Johnston announced that "the teamwork with Silica Corporation will allow us to press forward concerning our strategies to assist in the distribution of all forms of smart transportation."

For additional information on the news that is the subject of this release visit http://www.smartcarofamerica.com.

About Smart Cars of America

Smart Car of America is a comprehensive leader in forward-thinking automotive information. Smart Cars of America - Established in 1999; Smart Car of America created a marketing campaign dedicated to the consumer marketplace for Smart Cars, Electric Vehicles, and Alternative automotive transportation.

About Silica Corporation

Silica Corporation is a St. Louis Missouri headquartered automobile wholesaler and distributor. Their relationship with G&K Automotive Conversion, Inc an Independent Commercial Importer allows them to make these cars available. Cars are purchased directly from European wholesalers, and then modified to U.S. standards.

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