CHROME Specialty Car Insurance Offers Free iPhone App Featuring Quarter-Mile Drag Race

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Classic-car enthusiasts can get into the driver’s seat of a ’66 Mustang convertible and test their skills on the drag strip with the new CHROME Quarter-Mile Challenge Drag Race iPhone app from CHROME specialty car insurance. A classic Mustang calibrated to original specifications, coupled with realistic 3-D graphics and sound, gives users an authentic and entertaining drag racing experience.

For the CHROME Quarter-Mile Challenge, our focus was on fun, but at the same time creating an authentic experience for those who understand how a car like the ’66 Mustang would actually perform in this type of race.

iPhone users can now download the CHROME Quarter-Mile Challenge Drag Race, a free iPhone app from CHROME® specialty car insurance, and hit the drag strip in an original ’66 Mustang convertible.

CHROME specialty car insurance’s first offering was the CHROME iPhone App featuring an auto price guide with information on more than 40,000 models of vintage and classic cars (published by F+W Media), along with other features. More fun than functional, the new CHROME Quarter-Mile Challenge was developed so that users could experience the thrill of virtual drag racing in an authentic classic car.

Equipped with everything a user needs to achieve a personal best time on the drag strip, the CHROME Quarter-Mile Challenge features:

  •      A classic ’66 Mustang convertible calibrated to original manufacturer specifications
  •      Shifting capability with a tap of the screen (over-shifting or under-shifting impacts a player’s time)
  •      Realistic 3-D graphics, sound effects and music
  •      Use of the iPhone accelerometer as the gas pedal
  •      The option to share fastest race times on Facebook

The new app has been available for only one month, but has already been downloaded over quarter of a million times, receiving positive user reviews. CHROME specialty car insurance, from American National Property And Casualty Companies (ANPAC®), is offering the new app free of charge through the Apple App Store.

“When we developed the Chrome iPhone App, our first application, we wanted to provide something genuinely useful for car enthusiasts who have a passion for classic and specialty autos,” said Bernie Gerwel, ANPAC’s Senior Vice President. “For the CHROME Quarter-Mile Challenge, our focus was on fun, but at the same time creating an authentic experience for those who understand how a car like the ‘66 Mustang would actually perform in this type of race.”

CHROME is an acronym that stands for classic, hot rod, replica, original, modified, and exotic vehicles. Special CHROME policy features include agreed value, annual mileage up to 10,000 miles, roadside service and towing options, choice of repair facilities, spare parts coverage, discounts for collectors who insure multiple specialty vehicles, endorsements for vehicles under construction, and personalized service through local agents who offer a continuum of insurance and related services.

“We take a personal interest in protecting what specialty car owners value most,” said Gerwel. “For that reason, our new app is the only type of racing that we can encourage.”

American National Property And Casualty Company is headquartered in Springfield, Missouri. It is a subsidiary of American National Insurance Company (ANICO) of Galveston, Texas. American National Multiple Line exclusive agents offer a combination of life insurance, annuities, property and casualty insurance for personal lines, agri-business, targeted commercial exposures and other services. Multiple Line agents serve individuals, families and business owners. Go to http://www.anpac.com for more information.

This summary of coverages is not a statement of contract. Some coverages may not be available in all states. All coverages are subject to the exclusions, conditions, and requirements stated with the policy. ANPAC and CHROME are registered trademarks of American National Property And Casualty Company. AMERICAN NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY and the AMERICAN NATIONAL eagle logo are registered trademarks of American National Insurance Company. The trademarks may not be used without permission of the respective companies. Apple, iPhone, and App Store are trademarks of Apple Inc.

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