Farmers Insurance And NASCAR Driver Kasey Kahne Unveil Special Paint Scheme To
Celebrate The Company's 85th Anniversary
OLATHE, Kan., April 18, 2013
OLATHE, Kan., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Farmers Insurance employees,
agents and local officials joined Hendrick Motorsports driver Kasey Kahne
today to celebrate a company milestone by unveiling the No. 5 Farmers
Insurance 85^th Anniversary Chevrolet SS. Kahne will drive the special paint
scheme in this Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup event at Kansas Speedway (1 p.m. ET
The special paint scheme celebrates the company's 85^th anniversary and pays
tribute to the first Farmers insured automobile – the 1925 Cadillac Phaeton.
Kahne's No. 5 Farmers Insurance 85^th Anniversary Chevrolet SS will evoke the
joy and freedom everyone feels when they remember their very first car, just
as the Cadillac Phaeton remains a treasured symbol of credibility, longevity
and history for Farmers Insurance over the last 85 years.
"We all remember our very first car," said Farmers CEO Jeff Dailey. "I
remember mine well. It was a 1966 convertible, which I paid $450 for out of my
own pocket, and that was a real stretch for me. I recall lots of things about
that car, but what I remember most is that it taught me the value of hard work
and saving money. It also allowed me the freedom of going where I wanted when
Added Dailey, "All of us at Farmers take great pride in being an important
part of people's lives by insuring their cars, homes and other assets and by
helping them make smart decisions in the process."
"I remember my first set of wheels. It was a red four-wheeler I had when I was
young, and I would race it on a track my dad built in our backyard. Now, I get
to drive the red Farmers Insurance 85th Anniversary Chevy SS at Kansas that
pays tribute to the first car Farmers insured 85 years ago, which is pretty
cool," said Kasey Kahne.
In addition to unveiling his special No. 5 Chevrolet SS paint scheme, Kahne
also visited with employees today for a tour of the Farmers Insurance Service
Operations and Claims Care Center Complex in Olathe, which is the largest
insurance employer in the greater Kansas City area with more than 3,000
employees and agents. Notably, the facility is home to two of the three
Farmers Mobile Claims Center catastrophe buses that enable Farmers claims
representatives and agents to quickly arrive on the scene of major
catastrophes to help customers in their time of need.
"It's great to be here in Kansas City, and spend some time with all the
dedicated employees that help make Farmers the success that it is. I always
enjoy the opportunity to meet with Farmers employees and agents and thank them
for their continued support," said Kahne.
Farmers is inviting everyone to join in the year-long, 85^th anniversary
celebration and, in so doing, to remember their first cars. Fans can play an
online matching game and read first car memories from Kahne and his No. 5
Farmers Insurance 85^th Anniversary Chevrolet SS team; PGA TOUR golfer Rickie
Fowler; band members of Rascal Flatts and more at FarmersRacing.com/FirstCar.
Game winners will be entered for a chance to win signed prizes from Kahne,
Fowler and band members of Rascal Flatts. Rules and regulations are posted
online and the contest closes Sunday, April 21 at 11:59:59 p.m. PT.
A dedicated website, FarmersRacing.com/85Years, features more racing news
oPictures of the commemorative 85^th Anniversary paint scheme of the No. 5
Chevrolet SS that Kahne will drive on April 21 at Kansas Speedway.
oKey moments in the past 85 Years of Farmers paralleled with key racing
oRollout of videos showcasing the behind the scenes transformation of the
No. 5 commemorative paint scheme beginning on Friday, April 19.
The event today at the Farmers Insurance Service Operations and Claims Contact
Center Complex in Olathe is one of many festivities Farmers is conducting to
commemorate its 85^th year of doing business across the country. More than
eight decades after its first insurance policy was sold, Farmers now has more
than 74,000 employees, agents and district managers in the U.S representing
Today, Farmers is among the leading and largest personal lines insurance
companies in the U.S. protecting the assets of more than 10 million
households. The company has a national network of sales agents; and its
employees occupy offices in communities such as Wilmington, Delaware, Davie,
Florida, Austin, Texas, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Oklahoma City and suburban
Kansas City, Portland, Cleveland and Los Angeles. The company's award-wining
corporate training and education center, the University of Farmers, is located
in the Southern California city of Agoura Hills with a satellite campus in
Grand Rapids, Michigan.
To learn more about Farmers Insurance 85^th Anniversary celebrations, go to
Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is a leading U.S. insurer group of
automobiles, homes and small businesses and also provides a wide range of
other insurance and financial services products. Farmers Insurance is proud to
serve more than 10 million households with more than 20 million individual
policies across all 50 states through the efforts of over 50,000 exclusive and
independent agents and nearly 24,000 employees.
The Farmers Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance
Exchange, Fire Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including
their subsidiaries and affiliates, owned by their policyholders. Farmers
Group, Inc., along with its subsidiaries, manages the non-claims insurance
operations of the Farmers Exchanges. Farmers Group, Inc. is wholly owned by
the Zurich Insurance Group. For more information about Farmers, visit its Web
site at www.farmers.comor at www.Facebook.com/FarmersInsurance.
Contact: Mark Toohey
Head of Media Relations
(805) 907-2216 or
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