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time television news stories have run in the Phoenix market on Fox Channel 10 and local Channel 3 News. The company was again seen in prime time on CBS Channel 5 News and Ch. 3 "On Your Side" with Rich Skidmore. An ongoing public relations campaign inspired numerous print articles including the Scottsdale "Tribune", the Business Journal, and Today's Arizona Woman Magazine.                                   In the March, 2001 issue of Automobile Magazine, a national publication, there was an article about consumer protection and pre-purchase inspections. Featured in that article were excerpts from an interview with Mark Allen, the founder of the Auto Detectives.                                      Mark Allen was also the host of a local Talk Radio program on KFNX 1100 devoted to automotive related issues, consumer protection, and Motor Sports. Listeners heard hot topics concerning Nascar, Indy Cars, and Formula 1. There was also a segment devoted to "What's Happening" around the valley regarding Racing Events, Auto Shows, and Car Clubs. Even motorcycle riders could tune in for news and motorcycle related issues and events in a special weekly motorcycle segment.  The hot radio show, "Weekly Wheels", was so successful that they were asked to move it to a larger station, KCTK AM 960, which was one of the most popular stations in the valley – and was on Sundays from 4 to 6 pm.                                        Mark Allen, the former host of "Weekly Wheels", offers his services to organizations and charities as emcee and host of events. He emceed the Annual Celebrity Waiters Dinner to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at the Scottsdale Doubletree Resort in June 2001. Mark has also enjoyed a close association with prominent charities such as the Make A Wish Foundation, Best Buddies of Arizona, and Cowboys for Kids. And by the way, Mark is available to host or emcee an event Free of Charge!!                                        He emceed the launch of the Gauthier Classic Car Event on Saturday, Oct.20th, 2001 in downtown Scottsdale on Marshall Way and again in 2002 and 2003. This event included 35 rare classic sports and racecars, some worth over $1 million, and was sponsored by Jaguar.  January of 2002 brought a live radio broadcast and booth at the largest classic car event in the world, Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auctions, at West World in Scottsdale. Appearances at the NASCAR Winston Cup Race and the Indy Car Series at Phoenix International Raceway and the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach capped the 18-month run of “Weekly Wheels Radio”.                                           Until recently Mark wrote a weekly column in the Scottsdale Tribune called “The Used Car Detective.” It was seen in the “Motor Market” section every Friday. He left both the Tribune and Weekly Wheels Radio to focus his energies on an online technical discussion board in the Auto Section of the Cox Communications website, AccessArizona.Com, called “Mark The Mechanic”.  This led him to another writing assignment with the Phoenix New Times. The “Wheel Talk” column provided answers and advice to consumers concerning anything automotive related. His smiling face could be seen in the “Auto Buzz” section. Questions could be sent to him

online at www.phoenixnewtimes.com, through the link in “Auto Buzz”.                                            The huge response from consumers regarding both the “Wheel Talk” column and the online discussion board prompted his last endeavor, the “Wheel Talk Multi-Media Consumer Car Forum”. Teaming the Internet and Print Media with a new radio show, “Wheel Talk” which was on Sundays from 4 to 5 pm on NBC Talk 1190, gave the public access to auto information in whatever format they chose! And he conducted a talent search to bring together forty of the best Master Technicians in the Greater Phoenix Area to form The Auto Detectives Team of Experts. The team was composed of highly trained and experienced Master Techs representing virtually every car line! This specialization enabled “Wheel Talk” to provide the most comprehensive

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