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A Hi-Tech Scavenger Hunt Combining Driving Skills and GPS Savvy

July 29,2002 ThalesNavigation, a provider of Magellan® consumer and Ashtech® professional GPS solutions, has announced the call for entries for the Magellan “Ultimate Road Trip” contest. The contest will award one grand prizewinner a spot in a classic on-road experience: “Magellan Presents the 2002 Jaos Adventure Rally.” Anyone can enter the GPS-based rally, which is designed for novices, but Magellan will award one adventurous person an all-expenses paid trip to represent Magellan in the rally. The grand prize is valued at $3,500.

“Magellan Presents the 2002 Jaos Adventure Rally” takes entrants over a diverse course where the coordinates, but not the destination, are known. Because a sense of adventure is a de facto entry requirement, Magellan is seeking one gutsy individual to represent the company in the rally. To enter the contest, individuals simply log on to the “Ultimate Road Trip” contest page on the Magellan Web site, https://www.magellangps.com, and explain (in 200 words or less) a past adventure that merits them a place in the rally. Ten finalists will be selected by an independent review panel and contacted for a final interview to select the grand prizewinner. Each finalist will receive a Magellan SporTrak™ GPS unit.

Magellan presents the 2002 Jaos Adventure Rally” is a hi-tech scavenger hunt that combines basic driving skills with technological savvy, logic and a little luck. Entrants use Magellan GPS units to locate landmarks, where they will be given the coordinates for the next landmark, as well as answers to clues and trivia questions and occasionally a card for a Poker hand. Correct answers, timing and the Poker hand all factor into the overall score to determine a rally winner. This is not a race for time, and the course is designed to take participants over 250 miles at a low speed. In fact, if participants arrive at landmarks too soon, they will be penalized

The Magellan “Ultimate Road Trip” contest is open to U.S. residents, 18 years of age or older with a valid driver’s license. Only one entry per person; multiple entries will be discarded. See complete Magellan Ultimate Road Trip Contest Rules and Regulations for details.