Huntington Beach, CA (Vocus) April 6, 2010
Petrol Eyewear today unveiled the latest generation of its best-selling sunglass, the Monaco, customized to the specifications of IZOD IndyCar Series star Ryan Briscoe.
Now available at http://www.petroleyewear.com and authorized retailers, the Ryan Briscoe Signature Edition Monaco features a translucent ‘smoke’ grey frame comprised of impact-resistant TR-90 Grilamid, Petrol logo icons in Briscoe ‘racing red,’ and Ryan’s signature on the inside temple. The deeply-wrapped, 9-base frame utilizes a grey polarized Petrol Repelium® lens for best-in-class protection from harmful ultraviolet light and dangerous road glare—along with the clarity, scratch-resistance, anti-fogging, anti-smudging and moisture-repelling properties Petrol wearers have come to expect.
“It’s been a great experience working with the team at Petrol, and I think this product is just terrific,” said Briscoe. “The lens clarity and frame fit are amazing, and whether at the track or out on the water, the polarized Repelium lenses are a must.”
A former karting star in his native Australia, Briscoe honed his talents on European Formula 3 and Formula 1 circuits before taking on Grand-Am series racing and later IndyCar. 2009 was a breakout year for Briscoe in American open-wheel racing, as he contended for the IndyCar title all season, collecting three wins and an astonishing eight runner-up finishes.
“Ryan is a fantastic ambassador for our brand, and we are truly pleased to be working with him,” said Terence Scheckter, chief executive at Petrol Eyewear. “He’s one of the most exciting drivers in auto racing today, and has a true appreciation of the level of quality that we strive for at Petrol.”
The Briscoe Edition Petrol Monaco is made in Italy and retails for $150 USD. Each pair comes complete with microfiber cleaning cloth/storage pouch, hard case and gift box. For more information or to purchase, visit petroleyewear.com.
About Petrol Eyewear
Established in 2007, Petrol Eyewear is a manufacturer of premium quality polarized driving sunglasses. Headquartered in Huntington Beach, Calif., Petrol is a subsidiary of TSW, a leading producer of alloy wheels with a 30-year history of incorporating race-inspired technology into everyday driving. Developed by automotive enthusiasts and endorsed by professional race car drivers, Petrol offers superior optics designed to increase depth perception, sharpen vision, reduce eye fatigue, and protect the wearer from harmful UV and high-intensity visible light.